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Rio Autentico Tours

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Axel was fantastic! Our group consisted of 17 guys traveling to Rio for a 4 day bachelor party. I contacted Axel and gave him a general break down of what we wanted to do/experience/eat and he took care of everything else! He was EXTREMELY accommodating...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ryan C
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

We did the half day tour to Dos Irmaos and the narrow streets of favela with Axel. Definitely recommend Hiking up the Mountain forest and seeing the view of Rio from that angle. Just breathtaking!! The tour through the favela was really worth it and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank melissokomosp
Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

I spent a great time discovering Real Rio with Axel, mixing with Cariocas in little markets, favela and lively areas. Definitely the best way to understand a bit of Rio in so little time. Axel is willing to share his passion for Rio and that...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank lilllyyy
Reviewed March 18, 2019

Arriving in Rio from Texas, we were intrigued by the Favelas and wanted to visit one. However a lot of our friends had been telling us that Rio is not safe hence we were scared to venture out on our own. I booked the tour...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank alim58
Reviewed February 24, 2019

We had a great day in western Rio with Vicente. Vicente is a carioca (Rio native) who speaks great French and English! Axel organized this private tour for us at the last minute and it was fantastic. Vicente was super friendly and knowledgable about Rio...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

I have climbed Pedra da Gávea with Axel. Usually this tour is not very popular, but Axel spontaneously organised a tour for me and the view from the top is just outstanding. The hike itself is a bit tricky, the last part involves some climbing,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sina G
Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

We highly recommend Axel and his tours. We did two different tours with him visiting hidden beaches of Rio, hiking through tropical forests and discovering the daily lives of Rio favelas. Axel is an all around great guide: extremely knowledgeable about the different sides of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank maximeftah
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

We had a great experience walking 4 hours with our local guide Leo. I asked a lot of questions and he was well informed, patient, and gave me really authentic answers. Our group met on a Sunday, which was a wonderful opportunity to see Gloria...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sherenajumping
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

We were with Axel for several hours and it was very unusual and great experience. People in favelas were kind and we felt no danger walking around (as we were adviced not to). Axel was a great host. Would recomend it to everybody! Thanks Axel...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sanja J
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Axel is an exceptional guide, very informed and knowledgeable about Rio and its surroundings. fluent in French, English which facilitated our tour in Rio and enhanced our stay. He recommended a memorable place to lunch where we eat the best chicken in town. :)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rosy V
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