Rio Love Story
Rio Love Story
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Rio Love Story is a local Tour Operator in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with a complete portfolio of tours, experiences and transfers. Our goal is to provide our clients unforgettable experiences in Rio de Janeiro, Búzios, Ilha Grande and Paraty. Our local, fun & experienced guides speak English, Spanish and Portuguese. See our Website for all our offerings and much welcome to Rio, the Marvellous City.
Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Danielle Carpenter
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Tavi is very Passionate about being a tour guide and his enthusiasm comes out when he talks. You can tell he takes pride in what he does and loves it!! We met him a few days after arriving in Rio when we did the 30 minute panoramic helicopter ride. He met us at our accommodation with the driver. He asked us several questions making sure we were comfortable and asked if we had we been on a helicopter ride before. The helicopter ride went over some beautiful beaches, sugar loaf mountain, Christ the redeemer and Tijuca rain forest. Amazing views!!! He gave us many recommendations on what to do and what restaurants a to go to while in Rio. The next day we went hang gliding from Pedra Bonita where we landed on São Conrado Beach which was incredible!! The views were breath taking!! One of the coolest things I’ve ever done. He always looked at the weather then would tell us the best days to do our tours. He showed us pictures of Pedra do Telegrafo and we asked him if he could arrange a tour for us. Tavi told us the best day to go to Pedra after looking at the weather forecast. He picked us up at 3:30 a.m. so could arrive before anyone else got there and get great pictures of the sun rising. He brought us some local fruits a for a snack. Tavi was very considerate asking if we needed breaks as we were hiking up in the dark and had brought flashlights for us. It was quite hot and humid. He took some pictures of me which was really nice. After the hike Tavi took us to a nearby beach so we could get a some more pictures and cool off in the water. It was absolutely gorgeous!!! The last tour I did with him was a boat tour in Arraial do Cabo know as the Brazilian Caribbean. Tavi arrived to pick me up at 4:15 a.m. He was always on time which I really appreciated. We drove a couple hours with the driver before arriving in the small fishing village. Tavi had arranged for us to take a less crowded boat as the party scene isn’t really for me. It was really helpful to have someone who speaks great English to be able to translate to the locals for me. Our boat left at 8:00 a.m. we did 3 different stops. The water as crystal clear, apparently one of the beaches is the 2nd best beach in Brazil. I snorkeled and saw lots of fish and a few jelly fish.. Tavi was kind to take some pictures of me once again. We grabbed lunch and he made sure they had vegetarian options a for me which was very thoughtful. It was a perfect day for pictures, snorkeling and to see the awesome beaches!!!
Written February 2, 2020
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It was a great pleasure doing all the tours with your in Rio Daniele and I hope we see you here again.
Written February 5, 2020
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Robert D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We took four or five tours with Tavi. We loved how enthusiastic he was about each tour. He was very knowledgeable and if he didn’t have the answer he knew exactly who to ask. We would definitely recommend him to anyone and if we come back Rio we will definitely look him up ourselves. Thanks Tavi
Written January 31, 2020
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Thanks a lot for choosing Rio Love Story Robert and I hope to see you back to Rio again.
Written February 1, 2020
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Elano1957
Minneapolis, MN19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
In December, we had two days in Rio at the end of a cruise. We thoroughly enjoyed the half day tour with Tavi. His knowledge and passion for Rio was infectious. We saw the main sights as well as areas we requested to see. Tavi went above and beyond what we expected. The following evening, he took us to the samba school, which was the highlight of our time in Rio. It was an incredible experience, not to be missed. He was also very helpful in arranging a private transfer from Rio to Paraty with an excellent driver. The four of us agreed that Tavi is one of the best guides we have had in our travels around the world. Not only is he passionate and knowledgeable, but he is a kind and fun person! We highly recommend doing any tour with Tavi.
Written February 25, 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind words and it was such a great pleasure to do some fun things with you here in Ro.
Written February 26, 2020
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Sabrina L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The hike up the Dos Irmaos was amazing and we got a lot of background information on the nature and parks in Rio. We also got a different perspective of live in the Vidigal favela and a lot of information on the favelas in general. Thalles was very knowledgeable and easy to listen to. Most importantly, we felt safe all the time. Would 100% recommend!
Written May 24, 2023
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Murilo Lippi
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
My gf and I had an wonderful afternoon with Tavi. He has a lot of knowledge from Rio and its tourist attractions. Besides of that is a lovely person, very carefull with us and a shower a really good mood during all the the tour.

I definitely strong recommend Tavi for show you around Rio city.
Written January 6, 2020
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Murilo, thanks for coming on the Dois Irmãos Hike tour with me. I had a great time.
Written January 18, 2020
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mees
Melide, Spain1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
With Rio Love Story I saw a lot of Brazil in a short amount of time. We have been to Ilha Grande, Buzios, Paraty and of course Rio de Janeiro.

I would like to thank Tavi for this amazing experience.
Written March 4, 2022
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Juliana S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
We did the Two Brother Mountain hike with Tavi, going thru the Vidigal community. We started early to to be able to catch the sunrise from the top. The meeting point wast at the end of Leblon beach, "Posto 12", from there we walked 10 minutes, by the sea shore, to get to the entrance of the Vidigal community. When we came to the entrance of the Vidigal Community we had the option to go up to the trail by van or a "moto taxi". Once up on the trial the views to the top where fantastic and the nature spectacular. Up on the top we had a 360 view of Rio and Tavi explained the whole layout of the city and the different curiosities. Tavi really is a great guide who gives you a first class treatment and knows so much about Rio de Janeiro.
Written October 28, 2016
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soddi
Oakville, Canada30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We went on this tour and we were very pleasantly surprised as we were the only group of 4, which ended up being a private tour with us and our friends. We were greeted at our hotel lobby the morning of our tour by our guide.. Tavi.. he was fantastic and we had a very comfortable ride to all the tours throughout the day. The driver was also great and made sure we were all comfortable throughout the day. This is a very long tour but you pretty well see all the best sights all in one day. We had a delicious lunch served in a small local restaurant with great staff, good food and very cold beer.. which was much appreciated as it was a very hot afternoon. All the sights were very easy to access with our guide and no waits in line ups. Tavi spoke English very well and was well informed about culture. We also felt very safe and did not feel and anytime insecure. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is visiting Rio. Thank you to Tavi and his Driver (Yuri) for a fantastic tour!!
Written March 2, 2020
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Thanks a lot for coming on the Big Five Rio tour. It was a great pleasure.
Written March 4, 2020
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Ronelle
Durban, South Africa20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Traveling with my husband and two teenage sons, I knew that I would need to plan something for everyday as teenagers get bored so easily.

I first contacted Tavi via email mid November and we have been communicating ever since. He was so helpful and answered any questions that I had, making me feel more at ease and excited for our vacation. We booked all but one tour through Tavi and it was the best decision I made!

The day after we arrived Tavi took us on a Favela tour. What an amazing experience! Our driver, Bruno, is a favela resident and added to the authenticity of the tour. The favela tour was safe and informative with the most spectacular views! We finished off with a delicious lunch at a hotel in the hilltops of the favela.

The next day we did a Rio day tour which took us to all the sites one goes to Rio to see. Ya I came to our hotel that morning to make sure that we were collected on time for the tour and didn’t encounter any problems. He truly went over and above what was expected of him and we were grateful that we were in such good hands

The day after, we had arranged through Tavi to do a night stay in Buzios complete with transfers, accommodation and boat tours in Buzios and Arrial do Cabo. This was truly the highlight of our vacation! Everything was so perfectly arranged, from our transfers with Yuri to our accommodation in Buzios with Eduardo and Valeria and the most spectacular B&B , where they welcomed us with open arms, made us feel so comfortable and we became fast friends! For the entire duration that we were in Buzios, Tavi stayed in contact via WhatsApp, checking in on us from time to time

Buzios and Arrial do Cabo are both breathtakingly beautiful and a must do when in Rio!! You will not regret it!

Tavi’s love for Rio, advice to travellers and the wealth of knowledge that he has about things to do is unmatched (even recommending shows and restaurants etc) I felt like I had a personal in Rio who wanted me to fall in love with Rio... and we all did.

Thank you Tavi or being so professional, for listening to our needs, and for becoming a friend 💗
Written December 16, 2018
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Hi Ronelle, I am so happy that you like Rio and that me and my team helped you here. All the team told me they had a great time with you and your family and so did I. Thank you so much for your preference and hope to see you next time you visit the Marvellous city. /Tavi
Written December 17, 2018
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StellarSTL
Singapore, Singapore6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Tavy was our guide and everything was perfect. He's passionate about his city and history and he's really interested. Thanks we really had good time !
Written November 1, 2018
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Thanks so much Estelle and hope to see you next time you visit.
Written December 17, 2018
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