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About Rio Love Story
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.
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Big Five Rio Attractions Private Tour with Tickets and Lunch Included

Rio de Janeiro is home to world-famous landmarks, natural wonders, and vibrant neighborhoods. Discover it all on this private tour with an itinerary that takes in five of the city’s most memorable attractions. Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado hill, ride the cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, and take in the views from Vista Chinesa in the Tijuca Rain Forest. Plus, visit Parque Lage and explore the Santa Teresa neighborhood, home to the colorful Selaron Steps.
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8 hours
from $178.59

Rio Icons Private Tour: Christ Statue, Sugarloaf, Santa Teresa, Selaron Steps

In this tour we will visit 4 of Rio’s main icons ( Sugarloaf Mountain, Selaron Steps, Santa Teresa Historical Neighbourhood, and Christ the Redeemer Statue. These icons are chosen because of their cultural heritage importance and because they give you the best experiences and photos.

We will pick you up at your accommodations in a private and comfortable transport, along will be a fun Rio Official Guide to explain to you all the curiosities and to facilitate the experience.

We aim to have fun and leave you with great memories and photos. Our Official Guide can pass the public ticket lines at the attractions, so you have more time enjoying them and less time in lines.

Your private group can be up to 17 ppl.
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4 hours
from $113.90

Samba Lessons at a Carnival School

- See a Carnaval rehearsal at the first samba school in Rio de Janeiro ( founded 1928 )
- Understand about its different components of a Carnival Samba School such as the master of drums, dancers, and flag bearer
- Know what Carnival is all about and it's history
- Receive a mini lesson of the basic steps of Carnival Samba
- Admissions ticket included

This is a public cultural night tour, so you will have the opportunity to get to know other fun travellers and locals.

Available every Friday until Carnival.

We will meet at the steps/entrance to the church Nossa Senhora da Paz (or Parish Our Lady of Peace) in Ipanema, that is right in front of exit A (Joana Angélica) of the Subway station with the same name Nossa Senhora da Paz (the subway ticket to the Samba School is included).

There is no Subway after midnight, so we will leave the samba school by taxi or Uber at an additional charge. We can try to ride share. Uber to Copacabana/Ipanema is about 25 Brazilian Reais.
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3 hours
from $49.00

Private Van Transfer GIG International Airport To or From Rio de Janeiro

You will be welcomed at your flight exit gate by a friendly and professional Certified Guide, who will be waiting in the arrival hall with a sign with your name on it for ease of contact. The guide will help you with your luggage and guide you to a large and comfortable van. There’s no need to worry about flight or customs delays as we use flight tracking system, so even if your flight is delayed we will be there to meet you. So relax or focus on your important meeting, as we will get your to your destination efficiently, comfortably and safely.

- The vehicles can easily accommodate up to 10 persons and 10 midsize suitcases
- The driver will have all the details he needs about your flight and destination and will drive you to your final destination.
- Ride in a high-end van vehicle that is comfortable and equipped with air-conditioning
- Certified English speaking Guide on-board

Transfers are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.
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40 to 60 minutes
from $113.05

Early Bird Sunrise at Pedra do Telegrafo - Private Tour

In this Early Bird Experience we will avoid the long lines , which can be up to 2-3 hours, at the famous Pedra do Telegrafo, so you can take your time at the rock and hopefully get amazing photos. From the rock, on clear days, you have an amazing sunset in the horizon, and we will help you with the most recommended poses.

We will pick you up at Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon or Barra da Tijuca at 02:30am, in a private and comfortable car, and along will be a Rio Official Certified Local Guide who has much experience hiking in the area we will visit.

The hike is mostly easy with some parts of moderate difficulty.

On the way back we can also make a 30 minutes stop for swimming, if you want, at one of 2 amazing beaches in the area; either at Prainha Beach or Grumari Beach. We will drop you off again at your accommodations around 8-9am.
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6 hours
from $220.00
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Kevin Yanes wrote a review Nov 22
Nutley, New Jersey6 contributions1 helpful vote
After months of planning, my family and I were able to finally make it to Rio! Tavi arranged airport transportation for us, and we had our private tour of Rio during our time there. We were able to check out the Metropolitan Cathedral, Lapa Arches, the Selaron Steps, the iconic Cristo O Redentor, lunch in Santa Teresa, and finished off at Sugarloaf Mountain. Tavi was in frequent communication with us during our time in Rio, and made sure we were safe and comfortable during our tour. Definitely recommend Rio Love Story for anyone coming to Rio!!!!! Thank you again Tavi!
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ZenKirstin wrote a review Oct 2020
Vienna, Austria8 contributions7 helpful votes
Do not miss the opportunity to experience the unique landscape and breathtaking beauty of this region of Brazil. Our tour guide, Rogerio, was the most knowledgeable and professional one I have ever had - and I have been a lot of places. He taught us so much about the flora and fauna and all the facts were narrated in compelling story form. Rio Love Story really knows how to show you the best places. Our accommodation was perfectly clean and comfortable at all times. The food completely exceeded my expectations and Tavi and Rogerio took us to some unforgettable restaurants. Safety, security and our health and well-being were clearly a priority for our wonderful hosts. I cannot thank Rio Love Story enough!
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Date of experience: October 2020
Response from tavinoren, Owner at Rio Love Story
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much Kirstin for your kind words and we loved hosting you on this adventure.
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Greenhouse S wrote a review Oct 2020
Catangnan, Philippines2 contributions
Great trip! Well planned, organized and more wildlife than you can shake a stick at! The accomodation was rustic but clean with hot water showers and everything you need to be comfortable. Tavi and Rogerio are wonderful guides and had a vast knowledge of the local flora and fauna. I would highly reccomend taking this trip and I will send all my friends on the same adventure if they are visiting Pantanal! AMAZING!
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Date of experience: October 2020
Response from tavinoren, Owner at Rio Love Story
Responded Oct 21, 2020
Thanks a lot Andrew for coming on this adventure with us. It was a pleasure hosting you.
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SorbusAucuparia wrote a review Oct 2020
Huddinge, Sweden5 contributions
We really enjoyed the well organized trip. A good mix of animals in Pantanal and waters in Bonito. The way the fazenda São Fransisco in Pantanal went out of their way to make sure we saw the best of the wildlife was amazing. And we got to see jaguars 🐆, ozelots and ant eaters as well as a selection of the beautiful birds of Pantanal. Bonito was also an extraordinary experience with the fish floating in clear water. I cant wait to order my next trip from the agency Rio Lovestory.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Response from tavinoren, Owner at Rio Love Story
Responded Oct 20, 2020
Thank you so much Birgitta for coming with Rio Love Story.
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Heather R wrote a review Oct 2020
Cusco, Peru8 contributions
Traveling with Rio Love Story to Pantanal and Bonito was the most wonderful experience! We visited two incredible locations in Brazil with everything taken care of. We had the best tour guide - Rogerio Alves, who speaks beautiful English and was always willing to help us with whatever we needed. He is extremely knowledgeable and taught us so much about the nature and wildlife in Pantanal and of his hometown, Bonito. The pousadas we stayed at were lovely with amazing food and tons of animals, which is exactly what we came for. It was the perfect escape and we only wish we had extended our travels for a few more days. Thanks so much to Tavi who provided us with ongoing information prior to our trip, ensuring we were prepared. Highlights include the Boca da onca waterfalls hike, snorkeling in Barra do Sucuri, the morning and evening safari, piranha fishing next to caymans, and of course, the pousada where we stayed that made us feel right at home with full access to their bar by the pool. Thank you for the memories!
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Date of experience: October 2020
Response from tavinoren, Owner at Rio Love Story
Responded Oct 19, 2020
Thanks so much Heather for coming on this nature adventure, it was a great pleasure hosting you.
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