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Martha Vasconcellos - Private Tours in Rio

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-160, Brazil
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Excellent Guide

My wife had been to Rio previously and persuaded me to visit Buenos Aires which she enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Geoff H
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Brisbane, Australia
The Best

It was a pleasure to meet Martha and have her as our guide. She is so passionate about Rio and her... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
Linda S
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Brisbane, Australia
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"Our private tours are completely flexible. A selection of Activities, Vehicles & Professionals. Choose from our suggested itineraries or let us customize a program just for you." - A city full of joy is already waiting for you! -
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“samba bar” (5 reviews)
“fruit market” (5 reviews)
“tour guide” (12 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-160, Brazil
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife had been to Rio previously and persuaded me to visit Buenos Aires which she enjoyed previously but not so much Rio so it was only on an afterthought that we included Rio as well. Our travelling companion after doing a lot of research...More

Thank Geoff H
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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

It was a pleasure to meet Martha and have her as our guide. She is so passionate about Rio and her focus was to ensure we enjoyed our time in her city. Prior to arrival we corresponded over many emails. I had advised her that...More

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

Visiting Rio with Martha is a unique experience. She can adjust to a flexible, free spirit tourist or a stick to the agenda traveller. We wanted not only to see live Rio, but to visit Rio. We were able to visit many wonderful corners, she...More

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Martha V, Proprietário at Martha Vasconcellos - Private Tours in Rio, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Thank you for such gracious, detailed and kind review. Your compliments brings me great joy. Yours always, Martha

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

My husband and I went on a cruise that had a two day stop over in Rio. Although my husband had been to Rio it had been years ago and I had not been at all. We did not want the "herding" experience we knew...More

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Martha V, Proprietário at Martha Vasconcellos - Private Tours in Rio, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Dear "Blue(s)", thumbs up for you, who, despite of such unforeseen situation, made it! I positively believe that the happiness that you attribute to my personality is a reflection of your joy and enthusiasm to discovering our culture and lifestyle. I very much thank you...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

She is very friendly and informative. She has fluent English, intellectual capacity. I am happy to visit rio with guidance of her.

Thank Omer U
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Martha V, Proprietário at Martha Vasconcellos - Private Tours in Rio, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Dear Omer, I can not express my gratitude for the generosity of your actions. All the best, Martha

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Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

I booked Martha long before I got to Rio....she knew what I was interested in and planned my visit accordingly...markets, churches, street food, art and graffiti...not to mention Christ the Redeemer! A lovely afternoon at the botanical gardens and a night out at a samba...More

Thank Karen H
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Martha V, Proprietário at Martha Vasconcellos - Private Tours in Rio, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2017

Dear Karen, I have no words to thank you for such a complete and kind review. It was a pleasure being introduced to Eri, who brought so much fun to our tours. Yours Always, Martha

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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Excellent tour guide. Enthusiastic knowledgeable, friendly, punctual and efficient so that we were able to see all we wanted in a day. (Christ, Sugarloaf, Cathedral, Lapa, Steps....) Also good advice on keeping safe and good places to visit for the other few days of our...More

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Martha V, Proprietário at Martha Vasconcellos - Private Tours in Rio, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Dear Felicity and Huw, I very much thank you for the great day that we had together. It was unique to meet you in Rio Scenarium and finding out that you were also able to make "Garota de Ipanema" Bar. Wishing you all the best,...More

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Reviewed September 30, 2017

This is the second time for me with Martha as a tour guide. The first time was was in 2006 and since, I have been looking forward for the next time. This time we had 6 days tour with Martha, including downtown, beaches, Lapa district...More

Thank Galia G
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Martha V, Proprietário at Martha Vasconcellos - Private Tours in Rio, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017
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Querida Galia, Reencontrar você foi um presente! Mais ainda conhecer sua encantadora filhinha. Sei que tenho uma amiga em Israel....More

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Reviewed July 24, 2017

Martha Vasconcellos provided a wonderful tour and a direct experience of Rio City. She was well spoken and extremely accommodating. Martha inquired regarding what our interests were and she tailored the tour accordingly. We were able to experience the fruit market, walk the beaches, and...More

Thank Melissa M
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Martha V, Proprietário at Martha Vasconcellos - Private Tours in Rio, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2017

Hello Melissa, I very much thank you for choosing me to be your hostess to Rio. Your kindness to writing this review is just about the same as when we were together in Rio. All the best, Martha

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Reviewed June 13, 2017

Martha was simply fantastic. She gave me a personalized tour of Rio with emphasis on the history of Slavery in Brazil. It is not easy to find the sites she took be to as a Canadian with little to no language skills, so her assistance...More

Thank Ian W
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Martha V, Proprietário at Martha Vasconcellos - Private Tours in Rio, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2017

Cheers from Rio, Ian. Thank you such nice words. I am happy to know that I could attend your expectancy and specially being able to introduce you to our culture and happy way of living. Yours always, Martha

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ezfig1
June 15, 2018|
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Response from Martha V | Property representative |
Acabo de ter acesso a esta mensagem. Obrigada por sua tamanha gentileza ao me buscar.
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kimthanh56
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Response from Martha V | Property representative |
Hello Kim, Welcome to Rio! For any reason, I do not arrive to login in TripAdvisor with my personal account, but with my boyfriend's. Yes I am available for that date and could provide a great tour for you seeing all the... More
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