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Luis Darin Tour Guide In Rio

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Address: Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana 876, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22060-002, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 21 99168-8150
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Flexibility is the key word on the tailor made tours I provide. I’ll help...

Flexibility is the key word on the tailor made tours I provide. I’ll help you to create your own tour itinerary, so you can see the places you want, the way you want to see them. I was born and raised in Rio and I’m quite fluent in English and Spanish. For the past ten years I’ve been working as a private tour guide in Rio.

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A great way to see Rio and learn about Brazilian Culture

We spent two days with Luis in Rio, a week before the Olympics started. He had established our interest in Photography, wildlife and food markets and tailored the trip... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent two days with Luis in Rio, a week before the Olympics started. He had established our interest in Photography, wildlife and food markets and tailored the trip accordingly. Very highly recommended, thank you Luis Angus and Cordelia Lamont

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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Luis was great. We were 4 couples that wanted to see the sites of Rio in one day (which is impossible of course). We loved how well we could understand his English!!! and he is very knowledgeable about the city. Yes, we could have done Christ and Sugar Loaf on our own, but with him we were able to learn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Luis is knowledgeable, and you learn more than just seeing the major highlights of the city - you learn a lot about the culture as well. Luis taught us so much about Brazilian culture, from the people to the food, to the lifestyle. We ate breakfast at a farmers market, strolled through Santa Maria, a neighborhood full of culture and... More 

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

My sister and I hired Luis Darin for a full day in Rio. We both agreed that it was the best day of our trip and we highly recommend Luis as a tour guide. When Luis picked us up, we did not have the day planned, but he listened to what we liked and then planned our tour as we... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Before leaving Australia Luis asked us what experiences we were seeking - his knowledge and passion for his city allowed him to develop a two day experience never to be forgotten. We wanted to do the "must sees" such as The Christ and Sugarloaf but the rest - history, culture and food we left to him. We could not have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Whenever you are in a new place, it is nice to get a local perspective. However, when you don't speak the language, a good tour guide can save you headaches, hassle, and make you feel like you aren't missing out. Luis used his know how to navigate the priority lines (this saved time and alone was worthy the money) and... More 

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localtourguide_rio, Owner at Luis Darin Tour Guide In Rio, responded to this review

Hi J. Monique C. Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure for me to guide you in Rio. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to exceed your expectations in order to deserve a 5 starts evaluation. I take that as an incentive to keep improving my services, always seeking to enhance the tour experience and provide the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

If you desire beautiful sites, views ,a love of culture and country you need to request Luis' service. Luis took the time to show my son( who's 18) and I a great 3 day tour during one of the most hectic time in Rio, during the Olympics. We fell in love with Rio and its culture based from our experience... More 

Thank Dionn C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Luis is an awesome tour guide. He accommodated all our needs and made our trip to Christ the Redeemer, St. Theresa, Escadaria Selaron and even got us a table at an excellent restaurant in Rio. The tour was very informative and the service was excellent. Luis provides different options and he makes the tour enjoyable. Thank you Luis for a... More 

Thank Nk B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

I was in Rio with my niece for the Olympics. I wanted to see some of Rio so we spent a day with Luis. The day is one I will always remember. My niece loves monkeys and Luis was thoughtful enough to pick up some bananas at the market to feed to the monkeys at the Botanical Gardens. We have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We visited Rio in February. Luis gave us a day tour of Rio. Luis picked us up from our hotel in Barra de tijuca in the morning. He was early, but i think we were late! Sorry Luis! Luis is a great guide, his knowledge of Rio is extensive, and apart from the sightseeing, it was great to learn about... More 

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The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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