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Rio Photo Tours

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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About Rio Photo Tours
Discover and experience the best of Rio de Janeiro city through the eyes of a local professional photographer on an unforgettable private photography tours. Rio Photo Tour is a wonderful opportunity for amateurs or professionals photographers meet the city and discovery non-tourist areas of Rio de Janeiro guided by a local photographer.Get inside Rio's forests, street markets, historical places, navigate on the coast, see diversity and friendly people of Rio, discover new points of views and capture memorable shoots from the one of most beautiful cities in the word.
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Rio Photo Tours - Half Day Customised Private Tour (4 hours)

Discover and experience the best of Rio de Janeiro City on unforgettable private photography tours. Rio Photo Tours is a wonderful opportunity for amateurs and professionals photographers or enthusiasts to meet the city and discover non-touristic areas, new points of view and capture amazing photos from one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Each tour is tailored according to the specialty or the preferences of the client. It doesn't matter what kind of photography you want, or which kind of experience you seek, we are going to make it happen.

Our guide is a professional photographer that will show Rio from an original approach out of traditional tours, offering an unforgettable experience.

Make a deep dive into the Carioca's culture. Come and see cultural events, live music and a lot of attractions that a regular tourist can't find on traditional city guides.

*We provide Car with Driver, for more safety and fast logistics.
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3 to 4 hours
from $385.14

Rio Photo Tours - Full Day Customised Private Tour (8 hours)

Discover and experience the best of Rio de Janeiro City on unforgettable private photography tours. Rio Photo Tours is a wonderful opportunity for amateurs and professionals photographers or enthusiasts to meet the city and discover non-touristic areas, new points of view and capture amazing photos from one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Each tour is tailored according to the specialty or the preferences of the client. It doesn't matter what kind of photography you want, or which kind of experience you seek, we are going to make it happen.

Our guide is a professional photographer that will show Rio from an original approach out of traditional tours, offering an unforgettable experience.

Make a deep dive into the Carioca's culture. Come and see cultural events, live music and a lot of attractions that a regular tourist can't find on traditional city guides.

*We provide Car with Driver, for more safety and fast logistics.
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7 to 8 hours
from $577.71
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Ian wrote a review Feb 2020
Falkirk, United Kingdom11 contributions23 helpful votes
Without question this is the way to see the best of Rio. My wife and I had a full day with Rodrigo and his driver. Both were fantastic company and made us feel at ease from the outset. Before we got to Rio, Rodrigo corresponded with me to ensure that we got to all the places (off the beaten tourist track) we wanted to photograph and match these with our photographic styles. This made the day even more pleasurable rather than being faced with unproductive and uninspiring staged set-ups. Rodrigo is an accomplished photographer and knows the best location to match your style but will not take away the creativity by setting up your shots; he lets you get on with it and enjoy the experience but will provide expert advice if asked. I mainly shoot landscapes and architecture, but in addition we managed to fit in traditional samba, street markets, the Selaron steps, churches, restaurant life and even a spectacular trip into the Tiradentes Palace. The finale of the tour was sunset over Rio from Niteroi after exploring the area around Niemeyer’s art museum. Put this on your bucket list; it is the place where the locals go to view this spectacle and Rodrigo helped us to get the best spot with some fabulous results. We got picked up and dropped at our hotel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle with water provided. It is worth mentioning that we felt completely safe with Rodrigo. Rio has a reputation, but he knows all the areas and asked us to put away our equipment so that we did not attract unwanted attention. Our holiday had many, many highlights; the experience with Rodrigo and Rio Photo Tours is at the top. If you are looking for a special photographic tour experience don’t look elsewhere…you will be disappointed if you do. I cannot recommend highly enough.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Rodrigo R, Owner at Rio Photo Tours
Responded Feb 11, 2020
Hello, Ian and Sue! I ´m so glad that you enjoyed our photo tour, you two were an amazing company and we had a great time together. Thank you so much for this valuable review, this makes my day. Hope to see you again someday in Rio or in Scotland. Wish you all the best and keeping inspired for your photography. Cheers from Rio!
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iPhototraveller wrote a review Dec 2019
Vancouver, Canada82 contributions58 helpful votes
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Why take a tour with Rodrigo? If you just want to go to well known tourist places like Corcovadao, Sugarloaf Mountain or Copacabana, then there are other less expensive tours that will do or you can just take a virtual touristic tour on the Internet. However, If you want to experience the real Rio, interpret and capture your own unique impressions of the city then Rodrigo is your ideal guide. Rodrigo is a photographer and understands that photographers do not want just record shots or narcsissistic selfie shots but rather images that reflect a place and the photographer and tell part of a story or journey For me, I wanted to capture some of the everyday lifestyles in Rio, Some parts of Rio are potentially dangerous and so it is essential to have a photographer/guide like Rodrigo that knows Rio and where to go for photography and to keep clients safe. We went to the Selaron steps, a local market selling all sorts of things from food to clothing, several places where unique groups of musicians where playing for they own enjoyment and for the locals, and a park where a group of dancers and drummers were practicing for the Carnival - all off the beaten tourist track. Rodrigo is a versatile photographer and does everything fro landscapes, architecture, people and impressionistic images - so you just need to advise him what your photographic style and interests. As far as I can tell, Rodrigo does not do set-ups for others to copy but takes you to laces that offer opportunity for self expression and interpretation I have been in photography for more that 40 years and highly recommend Rodrigo
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Riophototours, Owner at Rio Photo Tours
Responded Dec 15, 2019
Hey Robert, thank you so much for your words, this is one of the best reviews I have for sure. You really describe very well the kind of service that I provide. I'm very glad that you enjoyed the photo tour I build for you and the most important thing is to know that you did great shots. I really appreciate the photos you post especially the carnival group ones, I'm sure you have much more! All the best for you and Charlotte, and I wish you a lot of inspiration to keep shooting great photos. Salutes from Rio!
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814beverleyc wrote a review Oct 2019
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I had two days with Rodrigo and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of them. I had very specific things I wanted to see and photograph in Rio and Rodrigo tailored the tours so that I could see everything (and more!!) that I wanted to see. Right from the very first email with Rodrigo he was very friendly and very helpful and made lots of suggestions as to how I could fit everything in over the two days. I could not recommend Rodrigo more highly as his knowledge and passion about Rio as well as photography made the tours an experience of a life time that I will treasure for ever.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Riophototours, Owner at Rio Photo Tours
Responded Nov 3, 2019
Hi Beverley! I'm so glad that you had a great experience in Rio. Thank you so much for your words and I'm looking forward to seeing your photos, I'm sure you did amazing shots. All the best! Cheers from Rio Rodrigo Romano
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Madeline G wrote a review Jul 2019
Sydney, Australia56 contributions60 helpful votes
My husband and I loved our photography tour with Rodrigo. We had the most fabulous holiday in Rio but the day that we spent with Rodrigo and the driver Miguel was the best. From the very start Rodrigo was impressive. He asked what we wanted to see and customized the tour to suit us. We got to see some amazing places during our eight hour landscape tour. The sunset especially took our breath away. We have the most beautiful photos and memories that will last forever. I can highly recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in photography that wants to see the best of Rio. Thank you Rodrigo for an amazing experience.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Riophototours, Proprietário at Rio Photo Tours
Responded Jul 13, 2019
Hi Madeline! I'm so glad that you liked our Photo Tour experience, was a nice day that we spent together. Thank you so much for your words and looking forward to see your photos on IG! All the best for you and Maurice. Cheers from Rio!
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colleensparis wrote a review Jan 2019
Paris, France68 contributions11 helpful votes
Thank you Rodrigo and Miguel! Three full days in Rio; saw areas with Rodrigo during two full days (12:00-20:00) we would not have thought of visiting and seeing through the lens. Rodrigo focuses on what you the photographer wants to photograph; and he shares photo tips. Time is allowed that would not be possible on a regular guided visit. The restaurants both days were local and excellent (off the beaten path). The third day, Rodrigo gave us a restaurant tip and because Miguel spent two days with us already, was back as our driver for the third morning as we set out on our own. Both Rodrigo and Miguel speak English. Rodrigo's correspondence with us pre-voyage was full of details; he was up front and honest to what we could do together or on our own; our schedule was adapted to want we wanted. We were so busy with photography, we missed a couple of museums because they closed at 17:00. No problem we were there for the landscape and the atmosphere and we found it! Great way to orient your visit.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Riophototours, Owner at Rio Photo Tours
Responded Jan 18, 2019
Hi Colleen, thank you so much for the review, I'm very glad that you had a great experience in Rio. You and Erik were such a great company during the tours. Hope to see you two again in Rio. Cheers! Rodrigo Romano - Rio Photo Tours
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