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Rio Smile Tours

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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About Rio Smile Tours
Patricia Leopoldino is the founder and main Tour Guide of Rio Smile Tours, online company created since 2013, and available to offer a wide variety of Private Guided Tours and unique experiences all over Rio de Janeiro city. Enjoy personalized attention while visiting some of Rio’s most popular attractions — like the Christ Redeemer Statue, Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Maracana Stadium — as well the hidden gems. Customize your tour and learn about the Brazil culture and traditions from your local guide, whichever you prefer certain that your tour will be filled with exclusive opportunities offered only uncover hidden secrets and highlight historic charm during the available daily or night tours.
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Customize Your Perfect Day In Rio (Private Tour)
Choose between 4 or 8 hours an Exclusive experience led by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Tour Guide, who will hop-off the vehicle with you at each stop and walk you through the attractions to provide the most complete insights. Focus on one area or select any number of popular (or not so popular) attractions like: Christ Redeemer Statue, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Selaron Stairs, Tijuca National Park or the Historic district. This tour is customizable. If you have already visited Rio before, you can talk to your Tour Guide and completely change your tour according to your needs and your requests, the tour can focus on history, architecture, scenic views, food, art, beaches, and much more.
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4 to 8 hours
from $213.00
Rio by Night | Bars Circuit (Private Tour)
Let us introduce you to the nightlife during your stay in Rio de Janeiro city, where you will explore by foot with your local guide, during 2,5-hour tour. This tour fit for all ages over 18 years old and you will find a wide variety of talented musicians playing live Brazilian Samba music in one of many bars that you will visit during into the best of Rio's nightlife.

This tour is designed to give you an opportunity to taste the best of our artisanal beers or shots of Cachaça (typical Brazilian drink made from sugar cane) from US$ 3 per drink, also typical bar appetizers and street food from US$ 4 the dishes, where is extremely popular so be sure to try some of the outrageous combinations recommended from your local guide all available to purchase. 
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $100.00
VIP Tour of Rio: All Inclusive (Private Tour)
An Exclusive experience led by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Tour Guide, who will hop-off the vehicle with you at each stop and walk you through the attractions to provide the most complete insights. Learn about the history of Rio de Janeiro City and about each neighborhood that you visit along the way. All entrance fees, priority access to some attractions, Brazilian steakhouse lunch with buffet and round-trip private transportation are included.

On your private tour, you will visit Rio's main attractions and exciting monuments including:
- Christ Redeemer Statue by Mini van
- Sugar Loaf Mountain by Cable car
- Brazilian Steakhouse Lunch buffet (Rodízio)
- Metropolitan Cathedral
- Selaron Stairs
- Panoramic beaches ride – Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana beaches
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8 hours
from $200.00
Morrinho Project & Favela Walking Tour (Private Tour)
The Favela Walking Tour is a local experience will make you look Brazil with another point of view. Since 1997 the project Morrinho was installed in the Pereira da Silva favela to “challenge the popular perception of the Brazilian favelas”, showing that the favela is an area of great cultural and social wealth, not only violence. The project reproduce in miniature the favela scenario using bricks and other recyclable material, created by children and young people of the Pereira da Silva community.

During the waking tour you will meet the resident guide and gain insight into the challenges these communities face and learn how even through such difficulties the people of the favela are able to smile and welcome visitors.

Ending the tour with visit to the Morrinho project where the founders will tell the history who has already traveled the world through smaller reproductions that were taken to exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and Venice, as well as visiting cities throughout Brazil.
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2 to 3 hours
from $100.00
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

Patricia was fabulous, a great day seeing Rio for the first time. Completely flexible and generous with her knowledge thank you for showing me your wonderful city ! I'll be back....More

Date of experience: December 2017
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riosmiletours, Proprietário at Rio Smile Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Dear, Thank you so much for sharing your travel experience you had with me as your Private Tour Guide. I hope you travel to Rio de Janeiro again soon and be sure to let me know if there is anything I can help you with....More

Reviewed August 9, 2018

If you're heading to Rio, scheduling a tour with Patricia from Rio Smile Tours is a MUST! My daughter and I visited Rio in early July and went on a day tour of Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain and a bbq lunch hosted by...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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riosmiletours, Proprietário at Rio Smile Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Dear Mia, Thank you for taking TripAdvisor to write such wonderful review! I truly appreciate your kind words about my guiding services. Please come back and visit Rio again I would love to continue making travel dreams come true for awesome travelers like you. Thanks...More

Reviewed April 10, 2018

We planned our days in advance and a group of us booked with Patricia. This was an excellent choice. On Day 1 she was at the cruise terminal to meet us when we disembarked from our ship and we spend the whole day visiting the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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riosmiletours, Proprietário at Rio Smile Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Hi Caryll, Firstly I would like to thank you for taking your time and leave me this great 5-star review! I'm so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay in Rio de Janeiro city and please let me know what I can do for...More

Reviewed March 18, 2018

Patricia is awesome!! She is warm and lovely and will make sure you have a wonderful time! She knows her city inside out and showed me around with joy and enthusiasm. We visited all the stunning sights of Rio including Christ, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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riosmiletours, Proprietário at Rio Smile Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Hi Jay, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this excellent review! I'm so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay in Rio de Janeiro city and please let me know what I can do for you in the future. You...More

Reviewed January 10, 2018

For us biggest advantage of tour with Patricia was her flexibility and ability to accommodate our needs. We spent two days in Rio with her on a private tour and every day was probably 6 times more productive then following days with the group. She...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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riosmiletours, Proprietário at Rio Smile Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Hi Steven Firstly I would like to thank you for taking your time and leave me this great 5-star review! I'm so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay in Rio de Janeiro and share your travel experience with other travelers. Please let me...More

Reviewed December 5, 2017

Thanks a lot Patricia! Great trip in Rio de Janeiro to cristo redentor, sugar loaf mountain and maracana stadium!More

Date of experience: November 2017
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riosmiletours, Proprietário at Rio Smile Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Hi Dear, Thank you so much for sharing your travel experience you had with me as your Private Tour Guide. I hope you travel to Rio de Janeiro again soon and be sure to let me know what I can do for you in the...More

Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have traveled the world, one of our best and most exciting family trips was to Rio de Janeiro, the trip was made extra special by our guide patracia, she was amazing! Always keeping our safety number one, she took us to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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riosmiletours, Proprietário at Rio Smile Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Dear Mr. Tate, Firstly I would like to thank you for taking your time and leave me this great 5-star review! I spent a great week with your family group and I'm so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay in Rio de Janeiro...More

Reviewed July 11, 2017

Our Santa Marta Experience with Patricia turned out to be one of the best highlight in Rio. She spoke perfect English and very patience throughout the whole experience. We felt safe the whole time while we in the Favela, had some amazing encounter with the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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riosmiletours, Proprietário at Rio Smile Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

Hi Maxtion, Thank you so much for sharing your travel experience you had with me as your Private Tour Guide during Favela Santa Marta Walking Tour. Keep in touch I hope you travel to Rio de Janeiro again soon and be sure to let me...More

Reviewed January 16, 2017

We were a family of 5 from Canada, here to board a SA cruise starting from Rio. We decided to arrive a bit earlier for a pre-cruise stay in Rio. Normally, when I travel with just my wife, I just research online and explore on...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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riosmiletours, Proprietário at Rio Smile Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2017

Thank you for your comment! It was a pleasure to share the best of my city and you are always welcome to visit Rio another time. Best wishes, Patricia Leopoldino

Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Patricia is very friendly and knowledgeable as a tour guide, she can basically meet all your requirements to make your trip unforgettable. Night tour was awesome in Lapa, strongly recommend!

Date of experience: January 2017
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riosmiletours, Proprietário at Rio Smile Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2017

Thank you for your comment! It was a pleasure to share the best of my city and you are always welcome to visit Rio another time. Best wishes, Patricia Leopoldino

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