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Rio Smile Tours

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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About Rio Smile Tours
Rio Smile Tours offers private, customized tours of Rio with a personal licensed tour guide, for singles, couples, families and small groups. Matching your personal interests and style of travel. Our goal is to be your best experience and guide choice in Rio!
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Tours and Tickets by Rio Smile Tours

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 $49.41

Private VIP Tour of Rio de Janeiro with All Inclusive

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:
- Ride through Tijuca's National Park to access the peak of the statue of Christ the Redeemer
- Sugar Loaf Mountain by Cable car
- Brazilian Steakhouse Lunch buffet (Rodízio)
- Metropolitan Cathedral of San Sebastian
- Selaron Stairs
- Panoramic beaches ride – Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana
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8 hours
from $246.50

Favela Walking Tour & Morrinho Project

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 $25.53

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 $135.46
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dwandmea wrote a review Jan 2020
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My wife and I booked Patricia for our two day cruise ship visit to Rio. The whole experience was wonderful. She was responsive to my emails and provided an itinerary that suited us and took account of the very busy period we were there. Over the two days we saw and learned much, much more than would have been possible if we had taken a group tour or travelled independently. We saw everything we had wanted to see and more, avoiding most of the crowds, and we weren’t taken to see anything that didn’t interest us. Patricia speaks good English and is lovely company.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from riosmiletours, Owner at Rio Smile Tours
Responded May 17, 2020
Dear Firstly I would like to thank you for taking your time and leave me this great 5-star review and I'm so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay in Rio de Janeiro city. I do take pride in catering to our travelers needs the best way I can. Regards from Rio, Patricia Leopoldino
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shonese l wrote a review Dec 2019
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As a first time visitor to Rio I was excited to see all that the city has to offer without having to be in a large group. My friend and I opted to do a private tour with Patricia as our tour guide. I can without a doubt say that my experience would not have been as great as it was without Patricia, she is friendly, personable and professional and also has some photography background so my photos are great! With her years of experience and insight, she was able to give us good advice e.g. getting a very early start to get to Christ the Redeemer before the cruise ships docked (not one for very large crowds, so I appreciated not being flooded by the masses from the cruise ships). She explained the history of the various sites which added to the experience. Patricia arranged for a driver to take us around the city. As two females, my friend and I felt safe and thoroughly enjoyed our time. As an adventure seeker, I wanted to go hang gliding. Patricia was able to assist in arranging the hang gliding with a pilot who was equally amazing and even waited with me until my uber arrived so he could be sure that I was safe. Thank you Patricia, you really made this an enjoyable and memorable experience, I will definitely reach out when I return for carnival!.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from PattyLeopoldino, Owner at Rio Smile Tours
Responded Dec 10, 2019
Dear Shonese, 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, hopefully during Carnival. I would love to continue making travel dreams come true for awesome travelers like you. Thanks again, Patricia Leopoldino
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Scenic74705 wrote a review Sep 2018
Australia4 contributions
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....
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Date of experience: December 2017
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Response from riosmiletours, Proprietário at Rio Smile Tours
Responded Oct 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. Kind Regards, Patricia Leopoldino
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MDBlank wrote a review Aug 2018
Daly City, California7 contributions3 helpful votes
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 Patricia from Rio Smile Tours. The tour kicked off pretty early (7 a.m.) but it was well worth it! We were first in line at Christ the Redeemer and had first class experiences throughout the day due to Patricia's excellent organizational skills, knowledge and expertise of Rio. We will definitely go to Rio Smile Tours first for site seeing and local expertise on our next trip to Rio. I highly recommend you take time to tour with Patricia at Rio Smile Tours!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from riosmiletours, Proprietário at Rio Smile Tours
Responded Aug 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 again, Patricia Leopoldino
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Caryll15 wrote a review Apr 2018
Bournemouth, United Kingdom5 contributions
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 highlights of Rio. On Day 2 we went to the Imperial city of Petropolis where we learnt something of Brazilian history as well as getting away from the extreme heat of Rio and seeing something of the countryside. Patricia is an excellent guide, very friendly and knowledgeable. I will certainly be in touch with her if we ever visit Rio again.
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Response from riosmiletours, Proprietário at Rio Smile Tours
Responded Aug 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 you in the future. You are always welcome!
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