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About Rio Photo Guide
Rio Photo Guide is an incoming agency in Rio de Janeiro that conducts private tours offering its customers a photography service during their tour. Our certified guides/photographers will take you, your family and friends for a unique and unforgettable experience and you won’t even have to worry about taking photos! Your personal photographer will be with you at all times! Get a Photo Tour and take home a digital photo album in high resolution as a great memory of your holiday! Rio Photo Guide embraces the latest innovations in order to ensure maximum enjoyment and insight. We have selected amazing tours where you can enjoy the city’s charm in a safe and pleasant way. Tour options can include helicopter flights, boat trips and train rides, covering a wide range of cultural and adventure sightseeing.
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Customized Private Tour & Photo Shoot with SUV Car - Unlimited Digital Album

Opt for a personalized experience of Rio de Janeiro on a private and customizable photography tour, a perfect introduction for first-time visitors. Traveling by SUV with just your party and private guide, you’ll create your own itinerary of Rio highlights and capture impressive photographs for your online portfolio. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off are included to avoid the stress of finding a meeting point.
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8 hours
from $324.33

Botanical Garden and Parque Lage Tour including Photo Shoot

Visit the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden on this private, 4-hour photography tour. See the historic park with its diverse flora and fauna, plus the scientific research institute and garden trails. Then along with a professional photographer guide, travel to the historic Parque Lage. Wander through artificial caves, have a picnic and enjoy the natural beauty of the trails that lead to Christ the Redeemer, one of the seven wonders of the world. Afterward, receive a high-resolution digital photo album and a printed souvenir photo. Hotel pickup/drop-off included.
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4 hours
from $129.73

Christ Statue and Sugarloaf Private Tour & Photo Shoot - Unlimited Digital Album

Searching for the best shots of Rio? Search no further. Begin this private photography tour with a cable car ride through Tijuca National Park to reach the top of Corcovado Mountain, where standing at 100-feet tall, you'll be awed by the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue - one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Continue the tour with another cable car ride up Sugarloaf Loaf Mountain and Urca Hill Natural Monument, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sweeping views of Rio de Janeiro included, so bring your wide-angle lens.
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6 hours
from $162.17

Private boat tour with professional photography

Discover the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro with a private boat tour. Set sail on the Guanabara Bay from Marina da Gloria and pass by a number of notable landmarks as you take in the beautiful views. Enjoy the day with a professional photographer on board to capture every special moment of this trip as well as learning about the history and culture of the city.
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6 hours
from $1,081.09

Santa Teresa and Tijuca Park Private Tour & Photo Shoot -Unlimited Digital Album

Tour the hilltop neighborhood of Santa Teresa and visit the lush Tijuca National Park on a private 6-hour tour from Rio. Stroll through the historic neighborhood of Santa Teresa, filled with narrow alleyways, town squares and colonial mansions. Continue to Tijuca National Park, the largest urban forest in the world. Learn about the native flora and fauna endemic to the Atlantic rainforest through your guide's informative commentary. Travel round-trip in an air-conditioned private vehicle with a professional photographer to capture images of your adventure. End your adventure with a souvenir photo and a digital photo album on a high-resolution DVD.
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6 hours
from $140.55
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Farhad B wrote a review Jul 2020
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I always dreamed to travel to Rio. But i felt extra blessed when i linked up with Photo Guide Rio. I had the most incredible time with my tour guide, she showed me all the awesome places and informed me the History of Rio and took awesome photos all at the same time!!! Highly Recommended! 🙏
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Vacation220648 wrote a review Mar 2020
Peachtree City, Georgia5 contributions2 helpful votes
Renata was our tour guide/photographer for 4 adults February 2020. We were promptly picked up at our hotel at 7 am and spent 8 hours touring Rio. Highlight was being on the first tram ride up to visit Christ the Redeemer with just a handful of other tourist. Throughout our day, Renata provided us with the history of Rio and drove us from location to location with curbside service. We highly recommend Renata, she was EXCELLENT!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Kyle W wrote a review Feb 2020
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Everything about Renata was perfect. From the prompt pick up to the comfortable ride and guide to the way Renata tried to ensure the pics we had were just of the 2 of us, even though we were in Rio at the busiest time of year, carnival. I would recommend Renata to anyone that wants a nice easy way to make memories without thw hassle.of asking a stranger everywhere you go.
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citygirl28 wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom43 contributions47 helpful votes
Second time in Rio and I learnt more with Renata in a day than I did with any of the other tour guides during my first trip. An exceptionally informative and knowledgable tour guide. Renata is a great person and extremely friendly, making me feel comfortable in her presence which is a necessity when on an all day tour. Being a private tour we were not rushed and able to cram in loads... more than we really should have attempted. Considering the many Brits (and Londoners specifically) we encountered holidaying in Rio, I genuinely can not recommend Renata enough as she is fluent in English. It was like visiting an expat friend abroad and spending the day together. All the stress was taken out of the day as we had a local with us. Little things like parking right next to where we were visiting and exiting the car park like the locals, ultimately saves time (you’ll understand what I mean if you book a tour). Further, I don’t speak Portuguese and although Rio is a friendly place and they genuinely seem to like tourists and will help even with a language barrier, I am often embarrassed to put them to the inconvenience of doing so, consequently going without. But, with Renata by our side to assist, we were able to have a refreshing coconut while walking back down the Selaron steps and when hunger struck, were able to easily ask Renata to double up as our private and personal translator to establish, off menu, what items were/contained, enabling us to grab and go, again saving time by eating on the move. Now onto the second tier of what is offered on this tour. The photography. Wow, Renata is remarkable. We visited places we had previously been (first visit to Rio without Renata) only to find we had merely scratched the surface first time around and had missed so many magnificent spots we didn’t realise existed. An Instagrammer’s dream. We bumped into such people who were highly stressed as they were relying on their partners to take their perfect shot (I could only assume the partners were not professional photographers as they were often there before we arrived and still struggling with the shots as we were leaving). A few days after the tour, we received our photos from Renata. Honestly, I didn’t have the greatest expectations because I don’t like having my photo taken and so assumed there wouldn’t be many of me but was truly shocked at the quality of those taken by Renata. On the day of the tour, I felt hot and sweaty with messy hair and rather tired from our flight etc (generally dishevelled) but to my delight the photos that were sent did not reflect my feelings from the day but instead showed a relaxed person looking sunkissed with breathtaking backdrops and surroundings! This is thanks to the brilliant equipment along with the expertise of a professional photographer who understands lighting etc not us amateurs with phones - no need for filters just great quality photos reflecting your memories of places seen and enjoyed. If time permitted I would have certainly booked Renata to explore different locations but unfortunately was unable to. Apologies for the babbling review but genuinely glad I booked this and can only encourage others to do the same. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Jake R wrote a review Dec 2019
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There are not enough stars for the all day tour with Renata, especially if you want amazing photos of Rio. Bring your walking shoes and listen to your guide and you will accomplish/learn more in one day than you ever could by yourself. Renata is knowledgeable, charming, and eager to make sure you have an amazing time in Rio. Renata agreed to meet with us on short notice, and met us bright and early right outside where we were staying. Too many good things to list. Just take the tour and be glad you did!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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