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Rent a Local Friend and Live the Local Spirit of different cities. Explore locals' favourite spots and get authentic tips, behind the touristic scene. Don't be a tourist! Be a local traveler!
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Rua Domingos fernandes, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04509-010, Brazil
+55 21 98020-3344
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Pedro was kind, he has message me days before I started my trip to know mi interests. He was waiting me as planned. He guided me thru Barrio Liberdade, Catedral da Se, Convento e Santuario Sao Francisco, Centro cultural olvidar, Patio de Colegio,Centro Cultural Banco...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank ckeik0
Reviewed February 18, 2018

My interest to Sao Paulo was a ltittle bit special. I am an fotographer and I wanted to get in touch with people, take fotos of them and learn a little bit about their lifes. Because Fernando had time on this day in the evening...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed February 16, 2018

We had a perfect day with Pedro, he showed us places that are not that easy to find on your own, he has a good knowledge of sao paulo history, nice tips for resto and drinks, lots of energy to cross the whole city and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank pietervandenbossche
Reviewed January 29, 2018

I had a great time traveling through Sao Paulo with Alexandre! Although I was on a tight schedule, he literally showed me everything that Sao Paulo has to offer from the Unique Hotel, the Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge, the Sao Paulo Cathedral, the Monument...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Clay R
Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

For 3 days we was with Pedro. He took us to the sights we asked for, and showed us several others of interest. Guided us on what steps to take when alone, and what subway lines to go to other new places. In portuguese or...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank VBFontenla
Reviewed November 17, 2017

I met Alexandre in 2014 during my 6 months' exchange at the University of São Paulo where we both studied. In 2016 I went back and we became good friends. He showed me around, we walked great parts of the city. He told me a...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Kito S
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Pedro was punctual when picking me up for a full day of hiking in the outskirts of São Paulo. Pedro is a very kind, considerate and interesting guide and I had a great time with him. I learned a lot about the beautiful area of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank 134KimL
Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

Giuliano was an excellent guide right through the day. I would highly recommend this tour, especially for a solo traveller.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed August 28, 2017

I tried to book with Hello (Helloara) last weekend. We had good rapport and I was looking forward to meeting her. However, 30 minutes before the meeting she told me my deposit had not gone through and I had not completed the booking. This was...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank kco556
RentaLocalFriend, Gerente at Rent a Local Friend, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Hi kco556, I am very sorry to hear that your friend was a no show. We have updated our website to make it easier for users to navigate. Has your refund been processed? If not, please drop me a line on info@rentalocalfriend.com with your user...More

Reviewed August 22, 2017

It was my first time using Rent a Local Friend and I loved it. I spent a full morning with Kristina (Kika) who walked me through the great Vila Madalena neighborhood. It actually felt like spending a day with a friend. Kristina is a real...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Yun Lily X
July 21, 2018|
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Response from RentaLocalFriend | Property representative |
Hi Yun, having a local to show you Sao Paulo is a great idea. Have you managed to find your friend on our website? If you need any help, please drop us a line. We will be happy to help you find the best local friend for... More
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December 27, 2017|
Response from PedroErnesto |
Hello Hilarian, How are you ? It will be my pleasure to help your family to make an excellent trip. There are 2 possibilities: 1) Hire me as a guide for all cities 2) Hire me as a guide only for São Paulo and I can... More
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