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rio tour guide

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rio tour guide

A first-class tour guide in Rio is Martha, martha.guideinrio@globo.com. We took two four-hour tours in the city, one with a car and driver (which she supplied) and the second a walking tour of downtown. Both were excellent. She is a professional, licensed guide with an thorough knowledge of the city. You can set up your own destinations or she will suggest some. Her tours are also reasonably-priced compared to some others or the tours of the cruise ship which we were on. Highly recommended.

Lion

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Thank you for posting, but please note that it would have been much more helpful to have posted a trip report with your impressions of what you saw as well.

There are many one-time posters (OK, you put 2 like recommendations on different threads) who come on the forum only to tout some guide and who all sound exactly and tiredly the same. The wording is even the same in every one, as if they were all written by the same ad agency----just insert "name of guide" here. (Do these guides hand out some pre-printed card for all clients to copy?) No difference amongst them---posts or guides.

Posters who have spent some time, asked questions, responded, made known their likes, dislikes and personalities--and then enthusiastically contributed along with making recommendations---IMHO, are the ones to heed, such as luggageinhand:

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We will be in Rio in January. How was Martha's English. We recently had a poor experience in Europe with a Trip Advisor suggested guide. She was very nice but her English made it difficult. Would you share where she took you and how much she charged? thank you.

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We arranged a full one day Rio tour with Martha Vasconcellos on Valentines Day, 2009. All 28 of us were from the Carnival Splendor on her positioning voyage around South America. Started corresponding with her in July 2008, and set up an itinerary in 4 quick e-mails.

She is a fully licenced, youngish, Carioca who is in love with her Rio. Her English is wonderful; knowledge of history, politics, economy & culture is vast; and her ability to be flexible is second to none! Satisfying 28 cruisers of varying nationalities could have been tough; but her friendly demeanor & quick decisionmaking produced an exciting, meaningful experience. E.G.: Our tour took place the week before Carneval, so we visited the Sambadrome where preps were being made for the Big Event the following week. On the way to Ipanema, the roads were blocked due to an impromptu parade of young people. Martha immediately had us join the parade - a once in a lifetime experience! A lovely tour, with a lovely guide!

You can reach Martha via e-mail: MARTHAGUIDEINRIO@GLOBO.COM She may be on a tour, so be patient. She will be worth the wait. Feel free to contact us for more info.

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