We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Private Driver/Bodyguards Necessary?

Which Rio de Janeiro hotels are on sale?
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
See hotels
Naples, Florida
Level Contributor
408 posts
37 reviews
Save Topic
Private Driver/Bodyguards Necessary?

Good evening,

I have clients that will be spending two nights in Rio before going on a cruise, staying at the Sofitel Copacabana. With everything being written about the city being unsafe, they are wondering if they need a private driver-limo service or perhaps even a bodyguard while out. They will be on guided tours both days with their evenings free. Looking for a Churrascarria (sp) in the vicinity, and also possibly a rooftop restaurant/bar for a great view of the city.

Thanks

Philadelphia...
Destination Expert
for Rio de Janeiro
Level Contributor
18,350 posts
23 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Private Driver/Bodyguards Necessary?

All they need is a taxi.

Porcão Ipanemais a churrascaria operating on the rodízio system. It's one price for all you can eat (dessert and drinks are extra). Porcão has four additional restaurants in Rio de Janeiro, including Flamengo, Barra da Tijuca, Niteroi, and Ilha do Governador.

http://myde.st/KW76l9

http://bit.ly/64SmQr

Fogo de Chão churrascaria:

Av. Repórter Nestor Moreira in Botafogo

T: (55) 21-2279-7117

The restaurant offers a view of Sugar Loaf.

http://bit.ly/Zu42RA

http://bit.ly/11kEaGH

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Destination Expert
for Rio de Janeiro
Level Contributor
4,522 posts
81 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Private Driver/Bodyguards Necessary?

Just stick to cabs and I'm sure the hotel concierge can easily hail one for them.

Naples, Florida
Level Contributor
408 posts
37 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Private Driver/Bodyguards Necessary?

Thanks so much for your prompt replies. They will be happy to hear that cabs are fine, and I've read good things about Porcao. I will make reservations!

Have a wonderful evening!

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Destination Expert
for Rio de Janeiro
Level Contributor
4,522 posts
81 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Private Driver/Bodyguards Necessary?

You're welcome ;) Hope they have a great time!

Naples, Florida
Level Contributor
408 posts
37 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Private Driver/Bodyguards Necessary?

Its on my list as well, so it was great to research. Looks amazing!

6. Re: Private Driver/Bodyguards Necessary?

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This post was determined to be inappropriate by the TripAdvisor community and has been removed.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

Our staff may also remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. Thanks for being a part of the TripAdvisor travel community!

Removed on: 12:05 am, February 26, 2014
Naples, Florida
Level Contributor
408 posts
37 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Private Driver/Bodyguards Necessary?

Sounds wonderful!

8. Re: Private Driver/Bodyguards Necessary?

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 12:19 am, February 27, 2015