I rarely leave reviews, I will make an exception this time because our experience with Rio Love Story, and Tavi, was so good it warrants a few words and a recommendation for others to consider when in Rio.
We had the opportunity to go to Brazil for a friend's wedding, we decided to stop by Rio for three days prior to the wedding. We were 7 people in total and decided to engage in a guided tour to see Rio. Before leaving the US we booked Rio Love Story and the Big Five Tour. Tavi, the principal owner of the company, was accommodating from the first email we sent. We ended up asking Tavi to pick us up from the airport, added another tour to fill a second day as well as take us back to the airport. If this does not summarize the excellent service we got from Tavi I am not sure what will.
Tavi was 100% committed to us having fun and enjoy Rio, his attention to all the details, and his ability to be flexible, given the weather conditions and our type A personalities, with all of us asking for different things :-) along the way, I know was a challenge for him, but he stuck with us and made everything seamless, perfect and a lot of fun.
Tavi loves his job and Rio so much it is no longer a job for him but a vehicle for him to meet people and have fun with them.
So if you are in Rio and want to make a friend while visiting the city, call Rio Love Story and connect with Tavi :-)