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“Very professional”

ViaCopa Tours - Day Tours
Ranked #235 of 487 Tours in Rio de Janeiro
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

My girlfriend and I purchased the Corcovado and City tour and were very happy with the outcome although for some reason it was cheaper to order the tour through the hotel front desk than to call the company directly. The bus came to the hotel and picked us up. It wasn't an overly large bus (seated around 30) so the experience was not impersonal. There were at least three different languages being spoken on the bus and our tour guide was able to speak all three (although I think Spanish may have been just because it is close to Portuguese) and she made a point to converse with everyone in their native tounge. The trip allowed for ample time at each attraction to view the area and snap photos so you didn't feel like you were being hearded around the tour. They even made time for some unplanned stops like a photo op when a troup of spider monkeys wandered onto the roadside or the stop for an area below the clowds so that we could get photos of Rio that wern't available at the top of the mountain. The tour guide was even kind enough to provide us imformation about Rio to help us plan the rest of our trip. when I asked her about a tour to Sugar Loaf she said that the mountain was only a six minute walk from our hotel, saving us a good amount of money and ensuring that we will continue to use their services whenever we are in Rio.

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Reviewed July 6, 2012

I also went on the Rio Express tour. Great circuit of the city with stops at the city cathedral, Corcovado & Christ the Redeemer statue and the sugar loaf to top it off. I took the afternoon tour, we were on the Corcovado by dusk & the sugar loaf just after sunset. Magnificient. Wholly recommend booking the tour for the first day of your Rio trip to gain some perspective on the city. Just a little more detail on history & significant sites would have be good, but on this particular tour the guide was flat out catering to 3 different languages.

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Reviewed May 25, 2012

I am very disappointed of the guide. He basically took us to the various places without giving us too much information, i.e. history, stat. etc. If you want someone to provide you with information of the places, you will be disappointed. They simply provide transportation and a guide to lead us to the places. Find another tour company.

1  Thank tuitai
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Reviewed May 5, 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed my tour with ViaCopa tours. I did the RioExpress afternoon tour with Oswaldo. I was alone and a little nervous about doing a tour, but Oswaldo immediately set my mind at ease as he and the driver arrived promptly at 2:15 to pick me up at Mar Ipanema. The bus is relatively comfortable, air conditioned, and Oswaldo speaks English very well. I, along with 4 other couples, toured Corcovado, the Cathedral, and, perfectly timed with sunset, Sugar Loaf mountain. We had anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour at each stop, and the tour lasted 5 hours. I left the bus feeling a sense of awe at the sights I had seen, and, I must admit, a sense of sadness at leaving my new friends! The length of the tour was perfect for me, Oswaldo seemed very knowledgeable about Rio and spoke just enough (not excessively though!), and I felt the value was good. By the time you spend money on cab fares, entrance fees, being frustrated by language barriers, etc, you're better off taking the tour!

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Reviewed January 31, 2017
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