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“Fascinating, friendly, flexible”
Review of Lisa Rio Tours

Lisa Rio Tours
Ranked #127 of 551 Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Type: City Tours, Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Lisa Rio Tours is a specialist in cultural and private tours, which can be planned individually for our customers.One of our highlights are our "Historical Walking Tours" in small groups.Our main focus is providing an exceptional travel experience for our customers and a particularly close contact to land, people, culture and history.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed February 28, 2012

Lisa was able to accommodate our last minute request for a Rio tour during Carnival, which was the first miracle. When the guide who she scheduled to take us failed to show up in the morning, she came to our lodgings and proposed that she return in the afternoon after her morning tour and take us, herself, on an abbreviated tour. This was miracle #2 and way beyond the call of duty. We were so grateful for her dedication. Following her sage advice, we visited 'SugarLoaf' on our own first thing in the morning, thus avoiding the incredible crowds that build up during the day during Carnivale. Promptly at 2pm, Lisa arrived to pick us up and brilliantly revised our tour to reflect our interests. Somehow she and the driver managed to bring us up Corcovado Mountain to Christ the Redeemer, through the city for an enlightening stroll in the fabulous Botanic Gardens, and finally on an eye-opening walking tour of a favella. She shared so much information about Rio, its neighborhoods,buildings, beaches, people; we felt like we had spent a week not an afternoon with Lisa. She was truly knowledgeable about her city and also a friendly and fun person to spend time with. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Thank pegitas
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

We were fortunate to have Lisa Rio Tours assign Martín as our guide for Colonial Rio and Santa Teresa. He is fluent in Portuguese and several other languages and his ease in communicating with other Brazilians in historical monuments, churches, restaurants, markets and plazas greatly enhanced the value of this insightful tour. With his guidance my wife and I were completely at ease in negotiating the streets, plazas and byways of downtown Rio de Janeiro, which can otherwise present certain challenges. We enjoyed his informative comments on the historical and cultural aspects of Colonial Rio. He was interested in us as people and even the small talk during lunch was informative and delightful. Following lunch we explored Lapa and then Santa Teresa by private car. This was a private walking and motor tour which began with a pleasant ride on the city's metro, thereby avoiding the heavy Carnaval-week traffic and saving time, and ended with transportation by private car to our hotel in Ipanema. We are experienced travelers who usually see sights on our own but we could never have seen and learned so much in Rio without Martin's wonderful tour. Thank you, Lisa for assigning Martín for this tour.

Thank onceeljoven
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Reviewed January 11, 2012

We were fortunate to get Lisa at short notice and we had a wonderful day around Rio. Most impressive was Lisa's knowledge of the history of the areas we visited which made the trip really memorable. She took to us to unusual and interesting places. She showed us interesting shops where we got exactly what we were looking for and in places at a fraction of the cost of the tourist areas.

All in all I would thoroughly recommend Lisa Tours for families and business people looking for a professional tour that can be customized around your time and interests.

We visited Sugar Loaf, Seleron's Stairs, Corcovada, Copacabana, Ipanema and many areas in between.

Thank connecteddale
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Reviewed December 30, 2011

My wife and I arranged in advance of our visit for a 6-hour custom tour of Rio, in which we could visit Corcovado and Sugarloaf plus other attractions in the city which Lisa would recommend. In addition to avoiding the lines at Corcovado and Sugarloaf, Lisa gave us a wonderful tour of Rio which included both well-known and not-so-well-known attractions. Lisa met us at our cruise ship exactly on time with a small van and driver,and her price for the tour was reasonable. Lisa herself is a delightful lady - very knowledgeable about Rio and very friendly.

Thank Jack J
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

My wife and I booked four private tours of Rio with Lisa Riotours. Lisa was friendly and very informative and the tours to Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Tijuca forest, the beaches and the center of town were brilliant. Rio has a reputation of being dangerous for the unwary. A multilingual expert with an in-depth knowledge of the town meant that we didn't worry about safety !

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