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“Only Way My Young Family Was Able To See Rio”

Rent a Local Friend
Ranked #138 of 537 Tours in Rio de Janeiro
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Rent a Local Friend and Live the Local Spirit of different cities. Explore local's favorite spots and get authentic tips, behind the touristic scene. Don't be a tourist! Be a local traveler!
Reviewed December 16, 2012

I brought my family with me on a business trip and Alex was the perfect guide for the days when I was working. I previously had great experience with Rent a Local Friend in Sao Paulo and Brasilia so I felt secure booking them for my wife and daughter. I did spend the first half day with them, just to make sure. After that, Alex showed them the landmark attractions as well as local ones. He was extremely flexible and understanding as plans often change with a 2 year old is in tow.

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Reviewed May 21, 2012 via mobile

We were in Rio in May for a week and were fortunate to have Adam to guide us around for a day. It was really fantastic! We caught buses and travelled like a local in Rio which is exactly what we wanted. The weather was bad (cloudy and raining lightly) but Adam was able to make the best of it and show us around quite efficiently. Adam is involved with a few projects in a particular Favela and was able to show us inside. The work he is doing is just fantastic and inspirational! Everyone must see this! He even helped us after the tour and was able to recommend us bars and restaurants for the remainder of our stay. Best value for money!

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Reviewed March 19, 2012

We visited Rio de Janerio in December 2011, just before NYE and arranged for myself, partner and parents (who were visiting Rio for the first time) to spend the day with Ricardo. Organising the day was easy and Ricardo was always quick to respond to our queries. We spent the day seeing things that even I had not seen before (even though it was my third visit to Rio). He was most accommodating in taking us where we were keen to go and also happy to suggest places that were not so easy to get to. When my partner was a little ill, Ricardo was also happy to help out and try a few local medical centres. Overall, a highly enjoyable day was had by all thanks to Ricardo's knowledge and professionalism. Highly recommend spending the day with Ricardo if you've never been to Rio before and even if you've been several times before!

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Reviewed December 6, 2011

Our guide Fernanda was patiently waiting for us at the cruise port after docking an hour late. She arranged for a private driver and that really helped us see as much as we could in the amount of time we had. Rio is a beautiful city along with the beaches. It was our favorite stop in Brazil. Fernanda rode with us up Sugar Loaf and we learned so much information about the mountain and the whole city. We would recommend this tour and Fernanda.

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Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile
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