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“A great introduction to Rio!”

Rio Urban Exploration
Ranked #271 of 475 Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Type: City Tours, Tours
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1 review
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“A great introduction to Rio!”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

The first thing I did after arriving in Rio was going on the Rio Urban Exploration tour. I turned out to be a very good experience, and a superb introduction to the city – both for holidays visitors and for those who are planning on staying on a longer term in Rio, I can really recommend this guided tour, since you get a overview of the city in only a few hours – both in terms of the history and all the historic sites, cultural centers and museums, local hangouts and nice shopping areas, - many of the places I would definitely like to visit again!
All in all a great day in good company!

Visited April 2013
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RioUrbanExploration, Owner at Rio Urban Exploration, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Thanks for the feedback.
One of the points with our tours - apart from showing the sites and telling the history - is to share essential knowledge about the city for newcomers. So happy you liked it.

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English first
Aarhus, Arhus, Denmark
1 review
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“Rio tour for students”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

As teacher of a danish group of students visiting Rio in November, I can recommend Rio Urban Exploration Tours. Our tour guide Rasmus did an outstanding job guiding us around downtown Rio and the Saara. Our young students benifited from Rasmus´ knowledge of streetculture, music and everyday-life in Rio.

Visited November 2012
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RioUrbanExploration, Owner at Rio Urban Exploration, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
To Risskov Boarding School.

Thanks for a great day in Rio. Your students were excellent and had done their research very well.
We are happy to do more customized tours like this in the future.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Exciting and informative tour of downtown Rio de Janeiro”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

My wife and I live in Rio de Janeiro, but have never taken a proper tour of the exciting downtown area (Centro). When two friends from Europe came on their first visit, we decided to hook up with Rasmus Schack, who organizes the tour and is the founder of Rio Urban Exploration Tours. A Dane, Rasmus is an officially registered guide, who puts a great twist on sightseeing in this amazing city. We walked by all the essential monuments and buildings, while being entertained and enlightened by Rasmus' vast knowledge of the city. Passing through Saara (Rio's bazaar-like district), making plenty of stops at little fun shops pointed out by our guide, and ending our afternoon at the base of Lapa's arches for a well-deserved drink (not included). Tours can be done in English, Portuguese... or Danish (and probably also Swedish and Norwegian, if needed). In conclusion, this is not your average walking tour. It will certainly fulfill your expectations in terms of seeing all the Rio de Janeiro downtown essentials (after all, this is where it all started), but it will show you the area's hidden gems accompanied by a lot of interesting stories. Highly recommend!

Visited March 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Very recommendable Rio city walking tour!”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Our tour guide Rasmus was very knowledgable of both Brazilian history, but in particular also of Rio way of life. He took us on a 3 hour walking tour through Centro, Saara and Lapa in downtown Rio. A great mix of historical sights, modern architecture, street art, shopping and local atmosphere. There is something in this tour for everybody, its very worthwhile for tourists but also for people just having moved to Rio I would say.

Visited March 2013
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