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Tour Rio de Janeiro your way, with a private car and driver, during this fully customizable tour. Choose the landmarks and attractions that you want to visit, such as Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Selarón Steps, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the city's famous beaches. Learn about the food, language, culture and history of the city and its inhabitants from your informative local guide while you explore. Round trip transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle is included.
Tour Rio de Janeiro your way, with a private car and driver, during this fully customizable tour
Choose the landmarks and attractions that you want to visit, such as Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Selaron Steps, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the city's famous beaches
Learn about the food, language, culture and history of the city and its inhabitants from your informative local guide while you explore
Enjoy the flexibility and personal attention that comes with a private tour
We were delighted with our tour and would definitely do it again! Marcelo Elias with Be Free Turs was our contact and made sure we had the perfect vehicle to accommodate us and my wife's wheelchair. Our cruise disembarkation was delayed 3 hours while the port authority reviewed EVERY health record pertaining to the new CoVid 19 pandemic which was in its early stages. Our guide and Marcelo's partner, Rafi was so patient, waited, never losing contact. He then made sure we maximized our experience for the remainder of the day. We had so much fun...Sugar Loaf (the clouds parted for us) was unbelievable. Christ the Redeemer was socked in so we didn't see it that day. The true highlight was going to the "school" to see the floats and costumes. The day was just magical and made easy with Marcelo and Rafi. Thanks Be Free Turs.
Wonderful in every way. It was just my wife and me. We were picked up on time and had a great day. Our guide, Silvio, was absolutely outstanding. He is very knowledgeable about the city, its history and all the sites. We learned a lot while spending as much time as we wanted at each site. In addition to Silvio we had a driver so that there was never a parking problem in that he just waited for us or came back for us when Silvio called him. Also, I had a lot of communication before the trip and always had my questions answered promptly. I highly recommend this company and Silvio, you will be well taken care of and have a great experience.
I had only one day in Rio and luckily this turned into a fantastic day. I was staying a little out of the way but everything was easy to work out with the guys. On the day it was like being collected by good friends to see the sites. They found out exactly what I knew I wanted to see and then added their suggestions. If you want a tour totally catered to you, you will have an incredible time. If you can afford it, take the skip the line options so you have the time to see even more.
The Rio City tour was interesting and I saw the main tourist spots...amazing views of the city and beautiful Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. I felt the guide could have provided more information/stories of the area's history and uniqueness, as I had to ask a lot of questions. Generally, it was a good tour but I think it could be more dynamic and exciting to provide some specific unique sites that are known more to locals with some enthusiasm for the opportunity to show off your prideful spots. Also, the price of the tram,entrance fees,etc. should be included in the price as it was pretty expensive in comparison to others I did in nearby countries.
Although I am not happy we could not provide the best experience in Rio, it's always good to have a feedback so mistakes can be corrected. Providing not only historical information but also trivia is an important part of the tour so I will talk to your tour guide to understand what happened.
Regarding the Christ and Sugar Loaf tickets, the reason why we don't include them in the price is the flexibly of our itinerary. We don't want customers to pay for something that, if they don't want to visit, they won't use.
Again thanks a lot for your comments and review. If you come again and give us a chance I promise you'll have an unforgettable experience.
Take care ! :)
The guide Rafael was excellent and very interesting about the city. He was punctual and the driver Marcel was very helpful too. Rafael and Marcel took us to Sugar Loaf Mountain and several other highlights which we would not have managed to do on our own in the limited time we had before boarding our cruise ship. We had booked a "skip the queues" Christ the Redeemer visit which we could not do as the weather was too bad but this was not their fault and we could not go and do this another day as we only had that one. It was very disappointing for us as it was to be a highlight of our holiday but nobody's fault.
Marcel was waiting for us when we came out of the cruise terminal, exactly as planned. He was an excellent guide and we really enjoyed our day with him. We started at 8 am and went 1st to the sellaron steps, onto Table Mountain, then to Christ the Redeemer, a nice drive into the forest to see the waterfall and a little trip to Copacabana beach to finish off. The tour for the three of us was really good value. Having Marcel plus a driver make sure we got to everywhere we wanted in the short time we had. Skip the line tickets are so worth it! We had to change the date of our tour and Marcel was excellent in rearranging it. Contacting him via WhatsApp was extremely convenient. So, I recommend the tour and if you can get to myself as your guide then even better.
I do not usually write reviews but this tour was excellent and great value.
Marcelos, as our driver, and Rafael, as our guide, made a great team. They went to a lot of trouble to ensure that we had a great experience during our one day in Rio de Janeiro. They showed great time management and flexibility in maximising the itinerary, especially in view of restrictions in the city center due to street parties and road closures.
I have no hesitation in highly recommending this tour and this team.
These two are fabulous! Great hosts for seeing Rio!
, Feb 2020
Fabulous! Marcelo and Rafael were tremendous hosts. Very knowledgeable and passionate about their city. Planned the day well taking into account weather and lineups. Consulted us as to what we wished for lunch and gave us options for the remainder of the day after Redeemer and Sugar Loaf visits. They arranged a tour of behind the scenes of the Samba which was great!! Would do the day again with them!
We had a very short time in Rio. Only 3 days. Our flight got in early morning and hotel check in in the afternoon. So booked this tour with airport pick up and hotel drop off. Marcello was very responsive , arranged tickets ahead of time Our guide Silvio and driver Thiago were very friendly and professional. We asked for help to pick up our sambadromo tickets toward end of tour (obviously not part of normal tour ) and Silvio did help to navigate the otherwise confusing process , getting us in and out in a relatively short time. We get to see main attractions , transport from airport to hotel , ticket pick up with friendly locals. Highly recommend