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Rent a Local Friend

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22795-009, Brazil
+55 21 98020-3344
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Had a wonderful time with Lucas!!!

I meet Lucas in Flamengo, where we went to a nice restaurant for food and drinks. After two hours... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Sara-Koller
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Munich, Germany
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Fabulous guide!

My partner and I were elated to have Michael as our tour guide for 3 days on our recent trip to... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
MiamiBeachFrank
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Miami Beach
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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!
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22795-009, Brazil
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I meet Lucas in Flamengo, where we went to a nice restaurant for food and drinks. After two hours we almost got lost in really good conversation, that we forgot time ;). After an evening city walk through Flamengo we joined his friends in Botafogo...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

My partner and I were elated to have Michael as our tour guide for 3 days on our recent trip to Rio! Michael is an expert on his magnificent city. He is truly interested in making sure you love Rio as much as he does....More

1  Thank MiamiBeachFrank
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

I hired Michael to show my 3 sons and I around Rio in Feb, 2017. We communicated via WhatsApp prior to our visit and Michael picked us up promptly from our hotel at 7.30am, in his smart 4x4. It was so worth the early start,...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

In my case, I wanted to get some Yoga, Samba and Awe-Inspiring hiking in. Checked the box on all of them, but truth be told, the entire experience was so much sweeter than I ever imagined. Emma is super bright, beautiful and spiritually gifted woman....More

1  Thank SeaplanesinParadise
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Michael, from toursbylocals, is a delight. We communicated many times by email before arriving in Rio and he planned a perfect day for us to Sugar Loaf and other city sights. It was Carnival and absolutely crazy with road closures and tons of traffic. He...More

1  Thank roamerNewYorkCity
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Emma was an absolutely amazing host when my cousin and I came to stay - she showed us all around Rio and took us along to the best blocos during Carnaval! Emma is so much fun and extremely kind and generous with her time. We...More

1  Thank Priya M
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

I could not recommend Emma enough for rent-a-friend. Apart from her being fluent in English and Portuguese, which was very helpful when trying to book appointments, restaurants, etc., she is super sociable and just lovely!! She instantly made me feel at home. During our stay...More

1  Thank cpidgeon
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

I could not have wished for a better trip to Rio! Emma was so knowledgeable, welcoming, kind and generous with her time! Not only was I able to visit many sights, hikes, restaurants and bars around Rio, Emma also provided fantastic recommendations for my future...More

1  Thank Anna R J
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

We had a great time with Mari. Before we arrived She helped us decide where to stay, and showed up at our hotel right on the dot on the day, took us all over the city in her car. She loves her city and went...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Rent a Local Friend is a very good site for people looking for guidence in new cities. PIERRE SILVA DE SOUZA is the guide I found in this site for a short trip in Rio Centro. He is very attentive first of all and promply...More

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