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Rent a Local Friend - Private Tours

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Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 21 8020 3344
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Rent a Local Friend and Live the Local Spirit of different cities. Explore...

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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Fred B is an AWESOME "Rent a local Friend" tour guide. Give him a call for a great experience!

I had a wonderful time with Fred. I am super glad I booked this tour, as without a guide to share the true Rio experience I would have missed so much. Fred was very knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I had a wonderful time with Fred. I am super glad I booked this tour, as without a guide to share the true Rio experience I would have missed so much. Fred was very knowledgeable about the area and the history of so much. His English was great and he was very open to go and see areas that interested... More 

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Had a fabulous day with Andre! He arrived on time and we cycled on hired bikes around Ipanema and the Lagoon. Ended up at the Favela Vidigal. He had a lot of local knowledge and was a lot of fun to spend the day with.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Thank you Sally, you were definitely a great tour guide, your knowledge in Rio taught a lot and showed a lot of things that many haven’t been able to see or hear about. Your love for nature gave an extra boost to all that you wanted show and inform about. Definitely the person to go for as a guide in... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Maria is not only a great guide but also a great friend! As I’m a person who love wine and spirit, a must request from me is to see the best bars in every cities I traveled to. When I started to messaged several person in this website, Maria is the only person replied to me instantly with insight views... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Edu was our amazing guide during our trip to RIO. He showed us all around the City and we saw many of the colorful neighborhoods (even took a motorcycle ride to the top of a favela), beaches, parks (saw the secret waterfalls) and historic sites. It was an unforgettable experience and we highly recommend him. We also used Rent a... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

The local office of Rent a Local Friend was able to reschedule me at the last minute after my original friend became ill. Lais was able to listen to my interests, and quickly put together a fun evening. We found our way by public transport to the beautiful Santa Teresa district. We had a nice dinner in a unique restaurant,... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

My local friend helped me to find neat littles botecos to experience a truly local happy hour. She was a superb translator for all my needs and gave my some valuable tips for the rest of my stay in town. Greatly thankful

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

We arrived on Jan. 23rd 2016 for two days in Rio as part of our cruise ship tour. The second day we spent with Beatriz. After being picked-up right at the harbor, we visited the Favela Santa Marta. The walk through Santa Marta was an experience for itself - we can only recommend it! Towards midday, we made our way... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

Michael knows Rio inside out; he is always on time and very flexible (changing the order of the visiting spots to align with the weather conditions), an excellent driver, and a great companion (excellent communication skills and very, very friendly). He can put together a visiting program/schedule customized perfectly for the tourist's needs. If you want to have a good... More 

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Cerritos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

Maria toured our family around past week in Rio de Janeiro and our experience with her has was wonderful. Her communications before the trip was absolutely flawless. We exchanged emails/Facebook messages regarding our plans in Rio and she gave us the detailed itinerary and suggestions on where to dine. The highlight of our trip was visiting Tijuca National Park and... More 

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