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Luis Darin Tour Guide In Rio

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Address: Rua Nossa senhora de Copacabana 876, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22060-002, Brazil
Phone Number:
+55 21 99168-8150
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Flexibility is the key word on the tailor made tours I provide. I’ll help...

Flexibility is the key word on the tailor made tours I provide. I’ll help you to create your own tour itinerary, so you can see the places you want, the way you want to see them. I was born and raised in Rio and I’m quite fluent in English and Spanish. For the past ten years I’ve been working as a private tour guide in Rio.

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Wonderful and safe day with Luis

We had a great and safe time with Sr. Luis. He was awesome and took us all places we wanted to go. It was not the least expensive option but a well used time and money for the day.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great and safe time with Sr. Luis. He was awesome and took us all places we wanted to go. It was not the least expensive option but a well used time and money for the day.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hired Luis for the day after our cruise, in order to make the most of our one day in Rio. We were two couples and consider ourselves sophisticated travellers. Luis asked about our interests and tailored the tour to our interests. We started at a local farmers market which was very interesting. Botanical gardens, great viewpoints, beaches and a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Luis Darin, is an English speaking Brazil tour guide who offers private and group cultural and sightseeing tours in Rio. Luis took me to Niteroi, Tijuca Forest, Barra and a farmers market during our day long tour. Luis customized our tour and conversations to center on my interest and had a lot to share about his hometown. He answered all... More 

Thank GoEatGive
Montreal, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The email communication with Luis from very first contact was spot on. Everything he wrote was exactly in line with what we were looking for in the tour so we were very excited! Based on this, I was a bit surprised when he asked us again on the day of the tour what our interests were, but we did have... More 

Thank tanrae
localtourguide_rio, Owner at Luis Darin Tour Guide In Rio, responded to this review

Hi Tanrae. Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure for me to guide you in Rio. I always ask again about the passenger’s particular interest once we meet in person for the tour. Quite often the answer I get helps me to tailor the tour and adjust a few things. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to... More 

Montreal, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We were a group of 8 adults coming from a cruise. Luis met us at cruise port with a very professional driver and first class van. Really enjoyed the tour. The local markets, neighborhood restaurants the conversations about the history, economy and Brazilian society. Luis is very thorough, friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about is country. Rio is a beautiful city... More 

Thank linopereira67
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Saw Christ the redeemer, had breakfast at farmers markets, saw wild toucans and monkeys in the botanical gardens, walked the selaron steps, explored the beaches and finished with sugar loaf mountain. Luis was highly knowledgable and flexible with itinerary for the day! Would definitely recommend booking a tour with him

Thank Holly D
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Luis made sure to communicate with us before our arrival to ensure that he could plan a day that would meet all our needs. At the same time, he was flexible and made suggestions that improved our tour, which ended up being a very memorable experience. He made sure we were on the first cable car up to to the... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We had a superb day in Rio with Luis. He is quite simply one of the best and most professional tour guides we have met. His knowledge of his city is tremendous, he is an educated and articulate man. Luis adapted well to our somewhat demanding pre-cruise tour of the city and provided us with a memorable insight into Rio.... More 

Thank Charles M
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We spent a fantastic day touring Rio with Luis. He is very knowledgeable, interesting and knows Rio like the back of his hand. He took us to places, including an incredible fish restaurant for lunch, that we would never have found by ourselves. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Can't praise the experience my wife and I had with Luis enough. Super knowledgeable, in general. Like the saying goes, the devil is in the details and Luis had an eye for detail. He took a balanced approach of letting us set our own pace while ensuring we were able experience everything we initially indicated. Day One: Wife was in... More 

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