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Exotic Tours

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22620-090, Brazil
+55 21 99222-6972
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Favela tour - Rochina favela

We had a really nice tour through the Rochina favela with our local guide. She was born and raised... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
Mette2100
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Copenhagen, Denmark
A fascinating perspective on Rio

We took a really nice tour that covered quite a cross section of Rio. We started at the lovely... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
Beth S
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Favela Tour (Rocinha)A 3 hours tour The tour is made by an English local guide and walking through the community, getting to know the Sustainable Project Tourism Workshop, by Rejane Reis, since 1998,the local commerce, schools, handcraft shops, and the real lifestyle inside the favela. Rio Express- A 5 hours tour Pick-up at hotel, going to Christ the Redeemer Statue (Corcovado Mountain), through the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. In return, the group goes through Flamengo and Botafogo beaches to get to Sugar Loaf. On the way back, we pass through the beaches (Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon)- includes tickets and an English speaking guide. we accept credit cards.
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21 Nov 2016
“Favela tour - Rochina favela”
29 Oct 2016
“A fascinating perspective on Rio”
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Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22620-090, Brazil
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

We had a really nice tour through the Rochina favela with our local guide. She was born and raised in the favela and knows the inns and outs. It was a very interesting walk that took us through main streets, back alleys and into the...More

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Exotic_Tours, Proprietário at Exotic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words. Our main goal is to provide a sustainable return to the community we visit. The best way we found to provide this was to socially include the young residents, giving English classes and notions of tourism so...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2016

We took a really nice tour that covered quite a cross section of Rio. We started at the lovely botanical gardens where our tour guide (Luiza) was very knowledgeable and took us to her favourite spots. We then went to the Chinese Outlook which gives...More

Thank Beth S
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Exotic_Tours, Proprietário at Exotic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear Beth We are very glad that you enjoyed the tour. We always try to provide different pespective and experiences of the city for visitors. Thank your very much for choosing Exotic Tours. We will always be at your disposal and we hope to see...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

A bit disappointing! After speaking to others we decided that Exotic Tours would be good and we even requested the guide they had. We altered our time so that we could have this same guide. Our guide (not the one requested) arrived almost an hour...More

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Exotic_Tours, Proprietário at Exotic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear Jaylee, We're sorry that you had a bad experience, no matter what company you chose. For your description of the tour, we found it very difficult that it was done with Exotic Tours, because we do not have cars with open top and much...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2015

Our guide Leo was a gem - from the moment we meet he was welcoming, reassuring and knowledgeable. He was born and lives in the Rocinha Favela and so spoke with passion and experience from one who really knows. We started near the top after...More

Thank Marie C
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Exotic_Tours, Proprietário at Exotic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2016

Dear Marie, Thank you for your comment. it show's we are in the right path. All of our guides lives inside the favela and they are very proud to show their community to visitors. Best Regards Rejane Reis

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Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

We took the Favela tour in mid-Aug. I would rate our wonderful tour guide Luiza 5 stars but since the review is about Exotic tour and our experience, we think two stars are fair for the Favela tour we took for the following reasons:- 1)...More

Thank jloh003
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Exotic_Tours, Proprietário at Exotic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2016

Dear Custumer, We are very sorry that your experience wasn't as you imagine. For sure we had some missunderstood as we are used to have very good comments about ours services and crew. Reviewing your comment should clarify that on our website we always give...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2015

We did a tour in Rocinha favela with our guide Luiza, it was very interesting and we were happy to be there. Really important to see all the faces of Rio. Luiza was a great guide!

Thank Leïla S
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Exotic_Tours, Proprietário at Exotic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2016

thank you Leila for your kind words .so we were excited to know that we are right with our work.

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Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

We were picked up at the apartment and had an amazing visit at Rocinha favela. We did not feel unsafe but could not have seen it on our own. For our teenage boys the Capoeira boys were the stars of the visit.

Thank Mette T
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Exotic_Tours, Proprietário at Exotic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2016

Dear Mette, We are very glad that you enjoyed! We hope to see you again in one of ours tours. Best Regards, Rejane Reis

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Reviewed 18 February 2015

We did a city tour that was quite boring. They should not calling city tour but Corcovado and Pao de Acucar transfer. There was nothing else. Another bad thing was in the queue of Pao de Acucar, our guide just cut in line and a...More

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Exotic_Tours, Proprietário at Exotic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2016

Dear Bertoline, To clarify your comment, the guides in Rio (not just Exotic Tours Guides) have the permission to a different line in city attractions. There no need reason to cut the line, as they already have a different one. Pehaps you booked an Espress...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2015

This morning we went on amazing tour of Favela Rocinha with Rihanna of Exotic Tours. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the Favela and returned when the tour was complete. We felt very safe with our guide from the very start...More

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Exotic_Tours, Proprietário at Exotic Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2015

Thank you very much for your comments. It is very important for us to know that we are on the right way. Best Regards, Rejane Reis (Rihanna :)

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Reviewed 9 November 2014

We went on a tour with RioColours Tours and it was great! It's sooo impressive, and gives you a good sight of how people with normal jobs dont have a choice but to build a house and live in the favelas, as of the height...More

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