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1 1/2 days tour of Rio with Joao was a unique experience!

We (family of 4) recently spent a week's holiday in Rio and very much enjoyed touring with Joao... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
RenateA-R
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Senegal
Excellent Experience

Our hotel arranged for us a 4hour tour around Rio and Joa from Fun Times Rio was our guide, and... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
TeamJ1
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Miami, Florida
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22 Sep 2017
“1 1/2 days tour of Rio with Joao was a unique experience!”
3 Jan 2017
“Excellent Experience”
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Find out the simple reasons Rio enchants the locals & visitors. We'll optimize your day!! Wether you traveling, there still no better way to explore Rio,than with a Private Guide. After some years touring guests from agencies in town, I found myself...more
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

We (family of 4) recently spent a week's holiday in Rio and very much enjoyed touring with Joao. After a brief meeting where we discussed our wishes for the tour Joao showed us around his city in his SUV for 1 and 1/2 days. He...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our hotel arranged for us a 4hour tour around Rio and Joa from Fun Times Rio was our guide, and what a great experience it was. After making an honest mistake and going to a different Sheraton in Rio, he arrived 20 min after our...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2016

My family stayed in Rio for over two months. About a month in we found Joao. We had only thought we had seen Rio up to that point! We hired him for a private family tour of Rio, then again for tours to Petropolis, Arraiel...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2016

My partner Harry and I had only one full day in Rio due to a visa issue we experienced in the states. Because of the visa issue we had to completely shuffle our plans around, and unfortunately the person who was to originally give us...More

Thank Sonialaf
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Myself and three colleagues had just one day in Rio and João was our driver/guide. We had a fantastic day with him going to the touristy sites. We never had to stand in a queue, he knew the best time to visit places. We didn't...More

Thank Leigh N
Reviewed 21 February 2016

My family and I were in Rio in late November for 60 hours. Essentially we had just one day to see all of the key sites throughout the city. Joao Verano was our tour guide, and he provided a wonderful outing. He speaks excellent English,...More

Thank treyleah
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Joao Verano from Fun Times in Rio is the best! We were there November 2015 and we had him for one day, wow he was great! He knew everything and he's English is great. He knew the areas to stay away from but also knew...More

Thank GR2174
Reviewed 6 December 2015

My hotel concierge introduced João. I was looking for a guide who could take me with public transportation. I wanted to see the normal life of RIO as well as touristic places. I stayed in a hotel of Barra da Tijuca, so João suggested to...More

Thank annadiving
JoaoVerano, Proprietário at Fun Times in Rio, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2015

Thanks a lot for bringin it up! As you sad i suggested the best for us to optimized our day fitting your expectations and the best way to get around in the city. Is a pleasure to give my point of view about the bright...More

Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

João put together a great one day tour for our family group. Nothing was too much trouble, and he tailored the visits around what we wanted to see. Very friendly, he expertly answers our questions about Brazilian history, geography, wildlife, football, slang, politics, food, traditions...More

Thank Neil H
JoaoVerano, Proprietário at Fun Times in Rio, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2015

that s why i´m here.. Im trying to share my understanding and knoledge about my place. Thanks for bringing your opnion up!

Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Recently went on a day's tour around Rio with Joao who is a very friendly local who speaks perfect English. Joao customises the trip to suit your groups needs and is more than happy to take you to places off the beaten track that you...More

Thank Ash R
JoaoVerano, Proprietário at Fun Times in Rio, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2015

Thanks a lot for bringing it up! that was a really good day we fitted i, the forest and wateerfal, the main sights as the statue of Chrit and the Sugar Loaf cable car, the downtown bohemian area and a quickly inside favela exeperience!! take...More

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