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“rosso”(8 reviews)
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We are residents of the Vidigal Favela 46 years old, offering a Real Experience Tour, which only one place can offer, the options; Trail to Morro Dois Irmãos, only Favela Tour through Morro do Vidigal, or both tours at the same time, all with local...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Avenida Presidente Joao Goulart 1001 G, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22450-970, Brazil
+55 21 99787-8793
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was very nice. Russo is such friendly guy! Thanks. He spent a lot of time with me there. All neighborhoods know him at that favela, so it makes your walk more fun and easier.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I LOVED the tour with Russo! We started going up Dois Irmãos at 4am. Russo was an excellent guy, he explained and gave interesting facts along the way to the summit, which we reached when it was still dark and you could see the city...More

Thank Amir G
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We throughly enjoyed our tour with Russo. He adjusts the tour to your personal needs, such as pitstops during the hike. He knows a lot about Vidigal and is well-known in the community which also gave us a sense of safety while exploring Dois Irmãos...More

Thank xsharooon
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent guide! Was a really pleasure to meet you Russo. Our Rio experience was the best with u!!! Thank you and see u soon!!

Thank Kauê N
Reviewed 7 September 2018

DO THE HIKE AS WELL AS THE TOUR! The hike has absolutely incredible views of multiple favelas, and of Rio. Add that to the tour if possible. Russo is a very very nice, engaged local who cares a ton about the favela and the experience...More

Thank Elliott C
Reviewed 3 September 2018

My friend and myself signed up for the hike during our visit to Rio last week. Russo was very accommodating with our last minute request to go on this hike as well as a tour of Vidigal. Russo is the perfect guide. Since he is...More

Thank paulraj13
edmilson a, General Manager at Russo Guia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

thank you very much for the evaluation and the confidence in my work, come back always and will be a pleasure to guide again!

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Russo is so nice, he showed us the favela and took us to the top of the hills always explaining lots is things about the history of the place, showing different plants, making jokes and taking lots of pictures!!! He doesn't speak english very good,but...More

Thank Barbara L
edmilson a, General Manager at Russo Guia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

thank you very much for your evaluation, she is very important and motivates me, come back always!

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Going to Dois Irmaos with Russo was really interesting and he gave us lots of insight which cannot be obtained by anyone apart from someone that has lived there for decades. Apart from the actual hike to the peak I would highly recommend to have...More

Thank Mihail P
edmilson a, General Manager at Russo Guia, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

many thanks Mihail, it was really nice to meet and guide you, come back again in the future to visit us!

Reviewed 12 July 2018

Had a great time touring with Russo. He is very knowledgeable about this area as he has lived here for many years. He provided good info on the hike and answered questions. As we walked through the favela, you can tell he knows many people....More

Thank Antonio D
edmilson a, Gerente geral at Russo Guia, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

many thanks for the confidence in our work and also for the evaluation, come back always

Reviewed 7 July 2018

Russo is an outstanding guide, and his knowledge, courteous manner , and willingness to go the extra mile made all the difference in this exceptional hike to the top of Morro Dois Irmãos. He is a long time resident of Vidigal and knows the community...More

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edmilson a, General Manager at Russo Guia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

thank you very much for everything, it was a pleasure to be able to guide you and tell you a bit about our history!

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