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great experience in great company

A taste of real life in Rio with the warmest and most caring guide! We hiked with Axel to the Dos... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Paris, France
Great Guide and unforgettable tour

I was in Rio in February 2018 with a friend. We were looking for a Favela Tour and had the luck to... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
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Rua Almirante Alexandrino 2023 | casa 48B, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-264, Brazil
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

A taste of real life in Rio with the warmest and most caring guide! We hiked with Axel to the Dos Irmaos walking through the Vidigal favela...Axel's prudent yet not paranoid advice, his instructive comments and genuine care for people were highly appreciated. Open your...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

I was in Rio in February 2018 with a friend. We were looking for a Favela Tour and had the luck to meet Axel. We have spent approximately 3 hours with him visiting the Favela Vidigal. It was an awesome afternoon which included fascinating views...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

I was quite nervous being a solo female traveller in Rio and the best decisions I made were to take up a tour with Axel and also to stay at casa 48. The tour was awesome!!! We had an amazing hike up two brothers peak...More

Thank daninz2014
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We were a group of 19 people visiting RIO. Axel was very accomodating!! He catered to all the different ages. He made suggestions and booked restaurants for us - we were all vegetarians!! He has a good sense of humor with a true love for...More

Thank ShaliniB183
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Axel is a wonderful communicator. He was very responsive all through our interactions which included prior to my arrival/planning stages, touching base with me when I arrived in Rio and up to the point we met for our Sunday Tour. He helped me with all...More

1  Thank Kelleydawn
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Our family tour of Rio was unforgettable - Axel is an engaging, passionate and knowledgeable guide who showed us around Rio's famous landmarks flawlessly but also took us to local sites and to hidden jewels of the city. I would highly recommend discovering Rio through...More

Thank Claire O
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Far from traditional tourist activities, Rio Autêntico Tours proposes natural experiences and visits of authentic Rio de Janeiro. Axel is an incredible guide who always has historical and cultural anedecdotes about everything. Thank you for this wonderful tour !! Dois irmaos is one of the...More

1  Thank Nuls18
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Alex is a very nice guy, the tour was about 4 hours in total, it was quite easy to do. If you want to have a better understanding of the favela. Than this tour is the best. He guided us through the narrow streets of...More

1  Thank Aditya B
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Rio for business but had a lot of fun seeing a lot of amazing places thanks to Axel. Not only as a guide but also as friend. Best tour guide in Rio!👍

Thank Zeev13
Reviewed 24 December 2016

I spent 2 full days with Axel in Rio and really enjoyed them both. The first day, we went to discover the Vidigal Favela as well as the Two Brothers' Hill. Axel knows a lot about the creation of the favela's and will be able...More

Thank Alissa B
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Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local
artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this
neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors
can now stroll through this area to view magnificent
mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th
century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a
former mansion turned museum which houses works by
prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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