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Rio Roots - Day Tours

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Address: Rua Almirante Calheiros da Graca 33 Apt. 603, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20735-190, Brazil
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Created by two local tour guides, Rio Roots shows the nature beauties,the...

Created by two local tour guides, Rio Roots shows the nature beauties,the culture and traditions of Rio de Janeiro. We invite you to an unforgattable trip, discover and live Rio. Your visit is a big pleasure, join us and make sure of that. From the Christ Redeemer to a traditional Samba de Roda in the north zone of the city. Tours in portuguese, english, spanish and italian.

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US$ 72.00*
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Rio de Janeiro Essential Day Tour
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US$ 29.00*
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Downtown Rio de Janeiro Walking Tour

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Walking Tour - January 2017

This was a wonderful walking tour of Rio. We started downtown by the pier from the Museum of Tomorrow. I would strongly recommend this tour to everyone visiting Rio. Henrique was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sandya, Bermuda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a wonderful walking tour of Rio. We started downtown by the pier from the Museum of Tomorrow. I would strongly recommend this tour to everyone visiting Rio. Henrique was very informative and had a great personality.

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Henrique S, Public Relations Manager at Rio Roots - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank You very much Steven, was a big pleasure! Regards, Henrique. More 

San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Henrique was an excellent guide to the history and built environment of Rio. He's a well-traveled fellow and was able to help navigate the sights of downtown Rio de Janeiro. I ended up with a private tour, and he was accommodating of my questions and was able to give his personal opinion of the issues affecting today's Brazil. Highly recommended.

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Henrique S, Owner at Rio Roots - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much Julian, it was a big pleasure! More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Spend a day or two with Henrique Santos for a carioca view of Rio. Henrique and his protégée, Fernanda, were fantastic during the Olympics as they navigated to avoid long lines. We felt like beloved family friends were sharing their love of Rio with us. We started emailing Henrique a few weeks before opening games and he was able to... More 

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Henrique S, Owner at Rio Roots - Day Tours, responded to this review

Helene, thank you very much i really appreciate it! More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

I was travelling with my friend and we booked with Rio Roots for a day tour around Rio, expecting to be in a tour group. However, the other group was running late so another guide took them and Henrique became our personal guide for the day! What a bonus! We ticked off many main landmarks around Rio. Henrique was very... More 

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Henrique S, Owner at Rio Roots - Day Tours, responded to this review

It was a big pleasure, thank you very much! More 

Port Stephens, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

I wasn't sure what exactly we would expect from a tour company in Rio when a friend recommended Rio Roots. Henrique met us at the airport, took us to our hotel... so far so good. We met the next morning and he listened to what WE wanted and then made suggestions in line with that. He suggested a mix of... More 

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Wiltshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

We were picked up from our hotel in Ipanema at exactly the time arranged. The whole day was excellent, and by the end of it Henrique was more like a friend than a tour guide. We never felt rushed, and didn't feel snowed under with information. All questions were answered to our satisfaction, and if he didn't know the answer... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

My and some family came during carnaval. We spoke with Henrique and he took care of our entire time while we were in Rio. I told him everything I wanted to do and he did everything needed. He set up times and even gave us better prices than normal tour guide rates. Every day he was prompt and on time.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Well. After reading reviews we expected a super service. I am not putting anyone off but for this kind of money in Brazil we ... expected something more. We did see all the attractions we wanted at our pace, no mistakes there. But, Henrique was not the person I guess we expected him to be ... for a guide. He... More 

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Henrique S, Owner at Rio Roots - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment but i don´t recognize you well, as i wrote to tripadvisor. I aksed for more informations about you but i didn´t get it, so i will answer guessing who you are. Im sorry if it was not as expected, i am not a super guide, you probably expected too much and thats might be the reason... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

This tour was exceptional. Henrique did an excellent job of providing my wife and I an awesome day of traveling in Rio. He was very personable and helpful in providing insights about the city and its culture. On our way to the Colombo bakery my wife saw a pair of shoes for our grandson and asked if we could stop... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Booking experience: Reviewed around 15 local tour agents in Rio for Rio de Janeiro Day Tour. Rio Roots was one of many who very open and welcoming to any question and willing to adjust to our inquiry. We only had 2 days and bunch of places we'd like to visit. Henrique was patient and proactively arranged our tour with the... More 

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