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Martha Vasconcellos - Private Tours in Rio

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Address: Rua Lauro Muller, 96, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22.290-160, Brazil
Phone Number: + 55 21 98881-4396
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

A city full of joy is already waiting for you!

Your trip will be customized...

A city full of joy is already waiting for you!

Your trip will be customized in the sense of bringing Rio as you'd like to live it! Blending in with locals while experiencing the City's Off the Beaten Paths is a challenge that you can leave on us!

Special Tours

- Rio for Families with Kids,

- Brazilian Creativity through the Street Art sight,

- Carnival immersiion

- Urban Sociology and the raising medium class emerging inside old squatters

Extra studies in Brazilian History, Tropical Forest and more.

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Best guide ever!

We spent 3 days in Rio and Marta took really good care of us, not only as a guide but more like a very good friend. She is experienced and competent, if the weather is bad she is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Daniel S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent 3 days in Rio and Marta took really good care of us, not only as a guide but more like a very good friend. She is experienced and competent, if the weather is bad she is very flexible and make the very best of the situation. She has friends everywhere and a "Martaspecial" can bring you great favours.... More 

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Martha V, Proprietário at Martha Vasconcellos - Private Tours in Rio, responded to this review

Dear Friend, Thank you for such kind words and thoughts. You do have a friend in Rio! Awaiting for your return, Best regards for wives and fam. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Martha was my guide for two days during my stay in Rio De Janeiro and she was fantastic! She knew the city and its history and took me to well known sites but also to historical sites not often mentioned in travel brochures. She was absolutely great and if you are looking for a fun tour of Rio, Martha should... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

April 11 through April 14, 2016 I was lucky to visit Rio de Janeiro with a small travel group from Sweden. I grew up in Sweden, but live in Boise, Idaho. Our local guide, Martha Vasconcellos, went out of her way to make our visit very exciting and memorable. Her knowledge and her English was excellent and we got to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

I can not thank Martha enough for sharing her Rio with us!! Martha was recommended by a work acquaintance who had recently toured with Martha. We contacted Martha shortly before leaving for Rio to try to figure out what we wanted to see and do with her and she worked with us to create a couple of touring days that... More 

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Sioux Falls
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

We booked Martha for our last day in Rio - this was especially helpful because she had a shuttle van large enough to keep our luggage safely inside and dropped us off at the airport after our tour. She kept our schedule flexible so we could see the last of the things we hadn't had a chance to see yet... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Martha was an amazing tour guide. During the day, she took us (6 people) to view the gypsy market on Sunday morning, tour the lovely Santa Teresa area of Rio and to enjoy the Aprazivel restaurant where you dine in the trees overlooking Rio. We would not have experienced any of that on our own. She had communicated with us... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Martha generously agreed to be our guide and take care of all details so that 6 of us could participate in the Rio Carnival this year. She could not have done a better job. I had no idea how much this required on her part. She had to get measurements from us for our costumes, contact a samba group and... More 

Thank Julie B
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

On February 7, I was part of a private tour with Martha for 6 hours in the morning. Martha brought the Carnaval costumes to our apartment for us to try on to be sure they fit. She had previously checked my costume to discover it would not fit. So she had a costume seamstress come to her apartment at 3:30... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

We found Martha on Trip Advisor, and were very happy that we did. After months of exchanging emails we were able to see the best of Rio in the short time we had there. She took excellent care of our group of ten, safety being a priority. Her knowledge of the area is astounding. She made our time together informatiive... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

As first time visitors to Rio we chose Marthaguideinrio to give us the ultimate experience We are seniors .She made sure that we had a private cab to take us to our hotel. As we don't speak Spanish or Portugese this perk gave us a sense of security. We arrived in Rio very early and our room was not ready,... More 

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