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Be a Local Tours

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We provide City Tours, Favela Tours, Football/Soccer Games, walking tours and airport transfers. Since 2003 showing the REAL Rio de Janeiro to our clients. Come and join us for an amazing experience!
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 22:00
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Rua Barata Ribeiro 111, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22011-001, Brazil
Copacabana
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+55 21 97973-1442
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from US$84.00
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Favela Tour
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from US$34.00
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 November 2012

I was in Rio for three days, so I didn't have much time to see the city - I went to Rio knowing I wanted to do a Favela Tour and a city tour incorporating both Sugarloaf Mtn and Christ the Redeemer. I chose Be...More

7  Thank jas17gr
BeaLocal021, Owner at Be a Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2015

Hello, sorry about the super late answer, we had a problem and forgot to send a message for our oldest reviewers. Thanks a lot for your comment and to join us. After a long time we all hope to see you soon, Best regards, Be...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 September 2013

I was picked up at hotel at 2pm. You have to pay cash or you cannot step in the little bus. "No ticket no laundry."They arrived at the Christ in the city tour at 4pm. The Christ was full of clouds, you couldn't see anything,...More

3  Thank Galant
BeaLocal021, Manager at Be a Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2013

Thanks for your comment, we are working hard to improve our business. Just to clarify some points. Here in Rio must of the attractions are natural one´s like Sugar Loaf, Christ, beaches and forest, so the weather is a big deal when you try to...More

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Reviewed today

My wife and I booked the Rio day tour of 5 hours. Believe me this is all the time you need to see all the iconic sites of Rio and at very reasonable price. From the moment I made the booking I received communication via...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I barely had time to think about the prospect of running off a cliff because from communicating the details with Marcio on whatsapp, 45 mins later that is what I did. Oh man it was simply fantastic! My guide Miguel was great, if a bit...More

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Be a Local T, Owner at Be a Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Jack, thanks for your reveiw and feedback, it was a pleasure to help you with your hanggliding flight. We are very happy that you liked it and hope to see you soon. All the best, Be a Local Tours Team (Marcio)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did this tour with a small group of friends. Alex was our guide and he was absolutely amazing. He was interesting , he knew lots of facts and he was just sooo funny and the entire group had a great time ..Alex made sure we...More

1  Thank Margyd_13
Be a Local T, Owner at Be a Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, thanks a lot for your reveiw and feedback, it was a pleasure to show you the city around and we are very glad that you liked it. Hope to see you soon, all the best, Be a Local Tours Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked hand gliding via "be a local" the experience was awesome - they pick you up from the hotel and drop you back. I recommend using this company and their prices are competitive. In the end they give you the pics straight away (upload...More

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Be a Local T, Owner at Be a Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Angel, how are you? Thanks a lot for your review and feedback, it was a pleasure to have you with us and also good to have Hangglding Rio Adventure as a partner providing good service to our clients. Hope to see you soon, all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Leo feels very well how the group is. He divides his attention over everyone and creates a very good atmosphere. I can recommend everyone this city tour through Rio de Janeiro

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Be a Local T, Owner at Be a Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi thanks a lot for your review and feedback, it was a pleasure to have you with us and we all hope to see you soon. All the best, Be a Local Tours Team

Reviewed 6 October 2018

We booked 2 tours with be a local tours and I could not fault either one of the. 1st tour: The football match. We organised this VERY last minute and they were so accomodating and still able to get us involved. The tour involved return...More

1  Thank Jessicaaaleigh
Be a Local T, Owner at Be a Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Jessica how are you? Thanks a lot for your review and feedback, it was a pleasure to have you with us and we all hope to see you back soon. All the best, Be a Local Tours Team

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

I recently did the sunset tours with Be a local and it was a fantastic experience. The guide Alex was knowledgeable and told us lots of interesting stories about Rio and Brazil. The while booking process was very smooth and the team ensured that I...More

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Be a Local T, Owner at Be a Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Hi thanks a lot for your review and feedback, it was a pleasure to have you with us and we feel so glad that you liked it. Hope to see you soon, all the best, Be a Local Tours Team

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I have just completed two tours with be a local and I cannot recommend them enough. They make it so easy to book onto tours via WhatsApp and offer an online or cash payment. I did the favela tour with Patrick based on a recommendation...More

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Be a Local T, Owner at Be a Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hi Emma, thanks a lot for your reveiw and feedback, it was a pleasure to have you with us and we hope to see you soon. All the best, Be a Local Tours Team

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Patrick led my friends and I on a favela tour through Rocinha, and despite my initial hesitations I would highly recommend the experience. The tour is informative and you get a chance to engage with the local kids and artists in a way you would...More

Thank Lindsay N
Be a Local T, Owner at Be a Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Hi Lindsay how are you? Thanks a lot for your review and feedback, it was a pleasure to have you with us and we all hope to see you soon. All the best, Be a Local Tours Team

Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic time on the tour yesterday. Leandro was the absolute best. Spoke 3 languages fluently and made it so each individual felt acknowledged and well informed. There were several areas, namely Christ the redeemer and the famous steps, that were on my bucket...More

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Be a Local T, Owner at Be a Local Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Hi how are you? Thanks a lot for your review and feedback, it was a pleasure to have you with us and we all hope to see you soon. Cheers, Be a Local Tours Team

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Yong Miau L
5 November 2016|
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Response from Mark_Iron | Property representative |
You can contact Be a Local Tours, the offer city tours, favela tour etc.... All the best, Marcio
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Jislaine S
2 November 2016|
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Ola tudo bem? Como podemos te ajudar? Voce pode enviar mensagem via whatsapp +5521979731442 ou atraves do nosso site ou facebook. Sera um prazer em ajuda-la. Atenciosamente, Be a Local Tours
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