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Free Walker Tours
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The original and the best Free Tour in Rio de Janeiro. During this 3-hour free walking tour we see the most important city center sights in Rio as Selaron Steps and Lapa Arches. At the same time we tell you about Brazilian history in a casual, interactive and entertaining way. We'll also cover: Carioca Square Colombo Bakery Travessa do Comercio XV Square Imperial Palace Tiradentes Palace Cinelandia Municipal Theater National Library City Council Fine Arts Museum No booking required! Just show up at the meeting point and we'll be waiting for you! Our Free Tours work on a tip-only basis. Meeting point: Carioca Square (Largo da Carioca) - In front of the big clock (Carioca Subway Station) When Every day (except on Sundays) at 10:30 How to get there Take the metro and stop in Carioca Station (orange and green line). Choose the exit letter "C" to "Convento de Santo Antonio." You'll get of fat Carioca Square and see us in red T-shirts.
Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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SeeYosemite
San Francisco, CA110 contributions
The Lapa district is very similar to Bourbon street in NOLA - full of pubs and bars - and during carnival, lots of drunk and partying people. If you are interested in blocos parties, this may be good for you but beware of the issues that will probably come from severely inebriated people and very organized pickpockets.
Written 14 February 2024
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Matt C
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Our guide Natalia was great. We were shown the Old Town, Lapa, & Selaron Steps. Very knowledge & great sense of humour. Had perfect answers to all questions, even those not related to the tour.
Written 7 February 2024
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Lucas T
Botafogo, RJ1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Couples
(Spanish tour)
The tour was beyond our expectations!
Micaela did an awesome job, she took us to many different places and We could learn a lot about Brazil (and Carioca’s people)
We enjoyed every minute.
Happy to meet you!
Written 17 January 2024
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Gary G S
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Friends
Natalia was excellent!!!! Very knowledgeable and interesting. Also very good English!!! Thank you!!! Gary from Nj USA.
Written 13 January 2024
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Ann-Christin B
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Couples
Se loved the free walking tour we took with Natalia. She spoke perfect english and had an answer for every question about the city of Rio that you could imagine. I would definitely recommend it.
Written 8 January 2024
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RosesRoadTrip
Austin, TX11 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Great stories. Lots of history. Gave us a good perspective on how Rio got to where it is today. Good recommendations on food
Written 4 January 2024
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Ana B
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Friends
Went to three bars in total, we were promised to experience Samba music which was barely the case. The first bar was the meeting point at the Selina Hostel at 9:00 pm. We left to the second place around 10:30, the place is a 5- minute walk from the first one. A band started to play Samba almost an hour after we arrived. After thirty/ forty minutes we have to go and pay for our drinks before leaving. Paying took forever!, and the guides where not helping the crowd during this process leaving anyone that didn't speak Portuguese with no guidance and super confused. We then leave to the third and last place - almost next to the previous one- which was basically the typical club you can find anywhere in the world, with the typical pop music blasting for the rest of the night. I was a bit disappointed.
Lapa is a sketchy neighborhood and it can get pretty dangerous at night specially for tourists. A handful of people from the street approached us while we were standing in line to go inside the two bars, and we had to deal with it on our own, no support from the guides whatsoever.
Bottom line, stick to your other free walker tours which are totally worth it but skip this one since you can definitely do it on your own without having to pay for it.
Written 3 January 2024
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Pedro F
Brasilia, DF2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Great experience exploring historic Rio with Natalia. She was very thoughtful and showed lot of knowledge not only from the books but also as a local. Highly recommend!
Written 28 December 2023
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Michal G
Lodz, Poland4 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
The best decision made - most effective way to get known Rio from very passionate tour guide as is Natalia. Thanks again for telling all the stories from past and present Cidade Maravilhosa.
Written 23 December 2023
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ab326
Alexandria, VA49 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
Natalia was great—we learned a lot about the history of the city. It was helpful for orienting ourselves and understanding the city.
Written 23 December 2023
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