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“Martha is a great guide!!”

Martha Vasconcellos - Private Tours in Rio
Ranked #81 of 471 Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: "Our private tours are completely flexible. A selection of Activities, Vehicles & Professionals. Choose from our suggested itineraries or let us customize a program just for you." - A city full of joy is already waiting for you! -
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Food available for purchase
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
2 reviews
“Martha is a great guide!!”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

We loved having Martha as our tour guide. It was our first trip to Rio. She organized different itineraries over the days we were to be in Rio. She made sure we were prepared for our tours. She is most knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We had a great time with her, and she made Rio come alive for us. We highly recommend her services.

Arlene and Rick from Michigan

Visited December 2013
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Berlin, Germany
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6 reviews
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“Enjoyed every second with Martha in Rocinha”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

After a Google-odyssey to found the right tour-guide for visiting the Rocinha favela the universe send us to Martha. We would definitely confess, that Martha herself is one of the high-rated attractions of Rio.
If you intend to visit Rocinha, its worth to book Martha as your private tour guide. The informations are told charming by-the-way, are fully packed with inside views and very personal informations about the people living in the favela.
Time flies- the 6 hours were even to short- we could hardly let Martha go away.
Definitely we will book Martha again when visiting Rio next time.
High recommendation- worth any second, every Real- don't miss her!

Visited December 2013
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“Martha is a great guide”
Reviewed 13 December 2013

We spent a day in Rio with Martha in July. Arranging everything in emails worked well. Martha showed us downtown Rio and some off the beaten path places. She was fun, friendly, informal and yet very professional and informative. We were there during the Pope's visit, so traffic was hectic and she seemed to bypass every hassle. She even called Havaianas stores for us for the next day... Would recommend her without hesitation.

Visited July 2013
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Niagara On The Lake
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“The real deal! Martha is a top-flight Rio guide!”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

We had one day to get the best sight of Rio, and Martha really delivered. She is a very personable lady and you will end up feeling like old friends by the end of your tour. She knows the city inside and out, and more importantly can tell you things you could never get from a guide book. Unlike another reviewer who seemed to want a rigid agenda, we really appreciated Martha's flexibility to fit in as many sights as possible. In addition to the usual Rio sights (like Corcovado, Copacabana etc), she showed us some other Rio sights, like the fruit market which we particularly enjoyed. She even found Toucans in the Botanical Garden!

Visited December 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
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“Rio in two days!”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Me and my friend were looking for an english speaking guide with the possibility of taking us to the main attractions, including tasting brazilian food. We had two wonderful days with Martha - and even though I have been in Rio before, this was even better because Martha could tell us everything about history and politicas - and she had an answer to every question. She even gave very good recommendations for shopping (hand made, local products). And we had good, typical Brazilian food and even visited a beautiful fruit market. If you want the best of the city but have little time - choose Martha - she will take you where it's worth to go, and you'll waste no time in queues! And she is full of the carioca energy and hospitality! :)

Visited October 2013
Thank Marihelene
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