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How it works

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    Choose what you want, a customised one day, or two day Rio guide.
  2. Complete a two minute survey telling us about your individual preferences.
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    Sit back and relax. Our team will deliver your customised guide in the next 24 hours.
  4. Print your customised guide and take it with you, or load it onto your mobile device.


Mike L.
Mike L.    U.S.A.

I didn’t want to do the touristy things that I did on my last visit to Rio. I bought a one day guide and spent the morning and afternoon trying local food and saw a free circus at night.

Lisa K.
Lisa K.    Canada

I think the best thing about the guide was getting to discover the city through the eyes of a local. Plus I was traveling alone and didn’t want to join a tour group.

Cam F.
Cam F.    U.S.A.

We wanted to go hiking and take a favela tour. It was perfect, everything was mapped out and explained in the guide. The highlight was definitely getting to see wild dolphins.


  • Custom made guide

    We create tailor made guides and deliver them in less than 24 hours. Because we’re local we know the best things to do in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Risk free

    If you’re not 100%, satisfied with your custom guide, we’ll happily refund your money with no questions asked.

  • The end of group tours

    Discover Rio de Janeiro at your own pace, without the hassle of travelling in a tour group. We provide all the information you need to go beyond Copacabana and Ipanema.

Sample pages


Local forro music at the Feira de São Cristóvão in Rio de Janeiro

Secrets of Feira de São Cristóvão

The Feira de São Cristóvão is one of Rio’s best kept secrets. It’s a little off the beaten path, but well worth the visit. It’s a sprawling complex of over 700 bars, stalls and restaurants, featuring traditional foods, crafts and products from Brazil’s wild Northeast.

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How to Get Trem do Samba Tickets

Every year, people arrive in Rio from all over the Brazil for the Samba Train (Trem do Samba). We take you among the celebrations on the 20th anniversary of one of Samba’s most loved events and ride the Samba Train.

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Niterói MAC

Commanding the attention of bathers on Icaraí beach below, the Niterói Museum of Contemporary Art rises above the blinding white sand like a beacon of Modernist flair.

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São Pedro Fish Market

There’s something about the smell of a fish market to fall in love with. It’s a pungent assault on the senses that is unmistakably tied to a busy, chaotic experience abundant with exciting opportunities.

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Bar do Ximenes

It’s lunchtime on a Sunday and service at Bar Ximenes is in full-swing. The tables are full, the beer is teeth-achingly cold and the portions are gargantuan.

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Aprazível; Jungle Fine Dining

Eating at Aprazível is like travelling without a passport; the experience evokes a far-flung Thai beach retreat. Hand-woven thatched palm roofs form intimate cabanas, sounds of tiny fountains burble away in the undergrowth, purple orchids swing lazily from palm trunks.

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Rio de Janeiro Municipal Theatre

The Rio de Janeiro Municipal Theatre is rich. Definitely not Oil Sheikh rich, perhaps more kind of colonial-rich; with gold leafed furniture and chandeliers dominating every corner of the ceiling.

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Catete Palace

A Presidential suicide in pyjamas, declaring world war (twice) and a former presidential residence, Catete Palace has a textured history.

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Recreio Pontal beach in Rio de Janeiro

Top Five Rio de Janeiro Beaches

Escape from Copacabana and Ipanema and let us reveal the best Rio de Janeiro beaches, away from the main tourist traps. Discover a new side to the city and spend a day at the beach mixing it up with a different crowd.

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