Experience Rio the local way

Unique itineraries, small groups, and local Rio guides. This is the real Rio.

Welcome to Real Rio Tours!

Rio de Janeiro is a city that strikes the senses from every angle. Panoramic views, unforgettable people, dynamic neighborhoods, sizzling nightlife and some of the world’s best beaches contrast sharply with some of the world’s largest shanty towns, its infamous favelas.

At Real Rio Tours, we are committed to sharing our love of Rio with our guests through our unique touring excursions. With Real Rio Tours, you won’t have a cookie-cutter, tour bus experience. Instead, you’ll explore the city’s most famous sites with your own expert, local guide on our small-group and private tours of the cidade maravilhosa, Rio de Janeiro.

We offer a variety of tours of Rio de Janeiro designed to help you discover the “Real Rio” – from its most famous sites like the Christ the Redeemer Statue, to legendary samba hotspots and cafes known only by its true locals. All of our Rio tours are small-group, with a maximum group size of 10, which allows for a truly personalized, intimate touring experience.

All of our carefully selected, expert guides are fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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Rio Neighborhood Guide

Rio Travel Guide