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Urban Adventures

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Address: Avenida Atlantica 1702 | Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-001, Brazil
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+55 21 99154-4785
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours...

Rio de Janeiro Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours around Rio de Janeiro. They range from 2 hour to 1 day adventures and uncover back streets, hidden gems, and fascinating sights. Step into the lives of locals, find out what makes the city tick, and get acquainted with the local food, culture, and traditions of Rio de Janeiro. A local expert guide will provide the knowledge and lead you through a fantastic urban experience.

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USD 149.00*
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Rio de Janeiro Combo Tour: Santa Teresa, Corcovado Mountain and Santa Marta...
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USD 59.00*
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Small-Group Santa Teresa Discovery Tour from Rio de Janeiro
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USD 89.00*
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Corcovado, Christ Statue and Favela Tour

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BEST.DAY.EVER Lapa and Favela Tour

We had an awesome day in Rio with our tour guide Daniel. He was fluent at English and very knowledgeable on his city. We found both tours value for money and the guide made the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniel M
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an awesome day in Rio with our tour guide Daniel. He was fluent at English and very knowledgeable on his city. We found both tours value for money and the guide made the day great. We went to some really cool sites such as the Lapa Stairs and bridge and ate at a really cool local restaurant. Thanks... More 

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UrbanLocalManager, Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you a lot for your time sharing your review. We hope seeing you soon in another Urban Adventures around the world. Happy travels! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We joined local on tap tour at the first day we arrived. Luiz showed us some interesting part and gave some very useful information for the next few days of the trip. We had trouble to exchange money as we only have old British pounds note, but Luiz talked to his connection and we successfully managed it. Also because of... More 

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UrbanLocalManager, Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you a lot for your time sharing your review. Our goal is to extend your experience beyond the tour. We are thrilled we've accomplished that twice. We hope seeing you soon in another Urban Adventures around the world. More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tour guide extraordinaire Daniel is like catching up with an old friend. We had the pleasure of his company during a day tour of Rio, from the street art of Lapa, bohemian Santa Teresa, fabulous lunch with locals and new friends, favela Santa Marta (thank you Michael Jackson RIP) ending at Christ the Redeemer. It was a day we will... More 

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UrbanLocalManager, Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing it. Making you feel like an old friend is definitely one of our goals. Please spread the word about this tour and keeps us moving forward on our responsible approach in tourism. We hope seeing you again in another Urban Adventures' tour wherever your next trip is. Happy travels! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour operated by Urban Adventures have lived up to its reputation and its promises to discover a part of Rio that has mostly evade tourists. It provided an opportunity to understand the way of living in these simple and humble communities. The 2hr30min tour conducted by Daniel was educational and insightful. Daniel spoke excellent English, his articulation was clear... More 

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UrbanLocalManager, Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing it. It's the kind of comment that keeps us moving forward on our responsible approach in tourism. We hope seeing you again in another Urban Adventures' tour wherever your next trip is. Happy travels! More 

Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we would to say thank you for this great daytrip with our guide Gabi. She gaves us a much and important informations about Rio. The tour was brilliant and we had a beautiful day. We think everybody should do this tour with Gabi!! Thanks a lot. Julia and Claudia

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UrbanLocalManager, Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank Julia and Claudia for sharing your comments with us. We very much appreciated it. And thumbs up, again, to our great guide Gabi! We hope seeing you again in another Urban Adventures tour around the world. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This was our second time to Rio and our second Urban Adventures tour. On both occasions, our tour guides were fantastic, friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. My business partner and I were in town on business for a few weeks and staying in Centro, so the tours provided a nice breather. On both occasions, we had a fantastic and enjoyable... More 

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UrbanLocalManager, Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your comments here! We really loved it. You both will always be welcomed wherever your next Urban Adventures tour takes place. More 

Seoul, South Korea
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I booked a "Corcovado, Christ Statue & Favela Tour." I showed up at the designated pick up place and waited for the tour guide. A tour guide from Urban Adventures came and called out names of people he was picking up. My name was not called and he said other guides were coming. So I waited further. After no one... More 

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UrbanLocalManager, Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing it with us here. Mistakes might happen we all know that. The important thing here for us was "what can we do next to make it up". We hope seeing you again in another Urban Adventures tour around the world. More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We were very fortunate to have been lead by the knowledgeable and entertaining Gabi on this Favela Tour. It was a very interesting. Gabi was exceptional and we thank her for a wonderful tour.

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UrbanLocalManager, Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you time sharing your comments. We appreciated it. Gabi is really a great guide and we value a lot the fact she is also from the favela. We hope seeing again in another Urban Adventures tour around the world. More 

Adelaide
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

On my visit to Rio, I wanted to visit the favelas to put a real-life perspective on them. Cidade de Deus is one of my favourite films, and was influential in my university studies, so made it a priority to visit. I heard about Urban Adventures from a fellow guest at a hostel, and was lucky to get a booking.... More 

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UrbanLocalManager, Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you fro your time sharing your review. We value and appreciate it. We promote the social, history and engagement when running tours in the favela. We are proud of the work we promote there and also very proud about the guides working with us too. Be sure to look for us on your next trip. Urban Adventures is spread... More 

Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

A cultural immersion to the phenomenal city of Rio and a fantastic way to begin our South American travel adventures. Daniel Matoso, our awesome guide showed us the city like a friend, highlighting the finer details and made us understand and appreciate the city as a local. The review does not do justice to the experience we're taking with us.... More 

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UrbanLocalManager, Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Hey! Thank you for your time sharing your review here. We loved it! Our goal is really to make you feel as a local, or at least a good friend visiting us so that we take and show you to places we love and go! We are looking forward to meeting you again in another Urban Adventures tour around the... More 

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Staying in Copacabana

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Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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