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Rio Gay Tours - Private Tours


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Rua Pinheiro Machado | 139/502, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22231-090, Brazil
+55 21 98765-6592
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just met Marcelo this morning but his warm, energetic and fun personality made us feel like a good friend was showing us around Rio today. Not only is he very knowledgeable able all the sights we visited but he went above and beyond by...More

Thank burnsey2012
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We did one tour with Marcelo, but I have no doubt that any tour that you do with Rio Gay Tours - Private Tours will be just as amazing. Marcelo is extremely professional, yet very fun, charismatic and knowledgeable. He takes pride on what he...More

Thank Hugo L
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I give Marcelo 5 stars during a tour that we did in Rio. My partner and I visited the Christ The Redeemer statue in Corcovado on a cloudy and rainy day. We did it with a different tour company and it was just ok. A...More

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I did two full days of tours with Marcelo, and it was the best experience ever. Marcelo is a very genuine, personable, funny, and handsome tour guide. He would pick me up from my hotel on time each morning with a great smile on his...More

1  Thank milan_cm
Reviewed 11 May 2018

My friend and I booked Marcelo for a day trip to go up to Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf and then have lunch/look around Santa Teresa. We are so glad we booked with him - he was just fantastic. I was like hanging with an old...More

Thank andybluecello
Reviewed 21 April 2018

We prefer private tours when we travel so as not to waste time in lines, getting around, or chasing red herrings. Marcelo proved to be an excellent choice to get us to the main attractions without any issues, show us places we'd never otherwise see,...More

Thank FrankBillingsley
Reviewed 18 April 2018

It was my solo trip to Rio because it has been a dream of mine to visit Cristo Redento! In all honesty, with no disrespect I do not fill safe at all since I reach GIG airport. Thankfully I found Marcello, who has been very...More

Thank SyzwyS
Reviewed 9 January 2018

I used Marcelo's guide services for three days in Rio. I was traveling solo for my first trip to Rio. Having a local guide added to my comfort level of being in a foreign land and not knowing the local language. He was perfect! Very...More

3  Thank scott35203
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Our carefully-planned and long-anticipated Christmas in Rio de Janeiro was thrown into confusion when Azul Airlines unilaterally switched our flight outbound from Rio to Montevideo from December 26 to December 24. Thankfully I had already engaged Marcelo to show us around on 23 December, our...More

1  Thank vancp2004
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We scheduled Marcelo for late December to have a tour of Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain. He was right on time and ready to go. But he said he had “Catholic Guilt” because it was extremely overcast and we would only be able to...More

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Response from Tim C | Reviewed this property |
I recommend the tour guide we used, Marcelo. You can book him on Vayable. I don't know I he's available for your dates, but if he is, you won't find anyone more expert at making you feel VIP as you discover Rio in your... More