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Can any one recommend a private tour in Rio?

We have been before, so can skip the main sights.

We also need to be in the airport by 15:30 latest for an 18:00 departure

 

So ideally we are looking for a private tour from 09:00 with an airport drop off.

The cruise line does an airport drop off combined with a tour, however it doesn’t drop off until 17:00

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You could talk to Marcelo at DoBrazilRight.   He arranges a lot of cruiseship tours and might have a tour guide available. 

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We booked tour guide Gus for December 

He will pick us up at cruise, tour and take us to airpirt

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On 6/23/2019 at 9:30 PM, Lunenburg said:

You could talk to Marcelo at DoBrazilRight.   He arranges a lot of cruiseship tours and might have a tour guide available. 

Thank you for the tip. I will check Marcelo out.

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23 hours ago, Mrs f. said:

We booked tour guide Gus for December 

He will pick us up at cruise, tour and take us to airpirt

Thank you Mrs f. Do you have any contact details?

 

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2 minutes ago, Dylandude said:

Thank you Mrs f. Do you have any contact details?

 

I found him. Thanks again

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Dylandude....Marcelo at DOBRAZILRIGHT also seems quite reputable.  I just booked him for Recife,Brazil. 

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On 6/24/2019 at 6:55 PM, Mrs f. said:

Dylandude....Marcelo at DOBRAZILRIGHT also seems quite reputable.  I just booked him for Recife,Brazil. 

Oh my!

Thank you all for this information! (at the right time).

WE have also been to Rio before.

We'll be visiting , this time, on the  Viking Jupiter , from Barcelona, in November, 2019, but we will only have about 8 hours.

After seeing all the RIO sights before, this time, we'd just like to get off the ship in the morning

and just go to Copacabana or Ipanema Beach, before it gets too hot.

Then spend a casual lunch with a Caipirinha (k-eye-per-reen-yah) or two, before heading back to the boat.

Edited by $hip$hape

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On 6/24/2019 at 6:55 PM, Mrs f. said:

Dylandude....Marcelo at DOBRAZILRIGHT also seems quite reputable.  I just booked him for Recife,Brazil. 

Thanks... we are already in contact! 

https://www.dobrazilright.com/

I have re-learn how to spell "caipirinha".

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$hip$hape....we shall be doing a Barcelona to Rio, end of Nov into Dec. On Oceania Marina. Where else do you stop?       Btw....see you are from Edinboro....my close friend taught criminology  there for many years.

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On 6/25/2019 at 4:29 PM, $hip$hape said:

Oh my!

Thank you all for this information! (at the right time).

WE have also been to Rio before.

We'll be visiting , this time, on the  Viking Jupiter , from Barcelona, in November, 2019, but we will only have about 8 hours.

After seeing all the RIO sights before, this time, we'd just like to get off the ship in the morning

and just go to Copacabana or Ipanema Beach, before it gets too hot.

Then spend a casual lunch with a Caipirinha (k-eye-per-reen-yah) or two, before heading back to the boat.

We used to have an apt in Copa and our fave place for feijoada on Saturday and caipirinhas is The Deck, not very far south at all from the Copacabana Palace.

https://deckrestaurante.com.br/localizacao/

 

first caipirinhas 2016.JPG

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1 hour ago, clo said:

We used to have an apt in Copa and our fave place for feijoada on Saturday and caipirinhas is The Deck, not very far south at all from the Copacabana Palace.

https://deckrestaurante.com.br/localizacao/

 

first caipirinhas 2016.JPG

Thank you for the Nice information !

If we only had days,  not hours,  in Rio ! 

 

In the past, Rio de Janeiro...It was wonderful.! 

I told me DW, if one of us should die,

I would like to return again . LOL

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1 hour ago, $hip$hape said:

Thank you for the Nice information !

If we only had days,  not hours,  in Rio ! 

 

In the past, Rio de Janeiro...It was wonderful.! 

I told me DW, if one of us should die,

I would like to return again . LOL

We have two days on ship in Rio before we sail.  So we're going to embark after lunch at The Deck.  The next day, Sunday, we'll leave the ship again to go to the Hippie Fair and see some old friends.

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28 minutes ago, clo said:

We have two days on ship in Rio before we sail. 

So we're going to embark after lunch at The Deck. 

The next day, Sunday, we'll leave the ship again to go to the Hippie Fair and see some old friends.

i am so happy to see the "Hippie Fair" is continuing after so many years !

'years ago,  Bought a painting, and a linen suit  for me brother.

It was a perfect day !

Still looking at booking "The Deck"

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Just now, $hip$hape said:

i am so happy to see the "Hippie Fair" is continuing after so many years !

 

Oh, yes.  We never miss a Sunday there.  We have a number of paintings by a particular young artist.  Unfortunately he got hit and killed by a drunk driver one morning when he was riding his bike.  We'll be letting his family and friends know we'll be there.  And on a happier note, we always afterwards had lunch at a little place in Arpoador between Copa and Ipanema.  Frango milanesa and Antarctica beer.

 

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On 6/23/2019 at 7:28 PM, Mrs f. said:

We booked tour guide Gus for December 

He will pick us up at cruise, tour and take us to airpirt

Gus is great.

 

My comments from another thread:

 

If you decide to go with a tour guide/transportation we can highly recommend TourGuideGus (http://tourguidegus.com/ click towards the bottom of the page for English).  We were staying in Rio and had an absolutely fabulous full day tour with him in 2017 and he mentioned that he frequently picks up disembarking passengers, tours for the day, and then drops them off at the airport.  We also thought his driver was very good.  Gus' English is great and he does a fantastic job of sharing his love for Rio with his clients.  He also has a 5 star rating on TripAdvisor:  https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g303506-d4976222-Reviews-TourGuideGus-Rio_de_Janeiro_State_of_Rio_de_Janeiro.html#REVIEWS

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19 hours ago, capriccio said:

Gus is great.

 

My comments from another thread:

 

If you decide to go with a tour guide/transportation we can highly recommend TourGuideGus (http://tourguidegus.com/ click towards the bottom of the page for English).  We were staying in Rio and had an absolutely fabulous full day tour with him in 2017 and he mentioned that he frequently picks up disembarking passengers, tours for the day, and then drops them off at the airport.  We also thought his driver was very good.  Gus' English is great and he does a fantastic job of sharing his love for Rio with his clients.  He also has a 5 star rating on TripAdvisor:  https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g303506-d4976222-Reviews-TourGuideGus-Rio_de_Janeiro_State_of_Rio_de_Janeiro.html#REVIEWS

Booked Gus for 2 days. Thanks!

 

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2 hours ago, Mrs f. said:

Booked Gus for 2 days. Thanks!

 

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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On 6/23/2019 at 3:54 AM, Dylandude said:

Can any one recommend a private tour in Rio?

We have been before, so can skip the main sights.

We have also been to Rio before.

Wonderful Memories, so we are willing to skip any sights..

We just want to know, how to get a simple ride from the cruise port,

and enjoy a  day at Lablon Beach, south of Ipanema,

and a recommendation for the name of a beachfront bar for a few ciparinians

before heading back to the ship, before 5PM .

Edited by $hip$hape

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On 7/13/2019 at 8:16 PM, $hip$hape said:

the name of a beachfront bar

We have celebratory lunches in Leblon but away from the beach.  But here's a link that mentions a couple:

https://theculturetrip.com/south-america/brazil/articles/the-best-beach-bars-in-rio-de-janeiro/

 

On Saturdays we always have feijoada at The Deck, also mentioned, in the link.  It's right across from the beach.

PS:  We consider more than two caipirinhas to be dangerous...in a good way 🙂

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5 hours ago, clo said:

We have celebratory lunches in Leblon but away from the beach.  But here's a link that mentions a couple:

https://theculturetrip.com/south-america/brazil/articles/the-best-beach-bars-in-rio-de-janeiro/

 

On Saturdays we always have feijoada at The Deck, also mentioned, in the link.  It's right across from the beach.

PS:  We consider more than two caipirinhas to be dangerous...in a good way 🙂

Thanks for the link

 

Maybe an old quote...

Caipirinhas...

"The first one is good, the second one is better,

the third one, you don't remember." 

LOL

To my point,

just looking for a reliable transport back to the ship.

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5 hours ago, clo said:

On Saturdays we always have feijoada at The Deck, also mentioned, in the link. 

It's right across from the beach.

 

I tried to connect to "The  Deck", but it seems their website is not working.

Any help?

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33 minutes ago, $hip$hape said:

Thanks for the link

 

Maybe an old quote...

Caipirinhas...

"The first one is good, the second one is better,

the third one, you don't remember." 

LOL

To my point,

just looking for a reliable transport back to the ship.

 

first caipirinhas 2016.JPG

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2 minutes ago, $hip$hape said:

Any help?

Yeah,  I couldn't either.  I'll keep trying and post back.

Here's our favorite guy there.  Jose' and the J's are pronounced in Portuguese.

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On 7/11/2019 at 11:37 PM, capriccio said:

Gus is great.

 

My comments from another thread:

 

If you decide to go with a tour guide/transportation we can highly recommend TourGuideGus (http://tourguidegus.com/ click towards the bottom of the page for English).  We were staying in Rio and had an absolutely fabulous full day tour with him in 2017 and he mentioned that he frequently picks up disembarking passengers, tours for the day, and then drops them off at the airport.  We also thought his driver was very good.  Gus' English is great and he does a fantastic job of sharing his love for Rio with his clients.  He also has a 5 star rating on TripAdvisor:  https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g303506-d4976222-Reviews-TourGuideGus-Rio_de_Janeiro_State_of_Rio_de_Janeiro.html#REVIEWS

Wondering....do we actually get Gus or does

he have others also taking people around?

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