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Rio Roots

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20780-000, Brazil
+55 21 9855-8407
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Created by a local guide, Rio Roots is a company specialized in Rio de Janeiro, we operate tours, and assist in hosting choice, as well as in other activities, and touristic services. Our tours rescue the city history, and roots, showing how fascinating is Rio, and making the visit an unforgettable experience. If you want to have a good time, and not only pass through the attractions rushing, choose us.
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Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20780-000, Brazil
+55 21 9855-8407
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

This was a wonderful walking tour of Rio. We started downtown by the pier from the Museum of Tomorrow. I would strongly recommend this tour to everyone visiting Rio. Henrique was very informative and had a great personality.

1  Thank Steven P
Henrique S, Public Relations Manager at Rio Roots, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Thank You very much Steven, was a big pleasure! Regards, Henrique.

Reviewed 3 September 2016

Henrique was an excellent guide to the history and built environment of Rio. He's a well-traveled fellow and was able to help navigate the sights of downtown Rio de Janeiro. I ended up with a private tour, and he was accommodating of my questions and...More

Thank Julian C
Henrique S, Owner at Rio Roots, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2016

Thank you very much Julian, it was a big pleasure!

Reviewed 30 August 2016

Spend a day or two with Henrique Santos for a carioca view of Rio. Henrique and his protégée, Fernanda, were fantastic during the Olympics as they navigated to avoid long lines. We felt like beloved family friends were sharing their love of Rio with us....More

1  Thank hrs314
Henrique S, Owner at Rio Roots, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2016

Helene, thank you very much i really appreciate it!

Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

I was travelling with my friend and we booked with Rio Roots for a day tour around Rio, expecting to be in a tour group. However, the other group was running late so another guide took them and Henrique became our personal guide for the...More

Thank Grug1801
Henrique S, Owner at Rio Roots, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2016

It was a big pleasure, thank you very much!

Reviewed 19 March 2016

I wasn't sure what exactly we would expect from a tour company in Rio when a friend recommended Rio Roots. Henrique met us at the airport, took us to our hotel... so far so good. We met the next morning and he listened to what...More

1  Thank Stewsonthemove
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We were picked up from our hotel in Ipanema at exactly the time arranged. The whole day was excellent, and by the end of it Henrique was more like a friend than a tour guide. We never felt rushed, and didn't feel snowed under with...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

My and some family came during carnaval. We spoke with Henrique and he took care of our entire time while we were in Rio. I told him everything I wanted to do and he did everything needed. He set up times and even gave us...More

Thank Mario G
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Well. After reading reviews we expected a super service. I am not putting anyone off but for this kind of money in Brazil we ... expected something more. We did see all the attractions we wanted at our pace, no mistakes there. But, Henrique was...More

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Henrique S, Owner at Rio Roots, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2016

Thanks for your comment but i don´t recognize you well, as i wrote to tripadvisor. I aksed for more informations about you but i didn´t get it, so i will answer guessing who you are. Im sorry if it was not as expected, i am...More

Reviewed 13 November 2015

This tour was exceptional. Henrique did an excellent job of providing my wife and I an awesome day of traveling in Rio. He was very personable and helpful in providing insights about the city and its culture. On our way to the Colombo bakery my...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Booking experience: Reviewed around 15 local tour agents in Rio for Rio de Janeiro Day Tour. Rio Roots was one of many who very open and welcoming to any question and willing to adjust to our inquiry. We only had 2 days and bunch of...More

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