Claudio is a guide, historian and visual artist - he is the perfect Rio ambassador, and knows all the wonderful corners the city has to offer. All of our guests have enjoyed his easy-going manner, and knowledge of the culture and history of the city, all while riding in his comfortable Minivan Spin LT. (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese)
Favela tour with Projeto Morrinho - This walking tour is an excellent opportunity to visit a world renowned art project here in the local community and understand first-hand the experiences, creativity, and resilience of the residents of Rio's favelas. Lunch with the locals in the neighbourhood restaurant which has one of the best views in all of Rio (English, Portuguese) www.projetomorrinho.org
Annette - Fancy a hike in the Tijuca Forest ending with a dip in one of the natural waterfalls? Or going up the Pedra Bonita for a sublime view of Rio? Annette offers great visits of Rio, with a special focus on nature, trails and outdoors but also city tours.
(English, German, Portuguese)
Tom - A favourite of our guests, for the foodies, Tom is a food writer who does a wonderful culinary walking tour featuring outdoor markets, street stalls, local eateries and regional cuisine from all over Brazil. A chance to try all those exotic things you see but were afraid to ask! Runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Andrew - Conquer one of Rio's landmarks! Andrew and his team of certified guides will take you on an adventurous hike/climb up the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Perfect for even first-time climbers and a great way to get the views that the tourist masses don't see. They also offer great hikes in the Forest. (English, Portuguese, Spanish)
Marco - Easy going and smiling, Marco embodies the effervescent Brazilian spirit! He does a comprehensive city tour in his comfy Ford Zafira and is a regular at the local Bar do Gomes (when not working of course!)
(English, French, Portuguese)
Paulo Amendoim - A visit through the Rocinha favela with Amendoim is unforgettable! He is a local celebrity, and his informal tour offers a genuine experience of life in the community. It's like having a best friend show you around their neighbourhood! Featured in Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations.
Konrad - Would you like a bird's eye view of Rio, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience? Konrad and his team offer hangliding and paragliding off the Pedra da Gavea, with a soft landing on the beach. They are certified, safe and responsible, and will pick up and drop off right here at Casa Beleza.
(English, Portuguese, Spanish, German)
Cassio- See Rio in style from the deck of a beautiful sail boat :
2-hour: In-bay, including Sugar Loaf, Niteroi and downtown Rio;
4-hour: Includes the above plus the oceanic beaches of Itaipu or Copacabana/Ipanema;
6-hour: Includes the above plus the outer islands - Cagarras Archipelago.