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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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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.