Im a hobby photographer in town for work but have the weekend off (15/16th July) im really keen to shoot the culture of the city and get out of the tourist areas into what makes this city so great. i have a lot of expensive kit and i hear safety might be an issue.
morning light is the best for me. so id like to get started super early.
love to shoot the favelas if thats possible....
Nick Flynn, at 06/14/2017
Udo and Anderson and actually everyone here are very very nice. Udo was immediately responsive to any and all questions and Anderson showed me everything that I needed to see. They speak really good English which helped a ton because the language barrier was much more difficult than I expected. Anderson never rushes and knows much more than a local Uber or taxi. Using again for sure.
Bien Oliva, at 06/01/2017
My private guide Anderson did an excellent job. I was very happy and satisfied because I was able to see most of the sights that I needed to see. He treated me like his own friend. I would like to get him again as my guide when I come back to Rio and I will highly recommend him to my friends.
Thomas - Lilian, at 05/29/2017
This tour is ideal for individual travellers who have only 1-3 days for Sightseeing in Rio. The guides are most flexible, friendly and with a sense of humour making the City tour most pleasant. We could do the "must sees" within our 2 days stay in a very comfortable way and could profit of the guides knowledge about the city in general and it's hot spots and also that we could have the tour in German language. It's every Cent worth to book them. Thanks a lot Marion for that wonderful tour and all the best to you and Udo! Thomas & Lilian Zeindler, Switzerland
Stephany, at 05/15/2017
I had a very nice tour.
I've been in Rio for few days. And I've already seen some sights.
The Christ Statue of course because it was my bigger desire. The steps of Selaron, The Center.
Was a big surprise my last day with Anderson because he showed me things that I couldn't imagine. The Tijuca Park, The Beach in Barra and the Pedra Bonita to see the paragliders. It was amazing.
It would be just a tour to spend time because my flight was confirmed to the night and my check out in the hotel 12 am.
But he surprised me. Thank you Anderson. I hope come back soon.
Carol Greene, at 05/03/2017
My husband and I were with Anderson for two full days in Rio de Janeiro. There could be no better way to know the marvelous city. Punctual, honest, considerate and extremely dedicated. I have no words to describe how pleased I was with our trip. We enjoyed a lot all of the security and practicality. Excellent logistics. Congratulations surely you’ll be recommended to all our friends and acquaintances.
Victor, at 04/13/2017
Best Extra Tour
The day trip with Anderson was great. He answered all our individual desires, did not bother us with standards and showed us corners of Rio, which you do not see at first sight. With the car we were flexible and could drive up to the Olympic Village (although not worth it, but we had wanted to see this and you could tell us some of the time of the Olympics and the development afterwards). Whether you want to stop the train in Santa Teresa, lure the monkeys in the Tijuca forest, or have a freshly squeezed fruit juice put together for us - you have followed us throughout the day and told us about your life in Rio. No question remained unanswered. On our next stay in Rio we know where we go! Greetings from Sheffield Julia & Victor
Hans Blauer, at 04/06/2017
3 Wonderful Days in Rio.
We came accross RIOEXTRATOUR by surfing on the internet. Their home page with beautiful photos and excellent text attracted our attention.
We booked them for 3 all-day tours plus the transfers from the airport and back to the cruise harbour.
Our excellent guide for the entire time was ANDERSON. He is very knowledgeable and speaks fluent English. He gave us a perfect time and was doing everything to show us the most. We saw a lot more than we would have seen with those tours by bus. In a private tour you can stay at every stop as long or as short as you wish. And you do not loose endless time waiting for the last passenger to be back on the bus.
If you have more than one day in Rio, we recommend that you do Corcovado and Sugarloaf on two different days .This gives you the opportunity to get to both main attractions in the morning before the crowds of tourists arrive.
We filled the times after these two highlights with extensive visits to other very nice spots. It would be too extensive to list them all in detail. But the spots recommended by EXTRATOUR are a very good choice.
Anderson was also very helpful in getting things done like buying a Brasilian phone card or exchanging money. If you plan to get a local phone card for your cellphone, it is imperative to bring your passport. (we learned it the hard way!!)
With Anderson we also enjoyed excellent and typical lunches and dinner at restaurants, where tourist not usually would end up.
The third day was a trip into the countryside, the Imperial City of Petropolis. A very nice spot in the mountains, where the (portuguese) - brasilian Emperor Pedro had his summer castle. And as usual, the fancy and rich citizens had to build their homes all around the place to "rub ellbows" with the Emperor and his Entourage. All together a very nice trip away from the bustling city of Rio.
We can highly recommend RIOEXTRATOUR. If you are a group of 2 or 3 you get a lot more out of both your time and your money with these private tours. After this excellent experience we were hiring private guides all along the stops during the following cruise to Uruguay and Buenos Aires.
Andrew, at 03/28/2017
I only had 1 day to see the sights and I managed to see everything I wanted to. Anderson helped me avoid the lines and did everything to avoid the morning mist and get the best views.
He is a friendly guide who knows his city very well. And he made the whole day extremely fun.
Thank you very much!
Alan, at 03/16/2017
That was a wonderful day with Anderson.
He really showed me Rio de Janeiro from an other site. I did not imention this.
Thank you Anderson
Werner, at 10/27/2016
This was a wonderful tour around Rio. It was very impressing. You have been an excellent guide. No problem with understanding. Your English is very good.
Hope to come back again or to see you in germany.
John and Julia, at 08/30/2016
An intense encounter with Rio! I have a custom guide experienced, were fulfilled in the visit requests, time did not matter, I could learn a lot about Rio, felt well cared. Thank you Anderson! "
Gesa Lutz, at 01/20/2016
Dear Marion Our stay in Rio was a special experience with your very individual and personal guidanse and care. Returning to our busy everydaylife in cold and rainy Neatherlands was not easy after a long and tiering flight. We have a lot of fun reporting on our impressions. So many fotos … our friends are excited and a bit jalous. So perhaps next year we’ll se you again!? regards Gesa
James Diamond, at 12/19/2015
I hired Udo and Marion Rolleke to be my tour guides during my visit to Rio. I was traveling on my own from England. They took me to Sugarloaf, Christ of Redeemer, Santa Teresa Lapa, center, Sambadrome and Maracana. They are extremely friendly, helpful and have lots of knowledge. Thanks to them my stay in Rio was an excellent experience. I’d recomend them to all my friends. It was a really hot sunny day with no clouds, perfect for the tour. Thank you, Marion & Udo
Paul Best, at 10/12/2015
Dear Marion Rolleke, back in London, I would like to greet you warmly and thank you once more for your guidance in Rio – it was just great. Our journey has been greatly enriched by you and your daughter, you gave us some deeper insights into life of the Carioca people. I love this city! regards from England Paul Best
Ana Motta, at 10/02/2015
Marion and Hudo were our tour guides during our visit in Rio. We were a group of 14 persons from Panama and they took us to visit the Sugarloaf, Corcovado and City Center. They also provided us with escorted transportation to two World Soccer Cup games and to the airport. They were extremely friendly, helpful and always on schedule. Thanks to them our estay in Rio was a marvellous trip, we will never forget!!
Peter Drees, at 08/17/2015
We want to thank you again, albeit very late, for the magnificent and extremely interesting tour with you. Thank you very much and your cute son-in-law, for this beautiful tour in February. We are thinking almost daily of our stay in Rio, because of the football World Cup in Rio, and thus also of both of you. Hans Peter Drees and Christiane Schreiber