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Urban Adventures

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Address: Avenida Atlantica, 1702 | Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22260-020, Brazil
Phone Number:
+55 21 99154-4785
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11:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

Rio de Janeiro Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours...

Rio de Janeiro Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours around Rio de Janeiro. They range from 2 hour to 1 day adventures and uncover back streets, hidden gems, and fascinating sights. Step into the lives of locals, find out what makes the city tick, and get acquainted with the local food, culture, and traditions of Rio de Janeiro. A local expert guide will provide the knowledge and lead you through a fantastic urban experience.

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Corcovado, Christ Statue and Favela Tour

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Highly Recommended Day Tour Company

This was our second time to Rio and our second Urban Adventures tour. On both occasions, our tour guides were fantastic, friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. My business... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time to Rio and our second Urban Adventures tour. On both occasions, our tour guides were fantastic, friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. My business partner and I were in town on business for a few weeks and staying in Centro, so the tours provided a nice breather. On both occasions, we had a fantastic and enjoyable... More 

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UrbanLocalManager, Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your comments here! We really loved it. You both will always be welcomed wherever your next Urban Adventures tour takes place. More 

Seoul, South Korea
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a "Corcovado, Christ Statue & Favela Tour." I showed up at the designated pick up place and waited for the tour guide. A tour guide from Urban Adventures came and called out names of people he was picking up. My name was not called and he said other guides were coming. So I waited further. After no one... More 

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UrbanLocalManager, Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing it with us here. Mistakes might happen we all know that. The important thing here for us was "what can we do next to make it up". We hope seeing you again in another Urban Adventures tour around the world. More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We were very fortunate to have been lead by the knowledgeable and entertaining Gabi on this Favela Tour. It was a very interesting. Gabi was exceptional and we thank her for a wonderful tour.

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UrbanLocalManager, Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you time sharing your comments. We appreciated it. Gabi is really a great guide and we value a lot the fact she is also from the favela. We hope seeing again in another Urban Adventures tour around the world. More 

Adelaide
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

On my visit to Rio, I wanted to visit the favelas to put a real-life perspective on them. Cidade de Deus is one of my favourite films, and was influential in my university studies, so made it a priority to visit. I heard about Urban Adventures from a fellow guest at a hostel, and was lucky to get a booking.... More 

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UrbanLocalManager, Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you fro your time sharing your review. We value and appreciate it. We promote the social, history and engagement when running tours in the favela. We are proud of the work we promote there and also very proud about the guides working with us too. Be sure to look for us on your next trip. Urban Adventures is spread... More 

Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

A cultural immersion to the phenomenal city of Rio and a fantastic way to begin our South American travel adventures. Daniel Matoso, our awesome guide showed us the city like a friend, highlighting the finer details and made us understand and appreciate the city as a local. The review does not do justice to the experience we're taking with us.... More 

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UrbanLocalManager, Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Hey! Thank you for your time sharing your review here. We loved it! Our goal is really to make you feel as a local, or at least a good friend visiting us so that we take and show you to places we love and go! We are looking forward to meeting you again in another Urban Adventures tour around the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I was travelling with my best friend, and Rio was our first stop for our month long holiday. Daniel, our guide, made it extra special for the both of us. It was like seeing Rio with a good friend. Daniel was very insightful and easy going, which made all the walking very enjoyable. Always full of attention to detail and... More 

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UrbanLocalManager, Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Hey there! Thank you for your time sharing your review here. We really appreciated it! Thumbs up to our rock star Daniel too! Our goal is really to make you feel as a local, or at least a good friend visiting us, like you said so that we take and show you to places we love and go! We are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I was lucky enough to have a full day tour with Daniel. We started the day by exploring Santa Teresa, a truly stunning neighbourhood with breathtaking views and the opportunity to indulge in some local treats! The next stop was the Seralon steps which did not disappoint, followed by a delicious traditional lunch to keep us going in the beautiful... More 

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UrbanLocalManager, Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your time sharing your amazing day with us. It really sounds like you and Daniel had a lot of fun, which is what this all about. We hope seeing you again in another Urban Adventures tour around the world. More 

Baulkham Hills, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

A group of us did a full day tour with Luiz. Such an amazing day - definitely the highlight of my brief stay in Rio! We visited Christ the Redeemer, the Bohemian district, Seralon Steps, then lunch at Copacabana followed by a tour of a Favela (lots of steps and uneven paths - wear your joggers). Plenty of time at... More 

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UrbanLocalManager, Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your time sharing this review. We appreciated it! It sounds like it really was a fun day full of local flavors. We hope seeing you again in another Urban Adventures tour around the world. Thanks again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Great experience. Local guide -Alex- very informative, friendly and down to earth. Had a great day and would definetely recommend it.

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UrbanLocalManager, Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your time sharing your review here. We very much appreciate it! It sounds like you had a great time. We hope seeing you again in another Urban Adventures tour around the globe. More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I went on the full day tour with Daniel and had such a great day! You get to see all the major attractions such as the Seralon Steps, the Christ and a favella with Michael Jackson's square plus we had lunch at Copacabana Beach (not included). But you also got to see some lesser known attractions as well, like the... More 

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UrbanLocalManager, Manager at Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review with us. We appreciated it. This tour is even better as a first thing on your first day in Rio as you get a lot of tips from our guides. We are looking forward to your next Urban Adventures tour around the world. More 

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In recent years, Botafogo has become one of the hottest neighbourhoods in Rio. It hosts many modern restaurants with contemporary food and many venues to listen to rock and electronic music. Its numerous bars and pubs make this area a great choice for anyone interested in a great nightlife experience - in fact, some bars in the area are open all night. Casa Daros, an art museum that showcases amazing artists from Latin America, is a must see located in a historical building in Botafogo.
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