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Address: Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04509010, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 21 98020-3344
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Explore the local Sao Paulo, behind the touristic scene, with a Local...

Explore the local Sao Paulo, behind the touristic scene, with a Local Friend.

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Vila Madalena with Kristina Bodrozic-Brnic

I spent 4h amazing hours with Kristina. She is not a brazilian but knows everything about the country - and São Paulo, where she's living currently. She showed me famous/great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Florianopolis, SC
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Florianopolis, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 4h amazing hours with Kristina. She is not a brazilian but knows everything about the country - and São Paulo, where she's living currently. She showed me famous/great cultural galleries and stores from that area, including Beco do Batman (graffit street) and she knew all gastronomy options to go. She speaks many languages so it was greater to... More 

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Ontario, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Meeting and staying with Fernando is the BEST, experience you'll get in Sao Paulo no question in my mind. You get the true Brazilian experience every moment you're with this cool guy. He's extremely funny and has an amazing family and friends. If you like to party, go sight seeing, learn about Brazilian culture, learn about local spots instead of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I don't think I can put into words the experience I've had with Fernando as my host. As a matter of fact, I don't consider him a host anymore. He's family to me. He took me onto his home, gave me my own room with my own restroom. Gave me keys to his home where his family treated me like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Amizing experience with amizing people, Especially Fernando Vorrath he is very helpful, collaborator and very Funny ❤✌

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Thank Ali M
Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Nothing would be possible without him ,i´m Tunisian and i live in Germany i went to Sao Paulo to work on a sozial project , during my 6-week-staying in Sao Paulo i would say my experience only began when i met Fernando , i have missed a lot in the first two weeks with my first old blind couple Hosts... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Sao Paulo! If I revisit Brazil, I will rent Fernando again! He is a very friendly guy who cares about your experience in Sao Paulo. A true local who shows you the touristic side of Sao Paulo, but also the life of the "Paulistanos"! I learned a lot about the country and the brazilian people because Fernando takes care that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I'm from Paris, France, and Fernando Vorrath made my experience ! It was absolutely amazing. Every time something to do, somewhere to go... I discovered with this guy, the otherside of Sao Paulo. I felt like a brazilian. I met lot of people during 4 months in Brazil but nobody like him ! A music lover, everytime happy ! I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Giu is amazing!!! If I could guve him 10 stars out of 5 I would. His English is great and he is really organized with what he is showing you. I spent a whole day with him in SP and it was my first day in Brazil. I felt I have seen so much in a day, much morw than... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Oliver is a very friendly and efficient guy. As a woman travelling alone I felt very safe in Oliver's company. He was very understanding when travel plans were disrupted. He was on time and very helpful. When I return to Sao Paulo I will use this service and Oliver again. I highly recommend him as your friend. Thank you Oliver... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My friends thought I was a little crazy when I told them I was going to rent a local in SP. I was skeptical, too. However, it was a really cool experience. Oliver was an excellent guide. I saw some amazing sights and always felt safe. It was super convenient that he could take us places in his car. I... More 

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