Public Question Asked by User187639 about Rio de Janeiro
Tour of Rio
Hello ! We will be in Rio all day Sunday and Monday 4/15/12 and 4/16/12. There will be three of us and we are in our 60's and would prefer to do two 5-6 hour tours instead of one long day. Any suggestions on airport transfers would be helpful. Could you give us a price including charges for admission to sites. Thanks you Gregg Dickinson Janesville Wisconsin
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Answered by Yara de Mattos Veiga , Rio, Brazil
I agree with Alexandre; and, within that context, highly recommend Jim Campbell at www.aybloc.com. He's of your age-group,is amply experienced, fluent in your and local languages, fairly priced, and uses a very comfortable, spacious, air-conditioned vehicle.
Answered by jim campbell , Cunha, Brazil
Talk to Jimmy, by all means!
After Rio you might want to get to know our cottages in Cunha, in the mountains near Paraty ...
J.C. & Y.V.
Answered by Havelock "Jimmy" Campbell , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
First let me thank you, Yara and Alexandre, for "playing into my hands"! ... and then:
Yes, Gregg; I should be honored to present you the highlights, as well as some 'secret' corners, of our "Marvelous City". As I charge 'by the hour' (minim. 5 hrs), we can compose the tours as you'd see fit, but I second your suggestion of the two day's 5-6 hours, rather than a rushed and strenuous full day.
My vehicle being of a very spacious and comfortable kind, I suggest you also contract me for the airport-transfers, if only for security's sake.
For my - very fair! - rates I beg to see my website's (www.aybloc.com) relevant pages, where you may also find my contact-data, and client's comments within the FEEDBACK-page.
Looking forward to further corresponding, preferably by regular e-mail, and possibly being permitted to eventually cicerone your group,
Havelock "Jimmy" Campbell
Answered by Alexandre Miranda , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dear Mr. Dickinson,
Through this website and also through Trip Advisor website you will be able to find driver guides who can do your transfers and also show you the city your way.
It is obvious that if you arrive in town, catch a bus from the airport to your hotel (R$ 9,00 a piece), buy a sightseeing tour from the hotel desk (around R$ 80,00 for a 4 hours tour a piece) and catch the bus back to the airport you won't expend that much. The question is: is it worth?
Bus drivers do not speak English. You will need the local currency to pay the fare. The sightseeing buses go from one hotel to another picking up people until the are loaded. It takes around half hour to start the tour and the information you will be getting from the guide is very superficial because he or she has to speak at least 4 languages.
I am a profesional tour guide in Rio but I am not a driver guide.
My suggestion is: look for a driver guide, buy everything privately and enjoy your stay here a lot more.
Being from Wisconsin I am sure that you enjoy beer drinking. Tradition!
Ask him to take you to Petropolis and visit the Bohemia Brewery, the first and oldest brewery in this country (1853).
Answered by Rafael Torres , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ohhhh it is a pety I saw your request just today!!! I am a tour guide in Rio for 12 years, check my blog and see what you visited, the link is http://donrafaguestsinrio.blogspot.com