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Martha’s hometown of Rio de Janeiro is a city she has worked as a tour guide of for 10 years. Even in all that time, she still has the energy to describe Rio de Janeiro as “unforgettable”.
This tour guide’s background lies in architecture, history, culture and a dash of natural science; she is able to provide a look at her city on almost any topic and prides herself on being able to accommodate any traveler of any style.
For new travelers to Brazil and Rio, Martha curated two perfect tours: Rio for First Time Visitors and Rio for First Time Visitors II.
The Rio for First Time Visitors tour runs for 4 hours and takes travelers to Sugar Loaf, downtown and off to the beaches. Sugar Loaf Mountain‘s summit can be reached by cable car – a great opportunity to enjoy the scenic panorama of Rio. Rio’s downtown will be enjoyed from an architectural standpoint before finally hitting up the beaches at Ipanema and Copacabana.
Rio for First Time Visitors II takes visitors around Rio for 6 hours and on to different sites including a couple of parks and forests, the Christ the Redeemer statue, and on to a sightseeing beach tour.
Of course, Martha loves to put together tours to suit your desired theme, and they can reach beyond Rio de Janeiro to nearby areas of Búzios, Paraty, Petrópolis, and Santos. Because of the size of Rio, it is generally necessary to arrange transport for these tours, but options are available for simple walking tours – those of which Martha can narrate in fluent English, Portuguese or French!
Planning a trip to Brazil in the near future? Consider checking out Martha Vasconcellos’ Viator Private Guide profile and booking a tour.
- Viator Travel Team
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