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Free Tour Urca: Let's take beautiful photos in the most beautiful neighborhood of Rio- Private Tour

Your Guru: Pupi
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4.6
8 ratings
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 2h and 30min

About the Guru

Hola! I am Pupi (or Gonzalo). I am a musician and comedian from Argentina, I was working in a very serious company in Buenos Aires as a multimedia designer and teacher, until one day I decided to leave everything and go to live in Rio de Janeiro, I believe that (in my case) 32 years is enough to stop procrastinating dreams and living in this city is one of them. I visited R... More

Hola! I am Pupi (or Gonzalo). I am a musician and comedian from Argentina, I was working in a very serious company in Buenos Aires as a multimedia designer and teacher, until one day I decided to leave everything and go to live in Rio de Janeiro, I believe that (in my case) 32 years is enough to stop procrastinating dreams and living in this city is one of them. I visited Rio for the first time in 2014 and I fell in love with its streets, its people and everything about its beaches. Today I continue working as a freelancer because I love being able to have my free rats to go to this beautiful city.

About the Tour

Aren't you tired of not having a decent photo that shows your beauty and that of Rio at the same time? Does your partner or travel companion take out-of-focus and moved photos? Do you want to make your ex envious by showing him how well you are enjoying Brazil? Let's find a photo worthy of your Instagram by Urca!

My name is Pupi Castro, I am an Argentine designer, musician and comedian who during the pandemic made the decision to start fulfilling dreams, one of them: living in Rio de Janeiro.
More than 5 months ago I started accompanying tourists and it is a job that I enjoy and -based on my reviews- people do too.

Almost hidden under the Sugar Loaf is the most beautiful, quiet neighborhood with the best view of the city: Urca.

First, we will meet Botafogo , where we will walk to Vermelha Beach, a beach that until a few years ago was closed by a large fort and now has a privileged view of the great Sugar Loaf, from there we will walk half of the Cláudio Coutinho promenade bordering the coast and at the foot of the hill.

Later, we will return to General Tibúrcio square and start walking to Urca where we will pass by the abandoned Cassino hotel and then by the Igreja Nossa Senhora do Brasil .

At the end of the tour, the best part: the mureta da Urca where as locals, we can share a beer (or some petiscos), from the prettiest spot in the neighborhood, where you can take a beautiful panoramic image of the entire city of Rio, in front of Christ the Redeemer of Corcovado that embraces the entire city.

We are going to have a great time and I promise you an image with many likes on your social networks!

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: We will meet on Pasteur avenue, in front of the blue building of the military school (see map)

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (8)

4.6
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Professionalism
4.57
Fun
4.57
Expression
4.71
Quality
4.43
Route
4.43
John
26 Jul 2022 Alicante
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

Rachel
11 Jul 2022 Brighton
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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022

We both really enjoyed the tour! Pupi was knowledgeable, funny and fun. He took some fantastic photos for us too. Thank you 😊

Cristina
06 Jul 2022 Buenos Aires
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Travelled alone - Jul 2022

I loved the tour with Pupi. He was my personal photographer 😂. He showed me the neighborhood of Urca and explained me all about it. He also have me great recommendations what to do in Rio, what you should keep in mind etc. Overall a great experience, I totally recommend Pupi ☺

Sissi
24 Jun 2022 Springfield
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Travelled alone - Jun 2022

Omar
11 Jun 2022 Puebla
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Travelled alone - Jun 2022

Pupi es un adicto de las buenas fotos y conoce muy buenos lugares, es súper agradable y los llevará por lugares no tan turísticos pero que definitivamente se deben visitar. Lo recomiendo mucho

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!