URCA: Photos and walk in the most beautiful neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro -tour for few people-

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Pupi
Registered on February 27, 2022

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.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Almost hidden under the Sugar Loaf is the most beautiful, quiet neighborhood with the best view of the city: Urca.
Sadly, many tourists only go up the bondinho to the hills and leave the neighborhood without going through its streets or seeing the incredible sunset over the Urca wall, in the Guanabara Bay.
I would like us to go through it together, tell you a little about its history and take beautiful photos for your social networks.  

My name is Pupi Castro, I am an Argentine designer, musician and comedian who during the pandemic made the decision to start fulfilling a dream: to live in Rio de Janeiro.
I thought of these tours as a relaxed and fun experience, I really enjoy sharing what I love about this city and based on my reviews, my walkers do too.

First, we will meet at Pasteur Avenue , where we will walk to Vermelha Beach, a beach that has a privileged view of the great Sugar Loaf, from there we will walk part 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 we will take a beautiful panoramic image of the heart of the River, 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!

  • Although the journeys are short, I recommend you to wear comfortable shoes, water and sunscreen.
  • Remind you that just because it is a free walking tour does not mean that it is free. Take into account my time and my money invested when giving your contribution.
  • The idea is that we are a group of more than 2 and no more than 5/6 to be able to enjoy the tour and do it in a more personalized way.
  • It is important that we get in touch to confirm the tour, try to leave me your whatsapp for any alteration.

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  • Meeting point:
    Praça General Tibúrcio próximo ao 520...
    Praça General Tibúrcio próximo ao 520 - Urca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22290-270, Brazil
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    We will meet at the corner of Praça General Tibúrcio, just below the sign with the digital clock (see map)

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Debora 09 Nov 2022

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Travelled alone - Sep 2022
Pupi un genio! El tour es muy bueno, se conoce Río de una manera diferente y muy divertida. Es un fotógrafo excelente y te brinda toda la ayuda que necesitas. ¡No se pierdan este tour!
Sun Shi 07 Nov 2022

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Walking with Pupi along the Urca neighborhood is a great local experience before or after riding Sugarloaf cable car. He took pictures of us in several photogenic sites and sent us the pictures before we said goodbye. It's a different kind of a walking tour. 1.5 hour is a right amount of time.
Elena 03 Nov 2022

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Un tour para los que buscan conocer lugares no tan turístico de Río y con una gran impronta! Cómo plus te llevas unas postales fantásticas de Río que saca el propio Pupi
Hugo 19 Oct 2022

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Excelente Tour, muy piola Pupi. Super amigable y predispuesto!
Leila 16 Oct 2022
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Pupy es muy profesional y muy amable¡¡¡
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.