DOWNTOWN RIO: Photos and walk through the historic center of Rio de Janeiro! -tour for few people-

Duration: 2h
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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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

I have a different proposal to offer you:

Let's tour the center of Rio de Janeiro learning a bit of history while I take beautiful photos for your social networks! Aren't you tired of not having a worthy photo of your trips? Does your partner or travel companion not pay attention to your photos? Do you want to make your ex envious by showing him how well you are enjoying Rio? Let's find a photo worthy of your Instagram in the center of Rio!

My name is Pupi Castro, I'm an Argentine designer, musician and comedian, I thought of these tours as a relaxed and fun personalized experience, I really enjoy sharing what I love about this city and based on my reviews, my walkers too.

We will meet in the subway at the CINELANDIA station, in front of the McDonalds, we will go through this square and from there to the Largo de São Francisco square where we will enter the São Francisco de Paula Church and then the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura* whose main hall is It stands out for its lavishness and its neo-Manueline style ornaments (yes, it's the one that looks like a Harry Potter set).

Upon leaving, we will walk through Tiradientes Square to the Sao Sebastian Cathedral in Rio de Janeiro, which does not matter if you are religious or not, the stained glass windows and the imposing architecture will surely mobilize you. Upon leaving, we will pass under the famous Arcos da Lapa , one of the most iconic settings in this city.
Finally, we will finish the tour in the beautiful Escaderia Selarón , a pedestrian street in the shape of a staircase that was intervened by a Chilean artist that is full of color.

Along the way I will tell you a little about the history of each of the places and I will indicate the spots that I consider the best for your photos (or videos), but of course you can ask me at any time, I will use my camera and then I will send the photos in a Drive folder.


  • Although the journeys are short, I recommend you to wear comfortable shoes, water and sunscreen.
  • Rio is a city where you have to be careful, not afraid: I'll tell you when it's convenient to put your cell phone away.
  • Remind them 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 tips
  • 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.
  • *The Real Gabinete Português de Leitura is not open on Saturdays/Sundays

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

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  • Meeting point:
    Praça Floriano, 10 - Centro, Rio de J...
    Praça Floriano, 10 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20031-050, Brazil
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    I will be in front of the Gilberto Gil mural that is located in front of the McDonalds a few meters from the Cinelandia Metro station

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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Gladis 23 Dec 2022

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Travelled in family - Dec 2022
Excelente tour, Pupi fue muy entretenido, amable y además saca unas fotos increíbles.
Sophie 19 Nov 2022

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Great guide and incredible pictures! We had so much fun. Much recommended!!!
Walter 26 Sep 2022

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
Muy buen tour para conocer otra cara de Río de Janeiro. Pupi fue súper amable y nos dio información muy útil incluso días después de nuestro tour. No se debería dejar RDJ sin hacer este tour. Totalmente recomendado.
Luciana 19 Sep 2022
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in family - Sep 2022
Súper recomendable el paseo. Además Pupi toma muy lindas fotografías. Gracias !!!
Yolanda 14 Sep 2022
Mexico City

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
Una forma muy amena y segura de conocer el centro de Río. Altamente recomendable.
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people 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.