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Photography and walk through the historic center of Rio de Janeiro! private tour

Your Guru: Pupi
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4.5
6 ratings
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 2h

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

I have a different proposal to offer you:

Let's tour the center of Rio de Janeiro learning a little Portuguese while taking beautiful photos for your social networks!

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 in the center of Rio!

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.


We'll meet on the metro at the CINELANDIA station, from where we'll go to the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura , whose main hall stands out for its lavishness and its neo-Manueline style ornaments (yes, it looks like a set from Harry Potter).

Then we will walk 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. Then through the famous Arcos da Lapa , an aqueduct built in the 18th century and which today is the iconic setting of 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 take photos of you, as well as teach you some words that can make your stay in Brazil easier.


ATTENTION:

  • Although the journeys are short, I recommend you to wear comfortable shoes, water and sunscreen.
  • Rio is not a dangerous city, it is a city where you have to be careful: I will tell you when it is not convenient for you to take out your cell phone.
  • 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 no more than 3 or 4 to be able to enjoy the tour and do it in a more personalized way.


Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: 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

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 (6)

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Professionalism
4.33
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4.5
Expression
4.67
Quality
4.17
Route
4.67
Ramiro
26 Jul 2022 Heredia
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Travelled alone - Jul 2022

Super amable. Muy atento a tomar fotos y hasta hacer la fila para las escaleras de Selaron. Muy divertido y buena conversación. Super recomendado.

Federico
16 Jun 2022 Montevideo
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Travelled in group - Jun 2022

Fernanda
06 Jun 2022 Buenos Aires
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Fue muy simpático y el recorrido estuvo bien

Noelia
01 Jun 2022 Buenos Aires
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Travelled in couple - May 2022

Todo excelente

Elsa
02 May 2022 Bogotá
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Travelled alone - May 2022

Excelente recorrido! I love it.

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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!