RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
Above all come to Rio de Janeiro to enjoy yourself. Book a Holiday Houseboy, your local gay friendly tour guide. He will look after your safety and welfare at all times. Not unlike other cities, Rio can be dangerous, so please follow their advice accordingly.
Phelipe loves life. A party animal he loves to have fun. Work wise he has worked in the hotel industry as a hotel receptionist. Not only in Brazil, but in USA and Argentina as well. A well experienced explorer himself, Phelipe has visited many of the South American countries. So he loves to go out and enjoys discovering new things, especially in the company of friends. So Phelipe is an ideal guy to show you around the latest happenings of the city. As for hobbies, he enjoys reading, theatre, movies, arts and photography. Book Phelipe and I think you’ll have a fun time around Rio.
Phelipe is 36 years old, a non smoker and speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Total cost for the guide services of Phelipe for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 90 in cash to Phelipe after his services. Total 135 US dollars.
Similarly the total cost for the guide services of Phelipe for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 25 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Phelipe after his services. Total 75 US dollars.
This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.
“Phelipe told us where to meet him. Together we made a plan of what we would do for the day. Phelipe’s English was perfect and he has a good sense of humour. We are interested in architecture and he pointed out interesting buildings on our route. He arranged for a drink on a roof top bar with a great view of Copacabana beach. We were there during Carnival and Phelipe had us in the middle of the celebration. With Phelipe’s guidance, we always felt safe. Taxis are inexpensive and we utilized taxis to cover different areas of the city. Phelipe communicated with the drivers. Our plan for the day was flexible as interesting things to see would just pop up and the plan would be changed. He returned us to the cruise terminal at the end of the day. We recommend Phelipe as a tour guide. He allowed us to make the most of our short time in Rio. Thank you for arranging this for us. We look forward to working with you again.” – Larry, USA (February)
“Phelipe has been absolutely perfect. He met me the day before to understand my needs. His mission was not easy as I had been to Rio before and knew most landmarks, but he organised an amazing bicycle tour between Ipanema (my place) and downtown, managed to book a concert at the municipal opera, took me to dinner and showed me different neighbourhoods where I could stay next time. So, 5 stars!!!” – Michelle, France
“I was a bit nervous traveling for the first time by myself in my 52yrs on this planet! Phelipe calmed those nerves from his initial outreach to me and by the time we met up, I was not only excited to see Rio De Janeiro but was just as excited to meet this kind & intelligent soul! Phelipe asked me what I wanted to see and what type of nightlife I had envisioned…my answer was…”Show me what you & your friends would do on a Sunday Night and sprinkle is some cool things you think that I must see”. He did just that…Samba in Gloria, Snoop Dog Video Shoot Location, Brazilian staples for food and drinks and so much more!! We ended the night dancing our butts off in Copacabana then a midnight snack at an amazing diner! I am most likely going to be hiring him once more on this trip and whenever I am in a city he is in!!! I now just call Phelipe my new friend!!! 11 out of 10❤️🇧🇷” – Brent, USA
“Phelipe did an amazing job hosting my tour in Rio de Janiero. He got in touch to find out my interests and made some wonderful recommendations to devise a perfect day. He also gave me some great advice for things I could easily do for the remainder of my trip. During the tour, he was very knowledgeable about the sites and surroundings of Brazil, and provided amazing history and context for the culture. Phelipe is insightful, friendly, and helpful. He speaks great English (among other languages), and has a very charming personality; I enjoyed our conversation as much as seeing the city. Phelipe is a wonderful contact to have for any visitor who wants to know Rio as the locals do–I highly recommend him, and will definitely book him for my next visit.” – Jaami, USA
Brian is a Brazilian guy. He has grown up in the city of Rio, so knows it extremely well. He would love to show you all of the amazing sides of Rio de Janeiro — things that only a local guy can show you. Brian is currently studying Business Studies in the Federal University of Rio State (UFF), the best business school in Brazil. But he has a big heart too. He is also a volunteer in several social projects, teaching entrepreneurship and innovation skills for underprivileged children in critical areas. Brian has already worked as a tourist guide in the country towns of Cabo Frio, Buzios and Arraial do Cabo. His hobbies are numerous. They include the arts, movies, surfing, skate boarding, music, swimming, volleyball, the beach and of course soccer. With lots of experience and passion for his city, Brian would love to join you in your journey around Rio.
Brian is 22 years old, a non smoker and speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English.
Total cost for the guide services of Brian for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 105 in cash to Brian after his services. Total 150 US dollars.
For half a day of 4 hours, the cost of Brian’s guide services = a non refundable deposit of USD 25 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 65 in cash to Brian after his services. Total 90 US dollars
This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.
As Brian is a registered tour guide, during these covid times, Brian has to register with the Tourism Board of Rio for each trip, and pay a USD 15 registration fee. This is included in the price you pay Brian.
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Our other destinations in Brazil are Joao Pessoa, Manaus, Natal, Recife and Sao Paulo.
To make the most of your stay in Rio de Janeiro, book one or more of these amazing activities.
Highlights of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro may not be the capital of Brazil, but it certainly has the vibe of an exotic vibrant city. Besides the famous beaches, enjoy its cuisine, people and music.
In spite of all the beach activity, watch out for Christ The Redeemer. He will be looking down on you from Mount Corcovado. On the other hand you may prefer to take a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. The cable car was the third of its kind in the world when constructed. However you must not miss the largest carnival in the world. The Rio Carnival. Additionally join in their Fruit Ball.
Water activities are popular. For example you can take a boat to Guanabara Bay. Similarly you could take a fast boat to Ilha Grande or take some water transport to Angros dos Reis.
When it comes to museums, why not try the National History Museum, the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil or the Casa dos Piloes Archaeology Museum. In addition there are specialised museums such as the Flamengo Museum and the Football Museum in Barra da Tijuca. And one of the strangest museums, the Museum of Tomorrow.
>Rio is not without its art galleries. Try the workshop at Fabrica da Bhering. Or you may wish to try the gallery at Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas.
Rio’s favelas or shanty towns are also famous. Though a visit here may seem intriguing, this should be done with caution. It is not advised to travel in this area. Don’t wear any expensive jewellery and do not carry your wallet around with you. Just take some cash and dress down not up. Don’t let this stop you having a good time, just be sensible.
Perhaps better to visit one of the community projects where funds reach out to those in need.
Other activities include a jeep ride through the Tijuca Rain Forest, hand gliding, the Botanic Gardens, the Aquario and much more.
Of course Rio is famous for its beaches.
Not only Copacabana and Ipanema but also try others such as Arpoador beach and Praia de Grumari. Street sellers too will be selling anything from beaded necklaces to local food.
Beaches are places for partying so expect music and drink to be around too.
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