Hi! We are a network of tour guides committed to ensure you take the most out of your experience in Brasil.

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Welcome! I'm Kelly Tavares, the founder of Rio Encantos Tours. I'm a native Carioca (the name given to people who were born in Rio de Janeiro) and I connect tour guides, organisations and people to share their passions while they travel. Our network of independent tour guides is passionate about our culture. We love samba and forró music, history, nature, love and peace, parties and art! We are advocates of our African and indigenous legacies and through our way of living we acknowledge a history that is still under-represented.

To expand the range of activities and to work in a collaborative manner we have being creating partnerships with tour guides and organisations across the Atlantic, with special attention to initiatives around African heritage tours. 

We offer experiences throughout Brazil and we're connecting with other like-minded tour guides to grow our network.

Our goal is to provide a menu of activities with a window of flexibility. Depending on the routes you choose and on the particular group formed we can make choices together to design the routes' themes. This makes our tours unique; each tour is shaped by the group's personal interests. In a city as diverse and exciting as Rio, there is something for everyone to love and we will find it together!

Aside you can see a picture of a few of us since it is difficult to picture everyone at one presentation as well as to display all the activities that we are able to offer countrywide.

Our unification is a work-in-progress for a life endure as our research, work for freedom and building bridges to acknowledge our roots.

 

SAnta Teresa red
SAnta Teresa red
Guia Luan Paraty
Guia Luan Paraty
Luana
Luana
Sayuri Guia Salvador Bahia
Sayuri Guia Salvador Bahia
Damiana
Damiana
Cirlan Projeto Morrinho
Cirlan Projeto Morrinho
Pitti
Pitti

Guide and performer at the Coffee Valley in Vassouras city

Marcio Guia Vale do Café
Marcio Guia Vale do Café
Guia Lorena
Guia Lorena

Carioca e eternamente encantada pelo Rio de Janeiro, Lorena encontrou no turismo e no trabalho com o público a sua vocação. Atuando como guia há dois anos, essa amante das artes vê na cidade e suas ruas possibilidades infinitas de descobertas. Sempre feliz em receber turistas do mundo todo, tem prazer em poder partilhar com eles a história, a cultura e as peculiaridades da Cidade Maravilhosa.

Damiana
Damiana
Isabella
Isabella
Eddie
Eddie
Marcia Nascimento
Marcia Nascimento

Passionate about Samba and night life. She is the lady to show you the wonders of different samba schools.

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Erik Martins
Erik Martins

Born, raised and passionate about Rocinha. Erik is one of a kind guide. The best we know!

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Annette Runge
Annette Runge

German born and raised. Brazilian by heart. This guide will show you wonders.

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Our Little Africa Tour has a  ACCESS YOUR AUDIOGUIDE ON VOICEMAP APP. Please support the recording of other experiences for the route of your choice. I can tell stories using audio or video recordings for each tour. Please contribute with comments, money or volunteer to support the work we do. Any DONATIONS are very welcome. They can also become vouchers for your future trips to Brazil.

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