Santa Teresa Bondinho Tour: Rio's Bohemian Enclave

Explore the neighborhood's eclectic artistic scene and homes from a bygone era
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About the Tour
3 hours
Rio de Janeiro
Photos & Highlights
  • Tour of Rio’s Santa Teresa neighborhood led by an artist or historian
  • Gain an understanding of Rio’s Belle Epoque era and its current art scene
  • Bondinho Tram Ride, Santa Teresa Neighborhood, and Parque das Ruinas
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8 Reviews (4.8)

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This was our second tour with Carlos and it was great. He is extremely knowledgeable about both Brazilian history/the tour as well as the many other modern-day political/social/economic questions we asked. Could not recommend him more!
Carlos is superb. An urban planner and teaches in law school while working on his doctorate. Makes it sound like he’s old but he isn’t, just experienced and knowledgeable as well as personable. There was a problem with the tour but it didn’t relate to Carlos. We had a confirmed reservation from Early Dec 2018. We got-to the designated starting point 5 min early. We waited. After about 20 min we called the Context number in NY. Seems that they had cancelled our reserved, pre paid tour and had called Carlos telling him that he didn’t have a tour. What I haven’t said is that we had agreed to pay for three people so thar the tour would happen even though there were only 2 of us. A return phone call said that Carlos had been reached but it would be 40 min before he could meet us which he did. We were told that the charge would be adjusted. We announced that the charge would be cancelled. They agreed. A lot of unnecessary confusion but Carlos gave a superb tour.