rio de janeiro

Rio Free Walking Tour

Follow the Yellow Umbrella

Free Walking Tours from Monday to Saturday @ 9:30am.
Meeting point in front of the Theatro Municipal, Cinelandia.
English, Portuguese and Spanish. Details here.

We are back!

The #1 walking tour operator of Rio de Janeiro is back to action, and we are doing what we do best: walking tours in the City Center where you can learn a lot of Rio’s and Brazil’s history in a very creative way.
Learn more about us here and check the tours we offer here.

We are operating the Free Walking Tours from Mondays to Fridays. Check the tour details here.

Questions? Check our FAQ or contact us by email, WhatsApp or use the contact form.

So come and join us in an unforgettable experience.

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  • star rating  My trip to Rio was the best trip I have ever had. I learned so much and Marcelo and Faby were the best guides anyone could have. They truly enhanced... read more

    May 6, 2022

    star rating  Rafael was super kind and shared nice stories and facts. Thank you very much for the experience. I recommend it to everyone

    April 29, 2022

    star rating  If you are thinking about taking Rio free walking tour - this should be your choice. I booked last minute so I didn't have choice but taking a spanish tour... read more

    April 1, 2022
  • star rating  Excellent experience to spent up to three hours in Rio De Janeiro. To explore the historic city center and to understand more about the history of Rio.

    March 30, 2022

    star rating  Rafael was our guide and wonderful! Very knowledgeable, down to earth, easy to talk to. We loved learning about the history of rio and Brazil and seeing the historic parts... read more

    March 11, 2022

    star rating  I really liked the tour. I was by myself and as it was the day after carnival nobody else did the tour. But anyways the guide went just with me... read more

    March 11, 2022
  • star rating  Best way to get a proper introduction to Rio. Rafael was the best! We were only 2 people taking the tour, but he still gave us full attention and helped... read more

    March 1, 2022

    star rating  Rafael was a great guide. He was knowledgeable and indulged all our questions and musings about our own cultures and experiences. He gave us a crash course on Brazilian history... read more

    February 27, 2022

    star rating  Top tour given by Rafael with historical information about Rio and Brazil in général !
    Highly recommended !

    nathan b
    February 13, 2022
free tours

Free Walking Tour

The best way to know to Rio de Janeiro’s city center and learn not only the city’s history but Brazilian too.

private tours

Private Walking Tours

The same concept of the free walking tour only and exclusively for you and your group.

did you know

Did you Know?

Tips, Stories and Trivia about Rio.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the free tours really free?

Yes, they are. We don’t charge anything. But we encourage tipping the tour guides at the end of the tour. It’s not mandatory but it helps them to keep going.

How do I join the Free Walking Tour? Do I need to book?

You choose! Either you save your spot booking by email or WhatsApp or just show up!

What are the days and times that you are operating the Free Tours?

At this moment we are operating the Free Walking Tours on Thursdays and Fridays at 09:30 am.

What should I bring to the tours?

Comfortable shoes, light clothes, sunblock, sunglasses and bottled water. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your smile !

I have heard Rio is a very dangerous city. Is that true? Can I bring my camera or phone to the tour?

As any big city, Rio is not 100% safe. We recommend to avoid bringing jewerly. Cameras and phones usually are ok. The tour guides are always paying attention to the surroundings but we cannot guarantee 100% safety.

If I want to tip the guide, how much should I pay and how can I pay?

As previously explained tips are not mandatory but around the world usually the tip is around US$ 10.00. Feel free to give as much as you want. Just remember the tour guides don’t have credit card machines.

Are the tous cancelled due to bad weather?

Sunny and rainy days, we are waiting for you.

What about the Private Tours? What are the differences? Are they worht it?

Althought our Free Walking Tour is excellent and complete, the Private Walking Tours have more flexiblility and are greats options if you want exclusive attention, different days and times for your group. Totally worth it!

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