rio de janeiro
Rio Free Walking Tour
Follow the Yellow Umbrella
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.
For this moment, due to de covid-19 pandemic, we are operating the Free Walking Tours on Thursdays and Fridays. Check the tour details here.
So come and join us in an unforgettable experience.
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
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
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
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 Walking Tours
The same concept of the free walking tour only and exclusively for you and your group.
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?
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!