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discover the best of rio and its hidden gems
with our private tours

Chinese View Belvedere in the Rio de Janeiro's Rainforest
Sugar Loaf Mountain
Imperial Museum in Petropolis

Explore Rio de Janeiro in a way only a private tour can offer

We are Be Free Tours, a private tour operator in Rio de Janeiro. But, above all, we are cariocas, in love with our city and its wonders. Since 2013 we have been offering personalized private guided tours in English, Portuguese and Spanish  so you can have the best experiences with comfort, safety, the convenience of flexible itineraries, with a private car with a driver and a certified tour guide at your disposal. Learn more about us here.

Why choose us when visiting Rio? Find out here. You can also check some photos of our tours in our gallery.

If you have a question, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions section and/or email or Whatsapp us. You can also reach us using the contact form.

And don’t forget to read our blog for trivia and stories about Rio and Brazil.

But if you prefer to go straight to the point, check our tours here. For more tours in Rio (even some free ones) and other South American countries, you can check our Viator and Civitatis affiliate pages.

Have fun!

featured tours

All the itineraries are flexible for changes

Questions? Check our FAQ and email or whatsapp us

Christ the Redeemer Statue

Rio City Essentials

Our best-selling tour! The best way to visit all the must-sees in the city.

Hotel Casino Quitandinha in Petropolis

Petropolis – The Imperial City

Join us in this time-travel tour to the lovely Petropolis, 1 hour away from Rio downtown, the place chosen by the Brazilian Royal Family to build their summerhouse in the 1800s.

Arraial do Cabo

Arraial do Cabo with Boat Tour

Visit the “Brazilian Caribbean” and explore its wonders in a 3-hour boat tour.

why choose us

Freedom and Flexibility. In conventional tours and travels, you are stuck with fixed itineraries, times, and length of stay imposed by agencies. With our more customizable program, you create your own itinerary, choosing what to visit, what to see and experience, how long to stay, and are free to make last-minute changes. Want to visit the most commonly visited destinations? Let’s go! Want to carve your own path and visit different places? We’re all in! Of course, we can give you suggestions, but in the end, the decision is always yours.

Professional, passionate and friendly Tour Guides and Drivers

It is you and your group only: exclusive attention, more comfort, and privacy. Your time, your pace

'On the fly' adaptations: change the itineraries during the tours

A more complete experience

Private tours are the the best way to visit Rio

But don’t just take our word for it!
Check our customers reviews on TripAdvisor

  • star rating  We were extremely concerned about traveling to Rio because I we have heard from everyone and anyone is that you would be mugged! Let me clear the air on... read more


    star rating  Just finished the private tour today with Rafael. My wife and I were extremely pleased. First Rafael is a knowledgeable and cool guy to spend the day with. We got... read more


    star rating  I had an amazing time with Fabiana and Marcelo. They took me to Christ the Redeemer by train, Sugar Loaf Mountain (recommend getting the fast pass!), Tijuca National Park on... read more

  • star rating  Marcelo was awesome. Perfect English, helpful with other things other than his tour. Rio tourist sites are busy but Marcelo planned the day to pick quieter times and skip the... read more


    star rating  A fantastic tour!! The guide is a great guy, very knowledgeable, and we had a really good time seeing all the sights! So much was packed into the day -... read more


    star rating  Marcelo and his team were extremely flexible and accommodating for this fantastic day outing. Rafael was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about Brazil and Rio deJaneiro. He and Junior (our... read more

    Tsutsumi B
  • star rating  I strongly recommend this company for those who want to have a tailored sightseeing on their own without time constrain and adapting to other fellow tourists.
    We had time... read more


    star rating  I had a perfect experience beyond what I expected! Marcelo and Fabiana were great! I only had a day in Rio to experience all I could. We hit the highlights... read more


    star rating  Rafa is a nice and knowlegible guy. He knows many about the history of the city. We designed the tour route together and do as we expect.
    Only pity is... read more


Read all the reviews here.

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frequently asked questions

What are the preventive measures against covid-19 adopted on the tours? If I'm already vaccinated, do I need to follow them?

We have been following the safety measures recommended by WHO and OMT along with the city laws. Wearing face masks is not mandatory anymore but we recommend using them. All our guides and drivers are fully vaccinated and our vehicles are sanitized after tours.

I don't know if I want to visit the places listed on the tours. Can I change itineraries?

Definitely yes! This is perhaps the main advantage of private tours, especially ours: flexibility. And these changes can be made even during the tour!

Are the tours canceled in case of bad weather? If so, am I entitled to a refund?

Usually, we do not cancel tours due to bad weather, unless under extreme conditions. What we do is change the itinerary or even, if possible, the date. An exception is the trip to Arraial do Cabo because depending on weather conditions, the Navy does not authorize boats to sail. In this specific case (Arraial) we will fully refund you.

I am not sure if I feel safe booking on your website. How can I be sure that it's not a fraud?

We have a TripAdvisor profile and we are registered in the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism. But we understand your concern. There is a lot of scams on the Internet so if you don’t feel safe and/or comfortable booking directly on our website, we strongly recommend that you do on TripAdvisor. You can follow this link or search for ‘be free rio’ on their website. No matter the source of your booking we guarantee that you will have an unforgettable experience!

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