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My name is Gentil Christianes  and I was born and raised in Rio. I am  a tour guide registered on the Ministery of Tourism, with over 20 years of experience as a national and international tour guide, having conducted groups in Brazil and abroad.

I am fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish, also have good notion of Japanese and German, and I can assure you that I will fulfill and exceed your expectations as a tour guide with personalized quality assistance in the city and surroundings.

Rio de Janeiro, known as the Marvelous City, is flanked by gorgeous mountains, white-sand beaches, verdant rainforestsa city rich in culture and surprises around every corner, occuping one of the most spectacular settings of any metropolis in the world.

The mighty Maracanã Stadium, will be the home of matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic and Paraolympic Summer Games.

Rio’s residents, known as cariocas, live for the moment enjoying the world-famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, come to Rio and be a part of this atmosphere.

The excitement of the Carioca spirit can be also seeing and experienced at the memorable festival of Rio Carnival with the electrifying energy of the Sambadrome, where the elite Samba Schools of Rio compete in a spectacular performance

The mystifying celebration of New Year’s Eve in Rio it is a beautiful spectacle that culminate in one of the best fireworks displays in the world over Copacabana Beach.

Come to this paradise that has enchanted visitors for centuries, here you will enjoy the atmosphere of our beaches, the warmth of Brazilian music, like samba, get to taste new flavors and traditions of Brazilian cuisine, including rodízio-style Churrascaria restaurants, feijoada — the national dish, and Caipirinha — the national drink.

The city of Rio de Janeiro will host the XXXI Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in 2016, you can get the chance to know Rio de Janeiro and be part of the first Olympic Games hosted in South America.