About Us

What do we do?

Rio Love Story exist to support Leisure & Group travelers to Rio de Janeiro, Buzios, Ilha Grande, Paraty, Pantanal, Bonito, The Amazon, and Foz do Iguacu,with complete packages ( transfers, experiences, accommodations ) that are fun, comfortable and provide unforgettable memories.

We prefer to give you a personalised and different experience that will make you want to come back to the city again and contact us again every time you do.

Our guides all have authorisation from the Brazilian Tourist Ministry to guide and are selected because of their extensive knowledge about the city, it’s culture and fun personality.

Our main office is in Ipanema – Rio de Janeiro, but we also have branch offices in Pantanal and Bonito.

We aim to make friends, not customers.

How do We Work?

We offer a strong commitment to helping you with your travelling plans and we are known for giving individual attention, loving what we do, and delivering quality performance & services.
We work with a highly qualified and multilingual staff and we have guides who speak English, Spanish, French, Swedish.

We value:

  • Keeping what we promise
  • Professionalism
  • The comfort, security and time of our customers
  • Less lines and more fun ( our Certified Guides have special access at ticket lines at attractions )
  • Delivering experiences that leave unforgettable memories
  • Sharing our love for Rio de Janeiro and Brazil.

The CORE Team

Tavi - Quality & Strategy

Tavi is the founder and responsible for Rio Love Story.
He previously worked for the telecom giant Ericsson for 16 years and in 15 countries, as a Senior Project Manager, before he decided to return to Rio de Janeiro in 2011 to receive visitors from all over the world and show them how amazing the city is.

Bree Anne - Sales & Admin

Hi, my name is Bree Anne and I am originally from New York, but live in Rio since 2015. 

Rio is abundance of life on the streets no matter where you turn. No one here is rushing off to go anywhere and there is always time to stop and have a beer with old or new friends.

Victor Pacheco - Guide Coordinator

I am Victor Pacheco, born and raised in Rio De Janeiro, I am in love with this Rio de Janeiro, its history, geography and the people. When I am not guiding I spend time with family or play rugby with friends.

Raquel Cunha - Digital Marketing

Hi, my name is Raquel. Originally, I am from São Paulo but I call Rio my home since 2006. I love working with Digital Marketing here in Rio because of the beauty of the city makes it easy to create great content. I work with Rio Love Story since 2018.

We are “Cariocas”

We are a diverse and fun team who are prepared to give you a great experience in Rio, the “Carioca” way.
Our guides all have authorisation from the Brazilian Tourist Ministry to guide and are selected because of their extensive knowledge about the city and for having a charismatic personality. How can we help you in Rio?

what do our customers say about us?

WHERE IN IPANEMA ARE WE LOCATED?

Bonito

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