Guilherme Lima Private tour guide in Rio de Janeiro, Angra dos Reis, Petrópolis - Brazil

Guilherme Lima

Guide profile:



My name is Guilherme Lima, 45 yo, born and raised in Rio, tour guide registered on the Ministery of Tourism under the number 19.002129.96-9.

I´ve been a tour guide for 10 years and in this period I had the oportunity to work for the best agencies in Brazil, conducting groups in Rio and other cities and states, specially passengers of big cruise ships like the ones from MSC, Holland America, Oceania, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Crystal Cruises among others.

But my real expertise is private tours. I offer a personalized service, that´s why I don´t have lots of tours listed here, for each client I create a special itinerary according to what they want to do or see.

Get off the beaten track and come discover Rio with me !


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Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Shinji N.

We have fully enjoyed Rio because of his guide.

We really appreciate it.

See you!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

-> Transfers

Arriving or leaving Rio have a fast, safe, confortable and reliable transport waiting for you. No matter if you´re travelling by bus, plane or ship.

At your arrival i´ll be waiting for you at the gate with a sign with your name on it and take you to your hotel. On departure i´ll take you to the port, airport or bus station and assist you with the check-in.

I can also take you to other cities or states like Búzios, Petrópolis, Angra, São Paulo... or resorts like Club Med.

-> Tours

The great advantage of a private service is that you don´t have to get stucked to pre-defined tours or spend hours seating in a bus going from hotel to hotel picking up other passengers.

Just tell me what you wish to see and what you like to do and leave the rest with me, i´m sure you´ll be satisfied.

And don´t matter how much time you have available, from a few hours to a few days there´s always something to do in Rio !!!

-> Executive Transportation

If you come to Rio on business you certainly need a safe, confortable, reliable and fast transport to move around the city.

I have special adapters on the car to plug notebooks, cell phones... That way you can recharge your batteries or even work.

Transportation by tour guide:

I have Dodge Journey. Very comfortable, safe and reliable car. I can carry 04 passengers with luggage or 06 without. For bigger groups I can arrange a full size van or a bus.

I also have cables and power adapters so you can charge your phone, camera or even a notebook if needed.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Private Transfer from Rio de Janeiro to Buzios Price Per Group 250.00 USD
Private Transfer in Rio de Janeiro Price Per Group 75.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Shinji N. 29 Dec 2018

We have fully enjoyed Rio because of his guide.

We really appreciate it.

See you!

5 stars Samuel K. 18 Nov 2017

Gui, as he prefers to be addressed is one of most confident and amazing guides we had, he didnt make it feel like a transaction even once, going on our pace, helping us redraw itinerary and so patient and yet giving us so much information and going to places that was not on the itinerary and just constantly keeping us entertained, great food spots. felt very safe with him and laughed a lot, i mean a lot. if u r looking for someone in rio, it should be Gui. Just amazing person and guide.

5 stars Zoe M. 07 Aug 2017

We had a fabulous tour with Guilherme! Could not recommend him highly enough. He was informative and knew all the best parts, even though we wanted to do some things different from the usual tourist trail. He told us about fabulous restaurants and parks that we simply would not have found on our own. He made sure that we were safe, comfortable and happy at all times. If you are looking for a guide, Guilherme is a good choice!

5 stars Chuck B. 12 Feb 2017

My wife and I had a great experience visiting Rio. Guilherme is knowledgable and tailored our day with our highlights and his on point suggestions. I highly recommend his tour

5 stars Karen B. 03 Jan 2017

5 stars John C. 08 Nov 2016

Guilherme was great, what a wonderful time !!!

5 stars Murray M. 11 Aug 2016

Guillermo did a great job showing and taking us to the highlights of Rio in less than a day. He was on time and easy to work with. He's also really flexible and was able to accommodate our multiple pickup spots, timing issues, and any questions we had. Highly recommend!

5 stars Ann C. 04 Aug 2016


5 stars Tailored T. 07 Apr 2016

5 stars mirela C. 08 Aug 2015

Wonderful experience. My sister and I enjoy the tour very much. Guilherme tried to show us everything that was possible in a single day Knowledgeable, funny and professional. If you need a private tour guide. Guilherme is the one :-)

5 stars Richard B. 01 Mar 2015


5 stars John U. 17 Feb 2015

Guilherme was terrific. He showed up on time at our Bed and Breakfast, was very knowledgeable about Rio, seemed to know everyone in charge and got us around the tourist lines very quickly. He took pictures of us at different sites. We were impressed! Our next trip will definitely have Viator Guides because of the great experience with Guilherme!

5 stars sivakumar V. 21 Feb 2014

Guilherme Lima was very professional... perfect man for the Tour Guide.

5 stars Pam E. 13 Oct 2013

Guilherme was great. He was very flexible with our group and plans which changed. He is concerned about safety and also wants to make sure everyone enjoys themselves. You can count on Gui!!

5 stars Nick B. 05 Sep 2012

5 stars Stella G. 25 Apr 2012

Our guide was very friendly and very patient while taking us around. He was happy to take us anywhere we wanted to go and helpful. He was able to explain quite a bit about the history of Rio. We would certainly not hesitate to recommend him as a guide.

5 stars Karen B. 18 Feb 2012

We were so impressed by the quality and reliablilty of our guide.

He was so knowledgable and saved us time by his expertice.

We will recommend him to everyone we know.

It started with him being right there when we landed at the airport and ended with a trip to the cruise ship.

He was so easy to talk to aimed to please.

Our time in Rio was enriched by our tours.


5 stars David A. 12 Feb 2012

Guilherme was wonderful. We saw everything we wanted given our one day in Rio. He had a comfortable and air conditioned car and made us feel very safe and comfortable. I would highly recommend him for anyone wanting a safe and complete tour of Rio in one day. Our only hiccup was it took about 15-20 minutes to find him at the cruise terminal, although it was very busy that day. Guilherme also took us to a wonderful Brazilain BQ restaurant. We highly recommend him!

5 stars Faye T. 17 Sep 2011

Friendly and knowledgeable.

5 stars beverly S. 14 Jan 2011

Just wanted you to know that we had a wonderful day with your guide, Julio Rosas. He was such a pleasure to be with, very knowledgeable and a class act. Thank you so much.We will certainly recommend you to our friends as they travel to Rio.

5 stars Jonell W. 13 Jan 2011

We did not have Guilherme as our guide that day due to Guilherme hurting his foot the day prior. However, he did not miss a beat! I cannot say enough good things about Guilherme, Carlos, and our driver. I cannot thank Guilherme enough for his good communications but also accommodating my increased party size from 2 to 6 persons. I am sorry I did not get to meet Guilherme in person, but want to say thank you to Carlos. He speaks extremely good English and is very professional.

5 stars Jonas I. 20 Dec 2010

We enjoyed the tour in Rio very much! Guilherme showed us a lot of beautiful places and gave us valuable information. We have great pictures and memories of Rio.

Best regards and thanks again!

Jonas and Cintia

5 stars Joyce Y. 01 Apr 2010

Friendly and great tour guide. Had a good time in Rio.

5 stars Lewis W. 04 Jan 2010

Outstanding service. He was prompt, courteous, friendly, flexible, and worked hard to make our touring experience a delight. His English is excellent and my wife and I both recommend Guilherme highly.

Lewis Walker, Johns Creek, GA

5 stars melinda C. 03 Jan 2010

A wonderful tour with a very knowledgable and fun tour guide! thanks - Melinda and Bill

5 stars Carole A. 20 Dec 2009

We spent 2 1/2 days with Guilherme (or Louie as we called him) and had a most amazing vacation in Rio. We hit it off right from the moment that he picked us up at the airport. He was prompt, knowledgeable,friendly, and lots of fun. His English was perfect and we talked about Canada as much as Rio. We saw all the main sightseeing places in Rio and as an extra bonus, Louie took us to places that are off the beaten track and not seen by most tourists. I hightly recommend him.

Carole Andrews

5 stars Maxime D. 09 Dec 2009

guilherme was an excellent guide, we appreciated his competence and in spite of an atrocious day because of the rain, he could render this excursion very pleasant.If we come back in Rio we would like to have him again as our guide and we recommend him.

Andrée and Maxime DEPLANCK

5 stars Amy T. 25 Nov 2009

Guilherme was great! He was very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw things that we probably would not have found without him. It was a great value for the money and we would definitely use him again. In fact we have family who will be in Rio later this month and will be recommending his services to them.

5 stars Edythe A. 09 Oct 2009

Guilherme was fantastic as was Rio. We provided a list of places we wanted to visit and experiences we wanted to have and he organized our evening and daytime adventures. He was so terrific we hired him for an extra half day before leaving Rio.

Excellent English, great driver, knowledgeable, friendly and funny. Took us to fantastic off the beaten track restaurants, shops and sights.

Highly recommend him!

5 stars Sujendra M. 10 Aug 2009

Very personalized and accommodating sightseeing tours.

Extremely knowledgeable on Rio and Brazil in general.

Showed me the true local side of Rio including local eating places etc.

Character - Friendly, helpful, obliging, good sense of humour.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Sujendra, I had a very good time also !!!

3 stars rosanna R. 09 Jan 2017

well to begin with it was a dissapointment the fact that the tour guide we had hired did not showed up and instead sent someone else in his place, without giving us prior notice so we could decide if we wanted to do the tour or not, we did not knew that Guilherme was ill, according to what the guide said, until we saw him in the lobby, to me it was very wrong because we hired him due to the reviews and experience. the tour was good overall, guide was very helpful, just that i feel this was wrong

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