Isabell Erdmann Private tour guide in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Isabell Erdmann

Guide profile:

I was born and raised in Germany and left my country at the age of 22 to live, work, and study in other European countries. I spent a couple of months in France and Belgium and nine years in England.

In 2002, I travelled to Brazil for the first time, and in 2005 I came to stay.

I started to work as a guide in 2006, first doing tours to the Northeast and Amazon Region, then specializing in tours in favelas, and in the historic and cultural centre of Rio de Janeiro.

I love Rio de Janeiro for its buzzing culture, art, and music scene. I like to show the visitors the places that are difficult to find without knowing your way around the city.

I offer favela tours to Cantagalo/Pavão/Pavãozinho, Vidigal; walks in the historic centre and in Lapa and Santa Teresa; hiking tours to waterfalls or up the peaks of Rio; apart form accompanying you to the Corcovado/Christ and the Sugar loaf.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars MARIA L.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Rio de Janeiro favela tours personalized

Rio de Janeiro city tours personalized

Rio de Janeiro sightseeing tours

Transportation by tour guide:

I normally use public transport and taxis, private transportation can be arranged upon request, depending on the number of people and the destination.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

All Highlights in One Day - 10 hour tour Price Per Group 200.00 Euro
Centre of Rio de Janeiro - 6 hour tour Price Per Group 140.00 Euro
Cinelândia, Lapa, and Santa Teresa Price Per Person 40.00 Euro
Favela Tour, Adventure, in Vidigal Price Per Person 60.00 Euro
Favela Tour, Culture, in Cantagalo Price Per Person 40.00 Euro
Favela Tour, in Babilônia Price Per Person 50.00 Euro
One Afternoon - including Sugar Loaf Price Per Group 150.00 Euro
One Day - 8 hour tour including Cristo Redentor Price Per Group 170.00 Euro

Tour guide interests:

Beaches, hiking, walking, samba, carnaval, capoeira, museums, folk art, architecture, culture in general, nature, social projects

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars MARIA L. 12 Dec 2016

5 stars Henri C. 01 Mar 2016

Very well spoken, informative and friendly. Excellent guide and quite entertaining. Highly recommended. Great tour.

5 stars Levi A. I. 29 Jan 2014

Isabella was fantastic!!! We couldn't have asked for a better person honestly. She was full of information and knowledge not just about Rio but the world abroad which was very enlightening. We don't know how we would have known so much without her!! Anyone looking for a good tour guide needs to contact isabella. We will definitely be looking for her again on our trip back.

5 stars Dick C. 08 Dec 2013

Isabella was the best guide we have ever had. Very knowledgeable in all areas and the 10 hours passed as if 10 minutes. Strongly recommend to all.

5 stars Kevin C. 20 Aug 2013

Isabell was a fantastic tour guide. Informative, welcoming, and punctual. My partner and I are grateful for the tour of Favela Cantagalo - highly recommended!

5 stars mike G. 20 Jan 2013

She was amazing we highly recommend her as a tour guide ! She knows the city like back of her hand ....

5 stars luis S. 04 Jan 2013

very well informed guide, with a very approachable personality. Isabell has lived in the favela community for more than 2 years and one can notice she is very aknowledge of these communities realities and particular circumstances.

5 stars Jens B. 08 Dec 2012

Excellent tour. We were 3 persons, one Swede, on Czech and on Danish and all of us had a tour we will never forget. We got a much more balanced view of the favelas and good insight in how ir is changing. We also saw lot of beutifull art on the houses in the "living museum". Isabell has very good knowledge of the history and explains with a passion that makes this exceptionel. We saw how life can be difficult, but we also meet a lot of friendly people and happy children. Just great. Thank you.

5 stars Greg T. 05 Aug 2012

Absolutely amazing tour. Isabell is so knowledgeable and so experienced there is no where she won't go and no question she couldn't answer. Well worth doing!!!

4 stars steven G. 23 Feb 2013

Isabelle was extremely knowledgeable and energetic. She also gave us great insight into the favella's of Rio. I would definitely recommend herb to tour Rio.

4 stars Rene R. 15 Sep 2012

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