Speedy replies, reliable, kind and knowledgable drivers. Very professional and safe. Used them for airport transfers and round-trip from Ipanema to Buzios!
Review by Neneh Allenou1 year ago
This was excellent and something that me and my girlfriend thoroughly enjoyed. The whole experience and structure of the evening is very well thought out and really original. Edson was our concierge for the evening and he made us feel extremely welcome in his home and safe/comfortable throughout the night.
If you are looking to experience a taste of an authentic Samba party and get a true feel for a night out in Rio, with the locals, this is the perfect night for you.
Review by Krolyushka1 year ago
Amazing authentic tour that I will never forget! Had the best time as a single female travelling to Rio for the first time, was nervous about being in the city alone but after this tour have a completely different view of Rio and am nervous no longer. Lauren and Val opened my eyes to the beauty and warmth of the city with the samba party tour. Spent time with the coolest people and really got to take a deep dive into what it is to be “cairioca” (sp)? They helped me secure a taxi back to my hotel at the end of the night (and I even met the best taxi driver he was so lovely)! Recommend the tour with all my heart - just do it!! Rio is incredible and the tour made it even more so.
Review by Esmael1 year ago
Thanks for a great day Lauren, we enjoyed being able to get out to see historical sights, some off the beaten track that tourists wouldn't find. I learned a lot about the Centro and Lapa area, it was insightful. You have a fab personality and we felt very relaxed venturing out with you. Thanks very much! From two travelling kiwis
Review by Tamsila1 year ago
Great time! Definitely recommend it!
Review by Bostonia1 year ago
We are so grateful we booked our Brazil trip through Bromelia Rio...Lauren is such a wonderful person and we felt we were in good hands before and during our visit. Right from the initial contact, she was fast in getting back to us and took away the stress and anxiety of visiting a foreign country where we don't speak the language. She made us feel relaxed and fully prepared for our trip. We were able to visit places only locals would know about - she definitely knows all the hidden spots...Thank you for an unforgettable trip!
Review by Berch1 year ago
I know Lauren personally, and I trusted her to take care of my parents on their first trip outside the United States! The trip went without a hitch, and my parents had the best of time. They can't stop talking about the tours and the stay and the ways that Lauren made them feel at home even though they were far away from home. Thanks! Lauren is a worker who puts everything into giving guests the best experience. Plus my mom made a new friend!
Review by Mrs Black1 year ago
Lauren and Val were amazing! We did a few of their excursions and both were perfect. Our hike up to Dois Iramos was incredible, with perfect views. It was tiring, but well worth it when we made it to the top. The local tour to the bloco party was fun too. Not an experience you would get if you didn't go with a local since it can be very overwhelming going on your own, so go with Lauren! The VIP Camarote parade was also perfect. When I searched on my own for tickets, it was overwhelming with too much information, Lauren was well informed of what to chose from and had her own package for us which made it 100% easier than us doing it on our own.
Thank you Lauren and Val and can't wait to come back to Rio!
Review by AngelaG1 year ago
Lauren was an outstanding host. She helped me not only plan an amazing date night with my wife (for her birthday) in Rio (our first time ever) but coordinate purchasing concert tickets in a foreign country. As you can imagine preparing to have fun in an unknown country was daunting, but she helped every step of the way. She’s extremely knowledgeable, relational, and detailed - took care of us from beginning to end! Oh and taught us how to Samba!! Would highly recommend using Lauren for everything/anything you need in RIO! She’s the BEST. Jordan and Katrina
Review by Flavyane1 year ago
We (a UK 60 something couple) did the Back Street Samba Party Excursion back in early December 2017. we (I) managed to get the time wrong and we turned up a little late and somewhat flustered. Lauren put us at ease, gave us a few drinks , taught us a few dance moves and we were ready to go!
We joined another (30 Something) couple and after a few drinks we were all best friends and off we went.
We had a lovely , fun and memorable night out. As we were late we had to grab some Brazilian street food on the run and being pretty much vegetarian we thought this was going to be impossible. In fact we had some tremendous food on the tour , in fact amongst the best of the entire trip. and by no means the most expensive!
Lauren was a charming and gracious host and we would recommend this tour to anyone passing through Rio.
Tom and Amanda
Review by Ansuphilip1 year ago
Lauren took me on a trip to see samba in Rio, an excellent time. She introduced us to the local food and was patient and accommodating. She also connected me with an excellent tour guide who made the trip to Pedra Bonita very chill. Thanks Lauren!
Review by Basileus Punar1 year ago
What am amazing local cultural experience, truly got to be a local for the evening at Roda de Samba! Lauren was so welcoming, knowledgeable and fun. Any information we needed, she knew it all.
I will definitely recommend this excursion to anyone traveling to Rio and encourage them to stay at their AirBNB as well, truly wonderful travel adventure!
Review by StephDaniella1 year ago
We are so happy we found Lauren and Bromelia Rio! We needed help with a day tour of Rio for 6 people and luggage and preferred an English speaker for ease. Lauren was prompt, patient and accommodating with our multiple requests and changes. She set us up with Wanessa and a van for the day. Even with a few challenges that were outside of our control, Wanessa was calm when it came to shuffling our schedule and re-ticketing. She was able to drive us safely and confidently to each of our desired points and still have our guests at the airport on time!
Review by KCPlans1 year ago
Lauren and her travel company are amazing. I did the Carnival Samba School and New Years 2018. Lauren herself is an incredible person and full of life. She personally takes you to different events and it definitely isn't a "travel company, logo wearing" bar crawl style outing. She actually immerses you in the culture so you feel part of the event vice just observing from the outside. After the event is over she ensures that you get home safely and stays in touch giving suggestions for food, bars, and other activities. You really do make a lifelong friend. I highly recommend anything from her company.
Review by Miss Kojder Tarczon1 year ago
Our stay at Bromelia Rio was awesome. We also booked tours there that allowed us to relax and experience the beauty--without having to stress over details of times, traffic, and language. We went to see the Christ and the Gardens.
Lauren is welcoming and gives attention to even the smallest needs and details. She is abounding in knowledge, inspiring, and eager to help. The balcony room is gorgeous and rich with history. I felt safe there, with close walking to beach, and wonderful food places.
As guests at Bromelia Rio, we felt more like friends or family---It's a top go-to place.
Review by TheAdic1 year ago
Lauren was great to work with! She arranged a futból game as well as transport to and from. She was invaluable as well as Valdemir who personally came with us to the game and helped us with the language barrier. I wish I had found her and her agency earlier in our stay. I would highly recommend using her services in the future. Plus she is bilingual which is a huge help to English speakers!
Review by StamP Grannel1 year ago
One of the best tour experiences you can get! Beyond the tours and adventures that they offer directly, they will go above and beyond, suggesting local bars, clubs, and restaurants that fit your style and interest. My trip would not have been the same without them.
Review by Blondie1 year ago
Excelent services and very good ideas, entertaining but excelent information about Rio and Brazil! Highly recommendable
Review by Reddaway1 year ago
We went to Rio last December/January and booked two tours with bromelia. A helicopter tour which was really special for us and a tour at botanical gardens and parque lage. Lauren is such a enchanting person and we enjoyed spending time with her so much! She truly looked after our every need and was such a perfect local guide! Our number one in Rio de Janeiro! Thanks a lot! 😘
Review by Bafford Mahakam2 years ago
Bromelia Rio is the most amazing travel concierge! My husband and I were treated like family, given recommendations for great restaurants that were not crowded with tourists, but friendly locals. Every suggestion made was exceptional: tropical gardens, museums, dance party, tiny beach bars - I felt it was all tailored to us. Can't wait to go back and experience the things we just didn't have enough time for!
Review by RWynyard Ponna2 years ago
Had a great stay and Lauren was fantastic helping us experiencing more of Rio. She also organised a surf session for us to have a private instructor which was amazing!
Review by Bafford Trasente2 years ago
It was a very fun experience! Lauren is an amazing host and shared with us her knowledge and experience of Brasil. We Had some great street food and drinks. We also met some amazing locals and the way they really live a Carioca night. Also, we felt safe the whole time! We recommend it 100%!
Review by Nadall Palazzola2 years ago
If you're like me, you're probably reading this review to gauge whether or not it's "worth it" to hire Bromelia to be your local guide during your stay in Rio. Let me clear it up for you right off the bat: stop overthinking this; it is totally, unequivocally, 100% worth it!
You'll probably have a good time either way (it is Rio Freakin' de Janeiro, after all) but if you want to truly have a GREAT time, you'll do yourself a favor (and save a great deal of worry) by letting Lauren handle all the logistics for any of the experiences she offers. We did the Backstreet Samba Party on our last of ten nights in Brazil and it was one of the most memorable experiences of our lives! Amazing music, dancing, atmosphere, food, and people! Honestly, the only mistake we made was not contacting Lauren earlier in our trip. Thanks so much, Lauren!
Review by Lingying2 years ago
Lauren is an excellent host, knowledgeable of culture and a fun person to chat with. She knows where to take you, how o keep you safe, and how to show you the BEST parts of Brazil!