The Guanabara Bay was reached by Portuguese explorers in an expedition commanded by Gonçalo Coelho on January 1, 1502. Hence Rio de Janeiro, "January River": those sailors thought Guanabara Bay was a river.
The city was founded on March 1, 1565 by Estácio de Sá, also a Portuguese, who named it São Sebastião (Saint Sebastian) of Rio de Janeiro in honor of the King of Portugal Dom Sebastião.
Discover our attractions, culture and people. You will be surprised. If you take a good look at this site, you’ll find out why Rio de Janeiro is known as the marvelous city!
I’m Wagner and I Was born in Rio de janeiro. I love my hometown!
I have Been working as a tour guide since 1992. I have a degree in Tourism and I also have a tour guide ID issued by the Federal Tourism Authority, which means I am a legal tour guide.
I really enjoy helping visitors get the best out of their trip to Rio de Janeiro. There is so much I can show you! I look forward to meeting you.
USING PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO GUIDE TOURISTS
You arrived in the Wonderful City and wondered: is it possible to get around with public transportation in Rio de Janeiro? The answer is yes!
We can use these transport options to visit the main part of touristic attractions in the city. The majority of them are fast and secure.
I’ll tell about some of the means of transport available in the city.
Metrô Rio is without a doubt, the transportation more used and easy. The metro offers air conditioner (let’s say that’s a real necessity in this city), it’s safe and clean transportation.
It’s possible to go to every neighborhood in the south area, to the north area and Barra da Tijuca in the west area.
From Monday to Saturday, from 05 am to midnight; Sundays and Holidays from 7 am to 11 pm.
All over the city, there are many different lines of buses. Many different routes and destinies. To access the bus in the city, you can use Rio Card ou pay directly to the bus driver with cash. Many buses work 24 hours. Most buses have air conditioning.
We are going to have such a good time. Let me be your tour guide!