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Founder and lITour guide

I'm Patricia, Carioca - native of Rio de Janeiro. I myself an a passionate traveler.

I have visited over 19 countries in Europe, North America and South America and  I speak three languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish, which helps when I am travelling, discovering new continents, people, their history and culture.


I am graduated in Marketing from UNICARIOCA University and I hold two certified of Business Administration and Event Organizer from SENAC RIO Technical Institution in Rio de Janeiro.

The first part of my career started in hospitality industry, where I improved my language skills, with travelers from different nationalities, since then, I have worked in different Tourism areas as:

Travel agent, Tour operator, Interpreter in corporate events, and short time as Professional Photographer.

In 2011, I took a Tour guide training authorized by Rio de Janeiro State council of Education, therefore I got an official license title as National Tourism guide issue by Ministry of Tourism, that proves I have been totally trained and you will be in the good hands with a certified Tour Guide.​ 

​I have been fortunate to be working in large events in recent years:

  • ​2007: XV Pan American Games in Rio

  • 2012: Rio + 20

  • 2013: World Youth Day

  • 2013: FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil

  • 2014: Brazil World Cup 

  • 2016: Rio Olympics Games

  • Also corporate events for the companies: Varilux, Budweiser, FIDIC, Indian Embassy, MCKinsey, Visa International...

Rio Smile Tours was founded in 2013. Is a liability online tour company, incorporated under Brazilian law, and legalized by Ministry of Tourism, company registration number: 

CNPJ 18.948.699.001-81 and CADASTUR 19.058022.10.0001-5 


" I've guide thousands of clients, and I am making them happy since 2012."
(Patrícia Leopoldino - Founder and Tour Guide)

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