CREATING EXPERIENCES SINCE 2012
Hello / Olá!
I am Patricia, I born and raised in the city of Rio de Janeiro nicknamed the "Cidade Maravilhosa" or Marvelous City. I am Carioca - native of Rio, with 31 years old, I am founder and main Tour Guide of Rio Smile Tours. I myself an a passionate traveler. I have visited over 17 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 Tourism from Estacio de Sá University and I hold two certified of Business administration and Events organizer from SENAC RIO Technical course in Rio de Janeiro. The first part of my career started in hospitality industry where I started worked in many hostels in Rio as receptionist, where I started to improve my languages skills: English and Spanish with travelers from all nationalities, since then I have worked in different Tourism areas as: Travel agent, Tour operator, Interpreter in corporate events, Hostess 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 is a liability 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
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