A couple in love, tour guides Vicente Cardone and Lully Sampaio created a customized tours travel agency, RIO ALTERNATIVE TOUR.


I had the luck to work and be a close friend of Selaron, the Chilean fine artist and painter, and participate in the decoration of the Staircase.

In 2007 I started my Tour Guiding Course and since 2008 I have had the pleasure to guide people in the Marvelous City.

I love my profession, Rio and its people.

I have met people from all over the world and lived memorable moments. I have learned from each culture. To be able to show the travelers the Marvelous City indulges me.
During the tours people know, have fun and live new experiences.


Lully Sampaio, at 41 years old, bold, but feeling butterflies in the stomach, I went after my fourth career transition. Lawyer, Financial Administrator, Financial Project Manager, and now Tour Guide and Photographer. 

I don`t like routine, I am always looking for new things, different experiences and without fear to innovate, very encouraged by my husband Vicente, I found my personal and professional pleasure and satisfaction.

My mission is to afford my tourists lovely remembrances through my passion for the photography and for the many stories and curiosities regarding my city.

It was through the experience in problems solving, dynamism and practicality developed throughout my professional career, conjugated with my spontaneous, flexible, patient and fun personality, guide in my hometown, Rio de Janeiro, it was love at first sight!


RIO ALTERNATIVE TOUR is an agency which has great success in the receptive market of Rio de Janeiro. People from different places, experience our services and recommend us on the main web sites in the world, such as TripAdvisor.

Our differential is our private and customized service. Where you have total flexibility to visit the place you wish and the way you wish. Making your tours agile, comfortable and “with your identity”, with much more freedom. Without being subject to all limitation of a group tour, optimizing your precious time and money.

The tours take approximately from 7 to 8 hours, in modern and safe vehicles (cars, vans and buses) and wherever you are, RIO ALTERNATIVE TOUR goes for you!

We attend business groups, couples, families and single people. We provide all the assistance and advisory, in your stay in Rio. We create itineraries so that you can enjoy alone, in case you have more time to stay in our Marvelous City. And tips of restaurants and bars so that you can have a unique carioca experience!

According to your choice of places you want to visit, they can be part of our only one-day-itinerary or part of a package you intend to take.                

Take a look at “Places to see” and create your City Tour, or if you prefer, ask for our itinerary suggestions, in the City Tour field.

The references of our services are our TripAdvisor and Facebook evaluations. Access them here.