Bruno is the best guide I ever met and as a vayable ambassador in Paris, I met a lot. He is smart and open and speaks a great English, he knows his city by heart and the jungle even better. He offer easy hiking tours but also hardcore and very experienced ones that lasts long. He also has biking tours that look great. I had the best time with him and the hiking tour was great and not too hard for me. At the end we reach a great point with a beautiful view of all Rio where we stayed and talked about our respective countries and cities and about what we could do in Rio and what is the history of Rio, etc. He also know lots about the historical events in Rio. Briefly i loved the hike and Bruno and I truly recommend to meet with him to anyone who is there :) We became great friends now and this is the best thing that can happen when you do a tour on Vayable !
First of all, Alex also called Don Blanquito, is a great person to meet. He is nice, open and very welcoming and also I felt super safe with him. On top of it, he is a great singer (rap) & we were lucky & got a CD of his songs :) Besides, the Favelas tour was great. We did it on our first day in Brazil and I recommend it :) It was real. We didnt feel like tourists who come and "visit" or "observe" how is the favela (some tours operator do it like they would visit a zoo) but we really felt like we were meeting with a friend who was living there; we had food there and met locals. Besides, favelas are not as dangerous as they used to be in the past so we really didnt fell scared at all anytime. Conclusion: alex is great, the tour is great too & it's not possible to get a better view of Rio than from a Favela ! Merci Don Blanquito. Johanna from Paris