Founder and Tour Leader
" I've guide thousand of clients, and I 'm making them happy since 2012 "
I'm Patricia, Carioca - native of Rio, with 32 years old. 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 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, 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 during tourism events.
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...
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.
Rio Smile Tours was founded in 2013. 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