When I came to Rio de Janeiro, I knew there was lots to do - I just hadn't planned anything. My Airbnb host put me in contact with Joana, and she was exactly what I needed.
Joana helped me with an affordable hotel in Ipanema, took me on a few really good hikes, and helped me travel to the Amazon area near Manaus, which I couldn't have done without her. Whatever needed to be done: flight tickets, finding the right lodging, even helping with payment where this is hard to do without a Brazilian bank account, she managed it all.
The Juma Amazon Lodge was a perfect location for what I wanted: a few days in the rainforest, with everything well taken care of, while not impacting the rainforest too much with my incredibly large western carbon footprint. It was affordable, comfortable and stunning to stay in.
So if you need help in and around Rio, especially when it comes to travel, hikes, nature and maybe some yoga or other physical wellness advice, please don't hesitate and contact Utpicos - they'll go beyond the call of duty to make your stay the best it can be! Thanks Joana!
Krischan, The Netherlands