Local 55 Travels is an online platform that helps travelers plan all stages of their holiday in Rio. Started in 2011 by Rio natives (or Cariocas), the main goal was to establish a tour company that offers the ultimate travel experience in Brazil. Hence, they created an online tool that generates free itinerary recommendations in various cities according to the traveler’s profile. By the end of 2013, our search options have expanded to accommodation, activities, and tours. Choices of lodging range from hostels to hotels, while tours and activities range from boat parties to surfing lessons. We also provide assurance that travelers get around safely through transfers in private cars for individuals or groups of 2. For large groups of up to 10, we have a private minibus.