Rsync instead of Tar for backing up files

Hi, I am trying to move cryoSparc projects to a new destination. The documentation mentioned to use
tar -cvhf to compress the project and then transfer it. Is it possible to transfer the folder using rsync and avoiding to tar? I know that those tar options transform the symlinks into actual files. Do you know the options to do the same using rsync? I am asking this because I don’t have enough space in my machine to make the tar file. If you know of another option please let me know.
Thanks so much for your help.