- 9 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
This is a complete day tour of the city of Rio de Janeiro covering its most famous landmarks in an 8.5-hour sightseeing tour. Go to the summits of Corcovado Hill and Sugarloaf Mountain for some of the best views of the city and see the landmarks of downtown.You will be accompanied by a professional guide and have hotel pick-up and drop-off included in a selected range of Hotels.
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Small-group tour by minibus
- Excellent value for money
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
- Christ the Redeemer ticket
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off in selected hotels in Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon
- Bilingual and licensed Tour Guide
- Entry/Admission - Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
- Sugar Loaf cable car ticket. Our guide will assist you with your purchase
- Children, Students, and Seniors receive a discount with a proper passport copy or an ID with photo at the Sugar Loaf.
- Lunch and Drink - Entirely optional. You will have many options at your disposal, so choose the best one for you. A Brazilian steak house or a light sandwich. Are you vegetarian? No problem. Would you like to have Brazilian dish? Just talk with your tour guide.
- Entry/Admission - Morro da Urca
- Entry/Admission - Pao de Acucar
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro
Traveler pickup is offered
If your hotel is not in the list, please contact us so we can arrange your pick-up or help finding the nearest pick-up point.
If you are arriving at the Sea Port please see our tour “Exclusive Full Day in Rio from the Sea Port” for pick-up at that location
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Copacabana Beach, Av. Atlantica - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-011 Brazil
After the pick-up we will start the tour from Copacabana Beach, one of the most famous beach in the world.
Pass By: Guanabara Palace, Rua Pinheiro Machado s/n, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22231-901 Brazil
The official residence of the State Governor
Pass By: Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Estrada da Cascatinha 850 Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20531-590 Brazil
The Tijuca Forest (Portuguese: Floresta da Tijuca) is a tropical rainforest in the city of Rio de Janeiro covering an area of roughly 32 km² (12.4 mi²). The tour will reach Tijuca Forest with a stop at Paineiras to board the official vehicles of the National Park Authority to be able to reach the top of the Corcovado Hill where The Christ The Redeemer Statue is located.
Stop At: Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, Parque Nacional da Tijuca Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-330 Brazil
From the top of Corcovado Hill you will be able to admire The Christ of the Redeemer statue, which has 38m in height and was made of reinforced concrete clad in a mosaic of thousands of triangular soapstone tiles, and also will have a chance to see some of the most beautiful views of the city.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Mirante Dona Marta, Estrada das Paineiras Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-330 Brazil
Only in case of poor visibility on the summit of the Corcovado, we will make an alternative stop at Mirante Dona Marta which offers one of the most incredible views of the city, guaranteeing the title of one of the most visited tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro. From there, you can see the Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Cristo Redentor, the Maracanã, the Guanabara Bay and the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.
Duration: 25 minutes
Pass By: Boticario Square, Rua Cosme Velho 6 Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-900 Brazil
The Largo do Boticário (Apothecary's Square) is a square in the Cosme Velho neighbourhood of the city of Rio de Janeiro. The area is characterised by large, neo-colonial houses and Atlantic Forest vegetation.
Stop At: Morro da Urca, Praia Vermelha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-270 Brazil
This hill, 220 meters high, has at its peak the first stop of the cable car towards the Sugar Loaf.
From the top of Morro da Urca you have spectacular views of various points of the city, such as the beaches of Leme, Copacabana, Ipanema, Flamengo, Leblon, Pedra da Gávea, Tijuca Massif, Corcovado with a statue of Cristo Redentor, Guanabara Bay, Enseada Botafogo, Downtown, Santos Dumont Airport, Governador Island, Niterói, Rio-Niterói Bridge and, in the background, the Serra do Mar and the Dedo de Deus peak.
Duration: 25 minutes
Stop At: Pao de Acucar, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
We will travel to the top in two steps by cable car. The first will take you to Urca Hill, at the height of 220 meters above sea level where you already will have great views from Baia de Guanabara. From there, after enjoying the views for a bit, will take the second cable car all the way to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, 396 meters above sea level. From up there, you will have a chance to see the most breathtaking views of Rio de Janeiro and will definitely understand why everyone says that Rio is “The wonderful city”
Duration: 25 minutes
Stop At: Av. Pres. Castelo Branco, Portao 3 Portao 3 - Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20271-130 Brazil
After lunch, the tour starts with a visit to the Maracanã Stadium (outside only) where we will have a quick stop outside for pictures at the Bellini’s statue, a famous captain who led Brazil’s soccer team to win the World Soccer Cup in 1958.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Sambodromo da Marques de Sapucai, Rua Marques de Sapucai, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22640-100 Brazil
After seeing Maracanã Stadium we will head to the Sambadrome, which is the stadium for the city's main Carnival parade. We will then stop to take some photos and to try on the famous Samba School costumes used during Carnival.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, Avenida Republica do Chile 245, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031-170 Brazil
As we continue through the city, we will see the Lapa Arches, Lavradio street and Avenida Chile. There we will visit the cone-shaped Metropolitan Cathedral, a major landmark in this Brazilian city and a masterpiece of modern art. With architecture inspired by the Mayan pyramids of Mexico, the conical shape is believed to give proximity to God. Four stained glass windows run from floor to ceiling forming a cross at the top. You will notice that acoustics are great in there!
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: Carioca Aqueduct, Rua Riachuelo 27, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-010 Brazil
The Carioca Aqueduct is located in the centre of the city, in the Lapa neighbourhood, and is frequently called Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches) by Brazilian people. Since the end of the 19th century the aqueduct serves as a bridge for a popular tram that connects the city centre with the Santa Teresa neighbourhood uphill, the Santa Teresa Tramway.
Stop At: Escadaria Selaron, Rua Joaquim Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-110 Brazil
Next we will visit the Escadaria Selarón (Selaron stairs), a colorful tiled stairway, work of a self-taught Chilean artist Jorge Selarón. Having traveled the world, Selarón moved to Rio in 1983, in a tiny house just in front of the desolate stairway connecting the areas of Lapa and Santa Teresa. 215 steps that he entirely covered with tiles collected in urban areas of Rio or donated by visitors from all around the world. Since 1990, Selarón has laid over 2000 tiles, mainly red-colored: unique pieces representing a “tribute to the Brazilian people”.
Duration: 25 minutes
Stop At: Sao Bento Monastery, Rua Dom Gerardo 40 Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20090-030 Brazil
Following we will then visit the São Bento Monastery. A place of monastic simplicity that is one of the most beautiful architectural complexes in Brazil where there is a surprising contrast between the austere, purposefully simple appearance of the exterior and the richness of the interior highlighting gilded Baroque engravings with plants motifs. See for yourself the exuberant Rococo style in the engraving on the high altar, followed by a view of the dome and the Chapel of the Santíssimo Sacramento.
Duration: 25 minutes
Pass By: Ipanema Beach, Avenida Vieira Souto - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-002 Brazil
Ipanema is a neighborhood located in the South Zone, between Leblon and Arpoador. The beach at Ipanema became known internationally with the popularity of the bossa nova jazz song, "The Girl from Ipanema" ("Garota de Ipanema"), written by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes.
Pass By: Leblon Beach, Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Separated from its more famous neighbour, Ipanema, by a narrow canal, Leblon is one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in Rio, and accommodation here comes at a price.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Pick-up and Drop-off from selected hotels in Leme, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.
- This tour will operate in any weather
- IMPORTANT: Please be aware that during Carnival period this tour may need to be adapted and the itinerary may be changed in the last minute. We assure that the visit to the Christ the Redeemer Statue and to the Sugar Loaf Complex won’t be affected but due to traffic issues and streets closed around the city, some places may be excluded from visitation during the afternoon part of the tour.
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Our tour guide Maria Sandra was wonderful! we started out early in the morning and finished around 4:30PM - she was very informative and pleasant - We got to see everything that is on the itinerary - Definitely I would go again.
The guide - Margot - was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. It was a great experience and a good worth of the money.
Starting with perfect pick up time and amazing guide who is well conversant with almost all the languages. The best part of this tour is small group and we were the first to enter Christ the redeemer in the morning. What a timing to take photographs wherein we were only 8 people of the tour in the whole site. This was followed by visit to Sugar Loaf mountain and other remaining 2 location. In my view, this tour is enough to discover Rio if you have one day !!
Thank you to our guide Bruno who was incredible through out our tour,very knowledgeable on all points,timing was perfect to avoid crowds and got us the best photos
Couldn't recommend this tour enough!!
Sergio is an itelligent, funy and attentive guide. After a tour with him you will have seen all the „must see” things in Rio. Highly recommended!
Sergio our guide and Flávio the driver were excellent, entertaining and so knowledgable. Our small group gelled from the start which led to an extrenyenjiyable day
Experienced the perfect one day tour in Rio...the attractions where amazing, the views stunning, and Sergio and Flavio were perfect tour guides for these experiences. I had fun and learned so much more about Rio, the people, culture, and traditions! Thank you!!! This is a must do tour!!!
I had the time of my life on this tour. Sergio was a great guide, the group was small - 7 people, we have covered all that was promised in the programme and had a fantastic time. After reading precious reviews, I was not sure whether I will want to have lunch at the suggested restaurant as some people said it was expensive, but the place where we went was good - I paid less than 15 EUR for a buffet style lunch and a bottle of coke, which wasn't bad at all. The lunch included unlimited Brazilian barbeque made in front of you - so it was definitely worth it the money. Thank you Sergio and Flavio the driver!
This tour is absolutely recommended. We start at the morning to avoid the queues line, and it's really comfortable. Carmen as our tour guide so communicative, gave so much information about Rio and all the attractions. She is so lovely guide and very helpful
Sandra picked us up at another hotel
But that was fine . We than left early @7 and met wonderfull sandra and it was a beautiful experience. Amazing and best
Driver and guide excellent. Got to see all the sites despite the carnival crowds. Guide full of information and tips .
Tour guide Vincent Thomas and driver were very friendly and explained to us the history of rio! We visited the most attractive attractions of the city and finished in a good time! Thanks
Bruno, our guide was excellent! Very good English and excellent knowledge. He was also very helpful in advising people on the trip. Highly recommend him.
We had a fantastic day with Kiko and really got to see all the best spots in Rio. It’s hard to pick one highlight as the day was great from beginning to end.
Katia our guide was friendly and easy to approach she gave us some insight informations about the life of everyday citizen of Rio. I will definitely recommend her for other travelers. The trip was well paced and I saw a big deal of Rio in Just a day.
We did the full day complete tour of Rio de Janeiro and were very happy with the tour. Our guide Kiko spoke great English and provided us with a lot of information about Rio, the culture and history. We definitely recommend this tour to anyone wanting a pretty comprehensive tour of Rio in one day.
Kiko, was the guide and Lino, was the driver, were excellent. We were picked up on time. A full van of 12 people which may seem large but wasn’t. Kiko was more than pleasant and knowledgeable. He knew other guides and reservation people so he knew how to avoid lines and get good service. Despite the heat he was patient and got us everywhere. He even asked if we wanted to see another site or go immediately to lunch. Very thoughtful. Our group was mixed ages which was terrific. I’d ommend Kiko and Lino a great combination with a company, Viator.
Our tour guide, Sergio, was amazing. He was informative and tried to facilitate the long lines any way possible. Would definitely recommend this tour as an easy way to see the top sites of Rio.
Had a wonderful 9 hour tour with Sandra.Nothing was too much trouble for her and she looked after us impeccably.She explained everything so well and made sure everyone was happy and looked after..The tour was very comprehensive and covered all and more of the main tourist sights.Thankyou for a memorable day in Rio de Janeiro.