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May 27, 2019
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  • 9 hours (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

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.

Highlights
  • 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
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Christ the Redeemer ticket
  • WiFi on board
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in selected hotels in Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon
  • Entry/Admission - Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
Exclusions
  • 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
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Rio de Janeiro

Traveler pickup is offered
If your hotel is not in the list, or if you are arriving in the Sea Port, please contact us so we can arrange your pick-up or help finding the nearest pick-up point

Departure Time

Between 7am and 7:30am. Be sure to verify your exact pickup time upon booking.

Please note:

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.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Operates

Daily

What to Expect What to Expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

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, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

The official residence of the State Governor

Pass By: Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

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, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

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, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

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, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

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, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

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

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: Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

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, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

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, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

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, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

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, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

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, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

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, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

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, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

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 Pickup Hotel Pickup

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.

Additional Info Additional Info
  • 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
  • This Tour will not operate in specific days during Carnival. For other days during this time of festivity this tour may need to be adapted and the itinerary may be changed in the last minute, due to traffic issues and streets closed around the city, and some places may be excluded from visitation.
  • If you are visiting Rio de Janeiro during the Carnival Week please check our "Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour" as it will run normally and won't be affected during those days.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Reviews

24 Reviews
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Andrzej O

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10, April, 2019

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!

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Ronald W

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10, April, 2019

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

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Monique G

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09, April, 2019

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!!!

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jana.kolesnikova

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09, April, 2019

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!

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indah permata s

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08, April, 2019

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

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Magdalena G

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28, March, 2019

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

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Stephen T

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08, March, 2019

Driver and guide excellent. Got to see all the sites despite the carnival crowds. Guide full of information and tips .

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Teresa S

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26, February, 2019

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

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Christine W

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25, February, 2019

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.

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Yvonne K

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28, January, 2019

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.

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Fabio A

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22, January, 2019

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.

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Mark

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14, January, 2019

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.

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Charles S

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10, January, 2019

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.

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Marivi R

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03, January, 2019

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.

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Margot S

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17, December, 2018

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.

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YOUNGJAE L

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10, December, 2018

The guide was very kind and professional. Route Map Considering the comfort of tourists, there was no unnecessary souvenir shop visit. I recommend this tour to you.

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cheryl H

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22, November, 2018

From start to finish this tour was well organised. The tour guide knowledge and english is brilliant. I will be booking another tour when I’m back to Rio in a few days.

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Daisy P

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10, September, 2018

I was traveling with my young adult son. We had only a few days in Rio de Janeiro and wanted to see it all! I also wanted to feel safe, and have someone else do the arranging for us. I have used Viator tours in the past and have always had a great experience. Our guide, Vicente, knew his Brazilian history! He was very personable, and knowledgeable on many topics and on all the sites we visited. He spoke English perfectly. The tour included all the places we wanted to see, and also visited others we hadn't even thought to visit. We had a great buffet lunch not included in tour, but very delicious and inexpensive and we even had time after lunch to pick up some great selections of souvenirs right next door to the restaurant! This tours moves fairly fast because there are so many things to see, but the van is new, air conditioned, and very comfortable. Traveling in small groups is the way to go! Our driver always stayed with the van, so you can leave your items safely inside. The Sambadrome stop was good but I wish there was more to it. It would have been fun to hear drums and see costumed samba dancers just to give tourist a hint of what Canival would be like. We loved ending the day with caipirinhas at the colorful and fun Escadaria Selaron.

We have wonderful memories of this trip and great photos! We felt very safe with our guide he was always looking out for us. Our group did not have any problems at all, but please be careful not to wear expensive jewelry/gold chains while touring. HInt: Be ready to meet your guide at least 10-15 minutes earlier that scheduled. Also, if you are not going on the tour, contact them and cancel the day before. This way the rest of the group does not have to wait for no-shows. This may affect the timing of the whole tour!

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Suleni P

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09, September, 2018

Unbelievable! Well worth it.

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denariidelilah

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26, August, 2018

Christ the Redeemer was truly the highlight of this tour for me. This tour provides an easy, seamless transition to see this statue. Our guide was a great resource for information about the sites we were visiting as well as Rio in general. If you go to the recommended steak house they take you to for lunch and choose to order a la carte, be advised that they interpret filet mignon as several different cuts of meat, none of which are consistent with the western view of that cut. Rio is an amazing city and this tour allowed us to hit the highlights without having to worry about the details.

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