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from $215.00 USD

Jul 15, 2019
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July 2019

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Adult 0 - 99 years


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  • 8 to 10 hours (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

Enjoy a private city tour of Rio de Janeiro with an English-speaking driver/guide or separate driver and guide for a more complete experience (choose the option that suits you better when booking). Visit major landmarks, such as Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer Statue), Sugar Loaf, the Rainforest, Selaron Stairs and more ! A truly unforgettable experience !!

  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Snacks and Beverages included
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
  • Private car and driver
  • Hotel, airport or cruise terminal pickup and drop-off
  • Tour Guide (if chosen when booked, check the prices options)
  • Bottled Water and snacks
  • Tickets for the attractions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
  • Entry/Admission - Pao de Acucar
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We provide pick-up services in all hotels, airports and seaport in the city of Rio de Janeiro. If your hotel or pick up place is not listed, please inform it when booking; also please inform the pick up time (8:00 am recommended for hotel pickup). You can also do that in the Special Requirements section.


  • Internacional Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Pier Mauá (Rio de Janeiro Seaport)

Return Details

Hotels, Airport or Cruise Terminal



What to Expect What to Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, Parque Nacional da Tijuca Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-330 Brazil

Ride the train through the Rainforest to get to the Christ the Redeemer Statue and visit it.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Pao de Acucar, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Ride the cable cars up to the mountains to have a stunning view of the city and the coast

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mirante Dona Marta, Estrada das Paineiras Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-330 Brazil

Viewpoint with spetacular view of the city

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Vista Chinesa, Estrada Dona Castorina Parque Nacional Da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22460-320 Brazil

During the drive through the raiforest, a stop at the Chinese View Belvedere. See the the beauties of Rio from a different angle.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Cascatinha Taunay, Estrada Floresta da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20531-510 Brazil

Stop at the Taunay Waterfall, the higest in the Tijuca Rainforest.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Escadaria Selaron, Rua Joaquim Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-110 Brazil

Staircase decorated with colored tiles from all over the world. Amazing !

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

Unique arquiteture. A must see !

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Av. Pres. Castelo Branco, Portao 3 Portao 3 - Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20271-130 Brazil

Check the outside of one of the most famous football stadiums in the world !

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sambodromo da Marques de Sapucai, Rua Marques de Sapucai, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22640-100 Brazil

The venue where the famous Carnaval parade takes place.

Duration: 15 minutes

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
  • For hotel pickup, please inform hotel information; for airport pickup, please inform the arrival flight details; for cruise terminal pickup, please inform cruise ship details;
  • Comfortable walking shoes and sunblock are recommended;
  • Booking the Christ and Sugar Loaf tickets in advance (online) recommended. Information on how to do it will be sent by message through Viator. Please check your Inbox and Spam.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

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


27 Reviews

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Scott S

03, July, 2019

Thank you Marcelo! You made our day perfect. I can't recommend your services enough! You took care of everything! I will recommend you to our friends.

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09, May, 2019

What a tour! Marcel and Silvio were extraordinary yesterday. We can’t see how there could possibly be a better Rio tour than this one.
Hit all the major stops and then some. Please book this today. It will be the highlight of your trip. :)

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Shannon T

07, May, 2019

Marcelo was an excellent guide, very accommodating to schedule changes and requests - very attentive to ticket details - highly recommend! Loved going at my own pace.

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Adrian T

14, March, 2019

I strongly recommend this team guide and driver. They do an professionally tour which is much stronger than one with an group.

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Paul E

07, March, 2019

Marcelo was awesome in adapting and making sure we had a authentic experience. Not just another cookie cutter tour. He listened, changed things up and is so customer friendly. He made our experience stress free. Can’t say enough good things about our time.

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Christopher S

01, May, 2018

Awesome tour! Worth every penny. Our tour guide Marcelo was great

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Allan H

01, April, 2018

Many people have raved about Marcello and everything they say is true. He is professional and efficient, but friendly and personable. He took us to everywhere we knew we wanted to go and many places we wanted to go but didn't know we did. He gave us lots of great information about every place we visited and went out of his way to make sure we were 100 satisfied. The typical Brazilian Kilo restaurant he took us to was a nice and tasty break. We saw easily five times as much as we could have seen on our own and in great comfort because of his wonderful car. If you're looking for the best way to see the must-see sights in Rio, this is definitely the way to do it. And if you get Marcello, then you are in for a treat.

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23, March, 2018

We had Marcello as our driver and guide and he was wonderful! His English was great and he made adjustments to our day based on different factors. He was also extremely helpful with tickets. I would highly recommend having Marcello take you around beautiful Rio de Janeiro!

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Hanna R

31, July, 2017

A wonderful day altogether, amazing sights, well organized. Our guide was wonderful, very helpful, flexible and recommended interesting sights in addition to our plans. Nice car, water and snacks provided on the way. English speaking guide.

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Susan P

15, July, 2017

Marcelo provided an excellent tour. His English was excellent and knowledge of the city and sites was amazing! I would highly recommend Marcelo!

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kaare balle p

19, June, 2017

The other good reviews about Marcelo tell the truth. He is kind, punctual, well-spoken english, professional, adaptable, knowledgeable, efficient and good company for a tour. 5 stars is too little for what he provides you with during a tour. I highly recommend taking a tour with him.

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08, June, 2017

This was the best tour I've ever experienced. Marcelo was nothing short of phenomenal! He was attentive, knowledgeable, and kind. By the end of the day, he truly felt like an old friend. If you want the best value for your time and money in Rio....this tour is it!

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Carol C

08, June, 2017

We had a brilliant day with Marcelo and can confirm that the 5 star reviews are totally correct! We got up to Corcovado on the first train and enjoyed a crush free visit. The viewpoints in the forest were great. The 'kilo' lunch was super too, what a great concept. The downtown tour was good and our souvenir picture tile from the escaderia selaron is fun. Sunset on Sugar Loaf finished the memorable day. Marcelo is a really good guy and we are so pleased to have spent an informative day with him.

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27, May, 2017

If you need a guide in Rio de Janeiro.. Marcelo is the guy to get! Not only was his English perfect, he e-mailed us several times after we booked our tour prior to picking us up directly at our hotel in Ipanema. He was completely flexible with our tour and made sure that we got to see all of the key sites. He pre-purchased our tickets for the train to the Redeemer statue as well as the cable car to Sugar Loaf so we would not have to wait in line which makes a big difference as it can get very busy and if it is hot-standing in line can be grueling. He also provided water and snacks in his SUV which is air conditioned and comfortable. I cannot say enough about this guide he has great sense of humor and easy to talk too, he made the whole visit worthwhile I would recommend him any day and will make use of his services on our next visit to Brazil.

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john f

12, May, 2017

This was by far the best tour I have ever taken. Marcelo was spectacular! I have already passed his name on to other people that are interested in going to Rio. His english was perfect, driving was great, and the tour was just perfect. He picked us up at the airport, took us all over the city, and dropped us off at the hotel. I could not have asked for a more professional, kind, knowledgeable guide. I chose him based on reviews that I read and I was not disappointed in the least. Every thing I read in the other reviews was 100 spot on.

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17, April, 2017

We had an awesome day in Rio and were able to see all the highlights within one day! Marcello, our private guide for this day, was unbelieveable. He was absolutely friendly, helpful and told us much about his City! He was on time and already bought the tickets for Corcovado and the Sugar Leaf up front as agreed by email which kept us from queuing so that we safed a lot of time. He provided also cold water and some snacks which was also really nice to have. This tour is perfect for those who do not have much time in Rio and/or want to be as felxible as possible. Already before we arrived in Rio, we were able to fine tune our tour in order to have more time for the places of interest we were more interested in. As the weather was a bit inconstant in the morning we changed the order of the places of interest twice - so that we have been able to wait for the weather to clear up and were able to visit the Sugar Leaf without clouds - what a perfect experience! We always felt save with Marcello and everywhere we were able to take our time - especially at the Corcovado and the Sugar Leaf, where Marcello dropped us off, fitted with a mobile in order to be able to text him before going down again so that he was at the agreed place in order to pick us up again! It was perfect to start the tour with the Corcovado as it was not that crowded.
All in all, we can highly recommend this tour with Marcello in Rio and would definitely book Marcello again!!! A perfect day in a perfect city with a perfect guide - thank you very much, Marcello, for your inimitable way of hosting us and this unforgettable time in Rio!

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Cheryl S

03, April, 2017

Our trip to Rio has been a wonderful experience. Starting with our pickup at the cruise terminal we expanded our trip by two and Marcelo was happy to accommodate us. He planned our day perfectly and the weather cooperated with clear skies at Corcovado and Sugar Loaf. I would recommend this tour and especially Marcelo. If you are considering a private tour, Marcelo is the guy. Personal service above and beyond. Thanks for a remarkable journey!

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Tim T

22, March, 2017

Marcelo made our one day in Rio amazing. Perfect English, friendly, helpful and, best of all, patient with our kids. Great day trip. Great Guide!

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Lembi B

22, March, 2017

Marcello is an exceptional tour guide and was able to take me and my husband to a number of areas in the city for excellent photo opportunities. We also had an opportunity to walk along Copacabana Beach and have a wonderful lunch at a popular restaurant. Don't miss the Selaron Steps created by Jorge Seleron with thousands of pieces of tile.

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Mary K

11, March, 2017

Our tour guide Marcelo was absolutely fabulous! Not only was his English perfect, he corresponded with us several times after we booked our tour prior to picking us up directly at the port. He arrived early as it was a very hectic time during Carnival. He was completely flexible with our tour and made sure that we got to see all of the key sites even with the crowds. He prepurchased our tickets for the train to the Redeemer statue as well as the cable car to Sugar Loaf so we would not have to wait in line. So helpful! He also provided water and snacks! I would highly recommend hiring Marcelo when you visit Rio!!

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