- 6 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
You’ll see every one of the Marvelous City’s highlights, from the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue to the colorful Selaron Staircase. You’ll also explore districts like bohemian Santa Teresa and nightlife-loving Lapa. Finish it all off with an epic sunset view over Guanabara Bay and Copacabana Beach from atop Sugarloaf Mountain. Explore the bohemian district of Santa Teresa and shop for locally made souvenirs. Climb the colorful Selaron Staircase, a stunning mosaic created over a span of 23 years. Learn about the famous pyramid-shaped Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral. Small group with a maximum of 12 people.
- All entrance fees included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Led by a local guide
- Local English-speaking guide
- Round-trip, private transportation from/to the designated pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Pao de Acucar
- Entry/Admission - Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
- Food and drinks (available for purchase)
- Souvenirs and personal shopping
- Tips/gratuities for your guide
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotels in the southern area of Rio: Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Botafogo, and Laranjeiras. For other areas, pick-up is from Copacabana Palace Hotel (Atlantica Avenue, 1702)
1.00 PM-1.30 PM Pick-up time might change slightly due to sunset. You will be notified in advance
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
Returns to original departure point
You’ll start your Rio de Janeiro tour with a visit to the most iconic spot in the city: the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain. You’ll then head through Tijuca National Park to the mountain top, where you’ll experience the most amazing views of Rio (and get to snap the most epic selfie shots). You’ll discover first-hand why this site is one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World. From there, you will make your way back down the hillside and towards the historic, artistic, and bohemian district of Santa Teresa. This neighborhood was the first wealthy area in Rio de Janeiro and houses some of the most interesting shops in town. You’ll stop into a few places for you to see some locally made items and fulfill your souvenir shopping needs. Your next stop is at the modern Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral, designed by architect Edgar de Oliveira da Fonseca and inspired by the Mayan pyramids. The stained-glass windows are a gorgeous work, reaching out all the way up to the ceiling. Your Rio tour then goes on to the area of Lapa - famous for its nightlife, bars, and tambourine sounds that play throughout the night ‘til dawn. And of course, it is impossible to visit Lapa and miss the Aqueduct, the main gate of the neighborhood that is now used as a bridge for the Santa Teresa tram. Before you leave the district, you’ll stop by the world-famous Selaron Staircase, a colorful mosaic in Brazilian colors and featuring tiles sent in by tourists from over 150 different cities around the world. And you’re still not done! Lastly, you’ll move onto the Urca neighborhood, where you’ll ride the cable car up, up, and up to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain for jaw-dropping views of Guanabara Bay and Copacabana Beach. If you’re lucky, you will also take in a spectacular sunset — the perfect way to cap off an amazing afternoon in the Marvelous City!
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
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This tour provided everything that we needed to know! Now, some may argue that doing the full day tour is money well spent but those tours are long and it is HOT!!!! We chose the afternoon tour strategically, wanting afternoon lighting to enhance the magnificent views and to ensure that we captured the perfect shots.
Our amazing tour guide was Lucas. A young Brazilian who was well scripted in his knowledge of the sites we visited. The tour van was truly a multicultural serving of participants but Lucas rose to the challenge and made sure everyone was attended to and ensured everyone understood what we were looking at.
There are literally hundreds of tours to choose from so we chose carefully, paying a bit extra for hotel pick up and drop off and to be ushered through the lines at Christ the Redeemer where some tourists can wait up to 2hrs, in the heat of the day, to get up and visit this magnificent monument on Cocovado, as it watches over the city and the dwellers below. We were allowed entry almost immediately on arrival.
There were no meals provided with this tour but there are eateries at every site we visited.
The tour pick up started at 1:30pm and we were dropped off at 7:00pm. Make sure you stay hydrated and your batteries are fully charged for your devices. You'll need it.
This tour company didn't show up on time - so we had to trouble shoot and found another tour guide from this company and had them contact the company as our name wasn't on her list. Also, this new tour guide was in a different language. All ended up working out and we switched to an English only tour, but not without an hour wait. Every stop was rushed and the details given on the tour were sparse.