- 9 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Enjoy this exciting 9-hour tour by visiting the most important sights of Rio all in one day. Visit the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, take a gondola up the Sugarloaf Mountain, drive downtown with a panoramic view, visit the main Cathedral Church, Selarón in lapa, and much more. Transport by air-conditioned minivan plus lunch is included.
- All entrance fees included
- Buffet lunch included
- Comprehensive tour of the city
- Local taxes
- National Park fees
- Lunch - Buffet lunch
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional da Tijuca
- Entry/Admission - Pao de Acucar
- Entry/Admission - The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian
- Entry/Admission - Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
- Entry/Admission - Morro da Urca
South Zone (Rio de Janeiro)
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Returns to original departure point
Be ready for this delightful full day tour! Pick up is early in the morning at your hotel or accommodation by your tour guide and driver in a minivan. While picking up guests, you will appreciate the views of beaches in South zone of Rio, like Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana.
Head to Corcovado Hill to see the greatest national icon – The Christ Redeemer Statue of Rio de Janeiro. Along the way, you'll see Copacabana beach, Botafogo Soccer Club, Federal University, Guanabara Palace, the official residence of the State´s Governor, Fluminense Soccer Club.
Then reach Tijuca Forest - drive inside this lush Forest to reach the top and stop at Paineiras to board the vehicles of the National Park Authority. The visit to the monument lasts around 45 minutes. After this stunning view up there and a visit Christ Redeemer, continue your tour getting down inside the forest to the stadium, see the panoramic view of Maracanã Stadium to get some pictures.
Next is Sambódromo -The place where the city´s main Carnival parade takes place. Continue the tour with a visit to the cone-shaped Metropolitan Cathedral, not only one of the Brazilian city`s landmarks, but also a masterpiece of modern art. On way to the Cathedral you will get a panoramic view of the bohemian neighborhood Lapa. Continue your tour to downtown to appreciate the colonial architecture, which will make you feel like you've stepped back in time. You will be astonished with the wonders of the architecture in Downtown .
The next visit is Selarón. This staircase connects the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa to the artistic district of Santa Teresa. Decorated with numerous colorful tiles, it has become a world famous tourist spot, attracting countless visitors of all nationalities. It has tiles from various parts of the world, and has been the scene of several international clips like U2 band and pop star Michael Jackson
After, you will have time for lunch at a Brazilian restaurant in Copacabana, around 1 hour approximately.
Once you finish your lunch, you will go to the centenary Sugar Loaf cable-car station (the first service in South America and the world´s third oldest). On the way, you will see the Yacht Club, Institute Benjamim Constant, and the National Institute for Mineral Resources. Once inside the complex, you will board in the cable car to Urca Hill (200m) and then Sugar Loaf (395m) and stay around 20 minutes at the top of Sugar Loaf to enjoy the most stunning view of Rio de Janeiro. Up here you can get a bird's eye view of Rio, Guanabara Bay, the city of Niteroi and the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
The tour end with a drop-off at your hotel or accommodation .
All entrances fees are included.
Buffet lunch is included
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Pick up time will be advised the night before the tour
- Infant rates (0-4 years) dont apply provided they do not occupy a seat
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- During Carnaval Period some streets will be blocked due the Carnaval Street's Parade. The city tour arround downtown will be not possible. So this tour will only operate Christ Redeemer+ Sugarloaf+ .Lunch.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
On time pick-up good. Guide provided information on van in three languages, but he spoke so fast too close to his microphone that it was difficult to understand even our own language. When group was combined with a half-day trip the bus was too crowded and the new people talked so loud we could not hear the guide. When time to return to hotels we got involved with taking the half-day people to Sugar Loaf and then a great deal of traffic while returning the first groups to their hotels. The driver seemed to get lost circling the hotel district over and over. Next thing we knew we were back at Sugar Loaf picking up the people we had dropped off. Finally we, the last group to be picked up in the morning, got to our hotel. It was over two hours after the tour had ended. This was very poor planning. The tour was fine and the sites visited were good, but I would be hesitant to ever use the company again. Adding the half-day tour to the full-day tour truly compromised the entire program.
The guide was good but he had to tell the history in 3 languages so it was rushed. And then we picked up some people later in the tour which felt like it was just to make more money; van was crowded and everything took longer. But the real fun was when we were stuck in the van for TWO and A HALF hours because of all the folks getting dropped off and going back to pick up the later people from Sugar Loaf. TORTURE - we were tired, hungry and some of us really had to use a bathroom.
You can benefit this tour by saving time visiting most attractions in Rio. Our guide Mauro was extremly commited to guiding, explaining and amusing us and he did it. Thanks
Jonathan did a great job as guide. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate and he continually called his office to get updates and adjusted the schedule to try to get us to Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf when there would be the best visibility. It was a good first day to get an overview of Rio
Vinicius was a great tour guide and gave us plenty of time to take pictures and enjoy the view. The tour was well organized and I enjoyed the whole day. Thank you!
My wife and I booked this tour on the basis that we could see the highlights of Rio in one day and then go back and visit anything that peaked our interest further on another day.
The tour was great. Our guide arrived early at our hotel and after some quick stops to pick up some more passengers the tour began. We visited the Selaron steps, Corcovado mountain to visit Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf mountain, the beaches of Ipanema and Copacobana, outside of the Maracana, the Sambadrome, the city's main cathedral and countless over points of interest from the tour bus itself highlighted and explained to us in both Portuguese and English including the cafe where the Girl from Ipanema was written. We also had a decent buffet lunch to break the day up slightly, only paying for drinks as well as an opportunity to buy souvenirs.
At each site we had plenty of time to enjoy the attractions and take pictures. We never felt rushed at any point to be back on the bus or move on quickly. Our guide was excellent and kept commentary throughout the minibus journey. Our guide also queued and bought all our tickets so there was zero stress at each attraction. Highly recommended if you want to cram the majority of the main attractions in Rio into one day.
Tour guide Vincentia was amazing, very knowledgeable and really loves Rio, pickup was on time, nice small group.
As a first timer to Rio we found our driver Marcio was amazing getting around the streets. Had plenty of time at all our stops.
Our lunch stop was good, tried things I never tried before.
Great tour, bus a bit crowded but took us to interesting places that otherwise we would have had difficulty getting to. The Guide was very good as was the Driver. Enjoyable tour.
Tour was amazing and included sugarloaf mountain Christ redeemer and city tour with lunch .
Rio is beautiful city whichever way u want to see it.
Mountains have beautiful view around
Overall recommend this tour with one issue about the guide/driver to have one stops on beach for at least 30-45 mins
Wonderful tour done so much in one day. Driver and tour guide were excellent.