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Rio de Janeiro: Private Full-Day Highlights Tour

Rio de Janeiro: Private Full-Day Highlights Tour

From US$ 229 per group up to 2

Experience Rio's most iconic locations accompanied by a local guide. See iconic attractions like Christ the Redeemer and Sambrodromo whilst learning about Brazilian culture.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off included, only in the areas of Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and Downtown.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Get an overview of Rio's most important sights during this comprehensive 8-hour tour
  • Enjoy an intimate and flexible tour
  • Stop to sample Brazilian cuisine along the way
Full description
Visit Rio's top attractions on this guided tour. You will be picked up at your accommodation by your professional, English-speaking guide and start the full-day adventure by visiting one of the 7 wonders of the modern world: Christ the Redeemer. You will travel through a rainforest to reach it then, after a photo op at the awe-inspiring statue, you will head to visit to the Maracanã Stadium to see the site of the 2016 Olympics. Then, on to the Sambodromo where Rio’s Carnival competition takes place. You can take photos with the costumes and learn from your guide about Brazilian Carnival culture. Your guide will take you through the historic centre to discover Colombo Bakery, opened in 1894, it still preserves its Art Nouveau decor. The Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro is next up, a masterpiece of modern art famous for its unusual architecture, then the Lapa neighborhood -where the old aqueduct Lapa Arches is located. The final locations will be Selaron Staircase – 215 colorful steps, one of the most fascinating and original staircases in the world - and Sugar Loaf mountain. You will head here by takeing the cable car from Urca hill up to the top. This unique rock formation also offers a fun way to reach its summit, enjoying views out over Rio and its surroundings. This truly is an all-inclusive tour, one wherein you can experience the best of the city.
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off 
  • Transport by air-conditioned and professional driver 
  • Local Tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present proof of full vaccination. Participants aged 6-17 must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of Covid-19 infection in the past 9 months, or a negative PCR or lateral flow Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Available pickup and drop-off from hotels in the areas of Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana or Downtown
  • Food will not be provided
  • Entrance fees and tips (optional) are not included
Customer reviews

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My husband and I enjoyed it a lot, we saw the clear river, beautiful, the landscapes opening up with a head of sugar. Although we don't speak and understand English, our guide tried to explain everything as simply as possible, we learned a lot of new and interesting things, thank you

January 4, 2022

Private Guide-Tour wie mit einem einheimischen Freund. Die Abholung durch Patty (perfektes Englisch) erfolgte mit eigenem Fahrer und sauberen und neuem Auto direkt und pünktlich vom Hotel. Im Auto wurden die Ziele besprochen und schon ging es los zur ersten Station der Christus-Statue. Die Tour war ganz und ganz privat abgestimmt, jede Änderung der Tour wäre möglich gewesen, gleichzeitig war es aber mega entspannt, sich einfach führen zu lassen. Die Beförderung erfolgte mit dem eigenen Fahrer, der an jedem Ausstiegspunkt wartete und uns wieder abholte. Das Mittagessen fand in einem einheimischen Lokal in einer Szene-Gegend statt, die man so selbst nicht finden würde. Das besondere war aber die freundschaftliche und natürliche Art von Patty, die Tour war absolut individuell und einheimisch geprägt. Besser geht es nicht!

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January 25, 2022


Wir hatten einen unvergesslich schönen Tag in Rio mit Patricia, unserer Stadtführerin. Neben allen bekannten Sehenswürdigkeiten besuchte sie mit uns auch viele „ Geheimtips“ und erzählte uns soviel Wissenswertes über Rio, die Menschen und „The Way of life „. Eine Stadtführung mit Patricia ist unbedingt empfehlenswert. Trank you, Patricia Gabi und Andreas, Aschaffenburg

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November 21, 2021

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