Discover Rio - Conquering the West Side coast.

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Activity Level



Adventure / Active, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is suitable for kids. Our walks takes about 30 minutes in a steep track, Suitable for all ages. if stops are needed it can take a litle while more. We only got to breath sip a water and keep going.

Friendly: No.
You must be able to get in and out of a car. if needed, I can provide assistance.

Maximum travelers: 4



Spanish (conversational), Portuguese (fluent), English (fluent)

One unique day private tour, exploring a bit of what locals praise as the best.

We start our day driving towards to São Conrado, beach which the hang-gliders use to land. It is a neighborhood where you can find a Golf Club and one of the best malls in town. An area that in the past days was covered with coffee plantations, today is home for many welthy families and is also home for the biggest "favela" in town.

We start our way up by car, parking close to the hang-gliders launch pad. In about 30 minutes walk only you will be able to comtemplate life. We have a great view of São Conrado, Pedra da Gávea, the Tijuca National Park, Dois Irmaõs hills, the Atlantic Ocean and the whole Barra da Tijuca.

Back in the car we drive by Barra da Tijuca, Reserva, Recreio dos Bandeirantes and Macumba beaches heading to Prainha. Praised by locals as the best beach.

From there we have great view points to check.

We can spend time by the beach; by the park; at the kiosks tasting some "brazilian powerful drinks", checking the the surfers and this great area.



- São Conrado
- Pedra Bonita
- Tijuca National Park
- Barra da tijuca beach
- Recreio dos Bandeirantes beach
- Prainha beach

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Suggested by Guide: 7:30am is a excelent start time to enjoy as much as we can our day. Another start time can be requested if you rather so.

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection

Duration: 7 hours

it may extend if we face huge traffic jam or if you rather stay longer by some place you really enjoy.


We will get around by confortable, clean and air conditioned Nissan, Grand livina 10, a mini-van which fits up to 7 people.

The van can accommodate 4 adults comfortably. We can take up to 6 if needed, but there will be less space for everyone. Please contact me for details.

On request, I can arrange a larger vehicle. This will involve an additional cost, so please contact me for a quote.

What’s Included

Other: - My time and service as your private guide (and my admissions)

- Comfortable, air-conditioned car (for 1 up to 4 people. Bigger transportation can be easily requested for an extra cost);

- Pick up by meeting place: the choice is yours, as long as it's inside the urban limits.

- Drop off by end location: the starting place or any place inside the urban limits.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 Real - Once you are out for a day is always good to carry some small change with you, in case you feel, thirsty or if you few like buying something which catches your eyes. Rio is a city where is very common to see people selling goods on the streets.

What’s Extra

Other: Lunch is optional since we have a big variety. Great options of sea-food, churrascarias (all you can it steak-house), brazillian cuisines or a simple healthy snack can be offered.


I am a licensed guide, and have no restrictions.

Private tour guide João

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