Highlights of Rio


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 3



English (fluent), Portuguese (fluent)

One day among wonders

Welcome and have fun in Rio! This is the best greeting for you in your first day in the city. After picking you up at the hotel, we go along the seashore to visit Christ the Redeemer Statue and take a train to the top of Corcovado mountain, inside the Tijuca Forest. This visiting takes about 1. 30 hours and after we are going to Santa Teresa district and take a walk on the main street full of souvenirs shops. Then we are going to have lunch in a pleasant restaurant, Aprazível or any other you may choose. Take a rest for a while and get into the car for a short downtown tour telling something about our arquitecture and history. If you prefer, instead of visiting downtown, we may visit all the beautiful South Zone beaches ending this 8 hours tour on the top of Sugar Loaf mountain with a breathless view of the whole city.
On this tour you will have me and the car at your disposal for 8 hours and we will explore the city on your pace and interests.


- Christ the Redeemer
- Main beaches
- Santa Teresa district (old buildings, handcraft galleries, museums and restaurants)
- Lunch
- Downtown
- Sugar Loaf

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours

Depending on the weather, some attactions will be replaced to indoor venues (museums, theaters, shoppings and so on), according to your interests


Most of the time we will be on a modern, clean, air-conditioned car. The car, a Honda Fit 2013, fits the guide and 3 comfortably or 4 (3 in the back seat, if not extra size people). If your group needs more comfort I may rent a van with a driver, changing the number of the tour to #123170 - Rio for Groups and the costs to 690USD. We will also take a train to access Christ Statue and a cable car to Sugar Loaf mountain.

What’s Included

Other: Transportation to and from the hotel/apartment/cruise ship.
Driving service during the tour
Fluent English speaking guide about Brazilian history, economy, arquitecture, design, educational system or anything else you want to know about our culture
The attention to your needs and the best carioca's hospitality

Estimated Local Cash Needed

250 Reais - Christ tickets - 76 reais per person
Sugar Loaf tickets - 76 reais per person (adult)
Lunch and snacks (fruit juices, ice-creams,sandwiches) - 100 reais per person (average)

What’s Extra

Other: Souvenirs, lunch, drinks or snacks
Admission tickets for Christ Statue and Sugar Loaf

A Recent Review of this tour

This tour gave us an amazing insight into so many fascinating aspects of Rio de Janeiro within just one day. It includes "must sees" auch as Pão de Açúcar as well as some possibly less known but nevertheless marvellous places such as the "Carioca" mansions in the Largo del Botanico. Ana is a wonderful guide, full of knowledge and background information also concerning the history of Rio de Janeiro and the full country. Very much recommended!
Harald Nemec

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