Classic Rio - a full day experience with a local guide.


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Activity Level



Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
We are here to give you a hand in what ever you need. You must be able to get in and out of a car. Is good to know also that all the listed places to be visited have special need access and preference queues.

Maximum travelers: 4



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

Private Tailor Made Tour

CHRIST THE REEDEMER & SUGAR LOAF; city tour around the historic downtown, Metropolitan Cathedral and main beaches (Ipanema, Copacabana).

Can't go wrong with the obvious scenic gems.

This "day tour" is a perfect choice for those whom want to see the most popular spots in one day only. We'll get to know the history and how Rio de Janeiro developed.

It is not a better way to start up than going up to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer in the middle of the Tijuca National Park ( PNT), at 710 m hight, with 360° view of Rio.

After being blessed, we go through the Santa Tereza neightboorhood, going back to the earlies 1900's of Rio, the carioca "belle epoque".

We can make few stops by Lapa and downtown: San Sebastian Metropolitan Catedral; and the collorfull tiled staircase made by Selarón.

We will also drive by Lagoa, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana, towards to the astonishing rock, marking the main entrance of the city.

We ascend to the top of the sweet Sugar Loaf by cable car. That will be the top cherry!


We will see the main beaches of the South Zone (Leblon/ Ipanema and Copacabana) the main attractions Corcovado & Sugar Loaf cable car and a city tour around the historic downtown and the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

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

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

Duration: 7 hours

The tour takes approximately 7 hours, deppending on traffic or queues during high season it may be extended two hours more.


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

The car 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: - 08 hours service.

- pick up by meeting place: the choice is yours, but must be inside the urban limits.

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

- comfortable, air-conditioned car (for 1 up to 4 people/ bigger transportation can be easily requested with an extra cost);

- tour guide (all guide's admissions).

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20000 Real - - main attractions admissions, Corcovado + Sugar Loaf (74+80= R$154,00).

- Your choice: .brazillian barbecue restaurant R$120,00
. brazillian food R$ 60,00
. snacks and juices R$ 25,00
( avarage prices per person).

- general shopping.

What’s Extra

Other: R$ 154,00 ( per person) to purchase the admission to the attractions, as we never know how many people group we will have. It is good to remind that the price is for the service and you can fit up to 4 people on this price.

Sugar loaf tickets= R$80,00

Christ the Redeemer= it depends on the season and method we are using.

- Low season
Train - R$61,00
Van from the visitor's center R$28,00

- High season:
Train - R$74,00
Van from the visitor's center - R$41,00


I am a licensed guide, and have no restrictions.

A Recent Review of this tour

Wonderful tour and guide. Would recommend both to anyone.
Bobbie Winters

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