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 Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up from your hotel, apartment or cruise ship.

End location: Drop of at the original place or anywhere else you want to explore the city.

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 650USD. We will also take a train to access Christ Statue and a cable car to Sugar Loaf mountain.

What’s Included

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

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

A Recent Review of this tour

We had an absolutely wonderful day yesterday with Ana Maria. She is very knowledgeable and so very kind. My wife uses a wheelchair and Ana Maria was even pushing her around so that I could take photos. When she found out that it was my birthday, she even arranged for the hotel to put a birthday cake in our room! Very highly recommended. If we could give 7 stars, we would have done!
Gordon Hunter

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