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Private Tour Highlights of Rio


Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. A car seat is available.

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

Maximum travelers: 4



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

Christ Reedemer, Sugar Loaf and city tour

If you have only one day in Rio, this is the tour for you!
We will visit the main beaches in the South Zone (Ipanema, Leblon and Copacabana), Christ the Reedemer Statue, Sugar Loaf mountain, Metropolitan Cathedral and city tour in Downtown and the Sambadrome (where carnival parade takes place).
We can have lunch in a famous Brazillian churrascaria (BBQ restaurant) and try the delicious caipirinha drink and amazing Brazillian fruit juices and icecream.
Along the way, we will be able to talk about Brazillian history, gastronomy, economy, educational system, architecture, day to day life and anything else you want to know about our culture.
* Of course we can always adjust the tour according to your interests and include or exclude some of the attractions.


- Main beaches in the South Zone (Ipanema, Leblon and Copacabana),
- Christ the Reedemer Statue,
- Sugar Loaf mountain,
- Metropolitan Cathedral,
- City tour in Downtown,
- Sambadrome.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

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

End location: Drop off at the original place or anywhere in Downtown or the South Zone of Rio if you are willing to expand your day around the city.

Duration: 8 hours


Most of the time we will be on a modern, clean, comfortable and air-conditioned car (Xsara Picasso). The car fits the guide and 3 more people comfortably or 4 if you are friends or belong to the same family. Additionally I can provide a car seat for babies and children.
We will also take a train to access Christ Statue and a cable car to access 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
The best of Brazillian hospitality

Estimated Local Cash Needed

220 Real - Admission tickets:
Christ Statue + train (R$74,80)
Sugar Loaf (R$71,00)
BBQ restaurant (approx. R$110,00) - not including drinks
Souveniers, icecream, fruit juices or snacks.

What’s Extra

Other: Admission tickets (Christ Statue and Sugar Loaf)
Lunch or snack

A Recent Review of this tour

My family really enjoyed our time with Lais during the city tour. We were very comfortable in the transportation and the day was well planned. We aren't really "foodies," but we loved the restaurant she took us to for lunch. I tried new foods that I probably never would on my own. Too bad I won't be able to find Heart of Palm in the states. The day was gorgeous, which added to a great tour.
Sean Moore

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Private tour guide Lais Tammela

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