Rio - 8h your own way


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

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

Maximum travelers: 3



English (fluent), Portuguese (fluent)

8 hours customized tour

I want to surprise you with several attractions in Rio. It doesn't matter if this is your first or tenth visit to the city. Rio can always surprise you!
Whether you like history, art, culture, fun with kids, architecture, parks, etc, the options are endless.
Take a look on the list of suggestions of "Itinerary" and choose the venues that will fulfill your dreams and make you feel like a local.
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.
***CUSTOMIZE - I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are more than 3 people and require a larger transportation


Please choose 3 or 4 highlights among the suggestions listed below.
- Christ Redeemer Statue on the top of Corcovado mountain by train
- Tijuca Forest Viewpoints (Santa Marta and Chinese View)
- Sugar Loaf and Urca Hill by cable car
- Botanical Gardens and the best of its 8. 000 species
- Historic downtown (Lapa Arches, Selaron Steps, Opera House, Cinelandia Square, the Metropolitan Cathedral)
- Santa Teresa tour by tram over the Lapa Arches including the best restaurants, galleries, museums, hotels and art street
- Olympic Boulevard tour along the dock area visiting the best venues as the AquaRio , the Museum of Tomorrow that won the prize of the best green building in the world in 2017 and the 30 meters Art Street Panel of Kobra
- Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon surroundings and parks
- Street markets with handcrafts/appetizers and Farmers' Market with fresh fruits/vegetables/flowers
- Beaches tour : South Zone (Urca, Leme, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon) and / or West Zone (Barra da Tijuca, Recreio)

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 else you want to explore the city.

Duration: 8 hours


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.

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 - Entrance tkts and meals:
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

Admission tickets, snacks, meals, souvenirs

A Recent Review of this tour

Ana Maria was able to organize a convincing and entirely tailor-made program according to our wishes, since we knew Rio from previous visits. Competent and easy-going, she succeeded in adjusting the day to short time changes (due to weather conditions). Finally she provided us with good advice for our program of the next day where we planned to be on our own.
Max Kaufmann

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