Private Tour - Carioca for a day


Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids must be used to walk long distances or be carried by the parents.

Friendly: No.
You must enjoy walking and mixing with locals.

Maximum travelers: 8



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

Downtown and Santa Teresa

If you want to get mixed with real cariocas and enjoy history and architecture, this is the tour for you!
All along the tour we are going to use public transportation in Rio (subway, light rail, tram and possibly bus) and take a pleasant walk in our financial and historic district.
We will visit the most important historical sights of our Colonial and Imperial time, stop at one of the best and most traditional bakeries in Rio and visit the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa.
We will take your pace and make as many stops as you need.



This tour may be affected by hotel location, traffic, weather conditions and, most of all, adjusted to your interests and pace.
During our tour we will come by:
- St. Sebastian Metropolitan Cathedral,
- XV de novembro square,
- Travessa do mercado,
- Opera House,
- National Library,
- Museum of Fine Arts,
- Lapa arches,
- Santa Teresa district, among others.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel (Downtown or South Zone) or cruise terminal. Depending on the hotel location, we can walk to the closest subway station or take a bus or taxi there.

End location: I will drop you at your hotel (Downtown or South Zone) or cruise terminal. Depending on the hotel location, we will arrive by subway, bus or taxi.

Duration: 8 hours

Weather is a determinig factor for this tour. We may change the date in case of heavy rain. Light rain will not be a problem.


We will use public transportation all along the tour (subway, light rail, tram, bus) and walk a lot.

What’s Included

Other: Fluent english speaking local guide
The best of Brazilian hospitality

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 Real - Transportation tickets (subway, tram, bus), drinks and snacks, souveniers

What’s Extra

Other: Transportation tickets (subway, tram, bus), drinks and snacks, souveniers

A Recent Review of this tour

Lais is the best guide we've ever had. She is happy, knowledgeable and fun! We didn't really have a plan -- left our day in her capable hands and we were not disappointed. The last morning of Carnivale, we were able to walk with parade revelers as she knew everything that was happening in Rio. A call to Uber and we were off to Sugarloaf, enjoying a local refreshment and seeing the sights. She then suggested we go to see Christ The Redeemer before the clouds moved in, and she was absolutely correct.
Jacqueline N.

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