The post card of Rio de Janeiro


Tour Number

Activity Level



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


Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is suitable for children as long as they are supervised by a parent.

Friendly: Yes.
You must enjoy walking short distances and be able to get in and out of transportation.

Maximum travelers: 4



Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), French (basic), English (fluent)

Come and relax on this private tour as your own local guide takes you to Sugar Loaf , Copacabana and MORE!

During this private tour, we will see Sugar Loaf, the post card of Rio de Janeiro, formed over six hundred million years ago. We will take a ride on the first Brazilian cable car launched in 1912 and you will be amazed with the 360o. degree view of Rio de Janeiro (and beyond!)

Wait until you see the sunset from Sugar Loaf - WOW!

We will take the car to go to Copacabana Fort - The last fort built in Rio de Janeiro (1908) on the eve of the 1st World War. From there we have a beautiful view of the entire coast of Copacabana. After some relaxing time, we will walk along the coast to feel the carioca spirit and style, and as one real carioca, we will sit down at the kiosk by the beach to drink a cold coconut milk or a beer and to simply "Ahhhhhhhh. . . . "

** This tour is priced for 4 travelers MAX. If you have a larger party, please click on 'Request changes' and contact me for a custom tour quote. DO NOT book this tour. **

(This tour is only available from Tuesday to Sunday)


As this is a private tour, I will do my best to keep the itinerary as flexible as possible; however, due to weather conditions, construction and/or unexpected events, certain venues may be replaced with other options.

Here is a snap-shot of the itinerary:

1. Pick up at hotel in the Centro or South Zone of Rio
2. Copacabana Fort
3. Walk along the Copacabana sea-side to feel the carioca atmosphere and to sit at a kiosk to drink a coconut milk and/or a beer
4. Walk around the surrounding area of the Sugar Loaf Mountain.
5. Watch the sun set from Sugar Loaf
6. Drop-off at hotel

** NOTE **

- The cable car leaves every 20 minutes or whenever it reaches full capacity (65 persons)
- Last ride up to Sugar Loaf: 7:30PM
- Last ride down Sugar Loaf: 9:00PM
- Fort is CLOSED every MONDAY

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Due to traffic and safety concerns, this tour is designed for pick-up at a hotel situated in either the CENTRO or SOUTH ZONE. If you are unsure of where your hotel is located, please do not continue with the booking process. Instead, click on 'ASK A QUESTION' to send me your hotel address. If you haven't booked a hotel yet, ask me first! I can provide great advice on where you should and should not stay. :)

End location: End location: I will drop you off at your hotel

Duration: 6 hours

From Tuesdays to Sundays

This private tour is meant to run "rain or shine"; however, in the event that we encounter severe weather conditions, the tour may be postponed and/or cancelled.


Air-conditioned Toyota Sedan (one seat next to driver, two seats in the back and one in the middle).

What’s Included

Other: - My services as your professional, multilingual private guide.
- Private transportation in a climate controlled vehicle that seats 4 (1 front, 2 back, 1 middle back seat)
- Gas and parking.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

80 R$ - ** Prices are estimates only and are subject to change **

You should set aside some spending money for souvenirs, meals and/or beverages.

Tickets for attractions:
- Sugar Loaf = R$ 62,00/person
- Copacabana Fort = R$ 8,00/person

What’s Extra

Other: - Meals and beverages
- Entrance fees
- Personal expenses (i.e. souvenirs)


Due to safety concerns, there are certain locations within Rio where I do not provide service.

A Recent Review of this tour

OUTSTANDING TOUR GUIDE! My husband and I booked the 'Postcard of Rio' tour with Rose and recommend her wholeheartedly. Rose is a perfect guide whose passion for her home city is infectious. She is the consummate professional who arrived early to pick us up from the cruise terminal and who adapted our tour to enable us to 'see' ALL of the top sites in our very limited time. She even held our place in the queue to get back down Corcovado, whilst we took our Christ pics which saved us an hour! Brilliant.
Rachel Chu

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