5-Hour Rio's Essential Sights: Private Tour – Optional Airport & Port Pick-ups

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18 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Make the most of your time in Rio on an 5-hour private city tour ideal those who don't have much time available, but want to have a short summary of town.

Discover the city's most iconic attractions while enjoying the company of a bilingual local guide.

Enjoy a lively day filled with popular attractions such as the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Maracanã Stadium (outside), the Selarón Staircase, and the historical downtown area. In addition, visit Corcovado mountain along with the Christ the Redeemer Statue and other sights. Pass by the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa, which is home to a collection of local boutiques and galleries.

Pass by Maracana stadium, one of the most important in the whole world. Visit to the Sambadrome, samba venue where the famous Rio Carnival parade is held.

Following this, head to the center of Rio to get a taste of the local culture passing the Lapa Arches, Tomorrow's museum and Mauá square.

At the end of the tour, you’re dropped off at the hotel

What's Included

Hotel, airport or port pick-up and drop-off. (Within Rio de Janeiro City)

Private driver for groups bigger than 4 people. Otherwise, the guide drives the vehicle themselves.

Professional licensed private tour guide.

Transport by fully-equipped vehicle.

VAT, all taxes, handling charges, parking fees during stops, airport / port Greet & Meet services.

What's Not Included

Entrance fees.

Food and drinks.

Gratuities. (optional)

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 1 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • REQUIREMENT FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION CERTIFICATE It’s mandatory to present the "COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate" at the Christ the Redeemer and the Sugar Loaf Mountain. It's not allowed to access those attractions without showing the COVID certificate.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • REQUIREMENT FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION CERTIFICATE It’s mandatory to present the "COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate" at the Christ the Redeemer and the Sugar Loaf Mountain. It's not allowed to access those attractions without showing the COVID certificate.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
You'll be met at your hotel by your private guide and head to the base of Corcovado Mountain by car, passing by Rio's beaches and the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon on the way.

• Admission Ticket Free

Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Reaching the Cosme Velho district, you'll take a unique Swiss cogwheel train that climbs the mountain from its base to nearly the summit. The very top is reached by climbing a flight of stairs to arrive at the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue. The view, from this vantage point, with the surrounding Tijuca National Forest spreading below and a circle of mountains closing the horizon at the very back of the Guanabara bay is truly spectacular. After some time to walk around and take photos, we make the way back down.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Santa Teresa
We then head towards to the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood, home to a collection of local boutiques and galleries. The charming area of Santa Teresa also features many trendy bars and restaurants offering several options of snacks and dishes, not to mention its breathtaking views. Don’t miss out on it!

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Escadaria Selaron
From Santa Teresa to Lapa, there is the famous Selaron steps, a stairway decorated with colorful tiles. Known for its energetic bohemian vibe, “Lapa” is the most buzzing area in town day and nighttime. 

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Carioca Aqueduct
Have you ever heard of the Lapa neighborhood? If not, it should! It's very easy to know that you've arrived in Lapa. There is a famous monument that is the official image of Lapa, the large white arches aqueduct postcard of Rio.

• Admission Ticket Free

Boulevard Olimpico
See a different side of Rio in its up-and-coming Porto Maravilha area symbol of the renewed Rio after the Olympics.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Admire the gorgeous cutting-edge museum structure, designed by famous architect Santiago Calatrava.

• Admission Ticket Free

Painel Etnias
Mural painted by Eduardo Kobra listed by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest graffiti in the world.

• Admission Ticket Free

Sambodromo da Marques de Sapucai
The Sambodrome is the home to the Rio Carnival, where the parades take place during three nights every year, a concrete structure built specifically for the Carnival. It's an avenue with bleachers on both sides divided into sectors.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The most important Brazilian football temple. Scenery of important Brazilian football classic and facts, like hosting the final matches for the 1950 and 2014 football World Cup and the Olympics final football match in 2014.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ipanema Beach
Beach that inspired the composition of the famous song "Ipanema Girl”. Beautiful beach that deserves all the fame and admiration.

• Admission Ticket Free

Copacabana Beach
Pass by Copacabana beach that was inspiration of songs and poetry, and one of the most famous postcards in Brazil. Copacabana is also stage of one of the biggest New Year's Eve in the world, the neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro has a lot of history, cultural life and bohemia.

• Admission Ticket Free


Highly recommended
JoyceF1353, 12-12-2022
Was a great tour with Alex Feliciano! I only have 6 hrs in between after landed and before next stop, he made a good plan for me to explore rio! He explained a lots of history and fun facts of touristy spots, took a good pics for me. It was a great experience with this tour.!
A lovely day in Rio
JimNepo, 27-10-2022
Our driver, Flavio, picked us up on time and was lovely in every respect. He kindly honored our request to first go to our hotel to drop off luggage before starting our tour. His enthusiasm and knowledge was much appreciated.
Best private tour
alexoZ1765JM, 14-08-2022
Was a great experience. The tour guides were very knowledgeable about all of rio and friendly. He got us into all of the places faster than everyone else. Felt like we knew them for years before the tour. Highly recommend Wagner for your private tour.
Rio and the Hugging of the Christ redeemer with Camila Feher
phonecians1400, 17-04-2021
Despite travel difficulties, expensive airline tickets, and the complexities of the Corona pandemic
My friends and I decided to travel to Rio de Janeiro ... after we heard that the vaccination against covid-19 is ready and that the general vaccination campaign will start
We arrived at the Rio international airport (GIG) and our tour guide Camila Feher greeted us with all her elegance and wide smile saying welcome. I am very happy today to meet you for two reasons.
The first one is because I will work with you today after a long break because of covid-19
And the second reason is your group is an important sign for us that tourism will return back to life and will win the war against this pandemic...and that I will never lose my job that I love .as tour guide never ever .... The words of Camilla Feher, our tour guide on that day, were very very impressive...
On our way to the hotel in Copacabana, we passed a road parallel to the ocean and we saw wonderful views, quiet beaches, beautiful colors, and clear sky.... Camila described to us precisely everything we saw and reviewed the history of each region or monument we passed by, such as the local airport Santos Dumont , the yacht harbor In Gloria, the beautiful beach of Flamingo, opposite the famous Sugarloaf Mountain to BotaFogo, and on our right at the top of the Corcovado Mountain, the statue of Christ spread his hands towards us ... We felt as if he was welcoming us and protecting us .... He made us feel really safe ..
The next day was really an excellent tourist day especially since we were very lucky first because Camilla Feher was our tour guide and secondly that the weather was wonderful and at the end of our day we visited the statue of Christ the Redeemer and prayed in its chapel located under the feet of the statue. We prayed for the protection of this beautiful country and for the protection of all humanity. From this deadly epidemic...
Thank you Brazil.... Thank you Rio de Janeiro.... Thank you Camila Feher ... We will meet soon again and again
Thank you camila
677shays, 23-01-2020
The tour with Kamila was great and informative. me and my group enjoyed very much!
thank you and I hope to see you the next time!

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