Lapa and Santa Teresa Private Walking Tour

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From $76.02

5 reviews   (5.00)

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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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Get to know Lapa and Santa Teresa, Rio’s most bohemian districts, strolling around its streets that have a history to tell in every corner, including a ride on the historic tram that connects the two neighborhoods.

What's Included

Santa Teresa Tram ticket (round trip)

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 60

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Service animals allowed
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Service animals allowed

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

At Floriano Peixoto square, popularly know as Cinelândia, we will appreciate this historical place surrounded by the buildings of the National Library, the City Hall (Pedro Ernesto Palace), the former Federal Supreme Court, Monroe Palace, and the Municipal Theater.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian
We will walk from Cinelândia square towards Rio`s Cathedral - Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião, built in a modern style and conical format.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

We will take you on a ride in one of the oldest trams of the world: The Santa Teresa tram. The tram connects the city center to Santa Teresa, passing on top of the Lapa Arches (Arcos da Lapa), where we can have a view of Lapa from above.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Largo dos Guimaraes
We will alight at Largo do Guimarães, the cultural and gastronomic area of Santa Teresa. There, you can try the local cuisine in the neighborhood's trendy restaurants and bars.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas
We will visit one of the 6 best viewpoints in the city - Ruins Park, which features gorgeous views over downtown Rio de Janeiro and Guanabara Bay.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Escadaria Selaron
We will walk towards Lapa, passing by the colorful Selarón steps, that connects the two neighborhoods.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Carioca Aqueduct
In Lapa, we will admire the Arcos da Lapa and walk by the area, finalizing the tour at a local cachaça bar to try our national beverage.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Friendly local guide for us as a family with our first time in Rio
TuanN957, 03-01-2023
Monique was recommended to us by a friend, and she did not disappoint our family of 4. We took the walking tour and brought us to great locations that only a local (Cariocas) would know. We did some research ahead of time about Rio (as it was our first time in Brazil) to learn about the standard ‘touristy’ things but Monique also provided other good recommendations for the rest of our vacation. We’ve gone on other tours before with agendas that are very strict with timing. Monique was very friendly, paced the tour to our needs (without rushing us), and became more of a friend than a typical tour guide. We would highly recommend Monique to any other first timers to Rio!
Amazing tour of Lapa & Santa Teresa
SamAcres, 10-03-2020
My wife and I did the Lapa & Santa Teresa walking tour with Monique which we absolutely loved. The tour was very informative and it’s great to experience Rio with a local who can offer real insight into the area, the city and anything else Brazilian!
Une après midi exceptionnelle
80geoffreym, 08-10-2022
Une très belle expérience, Monique nous a emmené dans plein d’endroits vraiment sympas, notamment un petit restaurant local
One of the best tours that I have experienced!
soulv529, 26-07-2022
One of the best tours that I have experienced! Monique is an amazing and fun person. She has the energy and she knows everything about Rio! Love it! Recommended

Um dos melhores tours que já experimentei! Monique é uma pessoa divertida e maravilhosa. Ela tem muita energia e sabe tudo sobre o Rio! Amei! Recomendo
Rio de Janeiro by Cariocas
MicFarinha, 22-07-2022
Fizemos o bairro de Santa Teresa e Lapa, com guia exclusivo, pela "Rio de Janeiro by Cariocas", percorrendo as suas ruas belíssimas e únicas. A nossa Guia foi maravilhosa, proporcionando-nos uma experiência inesquecível, a todos os níveis. Além de conhecer o bairro e pontos que jamais iríamos sem eles, parámos para almoçar num restaurante típico, com comida deveras saborosa.
Super que recomendamos esta empresa, pois proporciona uma experiência personalizada, bem carioca e sem as correrias habituais que as agências de turismo tanto implicam.

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