Last Minute Special Rio Highlights Private Tour

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From $170.00

6 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info:

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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This affordable last minute offer is available only a few times a year.
Take a 5-hour, private tour to the main highlights of Rio with a private local guide. Ideal for those who have limited time in Rio, see Christ the Redeemer and then take a Swiss-made cable car up to the impressive Sugarloaf.
Tour includes pickup and drop-off from the location of your choice in the South part of Rio.

What's Included

Hotel/port/airport/flat pickup and drop-off

Local guide

Tolls and parking fees

Transportation by private, air-conditioned car

What's Not Included

At Sugarloaf the entrance fee is BRL 116.00 and at Corcovado the entrance fee is BRL 95.00.

Attraction prices are subject to changes without prior notice.

Entrance fees will be paid directly at the attractions. All major credit cards are accepted in both attractions.

Meals or drinks (if any)

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 4 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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

Luis Darin Private Tour Guide In Rio
After leaving your hotel we’ll drive towards Cosme Velho neighborhood. On the way we’ll pass Palacio Guanabara and start the day going all the way up to the summit of Corcovado Mountain at 2,100 feet to visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.
Places we will drive by on the way to the first attraction depend on your hotel location.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Depending on your hotel location we'll pass by this very nice area in the most expensive neighborhood in South America.

• Admission Ticket Free

Depending on your hotel location we'll drive by this very iconic and sophisticated area on the way to the main attractions of the tour.

• Admission Ticket Free

Depending on your hotel location we'll drive by the most famous beach area in Brazil.

• Admission Ticket Free

On the way to the main attractions we’ll drive by this nice neighborhood that can easily be seen from the top of Corcovado Mountain.

• Admission Ticket Free

Praia do Flamengo
Depending on your hotel location we’ll drive by this classical neighborhood that offers the best view of Sugarloaf Mountain.

• Admission Ticket Free

Guanabara Palace
This was the home of Princess Isabel, the daughter of Brazil’s second emperor. Today the beautiful building houses the headquarter of Rio de Janeiro State government.

• Admission Ticket Free

Cosme Velho
On the way to Corcovado Mountain we’ll drive through this neighborhood that was once the home for most embassies in Brazil when Rio was the country capital.

• Admission Ticket Free

Centro de Visitantes Paineiras
The visitors center was created in 2013 and houses an environmental education center and can be visited when going to the Christ Monument by minibus.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
The most iconic monument in Brazil was inaugurated in 1931 and is considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world. From the monument Rio can be seen at its entire splendor.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Parque Nacional da Tijuca
We’ll cross the Tijuca National Park on the way to Corcovado Mountain. The diverse fauna and lush vegetation of the park can be observed.

• Admission Ticket Free

After the first highlight, we’ll drive along Rodrigo de Freitas Lake to reach Rio’s southern beaches. Starting at Leblon neighborhood, we’ll drive by Mirante do Leblon and along Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana beaches on our way to the second most visited attraction in Rio.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
One of the nicest areas in Rio this tidal lagoon connects with the sea and it is surrounded by a bike lane.

• Admission Ticket Free

Leblon Beach
We will drve by this very nice beach in the most expensive neighborhood in South America on our way to Sugarloaf Mountain.

• Admission Ticket Free

Ipanema Beach
We will drive by this very iconic beach on our way to Sugarloaf Mountain.

• Admission Ticket Free

Arpoador beach
We will drive by this rock at the end of Ipanema Beach considered one of the best spots in Rio to observe the sunset during the summer on our way to Sugarloaf Mountain.

• Admission Ticket Free

Copacabana Beach
We will drive by the most famous beach in Brazil on our way to Sugarloaf Mountain.

• Admission Ticket Free

We will drive by this less busy beach located at the very far end of Copacabana on our way to Sugarloaf Mountain.

• Admission Ticket Free

This small and picturesque neighborhood is located at the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain.

• Admission Ticket Free

Morro da Babilonia
This solid granite wall rises above the entrance of Sugarloaf cable car. Here we’re very likely to observe climbers trying to reach the mountain summit.

• Admission Ticket Free

Vermelha Beach
At the foot of Urca Mountain lies a small and beautiful beach with red sand and surrounded by mountains in both sides.

• Admission Ticket Free

Claudio Coutinho Trail
This flat trail located at the base of Sugaloaf Moutain is a place for a short walk looking for marmoset monkeys with Sugarloaf and the Red Beach as background.

• Admission Ticket Free

Morro da Urca
This 600 feet high hill is the first stop of the cable car on the way to Sugarloaf. The views from the summit are spectacular.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Sugarloaf Mountain
The second most visited attraction in Rio, Sugarloaf is a monolithic solid granite block over 1,200 feet above sea level located at the very entrance of Guanabara Bay in Rio. The access to the monument is at Urca neighborhood. The monument can be reached by taking 2 cable cars straight to the summit of Sugarloaf.

The cable car station at Urca is at the foot of Morro da Babilonia, and the Swiss-made cable car will take us first to Morro da Urca, and then we’ll take another cable car to reach the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain.

The views are spectacular during the entire trip.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


Luiz the Great Guide
Rannon_H, 07-12-2022
Luiz was very knowledgeable of the country, the landmarks, and the culture. He gave us great restaurants to try and described all of the things we saw in detail. He’s an amazing story teller and tour guide. He was able to answer questions , tell us about anything we asked and took us to the best chicken spot in Rio!
If you were going to go to Rio again, I would get Luis For the whole day.
Tachapong N, 13-11-2022
Luis is a very personable person, well mannered, friendly and very knowledgeable on Rio and Brazil. He speaks English fluently. He knows the tips and tricks to get you to see Rio.
Choose What You Want to See
cmbrown88, 06-02-2020
Luis was not available for the date we requested, so he arranged for Julio to meet us at our hotel and take us on the tour. When booking this tour, we told Luis the type of activities we enjoy, so Julio had a tentative itinerary laid out when he arrived at the hotel. However, we made some changes based on other activities we wanted to do, so it was a good combination of their suggestions and our interests. Julio was a great guide, very personable and obviously knowledgeable of the city. Since our plane didn't leave Rio until late at night, I'm glad we took this opportunity to see more of Rio before we left.
custom visit in Rio
robertgajda, 31-01-2020
I'm really appreciate and 100% recommend !
It was perfect trip and fully customized. You can definitely count on Lusi recommendation.
visit Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain by yourself to have more time for different places in Rio.
Short trip to Rio
Jome77, 20-08-2018
I had a last minute trip to Rio and didn't think I had enough time to see the sights.
However, I found I had a few hours free before flying back home and booked a private tour with Luis.
He was fab! Tailored the tour to my interests and showed me some amazing sights.
Very friendly, highly knowledgeable and has a passion for showing visitors the wonderful sights of Rio. Highly recommended.
Thanks again Luis.

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