Private Custom Full-Day in Rio including Christ, Sugar Loaf and Selaron Steps

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From $261.15

167 reviews   (4.87)

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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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The most complete private tour on TripAdvisor! Have an unforgettable experience on this VIP suitable, customizable 8-hour tour with the choice of a focus in art, nature or history! Visit amazing highlights in Rio, including Christ the Redeemer, Selarón Steps and Sugar Loaf.

This custom tour also has the convenient option of tours with driver-guide (only one professional) or separate guide and driver for maximum comfort, and only the most excellent, friendliest and knowledgeable, carefully selected licensed tour guides in Rio with the perfect spoken languages or native in: English, Spanish, Italian, German and French!   

What will you prefer?
• Artsy travelers will love the colorful Santa Teresa neighborhood and the Ethnicity mural
• Knowledge seekers will be thrilled with the history option: Cinelândia square and the Metropolitan Cathedral.
• Free spirits will feel great with the invigorating nature option: Tijuca forest and its waterfall, Pepino beach at São Conrado.

What's Included

Tours are private and customizable, and all guides are licensed.

Please provide us only ONE passport number. (optional)

Reservation of tickets to the Christ - these must be paid on the day of the tour.

The 11 places listed will not be done together, you need to choose the focus art, nature or history

The tour duration is 8 hours without lunch, or 9 hours with lunch.

Tours with driver-guide: Fully guided only if the guide finds parking.

Tours with separate driver and guide: Undivided attention and absolute comfort.

Transport by modern, air-conditioned vehicle and professional driver.

What's Not Included

Entrance tickets


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • A small amount of walking is involved.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Infant car seats are available. Please advise as a "special request."
  • Masks and vaccination proof are no longer necessary at the moment.
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Special restaurants are available: gluten-free, vegan, halal, kosher, please advise.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Wheelchair accessible vans may be provided. Please choose the "van" option at the time of booking.
  • Please fill in the lead traveler´s passport details (only 1) so we can schedule the group´s tickets to Christ the Redeemer in your name. If you prefer not to, please leave it blank.
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Please read our voucher for important information before the tour starts.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Small pets are allowed (stay in the car part of the time)
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible

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

Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Begin your exciting private tour in Rio with 8am pick-up, going to one of the world´s New Seven Wonders, by train passing through the Tijuca National Forest, one of the largest urban forests worldwide. At the top, get sweeping views of Rio and take the time to snap photos. Your guide will take every photo you desire so feel free to ask!

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Sugarloaf Mountain
You´ll be absolutely amazed by the views on top of Sugar Loaf hill. Hop a cable car to the top at 1,300 feet (396 meters), from where you'll enjoy more panoramic views of the city below. Along your visit, you'll get personalized attention from your private guide (if option selected) and plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Parque Nacional da Tijuca
We´ll relax passing by the Tropical forest and if we´re lucky we´ll see a few animals such as the Capuchin monkey, or the sloth.

• Admission Ticket Free

Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
We´ll pass by one of the most expensive places to live in Rio, this luxurious neighborhood has the beautiful artificial lagoon Rodrigo de Freitas and its salty waters come from Leblon beach through a canal.

• Admission Ticket Free

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian
If history is the chosen focus of the tour, we´ll visit the peculiar looking Cathedral and architecture buffs will fall in love with it.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Carioca Aqueduct
We´ll pass by Roman Style Lapa Arches, what was once an aqueduct and where the Santa Teresa tram pass on top.

• Admission Ticket Free

Painel Etnias
If your tour custom focus is art, you will see the most amazing mural in the world by famous artist Eduardo Kobra.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Cascatinha Taunay
If nature is your tour focus, you´ll be amazed by the 35 meter waterfall at the Tijuca forest :D

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Santa Teresa
If your tour custom focus is art, you´ll love this charming artsy neighborhood in Rio!

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

If your custom tour focus is history, you´ll see how and where Rio wanted to be the "Little Paris"

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pepino Beach
If nature is your custom tour focus, you will see the beautiful place where people land when they hang glide :D

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Sergio made our day special.
RICHARD_M, 12-01-2023
Sergio was a terrific guide. He accommodated our needs and showed us what we wanted to see plus thigs we didn't know we wanted to see!!
Highly customizable~ Great guide~ Excellent tour~
cctt11, 07-01-2023
First time to Rio De Janeiro (very beautiful city), before hop on the cruise ship, I arranged two days tour with “Way To Know Rio”. based on the good reviews from “Tripadvisor.
It was excellent, even my itineraries altered because inclement weather, but still had great times visited many hotspots in the city.
My big thanks to the two truly amazing tour guides -Leandro (1st day) and Gabriella (the 2nd day), both tentative, professional and accommodating, made the trips insightful and memorable.
I highly recommend this company.
Just Give Them A Chance
Long_N, 05-01-2023
The tour guy was so excellent and knowledgeable of the history and location. His English was so easy to understand. He was very friendly and professional.
Thank you Viator.
Highly Recommend!
Katie M, 02-01-2023
We had a wonderful experience! Fabi was so friendly, knowledgeable and excellent at navigating lines and crowds. She was very experienced and knew the ins and outs of Rio, which enabled us to see all of the sights that we wanted to see. She also made our safety a high priority and told us which personal items we should bring to each site. She was also great at taking pictures and was able to direct us to the best scenic backdrops. We can’t thank her enough!
Great tour, poor customer support
alupen, 12-01-2023
Igor, the tour guide, was great, attentive, knowledgeable, creative 5/5*. Then, there is the part of the customer service "Way 2 know Rio" headquarters which is 2/5*, because they are not responsive and seem to be uninterested. Wouldn't really recommend the w2kr, which is completely opposite to the tour guy

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