Private Custom Half-Day Layover tour Must-Sees in Rio

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12 reviews   (4.92)

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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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Coming to Rio in the middle of the day? Let´s make the most of your stay!

In this 5-hour private tour, get special attention from your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide as you visit the main highlights of Rio. This half day tour is perfect for those arriving in Rio in the middle of the day or for those who don´t wish to wake up early to go sightseeing. And since this is a

customizable tour, you can change the pick up time from 10 am to the desired time! Feel special the way only a private tour can make.

In a modern air-conditioned vehicle, choose between:
• Ipanema beach, the cool Selarón steps, and Christ the Redeemer, 
• Botanical Garden and Christ the Redeemer,
• Or simply visit Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf!

All options with time for lunch in a wonderful local restaurant.(own expenses)

What's Included

Fuel surcharge

Lisensed tour guide

Pick-up and drop-off is included.

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

What's Not Included

Entrance fees


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Airport pick-ups and drop-offs, as in any location, will follow the time of the tour (5 hours). Please send us your airline flight number and time as a "special request" if you are arriving at the airport.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Please read "inclusions and exclusions" and the voucher after purchase for important information.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Your guide will wait for you at the hotel lobby. If you are exiting the port, he or she will have a Viator sign near gate 4.
  • A small amount of walking is involved.
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infant car seats are available. Please advise as a "special request."
  • Please pay attention: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers to enter Christ and Sugar Loaf. Sightseeing attractions such as Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf are taking every safety measure and enforcing social distancing.
  • Please send chosen pick-up time as a "special request."
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Special restaurants such as vegetarian or gluten-free are available, please advise.
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Wheelchair accessible vans may be provided. Please choose the "group" option at the time of booking.

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

Copacabana Beach
We´ll begin this exciting half-day tour by seeing Rio´s beloved and world-famous beach.

• Admission Ticket Free

Ipanema Beach
Simply put, the most beautiful beach, with the most beautiful people, in the south side of Rio. Don´t miss the opportunity to see Tom Jobim´s statue and take great shots of the beach and Dois Irmãos´hill.

• Admission Ticket Free

Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Optional: 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
Optional: 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

Aterro Do Flamengo
With 1.2 million square meters, meet the largest Urban park in the world.

• Admission Ticket Free

Escadaria Selaron
Optional: The most popular stairway in the world by the artist Jorge Selaron, we´ll see colourful tiles from over 60 different countries.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian
Optional: We´ll visit the peculiar looking Cathedral, its colourful stained glass only seen from the inside and architecture buffs will fall in love with it.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Botanical Garden
Optional: Founded in the imperial times of Rio, this impressive park is rich in tropical Brazilian flora and also shows samples from all over the world, including a cool cactus garden, orchidarium and bromeliad. Cute little animals such as marmoset monkeys can be a bonus.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


Excellent tour
Jessica_R, 29-12-2022
We were picked up from the airport by Patricia and Junio who took us on a magical tour of this city before dropping us off at our hotel for check-in. I highly recommended this tour. Patricia and Junio were professional and fun! They made each stop easy and tailored it to our needs.
Excellent customization!
lorlind, 19-12-2022
We had a fabulous tour with Gabrielle! She was kind and patient with us and we so enjoyed learning about Rio from her! She is a real treasure!

We had originally planned to see Christ and go up Sugarloaf mountain. But Christ was shrouded in fog/clouds that day, so Gabrielle warned us that we may not see much from Sugarloaf either and didn't want us wasting our money on those tickets. We agreed and she quickly had alternate suggestions for other things for us to do. We ended up visiting the famous Salerno Steps and souvenir shopping. Her flexibility really enabled us to save money and time and still have a fabulous day!

Many thanks to WTKR and Gabrielle for helping us create some wonderful memories of our time in Rio!
Great custom tour
Patric, 12-12-2022
Guide was fantastic. We didn’t want to do the typical sites as we had seen them before so we got to see a truly customized experience. He and the driver were both friendly and accommodating and even drove us from our hotel to our cruise ship at the end saving us a taxi ride.
Super Private tour of Rio hi lights with Carla!
Elizabeth M, 29-11-2022
Our half day with Carla to Sugarloaf Mountain was amazing! She was ver communicative and arrived a few minutes early and had a great driver to get us right to the door and to the front of the lines! The rides and views were fabulous!Skip the photo vender/they are bad.
Then we had a great dinner at a local beach front restaurant.
We had soooo much fun with Carla that we booked the next day with her to tour Christ the Redeemer and Ipanema beach and Santa Theresa neighborhood with bars and music and the Steps.
All of the day was so perfect thanks to the beautiful Rio and the great explanations and recommendations provided by Carla.Our drivers were Marcelo and Junior who were also both helpful and clearly working hard to create a memorable experience!

We highly recommend this experience.
Tour Rocked!!!
dannyhU1440TW, 23-11-2022
Arthur is absolutely top notch. His English is amazing. His knowledge is outstanding. And, he has a bit of fun in the process. He brings great energy and shows your true appreciation for Rio

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