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Full Day in Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracana and Selaron with Lunch

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  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get an overview of Rio's most important sights during this comprehensive 8-hour tour. With a local guide, travel through the Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras to board transportation to the top of Corcovado, home of the Christ the Redeemer statue. Take the cable car from Urca up to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, then eat lunch at one of the city's best steakhouses before visits to Maracanã Stadium and the Sambadrome. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included. 
  • Get an overview of Rio's most important attractions during a comprehensive sightseeing tour
  • Travel through the Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras to board the vehicles up to Corcovado, home of the Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Take the cable car from Urca up to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Eat lunch at one of the city's best steakhouses
  • Visit Maracanã Stadium and the Sambadrome

What's Included

  • Guided full-day city tour of Rio de Janeiro via air-conditioned van
  • Entrance fees to Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf
  • Barbecue buffet lunch at Brazilian steakhouse
  • Professional guide with live tour commentary in English, Spanish & Portuguese.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels in South Zone (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Leme) and West Zone (Barra da Tijuca) hotels
  • Comfortable air-conditioned van with maximum capacity of 19 passengers
  • Drinks (available to purchase during lunch)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

08:30 AM

Pickup details

Departure Point: Hotels in Rio de Janeiro's South Zone (Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema, Leblon) and West Zone (Barra da Tijuca) Return point: Hotels in Rio de Janeiro's South Zone (Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema, Leblon) and West Zone (Barra da Tijuca)

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please contact us informing your hotel to arrange your pick up
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary, provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Maximum group size is 19 people
  • This tour operates rain or shine.
  • Roundtrip transportation available from West Zone (Barra da Tijuca) and South Zone (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Leme) hotels via air-conditioned van. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

This is a must for all visiting Rio de Janeiro.
The minibus is very comfortable, not much lines, very good lunch and great atmosphere during the all day thanks to Camila :-) Very very Recommended!
If you've not got much time or you want an overview of rio this is an ideal start
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A day we'll spent
RuHong_T, Mar 2023
Great Value, Great Trip. Hits the important must see Rio sights and to boot a wonderful Brazilian meat lunch . Our guide Carlos was great and easily switched from portuguese to Spanish and flawless english .
Full Day in Rio awesome
MarkS, Mar 2023
Renata was awesome. She gave us a great tour. Things were a little mixed up as far meeting time and place. The communication before the tour was not good. Almost cancelled. So glad I didn’t the tour was great. Renata was so nice and accommodating. We are elderly and not the fastest walking, Renata would tell us not to worry and would let us take breaks. The restaurant was very good and well planned. Renata is an excellent tour guide!!
Fantastic tour of Rio and highlight of our cruise
Al_D, Mar 2023
We booked this tour based on its great reviews and I can see why they were so high! Renata was perhaps the best tour guide we have ever had. Her communication skills and knowledge were excellent she took care of our group all day and made sure everyone got the most out of this experience. She also rearranged the order of the attractions by communicating with her co-workers to ensure we avoided line...didn't even have to line up at Crist the Redeemer which I would think is almost impossible to do! We were on a cruise ship and pickup and drop off was right from the pier. Could have booked similar tour for 3x the cost through the ship and it would not have been as good. Great little air conditioned minibus shuttled us around all day and our group of only 8 people was great to travel with! This tour was the highlight of our cruise.
Our guide, Joao was...
Brien_F, Mar 2023
Our guide, Joao was terrific! Very engaging and knowledgeable. We would recommend his tour to anyone.
great day
Cary_B, Mar 2023
Great day with a very informative guide and skilful driver. Through his experience we were able to beat the crowds.
Poor organisation on a bus that was not fit fir purpose
Turners50, Mar 2023
The noisy bus with no air con , and a tour guide we could not hear, I’m sure the guide is good but we could not hear her or see anything as sitting on the raised steps at the back of the bus
1 traveler found this review helpful
David_R, Mar 2023
A superb days tour, great guide, well organised and saw so much, the bbq was amazing and stuffed afterwards. Truly great value for money and the best way to see the highlights of Rio with commentary on the history and culture.
Full Day Excursion
monicadove1, Mar 2023
Today was an awesome day of sightseeing. Got the chance of scratching a few things off my bucket list: Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, and Seralon Steps. The lunch was amazing the only downfall is the heat and crowds making it difficult to take pictures in those places.
Must do one day tour to explore Rio !
Mohan_C, Mar 2023
Had a great full day in Rio visiting Christ The Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Santa Theresa steps etc... Geisa was a very good tour guide with fluent English speaking skills and well organised.
Delayed tour made it stressful and disappointing
Justine_K, Mar 2023
The tour pickup was two hours late it was very difficult trying to contact the company in the morning and eventually they contacted me after 1.5 hours to say that the bus was on the way. The tour guide was obviously very distressed and said that that it was his fault, he was replaced by another tour guide when we reached the train for Christ the redeemer he apologised to all of us and left in tears so obviously they was something going on for him. The rest of the tour went ok however due to the late start we ended up queuing extensively for the sugar loaf cable car, due to the delay we reached there and it was already dark which was disappointing, it took us 3 hours to get up and down sugarloaf and also everyone’s evening plans for that day had to be cancelled or rearranged as the tour didn’t get me back to the hotel until 8pm. The good aspects were the replacement tour guide was really good and the lunch although very late was very good. The sites were nice however I think the queues and the late departure really took away from the tour. It put me off ever doing another tour I think that perhaps taking taxis and doing my own sightseeing would have been better.
must do experience
norriepenman, Mar 2023
Going to Christ the Redeemer and cable car to Sugar Loaf Mountain great full day tour and great lunch at steakhouse
1 traveler found this review helpful
My wife said "This was the worst day of our holiday"
Alan_H, Mar 2023
We were asked to be in our hotel lobby by 7.49am on the 8th March to be met by our tour guide - he turned up at 9.20am with an unreasoned apology. We then spent two hours in the coach through endless traffic to go to a CLOSED football ground - then to a petrol station for a pee-stop, a 30 minute stop! Then we went to a building sent where they're constructing terracing for the2024 Rio Carnival - a wasted trip! We then had another hour+ in traffic to Christ the Redeemer where the tour guide said he was ill and another guide would deputise, (another 10-minute delay) which she did. We spent two hours here, before going to lunch at about 2.30'ish - which was OK. The tour proceeded to the Cathedral (10 minutes), the tiled steps (10 minutes) and then joined the huge queue (1..5 hours) for the Sugar Loaf mountain - very good, but we eventually arrived back, very exhausted, at about 8.30am. A terrible day - my wife expressed it as the worst day of our 19 day holiday!
horrible experience
Francis_D, Mar 2023
The experience was absolutely horrible. We did not get a refund for this trip that we never got to go on. Originally we put our address online to get picked up from our Airbnb and then we were told once we got to Rio de Janeiro that they only pick up from hotels. The person who contacted us contacted us at 10 PM at night the day before we were supposed to go on the tour on top of that we called him multiple times to try to at least meet up with the Tour. They never returned. Our phone calls after we called v, we were supposed to go on the tour on top of that. We called them multiple times to try to at least meet up with the Tour. They never returned. Our phone calls after we called they stated to us that we would have to pay a 50% no-show for something that was not our fault because it was never made aware to us that they only pick up from hotels that need to be broadcasted on the page in bold letters, because it’s very deceiving, and we never got to enjoy this tour due to the miscommunication mind you we came for a friends reunion like about 25 people from our group. They booked for us with this website as well and they ran into a couple issues, but they got to go on the tour. We did not get to go out on our tour because they did not offer us a resolution. They did not offer us a reschedule and they did not offer us a refund.
Cheating scumbags
Barrie_M, Mar 2023
The tour was good having overcome the various problems joining the trip which took over 30 minutes The biggest upset was to be texted 11 hrs before the tour was to leave saying numbers had not been reached and that the tour would not take place and that we should rebook. We replied that this was the only day of three we had I Rio and that we had travelled half way across the world It was then that the organisers found a way to squeeze us in having been told originally that numbers had not been met A despicable way to treat customers who had booked and paid around two months earlier
Great value!
Ragjit_R, Mar 2023
Convenient way to see all the major attractions in a single trip. Pick up and drop off was efficient. I personally did not like the buffet style lunch restaurant but my boyfriend enjoyed it.
Covered all the sights to see.
Paula_B, Mar 2023
Got to see all the sights we had read about from Christ the Redeemer to Sugar Loaf and had a great buffet lunch with various meats on skewers. I would have liked to hear a little more history of Brazil and Rio- it’s founding and importance to Portugal.
Very disappointing
Alexandra_M, Mar 2023
We were not picked up..they said they had the wrong hotel. maybe my fault but they were very unfriendly. Kept cutting phone on me. Then they told me to take a taxi to metropolitan theatre and meet your at 10am. I did but they not come till 11.45!
My tour was canceled the...
Elijah_T, Mar 2023
My tour was canceled the late night before. Group not large enough. Offered the day. I was leaving soon.
Great insight!
Yolandis_R, Mar 2023
Pedro was soo knowledgeable and willing to give so much insight about beautiful Rio. It was a blast!
All of it, truest...
Sara_A, Mar 2023
All of it, truest amazing, gutted we couldn’t go in to the Maracaná stadium though. Tour guide was fabulous and humorous


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