Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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clock-o6 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 5 more

Overview

See all of Rio's highlights on this guided private sightseeing tour. Spend as much or as little time as you like and customize your own itinerary to your interests, whether they be sports, art, history or food. Travel between stops in your comfortable private vehicle, enjoying commentary from your local guide. Upgrade your tour with a trip by cog train through Tijuca Forest to the top of Corcovado Mountain or by cable car to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain.
  • 4- or 6-hour private tour of Rio de Janeiro with optional upgrades
  • Customize your private tour and create your own itinerary
  • Visit Rio de Janeiro’s top landmarks and interesting neighborhoods such as Leblon and Lagoa
  • Ride the cog train through the lush Tijuca Forest to the Christ Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain (if option selected)
  • Take a cable car to Sugar Loaf Mountain and admire sprawling views of Guanabara Bay (if option selected)
  • Round-trip transport by private vehicle included
Following pickup at your Rio hotel, board your comfortable private vehicle and meet your personal tour guide. Your private guide can offer suggestions of things to do and see, or you can simply design your itinerary as you see fit. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at time of booking to alert your guide, so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour. If you'd like to stop for lunch, your guide can offer recommendations.
See the world-famous beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana or venture to Flamengo Park, Rio’s largest leisure complex. Stop by Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, bordered by Rio’s most fashionable neighborhoods – including Lagoa, Leblon and Gávea – and take in the views overlooking Guanabara Bay. View the Sambadrome, where samba schools compete during Carnaval, or admire historical buildings in Cinelandia Square.
Upgrade your tour to include Sugar Loaf or Corcovado – or a combination of both – including entrance fees and guided transport to each site. Please see the Itinerary section below for additional details on the upgrades.

Itinerary

Sugar Loaf Mountain:Your private guide will take you to the Urca neighborhood, where one of Rio's most iconic symbols is located – the monolith of Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pão de Açucar). Board the glass-walled cable car, making a brief stop at a vista point approximately 700 feet (215 meters) above sea level. Capture unrivaled panoramic views of Rio, including the Rio-Niteroi Bridge and Corcovado Mountain across Guanabara Bay. Finally, ascend to the summit of Sugarloaf for breathtaking vistas of Copacabana Beach and beyond (visibility dependent on weather conditions)!
Corcovado:Your private guide will accompany you on a cog train ride through the scenic Tijuca Forest, a national park. When you reach the 2,329-foot (710-meter) granite peak of Corcovado, climb the steps (or ride the escalator) to the foot of the iconic Christ Redeemer statue, which stands 125 feet (38 meters) tall with outstretched arms over Rio. Enjoy magnificent photo opportunities of the panoramic vista (visibility dependent on clear weather), which includes downtown Rio, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, and several hillside favelas.

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m
, Jan 2018

Great way to get a personalized tour of places you want to visit.

S
, Oct 2017

Great tour

S
, Jul 2016

Amazing!!

l
, Apr 2016

Camila was great. Lots of information and so pleasant.

J
, Apr 2016

This was an excellent way to see Rio - tour guide spoke excellent English and gave more information that just a textbook speech. He made suggestions of things we might want to see and knew all the head of the line shortcuts to see everything with very little waiting in line. Truly made us feel like VIPs.

M
, Feb 2016

The trip is good but our guide is not very active

D
, Feb 2016

Our tour guide, Igor, was terrific, knowledgeable and at a nice pace with my group of seniors.
We had a great time.

J
, Jan 2016

Our guide, Fatima, was wonderful and did a great job showing us the highlights of Rio in one day. She was knowledgeable and had an excellent command of English. This was a perfect way to see the city with the limited time we had available.

d
, Jan 2016

A private tour was the way to go. We told the guide where we wanted to go and she provided extra places that we were happy to see. Having someone who grew up in Rio to show us around was a great way to go.

S
, Jan 2016

This type of tour is great...you can pick and choose what you wish to see...however, on this day when we wanted to go to the Botanical Gardens, our guide decided he wanted to steal a piece of large fruit from one of the trees in the gardens...made us quite uncomfortable as we knew this was not allowed and thought...wow, on tour and we might go to jail...and he walked out with it even with us saying it was wrong. He luckily was stopped by a security guard after he took his shirt off to try and hide it. This was our first stop. After that, the tour was sour tasting throughout even though we still go to see what we wanted. Very disappointed in our guide named Camilo. We had heard that Fatima was amazing and asked for her but she must have been booked ... so assuming ask for Fatima and it should go terrific.


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