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Get an overview of Rio's most important sights during this comprehensive 8.5-hour tour. With a local guide, visit Copacabana beach, Botafogo beach and Palácio Guanabara. Travel through the Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras for views on the way up to Corcovado and the Christ the Redeemer statue. Ascend to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, then eat lunch at one of the city's best steakhouses before visits to Maracanã Stadium, the Lapa Arches and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.

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What You Can Expect

Full-Day City Tour: Christ Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Plus 30 Other Attractions and Lunch

Botafogo and Sugar Loaf Mountain

Customer Reviews

David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Highlight of 3 week South America trip!

Saw so much and our guide and driver were amazing!

To be honest, we started the day a bit homesick and miserable it had and still was raining in Rio, but we saw and learnt so much during the day it completely turned around our experience. Cannot recommend highly enough!

Joseph K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This is a small group van tour there were only 6 of us, so almost a private day tour of Rio: pickup and dropoff in Copacabana, Christ Redeemer statue and gondola to the top of Sugarloaf mountain in the morning amazing views on a clear day, Carretao churrascaria lunch in Ipanema almost too much food...wish we had more time, and various stops in the downtown area in the afternoon Maracana, Carnival parade stadium, staircase, old and new churches. The van had high ceilings and was quite comfortable. Our enthusiastic guide Anna from Portugal and driver Roberto were both great. Even with limited mobility I limp with a cane I was able to do this tour. We went on a hot summer day and one suggestion would be to provide a needed bottle of water in the afternoon luckily there were street vendors for this at some of the stops. This tour is a great way to see the major highlights of Rio in a day.

Anthony C USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Excellent tour. Started early but because of this we avoided the very long lines that other tours experienced. Guide took time to ensure everyone stayed together and was used extra time for photo assistance.

Eric W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Carmen, our tourguide, was amazing! Full of stories, background and information of all the wonderfull locations we visited! She had a great personality wich made our day unforgettable! This really is a wonderfull full day tour with all the amazing places in Rio, wow! Thank you Carmen, see you next time in Rio!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Wonderful trip. Very knowledgable, helpful and friendly guide. There were 10 people on this trip and the driver and guide managed to accommodate everyone. All the main sights are included and ample time is given at Sugar Loaf, Chris Redeemer and Escudaria Selaran. Lunch was included and was very good.

Kevin G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was fantastic starting with Christ the Redeemer before the crowds. Our guide Vincent spoke good English and made sure he kept track of the 14 of us which is something we lacked throughout the rest of Sth America. The temp was 41degC so make sure to take plenty of water as this is not supplied. It was good to be able to get back into an air conditioned mini van which was able to negotiate the many narrow streets

Cathy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great tour. You get to see everything in one day. It's a little long but you get to see it all then have free time.

Eric W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour of Rio, we were suppose to be with other people in a mini bus for the tour, but since the tour company was unsure of the family size, we got a private car, for a private tour of Rio, very personal and nice. For the first part of the tour we had Katia as a guide, she was nice. We started at Escadaria Selarón, it was great we were there early with no crowds, followed by Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, she gave us a feel for what it is like to live there, even pointing out her favorite beach, Red Beach after we went up Sugar loaf. Lunch was at a local churrascaria where she pointed out what was must try. After lunch we change tour guides to Leo who was very funny, he explained more about Rio to us. He took us up to Cristo Redentor. Wish we could have saw more, but a lot of things were closed due to the Olympics, oh well, still a great day! With two great tour guides and a great driver.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We've gone on many sightseeing day tours around the world and this is one of the very best on Viator. Our guide Vincent spoke excellent English and was able to joke in English with us, too. His explanations of the history of the region and Brazil itself were critical to the day's success. The tour starts out perfectly as you get whisked up to see Christ the Redeemer before the crowd's get there. We had the entire monument to ourselves for nearly 20 minutes! We then went over to Sugarloaf Mountain and rode the cable cars to take in the amazing views. The steakhouse lunch included in this tour is absolutely incredible! Bring your appetite as the waiters will literally not stop shoveling meat in front of you until you tell them to stop. And it's very high-quality, well-seasoned meat along with tons of veggie options, too. The afternoon is a bit more leisurely but beautifully rounds out a fuller understanding of the city's landmarks. Climbing the steps, visiting the cathedral, and seeing the soccer stadium were all excellent ways to end the day. We were back at our hotel before 5pm with plenty of time to shop and eat dinner. Perfect day!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!!! Tour guide Vincent Thomas very helpful and professional. Very happy with the services. Lunch was great and all the attractions were done on time. I will do it again!!!

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