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The Best of Rio in a Full Day Tour - Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Selaron and more

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


Get an overview of Rio's most important sights during this comprehensive, full-day tour. With a local guide, visit Copacabana Beach, Botafogo Beach and Palácio Guanabara. Travel through the Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras on the way up Corcovado to see 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.
  • Visit Rio's "must-see" attractions in one fun-filled day
  • Revel in the scenery at world famous beaches
  • Enjoy lunch at a top steakhouse
  • Navigate the city with ease in the hands of a tour guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This early-morning tour heads straight to Christ the Redeemer to bag those rare, crowd-free photos.

What's Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in selected hotels in Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon
  • Multilingual and licensed Tour Guide
  • Optional: Tickets to Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf when selecting the option with inclusion
  • Optional: Barbecue buffet lunch when selecting the option with inclusion
  • Full Day guided tour through the city
  • Drinks and Dessert
  • Gratuites
  • Optional: Tickets and Lunch can be excluded when selecting the option

Departure & Return

This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.

Departure Point

  • Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    If your hotel is not in the list, please contact us so we will help you finding the nearest pick-up point.

Pickup Details

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Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

Please Note

We do a fast pick-up to optimize our clients waiting time so for operational reasons we pick-up in selected hotels only. If your hotel is not in the list, please contact us so we will help you finding the nearest pick-up point. If you are arriving at the Sea Port please see our tour “Exclusive Full Day in Rio from the Sea Port” for pick-up at that location

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Pick-up and Drop-off from selected hotels in Leme, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.
  • This tour will operate in any weather
  • IMPORTANT: Please be aware that during Carnival period this tour may need to be adapted and the itinerary may be changed in the last minute. We assure that the visit to the Christ the Redeemer Statue and to the Sugar Loaf Complex won’t be affected but due to traffic issues and streets closed around the city, some places may be excluded from visitation during the afternoon part of the tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:What is the pick up location?

A:We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.

Jul 2019

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Best of Rio in a Full Day Tour - Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Selaron and more?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during The Best of Rio in a Full Day Tour - Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Selaron and more?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during The Best of Rio in a Full Day Tour - Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Selaron and more?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Best of Rio in a Full Day Tour - Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Selaron and more?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips

Our driver always stayed with the van, so you can leave your items safely inside.
The tour allows enough time at each attraction that you don’t feel rushed but move along at an appropriate pace to see all of the landmarks.
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sasha_s, Jun 2022
Sergio our guide and our driver Lino were amazing! Sergio was super knowledgeable and took us everywhere we wanted to go. We truly had an amazing time.. The Brazilian steakhouse was amazing!!!!!
Amazing tour guide Kiko....
Erika_R, Jun 2022
Amazing tour guide Kiko. However the restaurant they took me for lunch was dirty, food just ok and the maitre d' sneezed on his hand and then touched the plates on the tables. I also expected to see the sabodromo diferently and not from the car. The rest of the experience was very good.
Great tour + greater tour guide
Roman_F, May 2022
Kiko was our guide, the tour was amazing: very good English, he knew all the side facts we asked him, we were able to decide whether we wanted to see more churches or other cultural attractions. I definitely can recommend this tour: Rio is an amazing city and this tour and especially this tour guide can show it to you!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great day
Giocconda_P, May 2022
Maria Sandra was our guide, she is amazing, all the information and stories made the all day wonderful, she is very knowledgeable
The Beauty of Brazil!
Candicr_S, May 2022
Our all day excursion to Corcovado- Christ the Redeemer & Sugar Loaf mountain was absolutely amazing! Our tour guide Kicko was extremely knowledgeable about the history of Brazil & he was a lot of fun as well! I wish we could've kept him with us for our entire stay in Brazil! I would have liked to stop & take pics at the 3 beaches but we ran into traffic that took longer than expected. Other than that, 6 stars from our group! Absolutely AMAZING experience. Thank you so much Kicko!
Great experience
Eleonora_C, Apr 2022
We had a great time during this tour. Sergio, our tour guide was knowledgeable, funny, courteous. He was attentive and made sure we had a good time. We were able to see a lot of Rio in one day. Definitely recommend this tour.
Great tour
MLL, Mar 2022
Seeing all that main attractions in Rio was great. The guid Sergio and his driver were great as well. It was a safe and well organized tour. Highly recommend
Maria is absolutely...
Debangsu_S, Mar 2022
Maria is absolutely amazing tour guide, very knowledgeable and very patient. This was one of the best guided tours I have experienced
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing experience.
wpq595x4st, Mar 2022
Katia is an amazing tour guide. She knows the city history very well. She took us to the main attractions of the city. The lunch at the Brazilian steak house was great. The view from the top of the mountains at Christ the redeemer and sugar loaf was breath taken. She was very helpful through out the trip. I recommend booking a tour with this company.
Definitely recommend it!
Katerina, Mar 2022
The tour was great, we went through all the sightseeings and took our time to enjoy the places and take photos. The tour guide was also lovely, very knowledgeable and approachable.
Amazing experience
Valerio_G, Mar 2022
This was the first tour we did of Rio a little under 24 hours after arriving and had such an amazing time. Many thanks to our tour guide Sergio as well as our awesome driver Lino for the incredible time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
CordierroL_R, Mar 2022
Simply out: PERFECT! Sergio was absolutely amazing. Keep him on your payroll. He was very detailed and funny as well. Customer service was amazing. And GREAT choice for lunch. We were sooooo full LOL
Michael_S, Feb 2022
Sugar loaf was nice. Vincent our guide was great. Very courteous and sociable . I recommend this tour to anyone.
Fantastic tour!
Chiedu_N, Feb 2022
This was such an amazing tour. Our tour guide, Katia gave us the history we needed about the sites in the van, and then let us free roam once we arrived at each location. We had plenty of time to sightsee and take pictures. The pick-up and drop-off were punctual. I was fortunate to have great weather with sunny and blue skies. My favorite sites were Christ the Redeemer and of course taking the cable cars up to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain with the most incredible view of the city!
Great tour
Patrick_K, Feb 2022
The tour was great! Our guide was really nice. Would definitely recommend it. Thanks! We were able to see all the sites quickly. Our guide knew everything.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Hi Mr. Patrick On behalf of our company, on my own behalf, and on behalf of our tour guide Victoria and Mr. Flávio as our driver, we appreciate your kind words that serve to encourage us to continue to strive to serve you better and better. Best regards Efraim Schvaitzer Carioca Tropical Tour Operator .
Great Visit to book absolutely in Rio de Janeiro
This was an all day visit starting from 9:30a to 7pm. Sergio our tour guy was on time. Sergio was communicating with us in french and English which he masters both languages. He was very happy to show us his city, tell us the history which he knows and showed us even more than expected. Sergio takes also really good pictures. That is Sergio on the pic that i have posted. The car, wow, that was a Mercedes car with great AC, clean and new. Nothing was to complain about the trip. Please wont regret!
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hi Mr Pierre, thank you very much for your comments. Theo will be referred to our Guide and driver who will be happy with your complimentary words. Comments like this encourage us to continue with our effort to improve even more the quality of our services. Best regards Efraim Schvaitzer Carioca Tropical Tour Operator.
What an amazing day!
Mark_H, Nov 2021
Had a wonderful day of sightseeing in Rio visiting Sugarloaf, Corcovado and many other sights. Our guide Sandra was so much fun and very knowledgeable about the history of this gorgeous city. This was the highlight of my trip! Obrigada Sandra!
The tour
MabelAngela_F, Jun 2021
The tourist guide is friendly and passionate about the Rio de Janeiro history, I highly recommend this tour
Great city tour!
Teresa_S, Jun 2021
The view at Christ the Redeemer was beautiful! The additional stops on the tour were varied and gave us a good feel for the city including sports, the arts, and churches. The restaurant and coffee shop were suburb and our guide was knowledgeable, helpful and kind!
More than I expected
Vera_W, Mar 2021
I had the pleasure of being Guided by Kiko & Flavio. Kiko driving was the absolute BEST cause all the driver's in Rio are trying to die by accident on purpose for some reason! Kiko was so knowledgeable and patient. He kept reminding me to take my time and even went shopping with me. I absolutely recommend this excursion.
1 traveler found this review helpful


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