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

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • 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

Pickup points

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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

Avenida Atlantica (Pass By)

Copacabana Beach (Pass By)

Estatua Carlos Drummond de Andrade (Pass By)

Ipanema Beach (Pass By)

Centro de Visitantes Paineiras

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Parque Nacional da Tijuca (Pass By)

Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Sambodromo da Marques de Sapucai

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Escadaria Selaron

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Morro da Urca

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Rio de Janeiro

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Sugarloaf Mountain

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

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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totally worth your money
David_R, May 2023
Whole tour was amazing with breathtaking views the tour guide Carla is the best took care of us giving us tips and every detail about the city felt very welcome in my group worth every penny and youll love the churrasqueria if u like meats
Great tour with wonderful guide
Wendy_P, May 2023
We enjoyed Christ the redeemer views and the colourful staircase and the sugarloaf cable car the most. Our guide was wonderful, friendly, informative and engaging. Everyone had a good time
Great tour
Roobina_K, May 2023
The tour guide, Presley, was very informative, funny, talkative and extremely helpful which made our tour very memorable. She was fluent in English, Spanish and French languages. She gave us enough time to enjoy all sightings.
Such beautiful views - Great Tours
John_Q, May 2023
Our tour guide Rosângela is very good and took great care of the entire group. The views at Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf are stunning. Must do tour if you are visiting Rio. Thank you - John & Fiona.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The most AMAZING experience EVER
Talitha_D, May 2023
Absolutely would recommend this tour to anyone. Our tour guide, Newton, went above and beyond with the tour, bringing us to secret places, showing us the best spots for pictures, and personalizing every moment of this tour for us. It was truly an experience we will never forget. I'd go on it again if I were ever in Rio again :-)
Loved the group tour
Genesis_A, May 2023
This was an amazing experience. Our guide was so sweet and took great care of us , we felt very safe. She showed us amazing views, we even saw so many animals along the way too. I would definitely recommend this place to visit if you are in Río de Janeiro.
A great way to spend an amazing day in Rio!
Michelle_M, May 2023
This was my first time ever in Rio de Janeiro -- let alone Brazil -- and after much research, this tour seemed to offer many great highlights within the span of a day. Since I was only in Rio for a short period of time (before leaving on a cruise), I'd hoped to get as much "bang for my buck and time" while visiting there. All of that to say, this tour certainly didn't disappoint! In fact, I don't think that I have EVER been on an excursion that offered so much, and lasted almost 12 hours in duration! The day started with Flavio meeting us in the lobby of our hotel at around 7:15 am. To follow, we visited other pick-up sites and collected other sight-seers along the way. Once everyone was gathered, our local tour guide helped us to dodge the worst of the crowds and enjoy our day to the fullest! We began with a morning visit to Sugarloaf and eventually made our way to the Selaron steps. Take note! ... Pictures don't do this area justice! I was quite surprised by how many steps there were --- not to mention how beautiful and interesting the tiles in the area were. However, you'll definitely want to be wearing sneakers, and expect that it can be difficult to get pictures here. (The area can be super crowded!) After a brief visit to a cathedral, lunch was nearby at a Portugese Steak House. This was quite a unique experience in and of itself! While the meal was covered as part of the tour, you can expect to pay a small fee for beverages (with both alcoholic or non-alcoholic options offered). While I didn't have any desert, I believe that there may have been an extra cost for that, too ---- but the buffet along with the many & plentiful varieties of meats offered would surely appease the heartiest of appetites! If I were to make a suggestion, it would have been helpful to know from a local how some of the foods were eaten. In particular, there were a few dishes (and even garnishes) that were a bit puzzling to some of us at the table. The waiters seemed to only speak Portugese, so communication was a bit challenging, if not impossible. After lunch, we visited the stadium (about which the locals are quite proud.) In fact, our tour guide, Flavio and our bus driver were eagerly anticipating an upcoming soccer match there, the very next day. Vendors were seen out front, selling items for a cheering crowd and soccer jerseys for fans of each team. Our tour eventually wrapped up at the Christ the Redeemer statue via the Tijucca National Park. This was an AMAZING way to wrap up our day .... Just majestic!! As we started to make our way back to the hotels, we were treated to an additional scenic stop where we enjoyed some amazing views. All in all, I have to say - Flavio and our tour bus driver worked incredibly hard and ALL DAY to make sure that we had an incredible and memorable experience! Flavio was very knowledgeable, super friendly, and definitely willing to go out of his way to explain the ways of life in Brazil. I honestly felt like we drove and went EVERYWHERE in one day ... And did I ever get "the most bang for my buck & time"? You bet! So pack some water, put on your sneakers and just do it! Highly recommended!
Amazing experience
Alejandro_M, Apr 2023
Excellent tour company! The tour van was nice, comfortable and spacious and the tour guide and driver were excellent. Our amazing tour guide G and driver Guzman were friendly and informative. They made the whole experience wonderful. We didn’t have to wait in line for anything and every experience we stopped at was pretty seamless. Highly recommend if you’re in Rio.
Great way to see the main sites in a day
Jesse_H, Apr 2023
I was very pleased with this tour. It efficiently covered the main sites in Rio in one day, allowing me to relax the rest of my time there. Felt like we had plenty of time at each stuff and received good information from the guide Monica, who very impressively had to give information in three languages and also dealing with one family that was excessively late at the stops, good job by Monica!
Rio experienced
Samantha_C, Apr 2023
Excellent full day in Rio. Highly recommend. Flavia and Martine (Driver) were excellent. Knowledgeable and comprehensive guides. Pick up was prompt. Given enough time for attractions. Great Brazilian steak / BBQ lunch Safe minibus / well cared for An excellent way to taste the sights of Rio in one day
Great day out
Hilary_B, Apr 2023
The trip was good from start to finish. On time pickups. Our guide, Patricia was really good and very friendly.
Electric Sugarloaf!
Fiona_K, Apr 2023
Surely a unique way to see the views from Sugarloaf mountain - during an electric storm! Our hearts sank as we looked down from our lofty viewing point to see only clouds but then our spirits soared as the clouds parted to reveal Copacabana beach! Christ the Redeemer remained shrouded in mist giving the iconic view a mystical feel.
Great tour
msaiz99, Apr 2023
Great tour that did everything you needed to see in Brazil-steakhouse is actually really good, the only only thing I suggest is stop by the park lage and take a Uber (about 5 usd) which is safe and easy. See the the two tourist beaches if you get time.
Kristina_R, Apr 2023
Not impressed with the tour, but nothing went wrong. They took us around to the sites but IMO not worth paying for the most expensive tour. I didn’t enjoy the lunch either.
Comprehensive highlights, good guide
Mark_M, Apr 2023
Unbelievable closeness to iconic Rio attractions. Great mixture of monumental and authenticity. Luncheon included!
Enjoyable and just the right length
Laura_J, Apr 2023
I enjoyed this tour and didn't realize it included lunch. A plus. My husband was a little disappointed that he it did not have as much of history he was looking to learn about. It was a top level overview and he would have liked more details.
Day excursion in Rio
Alfredo_G, Apr 2023
We were supposed to be on an English tour however there was one Spanish couple so that required her to translate everything. The other issue is that this person spoke very fast in both languages which made it very difficult to understand. The lunch location was also poor, food was substandard, with so many good Churrascarias in Rio they need to find a better venue
Overall a great tour, good value!. Highly recommend.
Rita_K, Apr 2023
Wonderful tour! Our tour guide was on time to pick us up at our hotel lobby. We saw everything the tour mentioned and more! A little disappointed at lunch - the BBQ meat were tough but the buffet has a good selection.
Vladimir_G, Apr 2023
I liked everything about this tour, I had a lot of impressions from this trip, a wonderful guide……..
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Richard_S, Apr 2023
Our tour started with our guide Patricia picking us up on time from our Hotel at 08-30am. From there we went straight to Christ the Redeemer Statue on what was a beautiful sunny morning. The visit was all we had hoped for with great pictures to take home. From there we headed to the Maracana football stadium to take pictures (from outside stadium only) and buy some souvenirs. From there we headed to the Selaron Steps spending 30mins free time to walk about. From there we went to a Cathedral which was unlike any cathedral we had ever seen. After 20 mins there we headed to an all you can eat buffet which was included in the price of the tour. Drinks and a sweet course was extra payment. Such a lovely meal. Lastly we headed to Sugar Loaf mountain with the weather closing in. Our guide decided to visit the lower mountain first which was clear giving time for the top one to clear of the mist surrounding it. Whilst it did a bit it wasn't as clear as we would of liked but still had an OK view. From there our party of 10 in the mini bus headed back to our Hotel for drop off. What a day and what an experience. One NOT to be missed. Our guide Patricia (Patty) was an Excellent host who was with us every step of the tour. She gave us instructions to be at certain points on the tour at specific times, got us tickets for transport and cable cars and looked after us every step of the way. A perfect host and tour guide and a credit to her company. I cannot stress enough why you MUST do this tour to see all Rio has to offer in a day. Memories made for life. Thank You.


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


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