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Private Custom Full-Day in Rio including Christ, Sugar Loaf and Selaron Steps

Badge of ExcellenceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

From $230.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 to 9 hours (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

A flexible itinerary ensures a customizable experience during this private sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro. Your private group can choose to focus on nature or history, with either a driver-guide or a separate guide and driver. Choose from highlights such as Sugar Loaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer, and the Selaron Steps. History buffs can explore the historic city center while nature lovers may opt to visit Tijuca Forest.
  • Private sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro with a driver-guide or separate guide and driver
  • Focus your sightseeing on Rio’s history or nature, including Corcovado and Sugar Loaf
  • Pricing is per group; accommodates up to 15 people to ensure an intimate experience
  • Convenient round-trip transport available from hotel, port, or airports; entry fees are extra

What's Included

  • Tours with driver-guide: Fully guided only if the guide finds parking.
  • Tours with separate driver and guide: Undivided attention and absolute comfort.
  • Reservation to Christ the Redeemer´s, pre-scheduled entrance TIME- tickets must be paid to the guide
  • Transport by modern, air-conditioned vehicle and professional driver.
  • Guides with excellent fluency in English, Spanish, French, Italian and German.
  • The tour duration is 8 hours without lunch, or 9 hours with lunch.
  • Tours are private and customizable, and all guides are licensed.
  • Lunch
  • Entrance tickets

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Traveler pickup is offered
    > Please fill in the lead traveler´s passport details (only 1) so we can schedule the group´s tickets to Christ the Redeemer in your name. If you prefer not to, please leave it blank.

    • Hotels: We pick up at all hotels in Rio (including Barra da Tijuca), national and international airports (included). Your guide will wait for you in the hotel lobby.
    • Your guide will have a TRIP ADVISOR sign at the port or airport near the main gate by the colorful face mural.
    -If you would like a different pick-up time, please send us a message.
    -At the beginning of the tour, please tell your guide your choice for history or nature focus.



    Airports

    • Internacional Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
    • Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil


    Ports

    • Porto maravilha


What To Expect

Begin your private tour of Rio with pickup at your accommodation, the airport, or the cruise terminal. Start out by letting your guide know if you'd prefer the tour to focus on Rio de Janeiro's nature or history—entrance fees are your own expense.

Your first stop is at Christ the Redeemer, which you reach by a train ride through the Tijuca National Forest, one of the largest urban forests worldwide. At the top, get sweeping views of Rio and take the time to snap photos. 

Visit Lapa, home to the Lapa Arches and the colorful Selaron Steps. Swing by the popular recreation spot Flamengo Park on the way to Sugar Loaf Mountain. Hop a cable car to the top at 1,300 feet (396 meters) and enjoy more panoramic views of the city below. Along your journey, get personalized attention from your private guide (if option selected) and plenty of opportunities to ask questions. 

After a stop to purchase lunch at a local restaurant, your afternoon itinerary is customized to suit your preferences. History buffs head for the historic city center to visit Rio's striking Metropolitan Cathedral, Cinelândia Square and the Ethnicity Mural. Nature lovers can visit the Tijuca forest and its waterfall, meander Pepino beach at São Conrado, and stop by Leblon's belvedere for some more city views.

Your full-day private tour of Rio ends with convenient drop-off at your accommodation, the airport, or the cruise terminal.
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

Begin your exciting private tour in Rio with 8am pick-up, going to one of the world´s New Seven Wonders, by train passing through the Tijuca National Forest, one of the largest urban forests worldwide. At the top, get sweeping views of Rio and take the time to snap photos. Your guide will take every photo you desire so feel free to ask!

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Aterro Do Flamengo (Pass By)

With 1.2 million square meters, meet the largest Urban park in the world.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please fill in the lead traveler´s passport details (only 1) so we can schedule the group´s tickets to Christ the Redeemer in your name. If you prefer not to, please leave it blank.
  • Special restaurants are available: gluten-free, vegan, halal, kosher, please advise.
  • Please read our voucher for important information before the tour starts.
  • Wheelchair accessible vans may be provided. Please choose the "van" option at the time of booking.
  • Infant car seats are available. Please advise as a "special request."
  • A small amount of walking is involved.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Way to Know Rio

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.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Custom Full-Day in Rio including Christ, Sugar Loaf and Selaron Steps?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Private Custom Full-Day in Rio including Christ, Sugar Loaf and Selaron Steps?

A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Custom Full-Day in Rio including Christ, Sugar Loaf and Selaron Steps?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Christ the Redeemer it was raining so we had to be quick and watch when the clouds moved to get a picture.
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Awesome tour and guides!
Morgan_D, Jun 2021
We had an amazing time on this tour! We were picked up right from the hotel and taken to Christ the Redeemer. Patricia was so accommodating and took us to a local artist to buy some paintings. After we left we had lunch at a really awesome local restaurant. She helped us order our food. Then we went to the famous stairs and sugar loaf mountain. We were also taken by these painted murals that were painted by Kobra. The entire time we were given great information about the sites. I would highly recommend this trip.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
We´re so happy to exceed your expectations! God bless you special people :D
The whole excurision was great, but the hi-light would be Christ the Redeemer.
Angy_E, Mar 2020
Our driver and guide were excellent. We were late getting off the ship and they waited and were very understanding. They made sure we saw everything that we wanted to see and some we didn't even know existed. Christ the Redeemer it was raining so we had to be quick and watch when the clouds moved to get a picture. Sugar Loaf we made it just in time before the clouds and rain took over. Selaron Steps we saw in the evening and of course Carnival was in full swing so we got two experiences for one. Our driver was amazing maneuvering around all the people. We went to a delightful restaurant for dinner to get the Brazilian dinning experience. I can't express enough how great our driver and guide were and they went above and beyond to be sure we had a memorial experience.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
That´s wonderful, hope to see you in Rio again :D
wonderful tour
Anna_S, Mar 2020
Our tour guide Lucas was terrific! We were detained on the ship for 3 hours, but he wait short.ed and did not cut our tour He provided a very good overview of Rio. he got us VIP passes to Sugar Loaf. We were treated like a royalty, skipped all the lines. people around us were jealous and asked Lucas if he can be their guide. he is a very kind person with a lot of knowledge. Strongly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
We love him! Thank you so much!!! :)
Great Tour for a Great City!
Michael_A, Mar 2020
Luis and Marco (Driver) did a fantastic job showing us around this beautiful city. Due to issues on our cruise ship, we were very late meeting for the tour. They waited for us until we showed up. They took care of my mobility scooter and ensured I could get into the places we visited. The Christ statue site was completely covered in fog. We did get to Sugar Loaf and the clouds cleared. We had a fantastic view of the city. Luis was very knowledgeable about the local history and we enjoyed the stories of his town. He took us to lunch at one of his favorite restaurants and enjoyed some local food and drink. Thank You much for a great tour.
Great way to see the sights in 1 day.
Andrew_B, Feb 2020
My wife and I enjoyed the day with Igor visiting the sights. Communication before the tour was great with advance tickets for Christ purchased by Igor. We were greeted on time by Igor, the car and driver very good all day. We visited Sugarloaf first with no lines which was great, then to Christ with prearranged timed tickets. Lunch was really good at a local steakhouse. Thank you.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
We love Igor too, knowledgeable with a great sense of humor! Thank you very much Andrew :)
See Rio on a private tour is a blessing
Keith_C, Feb 2020
The private tour is pretty much customized to my family especially one of them is handicapped. It is totally tailored to our schedule. We can stay at any locations based on our desire without have to worry about other people on the tour. Went to all the Rio highlights without any issue. All attractions have handicap elevators and we are always allow to board the cable car, train at front of the queue. Excellent experience.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
We are flattered and honoured that you can have the perfect experience. Thank you SO much my dear. May God bless you and your family! Come back soon :)
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Rainy Rio
Rafael_D, Feb 2020
Our guide Wagner is one of the best guides we have ever worked with. He was very nice and knowledgeable. Our tour happened to be on a very cloudy day with gusts of heavy rain. He helped us come up with a plan throughout the day to take advantage of the few dry moments and made very useful suggestions of things to do the next day on our own when the weather improved. It would have been very difficult to figure out where to go on a day like this on our own. Highly recommend the company and Wagner specifically, will definitely reach out to him again when we come back.
Our very best tour in South America courtesy of guide Francesco
Dennis_A, Feb 2020
Our very best tour in South America courtesy of guide Francesco. This tour is best described as an Exclusive Executive Tour . A university professor equivalent knowledge of the cultural & historical aspects of Rio & Brazil. Clear & fluent command of the English language. VIP parking at many of the cultural sites. Unequivocally Francisco provides the best one could imagine. Also special thanks to Patricia who assisted with our booking & provided timely reminders to sign up for the Christ Redeemer tickets. Our sincere thanks, Dennis A MD Diane M PhD, MSN PS: If anyone feels the need to confirm the veracity of this evaluation feel free to email us at danderson43@wi.rr.com
Hitting all the right spots in Rio
Lisa_V, Jan 2020
We had a fantastic day with our guide Francisco. He was knowledgeable, personable and went out of his way to make our day in Rio memorable. The tour was really well organised hitting all the high points and ensuring we went away with a new appreciation for this great city. Francisco took the time to take photos of us in the best possible spots sending them through to us on WhatsApp. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.
Gabrielle The best guide
STEFAN_D, Jan 2020
I hate leaving a review, usually. However my family was really impressed by our guide Gabrielle. This is a girl that doesn't need our praises but we just had to express our gratitude. She is really nice, intelligent and we were impressed by the way she handled the hectic situations. Thanks, Gabi

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