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Take a comprehensive tour of Rio's top landmarks on this 6-hour excursion with a small group. Summit Corcovado Mountain to admire the Christ the Redeemer Statue, then continue on to the charming neighborhood of Santa Teresa. Ride a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain (if option selected). Enjoy informative commentary and personalized attention from your guide on this small group tour, limited to 15 people. Round-trip hotel transportation from Rio hotels is included.


  • Get a 6-hour comprehensive city tour of Rio de Janeiro
  • View Rio's cityscape and popular beaches on a cable car ride to Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • See the Christ the Redeemer statue and Guanabara Bay from the top of Corcovado Mountain
  • Round-trip hotel transport by air-conditioned minivan included
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 ensures a more personalized experience
  • Afternoon option with sunset at Sugar Loaf

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Rio de Janeiro in a Day Tour

Explore Rio on a small-group tour!

Meet your guide and small group in the morning at your Rio Hotel. Board your minivan, find a comfortable seat and begin your 6-hour comprehensive tour of Rio.

An ascent of Corcovado is the day's first stop.  Climb aboard a van to travel through the Tijuca Rainforest, reaching the top of Corcovado to see the Christ the Redeemer Statue, which stands 125 feet (38 meters) high. Spend 45 minutes admiring the views, taking photos and perusing the gift shop. 

Move on to the quaint neighborhood of Santa Teresa. One of the city's oldest neighborhoods, it is now a hot spot for art galleries, street art and charming eateries. Visit the famous Selarón Steps, created by artist Jorge Selarón and featured in a Snoop Dogg music video in 2002. Spend a short time exploring on your own before heading back to your hotel or continuing to Sugar Loaf mountain (if option selected). 

Back in the minivan, head for the Urca neighborhood, the departure point for your trip to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. During the 2-part ride aboard a glassed-in cable car, stop at Urca Hill (elevation 700 ft/215 m) for great views of surrounding landmarks like Guanabara Bay and the Rio-Niterói Bridge. Continue to the top of Sugar Loaf to admire 360-degree views of the city and spread out below you, including Copacabana and the Santa Cruz Fortress. Spend 45 minutes reveling in the scenery before heading back to the van for drop-off back at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Kerstin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Superb - very competent guide, taking care and giving a lot of good suggestions what to do and where to eat.

Joel K

1 star rating: I do not recommend this August 2014

First of ll this was no small group tour, it was a "large" group tour. I was picked up 1st at the Sheraton Rio and dropped off last, after a long schlep back through terrible Rio traffic. The day starts off early, but they stop off at every hotel in Rio that there is a pick up, the day does not start until after 10 AM or later. The people are nice and so are the guides, but they speak in 4-5 language to satisfy everyone, to be sure they understand. For me, this was long, long day, and I did not enjoy the tour and the length of the dy piecing up and dropping ff people, especially in Rio traffic. They really need to refine this experience.

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