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Private Tour of Rio de Janeiro
Activities in Rio de Janeiro

Private Tour of Rio de Janeiro

  • English English
  • 4 - 8h
  • Hotel pick up

Explore Rio de Janeiro with your friends or family when you take our fantastic private tour. Climb up to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, discover the Largo do Boticário square, and enjoy the stunning views from Sugarloaf mountain. A professional guide will be exclusively at the service of you and your group throughout the trip.

Our private tours

There is so much to see in Rio de Janeiro and you can choose the itinerary you want with our private tours. We offer the following 5 different options:

Rio de Janeiro tour (8 hours)

We will collect you from your hotel before heading to the rack railway station. There, we will catch the train which will take us up Corcovado Mountain, home to Brazil's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. At the top, you will discover one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and also enjoy the spectacular views across the city

Our next stop is the Largo do Boticário, one of the principal landmarks of the picturesque Cosme Velho neighborhood, to admire its colonial style houses. Afterward, we head to the Dona Marta observation point to admire the best close-up panorama of the city's skyline. We then move on to Tijuca Park, the largest urban garden in the world! There, we will encounter the Chinese View monument and the idyllic Taunay Waterfall.

Next, we will visit the Sambradome, which is the stage for the famous Rio Carnival. From there we head to the Selaron Steps and the Metropolitan Cathedral, a symbol of the city's modern architecture. The last stop is Flamengo Park where we ascend the emblematic Sugarloaf mountain by cable car.

Finally, we will accompany you back to your accommodation where the tour finishes.

Rio de Janeiro and the Santa Teresa neighborhood tour (7-8 hours)

From your hotel, we will head to Corcovado railway station, where we catch a train up to the Christ the Redeemer statue. At the top of the mountain, besides exploring Brazil's iconic monument, you will enjoy a stunning panorama of the city.

We will also visit Largo do Boticário square in the bohemian neighborhood of Cosme Velho. After admiring the colorful neo-colonial houses which characterize the area, we will head the Dona Marta observation point for some breathtaking views of the city.

We will then drive to the neighborhood of Santa Teresa to visit the Largo do Guimarães square and the Parque das Ruínas, a public park built around the ruins of a mansion. Later we descend to the city center where you will encounter the 'Selaron Steps', the elegant Metropolitan Cathedral, and São Bento Monastery.

Our tour concludes with a fabulous cable car ride to the top of Sugarloaf mountain. From the summit, you will enjoy stunning views across Rio and beyond. Finally, we will accompany you back to your hotel.

Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain tour (5 hours)

After picking you up from your accommodation, we will head to the Corcovado rack railway station. There, we will catch a train to the summit of the mountain. At the top, you will find yourself at the feet of the world famous Christ the Redeemer statue. You will have an hour to explore the statue and the spectacular viewpoints.

The next stop on our fantastic tour is the emblematic Sugarloaf Mountain, situated at the mouth of Guanabara Bay. We will reach the summit of this majestic rock outcrop via the cable car. At the top, you will be rewarded with a brilliant panorama of the city.

Finally, we will accompany you back to your hotel where the tour finishes.

Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the beaches of Rio Tour (7-8 hours)

We will collect you from your accommodation and then go to the Corcovado station. There, we take the train up to the top of the mountain and to Brazil's principal attraction, the Christ the Redeemer statue. At the top, you will explore the viewpoints around the feet of the monument.

During the descent of the mountain, we will stop at the picturesque hillside neighborhood of Cosme Velho. Here you will encounter the charming Largo do Boticário square surrounded by colorful colonial houses. Later we will pass the famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. We will also make stops at the beach of São Conrado to discover its crystal clear waters, and the Leblon observation point to enjoy the views.

We then board a cable car which will take us to our final destination on the tour, the emblematic Sugarloaf mountain. This majestic rock formation rises up out of the idyllic Guanabara bay. Finally, we will return you to your accommodation where the tour finishes.

São Cristovão market gastronomy tour (4-6 hours)

After collecting you from your hotel we will head to the São Cristovão market, home to the biggest variety or Brazilian products in the country. Inside, you can try as many of the local specialties as you want at one of the traditional eateries. Then we swap food for a drink at the Gaspar Cachaçaria bar. There, you will taste the delicious traditional beverage of Rio, known as cachaça. You will also try regional cheeses at a local establishment called Neguinho Multimarcas.

To finish, we will enjoy a fabulous concert. You will feel like a genuine local as you dance to the hypnotic rhythms of traditional Forró music.

Our tour finally finishes back at your accommodation where we drop you off.

Important: this tour only takes place on Fridays and Saturdays.

Personalize the visit

By reserving our private tour, you will receive a much more personalized service. You can modify the itinerary to your tastes and preferences, and, if you are part of a large group, you will save money.

Pickup times

We will contact you to confirm the exact collection time from your accommodation.

Price

This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.

Up to 4 people
Tour of Rio
US$ 350
Tour of Rio and the neighbourhood of Santa Teresa
US$ 320
Tour of Christ Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain
US$ 280
Tour of Christ Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain and beaches of Rio
US$ 350
Gastronomy tour of Sao Cristovao market
US$ 200

Tour of Rio

  • Up to 4 people

    US$ 350

Tour of Rio and the neighbourhood of Santa Teresa

  • Up to 4 people

    US$ 320

Tour of Christ Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain

  • Up to 4 people

    US$ 280

Tour of Christ Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain and beaches of Rio

  • Up to 4 people

    US$ 350

Gastronomy tour of Sao Cristovao market

  • Up to 4 people

    US$ 200

More Information

Duration

4 - 8h.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport.

Exclusive, private tour just for you and your companions.

Not included

Food.

Tickets.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day ( 09:00 local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes

Per group from
US$ 200
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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