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Sambadrome (Sambadrome Marques de Sapucaí) Tours

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Sambadrome (Sambadrome Marques de Sapucaí)
Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome (Sambadrome Marques de Sapucaí)—also known as Sambodromo or Passarela do Samba Darcy Ribeiro—was designed and built by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in 1984. Established to host the city’s enormous Carnival celebration every year, the stadium features a 2,300-foot (700-meter) runway and seats 90,000 spectators.

The Basics
During Rio Carnival, Brazil's largest Carnival celebration, Samba schools parade through the center of the Sambadrome, with dancers performing their samba parade to impress the crowd with music, dancing, and floats. Seven teams compete each night in a concert that lasts more than 10 hours, and Carnival performance tickets are highly coveted. During the rest of the year, the Sambadrome hosts the occasional music concert. When not in use, the facility hosts Sambadrome tours that also visit a small museum (located on Rua Marques de Sapucai) that showcases its history and exhibits some costumes.

The Sambadrome is a must-see stop on comprehensive Rio de Janeiro tours. A stop at the stadium, along with entrance to the museum, is often combined with visits to other Rio landmarks, such as Copacabana Beach, the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Rio Botanical Gardens (Jardim Botanico).

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Sambadrome is accessible to the disabled and those in wheelchairs.
  • Age limits for children depend on the event taking place; kids under 5 are not allowed to attend Carnival.
  • The museum is the most interesting part of a visit during the offseason; visitors can also find a souvenir shop for some take-home goodies.

How to Get There
Taking the metro to the Praca Onze stop and then walking along Rue Julio do Carmo is the simplest way to reach the Sambadrome. Most Sambadrome tours provide round-trip transportation from downtown Rio de Janeiro.

When to Get There
Carnival is held every year in the middle of February—this is the best (and most popular) time to see the Sambadrome in action. Leading up to the actual parade days, the samba schools practice their routines during rehearsals that are free and open to the public.

Things to Know About Rio Carnival
Sambadrome Carnival ticket options range from air-conditioned boxes to concrete seating. Carnival events can last up to 12 hours, so attendees can bring a limited amount of food and drink, as well as photo and video devices. Walking freely through the stadium is permitted, although re-entry is not. With a huge police presence and private bodyguards celebrity visitors, Rio de Janeiro Carnival is reputed to be one of the safest events in South America.
Address: Rua Marquês de Sapucaí, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro Carnival Parade Ticket with Optional Transport

Rio de Janeiro Carnival Parade Ticket with Optional Transport

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Attend the epic Rio de Janeiro Carnaval (Carnival) parade with this ticket for a seat in Sector 9 in the Sambadromo (Sambadrome). View talented samba dancers in outrageous costumes as they dance their hearts out in one of the world's most famous Carnival celebrations. This ticket provides a fantastic view of the parade grounds, where you'll see all of Rio's samba schools strut their stuff, accompanied by elaborate parade floats and infectious drumming. Choose one of four nights, and upgrade to include round-trip transportation from your Rio hotel if you choose.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
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$149.99
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$149.99
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Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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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.
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  • 9 hours
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$79.50
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Full Day in Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracana and Selaron with Lunch

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

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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. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.34
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Full Day Sugar Loaf, Maracanã including Skip the Line Christ Redeemer By Train

Full Day Sugar Loaf, Maracanã including Skip the Line Christ Redeemer By Train

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Take a panoramic city tour through Downtown Rio, a stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral and travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on this full-day comprehensive tour of Rio's most famous landmarks. Reach the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain by cable car and by cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, respectively. This full-day tour includes round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels, allows you to see all of Rio's sights in just one day.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.99
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Rio Shore Excursion: Christ The Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracana and Sambodromo

Rio Shore Excursion: Christ The Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracana and Sambodromo

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See Rio de Janeiro’s top sights in one day on this full-day tour with a guide. See the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue on Corcovado Mountain, stop for lunch at a traditional steak house, drive through Tijuca National Park, and get panoramic views of the city from the cable car ride to Morro de Urca and Sugar Loaf. This tour is designed for visitors who are short on time, but don’t want to miss any of Rio’s major sights. See it all in one day.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.79
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$109.79
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Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

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Explore Rio and visit Sugar Loaf Mountain during this 4-hour morning tour. Visit some of the city's most important landmarks, including the Metropolitan Cathedral and Copacabana Beach. Then, board a glassed-in cable car bound for Sugar Loaf's peak, stopping once at a scenic viewpoint. Upon reaching the top of Sugar Loaf at 1,299 feet (396 meters) above sea level, admire the views of Niteroi, Copacabana, and Santa Cruz Fortress. Round-trip transportation from selected Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
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$39.99
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Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf

Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf

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Tour Rio de Janeiro your way, with a private car and driver, during this fully customizable tour. Choose the landmarks and attractions that you want to visit, such as Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Selarón Steps, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the city's famous beaches. Learn about the food, language, culture and history of the city and its inhabitants from your informative local guide while you explore. Round trip transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle is included.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$181.15
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$181.15
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Full-Day Tour Highlights of Rio de Janeiro

Full-Day Tour Highlights of Rio de Janeiro

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Tick off all the attractions on your Rio de Janeiro must-see list on this full-day tour. With transportation included and a guide in the lead, you'll make good time on visits to the city's highlights, including the Selaron steps, the main Rio cathedral, the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado, and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Gondola ride and lunch included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$162.17
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$162.17
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Rio Shore Excursion: Skip the Line Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Day Tour

Rio Shore Excursion: Skip the Line Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Day Tour

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While in port, take a panoramic city tour, travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on this full-day shore excursion to Rio's most famous landmarks. Reach the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain by cable car and cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, respectively. This 10-hour tour, which includes round-trip transportation from the cruise port, allows you to visit all of Rio's landmarks in one marathon day.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.99
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Private Tour: One Day in Rio de Janeiro

Private Tour: One Day in Rio de Janeiro

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With so much to see and do in Rio de Janeiro, getting around the metropolis can be taxing. Make your sightseeing experience stress-free on an 8-hour private tour. End-to-end transportation from your hotel enables you to avoid sluggish public transit and visit Rio’s main attractions comfortably and quickly. Highlights include guided visits and free admission to Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf. The comprehensive itinerary also includes lunch at an authentic Brazilian restaurant.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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The Best of Rio de Janeiro in a Private Guided Tour

The Best of Rio de Janeiro in a Private Guided Tour

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Take your Rio de Janeiro sightseeing experience into your own hands on this customizable, private tour of the Marvelous City. Alongside a ‘carioca’ (Rio de Janeiro resident) and personal driver, tick off top Rio attractions chosen by you. Personalize your itinerary according to your interests and only visit the sites you wish to see: your guide tailors the tour according to preferred themes, such as food, history, or sport, and offers undivided attention throughout. Pickup and drop-off from your Rio de Janeiro hotel are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.50
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Full Day in Rio: Christ by Train, Sugarloaf, Maracanã, Selarón & Lunch

Full Day in Rio: Christ by Train, Sugarloaf, Maracanã, Selarón & Lunch

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Discover the best of Rio de Janeiro on this full-day guided tour with lunch. Take the Corcovado train up to the Christ the Redeemer statue, take a cable car ride up to the Sugarloaf Mountain, see the famed Maracana soccer stadium, capture beautiful photos in front of the colorful Selaron Steps, and much more. This tour is also inclusive of a delicious barbecue buffet lunch at a local steakhouse.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.23
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Exclusive Full Day in Rio from the Sea Port

Exclusive Full Day in Rio from the Sea Port

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See the best of Rio de Janeiro without having to worry about advance planning on a shore excursion that reveals the best of the Marvelous City. Ideal for time-pressed travelers, this hassle-free package transports you between sights in air-conditioned comfort and includes admission tickets for two top attractions.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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$125.00
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$125.00
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Rio's Overview Private Tour - The Best Sights including Airport Or Port Pick-ups

Rio's Overview Private Tour - The Best Sights including Airport Or Port Pick-ups

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Take a guided tour around Rio de Janeiro and get to discover the beauties of this marvelous city. Have an overview of its most significant sights in the company of an expert tour guide who will escort you in your tour expedition, providing an interpreting service along the way. Visit Rio's most important touristic sights like Sugar Loaf and Corcovado Mountains along with the Christ the Redeemer statue, historical downtown area, Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, Selarón staircase and many other attractions at your convenience. Discover the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood, home to a collection of local boutiques and galleries. This tour is designed to be totally flexible featuring a broad range of possible sights to see, activities to do or topics to explore in Rio de Janeiro based on your interests and available time. The itinerary can be totally customizable according to your personal preferences to create the best Rio’s experience.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$146.00
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$146.00
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Private Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Sugar Loaf and City Tour

Private Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Sugar Loaf and City Tour

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Ideal for travelers with limited time in Rio de Janeiro, this private tour provides a comprehensive overview of the city. Alongside a local guide, you’ll take a panoramic tour of downtown Rio and visit landmarks including Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro Cathedral, and the Sambadrome. Check off one of the Marvelous City’s most popular attractions and ascend Sugar Loaf Mountain in a cable car for spectacular views of land and sea. On this private tour, which includes hotel pickup and drop-off, you’ll receive undivided attention from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
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$140.00
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Christ the Redeemer & Rio de Janeiro Half-Day City Tour

Christ the Redeemer & Rio de Janeiro Half-Day City Tour

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Combine many of Rio's top sights, including the Christ the Redeemer statue, in a half-day tour in Rio. You'll also visit Copacabana, Ipanema, the Sambadromo, and other landmarks. Entrance fees and round-trip transportation included.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.00
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$32.00
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Private Tour: Explore Rio creating your own Itinerary

Private Tour: Explore Rio creating your own Itinerary

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Be free to choose you itinerary! We know that there is nothing better than taking a tour freely, with availability of time and going to the places you want, without following a certain established itinerary, which may be has places that do not get your attention. Well, this tour gives you that possibility On this tour, we can visit what you most want and have interest or curiosity, because you are the one who create the tour. The Tour Guide that will go along with you will tell you the stories, details and particularities of the places that are visited, and will give you suggestions of places to visit, as well as tips to make your stay in the city really enjoyable. The car and the guide will be at your disposal throughout the tour, so you can take the most advantage of your experience in the city and take a wonderful memory of Rio de Janeiro! Note: You can choose doing this tour in the morning or in the afternoon, depends on the availability Do you join this experience? Let´s go!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$232.44
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Private City Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Private City Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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Explore Rio's highlights and important landmarks with a dedicated guide on this full-day private tour. Visit important sites like Rio's historic downtown area, the Sambadrome and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Stop at the Colombo tea house for lunch or a snack (own expense). Ascend both Sugar Loaf and Corcovado Mountains with a stop at the Christ the Redeemer statue. Enjoy the flexibility and personal attention that comes with booking a private tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Full-Day Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Full-Day Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Visit Rio de Janeiro's main sights with local guides who have preferential access to Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf. Together we will visit the Metropolitan Cathedral whose architecture is inspired by a pyramid, the Selaron Staircase in the Historic Center of Rio de Janeiro and we will visit the Rio de Janeiro Carnival catchway. Embark on a wonderful tour with a team prepared to give you the best experience with comfort, responsibility and safety!!!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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$70.00

A day touring in Rio de Janeiro including Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountain

A day touring in Rio de Janeiro including Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountain

No doubt this is the most complete itinerary we offer for you, set aside a full day to know the best sights in the city. After making your reservation you will embark on an excursion where your only concern will be to relax and enjoy the scenery with our Expert Tourism Guide. In this itinerary Turistando RJ takes you to get to know the statue of Christ the Redeemer early in the morning through the Corcovado Train passing through the Tijuca National Park (rainforest located in the heart of the Marvelous City) enjoying all its local fauna and flora. Then, get to know Maracanã Stadium from an outside view, head to the Sambadrome, Metropolitan Cathedral and Selarón Staircase, both with photo breaks. Enjoy the best of the Buffet we have reserved for you and after these activities, take a trip to another wonder of Rio, the Sugarloaf Mountain ending your afternoon with one of the most magnificent views in the world!
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.79
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$83.79

Rio's Summary - The Best Sights

Rio's Summary - The Best Sights "Private Tour" (Also Airport & Port Pick-up)

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Take a guided tour around Rio de Janeiro and get to discover the beauties of this marvelous city. Have an overview of its most significant sights in the company of an expert tour guide who will escort you in your tour expedition, providing an interpreting service along the way. Visit Rio's most important touristic sights like Sugar Loaf and Corcovado Mountains along with the Christ the Redeemer statue, historical downtown area, Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, Selarón staircase and many other attractions at your convenience. Discover the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood, home to a collection of local boutiques and galleries. This tour is designed to be totally flexible featuring a broad range of possible sights to see, activities to do or topics to explore in Rio de Janeiro based on your interests and available time. The itinerary can be totally customizable according to your personal preferences to create the best Rio’s experience.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.00
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$123.00
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Personalize your tour

Personalize your tour

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Have you ever think to have a driver guide in Rio de Janeiro only for you and your family or friends? This is exactly want offer for you. If you want make a common or uncommon tour In Rio count on me. I will lead you and family in a confortable car to the best points witch only locals knows. We can do traditional tourism in Rio de Janeiro, sightseeing in the Tijuca forest and its waterfalls, mountains and caves or spending a day in a community with lots of samba. Make sure you don't need pay tickets for the guides because they have free access for the main tourist attractions (Christ Redeemer, sugarLoaf, Aquarium, museum) In this tour you decide what to do with total security, talk me your desire. This tour will be in private car. Price per group until 6 people. Tickets for sugar Loaf, Christ Redeemer, lunch, drink and dessert are not included.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00
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Full Day Tour in Rio

Full Day Tour in Rio

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If you have just a day to spend in Rio, booking this tour ensures that you'll see all of the most important sights. All transportation is provided, so it's easy to get around and you can enjoy the scenery on the way. Follow an itinerary designed to show you the best of Rio, including the Sambadromo, the Selaron Steps, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Christ the Redeemer Statue, and Sugarloaf Mountain. Pause midday to relax and fill your belly with lunch at a Brazilian steakhouse.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$156.22
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Private City Tour Christ and Sugar Loaf

Private City Tour Christ and Sugar Loaf

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Get a personalized introduction to Rio de Janeiro on a private tour that covers the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue and Sugarloaf Mountain. Designed with first-time visitors in mind, this tour saves you the hassle navigating an unfamiliar city alone and promises the undivided attention of your guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.68
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Christ the Redeemer and City Tour

Christ the Redeemer and City Tour

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Visit the Christ the Redeemer, one of the Wonders of the World, and enjoy a walk through the most important places in the city
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.83
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sambadrome (Sambadrome Marques de Sapucaí) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 105 Sambadrome (Sambadrome Marques de Sapucaí) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sambadrome (Sambadrome Marques de Sapucaí) costs USD 149.99. Guided Sambadrome (Sambadrome Marques de Sapucaí) tours start around USD 149.99 per person. See all 105 Sambadrome (Sambadrome Marques de Sapucaí) tickets and tours on Viator.
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