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Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour

Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour

star-5
186
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$51.50
From
$51.50
Summit both Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountains in the early morning to beat the crowds on this half-day tour in Rio de Janeiro. After bright and early pickup from your Rio hotel, travel through the Tijuca National Forest to get up close with the Christ the Redeemer statue without throngs of people around. After learning about its history from your local guide, move on to Sugar Loaf Mountain for spectacular views of the sprawling city, slowly waking up in the morning light. Tickets for the Sugar Loaf cable car are not included.
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* A traveler said: "Victoria was an awesome guide, very informative and knowledgeable. Flavio was a safe and great driver. They both should be requested for a tour if you go!!"


Ginga Tropical Show with Transportation and Optional Barbecue Dinner

Ginga Tropical Show with Transportation and Optional Barbecue Dinner

star-4
28
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$93.88
Price varies by group size
From
$93.88
Price varies by group size
Attend the Ginga Tropical Show, a dance and music that allows you to learn about Brazil's vibrant history and culture through its traditional music and dance. During this show, see talented performers dance the lambada, samba and bossa nova dressed in outrageous Carnival costumes. Hear folklore from around the diverse country, live drumming and the Brazilian martial art: capoeira.
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* A traveler said: "Dinner was good, not great! Show was high energy. Samba lesson was a lot of fun! Too bad you couldn’t take photos."


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

star-5
1132
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$88.02
From
$88.02
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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* A traveler said: "Our guide Newton made the tour very fun and informative. All in all a great in-a-nutshell tour for Rio."


Skip the Line: Fast Pass Ticket Bondinho Pão de Açúcar

Skip the Line: Fast Pass Ticket Bondinho Pão de Açúcar

star-4.5
188
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$43.03
From
$43.03
Head to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain by cable car for sweeping views of Rio de Janeiro. Your skip-the-line ticket gives you priority access to both cable cars, and is valid for any departure time on the day you select.
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* A traveler said: "Really worked well. There were well Managed priority queue and we had a great experience without waiting for hours"


Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Day Trip with Schooner Cruise and Lunch

Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Day Trip with Schooner Cruise and Lunch

star-3.5
71
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$72.37
From
$72.37
Explore the waters around Angra dos Reis on a schooner during this full-day excursion from Rio de Janeiro. Sail on the turquoise blue waters through the islands that dot the Agra dos Reis, making several stops to swim and snorkel along the way during your cruise. Relax with the wind in your hair and tropical sun warming your skin, then enjoy a delicious buffet lunch onboard before returning to the pier. Round-trip transportation from Rio de Janeiro is included.
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* A traveler said: "The weather was appalling but the tour organiser was excellent and managed to keep us all entertained in very difficult conditions. The boat trip was a wash out through no fault of the organisers who were excellent in every way."


Exclusive Full Day in Rio from the Sea Port

Exclusive Full Day in Rio from the Sea Port

star-4.5
11
  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$125.00
From
$125.00
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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* A traveler said: "Your crew was great. They had to wait around for hours while ship cleared port authority. They still managed to get most of tour in with a great attitude. Absolutely great service."


Rio Sunset Tour Including Sugarloaf, Christ the Redeemer, Cathedral and Selaron

Rio Sunset Tour Including Sugarloaf, Christ the Redeemer, Cathedral and Selaron

star-5
219
  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$78.24
From
$78.24
You haven’t experienced Rio until you’ve taken in a Brazilian sunset. Save time as an experienced guide and driver navigates you through the busy streets during this afternoon tour to popular attractions like Christ the Redeemer, Metropolitan Cathedral, and Selarón Stairs. Wrap up a wonderful day of exploration atop Sugar Loaf Mountain as you watch the sun set over iconic Copacabana Beach.
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* A traveler said: "Jal was absolutely amazing! He was so thorough with the tour and taught us so much! Highly recommend!"


Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Walking Tour

Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Walking Tour

star-4.5
62
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$44.99
From
$44.99
Walk through Old Rio on this afternoon sightseeing tour with a local guide. During this half-day outing, wind through the narrow lanes and baroque-style buildings while your guide fills you in on the history and legends of the area. Visit sites like the Metropolitan Cathedral, Carioca Square and the Imperial Palace. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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* A traveler said: "JB did a very good job of explaining all the historic sites during the walking tour of old Rio. It was a great experience and highly recommend to anyone."


Full-Day Tour Highlights of Rio de Janeiro

Full-Day Tour Highlights of Rio de Janeiro

star-4.5
26
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$162.17
From
$162.17
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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* A traveler said: "Vinicius was a great tour guide and gave us plenty of time to take pictures and enjoy the view. The tour was well organized and I enjoyed the whole day. Thank you!"


Rocinha Favela Walking Tour

Rocinha Favela Walking Tour

star-4.5
270
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$34.23
Price varies by group size
From
$34.23
Price varies by group size
Get an in-depth local experience with this walking tour of one of Rio's favelas, Rocinha. Follow your resident guide to get an insider's perspective on daily life and learn about the challenges these communities face.
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* A traveler said: "The historical background shared by Carlos was great…. And it was really interesting to meet that side of Rio de Janeiro…"


Tijuca Rain Forest and Botanical Garden Tour by Trip in Rio.

Tijuca Rain Forest and Botanical Garden Tour by Trip in Rio.

star-5
9
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$66.00
From
$66.00
The Tijuca Forest represents one of the greatest natural treasures of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Trip in Rio offers the best guides and all the conditions necessary for you to have the best experience in our marvelous city. During this trip you will get to see some of Tijuca's most famous attractions such as the Chinese view, the emperor's table and Taunay cascatinha. See wildlife and feel nature in its most beautiful and full natural beauty.
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* A traveler said: "best Guide in the City wonderful tour amazing rainforest waterfall and botanic garden we had a wonderful time"


Full Day City Tour: Christ Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Selaron Staircase, Maracanã

Full Day City Tour: Christ Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Selaron Staircase, Maracanã

star-4.5
53
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$70.50
From
$70.50
Get an overview of Rio's most important sights during this comprehensive sightseeing tour. Pass by Copacabana Beach, the exclusive and trendy Ipanema Beach beach, and Guanabara Palace. Travel through the Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras for views on the way up to Corcovado and the Christ the Redeemer statue. Ascend to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, then eat lunch before visits to Maracanã Stadium, the Lapa Arches, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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* A traveler said: "The tour was complete. We did not have to wait to much for the attractions, you get priority Pass :) Martín our guide was help full and funny. My husband and I really enjoy it"


Airport Layover Sightseeing Rio de Janeiro City Tour - Rio de Janeiro
From
$110.00
Our tour will visit the New 7 Wonders of The World the Christ Redeemer Statue, also enjoy views of the Copacabana beach and Tropical Forest, Ride a a cable-car to the Sugar Loaf meet the view of the Guanabara Bay, a landscape of this tropical paradise. Without a doubt, it’s the most complete City Tour Rio de Janeiro. For approximately 8 hours you will visit the main tourist spots. The tickets for Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf are included.
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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

star-5
89
  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$63.00
Price varies by group size
From
$63.00
Price varies by group size
Explore Rio de Janeiro on this all-day customizable private tour with a guide. Whether you want to see the city’s popular attractions or places off the beaten path, your guide will be able to recommend the best spots, as well as ways to beat the crowds. The itinerary is based on your interests and is completely flexible. The tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Rio accommodations or from the cruise port or airport.
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* A traveler said: "One day tour in Rio with a very nice and competent guide. He let us discover some areas of Rio that we would have never ever visited by ourselves. He always had a nice story for each place we visited. Definitely reccommended!"


Corcovado with Christ Statue - Be One of the First to Get There

Corcovado with Christ Statue - Be One of the First to Get There

star-5
24
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$52.50
From
$52.50
Ascend Corcovado Mountain early in the morning for an uncrowded viewing of Christ the Redeemer during this tour from Rio de Janeiro. After early morning hotel pickup, drive through the city in a comfortable tour van, passing sights like Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Palace. Enjoy informative, engaging commentary from your local guide during a stop at the famous statue on Corcovado Mountain. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included on this small-group tour.
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* A traveler said: "It was pouring the day of the tour, other people with reservations cancelled, but my guide Kiko and driver Flavio made sure I had the greatest time. And I did! For a couple minutes it was just me and the Cristo. A memorable and touching experience"


Private Full-Day Tour: Rio de Janeiro's Main Landmarks

Private Full-Day Tour: Rio de Janeiro's Main Landmarks

star-5
6
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$160.00
per group
From
$160.00
per group
Get a comprehensive overview of Rio de Janeiro during this 8-hour private tour. With a dedicated local guide, hit all the important sites in town, like Corcovado Mountain and Christ the Redeemer Statue, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the famous beaches and the historic downtown area. Customize your itinerary to reflect your interests and enjoy informative commentary and personal attention from your guide along the way. Travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle that fits up to 4 passengers. Round-trip transportation from your Rio hotel is included.
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Private Rio de Janeiro Customizable Tour

Private Rio de Janeiro Customizable Tour

star-5
6
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$339.00
per group
From
$339.00
per group
Explore the amazing attractions of Rio de Janeiro on your own terms thanks to this customizable, private tour. Journey by air-conditioned luxury sedan, seating up to 4 guests, as you chose from among the wealth of sights and activities Rio has to offer. Scale the heights up to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, explore Tijuca, the world’s largest urban jungle, take a cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain, or chow down on Brazilian-style barbecue at a ‘churrasco’ restaurant. A guide, plus round-trip hotel or port transport are also included.
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* A traveler said: "great tour, great guide! Very knowledgeable guide Jim, friendly and helpful.|would recommend to one and all!"


Custom Private City Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Custom Private City Tour in Rio de Janeiro

star-5
3
  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$150.00
per group
From
$150.00
per group
Discover the city of Rio like a local, or “Carioca,” on a customizable city tour. Choose your itinerary with your guide and see the attractions that are of most interest to you like the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain, the Sugarloaf Mountain, the Selaron staircase and much more. This tour is great for first-time visitors who want to experience the real Rio de Janeiro and get insider tips.
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Last Minute Special Rio Highlights Private Tour

Last Minute Special Rio Highlights Private Tour

star-5
3
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$140.00
per group
From
$140.00
per group
This affordable last minute offer is available only a few times a year. Take a 5-hour, private tour to the main highlights of Rio with a private local guide. Ideal for those who have limited time in Rio, see Christ the Redeemer and then take a Swiss-made cable car up to the impressive Sugarloaf. Tour includes pickup and drop-off from the location of your choice in the South part of Rio.
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Private Rio de Janeiro Layover Transfer & Tour from Airport

Private Rio de Janeiro Layover Transfer & Tour from Airport

star-3.5
3
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$85.00
Price varies by group size
From
$85.00
Price varies by group size
Make use of your layover in Rio with this private tour to Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountains. Depart from Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) in a private vehicle with a dedicated guide, who will orient you to Rio's most popular sights. Ride a cable car to the highest point of Sugar Loaf Mountain for spectacular views over the city. Continue to the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain, one of the most-photographed sights in the city. Make it back to the airport on time for your departing flight.
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* A traveler said: "RATING 5..|Our guide was wonderful! Extremely knowledgeable, terrific English, great sense of humor and very good organizer of time! |HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!"


Private Transfer Rio de Janeiro x Ilha Grande - South Zone Exits and Barra

Private Transfer Rio de Janeiro x Ilha Grande - South Zone Exits and Barra

star-5
2
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$168.50
per group
From
$168.50
per group
We offer service to a highly qualified team committed to providing quality service and responsibility. We will be in contact with the customer at all times to keep it up to date and will be responsible for boarding the boat. Land travel is by car, van or minibus (private) and sea travel is by flexboat (shared with others). Land: River x Conception of Jacareí. It is usually done with cars / vans or minibuses, a journey of about 3 hours, with a 15-minute stop for snacks and / or a trip to the bathroom. Maritime Route: Conception of Jacareí x Vila do Abraão. Made with flexboat, a fast boat, lasting 15/20 min.
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Private Layover Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Private Layover Tour of Rio de Janeiro

  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$199.90
per group
From
$199.90
per group
Make the most of your layover in Rio thanks to this 7 to 8-hour private tour. Travel by private vehicle as you admire the hilly scenery and gorgeous beaches of this stunning Brazilian metropolis. Customize your visit to suit your interests, stopping at Rio highlights like the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, Ipanema Beach and much more. A private driver-guide, private sedan and round-trip transport from pre-arranged meeting points, are all included.
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Rio Top 4 Attractions - 7 Hours Private Tour

Rio Top 4 Attractions - 7 Hours Private Tour

  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$63.60
Price varies by group size
From
$63.60
Price varies by group size
Corcovado and Sugarloaf mountains, Santa Teresa District and Selaron Steps in one day. Take a 7-hour, private tour to the 4 most visited attractions in Rio with a private local guide. Ideal for those who have limited time in Rio, see Christ the Redeemer and the southern beaches of Rio; then take a Swiss-made cable car up to the impressive Sugarloaf. Visit Santa Teresa district. To wrap the day we’ll visit the colorful and famous Selaron’s Steps. Tour includes pickup and drop-off from the location of your choice in Rio. Tour can be conducted at your pace and adapted to your needs.
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Alternative Viewpoints 4 Hours Private Tour

Alternative Viewpoints 4 Hours Private Tour

  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$52.49
Price varies by group size
From
$52.49
Price varies by group size
This tour you take you to 4 off the beaten path viewpoints in Rio and give you a real perspective of the city. You’ll be able to see the best view in town staying away from the crowds that flock to the main attractions. Perfect for those who love landscapes but don’t want to stand in lines at the main attractions. I’ve carefully selected the top 4 admission free vantage points in Rio. Parque do Penhasco Chinese Pagoda Mirante Dona Marta Parque das Ruinas Tour includes pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in Rio, cruise port or airport.
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