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Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro Customizable City Sightseeing with Optional Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Tickets

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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icon4 to 6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 5 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

See all of Rio's highlights on this guided private sightseeing tour. Spend as much or as little time as you like and customize your own itinerary to your interests, whether they be sports, art, history or food. Travel between stops in your comfortable private vehicle, enjoying commentary from your local guide. Upgrade your tour with a trip by cog train through Tijuca Forest to the top of Corcovado Mountain or by cable car to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain.
  • 4- or 6-hour private tour of Rio de Janeiro with optional upgrades
  • Customize your private tour and create your own itinerary
  • Visit Rio de Janeiro’s top landmarks and interesting neighborhoods such as Leblon and Lagoa
  • Ride the cog train through the lush Tijuca Forest to the Christ Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain (if option selected)
  • Take a cable car to Sugar Loaf Mountain and admire sprawling views of Guanabara Bay (if option selected)
  • Round-trip transport by private vehicle included
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Food and drinks
Gratuities
Entrance fees (if option not selected)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Private Roundtrip Transfer to/from most hotels located in South Zone, Barra da Tijuca, Santa Teresa, Downtown Rio, Port or Airport.

Airports

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


Ports

  • Rio de Janeiro Port


Departure Time

8:00 AM
Following pickup at your Rio hotel, board your comfortable private vehicle and meet your personal tour guide. Your private guide can offer suggestions of things to do and see, or you can simply design your itinerary as you see fit. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at time of booking to alert your guide, so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour. If you'd like to stop for lunch, your guide can offer recommendations.

See the world-famous beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana or venture to Flamengo Park, Rio’s largest leisure complex. Stop by Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, bordered by Rio’s most fashionable neighborhoods – including Lagoa, Leblon and Gávea – and take in the views overlooking Guanabara Bay. View the Sambadrome, where samba schools compete during Carnaval, or admire historical buildings in Cinelandia Square.

Upgrade your tour to include Sugar Loaf or Corcovado – or a combination of both – including entrance fees and guided transport to each site. Please see the Itinerary section below for additional details on the upgrades.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Sugarloaf Mountain
(If option selected) Your private guide will take you to the Urca neighborhood, where one of Rio's most iconic symbols is located – the monolith of Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar). Board the glass-walled cable car, making a brief stop at a vista point approximately 700 feet (215 meters) above sea level. Capture unrivaled panoramic views of Rio, including the Rio-Niteroi Bridge and Corcovado Mountain across Guanabara Bay. Finally, ascend to the summit of Sugarloaf for breathtaking vistas of Copacabana Beach and beyond (visibility dependent on weather conditions)!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
(If option selected) Your private guide will accompany you on a cog train ride through the scenic Tijuca Forest, a national park. When you reach the 2,329-foot (710-meter) granite peak of Corcovado, climb the steps (or ride the escalator) to the foot of the iconic Christ Redeemer statue, which stands 125 feet (38 meters) tall with outstretched arms over Rio. Enjoy magnificent photo opportunities of the panoramic vista (visibility dependent on clear weather), which includes downtown Rio, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, and several hillside favelas.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Guanabara Bay
Choosing the best itinerary might be a hard task, so here are a few suggestions to make it easier for you: * Guanabara Bay with Santa Teresa and Selarón Steps by foot and Arcos da Lapa: Explore the views of Guanabara Bay, the largest bay in the world; Walk through Santa Teresa's streets to see the Selarón Steps, the Ruins Park, the bars and the cobbled hills; View the famous Arcos da Lapa, the traditional bohemian neighborhood
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Botanical Garden
Another sugestion of itinerary: * Botanical Garden and Lage Park with Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon: Visit the Botanical Garden, a unique park due its the variety of species, then go to Lage Park, a gorgeous park at the foot of the Corcovado; and check out Rio's postcard, rent a bike or paddle boat to enjoy it.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Maracana
One more suggestion of route: * Maracanã Stadium with Quinta da Boa Vista and São Cristovão Fair: Take a tour inside one of the world's largest football stadium; visit Quinta da Boa Vista, a public park of great historical importance in the city, which hosts the National Museum and the Zoological Garden, with the biggest birds zoo of Latin America; and take a walk through a traditional brazilian northeastern fair, where you will see handicrafts, musicians and variety of foods made by locals.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation
  • Set your choice of time duration and inclusion of tickets at the time of purchase
  • The places at the itinerary section are suggestions. You may choose your own itinerary.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Train Ticket to Corcovado and/or Cable Car Ticket to Urca Hill are only included if respective options are selected
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Brazil

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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 Tour: Rio de Janeiro Customizable City Sightseeing with Optional Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Tickets?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro Customizable City Sightseeing with Optional Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Tickets.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro Customizable City Sightseeing with Optional Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Tickets?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro Customizable City Sightseeing with Optional Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Tickets.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro Customizable City Sightseeing with Optional Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Tickets?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro Customizable City Sightseeing with Optional Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Tickets.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro Customizable City Sightseeing with Optional Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Tickets?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro Customizable City Sightseeing with Optional Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Tickets.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro Customizable City Sightseeing with Optional Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Tickets?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro Customizable City Sightseeing with Optional Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Tickets.

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Great way to get a personalized tour of...
michaelhorsting
, Jan 2018
Great way to get a personalized tour of places you want to visit.
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Camila was great. Lots of information...
laurie g
, Apr 2016
Camila was great. Lots of information and so pleasant.
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This was an excellent way to see Rio...
Jimmy A
, Mar 2016
This was an excellent way to see Rio - tour guide spoke excellent English and gave more information that just a textbook speech. He made suggestions of things we might want to see and knew all the head of the line shortcuts to see everything with very little waiting in line. Truly made us feel like VIPs.
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Our tour guide, Igor, was terrific...
Donald C
, Feb 2016
Our tour guide, Igor, was terrific, knowledgeable and at a nice pace with my group of seniors. We had a great time.
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Our guide, Fatima, was wonderful and...
Janice C
, Jan 2016
Our guide, Fatima, was wonderful and did a great job showing us the highlights of Rio in one day. She was knowledgeable and had an excellent command of English. This was a perfect way to see the city with the limited time we had available.
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A private tour was the way to go. We...
dennis w
, Jan 2016
A private tour was the way to go. We told the guide where we wanted to go and she provided extra places that we were happy to see. Having someone who grew up in Rio to show us around was a great way to go.
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This type of tour is great...you can...
Steve M
, Jan 2016
This type of tour is great...you can pick and choose what you wish to see...however, on this day when we wanted to go to the Botanical Gardens, our guide decided he wanted to steal a piece of large fruit from one of the trees in the gardens...made us quite uncomfortable as we knew this was not allowed and thought...wow, on tour and we might go to jail...and he walked out with it even with us saying it was wrong. He luckily was stopped by a security guard after he took his shirt off to try and hide it. This was our first stop. After that, the tour was sour tasting throughout even though we still go to see what we wanted. Very disappointed in our guide named Camilo. We had heard that Fatima was amazing and asked for her but she must have been booked ... so assuming ask for Fatima and it should go terrific.
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A lovely, carefully planned tour by a...
Tamara S. E
, Sep 2015
A lovely, carefully planned tour by a bright and interesting guide!
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Super experience and our guide was...
William K
, Jun 2015
Super experience and our guide was perfectly suited for a custom tour. We were able to eat an authentically local breakfast before arriving at Corcovado and were dropped off for a delicious chiurasco lunch when the tour ended. The four hours was adequate for all of our purposes. We were 9 people total and had a full-sized, comfortable coach that added a lot of extra comfort.
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My husband and I were only in Rio...
Joan
, Mar 2015
My husband and I were only in Rio for one day and wanted to make the best of it so we decided to do a Half-day Private Tour. We were picked up at our hotel at 8am sharp and off we went. It was a beautiful day so we went to see Christ the Redeemer first. Our guide, Fatima, was awesome! She was knowledgeable, interesting and spoke very good English. She knew the ins and outs of getting around Rio. We also visited Santa Teresa (Unfortunately it was Monday and many things were closed). She then took us places we did not know anything about! We loved our time with Fatima! We would definitely booked this tour again when in Rio!
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