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Small-Group Rio de Janeiro in a Day Tour

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Small-Group Rio de Janeiro in a Day Tour

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

Overview

Take a comprehensive tour of Rio's top landmarks on this small-group excursion. 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 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 from selected hotels included
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 ensures a more personalized experience
  • Afternoon option with sunset at Sugar Loaf
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Hotel pick up and drop-off (Rio's South Zone selected hotels only)
Local guide
Cable car ride to Sugar Loaf Mountain (if option selected)
Transportation between sights
Visit to Selaron Steps
Van Ticket to Corcovado Mountain
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

Meet your guide and small group in the morning at your Rio Hotel (pickup available for South Zone hotels only). Board your minivan, find a comfortable seat and begin your 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.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Parque Nacional da Tijuca
The Van passes through the dense Tijuca Rainforest to get to the Corcovado Mountain, located inside the Tijuca National Park
Stop At:  
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Get to the top of the Corcovado Mountain and view the 38m tall (125ft) Christ Redeemer Statue. The guide has between 40 and 50 minutes to show the wonderful sights of Rio. From the top, enjoy the spectacular views of Rio and the surrounding countryside.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa, a neighborhood with a complete different vibe from the rest of Rio. Here, Old Rio comes alive. Santa Teresa is a neighborhood where laid-backness and tradition meet.
Stop At:  
Escadaria Selaron
The beautiful steps done in ceramic by artist Jorge Selarón are one of a kind. You will have about 10 minutes or so to contemplate it before continue your tour back to your hotel or continuing on to Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Morro da Urca
If you have selected the option with cable car tickets, you’ll travel all the way to the top of Sugar Loaf in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes you to Urca Hill, a vantage point 215 meters high for which already grants beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado Mountain.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sugarloaf Mountain
A second cable car takes you up to the top of the Sugar Loaf Mountain. At 395 meters we’ll enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and several beaches of Niterói. Enjoy this magnificent scenery for about 45 minutes until you have to get back down to catch the van which will bring you back to your hotel. If visiting in the afternoon, prepare yourself for the spectacular sunset from the top of Sugar Loaf.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You have the option with or without Sugar Loaf tour. Pay atention when confirming your purchase.
  • Pick-up at selected hotels in Barra da Tijuca available on request for the 8am departures ($10.00 per person). Please contact the local provider to arrange this service
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Keep in mind that if you want to avoid picking other passenger, just ask us to be picked up from the last departure point on the tour
  • The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation
  • Light clothes, comfortable shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended
  • Bring a bottle of water
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Brazil
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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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 Small-Group Rio de Janeiro in a Day Tour?
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 Small-Group Rio de Janeiro in a Day Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Rio de Janeiro in a Day Tour?
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 Small-Group Rio de Janeiro in a Day Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group Rio de Janeiro in a Day Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Rio de Janeiro in a Day Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group Rio de Janeiro in a Day Tour?
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 Small-Group Rio de Janeiro in a Day Tour.

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  • "It was great timing going early to beat most of the crowds and we were lucky enough to have great weather as well." See review

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star-4
Excellent guide
celidor
, Feb 2020
The spotty rain did not disturb us from seeing the important places we wanted and managed to visit. The biggest problem was the starting time. In other countries, we received an e mail from the company confirming and reminding the trip the next day with an hour Of start. Here we had no confirmation. When the original starting time, came and passed, the phone was not answered and we ended waiting for an hour. The hotel Concierge was the one who told us, your tours are always late.
star-5
Great way to see the sights
alisonrusul
, Jan 2020
This was a great way to see the sights. Our guide was very informative and very friendly. It was great timing going early to beat most of the crowds and we were lucky enough to have great weather as well.
star-4
Very good tour
Aart S
, Jun 2019
The van arrived in time. It had airco and a good driver. Aldo the guide was friendly and did a good job.
star-5
Mtn .to Mtn. in Rio
Harold_S
, Dec 2018
Very Enjoyable tour ,able to see both Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf on the same tour as wel as a drive around Rio. The tour Guide was very good and we had shopping time at a local Craft Area.
star-3
Tour was okay but pretty hurried...
Jayne A
, Sep 2017
Tour was okay but pretty hurried. The guide literally took off at a trot and left us behind at each stop. And even doing that, we missed the sunset by 10 minutes.
star-5
Superb - very competent guide...
Kerstin B
, Nov 2014
Superb - very competent guide, taking care and giving a lot of good suggestions what to do and where to eat.

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