10-hour Private Tour Rio In One Day: Christ, Sugarloaf, Selarón, Downtown

Discover Rio's most important touristic attractions on a private tour in the company of an expert guide.

Visit Corcovado hill, where the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer is located, considered to be one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Drive along beachfront area to admire the most famous beaches like Ipanema, Copacabana, and Leblon.

Head to the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain and catch the cable car to the breathtaking summit of it.

Pass by Maracana stadium, one of the most important in the whole world. Visit to the Sambadrome, samba venue where the famous Rio Carnival parade is held.

Enter the Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, one of Rio’s numerous iconic symbols. Following this, head to the center of Rio to get a taste of the local culture, climbing the Sélaron Steps and passing the Lapa Arches.

The itinerary can be totally customizable according to your personal preferences to create the best Rio’s experience.

At the end of the tour, you’re dropped off at the hotel.

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel, airport or port pick-up and drop-off. (Within Rio de Janeiro City)
    • VAT, all taxes, handling charges, parking fees during stops, airport / port Greet & Meet services.
    • Private driver for groups bigger 4 people, otherwise the guide drives the vehicle themselves.
    • Professional licensed private tour guide.
    • Transport by fully-equipped vehicle.
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fees.
    • Meals and drinks.
    • Tips. (optional)
    • Entry/Admission - Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
    • Entry/Admission - Museu do Amanha
    • Entry/Admission - Sugarloaf Mountain
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Avenida Epitacio Pessoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-001 Brazil

    You'll be met at your hotel by your private guide and head to the base of Corcovado Mountain by car, passing by Rio's beaches and the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon on the way.

    Stop At: Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, Estrada Redentor - Alto da Boa Vista Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-330 Brazil

    Reaching the Cosme Velho district, you'll take a unique Swiss cogwheel train that climbs the mountain from its base to nearly the summit. The very top is reached by climbing a flight of stairs to arrive at the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue. The view, from this vantage point, with the surrounding Tijuca National Forest spreading below and a circle of mountains closing the horizon at the very back of the Guanabara bay is truly spectacular. After some time to walk around and take photos, we make the way back down.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

    We then head towards to the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood, home to a collection of local boutiques and galleries. The charming area of Santa Teresa also features many trendy bars and restaurants offering several options of snacks and dishes, not to mention its breathtaking views. Don’t miss out on it!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lapa - Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    From Santa Teresa to Lapa, there is the famous Selaron steps, a stairway decorated with colorful tiles. Known for its energetic bohemian vibe, “Lapa” is the most buzzing area in town day and nighttime. 

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Carioca Aqueduct, Rua Riachuelo 27, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-010 Brazil

    Have you ever heard of the Lapa neighborhood? If not, it should! It's very easy to know that you've arrived in Lapa. There is a famous monument that is the official image of Lapa, the large white arches aqueduct postcard of Rio.

    Stop At: Centro, Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

    Walk through Rio’s downtown through some of the coolest touristic areas catching sights and culture until Mauá square. The walk passes by historic attractions, lots of bars and restaurants, arriving at Mauá square where all tribes and people get together. 

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Boulevard Olimpico, Praca Maua, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20081-240 Brazil

    See a different side of Rio in its up-and-coming Porto Maravilha area symbol of the renewed Rio after the Olympics.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Painel Etnias, Av Rodrigues Alves,241 - Gamboa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20081-250 Brazil

    Mural painted by Eduardo Kobra listed by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest graffiti in the world.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Museu do Amanha, Praca Maua 1, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20081-240 Brazil

    Admire the gorgeous cutting-edge museum structure, designed by famous architect Santiago Calatrava.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, Avenida Republica do Chile 245, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031-170 Brazil

    The Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro stands out among the buildings in the Center of the city. Its unique architecture catches the attention of everyone passing by and surprises those who visit it! Its appearance and history are unconventional and make it one of the most curious spots in the wonderful city!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Sambodromo da Marques de Sapucai, Rua Marques de Sapucai, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22640-100 Brazil

    The Sambodrome is the home to the Rio Carnival, where the parades take place during three nights every year, a concrete structure built specifically for the Carnival. It's an avenue with bleachers on both sides divided into sectors.

    Pass By: Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, Praca Floriano Cinelândia, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031-050 Brazil

    Beautiful building and preserved architecture. It's one of the most important Brazilian theaters.

    Stop At: Maracana, Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

    The most important Brazilian football temple. Scenery of important Brazilian football classic and facts, like hosting the final matches for the 1950 and 2014 football World Cup and the Olympics final football match in 2014.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Ipanema Beach, Avenida Vieira Souto - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-002 Brazil

    Beach that inspired the composition of the famous song "Ipanema Girl”. Beautiful beach that deserves all the fame and admiration.

    Stop At: Sugarloaf Mountain, Av. Pasteur, 520 - Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-255 Brazil

    We will then go up the Sugarloaf Mountain.
    A series of two cable cars will take you to the top of Sugar Loaf. At the top, again some of the most breathtaking views of Rio, this time from a different vantage point than at Corcovado.
    After that, tourists may want to enjoy lunch at a very nice “all-you-can-eat buffet” steakhouse restaurant (not included).

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Copacabana Beach, Av. Atlantica - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-011 Brazil

    Pass by Copacabana beach that was inspiration of songs and poetry, and one of the most famous postcards in Brazil. Copacabana is also stage of one of the biggest New Year's Eve in the world, the neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro has a lot of history, cultural life and bohemia.

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    PICK-UP INFORMATION:• Wherever place you specify at the time of the booking. As it’s a private tour, you choose the best pick-up point that suits your needs as long as it's within the city of Rio de Janeiro limits.• We DO NOT do pick-ups in the countryside or too far from the city of Rio de Janeiro.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DROP-OFF INSTRUCTIONS:• Wherever place you specify at the time of the booking. As it’s a private tour, you choose the best drop-off point that suits your needs as long as it's within the city of Rio de Janeiro limits.• We DO NOT do drop-offs in the countryside or too far from the city of Rio.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - AIRPORT / PORT ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS:• Once you have arrived at the airport or seaport there will be a member of our staff waiting for you at the arrivals area holding a clear sign with your name on it, they will then escort you to your waiting private vehicle.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - HOTEL PICK-UP INSTRUCTIONS:• As soon as the tour guide arrives at your hotel, they get the front deskto call you in the room in case you are not at the lobby.Airports
    • Internacional Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
    • Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
    • Rio de Janeiro Port Terminal
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • 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
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • The tour is totally private and exclusive for you and your group. No other person out of your group must join your tour, unless it's invited by you. The private tour is safer in terms of COVID-19 contagion as tourists hardly have closer contact with strangers.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Gregtur Turismo

Activity ID: V-72313P31

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