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

See the best of Rio de Janeiro with a knowledgeable local guide on a private, customizable city tour! You’ll be chauffeured around Rio in a comfortable private vehicle and have the unique opportunity to fully customize your own itinerary. Head to whichever neighborhoods, beaches or city landmarks you’d like to see, from the shores of Guanabara Bay to the hilltop enclave of Santa Teresa – your choice. If you opt to upgrade your tour, travel through the Tijuca Forest by cog train to Corcovado and/or by cable car to Sugar Loaf Mountain.

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4 to 6 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by private vehicle
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance fees (if option not selected)
    • Entry/Admission - Sugarloaf Mountain
    • Entry/Admission - Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
    • Entry/Admission - Guanabara Bay
    • Entry/Admission - Botanical Garden
    • Entry/Admission - Maracana
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    (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

    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

    (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

    Stop At: Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

    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

    Stop At: Botanical Garden, Rua Jardim Botanico 1008 Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22460-000 Brazil

    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

    Stop At: Av. Pres. Castelo Branco, Portao 3 Portao 3 - Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20271-130 Brazil

    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

  • 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
    • Rio de Janeiro Port
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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
    • 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
    • Additional measures might be added to our list of procedures as we receive guidance from the local health and safety authorities and as more information becomes available. And some of these restrictions might be lifted at some point in the future if we are authorized to do so by local authorities
  • 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 Gray Line Brazil

Activity ID: V-2484GIGPRIVATE

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