Full Day Complete Tour Of Rio De Janeiro

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    1: Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, Av. Atlântica, 1020 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22010-000, Brazil
    2: JANEIRO HOTEL, Av. Delfim Moreira, 696 - Leblon, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22441-000, Br.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This is a complete day tour of the city of Rio de janeiro covering its most famous landmarks in an 8.5-hour sightseeing tour. Go to the summits of Corcovado Hill and Sugarloaf mountain for some of the best views of the city and see the landmarks of downtown.You will be accompanied by a professional guide and have hotel pick-up and drop-off included in a selected range of Hotels.


Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Small-group tour by minibus

Excellent value for money

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Copacabana beach, Rio de janeiro, State of Rio de janeiro

After the pick-up we will start the tour from Copacabana beach, one of the most famous beach in the world.

Pass By: Guanabara palace, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

The official residence of the State Governor

Pass By: Tijuca National Park, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

The Tijuca forest (Portuguese: Floresta da Tijuca) is a tropical rainforest in the city of Rio de Janeiro covering an area of roughly 32 km (12.4 mi). The tour will reach Tijuca forest with a stop at Paineiras to board the official vehicles of the National Park Authority to be able to reach the top of the Corcovado Hill where The Christ the redeemer Statue is located.

Stop At: Corcovado Christ the redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

From the top of Corcovado Hill you will be able to admire The Christ of the Redeemer statue, which has 38m in height and was made of reinforced concrete clad in a mosaic of thousands of triangular soapstone tiles, and also will have a chance to see some of the most beautiful views of the city.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Mirante Dona Marta, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

Only in case of poor visibility on the summit of the Corcovado, we will make an alternative stop at Mirante Dona Marta which offers one of the most incredible views of the city, guaranteeing the title of one of the most visited tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro. From there, you can see the Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Cristo Redentor, the Maracan, the Guanabara Bay and the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.

Duration: 25 minutes

Pass By: Boticario Square, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

The Largo do Boticrio (Apothecary's Square) is a square in the Cosme velho neighbourhood of the city of Rio de Janeiro. The area is characterised by large, neo-colonial houses and Atlantic Forest vegetation.

Stop At: Morro da urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

This hill, 220 meters high, has at its peak the first stop of the cable car towards the Sugar Loaf.
From the top of Morro da urca you have spectacular views of various points of the city, such as the beaches of Leme, Copacabana, Ipanema, Flamengo, Leblon, Pedra da Gvea, Tijuca Massif, Corcovado with a statue of Cristo Redentor, Guanabara Bay, Enseada Botafogo, Downtown, Santos Dumont Airport, Governador Island, Niteri, Rio-Niteri Bridge and, in the background, the Serra do Mar and the Dedo de Deus peak.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Sugarloaf mountain, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

We will travel to the top in two steps by cable car. The first will take you to Urca Hill, at the height of 220 meters above sea level where you already will have great views from Baia de Guanabara. From there, after enjoying the views for a bit, will take the second cable car all the way to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, 396 meters above sea level. From up there, you will have a chance to see the most breathtaking views of Rio de Janeiro and will definitely understand why everyone says that Rio is The wonderful city

Duration: 25 minutes

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

After lunch, the tour starts with a visit to the Maracan Stadium (outside only) where we will have a quick stop outside for pictures at the Bellinis statue, a famous captain who led Brazils soccer team to win the World Soccer Cup in 1958.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Sambodromo da Marques de Sapucai, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

After seeing Maracan Stadium we will head to the Sambadrome, which is the stadium for the city's main Carnival parade. We will then stop to take some photos and to try on the famous Samba School costumes used during Carnival.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

As we continue through the city, we will see the Lapa Arches, Lavradio street and Avenida Chile. There we will visit the cone-shaped Metropolitan Cathedral, a major landmark in this Brazilian city and a masterpiece of modern art. With architecture inspired by the Mayan pyramids of Mexico, the conical shape is believed to give proximity to God. Four stained glass windows run from floor to ceiling forming a cross at the top. You will notice that acoustics are great in there!

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Carioca Aqueduct, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

The Carioca Aqueduct is located in the centre of the city, in the Lapa neighbourhood, and is frequently called Arcos da lapa (Lapa Arches) by Brazilian people. Since the end of the 19th century the aqueduct serves as a bridge for a popular tram that connects the city centre with the Santa Teresa neighbourhood uphill, the Santa Teresa Tramway.

Stop At: Escadaria selaron, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

Next we will visit the Escadaria Selarn (Selaron stairs), a colorful tiled stairway, work of a self-taught Chilean artist Jorge Selarn. Having traveled the world, Selarn moved to Rio in 1983, in a tiny house just in front of the desolate stairway connecting the areas of Lapa and Santa Teresa. 215 steps that he entirely covered with tiles collected in urban areas of Rio or donated by visitors from all around the world. Since 1990, Selarn has laid over 2000 tiles, mainly red-colored: unique pieces representing a tribute to the Brazilian people.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Sao bento monastery, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

Following we will then visit the So Bento Monastery. A place of monastic simplicity that is one of the most beautiful architectural complexes in Brazil where there is a surprising contrast between the austere, purposefully simple appearance of the exterior and the richness of the interior highlighting gilded Baroque engravings with plants motifs. See for yourself the exuberant Rococo style in the engraving on the high altar, followed by a view of the dome and the Chapel of the Santssimo Sacramento.

Duration: 25 minutes

Pass By: Ipanema beach, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

Ipanema is a neighborhood located in the South Zone, between Leblon and Arpoador. The beach at Ipanema became known internationally with the popularity of the bossa nova jazz song, "The Girl from Ipanema" ("Garota de Ipanema"), written by Antnio Carlos Jobim and Vincius de Moraes.

Pass By: Leblon beach, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

Separated from its more famous neighbour, Ipanema, by a narrow canal, Leblon is one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in Rio, and accommodation here comes at a price.


Christ the Redeemer ticket

WiFi on board

Hotel pick-up and drop-off in selected hotels in Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon

Entry/Admission - Corcovado Christ the Redeemer


Sugar Loaf cable car ticket. Our guide will assist you with your purchase

Children, Students, and Seniors receive a discount with a proper passport copy or an ID with photo at the Sugar Loaf.

Lunch and Drink - Entirely optional. You will have many options at your disposal, so choose the best one for you. A Brazilian steak house or a light sandwich. Are you vegetarian? No problem. Would you like to have Brazilian dish? Just talk with your tour guide.

Entry/Admission - Morro da Urca

Entry/Admission - Pao de Acucar

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Pick-up and Drop-off from selected hotels in Leme, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.

This tour will operate in any weather

This Tour will not operate in specific days during Carnival. For other days during this time of festivity this tour may need to be adapted and the itinerary may be changed in the last minute, due to traffic issues and streets closed around the city, and some places may be excluded from visitation.

If you are visiting Rio de Janeiro during the Carnival Week please check our "Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour" as it will run normally and won't be affected during those days.

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 02-Mar-2020

    The tour guide was right outside the pier with clear signage as to who they were. Many times when the guide pointed out sights, we could not see them out of the bus. We were confused if lunch was included with the tour. The guide, Sandra, took us to a steak buffet which was $50+ (US) per couple. Many of the patrons were surprised by the cost and opted to go elsewhere on their own. We would have been happy to see the 2 main sights of Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf and the steps. Some of the sights were fillers since a lot were closed during Carnaval.

  • 28-Feb-2020

    The tour was nice. The offered time was perfect so we never had to wait at the sightseeing spots. The guide Sergio and the driver Bruno were very nice and helpful.

  • 28-Feb-2020

    Tour was good but could have been better. I really expected so see a lot more and most if the places were "Pass By" and I was a bit disappointed. Christ Redeemer statue was filled with people however its not their fault that it the carnival season and there are lot of people.

  • 27-Feb-2020

    Brilliant guide Sergio who gave us lots of interesting information as we drove around the city, seeing all the key sights and a great lunch at a Brazilian steakhouse

  • 27-Jan-2020

    Thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Sandra. The tour was well-planned and well- timed e.g. got to Christ the Redeemer on opening and beat the crowds. Sandra never stopped giving us information about the history, life and culture of Rio. The recommended lunch restaurant was excellent, food original and tasty. With only 4 on the tour there was no waiting around. Definitely recommend!

  • 06-Jan-2020

    This tour is a great option to see many of the major sites in Rio in one day. I appreciated that this tour starts a bit earlier than others in order to beat the crowds at Christ the Redeemer. We were one of the very first groups to enter, enabling us to take many photos without wait or obstruction. Our guide, Kiko, really made the tour! He was so welcoming, energetic, and knowledgeable, sharing with us so much history and information about Rio that went far beyond the specific sites that we were visiting. Kiko truly made our tour quite memorable.

  • 18-Dec-2019

    Pick up was timely. There was Sufficient time at all spots. The guide Kiko was top class. Rio was HOT

  • 10-Dec-2019

    The tour of Rio was led by a well-spoken and knowledgeable guide.

    One complaint: Windows of bus were not clear.

  • 09-Dec-2019

    Very nice tour with Juan of the highlights of Rio de Janeiro. Nice to have a total group of four people. It made it a very efficient tour on a beautiful Rio day! Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain were spectacular. Also a beautiful little church at the Monastery and the massive new Cathedral. My wife and I opted out of the Steak House lunch, as our hotel was just down the street from it, on Copacabana Beach, so we could enjoy a few hours of beach time, and eat later.

  • 02-Dec-2019

    Sergio was absolutely an amazing guide providing very detail information about the city. He made the entire trip fun and entertaining. He was extremely organized and respectful of all the guests.