The Best Of Rio In A Full Day Tour - Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Selaron And More - Rio De Janeiro

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  • 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 :
    Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We do a fast pick-up to optimize our clients waiting time so for operational reasons we pick-up in selected hotels only.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Come with us to enjoy your day during this hassle free guided tour in Rio de Janeiro and have perfect presentation of the most famous attractions in the city.
While our tour guide and driver organize everything you can take your time to simply relax and have some fun.Take fabulous pictures of the Christ the Redeemer Statue before the crowds, take the cable car to the Sugar Loaf to have the best views of the city and see the landmarks at Downtown area like Maracan (outside only), the Sambadrome area, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Sao Bento Monastery and to close the perfect day, spend some time at the Selarn Stairs.
And don't worry, you will also learn a lot about all the attractions visited as our guides are the best ones to explain everything about them.


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

Know More about this tour

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.


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

Multilingual and licensed Tour Guide

Optional: Tickets to Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf when selecting the option with inclusion

Optional: Barbecue buffet lunch when selecting the option with inclusion

Full Day guided tour through the city

Entry/Admission - Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer


Drinks and Dessert


Optional: Tickets and Lunch can be excluded when selecting the option

Entry/Admission - Morro da Urca

Entry/Admission - Sugarloaf Mountain

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

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that during Carnival period this tour may need to be adapted and the itinerary may be changed in the last minute. We assure that the visit to the Christ the Redeemer Statue and to the Sugar Loaf Complex wont be affected but due to traffic issues and streets closed around the city, some places may be excluded from visitation during the afternoon part of the tour.

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

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

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Traveler Reviews

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  • 27-Sep-2022

    It was an amazing day and learned alot about Rio! We saw Chris the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf and many other things. Thanks Kiko

  • 24-Sep-2022

    Sabina was our guide and she was the best. I cannot imagine a better guide. The van picked up up at our hotel and 8 hrs later we returned. We saw the Christos monument on top of the mountain, went to the top of sugarloaf, had a very tasty traditional Brazilian bbq lunch in ipanema, then still visited several more sites. We were in and out the van to take photos, see the sites, and learn about life and stories of Rio. It was awesome amd I highly recommend this tour and Sabina!

  • 18-Aug-2022

    Monica was a great tour guide. She gave us lots of information and took us to all the great sights of Rio. We were super lucky as we were a very small group which made the experience even better. Absolutely recommend!

  • 27-Jul-2022

    This was an awesome tour, the Tour Guide was amazing, she was also our photographer for our group, she took us to a really great Brazilian barbecue for lunch. Highly recommend the store

  • 20-Jul-2022

    The tour is very complete, the guide Kiko and the driver were very friendly and kind. The weather in the morning wasn't good, so they suggested to change the order of the tour so that we were able to see the Cristo in the afternoon :)

  • 17-Jul-2022

    Every part of the tour experience was great. First, Gisela notified me of the pickup time and place the day before so that I didn't have to fret about that. Monica was my guide and she was AMAZING!!! She provided so much information about everything -- even as we drove past various locations she would explain anything significant about it (I think she knows everything about Rio). She was also extremely thoughtful - making sure there was opportunity for toilet breaks and never rushing through anything. It was a fantastic day and I highly recommend this tour for everyone.

  • 13-Jul-2022

    An outstanding day. Thanks to all involved. I saw all the beautiful sights, had a great meal and great company

  • 09-Jul-2022

    Excellent experience. Recommended to know the main tourist places in Rio. Our tour was guide by Sergio and Lino, Sergio is an excellent tourist guide , he explains you all the historical details about the places, take you pictures, make this a very funny activity and Lino is a great driver. 100% recommended . Thank you!

  • 08-Jul-2022

    Victoria is a great guide and speaks very clear English. She knows a lot and offers also a lot of background.

  • 07-Jul-2022

    We avoided the long lines with this tour service. Very outgoing, personable and friendly. The driver was very diligent to proved a safe ride to our destinations. The tour van was clean and spacious. Vicente expanded our knowledge of the culture and history of the sites visited.

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