Private Tour: Rio De Janeiro Customizable City Sightseeing With Optional Corcovado And Sugar Loaf Tickets

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    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, .. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

See the best of Rio de janeiro with a knowledgeable local guide on a private, customizable city tour! Youll 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 youd 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.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Framed by the granite peaks of Urca and Sugar Loaf Mountain, and embraced by Christ the redeemer atop Corcovado, Rio de janeiro is a beautiful city to behold. The marvelous city offers a multitude of fascinating beachfront and hillside neighborhoods to explore, from the bohemian Santa Teresa with its pastel mansions along cobblestone streets to the upscale Jardim Botnico, which houses Rios historical botanical gardens.

This create-your-own-itinerary option allows you to design your own private tour with maximum flexibility. See the world-famous beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana or venture to Flamengo Park, Rios largest leisure complex. Stop by Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, bordered by Rios most fashionable neighborhoods including Lagoa, Leblon and Gvea and take in the views overlooking Guanabara Bay. View the Sambadrome, where samba schools compete during Carnaval, or admire historical buildings in Cinelandia Square.

Upon confirmation, you will receive contact details to work directly with your guide to build your custom 4- or 6-hour tour, depending on your choice. Your private guide can offer suggestions of things to do and see, or you can simply design your itinerary as you see fit. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at time of booking to alert your guide, so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour. If you'd like to stop for lunch, your guide can offer recommendations.

Upgrade your tour to include Sugar Loaf or Corcovado or a combination of both including entrance fees and guided transport to each fantastic site (see descriptions below).

Sugar Loaf Mountain: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)!

Corcovado: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.

Itinerary:

Sugar Loaf Mountain: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 (Pão de Açucar). 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)!
Corcovado: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.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

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

Additional Info

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 06-Sep-2021

    Wanderley e Marcos, uma dupla muito gentil, me conduziram e acompanharam por pontos turísticos da cidade do Rio de Janeiro, providenciando ingressos, acessos, fotos e contando a história dos lugares visitados.

  • 02-Apr-2018

    Grey Line is the worst. They picked us up and by the time they picked up everybody it took 2 hrs. On the way back it was 11/2 hrs. We were at the state for 45 minutes. So for our have day trip we spent 31/2 driving and waiting. Our tour was really 45 minutes. Not a great value. Worst tour I have ever been on.

  • 26-Jan-2018

    Great way to get a personalized tour of places you want to visit.

  • 26-Jan-2018

    Great way to get a personalized tour of places you want to visit.

  • 02-Oct-2017

    Great tour

  • 10-Jul-2016

    Amazing!!

  • 07-Apr-2016

    Camila was great. Lots of information and so pleasant.

  • 07-Apr-2016

    Camila was great. Lots of information and so pleasant.

  • 29-Mar-2016

    This was an excellent way to see Rio - tour guide spoke excellent English and gave more information that just a textbook speech. He made suggestions of things we might want to see and knew all the head of the line shortcuts to see everything with very little waiting in line. Truly made us feel like VIPs.

  • 29-Mar-2016

    This was an excellent way to see Rio - tour guide spoke excellent English and gave more information that just a textbook speech. He made suggestions of things we might want to see and knew all the head of the line shortcuts to see everything with very little waiting in line. Truly made us feel like VIPs.

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