Private Custom Full-Day in Rio including Christ, Sugar Loaf and Selaron Steps


Begin your private tour of Rio with pickup at your accommodation, the airport, or the cruise terminal. Start out by letting your guide know if you'd prefer the tour to focus on Rio de Janeiro's nature or history—entrance fees are your own expense. Your first stop is at Christ the Redeemer, which you reach by a train ride through the Tijuca National Forest, one of the largest urban forests worldwide. At the top, get sweeping views of Rio and take the time to snap photos.  Visit Lapa, home to the Lapa Arches and the colorful Selaron Steps. Swing by the popular recreation spot Flamengo Park on the way to Sugar Loaf Mountain. Hop a cable car to the top at 1,300 feet (396 meters) and enjoy more panoramic views of the city below. Along your journey, get personalized attention from your private guide (if option selected) and plenty of opportunities to ask questions.  After a stop to purchase lunch at a local restaurant, your afternoon itinerary is customized to suit your preferences. History buffs head for the historic city center to visit Rio's striking Metropolitan Cathedral, Cinelândia Square and the Ethnicity Mural. Nature lovers can visit the Tijuca forest and its waterfall, meander Pepino beach at São Conrado, and stop by Leblon's belvedere for some more city views. Your full-day private tour of Rio ends with convenient drop-off at your accommodation, the airport, or the cruise terminal.

Tour info

8 hours - 9 hours
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Why take this tour?

The most complete private tour on TripAdvisor! Have an unforgettable experience on this VIP suitable, customizable 8-hour tour with the choice of a focus in nature or history! Visit amazing highlights in Rio, including Christ the Redeemer, Selarón Steps, Sugar Loaf and the beaches.     This custom tour also has the convenient option of tours with driver-guide, or separate guide and driver for maximum comfort, WITH only the most excellent, friendliest and most knowledgeable, carefully selected tour guides in Rio with the perfect spoken languages or native in: English, Spanish, Italian, German and French!    This tour is sure to please demanding travelers like yourself. What will you prefer? • Knowledge seekers will be thrilled with the history option: Cinelândia square, the Olympic Boulevard and Metropolitan Cathedral. • Free spirits will feel great with the nature option: Tijuca forest and its waterfall, Pepino beach at São Conrado and the Leblon viewpoint.

What’s included?

  • Tours with driver-guide: Fully guided only if the guide finds parking.

  • Tours with separate driver and guide: Undivided attention and absolute comfort.

  • Reservation to Christ the Redeemer´s, pre-scheduled entrance TIME- tickets must be paid to the guide

  • Transport by modern, air-conditioned vehicle and professional driver.

  • Guides with excellent fluency in English, Spanish, French, Italian and German.

  • The tour duration is 8 hours without lunch, or 9 hours with lunch.

  • Tours are private and customizable, and all guides are licensed.

  • Lunch

  • Entrance tickets

  • Entry/Admission - Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

  • Entry/Admission - Sugarloaf Mountain

  • Entry/Admission - Painel Etnias

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Before you book

  • Duration: 8-9 hours

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Please pay attention: Masks are required inside the car and every closed space. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers to enter Christ and Sugar Loaf. Sightseeing attractions such as Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf are taking every safety measure and enforcing social distancing.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

We are a LGBT and family friendly incoming tour operator and agency in Rio de Janeiro, and specialize in private custom tours with separate guide and driver for tours with maximum comfort and security, in suv cars, luxurious minivans and vans. We offer free pick up and drop off at any hotel in Rio, airport or port. All this with super qualified, knowledgeable tour guides, with excellent fluency in English, Spanish, French, Italian and German and living experiences abroad. We are the perfect option for your family, including kids and elderlies. On especial request, we can provide child car seats and accessible vans for wheelchair. The friendliest guides will show you around Rio with love, safety, comfort, fun and joy. The real carioca way! The best way to see Rio? We got it. We spread happiness.

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