Small-Group Rio de Janeiro in a Day Tour


Meet your guide and small group in the morning at your Rio Hotel (pickup available for South Zone hotels only). Board your minivan, find a comfortable seat and begin your comprehensive tour of Rio. An ascent of Corcovado is the day's first stop.  Climb aboard a van to travel through the Tijuca Rainforest, reaching the top of Corcovado to see the Christ the Redeemer Statue, which stands 125 feet (38 meters) high. Spend 45 minutes admiring the views, taking photos, and perusing the gift shop.  Move on to the quaint neighborhood of Santa Teresa. One of the city's oldest neighborhoods, it is now a hot spot for art galleries, street art, and charming eateries. Visit the famous Selarón Steps, created by artist Jorge Selarón and featured in a Snoop Dogg music video in 2002. Spend a short time exploring on your own before heading back to your hotel or continuing to Sugar Loaf mountain (if option selected).  Back in the minivan, head for the Urca neighborhood, the departure point for your trip to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. During the 2-part ride aboard a glassed-in cable car, stop at Urca Hill (elevation 700 ft/215 m) for great views of surrounding landmarks like Guanabara Bay and the Rio-Niterói Bridge. Continue to the top of Sugar Loaf to admire 360-degree views of the city and spread out below you, including Copacabana and the Santa Cruz Fortress. Spend 45 minutes reveling in the scenery before heading back to the van for drop-off back at your hotel.

Tour info

4 hours - 6 hours
Group Size
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Enjoy a tour in Rio de Janeiro's most iconic attractions and visit Corcovado and Sugar Loaf on the same day and the best time for you. We will take your also to Santa Teresa with its unique charming architecture and to the famous Selaron Steps.

What’s included?

  • Hotel pick up and drop-off (Rio's South Zone selected hotels only)

  • Local guide

  • Cable car ride to Sugar Loaf Mountain (if option selected)

  • Transportation between sights

  • Visit to Selaron Steps

  • Van Ticket to Corcovado Mountain

  • Entry/Admission - Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

  • Entry/Admission - Morro da Urca

  • Entry/Admission - Sugarloaf Mountain

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 4-6 hours

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

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

About operator:

Gray Line Rio de Janeiro provides Tours, Activities and Transfers all over Rio and surrounding regions, providing Last Minute availability and multilingual guides to help you experience Rio.