Seeing Rio in a day is a monumental task but this private, full-day tour covers it all. Visit the city’s iconic landmarks including the Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Selaron steps, Sambadrome, Metropolitan Cathedral and Colombo Bakery.
This tour is ideal for first-time visitors who are short on time.
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages
Available from Rio city hotels, apartments, and Rio Cruise Terminal (there is surcharge for airport collections)
On the morning of your tour, we will collect you from your Rio address and board in a clean and comfortable vehicle with professional driver, to begin our comprehensive 7-hour private excursion.
This tour includes some of the most important places in Rio's history, as described below:
tijuca national park
Ride by car through Tijuca National Park - World largest urban forest, which you may see Capuchin monkeys, toucans, butterflies and many other species of wildlife, until access the Paineiras Station, to board in shared shuttle to the peak of Corcovado hill.
Christ the redeemer
The first stop will be at the iconic symbol of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, the world-famous landmark overlooking the city from the 709-meter summit of Corcovado hill. In 2007 the statue was elected as one of new 7 wonders of the world.
Ride by car to the Sambadrome - host venue of Rio Carnival and learn from your guide, the origin of major Carnival festivity in the world.
We will visit the Colombo bakery, inaugurated in 1894, and offers the best combination of history, food and beauty under the roof. The building preserves its décor in Art Noveau, remembering the Belle Époque, as if it has stopped in time - food and drinks available for purchase.
METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL OF SAINT SEBASTIAN
We will enter at this enormous cone-shaped Cathedral, built between 1964-1979 in honor of Saint Sebastian, the patron saint of Rio de Janeiro, is modern compared to the other Cathedrals, with a height of 75 meters and can hold up 20,000 people.
LAPA ARCHES (OLD AQUEDUCT)
Pass by car at this important construction of Colonial Brazil, built in 1723. The arches were part of ancient carioca aqueduct, example of 18th century engineering and architecture, currently one of major references of the city Center for tourists.
We will visit the "Escadaria Selarón", located in the arty Lapa district, and consists of 250 steps covered in more than 2,000 pieces of colorful tiles in ceramic, collected from over 60 countries around the world. Piece by piece, was transformed the brown dilapidated steps into a unique colorful work or art.
SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN
Our tour finishes at the Sugarloaf Mountain, became part of a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO in 2012. The peak rises 396 meters high and presents spectacular views of Rio, ascend is made in two stages: the cable cars leave the ground station to Urca Hill and amble up to Sugarloaf Mountain.
Our comprehensive 7-hour tour finishes here, we will drop you off back to your Rio accommodation.
This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family
* Prices are per group, not per person
* Groups from 17 people, please contact us to get prices!
Pickup and drop off from Rio accommodations
Executive air-conditioned vehicle
Welcome bottled mineral water
English speaking guide
7-hours private tour as indicated in itinerary
Entry to the monuments
The price of this excursion does not include tickets to the monuments
The order of the itinerary may vary, however you will always visit the places indicated above. During high season, the main attractions are a must see for all visitors, please take in mind delays may occur, we will do our best to avoid the crowds
Prices are based in US Dollars (USD). Subject to change according customer's requirements or at the discretion of Rio Smile Tours