Rio de Janeiro Urban Adventures

Day tours, with a local

Rio de Janeiro Urban Adventures provides a fantastic blend of culture, adventure and sightseeing on uniquely designed Rio de Janeiro tours. The “Marvellous City” draws in travellers from around the world, seeking to experience its vibrant rhythms, colours, people and lively festivals- right in the heart of Brazil! Taking a Rio de Janeiro sightseeing tour reveals the true side of this cultural city and exposes much more beyond the major tourist attractions.  



If you have time, why not check out our Urban Adventures tours in Foz do Iguacu, Buenos Aires, and Lima?


Famous for samba, Carnival festival, beautiful tan people and lovely beaches, Rio de Janeiro is all that and much more! Besides the two major touristic icons, Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountains, Rio de Janeiro offers loads of things to see and do. From enjoying the rhythmic beats at a samba club in Lapa, drinking caipirinhas while watching the sunset over Ipanema Beach, or cheering along during a thrilling football match at the Maracana Stadium- the sights and experiences of Rio are endless.

The city offers something for everyone. With delicious food around every corner, the wide variety of cuisines is a journey into Rio’s history and culture. If you are an outdoor activities fan, Rio de Janeiro’s spectacular landscape will invite you for some serious adventures: Hang gliding over São Conrado beach, surfing in Arpoador beach, hiking through Tijuca National Park, rock climbing the Sugar Loaf Mountain, sea kayaking or sailing across the Guanabara Bay.

Taking a guided tour of Rio de Janeiro with Urban Adventures is the best way to experience the infinite thrills of this dynamic city.

Corcovado, Christ Statue and Favela tour in Rio De Janeiro Corcovado, Christ Statue and Favela tour
from 4 reviews
From USD 99.00

Visit three of Brazil's most heavy hitting icons in one day on this Rio de Janiero tour. 1. Christ the Redeemer. 2. Favelas 3. Corcovado. This could just be the ultimate, big city travel hack! 


Santa Teresa Discovery tour in Rio De Janeiro Santa Teresa Discovery
from 4 reviews
From USD 67.00

When you've had enough of the sizzling bods and football heroics of the beach scene, join this Rio de Janiero tour which will take you on a retreat up to the classic locale of Santa Teresa for some arts, culture, history, and architecture.  


Rio Total Tour Total Rio Tour - Full Day Rio de Janeiro Tour
from 13 reviews
From USD 156.00

Don't know what to do with a full day in Rio? How does a visit to Christ the Redeemer, time at a favela, and a ride on Rio's last remaining tram sound? Join this Rio de Janeiro tour to see the world-famous diversity of Brazil's second largest city.


Colorful Santa Marta Favela Houses Favela Tour Experience
from 3 reviews
From USD 56.00

The favelas of Rio are well known for all the wrong reasons. Join this Rio de Janeiro tour to see this area which never makes it into the tourist brochures but is full of life, diversity, history, and community.


Place: Rio de Janeiro - [ 08/02/2015 - 17/02/2015 ]

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is definitely the main festival throughout the year.

Copacabana New Year’s Eve Party
Place: Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro - [ 31/12/2015 - 01/01/2016 ]

New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro is one of the most vibrant and enchanting events in Brazil.

Floating Christmas Tree at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas
Place: Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro - [ 01/12/2015 - 06/01/2016 ]

The Floating Christmas Tree at Lagoa is the biggest one of its kind around the world. 

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Ms. Julia K.
United Kingdom
21 Nov 2014
For me it was the first time in Rio de Janeiro and the full day tour gave me a great overview of the city, while also showing me some hidden gems. Daniel, our guide, was very passionate and enthusiastic and it was a joy to spend the day with him! He was very helpful and shared a lot of insights about the city as well as answered all of our questions. All in all a great day of exploring a great city and would definitely recommend it to anybody visiting Rio de Janeiro!
Mr. David C.
13 Oct 2014
This was one of the most enjoyable tours we have ever taken! It was the highlight of our trip to Rio! The only bad thing was that we did not have time to book MORE of Urban Adventure tours!! We were SO impressed with their professionalism and focus on giving their tourists the BEST experience ever! Gabriel, our guide, was so fantastic, we wish we had much more time to spend with him! He was so kind, patient, intelligent and experienced!! We were very lucky to have him guide us through the Santa Marta favela in Rio de Janiero! If you book with Urban Adventures, you will NOT be sorry!! It is the best for sure!!! Go and enjoy!
Mr. Juan Ignacio G.

30 Jun 2014
The experience was more that I was bargain for. Daniel, our guide was amazing. Always open to questions and very informative.
Mrs. Sarah K.
11 Jun 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on this tour, it really gave us a good insight into life in the favelas, and took us to all the MUST see sights Rio has to offer!!!
Ms. Marie N.
27 Mar 2014
Our guide Luiz and the day we spend with Urban Adventures was one of the best experiense in Rio de Janeiro.
Mr. howard p.

12 Feb 2014
Alex did a super job! My trip adviser name is "george from Atlanta"; my good report has been published.
Mr. David C.
07 Jan 2014
Great day tour, well worthwhile to help understand the history and RIO's Favelas and to understand what is being done to improve the living conditions. This is a must-do for anyone visiting Rio.
Ms. barbara a.
19 Dec 2013
Good range of activities and sights in Rio. Tour to favela a little too long.
Mrs. cathrina h.
22 Oct 2013
Luis was an amazing guide. Super knowledgeable, personable, and well prepared. he definitely went above and beyond what was expected especially for the price. I will suggest your tour group whenever i have the chance. Thanks for the great experience, Cathrina and Sonya.
Ms. Sarah I.
United Kingdom
18 Sep 2013
Had a wonderful day with Luiz Malcher and learnt and saw so much. I would thoroughly recommend the trip to anyone visiting Rio.

Rio de Janeiro Urban Adventures

Rio de Janeiro Urban Adventures team are “Cariocas”, or Rio locals, who are passionate about their city and the local lifestyle of natural happiness and outgoing social experiences. People from Rio are very active and the team has created adventurous options on their Rio de Janeiro day tours for travellers to get in touch into Rio’s way of life.


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