Rio Day Trip: Highlights of Rio

Adult
$119
Child
$119

Take in the best of Rio de Janeiro in just one jam-packed afternoon! You’ll see every one of the Marvelous City’s highlights, from the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue to the colourful Selaron Staircase. You also explore districts like bohemian Santa Teresa and nightlife-loving Lapa. Finish it all off with an epic sunset view over Guanabara Bay and Copacabana Beach from atop Sugarloaf Mountain.

Ultimate Rio de Janeiro Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy epic views of Rio from iconic sites like the Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Explore the bohemian district of Santa Teresa and shop for locally made souvenirs
  • Visit the famous nightlife hot spot of Lapa (to help you plan your evening later on!)
  • Climb the colourful Selaron Staircase, a stunning mosaic created over a span of 23 years
  • Learn about the famous pyramid-shaped Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, round-trip private transportation from/to the designated pick-up and drop-off points, and entrance fees to the Christ statue area and Sugarloaf cable car.

Exclusions: Food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Pickup location: Hotels/hostels in the southern area of Rio: Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Botafogo, and Laranjeiras. For other areas, pick-up is from Copacabana Palace Hotel (Atlantica Avenue, 1702). We will notify you in advance of the pick-up time for your location.
  • Pickup time: 12.15 PM
  • Drop off location: Hotels and hostels located in the southern area of Rio: Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Botafogo, and Laranjeiras neighbourhoods. For other areas, the drop off is at the Copacabana Palace Hotel (Atlantica Avenue, 1702).
  • Full Itinerary
  • Start your Rio de Janeiro tour with a visit to the most iconic spot in the city: The Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain. We head through Tijuca National Park to the mountain top, where you experience the most amazing views of Rio (and get to snap the most epic selfie shots). Discover first-hand why this site is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

    From there, we make our way back down the hillside and towards the historic, artistic, and bohemian district of Santa Teresa. This neighbourhood was the first wealthy area in Rio de Janeiro and houses some of the most interesting shops in town. We stop into a few places for you to see some locally made items and fulfill your souvenir shopping needs.

    Our next stop is at the modern Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral, designed by architect Edgar de Oliveira da Fonseca and inspired by the Mayan pyramids. The stained-glass windows are a gorgeous work, reaching out all the way up to the ceiling.

    Your Rio tour then goes on to the area of Lapa, famous for its nightlife, bars, and tambourine sounds that play throughout the night ‘til dawn. And of course, it’s impossible to visit Lapa and miss the Aqueduct, the main gate of the neighbourhood that is now used as a bridge for the Santa Teresa tram. Before we leave the district, we stop by the world-famous Selaron Staircase, a colourful mosaic in Brazilian colours and featuring tiles sent in by tourists from over 150 different cities around the world.

    And we’re still not done! Lastly, we move onto the Urca neighbourhood, where we ride the cable car up, up, up to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain for jaw-dropping views of Guanabara Bay and Copacabana Beach — the perfect way to cap off an amazing afternoon in the Marvelous City!

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, round-trip private transportation from/to the designated pick-up and drop-off points, and entrance fees to the Christ statue area and Sugarloaf cable car.

    Exclusions: Food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Latin Americans can be very conscious of appearance so try to be casual but conservative in your dress. Outside of beach areas, halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn. When visiting churches or religious sites, shoulders and knees should be covered.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventures you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher. If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +55 21 9 8372 1107
    Email address: [email protected]

  • Reviews
  • Mrs. Callias C. from Switzerland travelled on 06 Nov 2017:

    a good value for money and time. perfect to see the highlights of rio in one afternoon with in bonus the sunset from sugar lof. A very nice tour guide with lot of enthusiasm. perfect