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Rio de Janeiro: Private Full-Day Highlights Tour

1. Rio de Janeiro: Private Full-Day Highlights Tour

Visit Rio's top attractions on this exclusive private tour. Get picked up at your accommodation by your professional, English-speaking guide and your adventure starts by visiting Christ the Redeemer. Travel through a rainforest to reach it and then, after a photo at the awe-inspiring statue, head to visit the Maracanã Stadium, the main site of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympics. Stop at the Sambadrome where Rio’s Carnival competition takes place, and learn from your guide about Brazilian Carnival culture. Continue the tour through the historic center of Rio and stop at Colombo Bakery, open since 1894. It still preserves its Art Nouveau décor (food and drinks available to purchase), and is closed on Sundays. Next, visit The Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, a masterpiece of modern art that takes influence from Mayan pyramids. Drive past the bohemian Lapa district, where the monumental aqueduct was built in the mid 18th century to transport water from the Carioca River to the city center. Stop and explore the Selaron Staircase – 215 colorful steps, one of the most fascinating and original staircases in the world. Conclude your trip visiting the Sugarloaf mountain, taking the cable car from Urca hill up to the top. This unique rock formation also offers a fun way to reach its summit, enjoying views out over Rio and its surroundings. At the end of your tour, enjoy comfortable transportation back to your accommodation.

Rio de Janeiro: Customized Private Tour

2. Rio de Janeiro: Customized Private Tour

Discover the wonders of the magnificent Rio de Janeiro on this customized private tour. Explore the city day or night, the choice is yours. Experience the real Rio on this guided tour and learn about the culture, history, and life as a local. Start off your sightseeing experience with a pickup from your expert tour guide, jump in the car and enjoy the ride. Immerse yourself in this colorful city, known for its beautiful beaches, the annual carnival, and stunning natural vistas. Visit iconic sights such as Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Tijuca Forest National Park, and capture some amazing photos. Make memories that will last a lifetime. Cruise around Rio at night to see the vibrant Lapa, Rio Scenarium, or the Samba School Rehearsal if you like.

Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf & Corcovado Private Day Tour

3. Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf & Corcovado Private Day Tour

Start your private Rio de Janeiro adventure with a drive along the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. Go to Corcovado Station and ride to the base of the Christ the Redeemer statue by train. Relax on the 20-minute ride through the Tijuca Forest, and get a preview of the wonderful landscape that awaits you. Upon arrival at the top of Corcovado, get a meet and greet at the main monument of Brazil and marvel at the 710-meter statue of Christ with his arms outstretched. Enjoy unparalleled views of the city and surrounding countryside from Rio de Janeiro's most strategic viewpoint. Follow your guide as they point out Guanabara Bay, the city of Niteroi and other highlights, such as the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, the Botanical Garden, the Jockey Club and the Tijuca National Park. Look further towards Copacabana, Botafogo, Flamengo and the famous Sugar Loaf mountain. Descend Corcovado and continue your tour with an external view of the Maracanã Stadium, Mario Filho (which staged two World Cups and one Olympic Games). Visit the Sambódromo, the famous parade ares of Rio's carnival. Enter the Metropolitan Cathedral to observe its impressive and unusual architecture. Go to the brightly-colored Selarón Steps in Lapa, one of the most visited landmarks in Rio de Janeiro. Take time to lunch at a restaurant of your choice (not included). Head to the Urca neighborhood to ride the cable car to the top of the mountain in 2 stages. Board the cable car to Urca Mount, 224 meters above sea level, and then continue to the top of Sugar Loaf mountain, 395 meters above sea level. Here, you will be rewarded with the most beautiful panoramic views of the city before you return via the beaches of Ipanema, Leblon and Copacabana en route to your hotel drop off.

Rio de Janeiro: Private Main Attractions City Tour

4. Rio de Janeiro: Private Main Attractions City Tour

Visit some of the most popular attractions in Rio de Janeiro on a day tour. See the Christ the Redeemer statue at the top of Corcovado Mountain, ride the cable car at Sugarloaf Mountain, and more. Get picked up from your Rio hotel and drive up to the Christ the Redeemer statue. Take in this famous monument, snap some pictures, and enjoy the views before returning to sea level. Check out the brightly colored tiles of the world-famous Selarón Steps, one of Rio's most distinctive landmarks. Go up Sugarloaf Mountain using a series of cable cars and reach a height of 1,295 feet (395 m). Finish off your tour with panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro before getting dropped back off at your hotel.

Rio Airport Layover: Christ the Redeemer & Sugarloaf Tour

5. Rio Airport Layover: Christ the Redeemer & Sugarloaf Tour

Start with pickup from either Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) or Galeão - Tom Jobim International Airport (GIG). Sit back and relax as your expert guide takes you to see two of Rio’s main highlights on this private tour. Enjoy great jungle views as you drive through Tijuca Forest and take in the stunning surroundings of the Corcovado Mountain. Ascend to the peak of the mountain and see the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Admire the sweeping views of Rio behind those famous arms that open across the city. Next, head to the Urca neighborhood and marvel at the beauty of Sugarloaf Mountain. Enjoy a cablecar ride to the summit and look down at the city and sea below. From 220 meters above sea level take in the breathtaking 360-degree views of Rio de Janeiro, Guanabara Bay, the city of Niteroi, and the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. At the end of the tour, benefit from drop off at one of the airports and continue to your next destination.

Rio de Janeiro: Highlights of Rio Private Day Tour

6. Rio de Janeiro: Highlights of Rio Private Day Tour

Take a full-day tour and find out how Rio de Janeiro became known as the Cidade Marabilhosam, the marvelous city. Visit the monumental statue of Christ the Redeemer, see the famous Arches of Lapa, discover beautiful beaches, enjoy a buffet lunch, and much more on this guided tour. After being picked up from your accommodation in Copacabana, your day of discovery in Rio de Janeiro will begin with a visit to the epic Corcovado Mountain to see the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer. You will then stop to see the impressive exterior structure of the Maracanã stadium and continue to the Sambodromo, where the incredible open-air spectacle, the parade of Rio de Janeiro's samba schools, is presented every year. After these sights, it’s over to the historical center of Rio and its many sights. This includes the Metropolitan Cathedral, the famous Arches of Lapa, the Sélaron Stairs, and squares and monuments that showcase how important Rio was when it was the capital of Brazil. After a break for a tasty lunch, it’s over to the southern part of the city, with the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Here you’ll see its many shops and lively ambiance. Take the time to enjoy yourself and reflect following your full day, before being driven back to your accommodation.

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Awesome personalized experience!! Patty was a delight, so informative and flexible. We explored every attraction in the city and skipped the 1 place I had no interest in seeing. We even did a little shopping downtown- Patty translated for me and helped ensure I got what I needed! We also had time for me to take a helicopter ride from Sugarloaf Mtn. This was the best way to explore the city at my own pace and with the benefit of tour guide/preferential access and with your own private air conditioned car & driver. You do have to pay each site directly but it’s less than booking 4 separate tours and waiting 1-2 hours for a giant tour bus to pick up travelers from 15 stops along the beach. Patty also offers things like accompanying guests for nightlife and beach days! Whatever you’re interests are, she can assist! Highly recommend for solo travelers and couples.

Private guide tour like with a local friend. Patty (perfect English) picked up with private driver and clean and new car direct and on time from hotel. The goals were discussed in the car and off we went to the first stop at the Christ statue. The tour was completely private, any change to the tour would have been possible, but at the same time it was super relaxed to just let yourself be guided. Transportation was provided by our own driver who waited at each exit point and picked us up again. Lunch was at a local eatery in a trendy area you wouldn't find on your own. What was special, however, was Patty's friendly and natural manner, the tour was absolutely individual and local. It doesn't get any better!

Amazing personalized private tour. Patty, our guide, pick us from the hotel with brand new car and personal driver. Tour started with Cristo Redentor and Patty showed us the perfect spot/angle to take pictures and even other tourists were following ours. Tour is completely private, driver waited at every exit point to pick us. We enjoy all the itinerary and most importantly Patty is extremely friendly. She helped us a lot in tips/info/ translation around Rio. We could not expect better service than this! Thanks Patty for the unforgettable trip! Hope to see you again during the carnival

Patty organized everything perfectly and her explanations were very exciting. Your English is excellent. We visited so many beautiful places in 7 hours and personal wishes were fully taken into account. In addition, Patty is an excellent photographer and we have great souvenirs! If we come again - Patty is booked! Thank you very much!

Patty listened to what was important to us to see and do and then added amazing additional sights to visit. Patty English was very good. The Driver made our trip comfortable and safe The knowledge of Rio was insightful We packed a lot of sights into the day tour. Our guides were gracious with their time and energy