Explore Rio de Janeiro visiting the most iconic places such as Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, viewpoints, the rainforest and the historic center. Have a great experience that only a private tour can provide.
What to Expect
The tour begins with an pick up. The driver will meet you and get you to the car. First stop will be the Corcovado train station, from where you will take the train to the top of the Corcovado mountain to reach the Christ the Redeemer Statue. It is a 20 minutes very pleasant ride through the Tijuca Rainforest. The driver will not go up with you. He (she) will be waiting for you at the station to continue the tour once you finish the visit.
From there, a quick drive to a "time travel" stop: the Apothecary's Alley, a small garden surrounded by neo-colonial houses and Atlantic Forest vegetation. The driver then will take you to Dona Marta Viewpoints, from where you'll have a breathtaking view of the city. He (she) will join you and point the places so you'll know exactly what you are looking at. Once finished you will enjoy a scenic drive through the Rainforest (Tijuca Park), the largest urban forest in the world stoping at The Chinese View viewpoint and the Emperor´s Table viewpoint and then heading to the north of the city to visit the Maracanã Football Stadium outside pictures (inside tour is optional and takes around 40 minutes). After the stadium, you'll make a stop for delicious lunch (not included in the price) at a local restaurant with Brazilian cuisine.
The tour then heads to the Center for three visits: Selaron Stairs (a staircase decorated with colored tiles from all over the world), Arches of Lapa (old aqueduct that now is a touristic attraction) and the Metropolitan Cathedral. It's time then to drive by the Flamengo Park directly to the Sugar Loaf where you'll have a very nice cable cars ride and have spectacular view. You'll also have the opportunity to watch a stunning sunset from there. Please note that the driver will not go up with you. He (she) will be waiting at the cable car station and after you finish the visit, the tour continues. To finish the day, a quick drive through Urca neighborhood and it's calm streets and beautiful Guanabara Bay view.
- Private driver and car
- Hotel/Airport pick-up and drop-off
- Bottled water
What's Not Included
- Tickets for the attractions
- Lunch and/or dinner
Know Before You Go
Please note for the visit to Corcovado and Sugar Loaf, the driver will drop you off at each attraction so you go up by train and cable car on your own. He’ll be waiting for you after you finish your visits to continue with the tour.
Tip: The best way to visit the Christ the Reddemer statue is by train. It is a very pleasant ride through the Tijuca Rainforest up to the Corcovado mountain. However, being a highly visited attraction, train tickets sell quickly.