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Highlights

  • Tours for small parties
  • specialized tour guides
  • Seat-in basis excursion
  • Up to three languages are spoken out: English, Spanish, and Portuguese
  • The best of Rio de Janeiro

Pick up

You will be picked up at your hotel
or we can meet at: Hilton Copacabana Hotel


What to Expect

Be one of the first visitors at the Christ the Redeemer Statue in the morning for mesmerizing views. Choose to continue and visit the Sugar Loaf Mountain, or choose a full day tour to see the Maracanã Stadium, Selarón Steps, the cathedral and much more.


Be one of the first visitors at the Christ the Redeemer Statue in the morning for mesmerizing views. Choose to continue and visit the Sugar Loaf Mountain, or choose a full day tour to see the Maracanã Stadium, Selarón Steps, the cathedral and much more.

Pick up by selected hotels at Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana between 7-7:30am


After a pick-up from selected hotels, you'll head to Corcovado Hill to see Brazil's greatest national icon – the Christ the Redeemer statue of Rio de Janeiro.
On the way, you'll see Copacabana beach, pass in front of Botafogo Soccer Club, see the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, take a look at the Guanabara Palace, view the official residence of the State's Governor, see the Fluminense Soccer Club, and view the São Judas Tadeu Church.

Next, go through the Tijuca Forest, which is 3.5% of the city of Rio de Janeiro and the biggest urban forest in the world, then stop at Paineiras to board the vehicles of the National Park Authority. The visit to the monument lasts around 45 minutes. On the way back, those who haven't chosen the half-day or the full-day tour will be driven back to the pick-up point.

For those who chose the half or full-day tour, be prepared to take the famous cable car and be mesmerized on the way up to Urca Hill, your first stop. You will see the city from a different and incredible point of view. After that, you will take the cable car again to Sugar Loaf Hill where you'll have 30 minutes to enjoy the jaw-dropping view. After, those who picked the half-day tour will be taken back to the pick-up point and those who opted for the full-day will be driven to General Osório Square in Ipanema for a lunch break.

After lunch, you'll be driven around Maracanã Stadium taking a quick stop at the Bellini statue in front of the main entrance. On the way to the Sambadrome, get ready to see where the magic happens every year. You'll see where the biggest carnival parade happens, try on some typical costumes and even try to dance some samba, Rio's main dance and musical style. Your next stop is the St. Benedict Monastery, which was the first one to be built in the city, and it's baroque-style church is covered in carved wood gold-leafed sculptures. Moving forward to the next visiting point, be able to see a completely different and modern church, the opposite of the classical St. Benedict: the Metropolitan Cathedral. At the end of this wonderful day, finish your visit at Selarón staircase, which is located in Lapa, Rio's bohemian heart. This special staircase was covered in colorful tiles from all around the globe by the Chilean artist Selarón, and it has starred in many music videos such as "Beautiful" by Snoop Dog and Pharrel Williams in 2002.


After a pick-up from selected hotels, you'll head to Corcovado Hill to see Brazil's greatest national icon – the Christ the Redeemer statue of Rio de Janeiro.
On the way, you'll see Copacabana beach, pass in front of Botafogo Soccer Club, see the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, take a look at the Guanabara Palace, view the official residence of the State's Governor, see the Fluminense Soccer Club, and view the São Judas Tadeu Church.

Next, go through the Tijuca Forest, which is 3.5% of the city of Rio de Janeiro and the biggest urban forest in the world, then stop at Paineiras to board the vehicles of the National Park Authority. The visit to the monument lasts around 45 minutes. On the way back, those who haven't chosen the half-day or the full-day tour will be driven back to the pick-up point.

For those who chose the half or full-day tour, be prepared to take the famous cable car and be mesmerized on the way up to Urca Hill, your first stop. You will see the city from a different and incredible point of view. After that, you will take the cable car again to Sugar Loaf Hill where you'll have 30 minutes to enjoy the jaw-dropping view. After, those who picked the half-day tour will be taken back to the pick-up point and those who opted for the full-day will be driven to General Osório Square in Ipanema for a lunch break.

After lunch, you'll be driven around Maracanã Stadium taking a quick stop at the Bellini statue in front of the main entrance. On the way to the Sambadrome, get ready to see where the magic happens every year. You'll see where the biggest carnival parade happens, try on some typical costumes and even try to dance some samba, Rio's main dance and musical style. Your next stop is the St. Benedict Monastery, which was the first one to be built in the city, and it's baroque-style church is covered in carved wood gold-leafed sculptures. Moving forward to the next visiting point, be able to see a completely different and modern church, the opposite of the classical St. Benedict: the Metropolitan Cathedral. At the end of this wonderful day, finish your visit at Selarón staircase, which is located in Lapa, Rio's bohemian heart. This special staircase was covered in colorful tiles from all around the globe by the Chilean artist Selarón, and it has starred in many music videos such as "Beautiful" by Snoop Dog and Pharrel Williams in 2002.


What is included

  • Pick up by selected hotel
  • Transportation in Deluxe vehicles
  • Local professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What to bring

  • Children, Students, and Seniors receive a discount with a proper passport copy or an ID with photo at the Sugar Loaf.

Please note

Pick up between 7am and 7:30am by selected hotels at Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. Please contact us after your booking to know the pick up time and pick up location.


About your Localist

Gisela

We are a group of young and dynamic Brazilians who would like to show you our amazing city Rio. We do have the know-how of experienced operators but also innovative and building a trusting relationship with our clients.

We do only have small groups, with specialized tour guides and monitored pick- up operations: our pick-ups average 20 to 30 minutes, making pickups between selected hotels between Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.

We like to offer this short pick up service so to maximize your time seeing the beautiful sights of Rio rather than waiting hours for other guests at hotels.

Our seat-in basis excursion departs with up to 14 clients as a rule – with a minimum of one client, except where indicated. Up to three languages are spoken out: English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Other languages available under request.


Language

  • English
  • German
  • Español


$ 90 p.p.
 
 
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Contact Gisela

1. Booking Request

When you click on Booking Request you submit the time and date you want the activity to start.

2. Payment

The Localist must respond within 48 hours. We authorize your card for the full amount, but you will not be charged for the activity until the Localist has accepted the booking.

3. Security for you

Funds are not sent to the Localist until after the activity has been completed, so you do not have to worry about your money disappearing.

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