Full Day City Tour

$85,00 Group Tour - Per Person

Get an overview of Rio’s most important sights during this comprehensive full day tour. With a local guide, travel through the Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras for views on the way up to Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer Statue. Ascend to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and then visit Ipanema area where you can eat lunch at one of the city’s best steakhouses or a light sandwich before visits downtown Rio to see Maracanã Stadium, the Lapa Arches and the Metropolitan Cathedral and much more.

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What to expect:
This Full Day City Tour : Christ Statue, Sugar Loaf, Selaron Staircase. We will take you to the main attractions in Rio de Janeiro. A sightseeing tour in Rio de Janeiro. 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, 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.
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, you 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 Selaron 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. Full Day City Tour: Christ Statue, Sugar Loaf, Selaron Staircase is the best option for you!

Remark: In case of poor visibility on the summit of the Corcovado, we make an alternative stop at Mirante Dona Marta (362m), generally less affected by cloudiness

Visits or stops: Tijuca Forest – Paineiras Touristic Center – Christ Statue – Urca Hill – Sugar Loaf  Mountain – Ipanema area – Bellini Monument – Maracanã outside – Sambodromo – Metropolitan Cathedral – São Bento Monastery – Selaron Staircase

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Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off

Hotel pick up in a variety of hotels in Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana

Pick-up Time

Pick-ups between 7:00 am and 7:30 am

Hotel List

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Local Guide

Accredited, Informative, Friendly and professional trilingual guide (pt, es, en)


Deluxe van with airconditioning

Included features

Professional accredited local guide, Transportation with professional driver

The Trip Cost Excludes

Entrances fees* – Estimated local cash needed for tickets: USD 35 = BRL 180.00 per person. Our guide will assist you with your purchase.

* Entrance fees will be paid directly at the attractions. All major credit cards are accepted in both attractions. Attraction prices are subject to changes without prior notice.

Discount at the Sugar Loaf tickets for: Children, juveniles, students and seniors above 60 years old and people with disabilities. To guarantee your discount you must present an identification document with photo and date of birth on paper. No electronic documents will be accepted.


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