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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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We ensure all vendors we visit (restaurants, bars, cafes, etc.) are appropriately sanitized and have implemented protocols for physical distancing.
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover parts of Rio that are usually reserved for locals on a sightseeing tour that offers an insider’s glimpse into the Santa Teresa neighborhood, home to the Selarón Staircase and Ruins Park. Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 12 and explore on public transport like a local.
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You'll start at
Belmond Copacabana Palace
Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, BrazilCopacabana Palace Hotel - Avenida Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001 – Right by the statue outside the hotel! Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///partner.angel.pushed
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    Cinelandia
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Parque das Ruinas
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 3
    Escadaria Selaron
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll end at
Praça Floriano
Praça Floriano - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20031-050, BrazilPraça Floriano, 7 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 20031-050
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Highlights
  • Delve deeper into the neighborhoods of Lapa and Santa Teresa
  • Explore on public transport for a glimpse into local life
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 12
  • Get your bearings without having to worry about navigating
Important Information
Departure Point
Belmond Copacabana Palace, Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
Duration
4h
Return Details
Praça Floriano - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20031-050, Brazil
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Round trip subway ticket
  • Tram ride fare
  • Cheese bread tasting
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Maximum group size is 12 people
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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G K wrote a review Dec 2019
Saskatchewan, Canada17 contributions3 helpful votes
We had tour guide Cassio show us around the Santa Teresa & Lapa area. He also showed us how the subway worked to get to and from Cinelandia. Cassio was enthusiastic, patient, helpful and interesting. We had a great time!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Matt Z wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
Alex gave us a great introduction to the Rio of the Carioccas - the history, the locals and the feeling of being a Cariocca. I would thoroughly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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jcandersson wrote a review Nov 2019
Stockholm9 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a great guide which was very good at English but also gave us an interesting tour. Would recommend people to do the tour to see something else of Rio and get a better understanding of the city and its people. Nice to catch the public transportation in Rio.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Teresa S wrote a review Sep 2019
Houston, Texas15 contributions
Lola was our tour guide. She was wonderful, she met us where we planned and showed us the metro and we walked all over the city. Lola was so knowledgeable about the city and everything about it. She took us to one of her favorite places for lunch. Oh, and we had those cheese
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Leo C wrote a review Sep 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent 7 days in Rio and found that to be just enough time to see everything and not get bored. After having earlier been in Buenos Aires Argentina, the food in Rio was very ordinary, (or worse in some places), but there were enough things to see and do to make a lovely 7 days
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Fantastic tour with Juliana
We joined this fantastic tour with Juliana in a very small group of 4. The tour was our first impression of Rio aft
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They made this our best day in Rio!
Full Day tours are usually hit or miss but I'm so glad we ended up choosing this one. They offered collection from
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One of the Best Tours I've Done!
Julianna (JuJu) brought enormous energy and passion to our tour as our guide. As a local, she had great insight re
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Wonderful tour!
Juliana was our local guide, and what a guide! Her energy, knowledge and passion made this tour extremely enjoyable
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A wonderful experience
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Excellent day tour!
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Fabulous introduction to Rio
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A great time
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Great morning out, despite the Scottish weather!
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Leandro incredible leader
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LEANDRO MADE OUR TRIP TO RIO!
I NEVER do tours and was so grateful to have done the Best of Rio trip. It was 100% worth the money and you get to
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Juliana will make your day in Rio awesome!
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Day trip of Rio with Juliana
A fabulous day with Juliana. She is so knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful. A great way to see parts of Rio. Th
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Best way to see the main parts!
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