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Rio de Janeiro
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Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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Come with us to enjoy your day during this hassle free guided tour in Rio de Janeiro and have perfect presentation of the most famous attractions in the city.
While our tour guide and driver organize everything you can take your time to simply relax and have some fun.Take fabulous pictures of the Christ the Redeemer Statue before the crowds, take the cable car to the Sugar Loaf to have the best views of the city and see the landmarks at Downtown area like Maracanã (outside only), the Sambadrome area, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Sao Bento Monastery and to close the perfect day, spend some time at the Selarón Stairs.
And don't worry, you will also learn a lot about all the attractions visited as our guides are the best ones to explain everything about them.
You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • Pass by Copacabana Beach
    Pass by Guanabara Palace
    Pass by Parque Nacional da Tijuca
  • 1
    Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Mirante Dona Marta
    Stop: 25 minutes -
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    Pass by Boticario Square
  • 3
    Morro da Urca
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Sugarloaf Mountain
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 6
    Sambodromo da Marques de Sapucai
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 7
    The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Pass by Carioca Aqueduct
  • 8
    Escadaria Selaron
    Stop: 25 minutes -
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  • 9
    Sao Bento Monastery
    Stop: 25 minutes -
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    Pass by Ipanema Beach
    Pass by Leblon Beach
You'll return to the starting point
  • Gain a comprehensive overview of Rio de Janeiro on a sightseeing tour 
  • A great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves 
  • Travel between landmarks with ease in an air-conditioned coach 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included
What to Expect
Following early morning pickup at your Rio de Janeiro accommodation, board an air-conditioned minivan and head straight to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor). Travel through Tijuca National Park, and spend ample time admiring views beside one of the New7Wonders of the World. Then, take a cable car to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar) for more spectacular vistas of Rio. Following a break for lunch at a restaurant in Ipanema, continue to Maracanã Stadium and the Sambadrome to admire the exterior of each. Tick off the Lapa Neighborhood, the Selarón Staircase (Escadaria Selarón), and Rio de Janeiro Cathedral on a panoramic tour, and see the extravagant interior of São Bento Monastery on a guided tour. Plus, take in the beaches of Flamengo and Botafogo before your tour concludes with hotel drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, Av. Atlântica, 1020 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22010-000, Brazil
2: JANEIRO HOTEL, Av. Delfim Moreira, 696 - Leblon, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22441-000, Brazil

Traveler pickup is offered
We do a fast pick-up to optimize our clients waiting time so for operational reasons we pick-up in selected hotels only.
If your hotel is not in the list, please contact us so we will help you finding the nearest pick-up point.
If you are arriving at the Sea Port please see our tour “Exclusive Full Day in Rio from the Sea Port” for pick-up at that location
Departure Time
7:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Christ the Redeemer ticket
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in selected hotels in Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon
  • Bilingual and licensed Tour Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
  • Sugar Loaf cable car ticket. Our guide will assist you with your purchase
  • Children, Students, and Seniors receive a discount with a proper passport copy or an ID with photo at the Sugar Loaf.
  • Lunch and Drink - Entirely optional. You will have many options at your disposal, so choose the best one for you. A Brazilian steak house or a light sandwich. Are you vegetarian? No problem. Would you like to have Brazilian dish? Just talk with your tour guide.
  • Entry/Admission - Morro da Urca
  • Entry/Admission - Sugarloaf Mountain
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Pick-up and Drop-off from selected hotels in Leme, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.
  • This tour will operate in any weather
  • IMPORTANT: Please be aware that during Carnival period this tour may need to be adapted and the itinerary may be changed in the last minute. We assure that the visit to the Christ the Redeemer Statue and to the Sugar Loaf Complex won’t be affected but due to traffic issues and streets closed around the city, some places may be excluded from visitation during the afternoon part of the tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Our guide, Sandra, was very patient with us as we lingered at so many lovely stops to take photos of the beautiful sites of Rio, including Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, the simple on the outside but extremely decorated on the inside Saint Benedict Monastery, the modern
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Response from Mirella S, Gerente de relações com clientes at Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of Carioca Tropical on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear that everything went well during the tour and that you were able to take home with you great memories of your day. It is also great to know that you found Sandra to be an excellent tour guide. We appreciate you choosing our company and it would be a pleasure to welcome you back as our client on your next trip to Rio. Best Regards, Mirella Schvaitzer
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One of the best tours I have had. Our tour guide, Sandra was excellent. They picked us up on time at the hotel on time. Saw all of the highlights while not feeling rushed or pressured. They picked an excellent Brazilian restaurant for lunch. I could not have been more pleased.
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Our guide Sandra was excellent, on time and very flexible with the group. We were given plenty of time at each place. Highly recommend.
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Carmen was an absolute gem, extremely funny, knowledgeable and most helpful, she made sure we got the birds eye view at all the sights and helped us get the best and most memories in the shortest time. we saw everything that Rio had to offer and then some. She as the perfect
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Response from Mirella S, Gerente de relações com clientes at Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro
Responded 6 days ago
Thanks for your feedback We are really happy to know you enjoyed the tour!! We are always trying to improve our service to please our clients so thats why it is important to us to receive the comments. Hope to hear from you again next time you come to Rio. Best regards, Mirella Schvaitzer
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We ended up in a small group which included 3 couples and a small adult family of 3. It was like a private tour! Our tour guide, Vicente, could not have been better. He explained everything and shared personal experiences of living in Rio. Two couples were half day which
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Joyce H
Jewish Heritage tour
A wonderful time touring Jewish sites and more with Efraim. From the moment we got into the car he was pointing
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
The trip is definitely over-priced for what it is, especially given the cable car at Sugarloaf is not included.
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Maile S
San Francisco, California
Solid tour & guide!
We booked this tour last minute and the tour company quickly responded / made accommodations to pick us up from
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Sonia C
Santiago, Chile
Our first experience in Rio
Sergio (guide) and Lino (driver) were very good, the tour was fun, they took care of every detail In Lines and
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Asheville, North Carolina
Jewish Tour with Leonardo
Leonardo is an excellent guide. He showed us a number of synagogues and explained the history Of the Jews in the
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Stockport, United Kingdom
Sights in Rio
Had a lovely day with carmen and enjoyed it being a small group. We saw Christ the redeemer and then sugar loaf
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Northville, Michigan
Awesome City
Our guide, Sandra, was very patient with us as we lingered at so many lovely stops to take photos of the beautiful
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Odiham, United Kingdom
Awful weather but rally enjoyed
Sadly the weather was dreadful for the Christ the Redeemer statue visit today. However our lovely tour guide Kathy
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Bob T
Quick 1/2 day tour
Start early for Christ the Redeemer and be one of the first up .. lucky for us it was a clear sunny day. Later
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Excellent Tour
One of the best tours I have had. Our tour guide, Sandra was excellent. They picked us up on time at the hotel on
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  • Duration: 9h
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese, Spanish
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