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Ultimate Rio

From US$ 158 per person
Excellent 4.8
Based on 6 Reviews
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Discover Rio’s world famous statue of Christ the Redeemer
  • Soak up the bohemian vibes of Santa Teresa
  • Experience local Brazilian life at a mountainside favela
With infectious joie de vivre, Rio is a city that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. The Ultimate Rio tour showcases the very best of this vibrant city.

Starting downtown, experience local life first hand as you are hurled into the flurry of Rio’s subway, before meandering between the striking skyscrapers of the city’s financial district.

Next, a trip on the tram transports you into the heart of Rio’s artistic hub, Santa Teresa. One of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods, Santa Teresa is brimming with mesmerizing architecture, captivating galleries and jaw-dropping views across Guanabara Bay.

It may be hard to drag yourself away from the cobblestones of this charming neighbourhood, but the pull of Selaron’s Staircase should help. This multicoloured flight of stairs is a street art masterpiece.

Then it is up to the crème de la crème of the tour – the Christ the Redeemer statue. From the base of this iconic landmark you will be treated to spectacular bird’s eye views.

To top it off you will then be guided through the vibrant streets of Santa Marta, a favela made famous for the Michael Jackson video filmed there.

Ultimate Rio is an unmissable tour with something for everyone.
what’s included
  • Local english speaking guide
  • Round trip subway ticket
  • Tram ride fare
  • Christ statue entrance fee
  • Transportation.
what’s excluded
  • Personal shopping
  • Snacks
  • Tips / gratuities for your local guide.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 8 hours
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Good to know Dress standard: Light clothes and good walking shoes are recommended.

Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
customer reviews
4.8 - Excellent Based on 6 reviews
From At
5 - Excellent
“A really good introduction to Rio, travelling with a local guide on foot and on public transport - quite a long day but full of interest. Excellent guide.”
From At
5 - Excellent
“Daniel was an excellent tour guide. His local knowledge and his enthusiasm for this one day tour was exceptional. The favela tour was a highlight!”
From At
5 - Excellent
“This tour allowed the visitor to experience the history and lifestyle in Rio from a much more in depth and less touristy approach than most tours. The favella visit was fascinating. Some of the other passengers didn't realize it was a walking tour but I don't think you can get a true feel for the city from a tourist bus seat and so getting out and mixing with the locals was great. The food at the lunch stop was of good quality but the restaurant a bit more expensive than other similar restaurants I ate at in Rio.”
From At
5 - Excellent
“We had a brilliant time, although we were very tired both mentally and physically as the day covered so much. Ivan was very enthusiastic and knowledgable, spoke excellent English and was good fun.”
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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