Rio's Full Day: Selarón Steps, Christ & Sugarloaf – Tickets & Lunch Included


8 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket

Overview

Make the most of your time in Rio in an 8-hour city tour to discover its most iconic attractions enjoying the company of a local guide and a small group of max 15 people.

Following pick-ups at some hotels in the south and downtown of Rio,  tourists are taken for a lively day filled with popular attractions.

The itinerary contemplates Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Maracanã Stadium, Selarón staircase,  historical downtown, Sugar Loaf and Corcovado mountains along with the Christ the Redeemer and other sights. Discover the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood, home to a collection of local boutiques and galleries. 

Enjoy fast-track entry with the tickets and break for lunch at a nice all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant. (All Inclusive)

The tour follows a set itinerary attracting people from all ages, backgrounds and nationalities seeking to discover the beauties of the marvelous city in the company of an expert guide escorting and providing tour explanations

Description

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Copacabana Beach, Av. Atlantica - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-011 Brazil

We are going to pass by several points of interest along the way, including Copacabana and Ipanema beaches,  Maracanã Stadium (outside),  and other sights.


Pass By: Ipanema Beach, Avenida Vieira Souto - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-002 Brazil

Ipanema beach inspired the composition of the famous song "Ipanema Girl”. Beautiful beach that deserves all the fame and admiration



Stop At: Estr. Mirante Dona Marta, S/N Cosme Velho, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-330 Brazil

From the top of its 360m, Dona Marta Viewpoint offers one of the most incredible views of the city, guaranteeing the title of one of the most attended tourist spots in Rio de Janeiro. From there, it's possible to see the Sugar Loaf, the Christ the Redeemer, the Maracanã, the Guanabara Bay and the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Floresta da Tijuca, Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

We get through one of the largest urban forests in the world. The Tijuca National Park gathers many attractions, such as the Pico da Tijuca, Pico do Papagaio and Cascatinha Taunay.

The preserved Forest is visited by locals and tourists for the practice of sports, strolls and walks. Birds, native plants and fruitful trees compose the flora and the fauna of the Forest of the Tijuca.

Stop At: Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, Estrada Redentor - Alto da Boa Vista Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-330 Brazil

Reaching the Christ, we'll take you with our tour vehicle from its base to nearly the summit. The very top is reached by climbing a flight of stairs to arrive at the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue. The view, from this vantage point, with the surrounding Tijuca National Forest spreading below and a circle of mountains closing the horizon at the very back of the Guanabara bay is truly spectacular. After some time to walk around and take photos, we make the way back down.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Morro dos Prazeres - Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, 22241, Brazil

One of the best views of the the Marvelous City. The area has been scenario for several television programs and movies like Hulk, Fast & Furious and Tropa de Elite.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Santa Teresa, Rua Aurea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-210 Brazil

We then head towards to the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood, home to a collection of local boutiques and galleries. The charming area of Santa Teresa also features many trendy bars and restaurants offering several options of snacks and dishes, not to mention its breathtaking views. Don’t miss out on it!

Stop At: Sambodromo da Marques de Sapucai, Rua Marques de Sapucai, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 202220006 Brazil

Venue for the Carnaval, the largest spectacle in the world. The Sambadrome is the epicenter of samba during the Rio de Janeiro Carnival. Locals and tourists in the stadium watch as the top samba schools perform for the title along the avenue.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Av. Pres. Castelo Branco, Portão 3 - Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20271-130, Brazil

The most important Brazilian football temple. It was stage for important football events like hosting the 1950 and 2014 football world-cup and the Olympic games of 2016.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Me Gusta Gourmet, R. das Marrecas, 15 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20031-120, Brazil

"All-you-can-eat” buffet restaurant (Stop for lunch that's included in the price).


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Escadaria Selaron, Rua Joaquim Silva S/N, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-110 Brazil

From Santa Teresa to Lapa, there is the famous Selaron steps, a stairway decorated with colorful tiles. Known for its energetic bohemian vibe, “Lapa” is the most buzzing area in town day and nighttime. 

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Carioca Aqueduct, Rua Riachuelo 27, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-010 Brazil

Have you ever heard of the Lapa neighborhood? If not, it should! It's very easy to know that you've arrived in Lapa. There is a famous monument that is the official image of Lapa, the large white arches aqueduct postcard of Rio.

Pass By: Centro, Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

We then drive through Rio’s downtown through some of the coolest touristic areas catching sights and culture.

Pass By: Praia de Botafogo - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil

Known for sheltering the Sugarloaf Mountain and for the privileged view it offers to Guanabara Bay, Botafogo beach hides a little explored and pulsating alternative life with bars, restaurants and cultural centers.

Pass By: Aterro Do Flamengo, Avenida Infante Dom Henrique s/n, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20021-140 Brazil

Calm beaches close to Flamengo landfilled park with largest manmade park of the world, fully planted with tropical vegetation.

Stop At: The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, Avenida Republica do Chile 245, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031-170 Brazil

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro stands out among the buildings in the Center of the city. Its unique architecture catches the attention of everyone passing by and surprises those who visit it! Its appearance and history are unconventional and make it one of the most curious spots in the wonderful city!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sugarloaf Mountain, Av. Pasteur, 520 - Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-255 Brazil

We will then go up the Sugarloaf Mountain.
A series of two cable cars will take you to the top of Sugar Loaf. At the top, again some of the most breathtaking views of Rio, this time from a different vantage point than at Corcovado.
After that, tourists may want to enjoy lunch at a very nice “all-you-can-eat buffet” steakhouse restaurant (not included).



Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

  • Tickets for the attractions are all included.
  • All-you-can-eat buffet restaurant.
  • Licensed bilingual tour guide.
  • Transport by fully-equipped vehicles.
  • VAT, all taxes, handling charges and parking fees during stops.
  • Entry/Admission - Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
  • Entry/Admission - Me Gusta Gourmet
  • Entry/Admission - Sugarloaf Mountain

Exclusions

  • Drinks.
  • Tips. (optional).

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • It’s mandatory to present the "COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate" at the Christ the Redeemer and the Sugar Loaf Mountain. It's not allowed to access those attractions without showing the COVID certificate.

Ticket delivery

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Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Nomad814097
May 2022

This was my first time in Rio and I couldn't get to know this beautiful city better than by taking the full day city tour. Great organization and professional staff made everything easy and enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Kevin D
May 2022

Excellent tour guide. Informative and friendly. Can't ask for more. Was able to communicate in three languages...very impressed.

Gemma72onwheels
May 2022

Our guide, Camila, is wonderful! Energetic. knowledeable, personable, so well spoken. and caring. She knows so much history, pop culture, and current events. The day flew by with her as our guide. We hit all of Rio's high points, and she took us places we could not have found on our own. Sh...

arianagar
May 2022

We are thrilled with the tour, amazing views, Cassio (our guide) very funny and welcoming, and gave us a wonderful and very complete historical explanation, and he took amazing pictures to the families (those pics that normal people do not know how to take), just perfect trip 110% recomendable.

W6072JMcarolinad
May 2022

I had an amazing time on this tour and couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide than Aldo. He did the tour in 4 languages, was very friendly and made sure no one got left behind. As a solo female traveller, it was great to take this tour as I felt very safe and it also took away the stress of ...

LauraR4096
April 2022

A must do tour while in Rio! The experience is expetacluar. Will not regret it. Our guide Camila was very kind and was very knowledgeable of the history of the tour attractions. She was very kind and made sure we enjoyed and had fun. Great memory pictures!

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