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The Best of Rio de Janeiro in a Private Guided Tour provided by Carioca Tropical Tour Operator - Day Tours

The Best of Rio de Janeiro in a Private Guided Tour

The Best of Rio de Janeiro in a Private Guided Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Experience the best of Rio de Janeiro your way on this tailor-made, private guided tour for up to 14 people. A certified multilingual tour guide with a professional and local driver will reveal Rio as only a local 'carioca' (what Rio natives are called) can. This 8-hour private guided tour includes pickup and drop off at your hotel and all transposition in a private car or mini-van.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • Prior to your tour, your guide contacts you to discuss an itinerary. Whether you want to explore Rio’s traditional food joints, tick off all of the city’s top attractions, or stray from the beaten path to gain local insight, your drive and guide can make it happen. Choose to visit the iconic Statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, or take a cable car ride to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Opt to recline on the white-sand beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, both world-famous Rio spots, or check off landmarks including Sao Bento Monastery, Maracana Stadium, and the Sambadrome, which hosts the renowned Rio Carnival. All entrance fees are at your own expense. Your tour concludes with drop-off at your Rio de Janeiro hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Prior to your tour, your guide contacts you to discuss an itinerary. Whether you want to explore Rio’s traditional food joints, tick off all of the city’s top attractions, or stray from the beaten path to gain local insight, your drive and guide can make it happen. Choose to visit the iconic Statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, or take a cable car ride to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Opt to recline on the white-sand beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, both world-famous Rio spots, or check off landmarks including Sao Bento Monastery, Maracana Stadium, and the Sambadrome, which hosts the renowned Rio Carnival. All entrance fees are at your own expense. Your tour concludes with drop-off at your Rio de Janeiro hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 21513P8
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Certified multilingual guide and driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour for up to 14 people
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Ticket entrances
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please contact us with your Hotel name so we can organize the pick-up.
  • Airports:
  • Internacional Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • Ports:
  • Cruise Terminal Pier Mauá.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Certified multilingual guide and driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour for up to 14 people
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Ticket entrances
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please contact us with your Hotel name so we can organize the pick-up.
  • Airports:
  • Internacional Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • Ports:
  • Cruise Terminal Pier Mauá.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

5.0
19 reviews
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Gregor H
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
Sergio was an Top Gide for the Tour. Inclusive Rio Untergrund Train and Ferris Wheel. We hat a Lot of Fun. Exzellent.
Written 20 December 2021
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Anthony
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
We had the pleasure of having Sergio lead us on a tour of Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain. From the very beginning, his expertise and enthusiasm were evident. As we drove to each location he pointed us the wonderful sights of Rio and provided history and context of what we were seeing. This was the absolute best way to see these beautiful landmarks of Rio! Would definitely recommend- 10/10!!
Written 26 September 2021
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ALEODOR A
3 contributions
We took a full day private tour of Rio and Sergio was our guide. It was a phenomenal tour and he did an excellent job. We could not have asked for a nicer and more knowledgeable guide. He adjusted the tour
based on our preferences. We saw all the major attractions and had a nice lunch. Everything was flawless and we had an excellent time. We highly recommend Sergio and this tour.
Written 11 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

John Y
Morecambe3 contributions
Feb 2020
Our thanks to Luciana and driver Roberto for a great informative day. All expected attractions visited and long queues skipped thanks to Luciana’s knowledge of each one.
Highly recommended.
Written 28 February 2020
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Travel286767
3 contributions
What a great tour!!! Sandra was our guide. Even though it was cloudy and rainy we had a great experience. Saw all the major landmarks and got a real taste of Carioca life in Rio. Would strongly recommend this tour.
Written 13 November 2019
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OxfordStuart
Oxford, UK12 contributions
Aug 2019
We had an excellent day! Our guide, Sergio, was on time, very friendly and knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend the day with. He knew the city very well, and was full of stories, and while always on hand he also gave us time on our own. The mini bus was sparkling clean, and waiting for us whenever we decided to leave an attraction. Our driver, Lionel, was also friendly and seemed a very professional driver. Worth every penny and would 100% use again. In their office Juliana was great, making great suggestions ahead of our holiday. If you have children the Carnival Experience is a great choice!
Written 6 September 2019
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Priscilla A
1 contribution
We had the best time with our tour guide Bruno! At first we were going to book a regular all day tour with everyone but in the last minute we decided to pay a couple extra bucks for a private tour all day and driver. I’m soooo glad we did it! We customized our pick up time and were picked up, and due to the rainy day we were able to customize our whole day based on the weather. Bruno even took us to his favorite beach sport since we were good on time. We had a great time, Bruno was awesome!
Written 5 June 2019
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Cesar Carreño
Cologne, Germany9 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
We had Vicente as our guide, very likable guy.

Honestly i didnt know what to expect but was very satisfied with the tour; we went to Pao de Azucar, Cristo redentor; Sambodromo and other small attractions that would have left out of my list completely if it wasnt by Vincent and his team.

The food suggestions we very delicious and affordable; this is a high priority in my list. Picking up was on time and we found options to visit Cristo redentor even if it was cloudy; so all and all 10/10.

Rio is a lovely city and this tour made it even more attractive.

Go for it.

Highly recommended.
Written 23 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Efraim S
Thanks for taking your time reviewing us!! Rio de Janeiro is a wonderful and full of life city! There is no way you won't have fun during all your days while there. Vicente will be excited to know that you had an amazing day during his tour. Best regards, Mirella Schvaitzer on behalf of Efraim Schvaitzer
Written 23 April 2019
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jmwortman1
1 contribution
Mar 2019 • Friends
Our full-day tour of Rio de Janeiro was truly a once in a lifetime experience! Our tour guide, Kiko, was unbelievable. He was extremely knowledgeable, polite, and attentive to our interests and needs. Before our tour, we gave Carioca Tropical a list of attractions that we wanted to see. Kiko and our driver planned the best route to view all of the attractions, and they suggested several additional local and touristic sites along the way. The tour exceeded our expectations, and we would suggest this tour to anyone that is planning to visit Rio.
Written 25 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for taking your time to write a review about Carioca Tropical Tour Operators!! We are excited to know that everything worked as planned in your half day tour with us!! Kiko is really a great tour guide and he was excited when he heard about your comment. Hope the rest of your trip was great! If you ever come back to Rio don't hesitate to contact us. Best regards,
Written 15 April 2019
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Vivian S
Miami, FL13 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
Sergio was an excellent tour guide and showed us all the tourist sites with a smile. It was New Year's Eve and nobody wants to work in Brazil, but he was amazing. This private tour was the best way to see all the sites in one day with a very knowledgeable tour guide.
Written 10 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
You are so rigth... Everybody wants to be out celebreating and partying in Rio during the whole day and night during New Year's Eve. It is a special day for us!! It's the time to thank for the year that has passed and to prepare for the next one that is just beginning and overflowing with hope. Best, Mirella
Written 31 January 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Carioca Tropical Tour Operator - Day Tours
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Exceptional Experience
If I could leave 10 stars 🌟 I would!!! Cannot say enough about what a fantastic trip this was. We had roughly 36 h
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The wonders of the old city of Rio
This was an enlightening tour of the old city of Rio de Janeiro that was highlighted by the wonderful architecture
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Sergio should be your guide!
This was the third time I’ve taken a tour with Sergio. He is super knowledgeable and friendly. As English is my pri
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Sergio brought Rio to life!
Sergio was the perfect host! He sincerely enjoys sharing his love for Rio with his fellow travelers. Sergio was b
devonr351
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Tour with Sergio
Sergio is an excellent tour guide. I learned a lot about the city, but it was all light and fun. We got great photo
natetbaker
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Spectacular tour with an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide
Had a phenomenal tour with our guide Sergio. He was very knowledgeable and adaptive. An absolutely wonderful experi
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I would do it anythime again
Sergio, our tour guide was really amazing. He knows every heartbeat of Rio, as well as the best spots to take photo
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Loving the land in Rio
It's hard to choose. Sergio was a great guide. He had a warm hospitable demeanor. She shared a tremendous amount of
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Wonderful sightseeing and city history. Such a fun day!
Our tour guide, Sandra, was wonderful. She shared so much history, helped with photos and really made this my next
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Amazing guide for Rio
Wow what an amazing guide ! He took us everywhere and was so interesting! Thank you so much! Almost forgot what a g
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Sergio is TOP SHELF
Sergio really made our tour come to life. He speaks perfect English and is very knowledgeable on ALL things Rio.
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Request Sergio for a private tour, he was Fantastic!
Sergio was fantastic! He was on time, friendly, very knowledgeable and funny. Luckily we got him all to ourselves.
pauldominicanderson
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Fantastic tour and tour guide.
Fabulous tour from Vitoria. She spoke excellent English; which was great as we don’t speak Portuguese. The tour was
THEChristopherATL
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Incredible Experience
Sergio was the best tour guide you could ask for – no, seriously, ask for Sergio! I learned so much about Brazilian
Cassio T
Cassio T
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Christ and sugar Loaf experience
We had really good time on this trip. Sergio is really great. He gave us a really good experience on this tour.
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