• Duration: 8 hours
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In this full day exclusive private experience we will visit the top 5 picks of the most important places for you to visit in Rio: Vista Chinesa inside the Tijuca Rain Forest, Parque Lage, Christ the Redeemer Statue, Selaron Steps / Santa Teresa Neighborhood with Brazilian BBQ Lunch included, Sugarloaf Mountain. These places are chosen because of their cultural heritage importance and because they give you the best experiences and photos in Rio.

We will pick you up at Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Barra da Tijuca or at the Port, in our private and secure transport and along will be a Rio Official Certified Local Guide to explain to you all the curiosities and to facilitate the experience to make it as comfortable as possible.

We aim to have fun and leave you with great memories and photos. Our Official Guide can pass the public ticket lines at the attractions, so you have more time enjoying them and less time in lines.

Duration: Approx. 8 hours with no rush and many photo opportunities
Max Group Size: 17 ppl
Start Time: 9:30 ( if you want to start earlier or later just let us know )



After we pick you up from your accommodations we head to our first amazing view/experience: Vista Chinesa, and to get there we will go into the great Tijuca Rainforest, the largest urban forest in the world and home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife, many threatened by extinction. Once we get to Vista Chinesa we marvel of the view of Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi, from this historical and iconic construction. We will know the story of Vista Chinesa and take some great photos, before we head off for our second great experience.


This historical mansion, right below Corcovado mountain and the Christ Statue, used to be a sugar farm in the 16th hundred century and is inspired by Italian architecture. It is one of the most iconic places in Rio and have been the stage of many cultural events such as the end scene of Snoop Dogg’s video “Beautiful”. In the surroundings you find waterfalls, a beautiful garden and visitors that come for the amazing ambient and great photos.


In 1990, Selarón began renovating dilapidated steps that ran along the front of his house. At first, neighbours mocked him for his choice of colours as he covered the steps in fragments of blue, green and yellow tiles – the colours of the Brazilian flag. It started out as a side-project to his main passion, painting, but soon became an obsession. He found he was constantly out of money, so Selarón sold paintings to fund his work and also tiles were donated from all over the world. It was long and exhausting work but he continued on and eventually covered the entire set of steps in tiles, ceramics and mirrors.


We will go up the Santa Teresa Hill to have a delicious Brazilian BBQ Lunch in this bohemian and artistic neighborhood.

Here we will also see the yellow tram that Santa Teresa is famous for.


Next we go up Corcovado Mountain to see Brazil’s greatest national icon and on of the new seven wonders of the world. This is the highest point we will visit during this day, with 710 meters.
Our Rio Official Guide will facilitate your entrance tickets, avoiding the long lines to acquire them.


Sugarloaf Mountain is a peak that rises 396 meters high and presents a bird’s eye view of Rio de Janeiro from the mouth of Guanabara Bay. To get to the top we take two cable cars called “bondinhos”. The first cable car takes us up to the Urca Mountain and the second to Sugarloaf.
Our Rio Official Guide will facilitate your entrance tickets, avoiding the long lines to acquire them.

Pick up locations

What's included

  • All attraction entrance tickets
  • Experienced separate driver & comfortable vehicle with AC ( pick up and drop off )
  • Rio Official Certified Guide (Our guide will be able to avoid lines when buying tickets because of special preference at the ticket office)
  • Brazilian BBQ lunch (one soft Caipirinha/Beer/Soda per person)

What do I need to bring

Comfortable shoes, sunblock and an image of your IDs stored on phone or real IDs.

Important information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems, pregnant, heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity so only your group will participate.
  • Traveler pickup:
    If your hotel is not listed in the booking process then please confirm to us, in advance, your exact pick-up location by contacting us on WhatsApp +55 21 99620-1948 or e-mail tavi.noren@riolovestory.com.
    We pick from any address in Ipanema, Copacabana, Leblon, Barra da Tijuca or the Port of Rio.
    Hotel name and address and room/apartment number needed.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure



Guided Language

  • English
  • Svenska
  • Portuguese
  • Español


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