Attractions in Rio de Janeiro

These are some of the options of places to visit in Rio de janeiro:

Christ the Redeemer

Christ Redeemer

From the top of the Corcovado Mountain, you will be able to enjoy a 360º view of the city. Inaugurated in 1931, the statue has 114 ft high (with the pedestal) and is located 2.100 ft over the sea level.

Price ticket = R$ 120,00 Train

Sugar Loaf

Highlights of Rio

Surely one the best places to enjoy the panoramic views of the bay area and beaches in Rio! Using the cable cars in two stages, we´ll access the iconic Sugar Loaf mountain built in 1913.

Price ticket = R$ 160,00 

Selaron Stairs

Cultural and Historical Downtown

The colorful mosaic decorated by the chilean artist Jorge Selaron is an authentic tour around the world. Among more than 2 thousand pieces that compose it, there are tiles from about 82 countries along its 250 steps, many of them donated to the artist by tourists and fans of his art.

 

Price ticket = Free

Tijuca National Park

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Considered one of the biggest forests inside a city in the world, this park is home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife, many threatened by extinction. The main attractions are the waterfall (Cascatinha Taunay), the Visitor Center and the Chinese view point with his impressive panoramic view. Small hikes are also included in this Tour.

Price ticket = Free

Botanic Garden

Nature Tour

Created in 1808 by the prince Don Juan VI as an area for exotics species, it´s one of the most beautiful and well-preserved parks in Rio, with a very diverse flora and local fauna that includes more than 125 species of birds.

Price ticket = R$ 73,00 (only cash in Reais)

Santa Teresa

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One of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Rio, Santa Teresa is a charming area with old houses and an artistic vein pulsing everywhere. The portuguese tramway is the symbol of this place, which also has ateliers and many street art to enjoy.

Price ticket = Free

Tomorrow’s Museum

Architecture & Street Art

A new icon of the modernization of Rio de Janeiro’s harbor, the Museum of Tomorrow was born in the Praça Mauá as a science museum meant to explore, imagine, and conceive all the possibilities for constructing the future.Designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the building – whose organic shapes were inspired by the bromeliads of Rio de Janeiro.Occupies an area of 15 thousand square meters, surrounded by reflecting pools, gardens, a bike lane, and a leisure area, all adding up to 34.6 thousand square meters of the Píer Mauá.

Price ticket = R$ 30,00

Historical downtown

Paço Imperial

The most interesting historical buildings in Rio are located in between the business district, where is possible to understand the story of the city of Rio and the colonization of Brazil since their arrival in 1502.

Also many cultural centers, churches and historical squares are part of this Tour.

Price ticket = Free

Helicopter Tour in Rio

8. Helicopter Tour
8. Helicopter Tour

Prepare your emotions for one of the best moments of your life!
Flying over the most beautiful beaches, mountains and monuments (Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf) of Rio de janeiro is definitely a breathtaking experience.

To make sure you will take only the good pictures, this Tour may be canceled in unfavorable weather conditions anytime with no charge.

Since it´s a 4h Tour, in case we have time we can visit other places after the flight.

Pick up: 1h before the scheduled flight time
Drop off: 4h after the begin of the Tour
Heliport: Jacarepaguá´s airport
Recommended flight: 30 Minutes

Itinerary by Helicopter:
Beaches (Barra da Tijuca, São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Leme)/ Sugar Loaf/ Christ redeemer/ Tijuca National Forest

Lapa

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Located between Lapa and Santa Teresa, we can also see the Carioca Aqueduct, popularly known as Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arcs), considered the architectural work of greatest importance of the Old Rio and one of the main symbols of the city.Lapa is a trendy neighborhood with great nightlife. There you’ll find bars where you can have a drink while people watching, samba shows, nightclubs and lots of fun.

Price ticket = Free

Carnaval Experience

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Come visit us in a private tour in the backstage of Rio de Janeiro's Carnival, the most famous in the world!
On this experience, you will discover the secrets of the biggest spectacle on Earth! It will be an unique and authentic experience in the preparation for the Rio's Carnival parade.
Accompanied by a bilingual guide, you will visit the Cidade do Samba (Samba City), the Carnival's factory. You will see closely how the floats and costumes for the grand competition are produced. You will also learn about the history of this important cultural event.
Afterwards, you will be able to try on real costumes and take beautiful pictures, as well as participate of a workshop with a professional dancer from our Samba School.
You'll finish sharing a delicious Caipirinha!

Price ticket = On Request

Niterói – Oscar Niemeyer monuments and panoramic views

Architecture & Street Art

This Tour is a great opportunity to visit the modernist monuments designed by
the famous brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in Niterói and to enjoy the
beautiful views of Rio de janeiro from the oposite side of the bridge.
Also included the visit to the symbolic Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) and
the “Parque da Cidade” and it´s beautiful panoramic views of the bay area.

Attractions:
Caminho Niemeyer (park with Oscar Niemeyer´s monuments)
MAC (Contemporary Art Museum)
Parque da Cidade (panoramic views)
Fees: from the list above, only the MAC charges tickets for the inside visit.

Tripadvisor Reviews and Testimonials

Michelle A G Ebalaroza Kawano
Michelle A G Ebalaroza Kawano
2023-08-23
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The Best of the Best!!! Julio was incredible! During our time in Rio de Janeiro we were celebrating our birthdays and our wedding anniversary, Julio made it a point to not only bring us to the destinations that we wanted to experience, he was in tuned with us enough to ask what we enjoyed and introduced us to local favorites like Assador and Fantana. Whenever we travel we always make it a point to get a feel for the culture and Julio did not disappoint! We loved that he even gave us a demonstration of the growing sport of footvolley!! He is spectacular!!! If you need an English speaking guide that puts you first and makes sure that you get the most of your time in Rio then Julio is your guy!! My husband and I are avid world travelers so we know the importance of an excellent private guide and we were so blessed that we got matched up with Julio! *Bonus: Julio will make sure you get the best angles for your photos and he will also take photos for you so you don’t always have to depend on those selfies!*
Ric S
Ric S
2023-08-22
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Vc nao vai se arrepender de passear com Julio Julio tem muito conhecimento sobre os passeios no Rio. Ele nos ajudou con informações sobre ingressos, melhores horários e todos os truques para aproveitar o dia ao máximo. Durante todo o passeio ele nos explicou a história do lugar. Teve muita paciência com o meu filho de 9 anos! Visitamos o Cristo, Pão de Açúcar, escadaria, Santa Tereza. Recomendo muito o Julio, passeio com segurança e hospitalidade
Julie L
Julie L
2023-08-21
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Rio center guided tour We had a great time with Julio who gave us a tour of Rio center Julio was very friendly and speaks perfect French We went from one point of interest to an other in Julio’s car, which is mandatory in Rio because of the long distances We totally recommend this experience Thanks again Julio !
Anirban M
Anirban M
2023-07-27
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Had a great xperience It was a wonderful trip with Julio we had … enjoyed the day all through and visited safely Lapa, Seleron steps, Sugarloaf and Niterói.
Marta B
Marta B
2023-07-04
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Rio en 8h, bien programado! Tener un guía local sólo para ti durante 8h ya es un privilegio, que además sepa explicar la ciudad, llevarte a rincones con mucho encanto y unas vistas preciosas ya es la bomba!! Lo recomiendo al 100%
Bea J
Bea J
2023-06-14
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Julio was a great tour guide Julio was a great tour guide! He was personable and kind! He made sure we had a full day of activities and took us to a wonderful restaurant ! I will call on him again!
Lennart
Lennart
2023-06-12
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Best guide in Rio!!! Best guide in Rio!!! We spent a lovely day with Julio in Rio. Already the pre-alignment via WhatsApp worked perfectly fine and efficient. Julio designed an individual tour exactly to our wishes. He picked us up in time, has a nice car and is a super sympathetic guy - we really laughed a lot during the day. He brought us safely to many interesting places in Rio, which we would not have seen without him. And he charged us a super fair price. Thank you for this nice experience - and thank you for waiting if we had to take some more photos :-)
kristine v
kristine v
2023-05-30
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Amazing tour! We had a wonderful experience with Julio's private tour. We did a 2 day tour with him and we really enjoyed it. Thanks Julio!
Greiska U
Greiska U
2023-05-24
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Rio de Janeiro Guide Tour - Rio de Janeiro Guia Turístico El mejor guía que he tenido. Julio cuido de todos los detalles de nuestro business tour, fue un grupo de 19 personas y él consiguió encantarnos con las explicaciones de las atracciones. También incluyó una parada adicional que no estaba incluida y fue una sorpresa para nosotros. Desde el primer contacto él fue muy atento, simpático y nos proporcionó todas las informaciones para llevar a cabo el tour. La agenda estuvo perfecta. Recomiendo 100% a Julio como guía turismo.
Mandi H
Mandi H
2023-05-08
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Great day with Julio We enjoyed our private tour from Julio. He was a great guide and planned ahead to make the best use of our time and avoid crowds. He also added in some additional fun such as the local farmers market for lunch which we would not have known to visit otherwise. He is very knowledgeable about the sites, the area, the culture and everything that we wanted to learn about. He was also a great photographer and knew where and how to get the best pictures for us. We will recommend him to our friends that visit Rio.

Private tour guide in Rio

The Suggested Tours (Highlights, Nature, Cultural and Imperial) are divided by categories and based on some of the most visited places in Rio. In case you prefer a tailor-made Tour, I´d be glad to help you to compose your own Tour.

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