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Private Custom Half-Day Layover tour Must-Sees in Rio

Coming to Rio in the middle of the day? Let´s make the most of your stay!

In this 5-hour private tour, get special attention from your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide as you visit the main highlights of Rio. This half day tour is perfect for those arriving in Rio in the middle of the day or for those who don´t wish to wake up early to go sightseeing. And since this is a

customizable tour, you can change the pick up time from 10 am to the desired time! Feel special the way only a private tour can make.

In a modern air-conditioned vehicle, choose between:
• Ipanema beach, the cool Selarón steps, and Christ the Redeemer, 
• Botanical Garden and Christ the Redeemer,
• Or simply visit Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf!

All options with time for lunch in a wonderful local restaurant.(own expenses)

per adult from




4 to 5 hours


Hotel pickup available


Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Transport by modern, air-conditioned vehicle and professional driver.
    • Pick-up and drop-off is included.
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Lisensed tour guide
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Entrance fees
  • 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´ll begin this exciting half-day tour by seeing Rio´s beloved and world-famous beach.

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

    Simply put, the most beautiful beach, with the most beautiful people, in the south side of Rio. Don´t miss the opportunity to see Tom Jobim´s statue and take great shots of the beach and Dois Irmãos´hill.

    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

    Optional: One of the world´s New Seven Wonders, by train passing through the Tijuca National Forest, one of the largest urban forests worldwide. At the top, get sweeping views of Rio and take the time to snap photos. Your guide will take every photo you desire so feel free to ask!

    Duration: 2 hours

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

    Optional: You´ll be absolutely amazed by the views on top of Sugar Loaf hill. Hop a cable car to the top at 1,300 feet (396 meters), from where you'll enjoy more panoramic views of the city below. Along your visit, you'll get personalized attention from your private guide (if option selected) and plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

    Duration: 2 hours

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

    With 1.2 million square meters, meet the largest Urban park in the world.

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

    Optional: The most popular stairway in the world by the artist Jorge Selaron, we´ll see colourful tiles from over 60 different countries.

    Duration: 20 minutes

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

    Optional: We´ll visit the peculiar looking Cathedral, its colourful stained glass only seen from the inside and architecture buffs will fall in love with it.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Botanical Garden, Rua Jardim Botanico 1008 Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22460-000 Brazil

    Optional: Founded in the imperial times of Rio, this impressive park is rich in tropical Brazilian flora and also shows samples from all over the world, including a cool cactus garden, orchidarium and bromeliad. Cute little animals such as marmoset monkeys can be a bonus.

    Duration: 40 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up in all hotels in Rio, national and international airports. For international airport pick-up please choose "Tour for 1-3 plus GIG airport" option. • Hotel: Your guide will wait for you at the hotel lobby. • Port / airport: Your guide will be holding a sign with your name.Ports
    • Porto Maravilha
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Airport pick-ups and drop-offs, as in any location, will follow the time of the tour (5 hours). Please send us your airline flight number and time as a "special request" if you are arriving at the airport.
    • Please send chosen pick-up time as a "special request."
    • Your guide will wait for you at the hotel lobby. If you are exiting the port, he or she will have a Viator sign near gate 4.
    • Please read "inclusions and exclusions" and the voucher after purchase for important information.
    • Wheelchair accessible vans may be provided. Please choose the "group" option at the time of booking.
    • Infant car seats are available. Please advise as a "special request."
    • Special restaurants such as vegetarian or gluten-free are available, please advise.
    • A small amount of walking is involved.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Travelling with your private group is the safest way possible. Sightseeing attractions such as Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf are taking every safety measure and enforcing social distancing.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Way to Know Rio

Activity ID: V-38668P3

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