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Private Hidden Gems Tour in Rio: best views of the city including Santa Teresa!

There´s much more to Rio than it meets the eye! This tour will surprise you with our precious hidden gems is absolutely perfect for those on the second day of visit in the wonderful city. Uncover local secrets and see little-known gems with your guide. This tour is ideal for visitors who want to go beyond the typical sights and get an overview of the city.

This tour includes does not require entrance fees and offers free convenient pickup from any hotel in Rio, port, and national or international airport.

You will visit the amazing sights: Lage Park´s palace, the Chinese Pagoda and Penhasco viewpoints, São Bento monastery, Ruins park at Santa Teresa neighbourhood and Colombo's traditional café, among other interesting places.

per adult from




8 to 9 hours


Hotel pickup available


Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Tours with a driver-guide: For 1 to 4 travelers. (Fully guided only if the guide finds parking).
    • Tours with a driver and guide: (absolute comfort and undivided attention)
    • Transport by modern, air-conditioned vehicle.
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Landing and facility fees
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • 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 pass the world´s most famous urban beach!

    Pass By: Mirante Do Leblon, Av. Niemeyer, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil

    We´ll see the amazing view of Leblon and Ipanema beach...

    Stop At: Parque Lage, Rua Jardim Botanico 414 Jardim Botânico, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22461-000 Brazil

    You will fall in love with the beautiful architecture of Lage Park´s Palace and learn about the love story behind it envolving a young Italian Opera singer...

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Morro Dois Irmaos, Parque Do Penhasco Dois Irmaos, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20020-030 Brazil

    Visit the charming hidden park, with its FOUR viewpoints to the best beaches in Rio and take the most gorgeous photos!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sao Bento Monastery, Rua Dom Gerardo 40 Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20090-030 Brazil

    Be astonished by the baroque beauties of São Bento Monastery.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Confeitaria Colombo, R. Gonçalves Dias, 32 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20050-030, Brazil

    For lunch (optional) the ultimate hidden beauty of Rio and its rich architecture is a real delight to the eyes. (Except Sundays)

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Vista Chinesa, Estrada Dona Castorina Parque Nacional Da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22460-320 Brazil

    You´ll see the breathtaking view of the best pagoda outside of Asia!

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    We´ll pass by the best beach in Rio!

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

    The largest urban park in the world.

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

    We´ll pass and admire the beautiful neighborhood and its lovely park.

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

    If time allows, we´ll visit the cool viewpoint and helipoint!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

    We´ll visit the charming, bucholic neighbourhood in Rio, one of the first to be inhabitted.

    Duration: 40 minutes

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

    We´ll pass by the most amazing cablecar system in the world !

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Any hotel in the city of Rio.Airports
    • Internacional Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
    • Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
    • Porto Maravilha
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Customary start time is set for 8am. If you wish a different time, please specify as a special request or send us a message.
    • Please note that busy times such as new years and carnival will limit the ammount of places to be visited.
    • The tour duration is 8 hours plus 1 hour for lunch
    • Communication through what's app mobile app is available.
    • Wearing comfortable walking shoes is recommended.
    • Wheelchair accessible vans may be provided. Please choose the "van" option at the time of booking.
    • Special restaurants such as vegetarian or gluten-free are available, please advise.
    • A small amount of walking is involved.
    • Colombo café is closed on Sunday, we´ll replace by a restaurant in Santa Teresa.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is 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
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • 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 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-38668P4

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