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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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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
About
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
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 0061 (87) 2285 255
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.
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
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
Popular mentions

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ALEODOR A
3 contributions
Great experience in Rio
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
Excellent
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travel286767
2 contributions
AMAZING!!!!
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

OxfordStuart
Oxford, UK12 contributions
Faultless Tour of Rio - Highly Recommended
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
Loved it!
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
Amazing experience; accommodating; informative and friendly.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jmwortman1
1 contribution
Best tour we've ever had!
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vivian S
Miami, FL13 contributions
Great sightseeing with Sergio!
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
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AnettVndr
Budapest, Hungary1 contribution
Best way to explore the top sights in a day
We had 5 days in Rio where we spent the NYE during our South-American trip and sought for a private tour to visit the top sights efficiently and comfortably. We picked Carioca Tropical based on tripadvisor reviews where they received good reviews. It was a perfect choice! Our tour guide, Bruno and our driver were very nice. They arrived on time to our hotel, and we headed to the first attraction early, ahead of the curve. Bruno is a well prepared and knowledgeable Rio-enthusiast who helped us skip the line where possible. Besides introducing Rio’s top attractions, he also shared the bits and pieces of local life... The tour was beyond expectations, thanks to Bruno!
Written 3 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your comment!!! We are glad to know everything worked so well during the tour and it was beyond your expectations. Bruno will be happy to hear about your compliment. Feel free to contact us next time you come to Rio. It will a pleasure to take you in another tour. Best, Mirella
Written 31 January 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Adam R
10 contributions
Tour of Rio De Janeiro
We took a tour of Rio with Carioca Tropical Tours last week, with a small group of friends and had a great time seeing the sites of Rio. Our guide Leonardo and driver Ricardo we great. Leonardo has a fantastic knowledge of the history of Rio and was a friendly and patience guide as we toured famous sites like Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain, plus lessor known sites like Parque Lage and the panels down by the harbour. It was great to see all parts of Rio during the tour and to learn a lot about the history of the city. I'd highly recommend these guys if you're considering a small group tour of Rio.
Written 7 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your feedback Adam! We are really happy to know you enjoyed the tour!! It is also great to know that you found Leonardo to be an excellent tour guide Hope to hear from you again next time you come to Rio. Best regards,
Written 14 August 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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THEChristopherATL
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.
473tonyat
473tonyat
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This is the BEST way to see Rio!
From the time the driver and guide picked me up until they dropped me off at the end of the day, I was learning and
jseal777
jseal777
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Awesome
The tour of Christ our Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain was absolutely amazing. My guide was exceptional. I'm consi
JustDay_DayGA
JustDay_DayGA
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Definitely recommend
This was a great tour company. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. I definitely recommend.
autumnj2014
autumnj2014
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You must book!
I truly enjoyed going to the top of sugar loaf mountain and learning the history behind why Rio has it's name. I al
ericfX8629GT
ericfX8629GT
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Highly recommend
Guide was very knowledgable, efficient, and friendly. Got all the pics we wanted, took all the drink breaks we want
a_chang27
a_chang27
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Great tour with Sergio!
Amazing tour! Great way to get a quick overview of Rio and see the two popular attractions - Christ the Redeemer an
sethr463
sethr463
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Best during the pandemic!
Now, during the pandemic is by far the best time to go! You have a very high likelyhood that you will be the only p
aramsdell2011
aramsdell2011
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Best tour of Rio
Amazing tour of Rio! VIP treatment and all tickets and reservations were booked ahead of time allowing us to skip l
B9599WProbertr
B9599WProbertr
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Best day tour in Rio I've had.
Sergio was great! He was a walking encyclopedia of info on Rio. He made sure to take group pics of all of us at all
PetraTheTraveler
PetraTheTraveler
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Amazing tour
First time in Rio and this tour was amazing. I am very happy that I booked it. The guide was amazing and learn a lo
Wade S
Wade S
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Great highlights
Took us to Sugarloaf and a tour of the city. Met us in our hotel. Felt very safe. Great way to see the city in a
thetipsymermaid
thetipsymermaid
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Best Day visiting major Rio site with our tour guide!!
This was our first time to Brazil, and we were so happy that we decided to book this tour, which was was lead by ou
angiegrrl
angiegrrl
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Great way to see two of Rio's most popular attractions
Guide was very helpful, friendly and informative. I very much enjoyed this tour. Sergio is a great guide!
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