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Rio de Janeiro City Tour provided by Be a Local Tours

Rio de Janeiro City Tour
4.5
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AU$133.71
per adult
95% of travellers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
19
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    19
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10931P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
  • Entry/Admission - Sugarloaf Mountain
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • MUST PROVIDE HOTEL NAME AND LOCATIONG TO CONFIRM PICK UP AVAILABILITY
  • Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Please let us know in advance your hotel location, so we can check pick up availability and time.
  • Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Please let us know in advance your hotel location, so we can check pick up availability and time.
  • Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Please let us know in advance your hotel location, so we can check pick up availability and time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
  • Entry/Admission - Sugarloaf Mountain
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • MUST PROVIDE HOTEL NAME AND LOCATIONG TO CONFIRM PICK UP AVAILABILITY
  • Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Please let us know in advance your hotel location, so we can check pick up availability and time.
  • Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Please let us know in advance your hotel location, so we can check pick up availability and time.
  • Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Please let us know in advance your hotel location, so we can check pick up availability and time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • 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
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Santa Teresa
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Escadaria Selaron
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Sugarloaf Mountain
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
47 reviews
Excellent
41
Very good
4
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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psm
Winter Park, FL1 contribution
We did this tour during Carnival when most companies either canceled or shortened their tours. They did the entire tour no matter how long. It was wonderful and Alex was great. We had ample time at each stop allowing time to shop, photo or just enjoy the views. They pick up wherever you are. Highly recommend. Great communication through WhatsApp as well. Also booked Sambadrome tickets with them.
Written 25 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Pat how are you? Thanks a lot for your reveiw and feedback. it was a pleasure to have you with us and we all hope to see you soon. Cheers, Be a Local Tours Team
Written 25 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Escape361737
1 contribution
We’d like to say thank you so much for such an incredible tour today. We could not have hoped for a friendlier guide, with so much knowledge of the facts of the country, Alex put a big smile on our faces and we hope to meet again. Thank you Alex for all the wonderful memories and photos 😊
Written 14 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Be a Local T
Hi, how are you? We are so happy that you liked it and reviews like yours, are our motivation to keep moving forward. All the best, Be a Local Tours Team
Written 15 February 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Caroline
13 contributions
A full day almost with sugar loaf and the corcovado visits. There is a lot of people there so it takes time with the line. For the rest san teresa and lapa it is a 10.mn stop. Diogo the guide was great. Enthusiast. He cares ans answers to all the questions you may have
Written 28 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Caroline, thanks for your review and feedback. During high season main sights get really busy and takes same time to get there. Because of that we had to make a faster visit thru Santa Teresa and Lapa, so you could get the sunset from Sugar Loaf. Hope you enjoyed and wish we can see you soon.. Cheers, Be a Local Tours Team
Written 29 January 2020
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gregsullivan2016
Ebbw Vale, UK8 contributions
Dec. 2019
Excellent tour of the main sites which was well paced giving plenty of time at each location. The Tour guide made sure the transfers between locations were slick and that we knew where and when to meet to move onto the next location. Highly recommended, I did not feel that I needed any more time at each location, and it was good value and avoided wasting time by self navigating.
Written 22 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Greg, double review, great for us! All the best. Be a Local Tours Team
Written 23 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RenaVe1
22 contributions
Alex was very knowledgeable and fun. We went to Christ redeemer, the cathedral, Lapa steps, the sugarloaf and drove through a large part of the city and learned a lot about Rio de Janeiro in general during the trip. We also stayed a bit longer on the Sugarloaf in the end, which made the trip longer than 5 hours. Totally worth the money!! :) Also I am a solo traveller and found it very easy to connect with the people on the tour. It was a fun day.
Written 17 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Be a Local T
Hi, thanks a lot for your review and feedback, it was a great pleasure to show you the city and we all hope to see you soon. Cheers, Be a Local Tours Team
Written 18 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nate
Minneapolis, MN6 contributions
Great tour of Rio de Janeiro! I messaged Luiz and he was very flexible with the dates and times to accommodate the weather. Saw a lot of the city and the tour guide was very friendly.
Written 13 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Be a Local T
Hi, how are you? It was a pleasure to have you with us. We are always prepared to help our clients with the best we can give. Hope to see you soon. Cheers, Be a Local Tours Team
Written 14 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris T
35 contributions
We booked this tour based on some great recommendations and with only a day in Rio thought it would be time efficient. We were wrong! We spent over an hour picking people up from around the city, got to Christ the Redeemer and then Sugar loaf mountain where we waited an hour for sunset. After this we stopped on the side of the road to look at the cathedral in the dark from the outside, the Lapa steps were seen in the dark for about 10minutes and at Santa Theresa our guide wanted to end the tour without us going outside the van. No historical information was given.

When questioned about why the tour advertised 5 stops and we only properly saw 2 our guide became defensive and said technically we had seen them all. Blaming the early winter sunset and traffic for our delays.

Save yourselves $60 and go to these places on your own via taxi it’s cheaper.
Written 4 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi how are you? As you were together in the same group with Sophie, i will answer you the same, We apologize for all the inconvenience that may happened. On the day of your tour we had a family of 5 that made a mistake and forgot about the date (and came on the day after). We alwauys wait 10 min at the lobby if someone don't appear (delays can happen) and we don't want to charge for no shows, our will it is always to take the clients with us. Also on the day, we had a big protest at Copacabana Beach, with over 50.000 peope on the streets, what made traffic been blocked in several streets, and really heavy for a sunday morning. About the sites visited during the night time, as we are in winter time, it get's darker earlier, and we try to take Christ and Sugar Loaf at daylight (as both has amazing views). The cathedral and lapa steps are the same during the day or evening. Once again our apologizes about your tour and we hope to see you again to get the best of us. Cheers, Be a Local Tours Team
Written 5 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sophie L
London, UK5 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Friends
After waiting for almost 3 hours to see the first site on the tour list due to waiting for people who didn't show, we missed the cathedral and santa teresa altogether. We saw the Lapa steps in the dark when dangerous and had to revisit ourselves in the daytime. The tour guide offered no apologies, was rude and incompetent, offering no history or advice on any of the sites. Would strongly advise against this tour as it was a rip-off and a waste of time.
Written 3 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi, thanks for your feedback. We apologize for all the inconvenience that may happened. On the day of your tour we had a family of 5 that made a mistake and forgot about the date (and came on the day after). We alwauys wait 10 min at the lobby if someone don't appear (delays can happen) and we don't want to charge for no shows, our will it is always to take the clients with us. Also on the day, we had a big protest at Copacabana Beach, with over 50.000 peope on the streets, what made traffic been blocked in several streets, and really heavy for a sunday morning. About the sites visited during the night time, as we are in winter time, it get's darker earlier, and we try to take Christ and Sugar Loaf at daylight (as both has amazing views). The cathedral and lapa steps are the same during the day or evening. Once again our apologizes about your tour and we hope to see you again to get the best of us. Cheers, Be a Local Tours Team
Written 4 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AmosandKat
Sofia, Bulgaria10 contributions
Nov. 2018 • Friends
A friend and I went on the city tour together. Our guide, Alexandre (Alex), was exceptional. He was knowledgeable, friendly, very organised, and has a great sense of humour. The guide coordinating all the admissions tickets to all the sites made this tour particularly relaxing.
Written 25 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi, thanks a lot for your review and feedback, it was a pleasure to have you with us, and we all hope to see you soon. All the best, Be a Local Tours Team
Written 26 November 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brett W
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
Fernando was our tour guide and he was great. Knew lots about local history that was really interesting. Very friendly and helpful. Definitely glad we did the tour instead of just going out on our own.
Written 17 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Be a Local T
Hi, how are you? Thanks for your feedback and review, it was a great pleasure to have you with us. We hope to see you soon, cheers, Be a Local Tours Team
Written 21 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Very informative and safe
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Great experience with this favela tour!
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our guide luiz was so knowledgable, he made this tour really enjoyable. It was certainly an eye opener. Would defin
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Favela
Luiz was incredibly knowledgeable about the inner workings of the Favela, which not only makes the experience fasci
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Outstanding Service
My tour guide was the most knowledgeable and professional guide that I’ve ever experienced. He should liters teach
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Excellent tour and experienced tour guide
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Great walking tour of the favela
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Interesting view besides the charming beaches of Rio's reality
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Amazing, real, vivid, open your vision !!
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Rocinha Favéla tour : just amazing
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