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8-Hour Tour Of Rio De Janeiro Highlights
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, Culture, History

  • Duration

    8 Hours

  • Activity Level


  • Language

    English, Portuguese, Spanish


Get a mix of nature and city history. Explore the 2 main attractions of Rio (Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf) plus visits to Santa Teresa and City Center on this private tour. Also, visit the Carnaval Experience, where you'll learn all about Carnaval history and even dance!

  • Sites to visit in Rio de Janeiro expand_more
    • After pick-up, visit the Corcovado train station to ger the train up the mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue.

    • Behold the Sugar Loaf and have the most spectacular view of the city.

    • Stop for lunch and head to the charming neighbourhood Santa Teresa with a stop at Largo dos Guimarães square.

    • Further, visit the Selaron Stairs (beautiful staircase decorated with coloured tiles from all over the world) and the Metropolitan Cathedral (unique architecture).

    • A quick stop at the Sambadrome (the venue where the Carnaval takes place) and then the last visit of the day: Carnaval Experience. A tour inside one of the samba schools warehouse. Learn all about the Carnaval and dance!

    • Drop-off at your location.

What's Included
What's Excluded
  • Tickets for the attractions

  • Food and drinks

Know before you go
  • Booking the Christ and Sugar Loaf tickets in advance (online) recommended. Information on how to do it will be sent by email. Please check your Inbox and Spam.

  • Pick-up and drop-off at Hotel/Airport/Seaport in Rio de Janeiro city only.

  • Anti-COVID-19 precautions:
    • The guides will provide customers and staff with masks and hand sanitisers.
    • Cars will be deeply cleaned and disinfected before and after each tour.
    • Touching areas in the cars will be regularly disinfected during the tour.

    • Drive with windows partially opened, as recommended by authorities.

    • Crowds will be avoided as much as possible.

Meeting Point

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
The group size and price
1 To 4USD 300 Per Group

This is a private tour

Tour Reviews
  • Jackson & JC

    Marcelo and Be Free Tours were the highlights of our March 2020 vist to Rio. We did the All Day tour of Rio on our first day in the city, which was great to get a good overview of layout and history. Marcelo was the driver and Mariana was our guide. They were punctual upon pick up, flexible in the itinary, and lots of fun! We hit the major sites including Christ the Redeemer, but the highlight was going to the Samba Carnaval school for a back stage tour of the whole operation. We got to dress up in the costumes, drank a caipirinha with snacks, and asked questions to our hearts content. BIG fun! Our second full day of touring was to Petropolis, which is about an hour outside of Rio to the summar palace. Marcelo was the driver and tour guide. The scenery on the drive was pleasant and the royal house was beautiful. We stopped at a gorgeous brewary for lunch and some brews. It was a relaxing and informative day. The communications throughout the whole experience were excellent. Marcelo responded to our inquireis (before, during, and after) quickly and always with helpful suggestions. Highly recommended.

  • Dan

    BeFreeTours made our stay in Rio de Janeiro one of the best holidays imaginable. Some of the most amazing places that we visited were ones we had never heard of but suggested by BeFreeTours. Nothing was too much trouble. We were always offered options and alternatives. We really felt at home in Rio thanks to Marcelo, able to do all the sightseeing we wanted, and able to live and relax like Brazilians for the time we were there. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company to any client. 

  • Michael

    Marcelo and Be Free Tours helped me achieve a dream. I visited Rio for the Brazil World Cup in 2014. Marcelo brought me to the most famous attractions in Rio and to some untouched gems. He was a very knowledgable guide and explained the significance of each attraction and location. He was always available and on time whenever I needed him. During the World Cup, he helped me meet some of most famous footballers to ever play the game including Diego Maradona. Marcelo is a very kind man and now a great friend. Thank you Marcelo and Be Free Tours. 

  • Kashif

    I am in love with the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro and its surroundings, but as a solo traveler from the United States, I am also aware of my own limitations when navigating a city like Rio on my own. At the same time, I prefer to avoid tour groups, and like to have the flexibility to explore the city at my own pace and in my own way rather than follow the schedule and plan of a larger group. 

    I have done a number of custom designed tours with Marcelo and his team in September 2018 and July 2019, and have already scheduled another couple of tours for July 2021. 

    Touring the city with Rio natives Marcelo and Rafael is like having local friends proudly show me around their hometown. In addition to the usual tourist hotspots like Corcovado and Sugarloaf, it is fantastic to experience the local scene at the Feira de Sao Cristovao, and take in the beauty of the city from relatively secluded vantage points like Morro Dona Marta and parts of the Tijuca rainforest. 

    On my most recent trip, the tour was expanded to include the historic towns of Petropolis and Teresopolis, named after the last emperor and empress of Brazil. My next trip will definitely include a return to Teresopolis for some hiking in the Serra dos Orgaos! 

Starting From


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USD 300 / group

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