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Best of Rio: Christ The Redeemer, Sugarloaf Moutain, Lapa Steps and Santa Teresa

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You’ll see every one of the Marvelous City’s highlights, from the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue to the colorful Selaron Staircase. You’ll also explore districts like bohemian Santa Teresa and nightlife-loving Lapa. Finish it all off with an epic sunset view over Guanabara Bay and Copacabana Beach from atop Sugarloaf Mountain. Explore the bohemian district of Santa Teresa and shop for locally made souvenirs. Climb the colorful Selaron Staircase, a stunning mosaic created over a span of 23 years. Learn about the famous pyramid-shaped Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral. Small group with a maximum of 12 people.
  • Get a stress-free overview of Rio with a guide 
  • Ideal for first-time visitors and those with limited time 
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 12
  • Travel between top Rio attractions with ease 
What to Expect
Your tour begins in a central Rio location, where you’ll greet your guide and set off on a panoramic tour of the city. Stop first at the city’s most iconic landmark, the Statue of Christ the Redeemer, before heading through Tijuca National Park to experience the best viewpoint in the Marvelous City. From here, you’ll descend to the bohemian district of Santa Teresa to do some souvenir shopping. See, too, the Maya-style Metropolitan Cathedral and explore the Lapa neighborhood, renowned for its lively nightlife and home to the recognizable Lapa Aqueduct. After posing for photos on the Selaron Staircase and checking out the Urca neighborhood, you’ll ride the cable car to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain.
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
1. Pick up time: 12:00pm (noon) - Copacabana Palace Hotel (right by the statue outside the main entrance) Address: 1702, Atlantica Avenue - Copacabana. Nearest subway station: Cardeal Arcoverde Station

2. Pick up time: 12:20pm - El Misti Ipanema (outside the main entrance). Address: 47, Joana Angelica St. - Ipanema. Nearest subway station: Nossa Sra da Paz Station

3. Pick up time: 12:30pm - Lemon Spirit Hostel (outside the main entrance). Address: 56, Cupertino Durão St. - Leblon. Nearest subway station: Antero de Quental Station
Departure Time
12:30 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Round-trip, private transportation from/to the designated pickup and drop-off
  • Christ the Redeemer Entrance Fees
  • Sugarloaf Mountain Cable Car Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 30 August 2019

I have been travelling with intrepid and urban adventures for 2 weeks now and I can say that I have enjoyed everything about this company. Spending the day with Leandro he is a fantastic caring and knowledgeable tour leader. You get to try local treats...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 20 August 2019 via mobile

A fabulous day with Juliana. She is so knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful. A great way to see parts of Rio. Thanks.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank marilynsD5184MX
Reviewed 15 August 2019 via mobile

I booked to do the tour on a Tuesday but due to the weather changing really quickly on the day we were unable to to christ the redeemer and sugarloaf mountain (super high winds made it unsafe). Leandro was amazing taking us to everything we...More

1  Thank Bukky M
Reviewed 11 August 2019

Wanted to get all the classic tourist stuff done as quickly as possible so signed up for this tour. Expected a large group but it was only four people! We had enough time at each spot to get as many photos as we wanted then...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank davisram
Reviewed 12 July 2019

We had the best day with Juliana as we took a private all-day tour with her through Rio thanks to Urban Adventures. She was so knowledgeable and helpful explaining the idiosyncrasies of Rio. She also knows all the vendors in the stores and markets that...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Rebamo | Reviewed this property |
It was safe and well organized. We were two women traveling and did not feel unsafe at anytime .
Sun F
26 December 2018|
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Response from Davie1960 | Reviewed this property |
The tour company picked us up at our Hotel as there were 4 ppl going on the trip. I'd suggest you contact the local guys at Urban Adventures who can assist you.
26 October 2018|
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Response from Leugger1961 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Pick-up at the hotel was at 1 p.m. Unfortunately at the end of the trip there was a thunderstorm with lightning and wind on the sugarloaf and we had to wait on the top for 2 hours. That's why we returned around 9 p.m... More
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