had a customized private tour with guide Romulo and driver Carlos. visited sugarloaf, christ the redeemer, selaron steps, and various other locations.
guide Romulo was the best i've ever had. professional, caring and blessed with the gift of gab. a veritable fountain of information. Carlos drove us around safely and given his prior occupations would've been very handy in sketchy areas/situations.
this is a very reasonably priced tour for those with limited time, who want to get to the highlights on short order. and being a private tour, you can decide exactly where you go and how long you spend in each location.
i highly recommend devoting some time to santa teresa, a lovely bohemian enclave.