All Tours

Private City Tour Rio´s highlights

Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, Selaron steps, Sambadrome, Cathedral

If you have only one day to explore Rio, or look for Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursions starting from the port, this tour is the best choice! We will visit the main attractions of Rio: 

- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).

- Christ the Redeemer: main attraction of Rio de Janeiro.

- Sugar Loaf: we will take cable car and see amazing views.

- Selaron steps: beautiful tiles project made by the artist Selaron.

- Sambadrome: where the Carnival parades take place.

- Cathedral: iconic arquitecture church.

- Drop-off at your place or in a restaurant.

 

Available

  • Every day

Duration

  • 6 hours approximately

 

This tour starts at 7:30am to avoid traffic and lines. W​e buy ​all the necessary ​​tickets ​on time in the tour guide line.

Additional Information:

       Included:

  • Private Driver Guide in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

       Not included: 

  • Tickets/Entrances to Christ and Sugar Loaf.

  • Drinks and extra expenses.

Brazilian Gastronomy Tour

Come prepared to eat a lot!

​The best way to get to know the brazilian cuisine is doing a walking tour with your tour guide in Rio de Janeiro. You will have the chance to eat in different local bars and in a local Food Street Fair.

- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).

- Walking tour by bars and Food Street Fair.

- Drop-off at your place.

Available

  • Every day

Duration

  • 4 hours approximately

Additional Information:

       Included:

  • Private Driver Guide in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

       Not included: 

  • All food and beverage desired.

  • You eat what you feel like.

Private Tour Sugar Loaf with Santa Teresa

Sugar Loaf, Selaron steps, Santa Teresa

If you already have seen Christ the Redeemer, or look for Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursions, this city tour could be a great option for you: 

- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).

- Sugar Loaf: amazing views ffrom and of it!.

- Selaron steps: colorful tiled staircase.

- Largo dos Guimarães square: main area of Santa Teresa.
- Ruins Park (this attraction does not open on mondays, so I will take you to another special attraction): ruins of the house that was the home of the great patron of Belle Époque carioca, Laurinda Santos Lobo.

 

Available

  • Every day

Duration

  • 4 hours approximately

 

This tour starts at 8:30am to avoid traffic and lines. W​e buy ​all the necessary ​​tickets ​on time in the tour guide line.

Additional Information:

       Included:

  • Private Driver Guide in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

       Not included: 

  • Tickets/Entrances to Sugar Loaf.

  • Drinks and extra expenses.

Private Tour Christ and Tijuca Forest

Let´s head together from Christ to the Tijuca Forest!

If you already have seen Sugar Loaf, or look for Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursions, this city tour could be a great option for you: 

- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).

- Christ the Redeemer: simply the main attraction of Rio de Janeiro.

- Chinese View: from this chinese pagoda you will see a view with a different perspective of the city.

- Taunay Waterfall: waterfall painted several times by french artist Taunay.

- Drop-off at your place or in a restaurant.

 

Available

  • Every day

Duration

  • 4 hours approximately

 

This tour starts at 7:30am to avoid traffic and lines. W​e buy ​all the necessary ​​tickets ​on time in the tour guide line.

Additional Information:

       Included:

  • Private Driver Guide in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

       Not included: 

  • Tickets/Entrances to Christ.

  • Drinks and extra expenses.

Private Tour Grumari and Prainha Beaches

You will also see another 5 beaches!

This tour is perfect for the ones who want to see the most beautiful beaches of Rio! We will visit: 

 

- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).

- Joatinga beach

- Barra Beach

- Reserva Beach

- Recreio Beach

- Macumba Beach

- Prainha Beach

- Stop for lunch in a seafood restaurant.

- Grumari Beach

- Drop-off at your place.

 

Available

  • Monday to Friday

Duration

  • 6 hours approximately

Additional Information:

       Included:

  • Private Driver Guide in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

       Not included: 

  • Drinks and food.

Pedra Bonita Hike + Tijuca Forest Tour

With a driving tour in the Tijuca Forest after the hike!

For those who like hiking, Pedra Bonita, located inside the Tijuca Forest National Park, will widelight you with the view from the top of the mountain!

 

- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).

- Pedra Bonita: about 45 minutes hiking up, and another 35 minutes hiking down.

- Chinese View: one of the most beatiful viewpoints of Rio!

- Taunay Waterfall: the most famous waterfall of Tijuca National Park.

- Drop-off at your place or in a restaurant.

 

Available

  • Every day

Duration

  • 5 hours approximately

Additional Information:

       Included:

  • Private Driver Guide in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

       Not included: 

  • Drinks and extra expenses.

By Night Rio de Janeiro

Special Samba Show with other brazilian rithmics

Having me as a local tour guide in Rio, I will take you to a show of several Brazilian musical genres, such as Samba, Bossa Nova, Capoeira, with or without dinner, in a sophisticated house.

 

I can also take you to sopts of Rio´s nightlife that only locals know, like a casual open air samba session.

- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).

- A session or presentation/show choosen.

- Drop-off at your place.

Available

  • Tuesday to Friday

Duration

  • 4 hours approximately

Additional Information:

       Included:

  • Private Driver Guide in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

       Not included: 

  • Dinner (when dinner option is not chosen).

  • Drinks, dessert and extra expenses.

Brazilian Football Tour

History of football´s country

​The history of brazilian football is intertwined with the history of football in Rio de Janeiro. We will also understand why some of the best players of the world come from poor slams of Rio de Janeiro, such as Romário, Ronaldo, Adriano, Vinicius Jr.

- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).

- Maracanã stadium: hosted the final of the World Cup 2014 and opening and closure celebration of Olympic Games 2016.

- Flamengo museum and store: Most popular club of Brazil.

- Drop-off at your place.

Available

  • Tuesday to Saturday

 

Duration

  • 4 hours approximately

Additional Information:

       Included:

  • Private Driver Guide in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

       Not included: 

  • Tickets to Maracanã.

  • Drinks and extra expenses.

Other Half Day Private Tours in Rio

Enjoy one of my Half Day Tours in Rio!

You have extra few hours available and want to fill it with a private  half day tour in Rio? Pick one of the tours below:

- Tijuca Forest tour

- Santa Teresa tour

- Tijuca Forest & Santa Teresa
- Botanical Garden & Tijuca Forest

- Santa Teresa & Historical Center

- Historical Center & ​Rio Olympic Boulevard

Available

  • Every day

Duration

  • 4 to 5 hours approximately

 

W​e buy ​all the necessary ​​tickets ​on time in the tour guide line.

Additional Information:

       Included:

  • Private Driver Guide in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

       Not included: 

  • Tickets/Entrances.

  • Drinks and extra expenses.

Off Rio de Janeiro -

Petropolis Private Tour

Summer Imperial City of the royal family

Another option if you have extra time in Rio, Petropolis city tour will surprise you. 70km away from Rio, the mountain city of Petropolis has a totally different atmosphere and architecture from Rio. Feel in Europe!

 

- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).

- Quitandinha Palace (outside garden area): was once the biggest palace of south america.

- Imperial Museum: used to be the summer house of the imperial family.

- St.Peter of Alcantara Cathedral: exotic church with neo-gothic architecture.

- Stop for lunch in a portuguese restaurant.

- Crystal Palace: built to be Princess Isabel's botanical garden, today hosts exhibitions and events.

- Santos Dumont house: house where santos dumont lived years before he died,

- Drop-off at your place.

 

Available

  • Tuesday to Sunday

Duration

  • 8 hours approximately

This tour starts at ​8:30am​.​​​​ W​e buy ​all the necessary ​​tickets ​on time in the tour guide line.

Additional Information:

       Included:

  • Private Driver Guide in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

       Not included: 

  • Tickets/Entrances to Santos Dumont and Imperial museums.

  • Drinks and food.

Off Rio de Janeiro - 

Niteroi Private Tour

Scenic city on the other side of Guanabara Bay

You have extra time in Rio and to go off the city? The scenic city of Niteroi, across the guanabara bay, retains the second largest collection of the architect Oscar Niemeyer and the best views of Rio de Janeiro! We visit in this tour:

- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).

- Fish Market: 

- Caminho Niemayer: we will visit some projects of the most important architect of Brazil´s history.

- Contemporary Art Museum (MAC): museum designed by Oscar Niemeyer.

- City Park Viewpoint: simply the most beautiful view of Rio de Janeiro!

- Stop for lunch in a seafood restaurant.

- Camboinhas Beach: beautiful ocean beach.

- Drop-off at your place.

 

Available

  • Tuesday to Sunday

Duration

  • 7 hours approximately

This tour starts at ​9​:​0​0am​.​​​​ W​e buy ​all the necessary ​​tickets ​on time in the tour guide line.

Additional Information:

       Included:

  • Private Driver Guide in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

       Not included: 

  • Tickets/Entrances to MAC museum.

  • Drinks and food.

Rio Photo Tour -

Sunrise to Sunset

Designed to give you the most diverse photos of Rio de Janeiro!

This Rio Photo Tour is ideal for photographers or for the photograph lovers who want to register most of what Rio has to offer! From landscapes to architecture, passing by picturesque neighborhoods, I will take you to as much places as possible from sunrise to sunset! This tour can be tailored to your needs.

- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).

- Sunrise at the Chinese View.

- Northeastern traditions fair.

- Conceição Hill neighborhood.

- Santa Teresa.

- Selaron steps: beautiful tiles project made by the artist Selaron.

- Sunset at Urca.

- Drop-off at your place.

 

Available

  • Every day

Duration

  • 12 hours approximately

Additional Information:

       Included:

  • Private Driver Guide in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

       Not included: 

  • Tickets/Entrances to Northeastern traditions fair.

  • Drinks and extra expenses.

Brazilian Coffee Tour

Come prepared to have a lot pf coffee!

If you are coffee lover, this tour is perfect for you! I will take you to visit a special coffee farm off Rio de Janeiro to try a lot of coffee and understand how it is produced.

- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).

- Breakfast at the farm´s guesthouse.

- Coffee Farm Tour.

- Lunch at the farm.

- Drop-off at your place.

Available

  • Every day

Duration

  • 10 hours approximately

This tour starts at ​7​:​0​0am​.​​​​

Additional Information:

     Included:

  • Private Driver Guide in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

  • Breakfast and Lunch

       Not included: 

  • Drinks and beverages.

Urca Hill Hike

The hill in front of Sugar Loaf mountain

We will hike Urca hill, the one of the first station of the Sugar Loaf cable car. It´s an easy hike and we will have the Guanabara Bay and the Sugar Loaf mountain around us!

 

- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).

- Urca hill: about 30 minutes hiking up, and another 20 minutes hiking down.

- Urca neighborhood.

- Urca Bar.

- Drop-off at your place or in a restaurant.

 

Available

  • Every day

Duration

  • 4 hours approximately

Additional Information:

       Included:

  • Private Driver Guide in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

       Not included: 

  • Drinks and extra expenses.

Chinese View, Dona Marta hill, Two Brothers park

For landscape lovers, this is the perfect tour! Apart from Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer, I chosed the best 4 free entrance viewpoints of Rio de Janeiro:

 

- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).

- Two Brothers viewpoint: Leblon and Ipanema beaches are seen from here.

- Chinese Viewpoint: one of the most beatiful viewpoints of Rio!

- Dona Marta viewpoint: the closest one to Christ the Redeemer statue.

- Botanic Garden/Lagoon viewpoint: a different view of the city, with the Botanical garden and Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.

- Drop-off at your place or in a restaurant.

 

Available

  • Every day

Duration

  • 4 hours approximately

Additional Information:

       Included:

  • Private Driver Guide in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

       Not included: 

  • Drinks and extra expenses.

Pedra do Telégrafo Hike

With Grumari and Prainha beaches

This hike is located at the end of the southern coast of the city of Rio de Janeiro. It´s an easy hike and the view you have from the top of Pedra do Telegrafo is different to all the rest of the views of Rio!

 

- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).

- Drive by Barra da Tijuca area.

- Pedra do Telegrafo: about 25 minutes hiking up, and another 20 minutes hiking down.

- Prainha beach.

- Grumari beach.

- Drop-off at your place or in a restaurant.

 

Available

  • Every day

Duration

  • 5 hours approximately

This tour starts at 7am to avoid traffic and lines.

Additional Information:

       Included:

  • Private Driver Guide in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

       Not included: 

  • Drinks and extra expenses.

Tijuca Peak + Tijuca Forest Tour

With a driving tour in the Tijuca Forest after the hike!

This is the best hike you can do if you want to be right at the highest point of the city of Rio de Janeiro! From there is possible to see all the city

 

- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).

- Tijuca Peak: 90 minutes hiking up, and another 80 minutes hiking down.

- Chinese View: one of the most beatiful viewpoints of Rio!

- Taunay Waterfall: the most famous waterfall of Tijuca National Park.

- Drop-off at your place or in a restaurant.

 

Available

  • Every day

Duration

  • 6 hours approximately

Additional Information:

       Included:

  • Private Driver Guide in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

       Not included: 

  • Drinks and extra expenses.

Tijuca Forest + Grumari & Prainha Beaches

Two special and contrasting places

I choosed these two special and contrasting places for a different city tour: Tijuca Forest and Barra Beaches.

 

This combination of attractions will make you genuinely experience in one day totally different atmospheres, as the most beautiful beaches of Rio, Prainha and Grumari, and a comfortable drive through the main attractions of Tijuca Forest, the lung of the city.

- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).
- Prainha Beach
- Grumari Beach
- Driving tour by Barra da Tijuca neighborhood.
- Stop for lunch in a seafood restaurant.
- Tijuca Forest: third largest urban forest in the world.
- Chinese View: one of the most beautiful viewpoint of the city.
- Taunay Waterfall: biggest waterfall of Rio.
- End of the Tour: drop off at your place (in the south or central zone).

 

Available

  • Monday to Friday

Duration

  • 8 hours approximately

Additional Information:

       Included:

  • Private Driver Guide in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

       Not included: 

  • Drinks and lunch.

Off Rio de Janeiro -

Ilha Grande Day Tour - Private boat

The biggest island of Angra dos Reis area

Ilha Grande is considered one of the most beautiful places of Brazil. Located in the south of the state of Rio de Janeiro, this island will be a special part of your memories in your trip to Brazil.

 

- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone of Rio).
- 2:00hs private transfer to the marine station.
- Half Turn Island Tour - private boat:

- Green Lagoon

- Blue Lagoon

- Saco do Céu

- Amor beach

- Feiticeira beach
- Stop for lunch during the boat tour.
- 2:30hs private transfer and drop-off at your place.

 

Available

  • Monday to Saturday

Duration

  • 12 hours approximately

This tour starts at ​6:00​0am​.​​​​

Additional Information:

       Included:

  • Private Transfers

  • Boat tour - Private boat.

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

       Not included: 

  • Drinks and food.

Off Rio de Janeiro -

Buzios Day Tour -

Private Boat

The favourite beaches of cariocas off Rio de Janeiro

Buzios got famous because of Bridgit Bardot, and today is the favourite beach area of the cariocas outside the city of Rio de Janeiro. Located in the north of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Buzios has a laidback atmosphere and dozens of beaches!

 

- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).

- 2:30hs private transfer.

- Tour in a private boat: Beaches of João Fernandes, João Fernandinho, Azeda, Azedinha, Ossos, Canto, Armação, Amores, Tartaruga.

- Stop for lunch in the famous Rua das Pedras

- 3:00hs private transfer and drop-off at your place.

 

Available

  • Monday to Saturday

Duration

  • 12 hours approximately

This tour starts at ​6​:​0​0am​.​​​​

Additional Information:

       Included:

  • Private Transfers

  • Private Boat tour

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

       Not included: 

  • Drinks and food.

Off Rio de Janeiro -

Arraial do Cabo Day Tour -

Private Boat

Water-colored Caribbean beaches!

Arraial do Cabo will amaze and surprise you with its water-colored Caribbean beaches! Located close to Buzios, Arraial is ranked by many cariocas the most beautiful beach area of the state of Rio de Janeiro, 

 

- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).

- 2:30hs private transfer.

- Tour in a private boat in Arraial do Cabo: beaches of Atalaia and Farol, Blue cave

- Stop for lunch at Forno beach.

- 3:00hs private transfer and drop-off at your place.

 

Available

  • Monday to Saturday

Duration

  • 12 hours approximately

This tour starts at ​6:​0​0am​.​​​​

Additional Information:

       Included:

  • Private Transfers

  • Private Boat tour.

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

       Not included: 

  • Drinks and food.

Off Rio de Janeiro -

Serra dos Orgãos National Park

Let´s enjoy a waterfall and hike in this beautiful National Park!

​The park is divided into three areas: Teresopolis, Guapimirim and Petropolis - we will vist the first two ones.

 

- Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone).

- Waterfalls of Guapimirim: located at the beginning of the way up to the visitors center.

- Cartão Postal: this is a mid level Hike. Come if you stand about 1 hours hiking up and 40min down.

- Stop for lunch in the city of Terespolis.

- Drop-off at your place.

 

Available

  • Monday to Friday

Duration

  • 10 hours approximately

 

This tour starts at ​7​:​0​0am​.​​​​ W​e buy ​all the necessary ​​tickets ​on time in the tour guide line.

Additional Information:

       Included:

  • Private Driver Guide in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Pick up and drop-off in the South and Central Zones of Rio.

       Not included: 

  • Tickets/Entrances to the National Park.

  • Drinks and food.

Contact

Please fill out the form beside or drop me an email at rioprivateguide8@gmail.com saying in the message:

  • Date of your private tour  

  • Name

  • Origin country / Age

  • Number of guests / children

  • Pick up address

  • Mobile / Whatsapp

  • Message  

It is very easy to book the tour: we confirm by email a deposit of 10% by PayPal and the rest is paid in cash at the end of the tour (or at the beginning, if you don't want to carry money)

+55 21 996806622

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