Custom Private City Tour By Gisela Vayda in Rio de Janeiro

Cultural & Theme Tours in Rio de Janeiro

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Let me show you my beautiful city , like a real "Carioca" would . Get a private and flexible itinerary on this costumed sightseeing and visit the city's landmarks and highlights, including the Sugar Loaf and Christ, the Redeemer statue at the top of Corcovado Mountain.  Explore with me magical places and get tips about what to do in a save way in Rio. Round-trip transportation from accommodations in Rio are included.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Tijuca National Park, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroPrior to the 19th century, Rio de Janeiro was surrounded by Atlantic rain forest. Today, all that remains is the 13-square-mile (33-square-kilometer) jungle known as Tijuca National Park. Studded with tropical trees knotted together by jungle vines, the world’s largest urban forest is home to ocelots, howler monkeys, more than 300 bird species, waterfalls, and one of Rio’s iconic landmarks, the Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) statue standing atop Corcovado Mountain.Stop At: Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroSugar Loaf Mountain, 396 meters or 1300 feet above sea level. From up there, you will have a chance to see the most breathtaking views of Rio de Janeiro and will definitely understand why everyone says that Rio is “The wonderful city”Duration: 1 hourPass By: Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroIs one of the most famous and most beautiful beaches in the world. The atmosphere is very vibrant and the people are colorful and fun loving.After the pick-up we will start the tour from Copacabana Beach.Pass By: Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroIpanema beach is bordered by Arpoador Beach on one end and Leblon Beach on the other end. This beach is considered one of the main centers of activity for the city of Rio. One of the most expensive places to live, the neighborhood is full of wealthy residents.Stop At: Sao Bento Monastery, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroFollowing we will then visit the São Bento Monastery. A place of monastic simplicity that is one of the most beautiful architectural complexes in Brazil where there is a surprising contrast between the austere, purposefully simple appearance of the exterior and the richness of the interior highlighting gilded Baroque engravings with plants motifs. See for yourself the exuberant Rococo style in the engraving on the high altar, followed by a view of the dome and the Chapel of the Santíssimo Sacramento.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroMaracanã has already been the scenery of the most important Brazilian soccer classic and earned historical moments of the international soccer. Monumental facts, like the thousandth goal of king Pelé, in 1969, also happened in the grass of the soccer Brazilian temple.Inaugurated in July 16th , in 1950, has already received the World cup games of that year and some matches of the World championship 2014. Also hosted the Confederations cup of 2013, opening and closing ceremonies of the pan American games of 2007 and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, in 2016, Besides the sport competitions, Maracanã has already been a stage for important events, like Madonna, Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner shows and camp mass, of the Pope João Paulo II, in 1980 and 1997.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeirorom the top of Corcovado Hill you will be able to admire The Christ of the Redeemer statue, which has 38m or 125 feet in height and was made of reinforced concrete clad in a mosaic of thousands of triangular soapstone tiles, and also will have a chance to see some of the most beautiful views of the city.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Vista Chinesa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroThe Chinese-style gazebo offers breathtaking views of the city and the bay. You have them spread at your feet while enjoying the shadow of a lovely structure. The walk here is also pleasant. Consider the weather before you come here so you could really enjoy the views and don't forget your camera!Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Escadaria Selaron, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroA magical sight. These colourful, decorated stairs are the work of one artist, changing constantly and one of the symbols of RioDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroThe Theatro Municipal is an opera house in the Centro district of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Built in the beginning of the twentieth century, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful and important theatres in the country.The building is designed in an eclectic style, inspired by the Paris Opéra of Charles Garnier. The outside walls are inscribed with the names of classic Eurocentric & Brazilian artists. It is located near the National Library and the National Fine Arts Museum, overlooking the spacious Cinelândia Square.Duration: 20 minutes

What’s included

  • Certified bilingual tour guide
  • Transportation by private, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel/port/airport/flat pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Prices are paid per group and not per person
  • In the presence of the tour guide, travelers will skip the initial line at the Sugar Loaf and to the Christ by van.

What’s not included

  • Meals or drinks (if any)
  • Entrances fees - Estimated local cash needed for entrance fees: USD 50 = BRL 160.00 per person. Entrance fees will be paid directly at the attractions. All major credit cards are accepted in both attractions. Attraction prices are subject to changes without prior notice
  • Discount at the Sugar Loaf tickets for: Children, Juveniles, Students ,Seniors above 60 years old and People with disabilities.
  • To guarantee your discount you must present an identification document with photo and date of birth on paper. No electronic documents will be accepted.
  • Entry/Admission - Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Entry/Admission - Maracana
  • Entry/Admission - Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
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