The "Classic" Half Day Tour of Rio.

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The Christ the Redeemer statue is known worldwide as the iconic symbol of Rio de Janeiro, which is fondly celebrated as the "Marvelous City." Here, unforgettable sights and sounds are literally just around each street corner. For this half-day tour, you will be picked up at your hotel in Rio by one of our safe, professionally chauffeured, air-conditioned luxury vans. Our multi-lingual, licensed guides will explain what you are seeing on your tour every step of the way, will always have bottled water available and can answer questions about your activities and itinerary. They also will provide valuable local insight and history about all landmarks you will be visiting, ensuring that you and your party have an authentic "Carioca" experience.

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Your half-day tour will begin with a drive to part of the vast Tijuca National Forest, renowned as the largest urban forest in the world, a UNESCO Biosphere site and an extraordinary destination for nature and ecotourism enthusiasts. You will go to the base station of one of the most famous landmarks on the planet: Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer Statue. Here you will start your journey that will take you up Corcovado mountain overlooking the city to visit one the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Towering on a granite outcropping at 710 m (2,329 ft) over a breathtaking vista, the immense statue stands with arms wide open facing haunting Guanabara Bay, blessing all who visit the Marvelous City. Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of what many consider to be the most beautiful city in the world.

After the short ride back down Corcovado mountain through the sub-tropical cloud forest, you will meet up again with your transport and head off to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro. Designed by Edgar Fonseca in a modern style based on Mayan pyramid architecture, the cathedral's four rectilinear stained glass windows soar 64 m (210 ft) from floor to ceiling. Then, you’ll stop by the famous Sambodrome, where the annual carnival parades are held every year, and then continue on to the most famous soccer stadium in the world: the mighty Maracanã.

Pick up locations are from registered hotels in the Leme, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon areas of Rio. Unfortunately, we do not pick up from private homes, Airbnb locations or hostels. Please contact us for the nearest hotel pick up convenient to your location. Hotel pickups are between 7-8 a.m. depending on your whereabouts. Please check your ticket for an approximate time. Pick up times can vary due to traffic conditions. 


  • Hotel pick-up and drop off included.
  • Newer model year air-conditioned transport.
  • Professional, licensed and insured driver.
  • Multi-lingual certified guide.
  • All inclusive activity
  • Christ Statue included.
  • Metropolitan Cathedral tour included.
  • Sambadrome included.
  • Maracanã Stadium (Exterior)
  • Selaron Steps Included.
  • Beach tour included.
  • Cold bottled water included
  • Alcoholic beverages available for purchase.
  • Private Tours Available
  • Other points of interest shown


  1. Copacabana (BR)
  2. Corcovado
  3. Maracana to Sambadrome
  4. Metropolitan Cathedral
  5. Rio Beach Tour