Big Five Rio+Favela - Private Tour



In this full day experience we will experience the top 5 picks of the most important places for you to visit in Rio. These places are chosen because of their cultural heritage importance and because they give you the best experiences and photos in Rio.

We will pick you up at your hostel/hotel in our private and secure transport and along will be a Rio Official Guide to explain to you all the curiosities and to facilitate the experience. The driver lives in the favela that we will visit.

Duration: Approx. 8 hours with no rush and many photo opportunities
Max Group Size:
 14 ppl
Start Time:


  • Visit to the Tijuca Rain Forest and Vista Chinesa, Christ the Redeemer Statue, Selaron Steps, Sugarloaf Mountain and Favela Vidigal or Rocinha.
  • All entrance tickets
  • Experienced driver (local from the favela) & secure/comfortable car
  • Rio Official Guide (Our guide will be able to avoid lines when buying tickets because of special preference at the ticket office)
  • Brazilian BBQ lunch + 1 drink per person

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– Pay in Full or a 50% Deposit ( the rest you can pay at the start of the tour ) required to book
– Cancellation Fee of 50% is charged if cancelled 24 hours or less before the agreed pick up time

Stop One – Favela Vidigal or Rocinha

We will take you to one of the most famous favelas in Rio de Janeiro and here you will be able to experience all aspects of the favela such as: the best views, it’s history and how things work in the favela.

Be ready to take the most amazing photos at the view point!

Note: we always safety check with local police on the same day as we visit and our driver, Bruno, is born and raised in Rocinha so he knows the favelas like no other person and everybody knows him here. Safety first always.


After we pick you up we head to our first amazing view/experience: Vista Chinesa, and to get there we will go into the great Tijuca Rainforest, the largest urban forest in the world and home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife, many threatened by extinction. Once we get to Vista Chinesa we marvel of the view of Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi, from this historical and iconic construction. We will know the story of Vista Chinesa and take some great photos, before we head off for our second great experience.

Stop Three – Christ Redeemer Statue

Next we go up Corcovado Hill to see Brazil’s greatest national icon and on of the new seven wonders of the world. This is the highest point we will visit during this day, with 710 meters.

Our Rio Official Guide will facilitate your entrance tickets, avoiding the long lines to acquire them.

Stop Four – The Selaron Steps

In 1990, Selarón began renovating dilapidated steps that ran along the front of his house. At first, neighbours mocked him for his choice of colours as he covered the steps in fragments of blue, green and yellow tiles – the colours of the Brazilian flag. It started out as a side-project to his main passion, painting, but soon became an obsession. He found he was constantly out of money, so Selarón sold paintings to fund his work and also tiles were donated from all over the world. It was long and exhausting work but he continued on and eventually covered the entire set of steps in tiles, ceramics and mirrors.

Stop Five – Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain is a peak that rises 396 meters high and presents a bird’s eye view of Rio de Janeiro from the mouth of Guanabara Bay. To get to the top we take two cable cars called “bondinhos”. The first cable car takes us up to the Urca Mountain and the second to Sugarloaf.

Our Rio Official Guide will facilitate your entrance tickets, avoiding the long lines to acquire them.

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