Rio Icons - Private Tour



In this 6hrs tour we will visit 4 of Rio’s main icons: Sugarloaf Mountain, Selaron Steps, Santa Teresa Historical Neighbourhood with Brazilian BBQ Lunch and  Christ the Redeemer Statue. These icons are chosen because of their cultural heritage importance and because they give you the best experiences and photos.

We will pick you up at Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Barra da Tijuca or at the Port, in our private and secure transport and along will be a Rio Official Local Guide to explain to you all the curiosities and to facilitate the experience to make it as comfortable as possible.

We aim to have fun and leave you with great memories and photos. Our Official Guide can pass the public ticket lines at the attractions, so you have more time enjoying them and less time in lines.

Duration: Approx. 6 hours with no rush and many photo opportunities. (final start time as per client wish but we recommend 9:30am)
Max Group Size: 14 ppl


  • Entrance Ticket to Christ Statue
  • Entrance Ticket to Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Driver & Comfortable Vehicle ( pick up and drop off at your hotel or apartment )
  • Private Transportation
  • 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 ( with one 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 total price ) of 50% is charged if cancelled 24 hours or less before the pick up time

Stop One – 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.

Stop Two – 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.

The steps has served as the stage for several wold famous music videos such as Snoop Dogg’s “Beautiful”, which can be seen thru this link: Snoop Dogg Video – Beautiful

Stop Three – Santa Teresa

We will visit this historical and today bohemian neighbourhood Santa Teresa with it’s famous yellow Tram. This part of Rio is also famous for artistry, culture and restaurants and we could visit a local art shop/gallery. Here is also where we have a tasty Brazilian BBQ lunch at a traditional restaurant.

Stop Four – Christ Redeemer Statue

Our last stop will be to visit Brazils main icon and on of the new seven wonders of the world, on top of the Corcovado mountain. This is the highest point we will visit during this day, with 710 meters, and allows for a stunning 360 panoramic view of the Marvellous City.

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

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