Rio Icons

Private Top Rated Tour


In this half-day tour we will visit 4 of Rio’s main icons: Favela Rocinha, Parque Lage, Christ the Redeemer Statue, and Sugarloaf Mountain.

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 your accommodations in a private and comfortable transport, along will be a fun Rio Official Guide to explain to you all the curiosities and to facilitate the experience.

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.

Top 4 Rio Icons in one day: ideal for first-time visitors
– Private tour: enjoy the undivided attention of your experienced guide
– Hassle-free hotel pickup and transport by private and comfortable vehicle
– Optional Brazilian BBQ can be included if requested on the tour day

Duration: Approx. 4 hours with no rush and many photo opportunities
Start Times: 8:30am or 1:00pm
Max Group Size: 5 ppl (if you are more people, send us an email and we will arrange)
Proof of vaccination required for all passengers from 18 years old


  • Entrance Ticket to Christ Statue & 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)
  • The guide can take photos of you with his Iphone 13 Pro Max if you want

Book now with great Cancellation Terms!

– For 100% protection, upon checkout, opt-in for Enhanced Refund Terms = in the event that you cannot attend the experience due to a wide variety of unforeseen circumstances, you can apply for a 100% refund any time up to the experience date or up to 60 days after, directly through Protect Group

– Or a cancellation fee of 50% is charged if cancelled 48 hours or less before the start of the tour.

In case of heavier rain this tour is cancelled automatically and you receive a full refund.

Stop one – favela rocinha

We will enter the most famous and largest favela in Rio, Rocinha. Understand how a favela really works and what factors have influenced it thru history and present.

If your group is up to 2 people then we will go to the very top of the Favela. Groups 3 people and more, we enter into the favela, by foot, but do not go to the top.

favela tour

Stop two – Parque Lage

This historical mansion, right below Corcovado mountain and the Christ Statue, used to be a sugar farm in the 16th hundred century and is inspired by Italian architecture. It is one of the most iconic places in Rio and have been the stage of many cultural events such as the end scene of Snoop Dogg’s video “Beautiful”. In the surroundings you find waterfalls, a beautiful garden and visitors that come for the amazing ambient and great photos.

favela tour

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.

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.

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Top Rated Tour

Thanks so much to our clients who have taken the time to review our Rio Icons tour on Trip Advisor and Viator.

what do our customers say about us?

We used Rio Love Story to organize transportation, tours and hotel for our group, 28 people.
With large group It is always difficult to find something everyone like. Rio Love Story organised a great tour in Rio everyone liked on short notice. Great knowledge of Rio!! He arranged good tickets to a soccer match with transportation, recommended!
He also organised transport on short notice during our stay around in Rio.
If you need help to organize your tour I would recommend you to give Rio Love Story a call!!! I will definitely use them again!
Thomas / Norway

I would whole heartedly recommend this AMAZING 5 Star Tour ⭐️ The guide Tavi was sooooooo knowledgable, kind, attentive to our needs & made us feel so welcome. The History of Rio flowed with verve & fascinating facts. The vehicle was very comfortable, air conned & spacious. Perfect for our tour. Our friends wheelchair fitted well in the boot. The guided tours of the five fantastic locations were superb. Get to Rio, book Tavi & have the best tour, tailor made just for you ❤️
Peter / England

Tavi is knowledgeable, personable, and made our first day (and first time; 7 of us!) in Rio an unforgettable experience!

I would not hesitate to book a tour with him next time I’m in Rio. If you’re looking for someone who knows and loves the city and can educate you while still having fun, Tavi is your guy!

Tameir / USA