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Rio Highlights Express: Christ, Sugarloaf & Beaches Half Day Tour. provided by Luis Darin Private Tour Guide In Rio

Rio Highlights Express: Christ, Sugarloaf & Beaches Half Day Tour.

Rio Highlights Express: Christ, Sugarloaf & Beaches Half Day Tour.
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 53888P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned car driven by your tour guide.
  • Tolls and parking fees
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • Meals or drinks (if any)
  • Estimated local cash needed for entrance fees: BRL 250.00 per person
  • Entrance fees will be paid directly at the attractions. All major credit cards are accepted.
  • Attraction prices are subject to changes without prior notice
  • Your Admission tickets for the attractions visited on the tour and meals/drinks ARE NOT INCLUDED.
  • Entry/Admission - Trem do Corcovado
  • Entry/Admission - Sugarloaf Mountain
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will pick you up from the pier, airport, hotel or rental apartment in Rio. Please make sure to enter your hotel name. In case of a rental apartment or unlisted hotel please enter the full street address. Places we will drive by on the way to the first attraction will depend on your hotel location. Tour is conducted in an air-conditioned vehicle driven by your tour guide.
  • Airports:
  • Internacional Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • Ports:
  • Pier Mauá
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 4 people per booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned car driven by your tour guide.
  • Tolls and parking fees
  • Private tour
Exclusions
  • Meals or drinks (if any)
  • Estimated local cash needed for entrance fees: BRL 250.00 per person
  • Entrance fees will be paid directly at the attractions. All major credit cards are accepted.
  • Attraction prices are subject to changes without prior notice
  • Your Admission tickets for the attractions visited on the tour and meals/drinks ARE NOT INCLUDED.
  • Entry/Admission - Trem do Corcovado
  • Entry/Admission - Sugarloaf Mountain
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will pick you up from the pier, airport, hotel or rental apartment in Rio. Please make sure to enter your hotel name. In case of a rental apartment or unlisted hotel please enter the full street address. Places we will drive by on the way to the first attraction will depend on your hotel location. Tour is conducted in an air-conditioned vehicle driven by your tour guide.
  • Airports:
  • Internacional Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • Ports:
  • Pier Mauá
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 4 people per booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Luis Darin Private Tour Guide In Rio
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
    Cosme Velho
  • 2
    Trem do Corcovado
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Parque Nacional da Tijuca
    Centro de Visitantes Paineiras
  • 3
    Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Mirante Do Leblon
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Leblon Beach
    Ipanema Beach
    Arpoador beach
    Copacabana Beach
    Avenida Atlantica
    Leme
  • 5
    Praia do Leme
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Guanabara Bay
    Guanabara Palace
    Urca
    Morro da Babilonia
    Trilha do Pao de Acucar
    Vermelha Beach
    Claudio Coutinho Trail
    Morro da Urca
  • 6
    Sugarloaf Mountain
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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TNT393
Chicago, IL74 contributions
Luis was so informative, funny, and engaging. We saw so much in a day that I don't think any other tour could provide - I felt like I was glancing into the highlight of a local. The history and insights about the city and culture provided insights and learning about Rio and Brazil that I couldn't get from a travel book. Luis made sure our visits to locations were efficient, but gave us the time and space to explore and take photos at our own pace. Our favorite was when he brought us to a local market and we tried tons of fresh fruit, veggies, and local treats that I probably wouldn't have attempted on my own. Highest recommendation!!
Written January 11, 2020
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drwtwilner
Houston, TX93 contributions
Couples
We chose Luis Darin for a full day private tour on our first day of a two-week vacation in Brazil. It paid off well. Luis loves history and told us tales that placed Brazil in various epochs, giving us the overall orientation that we wanted. He escorted us to some of Rio's most interesting and beautiful places, and he gave us inside tips about visiting Sugarloaf, Corcovado, Ipanema, etc., on our other days. He had good tips about restaurants, too. A native of Rio, he had worked for some years in the US, so his English was superior. And please be open to his suggestions; you will see and learn about delightful things that you don't know to ask for (fruits: carambola and pinha, creatures: marmosets and toucans, for example).
Written February 2, 2019
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Jay Sr
Oxford, GA11 contributions
Family
For our first trip to Rio was great thanks in large part to Luis. We had originally scheduled a 6 hour private tour of the Christ and Sugarloaf but they were fogged in. Luis showed he was a true professional and completed shifted taking us to a local market, great [safe] neighborhoods, to the National Cathedral, and to the Selaron steps. Along the way he provided us with a great education of the culture, the neighborhoods, and even the best Acai in Rio. We liked it so much, we hired him again two days later!
Written October 22, 2018
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Sgg S
Hong Kong, China34 contributions
We are so glad to have Luís to be our tour guide. He is very knowledgable explained very well in all the sites we been to. We were hit by an unexpected traffic jam in Rio, and he knows the route in Rio so we’ll that at the end we arrived on time. Thanks for the tour, and hope to see you again in Brazil.
Written March 24, 2018
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Aaron P
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia27 contributions
Couples
Luis Darin did a wonderful job giving us the highlights of Rio. We were able to see things we could have never done on our own. He arrived on time and was very knowledgeable about the history of Rio. He took us everywhere we wanted to see. One of the highlights was taking us to an area where we had an incredible view of Rio without any crowds. Afterwards, we went to a local Brazilian restaurant that had an amazing variety of wonderful food. Not to mention seeing all of the major sights in Rio! Thank you Luis for a wonderful day in Rio!
Written January 2, 2018
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DebraLaFountaine
Buenos Aires, Argentina3 contributions
Luis gave us a fantastic personalized tour. He spoke perfect English. He met us at the airport and gave us a city tour before taking us to the port for our cruise. I would highly recommend him as a guide
Written March 13, 2020
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John S
2 contributions
As it was raining with poor visibility, Luis customised our tour to include things that interest us.
He's very knowledgeable, and offers an insider's view of Rio.
Written March 13, 2020
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Alejandro R
1 contribution
Couples
Kudos to our guide, despite of the bad weather we enjoy the day visiting many interesting sites in Río.
Written September 15, 2019
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amyandalok
New York City, NY8 contributions
Couples
Luis is a phenomenal guide. He is well-read and extremely knowledgeable about Rio and Brazil. He is happy to customize your tour based on your interests - my husband and I were interested in history, architecture and views and we were not disappointed. We started in Corcovado to get a birds-eye view of the city. From there we explored a farmers market, took in views from Nicoroi, visited the neighborhood Santa Teresa and tasted our way though the day. The tour surpassed all expectations and we walked away with a new friend and a new appreciation and knowledge of Rio. We highly recommend Luis. You are guaranteed to enjoy.
Written June 9, 2019
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Stephanie T
1 contribution
Couples
We are experienced American travelers in our 50s seeing Brazil for the first time. We arranged in advance for Luis Darin to give us a private, guided tour for one day in Rio. We had a great experience and highly recommend Luis. Making arrangements with Luis in advance was easy, his responses to our inquiries were timely, helpful and professional. Luis picked us up in his very clean and comfortable car right on time at our hotel. Luis grew up in Rio, but also spent time in the United States, so his English was impeccable. He took us to major sights in Rio, but also to some special sights (such as a food market) based on our specific cultural interests. Luis is extremely knowledgeable about his city and narrated our entire day, even as he drove between sights. We highly recommend Luis.
Written April 11, 2019
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