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Rio de Janeiro City Tour provided by Be a Local Tours

Rio de Janeiro City Tour
4.5
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$92.00
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Recommended by 96% of travelers
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
19
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10931P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
  • Entry/Admission - Sugarloaf Mountain
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • MUST PROVIDE HOTEL NAME AND LOCATIONG TO CONFIRM PICK UP AVAILABILITY
  • Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Please let us know in advance your hotel location, so we can check pick up availability and time.
  • Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Please let us know in advance your hotel location, so we can check pick up availability and time.
  • Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Please let us know in advance your hotel location, so we can check pick up availability and time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
  • Entry/Admission - Sugarloaf Mountain
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • MUST PROVIDE HOTEL NAME AND LOCATIONG TO CONFIRM PICK UP AVAILABILITY
  • Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Please let us know in advance your hotel location, so we can check pick up availability and time.
  • Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Please let us know in advance your hotel location, so we can check pick up availability and time.
  • Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Please let us know in advance your hotel location, so we can check pick up availability and time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Santa Teresa
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Escadaria Selaron
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Sugarloaf Mountain
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
53 reviews
Excellent
45
Very good
6
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
2

Dilraj G
4 contributions
Wow where do I start?! I did both the Maracana football stadium and Rio City tours and both were exceptionally well delivered. The organisation of the tours was second to none with eveything being arranged in good time and with strong effort by the company.

We had a slight incident where my friends camera was not allowed into the Maracana. One of our guides - Patrick acted so swiftly and with great professionalism when we managed to resolve the issue in a timely manner by coercing with the transfer drive to come back to allow us to place the camera in the secure van. The overall stadium was amazing with fantastic action and atmosphere.

Onto the city tour and one word - Diogo. Diogo was our guide and I have to say I was blown away with his knowledge. Every question I had he answered with confidence and great level of knowledge. He was very friendly and we loved his open energy which made the tour even better. The sights from sugarloaf and Christ were the best I have and will probably ever see in the world.

I would 10/10 reccomend this company for tours. Not just for the actual activities but the people (Patrick and Diogo) who make this an unmissable opportunity in Rio.
Written June 7, 2022
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Be a Local T
Hello, how are you? It was such a pleasure to have you with us and we are so happy that you liked. Hope to see you soon, all the best, Be a Local Tours Team,
Written June 10, 2022
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psm
Winter Park, FL1 contribution
We did this tour during Carnival when most companies either canceled or shortened their tours. They did the entire tour no matter how long. It was wonderful and Alex was great. We had ample time at each stop allowing time to shop, photo or just enjoy the views. They pick up wherever you are. Highly recommend. Great communication through WhatsApp as well. Also booked Sambadrome tickets with them.
Written February 25, 2020
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Hi Pat how are you? Thanks a lot for your reveiw and feedback. it was a pleasure to have you with us and we all hope to see you soon. Cheers, Be a Local Tours Team
Written February 25, 2020
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Escape361737
1 contribution
We’d like to say thank you so much for such an incredible tour today. We could not have hoped for a friendlier guide, with so much knowledge of the facts of the country, Alex put a big smile on our faces and we hope to meet again. Thank you Alex for all the wonderful memories and photos 😊
Written February 14, 2022
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Be a Local T
Hi, how are you? We are so happy that you liked it and reviews like yours, are our motivation to keep moving forward. All the best, Be a Local Tours Team
Written February 15, 2022
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Lasse B
Esbjerg, Denmark51 contributions
Everything was perfect and Diego (our guide) was very god. There was a change of driver while we where at a stop and unfortunately in that process my sons cap was forgotten. But the “old” driver droped in of at the the hotel later, so all a very good experience👍
Written July 11, 2022
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Be a Local T
Hi, how are you? Thanks for your review and feedback, it was a great pleasure to have you with us. Hope to see you back soon, cheers, Be a Local Tours Team
Written July 13, 2022
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Caroline
14 contributions
A full day almost with sugar loaf and the corcovado visits. There is a lot of people there so it takes time with the line. For the rest san teresa and lapa it is a 10.mn stop. Diogo the guide was great. Enthusiast. He cares ans answers to all the questions you may have
Written January 28, 2020
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Hi Caroline, thanks for your review and feedback. During high season main sights get really busy and takes same time to get there. Because of that we had to make a faster visit thru Santa Teresa and Lapa, so you could get the sunset from Sugar Loaf. Hope you enjoyed and wish we can see you soon.. Cheers, Be a Local Tours Team
Written January 29, 2020
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gregsullivan2016
Ebbw Vale, UK8 contributions
Excellent tour of the main sites which was well paced giving plenty of time at each location. The Tour guide made sure the transfers between locations were slick and that we knew where and when to meet to move onto the next location. Highly recommended, I did not feel that I needed any more time at each location, and it was good value and avoided wasting time by self navigating.
Written December 22, 2019
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Hi Greg, double review, great for us! All the best. Be a Local Tours Team
Written December 23, 2019
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RenaVe1
22 contributions
Alex was very knowledgeable and fun. We went to Christ redeemer, the cathedral, Lapa steps, the sugarloaf and drove through a large part of the city and learned a lot about Rio de Janeiro in general during the trip. We also stayed a bit longer on the Sugarloaf in the end, which made the trip longer than 5 hours. Totally worth the money!! :) Also I am a solo traveller and found it very easy to connect with the people on the tour. It was a fun day.
Written July 17, 2019
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Be a Local T
Hi, thanks a lot for your review and feedback, it was a great pleasure to show you the city and we all hope to see you soon. Cheers, Be a Local Tours Team
Written July 18, 2019
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Nate
Minneapolis, MN6 contributions
Great tour of Rio de Janeiro! I messaged Luiz and he was very flexible with the dates and times to accommodate the weather. Saw a lot of the city and the tour guide was very friendly.
Written January 13, 2022
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Be a Local T
Hi, how are you? It was a pleasure to have you with us. We are always prepared to help our clients with the best we can give. Hope to see you soon. Cheers, Be a Local Tours Team
Written January 14, 2022
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Chris T
35 contributions
We booked this tour based on some great recommendations and with only a day in Rio thought it would be time efficient. We were wrong! We spent over an hour picking people up from around the city, got to Christ the Redeemer and then Sugar loaf mountain where we waited an hour for sunset. After this we stopped on the side of the road to look at the cathedral in the dark from the outside, the Lapa steps were seen in the dark for about 10minutes and at Santa Theresa our guide wanted to end the tour without us going outside the van. No historical information was given.

When questioned about why the tour advertised 5 stops and we only properly saw 2 our guide became defensive and said technically we had seen them all. Blaming the early winter sunset and traffic for our delays.

Save yourselves $60 and go to these places on your own via taxi it’s cheaper.
Written July 4, 2019
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Hi how are you? As you were together in the same group with Sophie, i will answer you the same, We apologize for all the inconvenience that may happened. On the day of your tour we had a family of 5 that made a mistake and forgot about the date (and came on the day after). We alwauys wait 10 min at the lobby if someone don't appear (delays can happen) and we don't want to charge for no shows, our will it is always to take the clients with us. Also on the day, we had a big protest at Copacabana Beach, with over 50.000 peope on the streets, what made traffic been blocked in several streets, and really heavy for a sunday morning. About the sites visited during the night time, as we are in winter time, it get's darker earlier, and we try to take Christ and Sugar Loaf at daylight (as both has amazing views). The cathedral and lapa steps are the same during the day or evening. Once again our apologizes about your tour and we hope to see you again to get the best of us. Cheers, Be a Local Tours Team
Written July 5, 2019
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Sophie L
London, UK5 contributions
Friends
After waiting for almost 3 hours to see the first site on the tour list due to waiting for people who didn't show, we missed the cathedral and santa teresa altogether. We saw the Lapa steps in the dark when dangerous and had to revisit ourselves in the daytime. The tour guide offered no apologies, was rude and incompetent, offering no history or advice on any of the sites. Would strongly advise against this tour as it was a rip-off and a waste of time.
Written July 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hi, thanks for your feedback. We apologize for all the inconvenience that may happened. On the day of your tour we had a family of 5 that made a mistake and forgot about the date (and came on the day after). We alwauys wait 10 min at the lobby if someone don't appear (delays can happen) and we don't want to charge for no shows, our will it is always to take the clients with us. Also on the day, we had a big protest at Copacabana Beach, with over 50.000 peope on the streets, what made traffic been blocked in several streets, and really heavy for a sunday morning. About the sites visited during the night time, as we are in winter time, it get's darker earlier, and we try to take Christ and Sugar Loaf at daylight (as both has amazing views). The cathedral and lapa steps are the same during the day or evening. Once again our apologizes about your tour and we hope to see you again to get the best of us. Cheers, Be a Local Tours Team
Written July 4, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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723cian
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Great tour
Great tour Very informative. The tour guide was very helpful and nice. Highly recommend for anyone!!
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Insightful view into the favela
Really interesting tour of the favela. We felt completely safe at all times and learned a lot. Would definitely rec
Alex L
Alex L
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Favela Tour with Luis
I would recommend this tour to anyone coming to Rio. This was one of the best guided experiences I’ve ever had. Lui
Alexliscio101
Alexliscio101
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Fantastic tour with Luis
Luis is one of the best tour guides I’ve had in my life. He gives you a very genuine experience in the Favela and m
Sebastián M
Sebastián M
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Safe and sound
Must do in Rio. It's all about a real life experience,. getting in touch with real people. The views, the sounds, t
John Joe C
John Joe C
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Fantastic Favela Experience
A super tour of a favela in Rio. The tour leader, Luis was highly articulate, knowledgeable and made everyone feel
Suzy-ann
Suzy-ann
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Highly recommend
Took two trips and both were excellent. one was to the favela Rocinha and this I would 100% recommend Patrick was s
KishandNeena
KishandNeena
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Be Local - amazing tours and guides!
We were recommended Luiz through a friend! We managed to arrange the airport transfer, flamengo match at the maraca
tomdoddy
tomdoddy
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Great favella experience
Really interesting tour that took us into the heart of the favella. We were completely blown back by the politics o
anouarzakariaj
anouarzakariaj
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good tour , i recommend
good tour , i recommend , it was very nice , the guide explain zll the history of the favela , i recommend
reecericho
reecericho
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Awesome educational experience
Really great experience understanding what life is like in the Favelas of Rio. It doesnt glamorize the conditions t
112lasseb
112lasseb
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Favela tour with Patrick as guide
The trip was very good, Patrick gave a good and very thoughtful insight of the farvelas. Also Patrick gave a lot of
Lygielou
Lygielou
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A must do in Rio!
We had the best time with be a local tour at the maracana stadium last night. We were delighted to have a guide as
ri02022
ri02022
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Excellent exposure to the brazilian favela
I loved this trip to the rocinha favela which is one of the biggest favelas in rio. Be prepared for a long walk on
r0ssinchen
r0ssinchen
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Interesting insight into another side of Rio
The Favela Tour should definitely be part of every Rio Itinerary and is for everyone that’s keen to get to know a d
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