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Rio Private Tour
Discover the best of Rio de Janeiro with a knowledgeable Private Local Guide! Welcome to the Wonderful City. During this amazing Tour Experience, you will see the most popular sights and the best parts of the city with a local and professional tour guide like Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Santa Teresa, and Selaron Steps. This tour is ideal for people who are visiting Rio for the first time and have just one day to enjoy it all! A unique experience to know the city in one day, with lots of colors, history, culture, art, and happiness! And. . . if you want I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are more than 3 people and require larger transportation. Round-trip transportation from Port Area/Hotel or Apartament is included.

Ages 0-120
Duration: 8h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Ingressos Cristo Redentor e Pão de Açúcar
  • Entry/Admission - Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
      • Internacional Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 191725P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 191725P1

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        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
          Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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        • 2
          The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian
          Stop: 30 minutes
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        • 3
          Escadaria Selaron
          Stop: 40 minutes
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        • 4
          Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas
          Stop: 30 minutes
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        • 5
          Pao De Acucar
          Stop: 2 hours
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
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        • Rio Art Experience
          Joined in November 2016
        • yazix
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          Amazing Rio experience with Tati as our guide!
          Rio Art Experience was incredible! We had the best guide, Tati, who showed my boyfriend and I around Rio and took us to various areas of the city, both touristy and local. She showed us around her hometown and neighborhood, and had extensive knowledge about Rio. She will take you anywhere you want to go, and if you’re not sure what the best places to see are, just follow her lead and trust her judgement on what’s worth visiting. She even took us to this cute shop to buy souvenirs handmade by locals. She has a warm and welcoming vibe that makes the experience worthwhile. June is a tricky month to visit Rio as the weather is very unpredictable and changes frequently throughout the day. When Tati picked us up from our hotel, it started POURING but she took us up the mountain anyway and the whole experience of it all, including the rain and covering up with our raincoats, was definitely one of my favorite parts of our trip to South America. Choosing to have Tati as a guide was one of the best decisions we made on our trip to Rio, and we can’t thank her enough for showing us around and taking the best pictures of us!
          Written June 12, 2019
        • theambulant
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          Santa Teresa tour with Carioca beer tasting.
          I am so glad I booked this tour. Tatiane is a very good tour guide and her love of Rio and especially Santa Teresa shines through. Her knowledge of the district is encyclopedic and she puts it over in a fun and amusing way, and is only too willing to answer questions. The beer tastings along with local snacks were great, and were taken on local establishments rather than where the tourists go - the best way! Tati is a first class host, good company, speaking good English. My only regret is that due to limited time in Rio I wasn't able to book one of her art tours, as she is passionate about art - maybe next time!
          Written March 20, 2019
        • Vishal V
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          2 days of amazing tours of Rio!
          Definitely recommend Rio Art Experience and Tatiane! They were recommended to me by a friend and provided me and my party with 2 great tours in 2 days to help us see the best sites in Rio, not only the main tourist attractions but also the lesser known spots, with great tips and tricks on what to do in Rio to make the most of our stay, Tatiane’s knowledge and passion for Rio definitely stood out! We were in Rio for Carnaval and those tips ensured we were safe and enjoyed the blocos (street parties)! Look no further for your tours of Rio, you will not be disappointed!
          Written March 8, 2019
        • manhattanite2019
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          A++ Tour of Rio de Janeiro! Superb Guide!
          This woman-owned tour company offers a first-rate, warm and welcoming, fun, informative tour of Rio. Tati, the owner, is a beautiful, bubbly, educated, highly intelligent, and knowledgeable guide. She gets the zeitgeist of this town, especially issues related to gender, class and race. We spent two dazzling days with her. She met our group of 26 African Americans at the airport with a tour bus, took us to Christ the Redeemer, all the while explaining the history of the city and the describing the various neighborhoods we drove through. She then dropped us at our cruise ship so that we could settle in. That evening, Tati escorted us to the Copacabana area where we dined at a whimsical restaurant with very good, exceptionally fresh food. The next morning, she met us at the port with two smaller vans (in order to navigate the narrow streets of the Santa Teresa neighborhood), and we went to Ipanema-- the Rodeo Drive of Rio, lunch in the grand dining room of a 120-year-old restaurant in the city center, Santa Teresa (go to the Vereda store if you like high-end but reasonably priced, not mass produced, crafts made from ceramic, textiles and other material), and Little Africa. Her English is strong and she answers all questions thoughtfully and intelligently.
          Written February 13, 2019
        • FP2018-19
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          An Enjoyable Experience
          Tatiane provided the "Little Africa Experience" and "Private tour Experience" tours. She was very informative, patient, flexible and attentive. Tatiane is good company, pleasant and nice. She's very good at her job. I highly recommend giving Tatiane consideration to be your guide should you ever visit Rio de Janeiro.
          Written January 20, 2019
        • bevlybee
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          Brilliant tour & gude
          Tatiana picked us up at our hotel and was so welcoming and advised us what to see . We were taken to sugarloaf and Christ the redeemer and pointed out many more wonderful sights on the way. We then went to Ipanema .There was no queuing and her expertise and friendliness was amazing.She made our tour so enjoyable. Would highly recommend her
          Written January 8, 2019
        • Goran Š
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          Tati is just amazing. Me and my friend visited Rio two years in a row and both times we did it with Tati. Amazing experience that is much appreciated. If I ever go to Rio again I hope she will be available. The best!!!
          Written April 1, 2018
        • Russell H
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          Fantastic personal tour
          Get away from the mass production tours to something that is tailor made for your preferences and needs. A very talented artist leading an art focused tour. Very enjoyable, highly expert guide, very friendly and an all round nice person too. I enjoyed every moment of it and visiting Santa Teresa was the highlight of my Rio visit. Thank you Tatiana - amazing!
          Written September 19, 2017
        • Elsa O
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          Amazing Amazing!!!
          Tatiana & Fernanda were most delightful and genuine in hosting me in Rio. I never felt as if I was a customer but as a sister from another mother. They made me feel welcomed, and totally cared for. They showed me their city and made sure that I was always taken care of in my time in Rio. A truly personal exposure to Rio! You can never go wrong with Rio Art Experience!!!!!
          Written September 17, 2017
        • Stephanieanne303
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          Found a new friend
          Tatiana made this trip to Rio a memorable experience that will not soon be forgotten! As soon as she met me at the airport I knew I was in good company. Traveling alone can be intimidating but I always felt welcomed and wanted with Tati. Not only is she knowledgeable about all of Rio, but she is fun! She planned an amazing week and when our plans were impacted by the weather change, she always had an equally amazing alternative. I cannot say enough wonderful things about my time in Rio with Tati! I learned so much about the culture and city of Rio, and I also gained a friend. Forever grateful for this experience. Thank you Tatiana!!
          Written September 4, 2017
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          Providence Church visits Rio!!
          Our 3 days with Tatiana was beyond what words can describe. She made our first visit to Rio an unbelievably memorable time! She was prompt, professional, knowledgeable, joyful, attentive and accommodating. While our group was large and often hard to tame, Tati did a wonderful job keeping us in alignment. In addition to the professions aspect, she is also a lovely young lady with a beautiful smile that can light up a room. She was kind and able to build friendships with some of the people in our group. We grew to love her! Rio would not have been the same had we not been blessed with her as our guide.
          Written August 22, 2017
        • Andreas C
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          Simply magical as her city!
          Visiting Rio was on of the best, if not the best, vacation i ever had! The city is just a piece of heaven on earth, long beaches, great architecture, magestic nature and amazing people. Obviously Tati couldn't be different from all cariocas. She's full of positive energy, solar and always with a smile on her face. A great alternative guide giving very good tips of the city and well prepared on history and art. A great experience, highly recommended!! Thank you Tati, see you soon!
          Written June 20, 2017
        • Moja F
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          Great experience. Best business trip ever!
          I went to Rio with my colleagues and clients for work. Tati helped us to organise the trip and show us round the city, Although it was only an one-day trip, it's the best ever!
          Written May 18, 2017
        • romybud79
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          different Rio
          Are you looking to visit Rio in a different way?..Tati is the perfect person! I had so much, she is lovely and great guide for Rio de Janeiro! Absolutely recommended!
          Written May 2, 2017
        • Ni T
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          The best tour you can get in Rio!!
          We booked the art tour with Tati. It was honestly the best tour we ever made! The reason was: you didn't feel like a tourist it was more a day spending with a friend. Tati is an amazing guide. She knows a lot of Rio; the culture, history, where to go and of course all the art Rio has. We made one day before a Trip from out Hotel and I would always preferred to book a guide with a local. All the Big Tours from hotels etc you can not even compare. Tati is really amazing. Thank you for showing us the beauty of Rio :-)
          Written March 21, 2017
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