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Tailor made tour
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Tailor made tour

By TourGuideGus
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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from
$260.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$260.00
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-99
Duration: 5–8 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, French, Spanish


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free masks and hand sanitizer
  • Free cold bottled water along the our
  • Stops along the way according to your pace
  • Personal assistance and guiding.
  • Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional da Tijuca
What's not included
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • I ll have a sign with the name of the passenger and my picture can be sent to the client prior to the service
  • Airports:
  • Internacional Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • Jacarepagua Airport, Av. Ayrton Senna, 2541 - Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22775-002, Brazil
  • Ports:
  • Porto do Rio, R. Gen. Gurjão, 532-708 - Caju, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20931-040, Brazil
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11557P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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

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

A note from Tailor made tour
  • All safety mesures are taken to assure everyone's safety
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
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Tailor made tour?
How much is Tailor made tour?
Tailor made tour price starts from $260.00. Discover and book Tailor made tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Tailor made tour cancellation policy?
Tailor made tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Tailor made tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Tailor made tour?
Tailor made tour is hosted by TourGuideGus. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact TourGuideGus on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Tailor made tour on Tripadvisor

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: 11557P3

Itinerary
  • Start
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Parque Nacional da Tijuca
    Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Escadaria Selaron
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Sao Conrado Beach
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 5
    Rocinha
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 6
    Backstage of Unidos da Tijuca Carnival
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 7
    Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 8
    Sao Bento Monastery
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

beaverdale_ed
beaverdale_ed
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Great overview of Rio in 6 hours.
Louis was an exceptional guide. His English was excellent and he tailored the tour to suit our interests. Highly
scholtrip
scholtrip
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Best Guide for your Rio Experience
Gus will never let you down. We have toured with him on 2 occasions and have always appreciated his wisdom, experti
MSPD13
MSPD13
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Great experience with Gus
We had a great experience with Gus in Rio. I contacted him via email, we arranged two 4 hours tours during Carnaval
marionav2023
marionav2023
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Gus is your go to person if you are staying in Rio.
Gus was amazing! We firstly contacted him to do a one day private tour in Rio de Janeiro which was so great and fun
Roua_Majeed
Roua_Majeed
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What a beautiful place!!
Gusto was incredible! I went to Brazil solo and he took me to all the places I wanted to see, he was very kind, pat
Durward F
Durward F
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Gus took care of all the details
Gus took care of every detail for my trip to Rio during Carnival. He made arrangements for all my transfers and all
Quinn D
Quinn D
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Spectacular with Gus
No other guide is as attentive, informative, and flexible like Gus. Your trip can be customized down to the minute
SABTROON
SABTROON
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Top notch tour guide!!
Gus was very knowledgeable, lovely guy, knew all the best attractions to visit and how to avoid the queues!! First
53jmac
53jmac
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Top Notch Tour!
Gus was an amazing and knowledgable guide. He made us feel very comfortable with his friendly and open personality.
georgelR1945OJ
georgelR1945OJ
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Tour in Rio
It was an amazing tour! Thank you,Gus,for the implication and seriosity. Your tour made our vacation better. Keep
Marioparmar1966
Marioparmar1966
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My Vacation
Gus. Wow what an excellent guide and true gentleman. This tour guide was passionate and very knowledgeable. Always
daniellerob
daniellerob
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Gus made our trip easy and fantastic
Gus is an incredible host! Not sure we would’ve made it through Rio without him. Anything you want to do, he’ll hel
frankenforst
frankenforst
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Gus 5 Star in Rio
What a wonderfull Tour. Thank you Gus! It was so intersting and we had so much fun. If you are in Rio a Tour with
pablo28001
pablo28001
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Great tour experience in the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’
My wife and I enjoyed a full day tour with Gus in this beautiful city. Gus is a very professional and experienced g
sandrahG3940LF
sandrahG3940LF
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Excellent guide and experience!
We partnered with Gus during a company retreat in Brazil for 25 people. He took the group on a private city tour of
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Flavia K
1 contribution
Had family friends visiting Brazil for the first time and booking the Rio tour with Gus was a great idea! He is an excellent communicator, knowledgeable, kind, and flexibly accommodated our specific tour stop requests. The transportation he arranged was very comfortable, and the whole experience was very informative and fun! Recommended!!
Written January 27, 2023
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Augusto G
Flavia , being with your family other than being a pleasure , It brought me great memories of my time in the US. Thank you
Written January 28, 2023
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Sightsee198754
Denver, CO1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Friends
Gus was very knowledgeable , knew the best restaurant, and he knew his around the the city . Gus got my group of 5 football tickets looked after us during the game and explained the custom and rules to us
Written September 15, 2022
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Augusto G
Thanks a lot for the review. Your group was very fun to be with
Written September 16, 2022
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Melissa L
Louisville, CO26 contributions
Gus made our trip incredible! He was super flexible with our group of 5. Patient, funny and kind. He shared one of his favorite restaurants that we would have never found. He also took care of us while working on his birthday. I felt 100% safe and would recommend Gus a million times over.
Written September 8, 2022
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Augusto G
Melissa , thank you so much for your words. It does make a difference in my job. Your group will never be forgotten
Written September 9, 2022
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gabahatcher
Knoxville, TN242 contributions
My husband and I came to Rio for our summer vacation. Once here we decided wanted to take a tour but the typical tours didn't meet our criteria.
We found the tailor made tour and took the customized tour.
Gus was our guide for the day. We started with some places we wanted to see and asked Gus to help show us interesting and different sights.
We started our day at Christ the Redeemer. I explained that I have a bit of a height issue. Gus was great to help me with the the apprehension I had on the way up and once at the top.
After we saw the beautiful sights from the top we decided Sugarloaf would be just another view from up high. We changed our plans and Gus was great to find off the beaten path, cultural places to show us.
We went to the Portuguese Library /Reading Room. What an amazing and beautiful building!
We then went to the Arches of Lapa and took a tram ride through a quaint neighborhood. The tram was old fashioned with wooden seats and a wooden bar lowered and raised to allow people on and off. This team takes you to end of the line, then the seats flip and you ride back. Many locals ride this to shop for groceries.
The tram crosses the aquaduct. We learned that people in the brought buckets to the aquaduct to take water back to their homes in the forest.
Next, we drove through the financial district and Gus pointed out many beautiful buildings like the Opera House.
As we drove around we went by the are a for Carnival and Gus explained the route for the floats, seating in the stands.
Next, we went to Escadaria Selaron. Gus gave us great detail about the tiles on the steps and the ones on the sides. In past people would send tiles from their home, state, town or local area and Selaron would install them.
Next, Gus took us to a good restaurant, the famous Cafeteria Columbo.
We next walked to the Church of St. Anthony and St. Francis. Beautiful!
Last was fevala, the shanty town. This was interesting and a must.
Gus is fabulous . Book this tour and enjoy!
Written August 17, 2022
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Augusto G
Cindy and Derrick, what a great review you wrote. So detailed. It does help future clients and my profile as well. You re amazing. Thank you so much
Written August 19, 2022
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Joan P
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
On our recent mission team to Rio de Janeiro, in early June 2022, we had the opportunity to enjoy two tours with Gus as our guide. Gus was prompt, friendly, and incredibly knowledgeable on both tours. On our cable car tour to Sugar Loaf Mountain, we were able to go at night. This was amazing and beautiful! Arriving on the top, Gus took us to prime photo opportunities and helped us find just the right snack before we returned down in the cable car. The following day, we went to the base of The Christ Redeemer statue and rode the new, improved train up to the statue. Again, Gus informed us of the best place to sit on the train for seeing the aerial view of stunning Rio de Janeiro, as we rode up. Gus patiently took great photos of each one of us in front of the statue. Gus also reminded us to check out the small chapel at the base, where many weddings and baptisms have occurred. While in the chapel, I was able to join in an intimate church service.
During the entirety of both of our tours, Gus was energetic and personable. It was obvious to me that Gus's aim was for each one of us to have a memorable and amazing tour. Which we did. Thanks, Gus. Can't wait to tour with you again in the future.
Written July 5, 2022
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Augusto G
You're the best . What a wonderful comment. I loved being with your group All the best
Written July 6, 2022
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Courtney D
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Friends
Gus is a fantastic guide. Our trip was beautiful and stress free thanks to his direction. We learned so much about Rio that we wouldn’t have otherwise. The experience would not have been the same without him.
Written June 20, 2022
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Thanks a lot Courtney for the excellent review. It was a pleasure touring with you
Written June 20, 2022
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Samantha V
Brasilia, DF3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
Gus went above and beyond for me and my friends! I had visited Rio several times before and had specific ideas about what I wanted my friends to see. He made sure the day went smoothly and we saw as much as possible. He was very flexible and helped us make the most of two rainy/cloudy days in Rio. He heard we were interested in going to a soccer game and easily secured us tickets and was even checking in after our tour ended. 10/10 recommend Gus for your next tour! He was extremely kind and knowledgeable! We loved our tour days with him!
Written June 19, 2022
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Samantha , what a pleasure to read your words. That makes me very glad. Thanks a lot.
Written June 20, 2022
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Kim
15 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Gus created a special day trip for us to see Ilha Grande. His English is very fluent as he studied in the US. He is attentive to details and timing to make sure everything runs smoothly. He is also very knowledgeable about many areas and can create customized outings for you. It was much more efficient for us to travel by car. We would not rent a car in Brazil especially in Rio.
Written June 8, 2022
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Augusto G
Sakura , what a pleasure to read your review. Thanks a lot. It was a pleasure to be with your family . All the best
Written June 9, 2022
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Quentin D
3 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Gus was a great English speaking guide. We proposed our own itinerary for the day and Gus arranged everything for us. The tailor made option was great as we could share our preferred type of visit (in the nature and away from crowds) and Gus listen to our needs to provide some great recommendations.
I would recommend Gus as he is very professional and knows Rio by heart, and made us feel really safe.
Written June 5, 2022
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Augusto G
Quentin , what a pleasure to read your review. Thank you so much. All the best
Written June 5, 2022
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Jo-Anne L
1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
My daughter toured and everything was perfect. Gus is very knowledgeable and gives alot of interesting information during the tour.
Written June 4, 2022
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Augusto G
Thank you. Appreciate your time ! All the best
Written June 4, 2022
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