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About Way to Know Rio
We are a LGBT and family friendly incoming tour operator and agency in Rio de Janeiro, and specialize in private custom tours with separate guide and driver for tours with maximum comfort and security, in suv cars, luxurious minivans and vans. We offer free pick up and drop off at any hotel in Rio, airport or port. All this with super qualified, knowledgeable tour guides, with excellent fluency in English, Spanish, French, Italian and German and living experiences abroad. We are the perfect option for your family, including kids and elderlies. On especial request, we can provide child car seats and accessible vans for wheelchair. The friendliest guides will show you around Rio with love, safety, comfort, fun and joy. The real carioca way! The best way to see Rio? We got it. We spread happiness.
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Private Custom Full-Day in Rio including Christ, Sugar Loaf and Selaron Steps
A flexible itinerary ensures a customizable experience during this private sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro. Your private group can choose to focus on nature or history, with either a driver-guide or a separate guide and driver. Choose from highlights such as Sugar Loaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer, and the Selaron Steps. History buffs can explore the historic city center while nature lovers may opt to visit Tijuca Forest.
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8 to 9 hours
from $210.00
Private Full-Day in Rio including Christ, Sugar Loaf and Selaron Steps
Explore the most important sights in Rio with one of our exceptional guides in this ideal tour for first-time visitors, in a comfortable 7 to 8 hours time frame. Not too long, not too short!

Your first stop is at Christ the Redeemer, which you reach by a train ride through the Tijuca National Forest, one of the largest urban forests worldwide. At the top, get sweeping views of Rio and take the time to snap photos.

And then you will fall in love with Santa Teresa, the most charming, bucholic neighborhood in Rio, where you will find the old yellow tram and amazing restaurants.Visit Lapa, home to the Lapa Arches and the colorful Selaron Steps.

Swing by the popular recreation spot Flamengo Park on the way to Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Hop a cable car to the top at 1,300 feet (396 meters), from where you'll enjoy more panoramic views of the city below.

Along your journey, you'll get personalized attention from your private guide and plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
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7 to 8 hours
from $140.00
Private Hidden Gems Tour in Rio: best views of the city including Santa Teresa!
Uncover local

secrets and see little-known gems with your guide. This tour is ideal for off

the beaten track visitors who want to go beyond the typical sights and get

an overview of the city, including the Chinese View and Santa Teresa.
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8 to 9 hours
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from $171.00
$190.00
Private Street Food tour Adventure in Rio, with transportation and tour guide.
There is no better way to learn about a place´s culture than a food tour! Embark on this adventure, feel like a local and have lots of fun learning about the popular and exotic Brazilian treats! Its ingredients, textures and history. Discover why the Brazilian food is some of the most nutritious and interesting in the world, and also caloric! While we embark in this gastronomical journey, we'll also visit some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Rio.

We'll taste typical delicious carioca snacks such as empada, tapioca, pão de queijo, feijoada cream, açaí, the popular Brazilian coffee, caipirinha and wonderful deserts too!
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5 to 6 hours
from $250.00
Private Custom Half-Day Layover tour Must-Sees in Rio
This customizable private half-day tour is the perfect way to see Rio in that laid-back Brazilian kind of way. Pick-up is when and where you want it, and then its ‘choose your own adventure’ time. Christ the Redeemer, Ipanema Beach, the Selaron Steps, Sugarloaf Mountain, or some combination, it's up to you. And when you're hungry, stop for a delicious Brazilian lunch to refuel.
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4 to 5 hours
from $170.00
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had 3 full days in Rio where we visited most of the touristic attractions. Our tour guide was Romulo Palma one of the best guides we have ever had. He is very passionate about his work,very punctual, he didn't rush us at all, give...More

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank Montevio
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our group of three were met at our hotel by Nicolly and our driver ( whose name i have forgotten - apologies) promptly as arranged. We visited Sugar Loaf , Lapa , the Cathedral, Selaron Steps and Corcovado. Nicolly and our driver were the best...More

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank jimjan24
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm super excited that I booked this tour and was paired with our very informative, ball of fire, courteous and all around nice tour guide, Romulo! His English was better than many in the US. His contacts at key spots like Christ the Redeemer and...More

Thank kimdaley423
Reviewed 1 week ago

Christian was friendly, puntual, helpful, spoke very good english, and was accompanied by a driver who was accommodating. Visited Sugar Loaf, and managed to skip the queue thanks to Christian, Christ the Redeemer, and Seleron steps. One point is it was advertised as 8 or...More

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank kmck01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband went with tour guide Wagner and driver Junior on a full day tour in Rio. We were only there for 3 days, so really had to pack a lot of sights into this one day. Wagner was wonderful. He is so...More

Date of experience: December 2019
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Lori C
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Hello Lori! Thank you for your message. Jane is right. Our tours are fully customizable and we do not have options for longer tours. However our guides can be flexible, we will select the right guide for you, please contact... More
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