Explore all of the marvelous city with your own expert guide. Your full-day (8 hour) tour will show you all of Rio's most famous sites along with local hot spots you won't find in any guide book. See beautiful Rio with your own local guide.
-Your own local, expert guide
-Enjoy panoramic views of Rio from the Christ the Redeemer Statue
-Discover the colonial and artsy neighborhood of Santa Teresa
-Ride the efficient and safe Rio subway like a local
-Take a trip on the last working streetcar in the entire city
-Visit the lush Tijuca National Forest
Your tour of Rio will start with your guide meeting your group at the location of your choosing (typically your hotel or apartment)l to escort you personally via the efficient (and safe) metro system to the very center of Rio, Carioca Square. Once there, your guide lead you on an excursion that will show you the Real Rio.
From Carioca Square, you’ll head through the financial district towards the tram that will take you up the hill to Santa Teresa, the boho-chic center of the Rio’s artist scene. Your tram ride will take you past the Lapa neighborhood of Rio, home to an aqueduct dating back to the 18th century but now one of Rio’s most sizzling areas for nightlife.
You’ll get off the tram at Largo dos Guimaraes, the main stop for the Santa Teresa neighborhood. The colonial neighborhood has been experiencing a renaissance of sorts, and is now one of the city’s most beloved areas. Cobblestone streets and 18th century architecture now house fine restaurants, fabulous lounges and eclectic art galleries.
As your tour continues along those historic streets, you’ll stop by Escadaria Selarón (Selarón’s Steps), famous for its tiles that were collected from cities all over the world by Jorge Selarón in 1990. There are more than 250 tiles, representing more than 60 different countries. The steps have been featured in countless productions, from The Amazing Race to Pharrell’s “Happy” video.
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