Private tours in Rio de Janeiro

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Private Tours in Rio de Janeiro

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Bus Tours
7–8 hours
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₹14,833.80
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3 hours
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₹34,132.44
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Day Trips
6+ hours
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₹5,373.05
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Helicopter Tours
25–30 minutes
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₹21,725.12
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Bus Tours
7–8 hours
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₹9,472.71
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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₹13,845.39
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Bus Tours
6 hours
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₹12,966.98
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Bus Tours
4 hours
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₹11,544.80
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Private and Luxury
2–3 hours
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₹3,346.32
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Bus Tours
2–6 hours
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₹7,529.21
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Public Transportation Tours
5–6 hours
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₹4,182.90
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Bus Tours
5 hours
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₹14,305.51
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Bus Tours
3 hours
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₹4,182.90
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Walking Tours
6 hours
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₹8,557.37
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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₹12,548.69
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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₹1,30,506.39
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  • Mindy P
    1 contribution
    We had such a great experience with the tour. They were great at communicating the pick up time and location the day before the tour. The tour guide and the driver arrived at our hotel earlier than the scheduled time. The tour guide shared a lot of interesting information regarding the history of Brazil, showed us the main spots in Rio, and gave us plenty of time to take pictures. We were able to see so many great things during the one day tour. Highly recommend for everyone!
    Written 8 September 2022
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  • IC
    Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
    Spent an awesome day with Bernard! I would highly recommend booking a full day tour, definitely worth it! Looking forward to going back to Rio and spending more time with Bernard! Thank you!!
    Written 7 June 2022
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  • gomgcr
    Seattle, WA6 contributions
    Wonderful day trip to Cagarras Islands. Boat has enough room for 7. Stopped at a wind-protected spot for a dip in the Atlantic. Wonderful views of Sugarloaf on the way there and back.
    Written 27 December 2019
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  • Lindell S
    1 contribution
    Amazing Tour ! Amazing tour guides ! Very knowledgable!
    BEAUTIFUL VIEWS!!!!! This tour was truly amazing ! 1000% recommended !
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • Eli Vidal
    1 contribution
    Amazing experience! See Rio as never before from a birds eye view! comfortable helicopter and a great pilot to make the flight as majestic as it can be!! highly recommended.
    Written 25 April 2022
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  • Sightsee603086
    4 contributions
    Luis is a VERY EXPERIENCED tour guide and a walking encyclopedia of knowledge about the area because he has lived there for many years. He knew all the best spots and things to try cuz as a boy he went to farmers market and knew all about the tastings of the best unique fruits and foods of Rio. Basically there is not much he doesn't know about Rio. He is not only a fact person he is friendly and extremely accommodating to your particular things to do and see. He can advise you what is best for you based on your interests. He speaks great english which is a major plus there!!!
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Scott A
    1 contribution
    I purchased the tickets online from tripadvisor to pick my tickets up in Rio.
    The experience was excellent we picked our tickets up near our hotel on the day of the carnival and were picked up on time outside our hotel and taken to the sambadrome which was very well organised by the ticket company in Rio .
    The experience itself was a dream come true for my wife and I as we were celebrating our 25 anniversary and this ticked all the boxes for us
    We were picked up directly outside the stand area by a very well organised team outside and taken back to our hotel .
    We booked tickets for the stands in row 9 which were great to see the parades of schools
    Would recommend tripavisor and also a trip to a Brazil amazing time
    Written 14 April 2020
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  • Peter H
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    We are in Rio for five days and wanted a chance to see a smaller city. The tour was great — easy drive, Marcelo and Fabi speak perfect English and are knowledgeable and pleasant, the sites were all interesting, and the city is charming. Highly recommend!
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • Asolare95
    Thomasville, NC135 contributions
    We booked this private tour for four people through Marriott Bonvoy Experiences before we left the USA. I originally booked the wrong date, so canceled and rebooked immediately for the correct date. I had a confirmation and was charged at that time.
    When we got to Rio, due to the change in date, the company did not send a guide at our scheduled time. However, once they figured out what happened, the owner, Ephraim, jumped into action and got Victoria scheduled on her day off to take us on our tour.
    We left about an hour later than we were supposed to, but we did not miss anything. Victoria was delightful and so willing to make our day special. Her knowledge of the area and of the history of Brazil was amazing. And she had such pride and passion in her job and where she lived- it was infectious! We toured Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf and had lunch at a true Brazilian steakhouse.
    We were so tired after this that we ended our tour but Victoria would have kept going if we had wanted to.
    We would totally recommend this company and Victoria!
    Written 9 September 2022
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  • Matthew B
    9 contributions
    Bernardo was fantastic! He picked us up and navigated us smoothly and safely into the stadium. We absolutely would not have been able to go to let alone gotten into Maracanã at night with 30,000+ people there. He knew the teams and players very well! Is a must do activity when visiting Rio! Beautiful stadium and fantastic atmosphere!
    Written 14 June 2022
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  • SouthFloridaPeg
    Greenville, SC91 contributions
    Stunning forest and great guide. Henry was an amazing wealth of knowledge about the forest and it’s plants and animals. He ensured we were always safe and answered all of our endless questions. A not to be missed experience for those who love the outdoors.
    Written 24 August 2022
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  • A S A
    1 contribution
    Camila was an outstanding guide…. Very knowledgeable, friendly and polite.
    We enjoyed the sights as much as her company.
    Written 5 September 2022
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  • Meri C
    2 contributions
    I’m absolutely impressed with Caio and the tour. As a tourist, you get to see the glossy side of Rio a lot, but this favela tour is an absolute must do: this is where history of Brazil and the more realistic take on life in Rio connect.

    It’s an absolute misconception to think of favelas as this red flag, or a spot you should never come close to, and Caio really proved this. It was super safe (and they usually are in any case, especially for tourists), but you’d still want a guide like Caio to walk you through all the interesting stuff - mototaxi to the way up, background and history, and of course an amazing experience on the way down. You’ll see peoples houses, the local dynamic commerce, get to buy smth unique from local artists, and go off-road for something super one of a kind (let’s leave this as a tease).

    And the coolest part is that Caio knows a lot of people inside, so you’ll get into an absolutely friendly and safe atmosphere while enjoying some of the most beautiful views on Rio (Rocinha is located in some of the top spots so you’ll see some mesmerising views).

    Absolutely recommended for anyone who’s in Rio for even the shortest time :)
    Written 25 August 2022
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  • Bob W
    Glasgow, UK24 contributions
    Fabio, a genuinely nice guy (and very knowledgeable) gave us what must be one of the most relaxed tours of all the main sites of Rio. Plenty of time to enjoy the sites and a superb lunch recommendation .(with bonus of checking out some nice arts and craft shops in St. Theresa). Just totally enjoyable.
    Written 17 March 2019
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  • Meri C
    2 contributions
    You’ll see a lot of yours around Rio, but if you’re in for a more intimate experience of the city from someone who knows the place in and out, you’re in the right direction.

    Caio showed all the main landmarks while knowing answers to all kinds of questions imaginable - from history to everyday life.

    I loved that the tour was really chill and Caio was super flexible agreeing to all the coffee stops :) and he knew some cool places locals go to.

    Overall, it’s a great relaxed take on Rio tour with a super friendly and intelligent person who’ll tailor the tour to the way you want it with some amazing tips along the way.

    Plus as cherry on top, Caio knows how to take all the good shots, advising you how to capture this or that landmark in the best way possible x

    Absolutely recommended!
    Written 25 August 2022
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