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  • Full-Day Tour with Christ, Sugarloaf, Selaron and BBQ Lunch

    1. Full-Day Tour with Christ, Sugarloaf, Selaron and BBQ Lunch

    Discover the landmarks of Rio on a full-day guided tour, including pickup and drop off at hotels in Rio (check the pickup locations). Start with a visit to Corcovado Mountain, where you will ride to the base of the 38-meter tall statue of Christ the Redeemer, standing at an altitude of 710 meters (about 2329 feet). Ride by van to the top or board the train, both through the Tijuca Forest, for a preview of the wonderful landscape. Then, marvel at the main monument of Brazil as you take in panoramic views of Rio. Next, head towards the mythical Maracanã football stadium and observe its imposing façade. Continue to the legendary Sambódromo where the annual Carnival parade takes place. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, a modern structure influenced by Mayan pyramids. Check out the brightly colored tiles of the world-famous Selarón Steps at Lapa, before enjoying a typical ...

    Great tour!! Pedro the guide was very knowledgeable about everything. I even tried to one up him on a few things but even with all the research I did before coming here he always had a little extra unknown fact about everything. Everything ran smoothly and they kept everything flowing. Was able to get everything in, and have a little extra time at a few places. Would definitely recommend.

  • Christ the Redeemer, Selarón Stairs & Sugar Loaf Sunset Tour

    2. Christ the Redeemer, Selarón Stairs & Sugar Loaf Sunset Tour

    Begin your tour with a visit to the Corcovado Mountain. After a 20-minute drive to the base of the statue of Christ the Redeemer through the Tijuca Forest, enjoy a beautiful view of the city and the surrounding landscape. This 710-meter-tall (about 2,330 feet) statue is Brazil's main monument and a World Heritage Site. Next, head towards the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro and Selarón Stairs before reaching Sugar Loaf by sunset. Located in the Urca neighborhood, it is one of Rio's icons. Board a cable car and ride to the Urca Mount station before continuing on in a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf. At the top, enjoy the beautiful and panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world while overlooking the Copacabana Beach from the top of Sugar Loaf.

    Igor Mendez was our tour guide. He was fantastic! He was punctual, very knowledgeable, informative, passionate about Rio and all it has to offer.

  • Rio de Janeiro: 6-Stop Highlights of Rio with Lunch

    3. Rio de Janeiro: 6-Stop Highlights of Rio with Lunch

    Start your adventure with a pickup in the morning from hotels located in the South Zone and head towards your first stop at Christ the Redeemer.  Enjoy great jungle views in the minivan ride through the Tijuca Forest that surrounds the Corcovado Mountain. Reach the peak of the mountain and meet the statue of the Christ the Redeemer with its arms right open over the city. Admire the sweeping views and take breathtaking pictures. Head to a nice walk outside the Maracanã Stadium and find out more about the passion of the Brazilians for football. Learn about the samba tradition in Rio by visiting the Sambadrome, the place with the biggest Carnival parade on the planet. Marvel at the beautiful street art of the Selarón Steps, a gigantic mosaic work of the Chilean artist Jorge Selarón. He started dedicating himself to decorate the stairs in the early 90s. The 250 steps have become a monumen...

    This tour was awesome! It shows the essential highlights of what to see in Rio. From the must see Christ the Redeemer statue, to the iconic Selaron Steps, to the sweet views of the Sugarloaf mountain, etc. you wont be disappointed. Plus the lunch buffet will fill you up with many varieties of local & Western foods to enjoy. Also our guide Manuela is very informative, fun & she provided really good customer service.

  • Rio: Christ the Redeemer & Selarón Steps Half-Day Tour

    4. Rio: Christ the Redeemer & Selarón Steps Half-Day Tour

    Meet your group at the meeting point in Copacabana. Start your half-day and drive up to the statue of Christ the Redeemer at the top of the Corcovado Mountain, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Journey through a short and beautiful route through Tijuca Forest, one of the largest urban forests in the world, before enjoying the incredible views of the entire city. When reaching the top of the mountain, visit the most famous tourist attraction in Brazil and get a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro, 710 meters above sea level. Return from Christ the Redeemer and drive past Santa Teresa, the famous neighborhood located on a hillside known for its narrow cobblestone streets, unique cultural flair, and iconic yellow tram. Arrive at the neighborhood of Lapa, a hot spot of Rio’s nightlife and known for the Carioca Aqueduct, before visiting the brightly colored tiles of the world-famous Se...

    It was all so easy, I ubered it to the r2rio offices, we all got into a minivan and drove to Christ the Redeemer, right to the top. The staff were all so helpful and the guide was wonderful and knowledgeable. It is very winding when you get to the top so if like me you get car sick beware of this and sit at the front and dont eat breakfast or lunch. We did the 2.30pm tour which was good as there were less people. The only thing I would have liked was more time there as we only had 40 minutes. Dont forget to visit the little chapel at the top.

  • Santa Teresa & Lapa With Tram Ride And Selarón Steps

    5. Santa Teresa & Lapa With Tram Ride And Selarón Steps

    Begin your tour at Downtown (“Centro”), where you will get the tram (“bondinho”) to the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa. You will drive over the Arcos da Lapa, the aqueduct used to connect water from Santa Teresa to Downtown and one of Rio’s most traditional postcards. At Santa Teresa, you will experience an interesting local atmosphere. Walk through the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa, a bucolic area in Rio de Janeiro. Located on a hillside, Santa Teresa has become a district of cultural interest because of its architectural value and prime location, famous for its winding, narrow cobblestone streets and a favourite spot for artists and tourists. A flair similar to Montmartre, in Paris. You will visit the Ruins Park, a public park with an art gallery built around the ruins of a mansion. (Please note that Ruins Park is closed on Sundays.) Take a minute to enjoy the city’s l...

    The driver and tour guide was very prompt came on time to pick and drop us. The guide was very informative, proactive and very interesting to listen to he spoke in 3 languages. St.Theresa, Lapa and the steps was a really beautiful place to visit. Food and drink is not provided, however, the tour guide considered taking a break and let us get refreshments in between.

  • Rio: Cariocando Tour with Visit to Christ the Redeemer

    6. Rio: Cariocando Tour with Visit to Christ the Redeemer

    Spend the day touring Rio’s neighborhoods, the home of bossa nova. Be guided round some of the most well-known sights, including Christ the Redeemer, with your south-side hotel pickup and drop-off included. Start your day with a hotel pickup for south-side accommodation. After meeting your guide and group, head to the first stop. First up is a visit to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, entry tickets included. Be amazed by breathtaking panoramic views of the city from the top of Corcovado Hill during your journey to the statue. Next up is a visit to the outside of the famous Maracaña Stadium, home to many a World Cup match. Learn a little more about this important world-famous symbol while taking in its façade. Discover the samba catwalk by visiting the Sambódromo, where the biggest popular party on the planet takes place. Then, the next stop is the Metropol...

  • Rio: Christ Redeemer by Train & City Highlights Morning Tour

    7. Rio: Christ Redeemer by Train & City Highlights Morning Tour

    After being collected from your hotel in Rio, you will drive up to the Cosme Velho station in order to catch the Corcovado Train. This train ride through tropical forest stakes about 20 minutes from ground level to the top of Corcovado Mountain. Once having ascended to the top of the mountain, you will discover the Christ the Redeemer Statue, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Once you're back at sea level, you will drive past the legendary Maracanã soccer stadium for an external visit of this park where you will have another photo opportunity. Following this, you will head to Sambódromo, the location of Rio's exciting Carnaval. Afterwards, you can pay a visit to the distinctive Metropolitan Cathedral, a modern structure that takes influence from Mayan pyramids. You can then check out the brightly colored tiles of the world-famous Selarón Steps, one of Rio's most distinctive la...

    Was picked up close to on time we were in hotel lobby and he was outside but found him easy enough. . We got upgraded with a private tour and guide which made getting around the city must easier than a van or bus. Crowded in most spots, Christ the Redeemer and the Steps were the worst! Having private vehicle really help. Igor was very knowledgeable about the city would recommend him for a tour guide

  • Corcovado, Sugarloaf Mountain, and Selarón Steps 6-Hour Tour

    8. Corcovado, Sugarloaf Mountain, and Selarón Steps 6-Hour Tour

    Discover the best of Rio de Janeiro on a 6-hour guided tour of Corcovado, Selarón Steps, and Sugar Loaf Mountain and see it all! Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to Corcovado Mountain through the Tijuca Rainforest. Ascend to the summit to see the 38-meter (128-foot) tall statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy spectacular views of Rio and its surrounding countryside. Then, travel back downhill to take a tour of the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood. Admire its charming architecture and go to the famous Selarón Steps made in ceramic by the artist Jorge Selarón. After that, head to the Sugar Loaf Mountain taking a ride through the charming neighborhood of Urca to take the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf in two stages. The first cable car takes you to Urca Hill, from where you will get beautiful views of Guanabara Bay, the Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. Continue...

    Whistle stop tour of three popular tourist attractions. Takes the hassle out of navigating your way to all three separately, and skip the queues. Only 15-20 mins at the Selaron steps, but long enough to take some pictures. It's definitely worth it, for the convenience.

  • Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf & Corcovado Private Day Tour

    9. Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf & Corcovado Private Day Tour

    Start your private Rio de Janeiro adventure with a drive along the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. Go to Corcovado Station and ride to the base of the Christ the Redeemer statue by train. Relax on the 20-minute ride through the Tijuca Forest, and get a preview of the wonderful landscape that awaits you. Upon arrival at the top of Corcovado, get a meet and greet at the main monument of Brazil and marvel at the 710-meter statue of Christ with his arms outstretched. Enjoy unparalleled views of the city and surrounding countryside from Rio de Janeiro's most strategic viewpoint. Follow your guide as they point out Guanabara Bay, the city of Niteroi and other highlights, such as the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, the Botanical Garden, the Jockey Club and the Tijuca National Park. Look further towards Copacabana, Botafogo, Flamengo and the famous Sugar Loaf mountain. Descend Corcovado and continue you...

    Booking the private tour with C2Rio was easily the best money we spent in Rio. Our wonderful guide João had an encyclopedic knowledge of the city. He adjusted the tour to suit our particular interest in architecture and design, fitting in extra sights and experiences between the normal places. João even helped us build an itinerary for our next day in Rio. If you are on the fence about a private vs a group tour definitely make the private tour happen!

  • Rio de Janeiro: Guided Bike Tours in Small Groups

    10. Rio de Janeiro: Guided Bike Tours in Small Groups

    Choose from 3 different itineraries to best fit your time in Rio and your preferences. Explore some of the city's highlights on a small-group bike tour with an expert guide and learn about the historical background of the city. • 3-Hour Urban Tour: Praia Vermelha, Botafogo & Lagoa Visit several of Rio's famous sites and some of its traditional neighborhoods on this tour that focuses on the southern part of the city. Start at Copacabana beach to experience where locals spend a large part of their social life. From there, bike to Sugarloaf Mountain to view its imposing vastness up-close, and make a stop at nearby Vermelha Beach, a tiny oasis of quietness. Next, pedal to the lively neighborhood of Botafogo to get a glimpse of the back lanes of Rio. This stretch of the bike tour will give...

    we really enjoyed Philip's tour! we recommabd strongly! i'ts a safe tour ans very very pleasant!

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What people are saying about Escadaria Selarón

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,219 reviews

Great tour!! Pedro the guide was very knowledgeable about everything. I even tried to one up him on a few things but even with all the research I did before coming here he always had a little extra unknown fact about everything. Everything ran smoothly and they kept everything flowing. Was able to get everything in, and have a little extra time at a few places. Would definitely recommend.

Today’s experience was very enlightening and rewarding. Pedro & Antonio were very mindful and courteous of all patrons. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. 10/10 recommend!

Igor Mendez was our tour guide. He was fantastic! He was punctual, very knowledgeable, informative, passionate about Rio and all it has to offer.

Very good experience and the guide is one of the best i have ever met.

Nice guide, and nice stops. Lunch is not to good but decent :)