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Rio de Janeiro
Private and Small Group Guided Tours

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With a lush landscape and pulsing energy, there's a reason why Rio de Janeiro has been dubbed a "marvelous city" or Cidade Marvilhosa.
Rio de Janeiro, in 450 years of history, transformed from a colonial outpost to imperial capital and from birthplace of the Republic to a hub of modern South American culture. Today, the city is celebrated for its breathtaking natural settings—including the world-famous Copacana beach—and its music scene, featuring the homegrown sounds of Samba, which fill the air during what may be the largest annual Carnival celebration ever. Experience Rio de Janeiro's electrifying culture with Context's private and small group guided tours.

Want more than a tour in Rio? Talk to our expert planners about custom and multi-day options at +1 (800) 691-8328. 
Introduction to Rio de Janeiro Tour
3 hrs • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Introduction to Rio de Janeiro Tour

Largo de Carioca, Praça XV, Confeiteria Colombo, Cinelândia, and Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro

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$157 and up
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Icons of Rio Tour: Christ the Redeemer and Copacabana
4 hrs • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Icons of Rio Tour: Christ the Redeemer and Copacabana

Chirst the Redeemer Statue (Corcovado Mountain), Largo de Boticario, Copacabana Beach and Fort, and Copacabana Neighborhood

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$219 and up
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Rio de Janeiro custom tours and trip planning starting at $203.
Lapa Night Tour: Samba and Caipirinhas
3 hrs • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Lapa Night Tour: Samba and Caipirinhas

Selaron Steps, Lapa Arches, Lapa Neighborhood, and Rio Scenarium

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$179 and up
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Santa Teresa Bondinho Tour: Rio's Bohemian Enclave
3 hrs • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Santa Teresa Bondinho Tour: Rio's Bohemian Enclave

Bondinho Tram Ride, Santa Teresa Neighborhood, and Parque das Ruinas

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$176 and up
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Renewing Rio - a Tour of Rio's Revitalization
3 hrs • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Renewing Rio - a Tour of Rio's Revitalization

Praça Mauâ, Museum of Tomorrow, Museum of Art of Rio, and Little Africa Neighborhood

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$167 and up
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The Birth of Bossa Nova
3 hrs • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Birth of Bossa Nova

Copacabana Neighborhood and Ipanema Neighborhood

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$209 and up
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Rio Art Tour for Kids
3 hrs • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio Art Tour for Kids

Santa Teresa Neighborhood and Parque das Ruinas

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$197 and up
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Rio Briefing: Coffee and Stroll with a Local Expert
2 hrs • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio Briefing: Coffee and Stroll with a Local Expert

Your neighborhood

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$143 and up
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Custom Tour of Rio de Janeiro
4 hrs • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Custom Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Your choice of sites

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$203 and up
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Rio de Janeiro Private and Guided Tours

Our Rio de Janeiro private and small group guided tours are designed to demystify this beautiful, vibrant city. Led by architects, journalists, and a range of other local experts, we offer myriad private and small group Rio tours, from our tour of Copacabana and the Christ the Redeemer Statue to a Bossa Nova Tour of Rio. Perhaps our best tour for a general introduction is our History of Rio City Tour, which takes place in the historic downtown area and traces Rio's history from colonialism to modern politics. For first-time visitors, our Welcome to Rio Orientation is invaluable. We'll meet you in your hotel (or rented apartment) and spend two hours together, going through maps, calendar of events, or other local insight. We can also organize a wide range of Private tours of Rio, including excursions outside the city to places like Paraty, where we have experts waiting to share the rich history of gold and colonialism in this picturesque town. We're also deep into the local life in Rio. A great neighborhood stroll for getting the vibe of the city is our Santa Teresa Neighborhood Tour with Bondinho Ride, which explores this vibrant neighborhood during the day, or our Rio de Janeiro Nightlife Tour with Samba Dance in Lapa.
What Context Rio de Janeiro Travelers Say
34 Reviews (4.65)

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Rafael, thank you so much for showing us the Lapa area at night. We enjoyed the caipirinhas, food and music and talking with you about Rio. We hope to see you again!
Rafael was the absolute best. He was incredibly knowledgeable and personable and made our tour unique and personalized.
Carlos is superb. An urban planner and teaches in law school while working on his doctorate. Makes it sound like he’s old but he isn’t, just experienced and knowledgeable as well as personable. There was a problem with the tour but it didn’t relate to Carlos. We had a confirmed reservation from Early Dec 2018. We got-to the designated starting point 5 min early. We waited. After about 20 min we called the Context number in NY. Seems that they had cancelled our reserved, pre paid tour and had called Carlos telling him that he didn’t have a tour. What I haven’t said is that we had agreed to pay for three people so thar the tour would happen even though there were only 2 of us. A return phone call said that Carlos had been reached but it would be 40 min before he could meet us which he did. We were told that the charge would be adjusted. We announced that the charge would be cancelled. They agreed. A lot of unnecessary confusion but Carlos gave a superb tour.