Rio de Janeiro Private Tours and Rio de Janeiro Small Group Tours

Rio de Janeiro Tours and Experiences Hosted by Local Experts

Immerse yourself in the electrifying culture of Rio de Janeiro with Context
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With 450 years of rich history, Rio de Janeiro has undergone a remarkable transformation. It evolved from a colonial outpost into an imperial capital, played a pivotal role in the birth of the Republic, and now stands as a vibrant hub of modern South American culture. Today, Rio is renowned for its stunning natural landscapes, epitomized by the iconic Copacabana beach, and its vibrant music scene that resonates with the soulful rhythms of Samba, filling the air during what is arguably the world's largest annual Carnival celebration.

Rio de Janeiro Private Tours and Rio de Janeiro Small Group Tours

Our Rio de Janeiro private and small group guided tours are designed to demystify this beautiful, vibrant city. Experiencing Rio with a private guide offers you a personalized and immersive journey, allowing you to delve deeper into the city's culture, history, and hidden gems, all while enjoying a tailored itinerary that caters to your interests and preferences. 

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
48 Reviews (4.75)

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Raphael was very good. Knowledgeable, good listener, customer service oriented. He adjusted his pace for my husband’s slowness. He Even stayed late with us on his birthday! I felt that this tour subject matter was a little ‘weaker’ than other context tours I have taken. The tour WAS exactly as described; I’m not sure how it could have been improved to be more enjoyable. Maybe I would have enjoyed the older traditional bar on the street as opposed to the rooftop bar we went to. But Raphael tried to make it as interesting and was very engaging.
Rafael was smart, fun, and spoke perfect English.
Everything was great!