" I am a life-long world traveler of Scots' and German origin, who's come to (somewhat) settle in the `Marvelous City`, Rio de Janeiro - I've accumulated expertise as a local tour guide, as well as tour-manager on round-trips of Brazil and/or Latin America, ha..."Ask a question to Jim C.
Full Day in Rio
This is a 7-8-hr-combo tour of both Sugar Loaf and Corcovado (peak upon which stands the Christ statue), with a city-tour, a brief visit to Rio's Tijuca forest (largest urban jungle), and much more ...
One could have a snack by the waterfall in said forest, or in a restaurant converted from a former slave-dwelling.
Since you'd be paying by the hour, here you can design your own tour, assisted by my expert suggestions, if you so require.
It'd be a day to remember, I assure you.
Price cited is per tour, regardless of 1, 2 or 3 passengers.
The mayor of Rio recently determined that purchases for tickets for the Corcovado train (Christ statue) and/or the Sugar loaf cable-car be made on-line in advance, so as to avoid huge line-ups, which had disturbed local residents. It may appear a hassle at first, but believe me, it's a pleasure to be able to avoid those huge high-season (Nov.-Apr.) line-ups. The client must make the purchases on-line, because only he/she will be allowed to pick up the tickets on site [IMPORTANT: Keep the voucher(s) and reservation code(s) in a safe place, and be sure to bring the credit-card(s) you used] A 4-hour interval is needed, since each of the visits take around 2 ¹/2 hours, and there's still the drive to the next `hill` to consider. On-site-purchases are EXTREMELY risky, specially in high-season, and hardly any guide/agent will take on such, nowadays. Agents and/or guides receive a yearly quotum (which I by then surely will have exasperated), so as to avoid illegal middle-men dealings. Look up: 1.} Bondinho do Pão de Açucar (best 08:00h) 2.} Trem do Corcovado (best 12:20h)