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Enjoy a unique experience on the streets of Rio de Janeiro on tour that takes to you see the best of its urban art. A knowledgeable local guide will show you works from colorful tiles to a 15-meter-tall mural known as Las Etnias, or The Ethnicities.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the best street art in Rio with an urban arts guide
  • Get a glimpse into the urban art scene in Rio’s diverse neighborhoods
  • Marvel at the world’s largest street mural on Olimpic Boulevard
Full description
On this unique 4-hour tour you’ll meet your guide at the Olinda Rio Hotel and head to the Gloria neighborhood by Metro. Visit the Selaron Steps, where you’ll see the work of a Chilean artist. The huge mosaic features tiles from around the world, and spans 400 steps in Lapa area.

The second stop on your tour will be Praça Mauá. The square marks the beginning of Avenida Rio Branco and the beginning of the port region. The guide will point out important buildings around the square, such as the Rio Art Museum (MAR) and the Museum of Tomorrow.

Continue your walk along Olympic Boulevard to see the variety of artwork, including the massive 3,000-square-meter Etnias mural. It’s in the Guinness Book of World Records!

Visit the Pedra do Sal, originally a slave village, and a place with special significance for Cariocas of African descent and fans of samba and choro music.

Your guide will walk with you to the Metro station and tell you how to get back to your accommodation. For those staying in the center of the city the guide will give you tips on the best bars, restaurants and museums if you want to explore further after the tour.
Includes
  • English-speaking tour guide (specialist in urban arts)
  • Round-trip Metro and tram tickets
What’s Not Included
  • Foods and beverages

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Meeting point

At 2:00 pm in front of Olinda Rio Hotel, Avenida Atlântica 2230, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro.

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Duration: 4 hours

Includes: round-trip subway tickets and tickets for the VLT (tram)

Guide: English-speaking guide specializing in the urban arts
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Fantastic tour with edlundo, a very passionate and knowledgeable guide

If you have already visited Rio and the not to be missed sites like Corcovado and Pao de Asucar, I strongly recommend you book this tour. You will discover many different areas in Rio (we took the metro and the new tram) and you will be amazed by the quantity and quality of the street art in the city. Edmundo is very nice, passionate and knowledgeable. His english is perfect. This tour is one of the best i have taken so far (and we travel a lot). Thumbs up to Edmundo and his company.

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September 27, 2017

Amazing personal experience with urban art

Edmundo was an excellent tour guide! We went on the tour just expecting knowledge, but he had very interesting tidbits to share and we actually got to meet one of the local street artists. We had an awesome experience and the tour guide is very flexible to show us some extra little areas. He was also very friendly and had a very positive personality.

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March 4, 2017

Our Tourguide Edmundo was very well informed and we had a great tour.

Edmundo was able to offer us a super experience "off" the often taken path, we visited many interesting areas of Rio and saw really hundreds of great Street Art on the Tour. He was able to explain everything well in English (for me) and also to my wife in Brasilianish, which was great.

October 28, 2016

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LOCAL55 TRAVEL

Product ID: 52663