Day trip

From Cruise Port Pier Mauá: Rio Full Day Highlights Tour

4.8 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: C2RIO TOURS & TRAVEL
Day trip

From Cruise Port Pier Mauá: Rio Full Day Highlights Tour

Activity provider: C2RIO TOURS & TRAVEL

From US$ 111.58 per person

Enjoy a shore excursion visiting the highlights of Rio de Janeiro and relax with pickup and drop-off from Cruise Terminal Pier Mauá.

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Duration 4 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese


  • Enjoy pickup and drop-off in front of the Cruise Terminal Pier Mauá
  • Choose between different options of tourist attractions combinations and times
  • Explore the highlights of Rio in one day
Full description
Spend a full-day shore excursion soaking up the sights of Rio de Janeiro. Get picked up from the Cruise Terminal Pier Mauá and drive to your selected attractions (depending on option booked). You could drive up to the Christ the Redeemer Statue - one of the New Seven Wonders of the World - on top of Corcovado Mountain. You can also enjoy a drive through the Tijuca Forest - one of the largest urban forests in the world - before coming upon to incredible views of the entire city. Next, maybe drive past the legendary Maracanã soccer stadium and head to Sambódromo, the location of Rio's exciting Carnaval. Visit the distinctive Metropolitan Cathedral, a modern structure that is influenced by Mayan pyramids. Check out the brightly colored tiles of the world-famous Selarón Steps, one of Rio's most distinctive landmarks. Then, head to a local steakhouse to enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch (if option selected). After lunch, make an optional final trip to Sugarloaf Mountain. Ride the cable cars to the top of Sugarloaf, reaching a height of 1,295 feet (395 m). Conclude the tour with an exquisitely beautiful panorama of Rio de Janeiro. Return to the Cruise Terminal Pier Mauá.
  • Pickup and drop-off from Cruise Terminal Pier Mauá
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Tickets according to your option booked
  • Buffet lunch (if option selected)
  • Lunch (if option not selected, available to purchase)
  • Drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Exit gate of Cruise Terminal Pier Mauá (next to the Kobra Graffiti Wall). The tour guide will be waiting to take the participants to the vehicle and begin the tour. Tour start time: 1 hour after the ship's arrival at the pier. The tour may start earlier if all participants meet the tour guide before the expected time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Please inform the tour operator of your ship, date, and scheduled arrival time in order to arrange your pickup
  • The tour will depart 1 hour after the ship's arrival at the pier - the tour may start earlier if all participants meet the tour guide before the expected time.
  • The tour is subject to changes in order to guarantee return to the cruise ship on time.
  • This tour operates rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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There was some confusion about when we would get to Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf, as we had prepaid tickets for each. It turned out that the price of the tickets were included in the tour price so we did not need them after all. We weren't able to get a refund for the train tickets but as the tour drove us up to Christ the Redeemer instead we're ok with that. Monica, the tour guide, was very informative and pleasant. She went out of her way to take photos with us holding-hands with the Christ statue which was awesome. Thank you C2Rio and Monica!

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March 8, 2020

This tour was brilliantly organised. I received an email to instruct me how to find the Guide when I left the cruise terminal. From there another guide took us to our 18 seater a/c mini bus. Our Guide, Al was fantastic at keeping us on track and explaining all about Rio and its attractions. Lunch was good and very efficient. Overall great value for money.

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March 1, 2019

Excellent trip taking in all the main attractions. Priscilla our guide spoke very good English and was not only very informative but friendly too. Taking the time to chat to all the passengers on the trip. Lunch was excellent...the best I have ever had on a tour. Basically eat all you can from a great variety of food. Meat eaters will love the skewered steak, chicken, sausage etc. A great tour, great value for money and highly recommended to get you around all the main attractions of Rio in a short space of time.

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March 1, 2019

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