Rio: Santa Teresa with Tram Ride & Selarón Steps Small Group

4.6 / 5

62 Reviews

Rio: Santa Teresa with Tram Ride & Selarón Steps Small Group

From US$ 59 per person

Venture outside the center of Rio de Janeiro to visit the beautiful Santa Teresa neighborhood. The unique Santa Teresa district is located in the outskirts of Rio, and enchants locals and visitors with its street art and eclectic architecture.

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Duration 4 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • Enjoy the artistic vibe of Santa Teresa while walking down the cobblestone streets
  • Climb the world-famous Selaró steps that were created as a tribute to Brazilians
  • Explore the oldest part of Rio: the famous Lapa District
Full description
Visit Rio de Janeiro’s artistic district on this half-day tour of Santa Teresa. This tour begins in the center of Rio, and takes you through the Financial District and Carioca Square while en route to Santa Teresa. When you meet your guide he'll lead you to the subway as you begin your journey to Santa Teresa. Your first stop is at the Carioca Station, where you will walk through the Financial District and Carioca Square, where you can view the historic aqueducts that were once the main source of drinking water in Rio. The Santa Teresa district is located on a hill overlooking Rio, and enchants locals and visitors with its cobblestone streets and eclectic architecture. Santa Teresa features attractions such as the Chacara do Ceu Museum, and the Ruins Park, which features gorgeous views over downtown Rio de Janeiro and Guanabara Bay. As you make your way back toward the Lapa District, you will stop by the Carmelitas Convent, where you can climb the world-famous “Escadaria Selaró” steps created by a Chilean-born artist as a tribute to the Brazilian people.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Public transportation fares
  • Cheese and bread tasting
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Right by the statue outside the Copacabana Palace Hotel, Avenida Atlântica, 1702, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22021-001

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The maximum group size is 12 people
  • Please note, Latin Americans are conscious of appearance. The supplier requests that you wear conservative, casual clothes. Halter tops and short shorts should not be worn outside of beach areas. When visiting churches and religious sites, your shoulders and knees should be covered
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 62 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Service
    5.0 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
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We were lucky to be alone in this tour with Maria, she was friendly and helpful and informative. We used the metro to move around and learned a lot from blending with the locals. We saw beautiful districts and tasted the local bread snack and power fruit. The ride on the tram was fun and the art shops unique!

October 31, 2019

Fantastic Guide made for a great tour

Our guide Alex made our tour very enjoyable with her passion for her town. We all enjoyed our morning tea of hot cheese rolls and Acaii berries - a delicacy that we would never have found. The tour gave us a broad insight of ths area, showed us many local attractions and we got to ride the subway and the tram. A must do experience whilst in Rio. We loved the tour, great value.

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September 23, 2019

Fun in Santa Teresa

We met up with our guide and she was a real bright girl. She welcomed us with open arms and we began our tour. We jumped on the subway and travelled by bus which was an eye opener. She kept us safe and showed us everything with gusto. I loved the bohemian area of Santa Teresa which was full of great vibes as everyone was preparing for carnival. I would highly recommend this trip

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March 3, 2019

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