Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with the expertise of a local Tour guide!
Booking this Tour you can customize the itinerary, optimizing your precious time and money.
Visit the places you want, in the way that you wish, making your tours flexible, dynamic, comfortable and with your identity.
This is our most sold tour.

FOOD TOUR IN RIO (Small groups or Private Tour)

If you love travelling and you love food, you will love this tour. Brazil is an enormous tropical country and its gastronomy is an explosion of flavours. This tour is a depth immersion in Brazilian culinary and it is also a lovely way of exploring the city of Rio de Janeiro.
The tour includes traditional food, juices, beers or caipirinhas drinks, transportation AC and Tour Guide. We have options for vegetarians.
Itinerary: Farmer’s Market, Flamengo Neiboorhod, Lapa, Selaron Steps, Santa Terresa, Kobra Mural, Museum of Tomorrow and downtown.
Options for Private tours or Small Groups.


Visit the most iconic tourist attractions in one day.
Skip the Line !!! No time wasted!
You will visit, privately and exclusively, the most emblematic and fascinating places in the city of Rio de Janeiro: the statue of Christ the Redeemer and the Sugar Loaf Mountain


This itinerary is one of the favourites among travellers.
It is a compreensive tour. You will see the main attractions and more!
Itinerary: Christ the Redeemer by Train, Selaron Steps, Santa Teresa, Olympic Boulevard (MAR Museum, Museum of Tomorrow and Mural Kobra, external visits) and Sugar loaf Cable Car.


Due to the incredible topography and natural landscapes, Rio de Janeiro is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. On this tour, you will be able to see the city in all its splendour. We select the most panoramic places to take the best photos of your trip.
Itinerary: Christ the Redeemer by Train, Tijuca Forest, Chinese view, Viewpoint of Leblon and Sugarloaf cable car


Who says you have to wait until Carnival to see the Samba Schools?
The Samba Schools begin their preparation for the big Carnival parade several months before. The first rehearsals start in July or August (this depends on each samba school).
The Salgueiro Samba School Rehearsals are not just a show, is a wonderful cultural experience that you cannot miss on your visit to Rio de Janeiro.


Have you ever stopped to analyze what is drawn and painted on the walls of a big city?Do you know the purpose and meaning of the designs and their motives?
Rio Alternative Tour invites you to discover the city of Rio de Janeiro through this ephemeral street art. A lively, dynamic tour, full of passion and feeling of Brazilian and international artistic expression, through the center of Rio de Janeiro.


This tour is ideal for those who want to spend a day modeling, promote and expand their Instagram, and get to know different and original places in the city of Rio de Janeiro. With the Tour Guide and photographer Lully Sampaio, enjoy Rio like an Instagrammer!

You will undoubtedly be delighted with this experience and will have amazing photos to post on your social networks.

You will step away from conventional itineraries and capture stunning photos in Rio de Janeiro’s hidden gems!


This Private Tour is a fantastic combination of nature and a sociocultural experience.
Rio is known for its topography and social contrasts; in this activity, you will see them both.
We will visit Morro Dois Irmãos, making a trail of about 1.5 km, passing several viewpoints with incredible views.  Afterward, we will descend through Favela do Vidigal, experiencing a different favela, which originated in 1940.


In this tour you will visit the great icons of Rio’s architecture and history from colonial time to contemporary. The city of Rio de Janeiro received the title of the first World Capital of Architecture by UNESCO.
Itinerary: Flamengo Park (Modern Art Museum and Pracinhas Monument), Church of Nossa Senhora da Glória do Outeiro, Lapa Arches, Metropolitan Cathedral, Colombo Confectionery, Paço Imperial, Casa França Brasil, Monastery of São Bento, Praça Mauá (Museum of Tomorrow, MAR Museum and Kobra Mural), Central do Brasil/Ministry of War, Sambadrome, Franklin House, Royal Portuguese Reading Office, Cinelândia (Municipal Theatre, National Library and Museum of Fine Arts) and Gustavo Palace Capanema. 


On The other side of bay, just 14 kilometers from Rio the Janeiro city is the lovely city of Niterou.
This city has a lot to offer for the visitors, espectacular views and a large number of buildings, parks and museums designed by renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer.
Itinerary: Rio x Niterói Bridge, Museum of Contemporary Art – MAC, a classic of Oscar Niemeyer’s architecture; Oscar Niemeyer Way,  Fortaleza de Santa Cruz, We will close our tour with a visit to the Park of the City.


Only 65 kilometres from the City of Rio de Janeiro, in the spectacular mountains of the Serra dos Orgaõs National Park is Petrópolis, the first and only Imperial City of the Americas.
Due to its mild climate, topography and exuberant vegetation, Emperor Don Pedro II build his Summer Palace in this city.
In this tour, we will visit the most important attractions such as:
The Old Quitandinha casino, a symbol of glamour and fun in the 1940s.
The Imperial Museum, once the Summer Residence of the Emperor, it has been transformed into the most important museum in Brazil.
The Cathedral of São Pedro de Alcantara impresses its visitors with the stained glasses and the neo-gothic architecture.
The Crystal Palace, a romantic present that Princess Isabel received from her husband.
Santos Dumont’s house reveals the eccentricity and genius of its owner, the father of aviation.
The Bohemia brewery (the first brewery in the country) could not be absent on this tour.
Como to visit Pretopolis with us!



Discover the Brazilian paradise of Angra dos Reis and enjoy diving on its paradisiacal beaches, privately and exclusively!
Angra is a coastal city in the state of Rio de Janeiro, 151km from the city of Rio de Janeiro.The best way to know Angra dos Reis is on a private boat ride. You, your family or friends away from the crowds.
We have two itineraries:

Itinerary 1 – Paradise Islands: Ilhas Botinas, Praia do Dentista, Praia das Flechas, Praia da Fazenda or Praia do Vitorino and Ponta da Piedade.

Itinerary 2 – Ilha Grande: Lagoa Azul, Grumixama, Bananal Pequeno, Praia de Maguarisquessaba and Aripeba.


Caroline Viveiros
Caroline Viveiros
Tour Privativo no Rio de Janeiro com Lully Ótima opção para passeios personalizados, guiados com uma excelente profissional, simpática, alegre e extremamente prestativa, planeja sua experiência de acordo com seus desejos. Melhor custo benefício.
Lorena Paz
Lorena Paz
Maravilhosa A Lully é simplesmente maravilhosa!!Amei o passei...é divertida,simpática,pontual,paciente,sabe de tuuudo,tira as melhores fotos...Super recomendo!!!
Passeio em família Fizemos o passeio privativo em família, a Lully foi nossa guia e com certeza super recomendo pois ela foi mais do que esperávamos. Super prestativa, alegre, pontual, ágil marcando os melhores horários para visitarmos todos os pontos turísticos, além da simpatia e excelente fotógrafa. Vale muito a pena! Ela conhece o Rio como ninguém. Foi sensacional!
Roberto S
Roberto S
Sin desperdicio... volver a sorprenderme... Nada mejor que un Tour Privado...y si es en Rio, y es con Lully, nada lo puede superar...Fue un sábado de casi 8 hs descubriendo la magia y el encanto de esa ciudad maravillosa... Redescubrí Rio en esa tarde, mas que en mis 10 o 12 visitas anteriores... Lully "te conecta" con sus relatos, mostrándote detalles que solo no podrías apreciar... excelentes fotos, recomendaciones acertadísimas, mucha calidez, entusiasmo y la risa encantadora de Lully es un "must"... Y el upgrade de Vicente llevándonos de un lado a otro... no se puede pedir mas... Gracias Lully y Vicente, ojala en otra vuelta, podamos compartir otra tarde tan estupenda!! Los recordaremos siempre... abrazos infinitos!
Kenny McLeod
Kenny McLeod
Petropolis Perfection ! I've had the great fortune to visit the sights of Rio de Janeiro with Rio Alternative Tours in the past many times, on my trip to Rio this time I wanted to venture further afield and Vicente & Lully both agreed Petropolis would be a good place for me to go. This is where the famous Bohemia lager is produced so the day was based around my wanting to visit this brewery. As always, Vicente arrived on-time and his car was immaculate, we left in air-conditioned tranquility on the 2.5 hour journey to Petropolis which is through some wonderful scenic roads. One of the great things about the tour is that they have thought of everything, even the place we stopped on the way for some food was fantastic. We stopped a few times on the way for some photos too, will add them to the review. Upon arriving into Petropolis we stopped at the very impressive Quitandinha Palace and admired the grounds, lake and architecture. From there we went for lunch and a few beers by a wonderful mansion house, Vicente pointed out the many errors in the design. Because of COVID the museums were closed but thankfully Bohemia was open. GREAT facility with an interesting walking tour of both the history of beer in South America as well as the more recent brewing techniques. You are given a small glass on arrival and you are permitted to have many samples....I had many samples! At the end there is an inevitable gift shop but the merchandise is very good, so bought a few souvenirs then had dinner at the brewery restaurant, it was very tasty. Back to Rio de Janeiro the same day and I have to say whilst it was quite a long day, it went by really quickly with lots of interesting facts from Vicente as well as some beautiful sights along the drive. I *could* easily have hired a car and driven there myself, but the insight and ability to drink copious amounts of beer made the tour fantastic value for money. I would definitely recommend visiting Petropolis for the scenery and fascinating history of the town.
Ernani C
Ernani C
Passeio no Cristo e Pão de açúcar Lully é sensacional, mto prestativa... Tudo perfeito ainda é fotografa, conseguindo sempre os melhores ângulos
Luís Fernando Z
Luís Fernando Z
Tour RJ Fizemos o tour privativo com a Lully, foi muito bom!! Passou várias dicas p todos os dias que ficamos, além de conhecer muito sobre a história do RJ! Vale muito a pena!
Isabella Meneghel
Isabella Meneghel
Dia maravilhoso!! Há poucos dias fizemos o tour personalizado com a guia Lully... amamos o passeio! Além de muito querida, é uma grande conhecedora das histórias do Rio de Janeiro! Finalizamos nosso dia 100% satisfeitos e com várias dicas sobre o que fazer durante nossa estada na cidade!
David T
David T
Experiencia maravillosa Hicimos el tour con 3 niños pequeños y todo fue perfecto. Lully nos hizo el viaje a Río una experiencia memorable, llevándonos a todos los lugares turísticos sin complicaciones. Los niños adoraron todo. Como un plus, las fotos de Lully son fantásticas.
Animesh B
Animesh B
FANTASTIC This is what you call a REAL tour. It was educational, fun, thorough. And yes, delicious! Vicente and Lully are the best. We had an absolutely amazing time. Do not miss this tour!


To enjoy the Carnival parade, We offer: Private Transfers to the Sambadrome, Tickets for the Carnival Parade and Costumes for Parade.


Book a tour with us and discover the beauties of Rio de Janeiro.