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Santa Teresa Sightseeing Tour: A Rio de Janeiro Trip


Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily, except Sunday 

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 hours 

  • Start time

    9:00 a.m. 

  • Meeting Point

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

  • Ending Point

    Same as the meeting point 

Key Highlights

  • Smartphone vouchers accepted – no need to print!
  • Explore the hippest neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro during your Brazil trip!
  • Check out the Financial District and Carioca Square!
  • Take a tram ride that goes over the now defunct city aqueducts!
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the city from Santa Teresa’s Ruins Park!
  • Climb the beautiful, mosaic Selaron Staircase!
  • Meet your friendly, informative guide!


Enjoy the art, architecture, and Bohemian vibes of the coolest neighborhood in Rio during a Santa Teresa Sightseeing Tour: A Rio de Janeiro Trip!

With your Santa Teresa Sightseeing Tour: A Rio de Janeiro Trip tickets, you’ll set foot in an area of Rio that’s chock-full of swanky boutiques, trendy bars, and plenty of hip locals! Follow your friendly, informative guide onto Rio’s subway and get oriented at the start of your Rio de Janeiro vacation. Then, climb aboard Rio’s only functioning tram and ride on top of the city’s defunct system of aqueducts. And, find out why taking in the spectacular views from Santa Teresa’s Ruins Park is one of the most breathtaking things to do in Rio de Janeiro!

Marvel at the sheer number of popular restaurants, chic art galleries, and high-end shops in Santa Teresa. Then, take a little time to climb one of the most celebrated set of stairs on Earth: The Selaron Staircase. These steps are entirely covered in colorful mosaics and took well over a decade to complete. And finally, check out the Financial District and snap a few photos in the bustling Carioca Square! It’s what to do in Rio de Janeiro if you’d like to explore the city like a local!


  • Santa Teresa Sightseeing Tour: A Rio de Janeiro Trip
  • A 4-hour, guided tour of Rio’s most trendy neighborhood
  • Subway ticket
  • Tram ride fare (bus fare if the tram is not running)
  • Cheese bread tasting
  • Live guide and commentary


  • Personal shopping
  • Snacks
  • Tips/gratuities for your local guide

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet, you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

So there is no last minute rush, please arrive 15 minutes early.

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Latin Americans can be very conscious of appearance so try to be casual but conservative in your dress. Outside of beach areas halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn. When visiting churches or religious sites shoulders and knees should be covered.

In lieu of the subway, other transportation might be used for safety reasons whenever necessary. Also, the bus to Santa Teresa will be taken if, for some reason, the tram is not running.

Children between 6 and 11 years of age can join this tour at the rate listed above. Please select “child” above when booking. Children below 6 years will have to sit this one out.

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