Oh, Rio. How we adore thee. If you haven’t caught the Rio de Janeiro bug yet, you need to tour Rio with Urban Adventures to discover what it is that draws travellers into this Brazilian gem time and time again. Plus, when you explore this city with a local, you’ll see it from a fresh perspective away from the tourist traps - huge bonus!
Note that recent government warnings from the US, UK, Canada and Australia have advised against visiting Rio's favelas. We have adjusted all our tour itineraries in light of these warnings, to respect your safety and ensure you can still have the best adventure in Rio! Be aware that many tour operators continue to run favela tours against government advice; we do not recommend this. As well, you should note that tours that take you into unsafe areas may compromise your travel insurance. All our Rio tours follow current international guidelines to give you the safest Best. Day. Ever.
Want to create your own customised Best. Day. Ever? Something totally unique and special and tailored just for you and your friends and family? Well, you're in luck - we offer bespoke tours too! Just enter your info into our Create Your Own request form, and let us know how we can give you your own perfect Urban Adventure.
If you are after an existing tour as a private group departure please get in touch.
Ivan was awesome!
Ms. Sally H., United Kingdom - 06 Jun 2018
I did just the half day morning tour and recommend that anyone who has just arrived to Rio - take this tour! It was a great pre-cursor for things that I had scheduled for other tours and gave me a chance to find out about places that I might venture to on my own time, like the Museum of Tomorrow which was very interesting. I am very fit but don't typically cycle and it was just enough, though I didn't realized we got in so many miles! Loved that we stopped for coconut water and were encouraged to take as many stops as we wanted for pictures. Ivan is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!
Ms. LYNNETTE Y., USA - 12 Apr 2018
My guide was Guillerme- He was wonderful. I loved the bike tour!!!!!It was fun and educational. He was a kind, considerate leader. He also showed me how to ride the subway. I highly recommend the tour.
Ms. Sonia S., USA - 02 Apr 2018
There were just three people plus our tour guide, Jesse, on this trip to Santa Teresa. We went by Metro and tram which was fun, safe and easy. Santa Teresa is beautiful and easy to walk around. We stopped to get cheese dough and also at a tourist shop where the owner was kind enough to give Jesse and me a complimentary shot of Cachaça! Jesse made it a wonderful, fun experience. He was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and clearly well liked by the local people in Santa Teresa. His English and Spanish (the other two customers were from Mexico) were excellent!
Mr. Richard P., USA - 09 Mar 2018
A great combination of an iconic highlight (Sugar Loaf) with some lesser visited places of Rio. Our local UA guide Ivan was excellent, took our small group of five around Rio. He knew when we needed a break on that very hot day (40 degrees), had lots of stories to tell and was a fountain of local knowledge. I am already looking for my next Urban Adventure.