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Private Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro

Don't miss out on dreamy beaches, symbolic buildings and impressive views. Discover the charms of Petrópolis or Arraial do Cabo with a Private Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro.

Private Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro

If you want to explore Rio de Janeiro's surroundings with an exclusive guide, you can book one of our private day trips. These day trips last between 7 to 9 hours and include pick-up from your hotel, transport in a private vehicle and an English speaking guide. 

Following on are the details of each tour:

Petropolis Day Trip (7 hours)

We'll pick you up at 9 am from your hotel and drive one hour 30 minutes towards the Imperial City of Brazil, Petrópolis. On arrival, the first stop will be the Quintandinha Palace, one of the largest and most luxurious palaces in all of Latin America. Then we'll head to the Imperial Museum, for an hour tour of the former summer residence of Emperor Pedro II

Our next visit will be the Santos Dumond House Museum and the Metropolitan Cathedral. The last stop on the tour will be the Bohemian Brewery, one of the traditional locations in Petrópolis, where you'll have the chance to eat and taste the most traditional beers at your leisure.

Finally, we'll return to Rio de Janeiro, arriving at your hotel at around 4 pm.

Arraial do Cabo Day Trip (9 hours)

We'll pick you up from your hotel in Rio de Janeiro at 8 am and head to our destination, Arraial do Cabo

After a two hour journey, we'll arrive at one of the locations with the most beautiful beaches in the country. Here, we'll sail through the crystal clear waters of the "Brazilian Caribbean". On board the boat we'll have the best views of Pontal do Atalai, Gruta Azul and Fenda de Nossa Senhora - a paradise!

We'll make a stop at Cabo Frio beach, where you'll have free time to have some lunch. Then, the tour will end heading back to Rio de Janeiro arriving at your hotel at 5 pm.

Advantages of a private day trip

By booking a private tour, you'll receive a much more personalised service. Moreover, you carry out the tour any day of the week, modify the itinerary to your liking and finish at the time of your choice. If you're a large group, you'll save money!

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.

Up to 4 people Up to 8 people Up to 12 people
Petropolis Day Trip
US$ 294.60
US$ 392.90
US$ 428.60
Arraial do Cabo Day Trip
US$ 238.40
US$ 452.70
US$ 667

Petropolis Day Trip

  • Up to 4 people

    US$ 294.60
  • Up to 8 people

    US$ 392.90
  • Up to 12 people

    US$ 428.60

Arraial do Cabo Day Trip

  • Up to 4 people

    US$ 238.40
  • Up to 8 people

    US$ 452.70
  • Up to 12 people

    US$ 667

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7 - 10 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

Transport by minibus.

Boat cruise (depending on option selected).

Entrance tickets.

English speaking guide.

Private and exclusive tour, there won't be anyone else in your group.

Not included

Boarding fee at Arraial do Cabo: R$ 5 (US$ 0.90) per person.

When to book?

You can book up until the previous day (8:00 am) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.


No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.



Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Per group from
US$ 238.40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.