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Discover Santa Teresa & Ride The Tram

Rated 4.81 out of 5 from 74 reviews.Copacabana, Brazil

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Experience hosted by Luiz Renato

4 hours
Includes food, transportation
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, Portuguese

What you'll do

I'll show you the eclectic cobblestone streets of Santa Teresa. We'll climb the hill by the historical electric tram. We'll visit the little shops and art studios as they are a must and we'll talk to the owners for a local behind the scenes touch! The famous and colorful Selaron Steps are also included. If you have a short stay, I'll show you all the must-see. If you have more time, I'll add all the best tips for your post tour and remaining trip. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes as we'll walk some steps during the day. We'll visit local places and shops for you to try some of the locals' fave. Come prepared for some great fun!

This experience perfectly matches with our afternoon tour Downtown Sites & Bites as this one ends exactly where the other one starts: https://www.airbnb.com.br/experiences/820207
I'll show you the eclectic cobblestone streets of Santa Teresa. We'll climb the hill by the historical electric tram. We'll visit the little shops and art studios as they are a must and we'll talk to the owners for a local behind the scenes touch! The famous and colorful Selaron Steps are also included. If you have a short stay, I'll show you all the must-see. If you have more time, I'll add all the best tips for your post tour and remaining trip…

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What's included

  • Food
    We'll treat you either a delicious cheese bread or something else for the d...
  • Transportation
    Both tickets are included in the price
From $25
/ person
Tue, Oct 27
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$31 per person
$31 per person
Wed, Oct 28
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$31 per person
$31 per person
Thu, Oct 29
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$31 per person
$31 per person

Meet your host, Luiz Renato

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 74 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I was born and raised in Rio & been guiding since 2003. I have lived abroad and visited over 20 different countries around the world. I know how important it is to feel welcomed when experiencing a new destination as if you were a friend of mine. Besides tour guide, I'm a former professional athlete, samba lover, surfing addicted and world traveller. Showing off Rio is my passion and hobby!
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Where you'll be

We'll ride both the metro and the historical tram to reach Santa Teresa neighborhood. We'll cover some of the hidden streets in the area and visit local shops and cozy art galleries. Then, we'll pay a visit to the iconic and picturesque Selaron’s Staircase to see the late artist’s masterpiece.

Rated 4.81 out of 5 from 74 reviews.

Kristi
March 2020
The tour was really nice. Santa Teresa, and a bit of Lapa all in one - the Bonde, the hills in Santa Teresa, the Selaron steps... As we didn’t have so much time in Rio, we searched for a compact option and this was totally it.
Cecilia
February 2020
Santa Teresa, Bonzolandia, Selaron stairs, Cinepolis, and the Museu Nacional De Belas Artes, riding the metro AND the tram! This experience is a must! I had spunky Alexandra as a guide and I really liked her vibe!! She was lively, communicative, and generous. She really went the extra mile to make this experience enjoyable. During the adventure, I befriended two tourists from the group that kindly invited me to keep exploring with them because I was flying solo and of course I said yes. The 3 of us wanted to visit the mysterious Royal Portuguese Reading Room and Alex was kind enough to walk us all the way to the Harry Pottersque library because it was not easy to find! This was not part of the tour. I mention it so you get the idea of how kind she is. Also, I went in February , meaning carnival season, and she showed up with a tiny bit of sparkles on her face and brought some to share with us! Obrigada Alex!
Santa Teresa, Bonzolandia, Selaron stairs, Cinepolis, and the Museu Nacional De Belas Artes, riding the metro AND the tram! This experience is a must! I had spunky Alexandra as…
Saeko
February 2020
This experience was awesome! Our guide, Alexandra, was really nice person. We could know a lot about Santa Teresa and have great time! ガイドのアレクサンドラが非常に素晴らしい方で、ツアー後も近辺の観光地まで案内してくれました。サンタテレーザを安心して見て回れ、コスパが非常に良いツアーだと思います。
Yumi
February 2020
Though it’s said Santa Teresa’s safety condition isn’t good, we are easy in our mind to explore with thoughtful and excellent guide, Alexsandria!
Michelle
February 2020
Alex was super friendly and very good at problem solving when the team broke down. We enjoyed spending the morning with her. She was also very patient with our 5 year old.
Abbey
January 2020
To start, Santa Teresa was absolutely worth the time to visit! The meeting point was very convenient and the time getting to the tram allowed for the group to get to know one another and connect. The tram ride up was absolutely worth it and the views from the top were spectacular. We visited in the summer which was an extremely hot and sunny day to be walking so I would recommend taking some water with you and/or cash to buy it along the way as the places did not take credit card. Finishing climbing down the Selaron Staircase allowed for us to explore a bit of Lapa on our own after the tour had finished. Overall it was a great experience!
To start, Santa Teresa was absolutely worth the time to visit! The meeting point was very convenient and the time getting to the tram allowed for the group to get to know one anoth…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

This is a walking tour, therefore it's recommend wearing comfortable shoes for the experience.