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Botafogo Tours

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Botafogo
There was once a time when Botafogo was the fortuitously placed conduit between downtown Rio and the glamorous southern beaches. Put another way, if travelers came to Botafogo it was solely as a break while traveling between two of Rio’s most popular zones. Today, however, with a recent infusion of shops, restaurants, infrastructure, and cafés, Botafogo has become a neighborhood that’s a Rio site in itself. By day, visit the colonial mansions where Portuguese royalty ruled from afar, and stroll the shores of Botafogo Bay while sailboats bob with the tide. As night falls on the middle class suburb, head to one of the trendy new restaurants popping up around town, where cheaper rents than Ipanema allow the chefs to spend more money on fresh, local ingredients. Finally, for one of the best views in all of Rio, take a taxi to Pasmado Overlook where a panoramic view looking down on the city is the type of scene you’d expect to see on the front of a Rio postcard. Take it in, breathe real deep, and enjoy the accessible, affordable streets of Botafogo. 
Address: Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, Brazil

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Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

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Explore Rio and visit Sugar Loaf Mountain during this 4-hour morning tour. Visit some of the city's most important landmarks, including the Metropolitan Cathedral and Copacabana Beach. Then, board a glassed-in cable car bound for Sugar Loaf's peak, stopping once at a scenic viewpoint. Upon reaching the top of Sugar Loaf at 1,299 feet (396 meters) above sea level, admire the views of Niteroi, Copacabana, and Santa Cruz Fortress. Round-trip transportation from selected Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.99
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$39.99
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Rio From the Sea: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch

Rio From the Sea: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch

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Sail on Guanabara Bay for half a day, viewing the Rio's picturesque city skyline and Sugarloaf Mountain from the water. On this cruise from Rio, glide through the bay's tranquil waters, passing islands and historic forts. Upgrade your experience to enjoy a local all-you-can-eat barbecue lunch at a restaurant in Rio. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.99
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Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Tour

Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Tour

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Fly over Rio's landmarks in a helicopter during this 1-hour tour from Rio de Janeiro. During the 9-10 minutes of flight time, get aerial views of the Rio skyline, Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay. See the spectacular granite peaks of both Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain, as well as an up-close view of the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$249.99
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$249.99
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Jewish Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Jewish Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Learn about the Jewish heritage of Rio de Janeiro on this 4-hour private tour. With a local guide, enjoy the flexibility to customize your own tour according to your interests. Visit Itzhak Rabin Park to enjoy spectacular views over Botafogo beach and Sugar Loaf. See Chaim Weitzman Square and a public school named after Anne Frank. Head to the Jewish Museum and the Grand Temple, a beautiful building from 1932. See the Clube Israelita Brasileiro and Beth El Synagogue in Copacabana, as well as the Beit Lubavitch Synagogue and the Midrash Cultural Center in Leblon. Along the way, enjoy personal attention and informed commentary from your guide. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.50
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$72.50
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Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf including Tickets and Buffet Lunch

Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf including Tickets and Buffet Lunch

Tick off two of Rio de Janiero’s top attractions without having to worry about advance planning on a tour of Christ the Redeemer Statue (Cristo Redentor) and Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar). Pre-booked admission tickets mean that you’ll save hours of waiting in line, while exploring with a guide means that you orient yourself with ease.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Bike Tour - Sugar Loaf, Downtown and Olympic Boulevard

Bike Tour - Sugar Loaf, Downtown and Olympic Boulevard

Cycle a few laps of Lapa, Botafogo, Urca and the Red Beach during this 5-hour bike tour through some of Rio de Janeiro’s most charming neighborhoods. Pedal from your starting point at Copacabana beach towards the beachfront hangout of Botafogo and the upscale Urca area. After sticking your hands in the red sands of ‘Praia Vermelha’ (Red Beach), you’ll admire the historic Arches and Selaron Steps of bohemian Lapa. A guide, bike and helmet and safety briefing ensure a fun, safe ride.
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  • 4 hours to 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.00
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$55.00
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Sunset At Sugarloaf. 3 ½ Hours Tour.

Sunset At Sugarloaf. 3 ½ Hours Tour.

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See Rio at sunset from 1,200 feet (356 meters) above sea level from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. Choose to travel to the summit by cable car or on foot - if you’d prefer to take a scenic hike to the top. Then sit back and watch the city lights twinkle on as the sun drops into the ocean. See panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro bathed in the golden glow of sunset and leave all of the hassles and logistics of driving and navigating to your private guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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$120.00
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Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour Including Vermelha Beach and Arpoador

Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour Including Vermelha Beach and Arpoador

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Discover the spectacular sights of Rio de Janeiro the alternative way on a leisurely 3-hour bike tour of the beguiling Brazilian city. Follow an expert guide along a route brimming with monumental landmarks and natural beauty; cruise along the blissful promenade beside Ipanema Beach; gaze at majestic views of the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon; and marvel at Rio’s most iconic attraction, the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Stop regularly to capture photographs and listen to captivating commentary from your expert guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00

Rio Running Tour & Sunset at Sugar Loaf

Rio Running Tour & Sunset at Sugar Loaf

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Cover more sighs in less time on a running tour of Rio de Janeiro. In order to the beat the heat—and the crowds—you’ll pound the pavement at sunset, which you’ll watch from the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar). Plus, a small group limited to 10 means that the running pace is tailored to your group.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.73
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Amazing Waterfalls at Serra dos Orgaos Full-day Tour.

Amazing Waterfalls at Serra dos Orgaos Full-day Tour.

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Refreshing waterfalls and nature await during this full-day escape from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Leave the city heat behind and explore nearby Serra dos Orgaos National Park. Cool off in many different waterfalls and natural pools. Enjoy short trails. Spot birds and other wildlife. Stop at Soberbo Viewpoint for mountain views including Dedo de Deus and Pedra do Sino. See nature from a different perspective on an elevated swinging walkway through the forest canopy.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.00
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$88.00
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Sunday Coastal Bike Ride

Sunday Coastal Bike Ride

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Live the Rio lifestyle with this 3-hour cycling rental and self-guided tour, offering access to some of the city’s most famous neighborhoods and attractions. Proceed at your own pace on a new Trek or Specialized bike as you pedal through districts including Ipanema, Urca, Copacabana and Aterro do Flamengo. Your ride also offers numerous beach views and the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.60
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Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain plus Ginga Tropical Show

Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain plus Ginga Tropical Show

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Spend an epic day and night exploring all of Rio's attractions during this full-day tour. During the day, follow your guide to attractions like the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on top of Corcovado Mountain, reached via a cog train ride through the Tijuca Rainforest. Take the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain for spectacular views of Guanabara Bay and enjoy a downtown tour including Cinelandia Square and the Metropolitan Cathedral. In the evening, attend the Ginga Tropical show, a vibrant dance performance that celebrates the country's cultural roots. Lunch and round-trip port or hotel transportation are included.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$224.99
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$224.99
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Christ, Botanic Garden & Waterfall Shower. 6 Hours Tour.

Christ, Botanic Garden & Waterfall Shower. 6 Hours Tour.

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Discover the best of Rio de Janeiro on this half-day private tour around the city’s main highlights. Visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue on top of the famous Corcovado Mountain, the colorful Botanical Garden home to over 7,000 species of tropical plants, and Tijuca National Park for a dip in the pristine waters of a local waterfall, as you admire the beautiful nature of the city throughout the day.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.00
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$64.00
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