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Lapa Neighborhood
Rio de Janeiro’s vibrant and bohemian Lapa neighborhood is the epicenter of the city’s music scene, with an abundance of bars and clubs hosting local samba and forro bands. After dark, revelers spill onto the sidewalks of Rua da Lapa and Rua Joaquim Silva in the heart of Lapa.

The Basics
Even in the daytime, Lapa is an interesting district to explore, with its striking colonial buildings now home to a string of vintage shops and cafés frequented by Rio’s creative types. The area is also home to one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, the Lapa Arches (Arcos da Lapa), an enormous 18th-century aqueduct that towers 210 feet (64 meters) over the central square. The Museum of Image and Sound (Museu da Imagem e do Som), which offers a journey through Brazilian cultural history, and the massive, modernist Metropolitan Cathedral are both located here.

Many general sightseeing tours of Rio de Janeiro make a stop in Lapa. But if you want to explore deeper, you can join a tour (by bike or by foot) that is more specifically focused on the city center, where Lapa is located. These tours typically also include a visit to the picturesque Santa Teresa neighborhood, uphill from Lapa. If you’re interested in nightlife, join a Lapa bar crawl with skip-the-line entrance to top clubs.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Lapa is a must-visit for those interested in Brazilian music and nightlife.
  • Top clubs in the area include Rio Scenarium, Arco Iris, and Asa Branca, which are busy most nights—make a reservation, if possible.
  • Cecília Meireles Hall (Sala Cecília Meireles), an important venue for chamber music, is located in Lapa.

How to Get There
Lapa is located on the southwestern edge of Rio de Janeiro’s Centro district, making it an easy add-on to a visit to the downtown area. The closest Metro station is Cinelandia (on line 1), which is a 5-minute walk from the heart of the Lapa district.

When to Get There
Colonial architecture, the cathedral, and the museum bring visitors to Lapa by day, but the neighborhood comes alive after dark, when the clubs fill close to bursting with music-loving revelers. And with its 42 grand arches dramatically lit at night, the Lapa Arches make a popular evening meeting place for cariocas (locals). 

The Selaron Ladder
Lapa is home to many architectural landmarks, none so colorful as the brightly painted steps of the Selaron Ladder. The masterpiece of Chilean artist Jorge Selaron, the 215 steps of the Selaron Ladder are richly decorated with over 2,000 tiles in the colors of the Brazilian flag and mark the way up to the neighboring district of Santa Teresa.
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Lapa and Santa Teresa Private Walking Tour

Lapa and Santa Teresa Private Walking Tour

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Get to know Lapa and Santa Teresa, Rio’s most bohemian districts, strolling around its streets that have a history to tell in every corner, including a ride on the historic tram that connects the two neighborhoods.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$40.94
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Walking tour of the bohemian neighborhoods of Santa Teresa and Lapa + tram

Walking tour of the bohemian neighborhoods of Santa Teresa and Lapa + tram

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This walk will allow you to discover the bohemian district of Santa Teresa by accessing it by the famous yellow tram, then wandering at your own pace before reaching Lapa by the famous colorful staircase of Selaron then ending your visit with Cinelandia square.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Discover Santa Teresa: all the charm of Rio's bohemian neighborhood

Discover Santa Teresa: all the charm of Rio's bohemian neighborhood

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Stairway art, viola and live music at the entrance of the bars, people sipping beer on the porches of their homes: Santa Teresa's bohemian culture and freshness are so seductive that for those who enjoy the weather, it's almost love at first sight. The preservation of the buildings and the incredible mansions of the 1940s cause enchantment and refer to a time that the neighborhood was one of the noblest of the siege of Rio, stronghold of great parties of artistic and intellectual cream of the country. Today, the neighborhood has its art galleries, spaces for organizing popular movements, theaters with free programs, street crafts and various non-governmental associations that provide support to the surrounding residents. It is possible to know and enjoy the main attractions of art, the gastronomy and culture of this prose and poetry neighborhood
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  • 3 hours
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Centro Historico and Lapa - Santa Teresa Walking, Historical and Bohemian Tour

Centro Historico and Lapa - Santa Teresa Walking, Historical and Bohemian Tour

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This walking tour will allow you to have an excellent overview of Rio by browsing its Historical Center which combines Baroque churches, colonial buildings and modern buildings because it is also the business center of Rio as well as the neighborhood bohemian Santa Teresa by accessing it by the famous yellow tram and then wandering around at your own pace.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Discover Rio de Janeiro: Santa Teresa e Lapa half day tour

Discover Rio de Janeiro: Santa Teresa e Lapa half day tour

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Explore two vibrant neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro with this half-day guided tour. Learn about the city’s art and culture while strolling through Lapa and Santa Teresa. Walk along cobbled streets, peek into local restaurants, and hear Brazilian music. Visit several landmarks including a theater called Sala Cecília Meireles, a historic aqueduct called Arcos de Lapa, and the Museu Chácara do Céu art museum.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Cachaça Making and Tasting

Cachaça Making and Tasting

We will start in Cinelândia, the main symbol of the Belle Epoque, we will see the last Cinema (Odeon) and the last Theater (Riachuelo) of this period. We will continue to Selarón Steps, one of the most visited tourist spots in the city, passing through the famous Lapa Arches. After that, we will enter Fundição Progresso, a former factory from the 19th century, today one of the main live music nightclubs in Lapa, where we will visit a Cultural Center with some beautiful photos of the old Rio and an amazing viewpoint. After this, we will go through some of Lapa's most traditional bars and follow ahead straight to the Cachaça Social Club where we will going to learn how to make Cachaça and 3 tastings will be offered: sugar cane as fruit, as juice and ready-to-drink craft cachaça. To finish our experience, we will hold a Caipirinha Workshop - the classical Brazilian drink - We will taste the drinks made by ourselves and an amazing dish of manioc chips. To Make, taste and have a lot of fun!
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  • 3 hours
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Private Tour: The Best of Rio

Private Tour: The Best of Rio

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Explore the most important landmarks and highlights of Rio de Janeiro during this 8-hour tour with a private guide. Visit sites like the legendary Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain, Maracana Stadium, the Carioca Aqueduct and the Selaron Steps in Lapa. Take a cable car ride to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and enjoy fantastic views of the city sprawled below in the afternoon light. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 8 hours
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Shared transfer from Zona Sul to GIG Rio Galeao airport

Shared transfer from Zona Sul to GIG Rio Galeao airport

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Planning a trip to Rio de Janeiro? Alone, with family or for business, do not worry. We want to offer you a stress-free travel experience. Just choose the date, communicate the flight information and leave the rest with us. Simple as that. Transfer of Hotels, Inns and Residences in the South Zone and downtown Rio de Janeiro to GIG Galeao Airport 1) South Zone - Botafogo, Catete, Copacabana, Cosme Velho, Flamengo, Gávea, Glória, Humaitá, Ipanema, Botanical Garden, Lagoa, Laranjeiras , Leblon, Leme. 2) Centro - Imperial District of São Cristóvão, Benfica, Caju, Catumbi, City Center, Nova Estácio, Gamboa, Lapa, Mangueira, Santa Teresa, Santo Cristo, Saúde, Vasco da Gamaristóvão, Benfica, Caju, Catumbi, Centro Cidade, Nova Estácio, Gamboa, Lapa, Mangueira, Santa Teresa, Santo Cristo, Saúde, Vasco da Gama  
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
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Private transfer from Zona Sul to GIG Rio Galeao airport for up to 3 pax

Private transfer from Zona Sul to GIG Rio Galeao airport for up to 3 pax

Planning a trip to Rio de Janeiro? Alone, with family or for business, do not worry. We want to offer you a stress-free travel experience. Just choose the date, communicate the flight information and leave the rest with us. Simple as that. Transfer of Hotels, Inns and residences in the South Zone and downtown of Rio de Janeiro to GIG Galeao Airport 1) South zone - Botafogo, Catete, Copacabana, Cosme Velho, Flamengo, Gávea, Gloria, Humaitá, Ipanema, Botanical Garden, Lagoa, Laranjeiras, Leblon, Rudder. 2) Centro - Imperial District of São Cristóvão, Benfica, Caju, Catumbi, City Center, Nova Estácio, Gamboa, Lapa, Mangueira, Santa Teresa, Santo Cristo, Saúde, Vasco da Gamaristóvão, Benfica, Caju, Catumbi, Centro Cidade, Nova Estácio, Gamboa, Lapa, Mangueira, Santa Teresa, Santo Cristo, Saúde, Vasco da Gama  
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  • 30 to 40 minutes
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Private transfer VAN from GIG Rio Galeao airport up to 15 pax to Zona Sul

Private transfer VAN from GIG Rio Galeao airport up to 15 pax to Zona Sul

Planning a trip to Rio de Janeiro? Alone, with family or for business, do not worry. We want to offer you a stress-free travel experience. Just choose the date, communicate the flight information and leave the rest with us. Simple as that. We offer transfer from GIG Galeao Airport to Zona Sul and downtown Rio de Janeiro for Hotels, Inns and Residences: 1) South zone - Botafogo, Catete, Copacabana, Cosme Velho, Flamengo, Gávea, Gloria, Humaitá, Ipanema, Botanical Garden, Lagoa, Laranjeiras, Leblon, Rudder. 2) Centro - Imperial District of São Cristóvão, Benfica, Caju, Catumbi, City Center, Nova Estácio, Gamboa, Lapa, Mangueira, Santa Teresa, Santo Cristo, Saúde, Vasco da Gama
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  • 30 to 40 minutes
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Private transfer Executive GIG Rio Galeao airport up to 4 pax to Zona Sul

Private transfer Executive GIG Rio Galeao airport up to 4 pax to Zona Sul

Planning a trip to Rio de Janeiro? Alone, with family or for business, do not worry. We want to offer you a stress-free travel experience. Just choose the date, communicate the flight information and leave the rest with us.Simple like this We offer an executive car transfer from GIG Galeao Airport to Zona Sul and downtown Rio de Janeiro for Hotels, Inns and Residences: 1) South zone - Botafogo, Catete, Copacabana, Cosme Velho, Flamengo, Gávea, Gloria, Humaitá, Ipanema, Botanical Garden, Lagoa, Laranjeiras, Leblon, Rudder. 2) Centro - Imperial District of São Cristóvão, Benfica, Caju, Catumbi, City Center, Nova Estácio, Gamboa, Lapa, Mangueira, Santa Teresa, Santo Cristo, Saúde, Vasco da Gama
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  • 1 hour
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Rio Photo Tours - Half Day Customised Private Tour (4 hours)

Rio Photo Tours - Half Day Customised Private Tour (4 hours)

Discover and experience the best of Rio de Janeiro City on unforgettable private photography tours. Rio Photo Tours is a wonderful opportunity for amateurs and professionals photographers or enthusiasts to meet the city and discover non-touristic areas, new points of view and capture amazing photos from one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Each tour is tailored according to the specialty or the preferences of the client. It doesn't matter what kind of photography you want, or which kind of experience you seek, we are going to make it happen. Our guide is a professional photographer that will show Rio from an original approach out of traditional tours, offering an unforgettable experience. Make a deep dive into the Carioca's culture. Come and see cultural events, live music and a lot of attractions that a regular tourist can't find on traditional city guides. *We provide Car with Driver, for more safety and fast logistics.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Rio Photo Tours - Full Day Customised Private Tour (8 hours)

Rio Photo Tours - Full Day Customised Private Tour (8 hours)

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Discover and experience the best of Rio de Janeiro City on unforgettable private photography tours. Rio Photo Tours is a wonderful opportunity for amateurs and professionals photographers or enthusiasts to meet the city and discover non-touristic areas, new points of view and capture amazing photos from one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Each tour is tailored according to the specialty or the preferences of the client. It doesn't matter what kind of photography you want, or which kind of experience you seek, we are going to make it happen. Our guide is a professional photographer that will show Rio from an original approach out of traditional tours, offering an unforgettable experience. Make a deep dive into the Carioca's culture. Come and see cultural events, live music and a lot of attractions that a regular tourist can't find on traditional city guides. *We provide Car with Driver, for more safety and fast logistics.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Full Day City Tour: Christ Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Selaron Staircase, Maracanã

Full Day City Tour: Christ Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Selaron Staircase, Maracanã

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Get an overview of Rio's most important sights during this comprehensive sightseeing tour. Pass by Copacabana Beach, the exclusive and trendy Ipanema Beach beach, and Guanabara Palace. Travel through the Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras for views on the way up to Corcovado and the Christ the Redeemer statue. Ascend to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, then eat lunch before visits to Maracanã Stadium, the Lapa Arches, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour Rio In One Day: Christ, Sugarloaf, Sambadrome, Selarón, Downtown

Private Tour Rio In One Day: Christ, Sugarloaf, Sambadrome, Selarón, Downtown

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Take a guided tour around Rio de Janeiro and get to discover the beauties of this marvelous city. Have an overview of its most significant sights in the company of an expert tour guide who will escort you in your tour expedition, providing an interpreting service along the way. Visit Rio's most important touristic sights like Sugar Loaf and Corcovado Mountains along with the Christ the Redeemer statue, historical downtown area, Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, Selarón staircase and many other attractions at your convenience. Discover the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood, home to a collection of local boutiques and galleries. This tour is designed to be totally flexible featuring a broad range of possible sights to see, activities to do or topics to explore in Rio de Janeiro based on your interests and available time. The itinerary can be totally customizable according to your personal preferences to create the best Rio’s experience.
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  • 10 hours
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$168.00
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☀️ City Tour with E-Bike⚡️

☀️ City Tour with E-Bike⚡️

⭐️ A fun and laid-back tour with electric bikes from Botafogo, crossing Flamengo Park on a route until to Rio Hystoric Center, Olympic Boulevard and Sea Port Zone. On Route: ⇨ Flamengo Park ⇨ MAM (Modern Art Museum) ⇨ Cinelândia Square ⇨ Municipal Theater ⇨ National Library ⇨ Candelária Church ⇨ LAPA ⇨ SELARON Stairs ⇨ Metropolitan Cathedral ⇨ Olympic Boulevard (Olympic Pyre) ⇨ Tomorrow Museum ⇨ Ethnicities Mural (Port Zone) ⇨ AquaRio (Aquarium) ⇨RioStar (Ferris Wheel) ⭐️A way more sustainable and fun to meet the highlights of the city. Let's appreciate the nature, art, architecture, beautiful scenery and cross various historical and tourist spots of the city. It is an amazing route about 20km. Escape the traffic chaos , connect and feel the city close. ⚠️ The maximo equipment load is 100kg or 220lb. The tour with e-Bikes is fun and the best way for who wants to explore the maximum of the city without need to walk for longer distances.
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  • 4 hours
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$48.65
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CITY TOUR + CRISTO REDENTOR (Ascending Train to Christ)

CITY TOUR + CRISTO REDENTOR (Ascending Train to Christ)

With one of the most breathtaking landscapes on the planet, the city of Rio de Janeiro is totally worthy of the title of "Wonderful City". With a unique geography, the city is surrounded by natural beauty, which enchants everyone who knows it. The city manages to integrate in perfect harmony its Tijuca forest with its beautiful beaches and lagoons. Its welcoming and life-friendly people provide an even more pleasant experience and make Rio de Janeiro one of the most sought after destinations in the world. The tour includes a visit to the following tourist spots in the city: Tijuca Forest (Christ the Redeemer Trail) Christ the Redeemer Maracanã (External Visit) Sambadrome Metropolitan Cathedral Selarón Staircase Tickets Included: Christ the Redeemer and Train to Christ Approximate duration: 4 Hours Boarding Time: 7:45 am to 9:30 am Boarding place: South and Central Zone Hotels (consult) Type of transport: Van Frequency: Daily
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  • 4 hours
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A FULL DAY in RIO - ALL INCLUSIVE!

A FULL DAY in RIO - ALL INCLUSIVE!

With one of the most breathtaking landscapes on the planet, the city of Rio de Janeiro is fully deserving of the title of “Wonderful City”. With a unique geography, the city is surrounded by natural beauty, which enchant all who know it. The city can integrate in perfect harmony its Tijuca forest with its beautiful beaches and lagoons. Its warm, friendly people provide an even more enjoyable experience and make Rio de Janeiro one of the most sought after destinations in the world. The tour includes visit to the following sights of the city: Tijuca Forest (Christ the Redeemer Path) Christ the Redeemer Sugar Loaf Maracanã (External Visit) Sambadrome Metropolitan Cathedral Selarón Staircase Lunch at a buffet restaurant in Copacabana Tickets Included: Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Approximate Duration: 8 Hours Boarding Time: 8:30 Boarding Place: South and Central Zone Hotels (consult) Transport Type: Van Frequency: Daily
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  • 8 hours
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$109.03
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Rio's Full Day: Christ, Sugarloaf, Maracana, Selarón & Cathedral (Shared Group)

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Rio's Full Day: Christ, Sugarloaf, Maracana, Selarón & Cathedral (Shared Group)

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Make the most of your time in Rio de Janeiro in an 8-hour city tour to discover its most iconic attractions enjoying the company of a bilingual local guide & a small group of max 14 people. Have a lively day filled with popular attractions like Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Maracanã Stadium (outside), Selarón staircase, historical downtown, Sugar Loaf and Corcovado mountains along with the Christ the Redeemer statue and other sights. Discover the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood, home to a collection of local boutiques and galleries.  Enjoy fast-track entry with the tickets included and break for lunch at a very nice “all-you-can-eat buffet” steakhouse restaurant. (Lunch is NOT included) The tour follows a set itinerary attracting people from all ages, backgrounds and nationalities seeking to discover the beauties of the marvelous city in the company of an expert live guide escorting and providing tour explanations. The tourists meet the guide in front of listed hotels.
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  • 8 hours
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$119.00
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Rio de Janeiro Combo Tour: Santa Teresa, Corcovado, Christ & Copacabana

Rio de Janeiro Combo Tour: Santa Teresa, Corcovado, Christ & Copacabana

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Visit Corcovado Mountain, the bohemian enclave of Santa Teresa on this full-day guided sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro. Get to see some of the many faces of Rio and learn what life is like for some of the city's residents. Walk through Santa Teresa, one of Rio's oldest neighborhoods, enjoy sprawling views of Rio and the Christ the Redeemer statue from the top of Corcovado. This small-group tour, led by a knowledgeable local guide, is limited to twelve participants.
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  • 8 hours
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Rio Sightseeing Tour with Corcovado & Half or Full Day Options

Rio Sightseeing Tour with Corcovado & Half or Full Day Options

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Be one of the day’s first visitors to the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado; a morning arrival offers mesmerizing views over Rio de Janeiro without the crowds. This guided tour is all about options: upgrade to include a trip to Sugar Loaf Mountain or continue your tour in the afternoon to city landmarks such as the Sambadrome, Selarón Steps, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. All admission tickets are extra.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.50
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Rio Carioca All Day

Rio Carioca All Day

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Get to know the city with a CARIOCA guide! It's an 8-hour full-day tour that includes the most important attractions in Rio! It is a private, flexible tour that you will have a private transport and all the attention of the guide to give the best tips of the wonderful city! Corcovado Sugar Loaf Sambadrome Maracana Lapa Selaron Staircase Metropolitan Cathedral
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Christ, St. Teresa, Selaron & Farmers Market. 6 Hours Tour.

Christ, St. Teresa, Selaron & Farmers Market. 6 Hours Tour.

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Explore the best of Rio de Janeiro on this 6-hour tour. Visit the famous Christ the Redeemer  and the Selaron Stairs as well as a few farmer’s markets to learn about the fresh produce that is native to Brazil. Stop at the Botanic Garden and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in this otherwise bustling city. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as toucans, marmosets, and other small animals.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
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Marcio Boechat: Private Guide in Rio de Janeiro

Marcio Boechat: Private Guide in Rio de Janeiro

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Gain an insider’s perspective of Rio de Janeiro on a half- or full-day of the vibrant Brazilian city with passionate local tour guide, Marcio Boechat. Embark on a guided tour of Rio de Janeiro’s arresting landmarks with Marcio, visiting the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and admiring the grand façade of Metropolitan Cathedral. Allow Marcio to suggest the best spots to enjoy authentic Brazillian cusine and gain valuable insight into the city’s rich culture and history from a native local. Customize the duration and itinerary of this private tour according to your interests.
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  • 7 hours
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