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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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City Tour of Art, Architecture and Culture in Downtown Rio de Janeiro

City Tour of Art, Architecture and Culture in Downtown Rio de Janeiro

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This short but sight-filled tour of downtown Rio de Janeiro is for travelers who want to see major cultural attractions in the city in one tour. In just a few hours see the baroque Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, visit the Modern Art Museum, climb the tiled Selaron staircase, see the Sambadrome where Rio's Carnival celebrations take place, visit the Maracanã soccer stadium, and experience much, much more.
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Brazil Wildlife Tour

Brazil Wildlife Tour

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This jaguar holiday in the Pantanal Brazil includes seeing jaguar in the wild. This private tour also gives you the inside track to Rio de Janeiro, as well as Iguacu waterfalls. You'll explore both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of the waterfalls with a private guide.
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Santa Teresa - Ancient Rio

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Santa Teresa - Ancient Rio

Come to Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa. Known for its access with the tram, Santa Teresa is home to the city's artistic, cultural and bohemian atmosphere. In this tour we will know about the history of Rio, go up the neighborhood of Santa Teresa using its famous streetcar and we will have the Parque da Ruínas, a public park with an art gallery built around the ruins of a mansion, with one of the best viewpoints in the city! Be impressed by this tour.
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A Day in the Wonders of Rio - All Inclusive - Rio de Janeiro by Pepe Rio Tours

A Day in the Wonders of Rio - All Inclusive - Rio de Janeiro by Pepe Rio Tours

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This is one of our best-selling and sought-after tours. On this Tour you will know the Main Tourist Points of this Marvelous City! Enjoy a full day tour in Rio de Janeiro visiting all the must-see attractions in a single day: Cristo Redentor statue at the top of Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Selarón Staircase, Maracanã stadium, Sambódromo and Metropolitan Cathedral. The tour includes lunch with Free Buffet.
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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

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Explore Rio de Janeiro on this all-day customizable private tour with a guide. Whether you want to see the city’s popular attractions or places off the beaten path, your guide will be able to recommend the best spots, as well as ways to beat the crowds. The itinerary is based on your interests and is completely flexible. The tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Rio accommodations or from the cruise port or airport.
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6-hour Classic Rio de Janeiro

6-hour Classic Rio de Janeiro "Private City Tour" – Optional For Airport Pick-up

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, combining with a short sightseeing through historical downtown area, beaches of Ipanema, Copacabana and many other attractions at your convenience. 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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Day by Rio

Day by Rio

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It is the most complete walk to know the main tourist points of the city, indicated to tour the most iconic of Rio de Janeiro in one day
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Rio's Essential Sights: Half-Day Private Tour – Optional Airport & Port Pick-ups

Rio's Essential Sights: Half-Day Private Tour – Optional Airport & Port Pick-ups

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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 the Christ the Redeemer statue combining with a short sightseeing through historical downtown area, beaches of Ipanema, Copacabana and many other attractions at your convenience. The itinerary can be totally customizable according to your personal preferences to create the best Rio’s experience. This tour is good for those who don't have much time available, but want to have a short summary of town.
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Wonderful City Tour - Day City Tour!

Wonderful City Tour - Day City Tour!

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Visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer early in the morning, take memorable photos at the top of Corcovado, then get to know Maracanã Stadium from an outside view, head to the Sambadrome, Metropolitan Cathedral and Selarón Staircase, both with shorter breaks. Then enjoy the best of the buffet we have reserved for you. After these activities, take a trip to another wonder of Rio, the Sugarloaf hill. Climb on a cable car to reach Morro da Urca and Sugar Loaf ending your afternoon with one of the most magnificent views in the world!
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Passion & Culture Private tour in Rio (football, carnival and cachaça)

Passion & Culture Private tour in Rio (football, carnival and cachaça)

This full-day itinerary includes private tours of Maracanã stadium and the Sambadrome parade venue, so visitors to Rio can get an introduction to two Brazilian cultural institutions: football and Carnival. With hotel transport and a personal guide on hand to share information and history, you’ll gain a better understanding of the Cariocas (Rio’s residents) than going alone. You’ll even have a chance to order the national dish and drink (own expense).
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Private customized Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Private customized Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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Enjoy Rio de Janeiro with the expertise of a local Tour guide. This tour optimizes your precious time and money. Flexibility is the best word to describe this tour, you can customize the itinerary. You will visit the places you want, on the way that you wish, making your tours dynamic, comfortable and with your identity. You can also choose the pick-up place and time. We recommend starting early to avoid crowds. Forget the limitations of a group tour and the time wasted in lines and places that you are not interested in. It is a very comprehensive tour where you can see the most famous attractions and the places off the beaten path.
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City Tour by jeep Troller T4 (taylor made). Ticket Christ, lunch gourmet and photos

City Tour by jeep Troller T4 (taylor made). Ticket Christ, lunch gourmet and photos

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With anti-Covid strategy*. EXCLUSIVE TOUR FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE ONLY. AVOID QUEUES (Cadastur-Rio official guide). 3 in 1, 40% JEEP TOUR, 60% CITY TOUR with professional photos. The most complete and exclusive tour in Rio in just one day. Do you know a T4 Ford Troller jeep? It is with this adventurous spirit, a guide that knows much about local culture and history and is still a full-time paparazzi, that you will know all the main sights of Rio in a single day, with total flexibility to suit your desires. See the full list of options and let's work out your unique script that fits in 08 hours. Insta saffo_tour Other options as: https://www.viator.com/pt-BR//tours/Rio-de-Janeiro/JEEP-TOUR-18-BEACHES-TELEGRAPH-STONE-SUNSET/d712-197279P1?mcid=61846 *Anti-Covid strategy: 1) only very short groups, preferably customizing for couples, families or friends, up to 4 in each car. We can use a second car if necessary, windows always opened; 2) Most of experience occurs in open areas; 3) everyone must use masks; alcool 70% plus water and soap are always avaiable ; 4) Only 1 experience/day in order to assure everything clean. Keep in touch if you have any questions about safety.
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Corcovado and City Tour

Corcovado and City Tour

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You will have a unique experience of getting to know Rio de Janeiro, on a stunning tour of the main sights, with its charms and beauties that only Rio has. The guide will accompany you at every stop explaining every detail of the points, with their cultures, history, holdings, quirks, etc. Do not waste time and book your tour now and then tell us your experience.
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Pub Crawl Rio de Janeiro

Pub Crawl Rio de Janeiro

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Party your way through Rio de Janeiro’s bar scene with this all-night pub crawl. Perfect for solo travelers and friends travelers who wants to meet more people and know carioca's night, this fun and affordable evening out will introduce you to fun-loving fellow travelers for a guided night on the town. Get free drinks, make new friends and get photos of your memorable evening.
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Rio de Janeiro Downtown Tour

Rio de Janeiro Downtown Tour

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Get a comprehensive whirlwind tour of Rio's downtown in just a few hours. With your guide, learn about the city's culture and history through visits to landmarks such as the The São Bento Monastery, the Sambadromo, Maracanã Stadium, and others. Round-trip transportation from Zona Sul hotels included.
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Half Day in Rio

Half Day in Rio

Booking Half Day in Rio is a smart and easy way to get to know Rio de Janeiro's main tourist attractions in a fast and satisfying way. We privide the best certified tour guides to provide all the tourist information and ensure your time is well spent.
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Pirate free walking tour

Pirate free walking tour

Learn the history of the famous Brazilian Drink: Caipirinha! Test your skills with other guests on our Treasure Hunt. Take part in the challenges along the way and win prizes! Live the history of Rio with the Pirates walking through the city center. Take the opportunity to buy delicious sweets at the COLOMBO BAKERY, get to know the curious story of the King of Portugal's escape to Brazil, travel through the arches of the lapa and finish your tour at the Selarón Steps! Have lunch with us with a special value in the Sacrilegio bar!
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Nightlife of Rio as a Local Tour

Nightlife of Rio as a Local Tour

Rio de Janeiro is one of the nightlife capitals of the world but, for visitors, it can be difficult to cut through the tourist traps and find the places loved by locals. This guided tour takes you around the city’s hottest venues (as well as a few less-visited spots) for an authentic taste of Rio nightlife and introduction to the rhythms of samba de raiz, forró pé de serra, and more.
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Downtown Rio de Janeiro Walking Tour

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Downtown Rio de Janeiro Walking Tour

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Guided tour of the historic city center. In this tour you will be introduced to Rio de Janeiro in its historical context. Focusing on multicultural architecture and traditions, which define a unique way of being and living for the "carioca". We will walk towards the knowledge and traditions of the City. We will visit squares, churches, and historic sites. There will be the possibility of stopping for lunch, which is not included in the tour price. You will spend a maximum of 10 USD per person. We will stop by souvenir shops where purchase is optional. I look forward to this adventure through the streets of Rio de Janeiro.
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Christ + Sugarloaf Mountain + Lunch (One day in Rio de Van)

Christ + Sugarloaf Mountain + Lunch (One day in Rio de Van)

Visit the Marvelous City on a 6-hour tour and discover the sights of Rio de Janeiro that you have always dreamed of visiting. On this tour the visitor will have the opportunity to be enchanted by the beauty and exuberance of the most desired places in Rio de Janeiro, known as the Marvelous City. The charms are unique in this city and in addition to enjoying the points along the tour, you will discover the beaches of Rio, the Aterro do Flamengo, the Historic Center with its many churches among the large and modern buildings of the city.
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Rio Expresso (Cristo Redentor + Pão de Açúcar + City Tour)

Rio Expresso (Cristo Redentor + Pão de Açúcar + City Tour)

This is the best option for those who want to know the main sights of Rio de Janeiro in a short time. In just over 5hrs, it will be possible to get to know the main points of the wonderful city, including Christ the Redeemer and the Sugarloaf Mountain.
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Full Day Tour to Rio de Janeiro with Lunch

Full Day Tour to Rio de Janeiro with Lunch

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This is our best-selling and most sought-after tour, where you have the opportunity to visit at least eight incredible places. Enjoy a full day excursion in Rio de Janeiro visiting all the must-see attractions in a single day. The statue of Christ the Redeemer on top of Corcovado, Sugarloaf Mountain, Selarón Staircase, Maracanã Stadium, Sambadrome and Metropolitan Cathedral. The tour includes lunch at a rotisserie grill. You will also board and disembark at the hotel and be accompanied by a professional tour guide. Transport, guide, lunch and tickets to Corcovado and Pão de Açúcar are included.
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Guided Walk to Lapa and its Surroundings

Guided Walk to Lapa and its Surroundings

The local guide gives more authenticity to the tour, showing that the biggest motivation for tourism in the city is the opportunity to share ways of life, life experiences and no one can provide a more real experience than someone who lives in the region itself. In the Lapa and Surroundings Tour we will see some of the most famous tourist spots in the city such as the Selarón Staircase and the Arches of Lapa, while telling the history of Brazil in an interactive and fun way. In the end, you will see that Rio is much more than a beach! It is also one of the most important cities in the world when it comes to culture, history and economy.
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Guided Tour to Corcovado and City in Rio de Janeiro

Guided Tour to Corcovado and City in Rio de Janeiro

Combine Rio's most famous tours on a 4-hour tour, packed with breathtaking views. You will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city and also visit Christ the Redeemer, on top of Corcovado, the main postcard of the city, an unmissable tourist attraction, elected one of the seven wonders of the modern world!
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