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Red Beach (Praia Vermelha) Tours

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Red Beach (Praia Vermelha)
Red Beach (Praia Vermelha) is one of Rio’s smallest beaches but also one of the most scenic. Tucked inside a protective cove that keeps the waves at bay, the beach is covered in coarse sand with a slightly reddish hue. Flanked by the spires of Morro da Urca and Morro da Babilonia, Vermelha Beach offers ground level views looking up at Sugarloaf Mountain. To reach the top of the iconic peak, ride the cable car from Vermelha Beach to the top of Morro da Urca, before transferring over to a second car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. Or, to combine a hike with the ride to the top, a steep trail ascends Morro da Urca from the sands of Praia Vermelha, which is accessed by walking the paved walking trail that leads away from the beach. Known as the Pista Cláudio Coutinho, the trail offers stunning vistas and photo ops looking back at the reddish-hued beach, and for a Rio moment you’ll never forget, visit the beach in the hour before sunset to watch as the fading sun illuminates the cliffs and the shoreline in red.

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The easiest way to reach Vermelha Beach is by hiring a private taxi, and the kiosks in the park across the street offer affordable food and drinks. The water here isn’t great for swimming, although it’s the sand, sun, scenery—and Sugarloaf—that draw nearly all of the crowds.
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25 Tours and Activities to Experience Red Beach (Praia Vermelha)

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Sail the sea of Rio de Janeiro aboard a speedboat

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Sail the sea of Rio de Janeiro aboard a speedboat

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This is a unique opportunity to get to know Rio by the sea. And still cool off in the waters of Rio if you want. We are a family owned and operated business.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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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
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$30.00
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Shared Boat Trip - Cagarras Islands - Rio de Janeiro

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Shared Boat Trip - Cagarras Islands - Rio de Janeiro

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It is our most requested Tour for telling the best of each and still count on the exuberant beauty and tranquility of the Cagarras Islands.
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  • 3 hours
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$52.00
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Sugarloaf Hiking and Urca Sightseeing Private Tour

Sugarloaf Hiking and Urca Sightseeing Private Tour

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In addition to being the starting point for the climb to Sugarloaf Mountain, Urca neighborhood is home to other attractions such as Forte de São João (St. John Fort) and Praia Vermelha (Red beach), one of the most beautiful beaches in the city. Hike until the top Morro da Urca, and see native trees such as redwood and fig trees. Wild animals can also often be seen, such as marmosets and birds Tiê-blood – bird symbol of the Atlantic Forest. From the top of Morro da Urca, you have the option to buy the tickets for the Sugarloaf Cable Car and go up to Sugarloaf mountain or go back down to Praia Vermelha. After the visit, stroll around the historic district and finish your tour with an authentic Carioca happy hour at Mureta da Urca with a spectacular view of Christ, the Redeemer, tasting a beer, and some of the famous Brazilian snacks, like pastel and empada.
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  • 4 hours
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☀️ Urca with Electric Scooter & Hike to Sugarloaf ⚡️

☀️ Urca with Electric Scooter & Hike to Sugarloaf ⚡️

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⭐️ Reach the top of one of the most famous tourist spots in the city on a tour with the electric scooters through the streets of the quiet and traditional neighborhood of Urca, a stop at Red Beach and a trail (about 25 -30 minutes) to the top of Morro da Urca the first stop of the cable car of Sugarloaf. It is an amazing route, it will be about 12 km round trip, let's enjoy nature, art, architecture, beautiful scenery and meet historic spots of the neighborhood . ⭐️ We will offer the instructions for novice riders of the electric scooters for a safe trip. ⭐️ A way more sustainable and fun to meet the highlights of the city. >>>>>>>>>>>Follow_us: @e.vanmo >> Contact us for request a special date/time to fit in your trip schedule.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Urca's Hill

Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Urca's Hill

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Visit Morro da Urca in Rio de Janeiro on this biking and hiking tour. Ride along the promenade of Copacabana beach on the way to Morro da Urca. There, hike up the first hill to catch views of the surrounding landscape. Following that, you can choose to take a cable car to Sugar Loaf Mountain (cable car ticket not included in price of tour).
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  • 5 hours
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Small-Group Urban Bike Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Small-Group Urban Bike Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Discover the captivating natural beauty amid the urban sprawl of Rio de Janeiro on a bike tour with an expert guide. Visit iconic landmarks like Sugar Loaf Mountain and Copacabana Beach, stopping regularly to listen to informative commentary and capture excellent photographs. Gaze at the resplendent Christ the Redeemer statue on his cliff-top perch; cycle alongside the gorgeous Ipanema Beach; and enjoy the shaded serenity of the area surrounding the Rodrigo de Freitas Lake.
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  • 3 hours
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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
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Sugar Loaf Mountain Hiking and Climbing

Sugar Loaf Mountain Hiking and Climbing

Venture up Sugar Loaf mountain by way of a hillside pathway above Guanabara Bay. A specialist guide provides climbing equipment and technical support for the final vertical ascent 65 feet (20 meters) to the summit — no previous experience required! This unforgettable hiking tour rewards you with views of Copacabana Beach and Morro Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers Hill). Descend the easy way aboard the aerial cable car. Upgrade to venture with your own personal guide on a private tour that includes round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 5 hours
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Hike to the Sugar Loaf with a Professional guide!

Hike to the Sugar Loaf with a Professional guide!

This is definitely the best way to experience the Sugar Loaf mountain. If you consider the cable car a boring option to get to the top, this experience is what you are looking for! Perfect for all kinds of travelers, you don't have to be experienced in rock climbing. You are going to hike most of the time and also have an amazing experience rock climbing a small section of the mountain. Ideal for individuals or groups looking for an unforgettable experience!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Rio de Janeiro in One Day City Tour Including Lunch

Rio de Janeiro in One Day City Tour Including Lunch

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Get a comprehensive introduction to Rio de Janeiro’s iconic attractions on this full-day city tour with an informative guide. Start your packed itinerary atop Corcovado mountain, site of the Christ the Redeemer statue (Cristo Redentor). Discover World Cup history at Maracana Stadium and imagine Carnival at the Sambodromo. After a ride on the cable car to Sugar Loaf Mountain for aerial views, visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and renowned beaches of Rio. Lunch at a 'churrascaria' (Brazilian steakhouse) is included.
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  • 9 hours
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Rio Highlights Express: Christ, Sugarloaf & Beaches Half Day Tour.

Rio Highlights Express: Christ, Sugarloaf & Beaches Half Day Tour.

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Discover the main tourist attractions of Rio de Janeiro on this private guided tour. Start at the summit of Corcovado Mountain to visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Then, head to Rio’s southern beaches, followed by a cable car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain. This tour can be conducted at your own pace and adapted to your interests.
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  • 6 hours
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$105.00
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Running across Flamengo Park to the Sugar Loaf

Running across Flamengo Park to the Sugar Loaf

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You will know how our city was founded, go to places where runners from Rio de Janeiro train and get to know some of the cultural and natural attractions of the city, such as the Sugar Loaf. (all of this we will do running on flat floor for 9km and we hike uphill for 1km and 1km downhill) At the end of this experience of getting to know our city while doing your daily workout, you will be able to tell everyone why Rio de Janeiro is considered the Capital of Outdoor Sports. =D Meeting Point: Praça Paris: Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, 75 - Glória, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20021-140. Meeting Time: 8 a.m. Distance: 9km Floor: 9km by asphalt + 2km by trail Duration: 2 hours to 3 hours Tour end: Praça General Tiburcio, Urca (in front of cable car station)
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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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
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Sugar Loaf Hike Tour (Costão)

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Sugar Loaf Hike Tour (Costão)

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Conquer two of Rio's most famous hills—Urca and Sugar Loaf—in a single guided hike with a small group. Follow a guide, who will provide navigation and commentary, so you don't have to worry about directions and can focus on the views. These relatively easy climbs are suitable for visitors of all levels and use of safety equipment is included. Snap photos of Christ the Redeemer, Guanabara Bay, the Urca District, and Copacabana.
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  • 5 hours
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The Great Rio Nature - Forest - Moutains - Lanscape - Beaches - Up to 4 People

The Great Rio Nature - Forest - Moutains - Lanscape - Beaches - Up to 4 People

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Explore the natural attractions around Rio de Janeiro during this flexible private tour for up to 4 passengers. Travel through the surrounding forests and stop at lookout points for spectacular views over the city. Explore the 25 miles (40 kilometers) of mostly unspoiled coastline to the south, where you'll watch the hang gliders and dig your toes in the sand. Visit both Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountains and the sparkling Guanabara Bay. Learn about the culture, history and geography of Rio de Janeiro from your guide as you explore. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 12 hours
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$216.22
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6-hour boat ride with lunch stop

6-hour boat ride with lunch stop

Private Tour. It is a unique opportunity to unite the best of 2 worlds. The one of Nature, taking advantage of all the splendor of the coast of the Marvelous City, with its mountains and beautiful beaches the incredible gastronomic stop to enjoy the Fruits of the Sea.
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  • 6 hours
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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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  • 8 hours
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$120.00
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The most beautiful sunset of Rio de Janeiro

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The most beautiful sunset of Rio de Janeiro

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In this exclusive tour you will enjoy the most beautiful Sunset of the Marvelous City aboard our boat! Only for you and your guests, away from the hustle and bustle of the classic sights. Take advantage of taking unique photos and contemplating the breathtaking views.
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  • 2 hours
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The Most Exclusive River Sunset onboard Private Boat

The Most Exclusive River Sunset onboard Private Boat

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In this exclusive tour you will enjoy the most beautiful Sunset of the Marvelous City aboard our boat! Only for you and your guests, away from the hustle and bustle of the classic sights. Take advantage of taking unique photos and contemplating the breathtaking views.
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  • 2 hours
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Party Boat - Gather Your Friends and Come Celebrate

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Party Boat - Gather Your Friends and Come Celebrate

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This is the perfect opportunity for you to get out of traditional celebrations and celebrate your birthday in style, on the high seas with your best friends and family! Do not miss this opportunity! We also do bachelor parties, corporate events, barbecue on board ...
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  • 5 hours
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Private Speedboat Tour Up to 7 people in the Cagarras Islands

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Private Speedboat Tour Up to 7 people in the Cagarras Islands

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Private Tour. It is our most requested Tour for telling the best of each and still count on the exuberant beauty and tranquility of the Cagarras Islands.
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  • 3 hours
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$275.00
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Rio de Janeiro Day Tour

Rio de Janeiro Day Tour

Private tour for one person or one group. We also allow you to postpone your tour if the weather is not good enough.
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  • 8 hours
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Rio Top 4 Attractions - 7 Hours Private Tour

Rio Top 4 Attractions - 7 Hours Private Tour

Corcovado and Sugarloaf mountains, Santa Teresa District and Selaron Steps in one day. Take a 7-hour, private tour to the 4 most visited attractions in Rio with a private local guide. Ideal for those who have limited time in Rio, see Christ the Redeemer and the southern beaches of Rio; then take a Swiss-made cable car up to the impressive Sugarloaf. Visit Santa Teresa district. To wrap the day we’ll visit the colorful and famous Selaron’s Steps. Tour includes pickup and drop-off from the location of your choice in Rio. Tour can be conducted at your pace and adapted to your needs.
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  • 7 hours
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$110.00
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