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Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon (Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas) Tours

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Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon (Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas)
Situated at the heart of Zona Sul in the shadow of Corcovado, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon serves as a recreational area and beauty spot for local residents. It boasts more than 4 miles (7 kilometers) of bike and jogging trails, boathouses for rowing, and sometimes hosts live music.

The Basics
No visit to Rio would be complete without visiting this picturesque spot. Many sightseeing tours combine a stop at the lake with top attractions such as Copacabana, Ipanema, Christ the Redeemer, and Sugarloaf Mountain. If visiting independently, you’ll find bikes available for rent at several points around the lake. Canoe and swan boat rentals also give you the chance to take in the scenery from the water.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Remember to pack comfortable clothes and walking shoes for a walk or jog around the lagoon.
  • Bring along a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen, especially if you plan to get out on the water.
  • On the outskirts of the lagoon, you’ll find kiosks selling fresh coconuts, cold drinks, and classic Brazilian street food.
How to Get There
The lagoon is within easy walking distance of Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, and Jardim Botânico. If you’re coming from further afield, it’s best to take a taxi. The closest metro stations are Jardim de Alah and Nossa Senhora da Paz.

When to Get There
The lagoon is at its liveliest in the late afternoon, when locals come out for after-work recreation. Visit in the evening hours for cocktails and live music along the shore. It’s one of the best spots to watch sunset in Rio.

History of Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
Named for a young Portuguese army official who lived in the area in the early 1700s, the glassy lagoon has a much less placid history. The first Portuguese settler in the area, Rio governor Antonio Salema, slaughtered the indigenous Temoio Indians with smallpox-infected clothing when he arrived on the scene in 1575 to build a sugar mill. Subsequent conquests have been as recent as the 1960s, when residents of a favela built on a neighboring hillside were forcibly removed and the hill, along with the ramshackle dwellings, was flattened to make way for some of the high-class high-rises that exist today.
Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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42 Tours and Activities to Experience Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon (Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas)

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Rio de Janeiro is already beautiful seeing from below, now imagine seeing from above, it becomes an unforgettable trip. We will fly over sights of the Marvelous City and we will know places and points from a different angle.
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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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Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour Including Vermelha Beach and Arpoador

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Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer By Train with Maracanã Stadium

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Wine & Cheese Picnic at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas

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Private Hiking Tour to Dois Irmãos - Rio de Janeiro - by Rio Eco Trip

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Private Group or Solo Hiking Tour to Pedra Bonita by Yuri - Rio de Janeiro

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Hi, my name is Yuri, please let me introduce myself. I was born in Rio de Janeiro and raised in Copacabana practicing all sorts of outdoors sports like surfing, climbing, and hiking. I also trained the local sports to a high degree, I am a Brazilian Jiu Jtisu black belt and a Capoeira master. I feel very privileged to live in such a beautiful and culturally rich city that is Rio. I have travelled all over the world to places diverse as Peru, the UK, Scandinavia, Germany, Croatia, France, Holland, Spain, and Bali working with Capoeira workshops and making friends. I used to work in my family business in Copacabana, specialising in beach wear and sports. Our swimwear and capoeira trousers became famous, especially in Europe and in Israel. After many years working in the shop, I decided to become a tour guide in 2012. :)
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☀️ Coast Ride with E-Bike ⚡️

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Morro Dois Irmãos Trail - Tour with local guide and incredible views of Rio

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Magic Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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Without a doubt this is an unforgettable itinerary that we can offer you, set aside a special date to get to know some of the main tourist spots in the city. Make your reservation and embark on an excursion where you can relax and enjoy the scenery with our Specialized Tourist Guide will be the only thing you will need to do. In this itinerary, Turistando RJ takes you to visit the Leblon Lookout where you can contemplate the horizon with several islands besides the Leblon and Ipanema beaches feeling the sea breeze, then Discover the Flamengo Club and the unforgettable Boulevard Olímpico both with stops for photos. On the way you will have a panoramic view of the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Botafogo Cove, Flamengo Park, Selaron Staircase, Cinelândia, Praça XV, Candelária, Museum of Tomorrow, Kobra Mural, Aquarium do Rio, Rio Star, Samba City, Sambadrome, Clube do Fluminense and Palácio Guanabara.
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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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Small-Group Ultimate Bike Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Small-Group Ultimate Bike Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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Cycle through the Old City of Rio and the South Zone on this 7-hour biking tour. With your cycling guide and small group of 10 people or fewer, set out for the city's popular beaches, Ipanema and Copacabana. Continue through the neighborhood of Lapa, home to many examples of colonial architecture. Get views of Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, the Selarón Steps and the Christ the Redeemer Statue as you cycle through some of Rio's vibrant neighborhoods. A traditional Brazilian lunch and all biking equipment is included.
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Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour and Christ Redeemer Statue Helicopter Flight

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Take the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, then get a bird's eye view of Rio by helicopter during this all-day Super Saver tour. This combination of activities gives you spectacular views of Rio and fantastic photo ops or sights like the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue, Maracanã Stadium, Cinelandia Square and Copacabana Beach. Lunch and round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour: Beaches, Lagoon, Botanical Garden and Sunset

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This Rio de Janeiro sightseeing tour lets you enjoy the city's legendary good weather as you cycle past its key sights. Take a leisurely ride from Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon to the Leblon and Ipanema beaches, plus fashionable neighborhoods, city viewpoints, and favorite local spots. Along the way, stop to snap photos and learn about the attractions from your guide.
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Shore Excursion in Rio: Skip The Line to Corcovado by Train Half-Day Tour

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Take an afternoon tour to Corcovado Mountain topped with the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. You'll travel through the Tijuca Rain Forest by cog train to Corcovado Mountain for breathtaking views of one of the world's most beautiful cities. This afternoon tour takes you to Rio's most famous attraction, leaving you with time in the day free to explore Rio on your own.
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  • 5 hours
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