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Santa Teresa (Barrio Santa Teresa)
Santa Teresa (Barrio Santa Teresa)

Santa Teresa (Barrio Santa Teresa)

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This unlikely cobblestoned neighborhood close to the center of Rio de Janeiro has long been a tourist favorite among visitors to this Brazilian city. Santa Teresa (Barrio Santa Teresa) is located on the top of the hill of the same name, and takes its name from a convent built in the 1750s. It has a history as an upper class neighborhood, as some of its larger and more elaborately built mansions can attest. Santa Teresa has become an artist enclave in recent years, and is a great place to spend an afternoon, wandering among eateries, enjoying a cold beer, and checking out galleries and stands where you can buy artists renderings of the Cidade Maravilhosa (amazing city, as Rio is frequently called), or other souvenirs.

There are also a few museums worth visiting, such as the main art museum, the Museu da Chácara do Céu, housed in art collector Raimundo Otoni Castro Moya’s former mansion, that has works from Miró and Matisse, among other greats. Other architectural surprises include the Russian Orthodox Church. For the moment, the only way to experience the famous tramway that brought residents and visitors to the top of Santa Teresa is through the museum, Museu do Bonde, which tells the tram’s story, and shows it crossing the Carioca Aqueduct, at over 45 meters in height. The tram has been out of service since 2011, but plans are afoot to get it back up and running in 2015. For now, visitors take a taxi or the bus up the hill.

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Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Cinelândia with Tram Ride and Selarón Steps

Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Cinelândia with Tram Ride and Selarón Steps

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Begin your tour at Downtown (“Centro”), where you will get the tram (“bondinho”) to the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa. You will drive over the Arcos da Lapa. Then, walk along the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa, a bucolic area in Rio de Janeiro. You will visit the Ruins Park (closed on Mondays), a public park with an art gallery built around the ruins of a mansion. Up next, you will walk down the colorful Selarón Steps, one of Rio’s landmarks, and arrive at the district of Lapa, the zone with most traditional nightlife. Take a stroll in the Passeio Público, the oldest public park in the South America, to reach Cinelândia, a lively spot in Rio thanks to its bars, restaurants and cultural attractions. Your last stop will be at Confeitaria Colombo (closed on Sundays), a permanent member of all “must-see cafés” rankings around the world.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.03
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$36.03
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☀️ Lapa + Santa Teresa + Selaron Stairs + Electric Scooter ⚡️

☀️ Lapa + Santa Teresa + Selaron Stairs + Electric Scooter ⚡️

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⭐️ A fun and laid-back tour with electric scooters through the Flamengo Park on a route until the Lapa and Downtown. Let's get the cable car(ticket included) and visit the old and traditional neighbohood Santa Teresa. Interest Points: ⇨ Flamengo Park ⇨ Guanabara Bay ⇨ Marina da Gloria ⇨ MAM ⇨ SELARON STAIRS ⇨ LAPA AQUEDUTS ⇨ Metropolitan Cathedral ⇨ Cinelândia ⇨ Municipal Theater ⇨ National Library ⇨ Santa Teresa Cable Car ⭐️ A way more sustainable and fun to meet the highlights of the city. Let's enjoy the nature, art, architecture, beautiful views and cross many historical spots of the city. Escape the traffic chaos, connect and feel the city close. ⭐️ We will offer the instructions for novice riders of the electric scooters for a safe trip. >>>>>>>>>>>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
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.55
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$40.55

Private Custom Full-Day in Rio including Christ, Sugar Loaf and Selaron Steps

Private Custom Full-Day in Rio including Christ, Sugar Loaf and Selaron Steps

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A flexible itinerary ensures a customizable experience during this private sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro. Your private group can choose to focus on nature or history, with either a driver-guide or a separate guide and driver. Choose from highlights such as Sugar Loaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer, and the Selaron Steps. History buffs can explore the historic city center while nature lovers may opt to visit Tijuca Forest.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$270.28
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$270.28
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Christ the Redeemer, Selaron Steps and Santa Teresa Half-day Tour

Christ the Redeemer, Selaron Steps and Santa Teresa Half-day Tour

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Visit the one of the 7 wonders of the World: the Christ Redeemer Statue at the top of Corcovado Mountain, then drive through the charming neighborhood of Santa Teresa with is cobbled streets and hills before getting to visit the work of art made by Chilean born artist, Jorge Selarón, the Selaron Steps! Enjoy the colorful surroundings and don’t miss a chance to take as many pictures as possible before heading back to the hotel or continue exploring on your own for the rest of the day.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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$59.00
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Plant-based Brazilian Flavours Cooking Class

Plant-based Brazilian Flavours Cooking Class

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Coming to our cooking classes is a unique opportunity to learn how to prepare (and eat) delicious, traditional food that also happens to be whole-food, plant-based, and to discover interesting aspects of the history and culture of Brazil. It is also a great opportunity to meet young world travelers and expats living in Brazil and see this country and its amazing rich culture through our eyes. For a start I prepared a short introduction to give you the background of the influences that shaped Brazilian cuisine. We then start by mixing the best Caipirinha you will probably drink in Brazil. Be warned! I will ruin you for the Caipirinhas at the beach or in the streets ;) After that we start preparing our food. Learn how to make Feijoada and Moqueca, Acarajé and Vatapá, Farofa and other Brazilian delicatessen. At the end we will enjoy our meal in our patio under the Mango tree.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.30
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$69.30
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Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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Explore the bucolic neighborhood of Santa Teresa and downtown Ancient Rio during this 4-hour private tour. In Ancient Rio, visit sites like the France Brazil House, Arcos da Lapa, Teles Arches and Praça XV. In Santa Teresa, admire the stately mansions from the early 1900s and view the neighborhood's original tram, built in 1897. Learn about the importance of both of these neighborhoods in Rio's past through commentary from your guide. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
Price varies by group size
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$40.00
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Lapa, Santa Teresa and Mirante Dona Marta

Lapa, Santa Teresa and Mirante Dona Marta

A very complete tour to learn about these two fascinating neighborhoods from the point of view of those who live there, curiosity and details that a traditional guide does not tell you. We will go on foot, by bus and by tram! Also the visit of one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the city. You will not regret it!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.45
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$54.45

Discover the best of Rio in an afternoon

Discover the best of Rio in an afternoon

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Everyone who visits Rio knows they’re going to find a picture postcard beauty. In our tour we will visit some of the most beatiful places of the city. We will start our tour visiting the magnificent Christ the Redeemer statue (ticket included). After that, we will stop at the Mirante Dona Marta, where we can appreciate a beatiful view of the city. We also visit Santa Teresa, the bohemian redoubt of the city, the Selaron Stairs with its colorful tiles and we will finish our tour at the Sugarloaf, where we will contemplate the wonderful sunset (depends on the weather conditions of that day) (ticket at passenger's expenses). For those who want to visit and take advantage of the best of Rio in an afternoon, this is the ideal tour: Nature, history, artistic and cultural heritage and a totally amazing view of Rio!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.63
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$61.63
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Best of Rio: Christ The Redeemer, Sugarloaf Moutain, Lapa Steps and Santa Teresa

Best of Rio: Christ The Redeemer, Sugarloaf Moutain, Lapa Steps and Santa Teresa

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With so much to see and do in this a vibrant and bustling metropolis, Rio de Janeiro can be a bit overwhelming. Take the stress-free route with this full day tour and hit all the best spots. Starting atop Corcovado Mountain next to the city’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, you’ll get your bearings before exploring Rio’s best neighborhoods including Santa Teresa, Lapa and Urca. Finish the tour with a cable car ride to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, with views of Copacabana Beach.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.63
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$124.63
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Private Tour: Explore Rio creating your own Itinerary

Private Tour: Explore Rio creating your own Itinerary

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Be free to choose you itinerary! We know that there is nothing better than taking a tour freely, with availability of time and going to the places you want, without following a certain established itinerary, which may be has places that do not get your attention. Well, this tour gives you that possibility On this tour, we can visit what you most want and have interest or curiosity, because you are the one who create the tour. The Tour Guide that will go along with you will tell you the stories, details and particularities of the places that are visited, and will give you suggestions of places to visit, as well as tips to make your stay in the city really enjoyable. The car and the guide will be at your disposal throughout the tour, so you can take the most advantage of your experience in the city and take a wonderful memory of Rio de Janeiro! Note: You can choose doing this tour in the morning or in the afternoon, depends on the availability Do you join this experience? Let´s go!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$189.44
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$189.44
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Small-Group Rio de Janeiro in a Day Tour

Small-Group Rio de Janeiro in a Day Tour

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Take a comprehensive tour of Rio's top landmarks on this small-group excursion. Summit Corcovado Mountain to admire the Christ the Redeemer Statue, then continue on to the charming neighborhood of Santa Teresa. Ride a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain (if option selected). Enjoy informative commentary and personalized attention from your guide on this small group tour, limited to 15 people. Round-trip hotel transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
Price varies by group size
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$59.00
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Christ Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain and Selarón Steps 6-Hour Tour

Christ Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain and Selarón Steps 6-Hour Tour

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Combine three of Rio’s top attractions on this flexible-length visit to the famous Christ the Redeemer statue and the Selaron Steps, plus an optional trip to Sugarloaf Mountain. Enjoy the panoramic city views from the platform of Rio’s most iconic statue, then pass through historic Santa Teresa to visit the ceramic-clad Selaron Steps. Finish with an optional cable car ride up Sugarloaf.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$104.99
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$104.99
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Excursion: Cristo Redentor, Tijuca National Forest and City Tour in 7 hours

Excursion: Cristo Redentor, Tijuca National Forest and City Tour in 7 hours

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The ideal tour to enjoy the main sights of Rio de Janeiro. In this 7-hour tour you will get to know a little of the South Zone and the beach of São Conrado (main landing zone of Hang gliding and Paragliding, Tijuca National Forest, Corcovado, we go through Santa Teresa known as the traditional neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro and the Selarón Steps in Lapa where Snoop Dogg filmed his famous video “Beautiful”.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.49
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$46.49

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.00
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$63.00
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Ecologic Walk

Ecologic Walk

Already involved in the climate of nature, we will leave for Santa Teresa (the most romantic and bohemian neighborhood in the city), where we will take a stroll and a stop to enjoy the best Acai and Rio de Janeiro cheese bread !!!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.98
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$72.98

Full-Day: Rio City Tour

Full-Day: Rio City Tour

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Discover Rio’s highlights on this sightseeing tour of the city. Meet your guide at your accommodation in Rio and take off in a minibus to explore the city's landmarks. Stop at Tijuca National Park to see some wildlife before heading to the Christ the Redeemer statue. Explore the neighborhood of Santa Teresa before ending the tour at Sugarloaf Mountain to enjoy the sunset or head back to your hotel.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.19
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$43.19
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Perfect your Instagram: Photoshoot in Rio with up to 200 edited photos

Perfect your Instagram: Photoshoot in Rio with up to 200 edited photos

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You are free to choose the locations of the photoshoot, and I will make sure to have a specialised tour for your needs. I will ask you how you will want to use the photos and I take and edit them accordingly. The most unique about this photo shoot is that you finally don't have to worry about whether your favourite photos will make it to the final selection or not, because I will edit all the good (in focus, nobody ruins it in the background, your eyes are open, you are not talking or sneezing etc.) photos so you will be guaranteed to find photos that you absolutely love. Your Instagram will be done for some weeks and you can make your Mom happy too. :) Perfect for solo travellers or couples or friend groups!
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.96
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$92.96

Rio de Janeiro Main Landmarks Tour Including Christ the Redeemer and Selaron Steps

Rio de Janeiro Main Landmarks Tour Including Christ the Redeemer and Selaron Steps

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See Rio's most important sights, including Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain, during this comprehensive 5-hour guided tour. Visit Sao Conrado beach, a popular landing spot for hang gliders taking off from Pedra Bonita, to watch the gravity-defying adventurers soar high above the beach. Travel through Tijuca National Park's rainforest to the Christ the Redeemer statue, enjoying spectacular views over the city. Descend into the Santa Teresa neighborhood to visit the Escadaria Selaron and have lunch (own expense). Choose to return to your hotel or be dropped off at Sugar Loaf Mountain to view the sunset.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Jeep Tour Corcovado With Tijuca Rain Forest And Santa Teresa

Jeep Tour Corcovado With Tijuca Rain Forest And Santa Teresa

We invite you to take a different tour on a well equipped jeep that will allow us to observe even better the attractions that we will visit during the excursion.  The CORCOVADO HILL + TIJUCA FOREST + ST. TERESA - JEEP TOUR begins with a visit to the traditional neighborhood of Santa Teresa, and from there, to the Tijuca National Park, where the Cerro Corcovado is. At its top is located the monument Christ the Redeemer, a typical postcard of Rio, and our tour offers the possibility to climb to its top, to admire a stunning view. 
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$86.00
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$86.00
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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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  • 14 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$6,317.57
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$6,317.57

Food Tour Experience in Rio de Janeiro (Small Groups or Private)

Food Tour Experience in Rio de Janeiro (Small Groups or Private)

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If you love travelling and you love food, you will love this tour. Brazil is an enormous tropical country and its gastronomy is an explosion of flavors. This tour is a depth immersion in Brazilian culinary and it is also a lovely way of exploring the city of Rio de Janeiro. In the company of a licensed guide, you will visit farmers markets, traditional restaurants and bars only known by the locals. The tour guide will be very informative about art, history, culture and the architecture of the neighbourhoods. The menu includes traditional food such as: Tapioca crepes and cheese bread ( both gluten-free ), açai, café, cachaça, caipirinha, pastel, coxinha, brigadeiro, sweets and cakes, sugarcane juice, Brazilian nuts, fruits, juices and craft beer. You can also choose one typical meal. This menu varies a little depending on the places visited . We also have options for vegetarians. This tour is in small groups, (no more than 10 people). We will walk and use our own transportation
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
Price varies by group size
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$80.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Rio de Janeiro City Tour

Private Rio de Janeiro City Tour

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Immerse yourself in the history, culture and beauty of Rio on this 8-hour private tour with a dedicated guide. Travel in a private vehicle to some of the city's most important landmarks, including Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer Statue standing atop Corcovado Mountain. Travel through downtown Rio's historical center and into the charming neighborhood of Santa Teresa. Visit the famous Selarón Steps (Escadaria Selarón), created by South American artist Jorge Selarón over the course of 20 years. Enjoy flexibility and personal attention on a private tour, which includes round-trip transportation from your accommodation in Rio and all entrance fees.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$300.00
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$300.00
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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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The Best of Rio de Janeiro in a Private Guided Tour

The Best of Rio de Janeiro in a Private Guided Tour

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Take your Rio de Janeiro sightseeing experience into your own hands on this customizable, private tour of the Marvelous City. Alongside a ‘carioca’ (Rio de Janeiro resident) and personal driver, tick off top Rio attractions chosen by you. Personalize your itinerary according to your interests and only visit the sites you wish to see: your guide tailors the tour according to preferred themes, such as food, history, or sport, and offers undivided attention throughout. Pickup and drop-off from your Rio de Janeiro hotel are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.50
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Santa Teresa (Barrio Santa Teresa) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 72 Santa Teresa (Barrio Santa Teresa) tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Santa Teresa (Barrio Santa Teresa) costs USD 6.99. Guided Santa Teresa (Barrio Santa Teresa) tours start around USD 6.99 per person. See all 72 Santa Teresa (Barrio Santa Teresa) tickets and tours on Viator.