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While Rio de Janeiro’s swaths of white-sand beaches hemmed in by iconic peaks can make it hard to tear yourself away from the city, there are plenty of great day trips in the surrounding region. From beachy islands to charming small towns, these are our favorite day trips from Rio.

Petrópolis — 43 miles (69 km) away 
Once the summer retreat of Brazilian royalty, today the mountain town of Petrópolis remains a popular getaway for cariocas looking for a cooling escape from Rio. Take a guided tour of the Imperial City, stopping at the Crystal Palace, the Imperial Museum, St. Peter of Alcantara Cathedral (also known as the Cathedral of Petrópolis), and the final resting place of Dom Pedro II, the second and last ruler of the Empire of Brazil.

Angra dos Reis — 98 miles (157 km) away
Hop aboard a schooner for a day exploring the turquoise waters of the Bay of Angra dos Reis, home to more than 2,000 beautiful beaches and some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in Brazil. Go for a swim at one of the pristine beaches of Ilha Grande, go snorkeling above the colorful reefs of Lagoa Azul, and snap some photos of the twin Ilhas Bonitas.

Búzios — 109 miles (176 km) away
Búzios, a former fishing village turned cosmopolitan town, sits on a picturesque peninsula lined by 17 beaches. Day trips to this charming seaside resort might include a guided walking tour of its cobblestone streets, a boat trip to find the best beaches, and free time for swimming or shopping along the upscale Rua das Pedras, home to numerous boutiques and restaurants.
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Full Day in Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracana and Selaron with Lunch

Full Day in Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracana and Selaron with Lunch

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Get an overview of Rio's most important sights during this comprehensive 8-hour tour. With a local guide, travel through the Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras to board transportation to the top of Corcovado, home of the Christ the Redeemer statue. Take the cable car from Urca up to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, then eat lunch at one of the city's best steakhouses before visits to Maracanã Stadium and the Sambadrome. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.50
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Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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Get an overview of Rio's most important sights during this comprehensive, full-day tour. With a local guide, visit Copacabana Beach, Botafogo Beach and Palácio Guanabara. Travel through the Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras on the way up Corcovado to see the Christ the Redeemer statue. Take the cable car from Urca up to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, then eat lunch at one of the city's best steakhouses before visits to Maracanã Stadium and the Sambadrome. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 9 hours
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$79.50
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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
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Full-Day Arraial do Cabo Tour with Lunch from Rio de Janeiro

Full-Day Arraial do Cabo Tour with Lunch from Rio de Janeiro

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Visitors to Rio de Janeiro looking for pristine beaches and clear waters need look no further than Arraial do Cabo. With this day-long tour, you’ll explore the area known as the 'Brazilian Caribbean' while letting a guide take care of transportation and lunch. You’ll also get the best of both worlds, combining a quick city tour with a boating excursion along the coast and to several islands for swimming and snorkeling.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full Day Sugar Loaf, Maracanã including Skip the Line Christ Redeemer By Train

Full Day Sugar Loaf, Maracanã including Skip the Line Christ Redeemer By Train

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Take a panoramic city tour through Downtown Rio, a stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral and travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on this full-day comprehensive tour of Rio's most famous landmarks. Reach the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain by cable car and by cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, respectively. This full-day tour includes round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels, allows you to see all of Rio's sights in just one day.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.13
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Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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Ride through Tijuca National Park's rainforest in an open-top Jeep during this half-day trip from Rio. During guided eco-tour, hike through the forest to spot sloths, butterflies, monkeys, and birds. Enjoy panoramic views from Vista Chinesa (Chinese View) and marvel at the fact that this section of the Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) is just 10 minutes outside the city limits. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.15
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Two of Rio's Best: Christ the Redeemer & Sugarloaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

Two of Rio's Best: Christ the Redeemer & Sugarloaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

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Visit two of Rio de Janeiro's most famous landmarks, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain, during this half-day tour. Ascend to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain for sprawling views of the city below and Corcovado to visit the Christ the Redeemer statue. See the mountains, lakes, beaches, and oceans that surround the bustling city with natural beauty from its highest points. Learn about the culture and history of Rio through informative commentary from your local guide. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included. 
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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Rocinha Favela Walking Tour

Rocinha Favela Walking Tour

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Get an in-depth local experience with this walking tour of one of Rio's favelas, Rocinha. Follow your resident guide to get an insider's perspective on daily life and learn about the challenges these communities face.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.04
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Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour

Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour

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Summit both Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountains in the early morning to beat the crowds on this half-day tour in Rio de Janeiro. After bright and early pickup from your Rio hotel, travel through the Tijuca National Forest to get up close with the Christ the Redeemer statue without throngs of people around. After learning about its history from your local guide, move on to Sugar Loaf Mountain for spectacular views of the sprawling city, slowly waking up in the morning light. Tickets for the Sugar Loaf cable car are not included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.50
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Favela Tour Rocinha and Vila Canoas in Rio de Janeiro

Favela Tour Rocinha and Vila Canoas in Rio de Janeiro

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Get a glimpse into local life in Rio de Janeiro during a favela tour that reveals a different side of the Marvelous City. In an intimate group limited to 12 travelers, you’ll explore two of the largest favelas in Rio, and benefit from the local insight of a guide as you learn more about living conditions in the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.90
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Rio Sunset Tour Including Sugarloaf, Christ the Redeemer, Cathedral and Selaron

Rio Sunset Tour Including Sugarloaf, Christ the Redeemer, Cathedral and Selaron

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You haven’t experienced Rio until you’ve taken in a Brazilian sunset. Save time as an experienced guide and driver navigates you through the busy streets during this afternoon tour to popular attractions like Christ the Redeemer, Metropolitan Cathedral, and Selarón Stairs. Wrap up a wonderful day of exploration atop Sugar Loaf Mountain as you watch the sun set over iconic Copacabana Beach.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rio From the Sea: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch

Rio From the Sea: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch

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Sail on Guanabara Bay for half a day, viewing the Rio's picturesque city skyline and Sugarloaf Mountain from the water. On this cruise from Rio, glide through the bay's tranquil waters, passing islands and historic forts. Upgrade your experience to enjoy a local all-you-can-eat barbecue lunch at a restaurant in Rio. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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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
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Petrópolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

Petrópolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

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Explore the mountain retreat of Petrópolis on this full-day guided tour. Once a summer holiday destination for the royalty of Brazil, Petrópolis features landmarks like the Crystal Palace, the Imperial Museum and the burial place of Dom Pedro II. Purchase a tour upgrade for a stop at Cervejaria Bohemia, where you'll taste one of Brazil's favorite lagers and learn about the history and science behind this brewery through a tour and interactive exhibits. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
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  • 9 hours
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3 Hour Sailing Experience in Rio

3 Hour Sailing Experience in Rio

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See two iconic Rio de Janeiro landmarks from the water—Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf—while sailing aboard a 40-foot (12-meter) yacht. Sail in Guanabara Bay or the open sea while you relax with a welcome drink and snacks. Enjoy stunning views and discover the magic of sailing from the captain who illuminates Rio’s history. This 3-hour boat tour has a max capacity of 10 for a small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Tour Highlights of Rio de Janeiro

Full-Day Tour Highlights of Rio de Janeiro

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Tick off all the attractions on your Rio de Janeiro must-see list on this full-day tour. With transportation included and a guide in the lead, you'll make good time on visits to the city's highlights, including the Selaron steps, the main Rio cathedral, the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado, and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Gondola ride and lunch included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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All Inclusive Speed Boat Tour in Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande from Rio

All Inclusive Speed Boat Tour in Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande from Rio

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Explore the beautiful beaches outside of Rio de Janeiro on this full-day tour to Ilha Grande. Visit a handful of stunning spots such as the Blue Lagoon, Japariz Beach, and the Botinas Islands. Spend the day swimming, snorkeling, and soaking up the warm Brazilian sun with your small group and sit down to a delicious local lunch included in the price of the tour.
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  • 14 to 15 hours
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$105.99
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Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience

Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience

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Soar above the city of Rio de Janeiro aboard a hang glider during this 4-hour adventure. Accompanied by a fully certified instructor, launch from the Tijuca Forest National Park, and glide over the lush, verdant Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest). Take in views of some of Rio's most famous landmarks, such as Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Rocinha Favela, and the Christ the Redeemer Statue atop Corcovado Mountain. Touch down for a gentle landing on the white sands of Sao Conrado Beach. Round-trip transportation is available for additional cost, but a video DVD of your hang-gliding experience is included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip the Line Christ the Redeemer Admission Ticket

Skip the Line Christ the Redeemer Admission Ticket

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As one of the New7Wonders of the World and Rio de Janeiro’s most iconic attraction, the Christ the Redeemer statue attracts lengthy lines. Don’t waste time waiting, save time with this skip-the-line ticket that allows you to board the next available train to Christ the Redeemer, which reigns supreme over the city from Corcovado’s summit. Your return ticket is valid on any train so spend as much time as you like at the top, enjoying panoramic vistas of Rio and capturing photographs beneath the outstretched arms of Christ.   
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  • 2 hours
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$22.90
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Ginga Tropical Show with Transportation and Optional Barbecue Dinner

Ginga Tropical Show with Transportation and Optional Barbecue Dinner

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Attend the Ginga Tropical Show, a dance and music that allows you to learn about Brazil's vibrant history and culture through its traditional music and dance. During this show, see talented performers dance the lambada, samba and bossa nova dressed in outrageous Carnival costumes. Hear folklore from around the diverse country, live drumming and the Brazilian martial art: capoeira.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.13
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Rio Carnival Parade Grandstand and Front Box Ticket with Shuttle Included

Rio Carnival Parade Grandstand and Front Box Ticket with Shuttle Included

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Watch Rio Carnival Parade in the Sambadrome and benefit from pickup & Drop off from your hotel or cruise ship and the expertise of a professional tour guide. FRONT BOX Tickets are located at the ground level and the seats are numbered. It is the closest place you can be to watch the parade. Covered Front Boxes are located in Sector 7 and you will be protected in case of rain. GRANDSTANDS (Only Sector 9 offers numbered places). Located at the second level you will enjoy a great panoramic view. Sectors 2 to 4: You’ll get an incredible view of the warm-up, get a glimpse of each school’s backstage. Sectors 5 to 9 are in the centre of Sambadrome, providing a complete view of the entire parade. Sector 9 tickets are the most sold because they are the only numbered Grandstand places and they are right next to the DRUMS SECTION RETREAT (one of the highlights). Sectors 10 and 11 are near the end of the stadium, they give you an insight into the Samba Schools and the Drums Section Retreat.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Lapa Palooza

Lapa Palooza

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Discover Rio’s bustling nightlife on a pub crawl through the neighborhoods of Lapa and Ipanema. Stop at a variety of bars, clubs, and parties and enjoy free shots and caipirinhas throughout the evening. Enjoy a worry-free excursion with free transportation provided between stops as you explore with your guides. This is a fun and safe way to explore Rio at night and meet other travelers along the way.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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Jeep tour 18 beaches, Telegraph Stone hiking & amazing sunset + photographer

Jeep tour 18 beaches, Telegraph Stone hiking & amazing sunset + photographer

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VIP: MAX 6 PEOPLE. "FAR BEYOND INSTAGRAM, UNIQUE", "SIMPLY THE BEST". AVOID QUEUES. Anti-Covid Strategy*. 8 hours well spent for the best tour to Telegraph stone (and many surprises !!!). A super package of experiences and exuberant nature, in a comfortable jeep and a paparazzi to call your own, exploring a 18 beaches region- several inside an environmental preservation area such as SECRETO, PRAINHA, ABRICÓ and GRUMARI ... We'll unveil a new region even for many cariocas (the largest urban forest in the world and a 42 km sandbank). CADASTUR-RJ guide on natural attractions and professional photographer. Available in 2 4X4 Diesel legends, the brazilian Troller T4 and the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, king of Dubai's dunes. Insta saffo_tour. CONTACT US FOR GROUPS OVER 6 PEOPLE 1) 150 minutes for the beach tour with photos (shared at no extra cost); 2) Lunch time over Marambaia's waters (not included but at great prices), or just enjoy the view; 3) 150 minutes for hiking activities with pictures at the lookouts; 4) 30 minutes for an exuberant sunset; 5) 90 minutes to return and several surprises, with an incredible sky in the region of environmental protection. * Anti-Covid Strategy: 1) only very short groups, maximum 6 per day, windows always open; 2) Most of the experience takes place in open areas; 3) everyone must wear masks; alcohol 70% plus soap and water available; 4) Only 1 experiment/day to ensure everything is clean. NOT POSSIBLE UNDER 6Y OLD.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.95
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Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf

Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf

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Tour Rio de Janeiro your way, with a private car and driver, during this fully customizable tour. Choose the landmarks and attractions that you want to visit, such as Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Selarón Steps, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the city's famous beaches. Learn about the food, language, culture and history of the city and its inhabitants from your informative local guide while you explore. Round trip transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle is included.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.39
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