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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 City Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Available from Saturday

Full-Day City Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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With a full day to spend in Rio de Janeiro, you can visit major locations during a comprehensive sightseeing tour. Let a guide take you to the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Escadaria Selaron (Selaron Steps), the Sambódromo where Rio’s Carnival takes place, Maracanã stadium, the Metropolitan Cathedral and more. With minivan capacity capped at 20, you’ll find it easy to follow your guide. Buffet lunch included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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Petrópolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.99
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Private Custom Full-Day in Rio including Christ, Sugar Loaf and Selaron Steps

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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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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

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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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$63.00
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Arraial do Cabo Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro: The Brazilian Caribe

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Arraial do Cabo Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro: The Brazilian Caribe

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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
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Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro

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Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro

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Relax on the pristine, uncrowded beaches of Ilha Grande and Angra dos Reis during this 12-hour excursion from Rio de Janeiro. Take a break from the urban pace with a sightseeing cruise through the islands, passing Ponta da Piedade, Lagoa Azul and Ilha de Cataguases. Stop to swim and snorkel in the azure waters or dig your toes into the soft sand. Enjoy lunch aboard the boat; drinks are available for purchase. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 12 hours
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$63.55
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Full Day Boat Tour - Super Ilha Grande All Inclusive from Rio de Janeiro

Available from Dec 5

Full Day Boat Tour - Super Ilha Grande All Inclusive from Rio de Janeiro

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What will the Super Island tour be like? Imagine a special day in Ilha Grande all inclusive… A day of adventure in paradise, without having to worry about anything, as this tour includes transportation from Rio de Janeiro (round trip) + speedboat ride in Ilha Grande to Lagoa Azul and 4 more stops + lunch + drinks and snacks. We want to show you that paradise is very close and for everyone. We at Adventure Boat will take you there. We guarantee all the ease, comfort and quality for an unforgettable trip. In SUPER ISLAND tour we do: 4 stops about 1h: blue Lagoon Aripeba Small Bananal Grumixama Jaconema Beach Strong Site The stops may vary slightly, but we always look for the best 4 for the day, depending on the tide and the movement. Let's look for the empty beaches to ensure a better experience.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.27
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Rio From the Sea: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch

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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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  • 15 minutes
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$59.99
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Day Trip to Buzios from Rio de Janeiro with Boat Ride & Lunch

Available from Nov 16

Day Trip to Buzios from Rio de Janeiro with Boat Ride & Lunch

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Get a taste of local life on a full-day trip to the blissful beaches and charming monuments of Buzios from Rio de Janeiro. Travel in air-conditioned comfort to Buzios, a coastal city famed for its traditional culture and pristine shores, while listening to enriching commentary from your expert guide. On arrival, absorb the quaint charm of Buzios’ cobbled streets on a relaxed wander and then take a boat tour to the tranquil islands surrounding the city, stopping intermittently to plunge into the crystal clear water of the Atlantic Ocean.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.00
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Buzios Day Trip with Lunch, City Tour and Cruise from Rio de Janeiro

Available from Nov 3

Buzios Day Trip with Lunch, City Tour and Cruise from Rio de Janeiro

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Explore the charming, cosmopolitan town of Búzios on this full-day trip from Rio de Janeiro. During this 13-hour outing, stroll through the center of Búzios on a guided tour to get oriented, then spend free time discovering the former fishing village's charms on your own. Opt to take a 2-hour cruise offshore which stops at several idyllic spots for swimming and relaxing. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is provided.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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All Inclusive Speed Boat Tour in Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande from Rio

Available from Saturday

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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00
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Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Day Trip with Schooner Cruise and Lunch

Available from Nov 3

Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Day Trip with Schooner Cruise and Lunch

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Explore the waters around Angra dos Reis on a schooner during this full-day excursion from Rio de Janeiro. Sail on the turquoise blue waters through the islands that dot the Agra dos Reis, making several stops to swim and snorkel along the way during your cruise. Relax with the wind in your hair and tropical sun warming your skin, then enjoy a delicious buffet lunch onboard before returning to the pier. Round-trip transportation from Rio de Janeiro is included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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The Best of Rio de Janeiro in a Private Guided Tour

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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
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Petropolis The Imperial City Private Tour

Available from Nov 2

Petropolis The Imperial City Private Tour

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Get to know Petrópolis, the Imperial City of the State of Rio de Janeiro, during this private tour from Rio. Following hotel pickup, travel in a private vehicle through Serra dos Órgãos National Park, stopping for great photo ops along the way. Tour the Quitandinha Palace and the Imperial Museum to get a sense of the region's history. Stop for a traditional Brazilian lunch, then take a walking tour of the historic streets lined with examples of architecture from different eras. End your day with a visit to the local brewery. Enjoy personal attention and a flexible itinerary tailored to your interests on this private tour.
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  • 3 hours 25 minutes
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City Tour of Rio de Janeiro with Lunch

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City Tour of Rio de Janeiro with Lunch

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Revel in the many attractions of Rio de Janeiro during this 8-hour city tour with lunch. Take your Rio visit to new heights from on top of the world-famous Corcovado (home of the Christ the Redeemer statue) and the sublime peak of Sugarloaf Mountain. You’ll also have time to enjoy the beach scenes at Ipanema and Copacabana, check out the Sambodrome (ground zero for Brazil's annual Carnival festivities) and explore Rio neighborhoods like Botafogo. A guide, all-you-can-eat lunch, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Pedra Do Telegrafo including All Inclusive Beaches

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Pedra Do Telegrafo including All Inclusive Beaches

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The most complete tour of Rio. - Transport by van - Certified Professional Guide - 3 professional photos at Pedra do Telégrafo - Lunch + Dessert - 1 complimentary caipirinha - Guaratiba Beach - Grumari Beach - Panoramic Beach Tour
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  • 3 hours
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Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Boat Tour

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Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Boat Tour

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The Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande's bay is one of most beautiful and charming of Brazil. The region has aproximmately 365 islands it's one for each day of the year. It is one of the best places for practice diving in the southeast zone of Brazil. Brazilian Blue Lagoon is the paradise you need to meet!
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  • 14 hours
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$45.40
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Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande All Inclusive Tour

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Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande All Inclusive Tour

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Elected by Tripadvisor among the best tour and transportation companies! Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande is one of the most beautiful and charming places in Brazil. The most beautiful islands and beaches are located in the region. The scenery is totally preserved and the nature is exuberant. The Bay has no less than 365 islands dotted with a sea of green and crystalline waters and two thousand beaches full of natural beauty. Surrounded by the Atlantic Forest and bathed by the emerald green sea, there are luxury condominiums, resorts and hotels that host tourists looking for the best for their holidays and weekends. A walk through the Bay of Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande takes place by the sea. Diving is simply irresistible in the face of the beauty of the sea. With a lot of shipwrecks and abundant marine life it is one of the best spots to dive from the coast!
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Trip to Petrópolis from Rio de Janeiro

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Day Trip to Petrópolis from Rio de Janeiro

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Travel by coach from Rio de Janeiro to the historical city of Petrópolis on this day trip, with guided tours of several must-see attractions. See the summer residence of Dom Pedro II and learn more about Brazil’s 19th-century royal rule at the Imperial Museum. View the Gothic-style interior of St Peter of Alcantara Cathedral, tour the Crystal Palace and Santos Dumont Museum, shop on renowned Tereza Street and taste chocolate at the Patrone chocolate factory.
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  • 7 hours
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Angra dos Reis Full-Day from Rio de Janeiro with Boat Ride & Lunch

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Angra dos Reis Full-Day from Rio de Janeiro with Boat Ride & Lunch

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Visit the islands of Angra do Reis aboard a boat on this excursion from Rio de Janeiro. Relax as the boat sails through the deep blue waters and you watch the vibrant green of the Atlantic forest pass by on the shoreline. Get a chance to interact with some local dolphins and participate in water sports (own expense). Disembark on some of the small islands to explore the beaches, shop the open-air markets for local handicrafts and sidle up to one of the beach bars for a drink. Lunch on board the boat and round-trip transportation from Rio hotels are included.
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  • 3 hours 10 minutes
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Rio's Overview Private Tour - The Best Sights including Airport Or Port Pick-ups

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Rio's Overview Private Tour - The Best Sights including Airport Or 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 Sugar Loaf and Corcovado Mountains along with the Christ the Redeemer statue, historical downtown area, Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, Selarón staircase and many other attractions at your convenience. Discover the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood, home to a collection of local boutiques and galleries. 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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  • 3 hours 5 minutes
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$146.00
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Telegraph Stone Hike + Wild Beaches: Full-Day in Rio's West Zone

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Telegraph Stone Hike + Wild Beaches: Full-Day in Rio's West Zone

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Venture away from the hustle and bustle of Rio de Janeiro and explore the wild region of Barra de Guaratiba. Embark on a hike to Pedra do Telegrafo for beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and Rio in the distance before exploring a handful of rugged beaches for a bit of relaxing. This small-group excursion is suitable for most travelers and is limited to eight for a more personalized experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.55
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Boat Tour Arraial do Cabo: The Brazilian Caribbean

Available from Dec 16

Boat Tour Arraial do Cabo: The Brazilian Caribbean

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Arraial do Cabo is also knowing as Brazilian Caribean, the place is one of the most beautiful and paradisiac places of the continent. It is also a perfect spot for practice diving in crystal clear waters, Because its landscape in Atlantic Ocean is surrounded by beaches and Atlantic Ocean is surrounded by beaches and islands that enchant locals and tourists.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.94
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Rio de Janeiro private Full day Custom Tours

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Rio de Janeiro private Full day Custom Tours

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Avoid the hassle of waiting around for others, or visiting places of little interest, by booking a private tour of Rio de Janeiro that you can customize to your own interests. Decide beforehand where you want to go first — perhaps such top sights as Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain — then settle into the private vehicle and immerse yourself in the city.
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  • 8 hours
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$375.00
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