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Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de JaneiroHiking

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
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  • 4 hours
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Open Sunset Sailing TourDay Cruises

Open Sunset Sailing Tour

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Sail along Guanabara Bay just as the sun is setting below the horizon and experience Rio when it starts to come to life. This small-group sailing adventure is a perfect way to relax and see the sites such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Rio-Niteroi Bridge. Relax with complimentary drinks and light snacks while you sail.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sail in Rio - 3 Hour Sailing ExperienceSailing

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Sail in Rio - 3 Hour Sailing Experience

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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
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  • 3 hours
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Favela Tour Rocinha and Vila Canoas in Rio de JaneiroHiking

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 15 minutes
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
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Rocinha Favela Walking TourHalf-day Tours

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
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  • 3 hours
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Tijuca Forest and Botanical GardenNature and Wildlife

Tijuca Forest and Botanical Garden

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Enjoy close the natural diversity of Rio de Janeiro. Begin your tour at the Botanical Garden and visit the Sensory Garden, the Brazilwood (tree that gives name to the country), the Turtle Lake and the lake with the giant-water-lily. Walk through the bicentenary imperial palm trees as you go to the orchidarium and bromeliad house. Then, visit the Vista Chinesa gazebo and enjoy a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro with mountains, forest and ocean at 388 meters above sea level. In a distance, you can also see Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf. Follow to an adventure at Tijuca National Forest, one of the largest urban forest in the world. Observe the Taunay Waterfall and walk through a simple trail as you learn more about the Atlantic Forest, its flora and fauna. Get back to the vehicle and pass by the famous São Conrado beach to observe the hang gliders and paragliders, before returning to the hotel through a panoramic route.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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 Pedra do Telégrafo Hike tourHiking

Pedra do Telégrafo Hike tour

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----------------- PLEASE READ EVERYTHING ------------------ AVOID WAITING IN LINE IMPORTANT INFO: This rock is located on the West side of Rio 40 kilometers away from Copacabana, in a safe neighborhood, outside of the common tourist route. Because of the distance it's a must to go by Car. the tour without transportation(based on meeting point) I can help you out to find transportation. Ask me after booking your experience. Sunrise: 3:00 AM Morning hike: 6AM Sunset hike: 2:30 PM
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Favela Tour of Rocinha in Rio de JaneiroHalf-day Tours

Favela Tour of Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro

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Gain a better understanding of life in the Rocinha favela during a tour with the founder of a local English school. Walk through the neighborhood's streets, meet the locals and learn about what life is like here. Get a window into the favela's vibrant street art scene by visiting a local artist's studio and learn about the Brazilian martial art, capoeira, by stopping by a school. End your tour with a buffet lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group TourHalf-day Tours

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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Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer By Train with Maracanã StadiumHalf-day Tours

Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer By Train with Maracanã Stadium

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Visit Corcovado Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue in the afternoon during this 4-hour tour. Ride the cog train up the steep mountainside through the Tijuca Rainforest, disembarking at the top to panoramic views of Rio. Spend time admiring the iconic statue and snapping photos of the surrounding scenery. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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Half-Day Jeep Tour of Tijuca ForestFull-day Tours

Half-Day Jeep Tour of Tijuca Forest

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Explore the lush rainforest and rugged terrain of Tijuca Forest on a 4-hour, small-group Jeep tour from Rio de Janeiro that includes round-trip hotel transfer from Rio’s South Zone. Get sweeping views of the city from Vista Chinesa, see a scenic waterfall, and visit the park’s museum and visitor center, while enjoying Rio de Janeiro’s natural side.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Cinelândia with Tram Ride and Selarón StepsHalf-day Tours

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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  • 4 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour Including Vermelha Beach and ArpoadorMountain Bike Tours

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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  • 3 hours
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Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day TourHalf-day Tours

Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

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Explore Rio and visit Sugar Loaf Mountain during this 4-hour morning tour. Visit some of the city's most important landmarks, including the Metropolitan Cathedral and Copacabana Beach. Then, board a glassed-in cable car bound for Sugar Loaf's peak, stopping once at a scenic viewpoint. Upon reaching the top of Sugar Loaf at 1,299 feet (396 meters) above sea level, admire the views of Niteroi, Copacabana, and Santa Cruz Fortress. Round-trip transportation from selected Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Botanical Garden and Tijuca Rainforest Jeep TourNature and Wildlife

Botanical Garden and Tijuca Rainforest Jeep Tour

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Our Jeep ride through the city of Rio de Janeiro will take you visit two sites of great natural beauty and cultural interest, besides being a trip of fun and full of adrenaline. The excursion TIJUCA RAINFOREST & BOTANICAL GARDEN - JEEP TOUR, begins with a visit to the Botanical Garden, one of the most beautiful and best preserved green areas of the city. Then we will go to the National Park of Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world, being able to enjoy panoramic viewpoints along the way.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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Visit the Favela in Rio de Janeiro with Local GuideHalf-day Tours

Visit the Favela in Rio de Janeiro with Local Guide

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We visited with authenticity one of the most visited favelas in Rio de Janeiro and got to know a beautiful social project of this local Guide `` Harvesting the Future´´
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  • 3 hours
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Botanical Garden and Parque Lage Tour including Photo ShootHalf-day Tours

Botanical Garden and Parque Lage Tour including Photo Shoot

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Visit the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden on this private, 4-hour photography tour. See the historic park with its diverse flora and fauna, plus the scientific research institute and garden trails. Then along with a professional photographer guide, travel to the historic Parque Lage. Wander through artificial caves, have a picnic and enjoy the natural beauty of the trails that lead to Christ the Redeemer, one of the seven wonders of the world. Afterward, receive a high-resolution digital photo album and a printed souvenir photo. Hotel pickup/drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Pedra do Telégrafo Hiking and Wild Beaches TourDay Trips

Pedra do Telégrafo Hiking and Wild Beaches Tour

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Pedra do Telégrafo is located in the west side of Rio de Janeiro. The rock has a nice view of the beautiful city, in on one side we see wild beaches and the Tijuca National Park. On the other side, we have a wonderful view of the Marambaia, a huge beach with big swamp area. The hiking takes approximately 1 hour to climb(one way), its summit is 354 meters above sea level. Returning from Pedra do Telégrafo to the city we will stop for a bath and relaxing at Grumari(one of the most beautiful beaches in Rio) and after we will drive trough all the beaches along the coast of Rio with many opportunities to take photos.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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The best of Rio in an afternoon with Christ and SugarloafNature and Wildlife

The best of Rio in an afternoon with Christ and Sugarloaf

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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
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  • 6 hours
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Horto Waterfalls Circuit Adventure Tour in Tijuca National ParkHiking

Horto Waterfalls Circuit Adventure Tour in Tijuca National Park

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Hike the Horto waterfalls circuit in Tijuca National Park on this half-day morning tour, led by a specialist guide. Starting from Jequitibá Waterfall, you’ll walk at a leisurely pace along a forest trail ending at Shower Waterfall, aka Box Waterfall. Stand or wade under the rock-walled cascades for a refreshing shower before reversing your steps. Upgrade to venture with your own personal guide on a private tour that includes round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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Half-Day Hike to Two Brothers MountainHiking

Half-Day Hike to Two Brothers Mountain

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Spend a half day in Rio hiking up Two Brothers (Dois Irmãos) Mountain in the company of a private trekking guide. Get views of Gávea Rock, São Conrado, Leblon, and Ipanema beaches. Have a look around both Sitiê Ecological Park and Favela do Vidigal and enjoy round-trip transportation from Rio hotels.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Guanabara Bay Catamaran Tour in Rio de Janeiro with TransferNature and Wildlife

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Guanabara Bay Catamaran Tour in Rio de Janeiro with Transfer

Discover the sites around Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay on a catamaran tour. After pickup from your hotel in the south zone area, board the boat for your sailing adventure. See key landmarks like the Museum of Tomorrow, the Rio-Niterói Bridge, the Museum of Contemporary Art designed by the famous Oscar Niemeyer, and much more. Enjoy a leisurely boat ride across the bay and capture photos of your favorite landmarks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Maracana Stadium Tour: Behind-the-Scenes AccessTheaters

Maracana Stadium Tour: Behind-the-Scenes Access

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at Maracanã Stadium during this guided tour. Explore the stadium, renovated for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, check out the locker rooms. Sit on the team bench where greats like Pele rested after he scored his thousandth goal. Listen as your guide tells tales of legendary matches like Brazil's devastating loss in the 1950 World Cup. Round-trip climate-controlled transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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☀️ Lapa + Santa Teresa + Selaron Stairs + Electric Scooter ⚡️Mountain Bike Tours

☀️ 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
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