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Explore the backstage of rio's carnival and sambaCultural Tours

Explore the backstage of rio's carnival and samba

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Explore the Carnival Factory, for a peek behind the scenes of Rio's Carnival, on this cultural tour. Learn how the parade's famous floats and costumes are produced. Listen to commentary on the history of samba and carnival, then hit the dressing rooms to try on some costumes and take some photos. Wind up with some cocktails and a samba class for the whole carnival experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Walking Tour

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Walk through Old Rio on this afternoon sightseeing tour with a local guide. During this half-day outing, wind through the narrow lanes and baroque-style buildings while your guide fills you in on the history and legends of the area. Visit sites like the Metropolitan Cathedral, Carioca Square and the Imperial Palace. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

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
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

African Heritage: Gastronomy and Musicality ExperienceHalf-day Tours

African Heritage: Gastronomy and Musicality Experience

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This experience allows people to experience a unique moment, immersing themselves in flavors, aromas, sounds and behaviors of a very old culture that is a direct part of the history of Brazil, with all its ethnic mixes rescuing the gastronomic identity and the music of a people and still unknown by many.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Hiking in Little AfricaHiking

Hiking in Little Africa

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In this tour you will get to know some of the places of the city of Rio de Janeiro called "Little Africa" by artist and sambista Heitor dos Prazeres in the early twentieth century. These sites are part of the historical and archaeological circuit of celebration and awareness of the African heritage of blacks in Brazil.  "Little Africa" has come to identify a significant part of the city's waterfront, where African presence and black cultural heritage have forever marked the history, not just of Rio de Janeiro but throughout Brazil.  Often blacks from all over the country were welcomed there, usually by "Aunt Ciata" who was a very important figure for this whole historical process. It is through this walk through "Little Africa" you will also get to know the Cultural Center "Tia Ciata", Museum of New Blacks, Cais do Valongo, hanging garden and we will finish in Pedra do Sal where besides the historical collection also has great bars and restaurants of typical Afro-Brazilian foods.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Petrópolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal PalaceDay Trips

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
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Rio Historic Center Walking Tour with Typical Brazilian LunchHalf-day Tours

Rio Historic Center Walking Tour with Typical Brazilian Lunch

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This stroll will give you an excellent overview of the Historic Center of Rio, which combines Baroque churches, colonial buildings and modern buildings as it is also the business center of Rio. The visit is made on foot at your own pace and ends with a lunch on Cinelandia square included in the service.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Favela Private Tour Private and Luxury

Favela Private Tour

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If you have ever heard. '' Don't go to a Favela(slum) '' is dangerous. however you know this phrase is a preconception. Would you like to know a real favela? Would you like to see the reality, naked and raw? Then come with me! I do not offer pick up. But I will send you the address so you can come by Uber / taxi or by subway. Getting to our meeting point is simple and affordable. You will tour the neighborhood as your guide tells you the history of the community and how it has developed to this day. In the "sky window" at the top you will see amazing views and take photos. Walking the same paths that local people travel every day, you will experience the scenes and culture of this vibrant and friendly neighborhood. You will visit a neighborhood supermarket and other local businesses and see some of the social projects that benefit the community. You will need to bring money for a donation in some places we visit, such as rooftops, house (around $ 10) and drinks and souvenirs.
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  • 2 hours 20 minutes
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  • 2 hours 20 minutes
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Historical Tour - Petrópolis including Cervejaria Bohemia with LunchDay Trips

Historical Tour - Petrópolis including Cervejaria Bohemia with Lunch

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This tour is for you who enjoy mountain regions with an always cool climate and surrounded by green hills with unique silhouettes. The city of Petrópolis is located at the top of Serra da Estrela in the state of Rio de Janeiro, at 845 meters altitude, mixing and combining the past and present with the charm of the imperial period buildings and the exuberant nature of Serra dos Órgãos. Turistando RJ takes you to know several landmarks of the Imperial City starting from its own route, going up the Serra de Petrópolis with a privileged view from the top. Upon arrival in the city we will visit the German House, Quitandinha Palace, Imperial Palace, St. Peter's Cathedral, Crystal Palace, Katz Chocolate House, Santos Dumont House, Bohemia Brewery and Sovereign Restaurant.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cidade do Samba Behind-the-Scenes Carnival Tour in Rio de JaneiroHalf-day Tours

Cidade do Samba Behind-the-Scenes Carnival Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Carnival during this tour of Cidade do Samba. On this outing, follow your guide on a tour of the Acadêmicos do Grande Rio's warehouse, one of Rio's top samba schools, where they store their outrageous costumes and grandiose parade floats. Toast to your insider's experience with a traditional caipirinha while you learn about the history and culture of the Carnival in Brazil. Brave visitors can even try on a few feathered costumes. Round-trip transportation from central Rio hotels is included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Rio Walking & Historical TourHalf-day Tours

Rio Walking & Historical Tour

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Visit Rio's highlights and landmarks on foot during a small-group sightseeing tour. Ride the subway downtown and follow your 'carioca' (Rio native) guide on a walk that includes Rio's most important historical and cultural sites. Visit National Museum of Fine Arts, Theatro Municipal, the Monastery Church of Santo Antônio, Ordem Terceira de São Francisco da Penitência and several other important landmarks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

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

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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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$60.00
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Full Day Sugar Loaf, Maracanã including Skip the Line Christ Redeemer By TrainFull-day Tours

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
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Petropolis The Imperial City Private TourDay Trips

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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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rio de Janeiro Little Africa Walking Tour - World Heritage SiteHalf-day Tours

Rio de Janeiro Little Africa Walking Tour - World Heritage Site

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Little Africa is situated in a region where the African presence has left a living heritage, which perpetuates and is renewed to this day. It expresses, therefore, struggle and resistance. Brazil was the destination of at least 40% of all Africans who arrived as captives in the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. Out of these, about 60% entered through Rio de Janeiro's port, almost a quarter of all Africans enslaved in the Americas. The city of Rio de Janeiro can be considered the largest port of slavery in the history of mankind. The history and impacts of slavery trade lined up Brazil’s colonial heritage and contribute to dynamics and exclusions socioeconomic conditions that permeate the whole Brazil society till nowadays. Fortunately, it also resulted in the creation of vibrant Brazilian culture, multivocal and multifaceted, rich in cultural matrices, colors, and flavors.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Day Trip Petrópolis with St. Peter Cathedral and Imperial MuseumFull-day Tours

Private Day Trip Petrópolis with St. Peter Cathedral and Imperial Museum

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Delve deeper into the history of Brazil on a day trip to the historic city of Petropolis, located high in the mountains. Letting someone else drive allows you to relax and focus on the mountain scenery, while a private guide gives you undivided attention and allows ample time for asking questions.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical Highlights of Rio de JaneiroPrivate and Luxury

Historical Highlights of Rio de Janeiro

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Delve deeper into the history of Rio de Janeiro during a a tour that focuses on the heritage of the Marvelous City. While you receive the undivided attention of a private guide, you’ll look past the beaches and bars in order to discover a different side of Rio.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rio Shore Excursion: Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer by Train Half-Day TourHalf-day Tours

Rio Shore Excursion: Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer by Train Half-Day Tour

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While your cruise ship is in port, visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on the top of Corcovado Mountain during this half-day tour of Rio de Janeiro. Reach the top of Corcovado Mountain by cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, an urban forest located just 10 minutes outside the center of Rio, allowing you time to see Rio's most famous sight and still explore on your own.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rio de Janeiro Carnival Parade Special Group Night Tickets & TransferBus Tours

Rio de Janeiro Carnival Parade Special Group Night Tickets & Transfer

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Attend the Samba Parade (aka Rio Carnival Parade) while taking in Brazil's biggest festival in Rio de Janeiro. Carnival revolves around these two nights when six of the best samba schools in the First League (the Special Group) march. Choose either the Sunday or Monday performance in February 2018 to enjoy what is often referred to as 'The Biggest Show on Earth'. Includes entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off from zones in central Rio.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Beautiful Imperial Petropolis City Tour optional Lunch and Bohemia BreweryDay Trips

Beautiful Imperial Petropolis City Tour optional Lunch and Bohemia Brewery

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Venture away from the busy city of Rio and take a tour of Petropolis and the Bohemia Brewery on a small-group tour. Visit key landmarks such as the Imperial Palace, St. Peter’s Cathedral, the house of Santos Dumont, Quitandinha Palace, and much more. After a delicious Brazilian lunch, head to the Bohemia Brewery to learn about beermaking and sample the famous Brazilian beer.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar LoafBus Tours

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 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private City Tour Christ and Sugar LoafFull-day Tours

Private City Tour Christ and Sugar Loaf

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Get a personalized introduction to Rio de Janeiro on a private tour that covers the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue and Sugarloaf Mountain. Designed with first-time visitors in mind, this tour saves you the hassle navigating an unfamiliar city alone and promises the undivided attention of your guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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