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Favela Tour Rio de Janeiro - Vidigal Walking Tour by Russo GuideHiking

Favela Tour Rio de Janeiro - Vidigal Walking Tour by Russo Guide

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Have a real experience of what the Favela was like and today! Russo Guia, has been working for 20 years within Vidigal, 17 years in a small local business, and for over 2 as a guide. With it you will have an experience that only a resident can provide, besides valuing the local culture, Qualification, took a local Guide training course by INADH, National Institute of Human Development .Currently taking another Protur Tourism Guide Course, knows and is well known within Vidigal Script: - Sitiê Ecological Park, former dump and today a place for environmental education and vegetable garden! - Vidigal Olympic Village and graffiti court from above! - Arvrão: place with the best panoramic view and the famous bars Bar da Laje, Mirante do Arvrão and Alto Vidigal - Pope's Chapel: place visited by Pope John Paul II in 1980! - Arts shortcut: graffiti wall (Graffiti by local artist @ tarm1 on instagran and other outside artists!)
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
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Botanic Garden & Parque Lage Guided Tour, Admission & TransferNature and Wildlife

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Botanic Garden & Parque Lage Guided Tour, Admission & Transfer

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Visit the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro on this guided tour. A popular tourist attraction, the garden houses rare collections of bromeliads and orchids, as well as other exotic plants, plus yards and yards of towering royal palm trees. In addition, you might possibly spot more than a hundred different species of birds that live in the trees.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 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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Angra dos Reis with Boat Tour and Lunch Day Trips

Angra dos Reis with Boat Tour and Lunch

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Begin your full day tour with a 165 km (100 miles) ride from Rio de Janeiro to Angra dos Reis, in the Costa Verde (Green Coast) region. After your arrival at the port Cais de Santa Luzia, board the boat (schooner), sit back and enjoy the views of paradise. Stop at the Ilhas Botinas, two small, almost twin islands with a calm translucent sea, perfect for snorkeling and watching marine life. Then, visit Praia de Jurubaíba commonly known as Praia do Dentista, with its fine white sand and intense color waters that vary according to the sky, is considered one of the most beautiful in the region. Cross an ecological small trail (optional) of nearly 10min towards the Pier. Bypassing Ilha da Gipóia, stop for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant at Praia do Vitorino. On your way back, visit the historical Capela do Senhor do Bonfim, build around 1780’s. Next, return to Cais de Santa Luzia port to drive back to Rio de Janeiro.
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  • 12 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Pedra do Telegrafo HikeHiking

Rio de Janeiro Pedra do Telegrafo Hike

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During the Pedra do Telegrafo Hike we will pass through several viewpoints while coursing its 3,5 km of moderate trail. One of them is where the well-known photo is taken, the one that spread in several social networks. It’s possible to take super creative photos there, because of the impression that below the stone there is an abyss. No need for rush here, our guides for Pedra do Telegrafo Hike already knows the best spots for the best photos. We can also observe a good part of the mountains of Pedra Branca State Park and Tijuca National Park. The contact with nature that we have at the top of the telegraph stone brings us a sense of freedom and peace that we only find on very remote places. On the way back, we will stop for photos and lunch on the beautiful beaches of Prainha and Grumari. Book the Pedra do Telegrafo Hike and come join us.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Tijuca National Park Hike and Waterfall RappellingHiking

Tijuca National Park Hike and Waterfall Rappelling

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Trek through Tijuca National Park and rappel down a waterfall with local hiking guide during an eco-adventure in Rio. Hike through the world's largest urban rainforest, learning about its history, plant and animal life through commentary from your guide. Reach Horto Falls, located on a defunct coffee farm. Using the provided equipment, rappel down the falls into a natural well. Keep an eye out for local wildlife native to the Carioca Mountain Range.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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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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Gávea Stone - Full ExperinceHiking

Gávea Stone - Full Experince

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 One of the most coveted trails in Rio de Janeiro, Pedra da Gávea is imposing in all its form, and to absorb everything it offers, it is necessary to have a registered and experienced Tourism Guide in mountains and nature. »We will take the trail calmly and respecting the individual time of the people. »We will stop a few times for rest and hydration. »At first we will take a circular trail, climb on one side and descend on the other side for the best experience possible. »Before going up there will be a quick explanation to remember what was previously gone through messages. »The trail has an average of 6h30min, so it is important to have the support of a super experienced guide to help you in the most critical points. »The script may change according to the day and weather. But we will try to make the most of each place. »And of course, let's take a lot of fun and professional camera shots
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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Climb to the Top of Sugarloaf MountainHiking

Climb to the Top of Sugarloaf Mountain

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Climbing Sugarloaf, rather than taking the cable car up, is one of the most rewarding things you can do while in town. You can experience one of a kind rock climbing adventure, while also visiting one of the most famous tourist attractions in town. It is common for us to hear that it was the highlight of the trip. Our international team of guides come from varied backgrounds and are some of the most experienced and best reviewed guides in the city. We have over 15 years of experience guiding clients from all of the world and while safety and professionalism are always our priority, we also make a point of creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We enjoy getting to know people and sharing our experience of living in Rio. Often times our conversation strays from the typical topics of local history or geography, into more complex subjects like politics and culture. We want people to get an idea of the complexities of this amazing city, while also enjoying a great climb.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Jeep Tour: Explore the Tijuca Rainforest Half-day Tours

Rio de Janeiro Jeep Tour: Explore the Tijuca Rainforest

Explore the world’s largest urban forest by jeep on a safari of Tijuca Rainforest. Adventurous travelers and nature enthusiasts alike are sure to enjoy the half-day tour. Have your camera on hand for monkey, bird, and butterfly sightings. Stop at major landmarks, including Monkey's Waterfall, the Emperor's Table, and Chinese Lookout. Round-trip transfer from your Rio de Janeiro hotel spares you the headache of public transit and taxis.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Private Tijuca Forest and Tree Canopy TourHiking

Private Tijuca Forest and Tree Canopy Tour

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Tijuca Forest is huge and it can be hard to find your way if you’re traveling there alone. Combine this Tijuca Forest tour and tree canopy ride from Rio, and take a hike with a guide through the rain forest to see its most beautiful sights without getting lost. Plus, you’ll go through a fun course up in the trees that has 36 obstacles, including swinging bridges, ziplines, and tunnels.
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  • 6 hours
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Sugar Loaf Hike and ClimbClimbing

Sugar Loaf Hike and Climb

Hike to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain during this 5-hour adventure in Rio de Janeiro. With your local hiking guide, head out along the trail toward the top of one of the city's most famous lookout points. Listen as your guide orients the group to the history, culture and ecosystem surrounding Sugar Loaf Mountain along the way. At the top, enjoy 360 degree views of the Zona Sul, Niterói city and other Rio landmarks. Board the cable car and descend to Morro da Urca to finish your excursion.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Caves Circuit Tour at Tijuca National ParkExtreme

Caves Circuit Tour at Tijuca National Park

Explore the network of subterranean caves in Tijuca National Forest during this hiking tour in Rio. Following your expert adventure guide, set off through the Tijuca forest, learning about the surrounding animal and plant life through informative commentary. Pass several pristine waterfalls on the approach to the caves. Flick on your provided flashlight as you explore the interiors of several caves, getting glimpses of native subterranean plant life and unusual rock formations. This easy hike is suitable for all skill levels.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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One day in Tijuca Rainforest - Rio de janeiro4WD Tours

One day in Tijuca Rainforest - Rio de janeiro

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Brazil is known for two things: beautiful beaches and rainforests. In Rio, you can experience both. After soaking in those rays, take this guided hike through the largest urban forest in the world to learn a little natural history, take in some spectacular views, and breathe in some fresh jungle air. And at the end of this walk through the woods, the perfect sunburn cure awaits, a nature shower at the base of a waterfall.  
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Rio Botanical Garden and Tijuca Rainforest Jeep TourHiking

Rio Botanical Garden and Tijuca Rainforest Jeep Tour

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Explore Brazil's diverse plant life on this tour of the Tijuca Rainforest and the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden. During this 4-hour activity, visit the city's botanical garden to view a variety of exotic and native plants. Ride in a jeep through the Tijuca Rainforest, stopping for a leisurely hike with picturesque views and chances to see local wildlife. Round-trip transportation from Rio de Janeiro hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Morro Dois Irmãos - Full ExperienceHiking

Morro Dois Irmãos - Full Experience

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Taking a trail is already something special, being in touch with nature and even breaking exercise. Morro Dois Irmãos trail is unique in itself. It has a stunning look and very close to the sea. Imagine being able to make the trail as safely as possible and with a registered, experienced and breaking Tourism Guide to have your photos registered in a very special way? In addition to all the nature of the trail, and the composition of the city and nature, the guide will be able to explain to you in rich details about what they will observe, the history of the place and its formation.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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White Water Rafting in Rio de Janeiro - Small GroupsDay Trips

White Water Rafting in Rio de Janeiro - Small Groups

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Enjoy a day on the river with friends or family on a white water rafting adventure from Rio de Janeiro. Explore the town of Casimiro de Abreu and raft down the rapids of the Macae River. This small-group tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off from Rio, a rafting guide, and all equipment needed to take on the rapids.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Trail to Wild Beaches - Guaratiba, Prainha, Tartaruga and TelegrafoHiking

Trail to Wild Beaches - Guaratiba, Prainha, Tartaruga and Telegrafo

My favorite area of the city, Barra de Guaratiba, is about 40 minutes from Jardim Oceanico, Barra, in the western part of the city. Once you reach the wild beaches, you will pass by the most beautiful spots of the city: beaches to take the breath traveled throughout the course, lookouts with sensational views and enchanting trails until we reach the wild beaches. I guarantee you that Instagram and Facebook photos will all be changed. Return with everyone to the Oceanico Garden at our meeting point. Your memories will stay in memory, memory card and social networks.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Rock Climbing Experience in Rio: Beginners to AdvancedClimbing

Rock Climbing Experience in Rio: Beginners to Advanced

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Rio de Janeiro is the ultimate city for urban rock climbing. Each of the famous landmark mountains have unique and classic climbing routes leading to their summit, providing a good time for everyone- beginner to advanced. Let's climb!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Morro Dois Irmãos Hike & Vidigal Favela Tour with TransferHiking

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Morro Dois Irmãos Hike & Vidigal Favela Tour with Transfer

Trek to the top of Morro Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers Hill) and visit the Vidigal Favela on this nature and educational tour in Rio. Follow your local guide to the top of the trail leading to the highest of the two hills for spectacular views of Rio splayed out below. This round-trip hike takes about 2 hours and is moderately difficult. On the way down, walk through Vidigal favela. Interact with the local residents and see how life operates in this neighborhood. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels or the cruise port is 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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Hang gliding or Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro - Transfer - Unforgettable experience!Extreme

Hang gliding or Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro - Transfer - Unforgettable experience!

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We offer paragliding and hang gliding instruction free flight. And to take you safely to the heights, all pilots of the Best Fly Rio Voo Livre team have level IX qualification duly registered with the Brazilian Free Flight Confederation, ensuring total safety and quality in the services provided, our team is made up of highly qualified instructors. qualified to make your moment unique and unforgettable. For 20 years, we have been passionately dedicated to making dreams come true through the art of free flying, providing the best sensations and experiences. We use new, imported and revised equipment, according to the rules and procedures of the Free Flight Club to which we are associated. There is a rigorous pre-take-off inspection process, which makes the flight even safer. To make your moment even more unforgettable, we invested in the latest digital technology, using our GoPro7 technology and Theta S 360 degree camera on our flights.
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  • 1 hour
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Tijuca Forest Half-Day Hike (small group or private)Hiking

Tijuca Forest Half-Day Hike (small group or private)

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Hike through the lush rainforest of the Tijuca National Park on this half-day guided tour. Visit the popular Pedra Bonita summit and take in the views of Rio de Janeiro below. Discover some of the park’s flora and fauna including toucans, monkey, and quatis, as you listen to facts about the park from your informative guide.
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  • 5 hours
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Pico da Tijuca Hiking Tour in Tijuca Forest National ParkHiking

Pico da Tijuca Hiking Tour in Tijuca Forest National Park

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Hike to Pico da Tijuca, the tallest peak in Tijuca National Park. This half-day hiking adventure with a professional guide introduces you to the natural history of the Tijuca Forest and treats you to unparalleled views via a rock-carved staircase. See Rio from above, marvel at the beauty of a pristine waterfall and visit the Tijuca National Park Museum. Upgrade to venture with your own personal guide on a private tour that includes round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 6 hours
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