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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.81
Price varies by group size
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$63.81
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Hiking Tour to Pedra do Telégrafo (Telegraph Rock)

Hiking Tour to Pedra do Telégrafo (Telegraph Rock)

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----------------- PLEASE READ EVERYTHING ------------------ AVOID WAITING IN LINE FOR THE PERFECT PICTURE! IMPORTANT INFO: Let's hike together! The Telegraph stone is one of the most beautiful tourists spots in Rio. The Telegraph Stone is located on the West side of Rio, 40 kilometers from Copacabana, in a safe neighborhood. The trail itself is 1.5 km and can be easily done in 30 to 40 minutes walking. The hike is perfect for all ages but be cautious if you have any serious health problems. To access the Telegraph Stone, you must travel by car. Because I live nearby, transportation is not included, and we’ll be meeting at the beginning of the trial. Once you book, please let me know if you will need transportation and I can help you arrange it. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR THE AVAILABLE SCHEDULED HIKES: Sunrise hike: 4:00 AM(every day) Sunset hike: 4 PM(every day) Children under 10 are free.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.00
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$23.00
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Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.35
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$27.35
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Favela Tour

Favela Tour

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Learn about life inside Rocinha, one of Rio de Janeiro’s largest favelas. You’re driven to the top of the slum community, located on a hillside that overlooks the city, before you descend on foot. Your guide offers insight on Rocinha’s socioeconomic issues and the lives of its inhabitants during your walk.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.49
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$36.49
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Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Two Brothers Hill

Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Two Brothers Hill

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The iconic peaks of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain are the top picks for hiking in Rio de Janeiro, but some of the most spectacular views can be found away from the tourist crowds. This 5-hour hiking and cycling adventure includes a bike ride along Copacabana beach, a drive through the colorful Vidigal favela, and a thrilling hike to the top of the Two Brothers Hills, from where the views span Ipanema beach, the Tijuca Forest, and the Christ the Redeemer statue.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.30
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$47.30

Private Walking and Cultural Tour Rocinha-Rio de Janeiro

Private Walking and Cultural Tour Rocinha-Rio de Janeiro

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Favela Brothers is a family run tour company, operated by the brothers Maka and Obi Basilio, both born and raised in Favela da Rocinha. We decided to organize guided tours within the community in which we live to offer a unique and quality service for travellers who are in search of culture and knowledge. Our tours allow a great immersion into daily life inside the favela and it is a great cultural exchange for all. You will learn about the history from the eyes of the locals, As the whole tour is carried out on foot where you get to know the alleys, rooftops, shops, cultural projects with which we work, and delicious local restaurants if you get hungry. Let's have a genuine cultural exchange (We can learn a lot from each other). Your support is greatly appreciated! ;)
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.92
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$26.92
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Pedra da Gavea Guided Hiking tour

Pedra da Gavea Guided Hiking tour

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Take your Rio de Janeiro visit to new heights thanks to this small-group hiking excursion to the top of Pedra da Gavea. Travel to Rio’s Tijuca rainforest for your ascent of this 2,770-foot (844-meter) pinnacle of rock, admiring local wildlife during the steep climb. You’ll eventually strap on climbing equipment, completing a few basic rock climbing sections on your trip to the top. Enjoy stunning views of greater Rio from the peak before rappelling back down. A guide and all necessary equipment are all included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.72
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$56.72
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Favela Santa Marta Tour

Favela Santa Marta Tour

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The Local Guide gives the tour more authenticity by showing that the biggest motivation for favela tourism is the opportunity to share lifestyles, life experiences and no one can provide a truer experience than someone living in the favela itself.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$33.00
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$33.00
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden Tour

Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden Tour

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Get more out of your visit to the famous Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden when you go with a guide. Walk through the highlights of this UNESCO-listed biosphere reserve while learning about learning about its history and mission, plus see plants and animals from around the world like monkeys, toucans, and giant Amazonian water lilies. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.31
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$40.31
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Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Walking Tour

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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$46.59
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$46.59
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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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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Explore Rocinha Favela, the largest favela in Latin America, during this 4-hour guided educational tour. Walk through the local community with your guide to learn about what life is like there. Interact with members of the community, learn about the history of Rocinha and gain a deeper understanding of the economic and political factors that shape Rio society.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.00
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$25.00
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Favela Tour in Rocinha with Transfer

Favela Tour in Rocinha with Transfer

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Touring Tour Agency is located in Rio de Janeiro. At our agency, you will have the opportunity to visit the sights of Rio de Janeiro, help to make cultural exchanges and friendships with people from different parts of the world. Respect, kindness, and preservation of local culture and moral values ​​are the only way to grow in a fair society.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.16
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$28.16
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Horto Waterfalls Circuit Adventure Tour in Tijuca National Park

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.64
Price varies by group size
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$50.64
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Perfect your Instagram: Photoshoot in Rio with up to 200 edited photos

Perfect your Instagram: Photoshoot in Rio with up to 200 edited photos

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You are free to choose the locations of the photoshoot, and I will make sure to have a specialised tour for your needs. I will ask you how you will want to use the photos and I take and edit them accordingly. The most unique about this photo shoot is that you finally don't have to worry about whether your favourite photos will make it to the final selection or not, because I will edit all the good (in focus, nobody ruins it in the background, your eyes are open, you are not talking or sneezing etc.) photos so you will be guaranteed to find photos that you absolutely love. Your Instagram will be done for some weeks and you can make your Mom happy too. :) Perfect for solo travellers or couples or friend groups!
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.37
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$93.37

Skip the Line: Lapa Pub Crawl

Skip the Line: Lapa Pub Crawl

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Shake up your Rio visit with this 4-hour caipirinha-making class and skip-the-line pub crawl in the city’s Lapa nightlife area. Mix it up in a local bar selling craft ‘cachaça’ (the spirit used in caipirinhas) as you learn to prepare this drink of choice for Rio’s party-goers. Armed with your newfound knowledge, you’ll then ‘mix’ things up some more in the streets, bars and clubs of Lapa, enjoying included drinking games, a samba lesson, drink discounts, VIP entrance and the fun atmosphere of a night out in this lively area.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.00
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$23.00

Christ Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain and Selarón Steps 6-Hour Tour

Christ Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain and Selarón Steps 6-Hour Tour

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Combine three of Rio’s top attractions on this flexible-length visit to the famous Christ the Redeemer statue and the Selaron Steps, plus an optional trip to Sugarloaf Mountain. Enjoy the panoramic city views from the platform of Rio’s most iconic statue, then pass through historic Santa Teresa to visit the ceramic-clad Selaron Steps. Finish with an optional cable car ride up Sugarloaf.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.05
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$83.05
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Buzios Day Trip with Lunch, City Tour and Cruise from Rio de Janeiro

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.76
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$59.76
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Gávea Stone - Full Experince

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.97
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$76.97
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Customized and Unique Favela tour visit 2 Favelas in one trip outside of the box

Customized and Unique Favela tour visit 2 Favelas in one trip outside of the box

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If you've heard of it. "Don't go to a favela" is dangerous. however, you know that this phrase is a preconception. Would you like to know two favelas? So come with me! You will visit the neighborhood while your guide tells the story of the community and how it has developed to this day. In the "sky window" at the top, you will see incredible views and take pictures. Following the same paths that the local population travels 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. 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 inexpensive. You will need to bring money for a donation in some places we visit, such as rooftop viewpoints, souvenirs and Moto-taxi.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.00
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$37.00
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Rio Botanical Garden and Tijuca Rainforest Jeep Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.87
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$68.87
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Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Rio Experience Full Day Tour (Optional Arrival Transfer)

Rio Experience Full Day Tour (Optional Arrival Transfer)

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Enjoy a transfer from the Galeão International Airport (GIG) or Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) to your hotel in downtown Rio followed by a comprehensive city sightseeing tour. Visit Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain. Stop at the Selaron stairs and the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio, listening to informative commentary from your local guide along the way. End your tour with drop-off back at your Rio hotel.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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$50.00
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What people are saying about Walking Tours in Rio de Janeiro

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Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de Janeiro
"Short and Sweet. It was a short tour but worth a visit especially view from Chinese rock. I was able to see entire Rio from that view."..."
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Hiking Tour to Pedra do Telégrafo (Telegraph Rock)
"This was the best experience ever. As a young woman I took this tour alone with the guide and he was amazing. CAIO made sure I was safe and took all my pictures. He was nice, kind and had a lot of patience when I got tired. Book Book Book, don’t miss out"..."
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Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour
"Awesome experience. Great tour guide. Great way of exploring the city of Rio de Janeiro and learning about the culture"..."
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Favela Tour
"Amazing tour. It was exactly as I expected it would be and even better than I was hoping for. The tour guide for the day picked me up at the hotel and he was actually a couple of minutes early. We then took his car through Sao Paulo's famously crowded streets to the favela. Along the way, he answered any questions about the town I had which was really nice. In the actual favela, he took us to quite a few different places and even took a lot of time to talk about the favela and different parts of Brazil which I found really interesting. The last part of the tour (getting back to his parked car) was a little too rushed for my tastes but I'm sure it had more to do with time constraints and me not taking the initiative to ask to stop for something than a lack of caring on his part. Overall, highly recommended."..."
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Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Two Brothers Hill
"This is a chance to experience the beach, favella, and hike to wonderful views. Fantastic experience. The bike ride is either a 7 minute thrill or nerve racking madness. Now you know."..."
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Private Walking and Cultural Tour Rocinha-Rio de Janeiro
"Safe, humbling, historical...these are just a few words I would use to describe the Favela of Rocinha. The Faneca Brothers tour group did a fantastic job handling our schedule and devoting their time to my group and I. Growing up and living there to this day gave an insight most "outsiders" don't understand. If I would have left Rio without doing this I believe I would have missed out on a unique cultural experience. Please take the time to view Rio from a different perspective!"..."
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Pedra da Gavea Guided Hiking tour
"Awesome Hiking trip with a very good guide. We were fortunate to get a clear view from the top (clear of clouds). The guide was excellent and we felt safe during the whole hike including the section where we used rope gear to climb and descend."..."
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Favela Santa Marta Tour
"Thank you for a very interesting trip in the favela. The guide was perfect and we all felt very safe👍"..."
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Lapa Palooza
"I couldn’t have a better start in Rio. I found the evening together really entertaining, cool people and great taste in the choice of the places. The bars had nice music, also live, and you had the chance to feel free but safe at the same time! The guys taking us around are Carioca and one, Felipe :D, was so nice to teach me some basic samba steps"..."
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Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden Tour
"It takes a very special guide to make a tour interesting on a very rainy day & JB managed to accomplish this! The garden is wonderful & JB is very knowledgeable & enthusiastic."..."
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Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Walking Tour
"JB did a very good job of explaining all the historic sites during the walking tour of old Rio. It was a great experience and highly recommend to anyone."..."
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Two of Rio's Best: Christ the Redeemer & Sugarloaf Mountain Half-Day Tour
"We booked late at night and received a text on who was going to be picking us up the next morning. Manuela was a great tour host. She spoke English and was patient and informative. The van was comfortable and the entry processes to the sites were all handled by the host. Would definitely recommend!"..."
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Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro
"A great way to see the other side of beautiful Rio!. Our guide Edmundo was a excellent tour guide who was very knowledgeable and friendly. Experience the day to day life of the Brazilian citizen! very informative and eye opening."..."
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Favela Tour in Rocinha with Transfer
"Excellent experience, the guide picked me up from Copacabana and then we headed to Rocinha. She taught me a lot about the favela, its history and its people. She showed me some hidden spots to take the perfect pictures. I extremely recommend this tour with the best guide in Rio."..."
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Horto Waterfalls Circuit Adventure Tour in Tijuca National Park
"Seriously. Do it! Booking this tour was the best decision my cheap ass ever made. The guide was truly amazing and showed me all the best view points. He took photos for me, and tested me to go beyond my comfort zone so I would have the best adventure possible. He also translated for me and gave me other tips on things to do and see while in Rio which was a nice plus. Very personable and no problem at all communicating. We're buddies now in fact and I'll definitely be hitting him up next time I'm there. A+++"..."
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Perfect your Instagram: Photoshoot in Rio with up to 200 edited photos
"I recommend this experience to anyone who would like to have some great memories from the wonderful Rio de Janeiro. Lea is an awesome person! Not only creative and inspiring, but also friendly and very communicative. We feel very lucky to have had her as our photographer! I recommend to start very early in the morning."..."
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Skip the Line: Lapa Pub Crawl
"Our tour guide was great. He had all group members get to know eachother. We watched a good street samba and band whilst we sipped gulped on caiprinhas."..."
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Christ Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain and Selarón Steps 6-Hour Tour
"Was late for tour start and organizer was very accommodating. They do not pickup in Central hotels so compromises there also. I was able to see all the attractions as advised and guides were great"..."
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Buzios Day Trip with Lunch, City Tour and Cruise from Rio de Janeiro
"This was a great trip out to Buzios. The service was good from the hotel pickup to the drop off. In Buzios, we were on our own to sightsee and take a tour of about 12 islands. I will use the services of this tour operator again when I return to Rio de Janeiro."..."
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Customized and Unique Favela tour visit 2 Favelas in one trip outside of the box
"This was the highlight of our trip, Caio was super responsive before and after the tour. He took us places that I would not be risking going. Explained the history of favelas and answered all the questions we had. After the tour, we kept in touch, and Caio was super helpful. He went above and beyond"..."
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Rio Botanical Garden and Tijuca Rainforest Jeep Tour
"This tour was great! Our guide Marcello was terrific to say the least!!! He is very knowledgeable on so many subjects,,,,,,both in the Botanical Garden and the Rainforest EcoTour. Great driver too. .Fabulous day and I highly recommend this experience."..."
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Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off
"Our guide was very pleasant and knowledable, a very good tour, slave steps were something else. it was nice to see the old Rio cathedral archetectually much nicer."..."
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Rio Experience Full Day Tour (Optional Arrival Transfer)
"Everything Viator did was great..... However, it rained when visiting the Christ the king monument and fog spoiled our views from Sugarloaf. Now we need to take another trip to RIO!"..."

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