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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
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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
  • Free Cancellation

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

Santos Overview - Most Popular Attractions in 7 hours (Shared Group)Day Trips

Santos Overview - Most Popular Attractions in 7 hours (Shared Group)

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Make the most of your time taking a 7-hour guided tour in the beach town of Santos to discover its most iconic attractions in a “SHARED GROUP TOUR”.  Our vehicle picks you up with an accredited bilingual guide to provide you with a lively day filled with popular attractions passing by the main areas like beaches, historical downtown, coffee museum, Mount Serrat & Ilha Porchat and others. This tour could be either for you who are going to arrive at the seaport terminal in Santos on a cruise ship or for those who are staying at a hotel or address in town. Santos stands out for its 7 km of beaches, flat terrain with a few hills, tropical climate, offering many tourist attractions for all tastes. The tour follows a set itinerary with many stops around Santos with a live guide providing interpreting services and explanations about attractions of the largest city in the coast of the state of São Paulo. Available on dates that cruise ships are scheduled to arrive in Santos.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 7 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

Santos Overview - The Best Sights: Half-day - Private Tour (Santos pick-up)Day Trips

Santos Overview - The Best Sights: Half-day - Private Tour (Santos pick-up)

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Get an overview of the beach town of Santos on this private tour. You can move at your own pace and enjoy guided commentary tailored to your interests as you explore. You can be sure to check all the most important sights off your list as your guide leads you through a carefully-curated itinerary.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 6 hours
  • 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

Shore Excursion Half-day Tours

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Shore Excursion "Santos City" with All Entrance Fees Included - Monte Serrat

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It´s a great opportunity to visit the gorgeous city of the Santos. The guest don´t need to go far away from the harbor
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 6 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
  • Free Cancellation
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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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A historical and cultural tour in Belo HorizonteHiking

A historical and cultural tour in Belo Horizonte

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This is a unique experience, as you will have the opportunity to walk through the original area of Belo Horizonte, where the city was originally built and from where it was developed to what it is currently. During the tour, we will visit several important points of interest of the city and in all of them, the historical and cultural importance of each location will be explained. We will make a geographical, historical, cultural and architectural contextualization of each place we go. In the end, visitors will have a much broader view of the city of Belo Horizonte (and the state of Minas Gerais) than they used to have previously. After just over 3.5 hours of this walking tour, visitors will have more historical and cultural knowledge about the city than most locals.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

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

Private Sao Paulo Architecture Tour -The Most Diverse Styles, Shapes & SizesDay Trips

Private Sao Paulo Architecture Tour -The Most Diverse Styles, Shapes & Sizes

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Get a primer on Sao Paolo's architectural heritage during this private tour of the city. Architecture and design buffs will love focusing on the city's most famous buildings and hearing all about their history and design. A private tour means the ability to travel at your own pace and ask plenty of questions.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

São Paulo's Major Tourist Attractions Day Trips

São Paulo's Major Tourist Attractions "Private Tour" - 8-Hour (Santos Pick-up)

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Explore Sao Paolo with a dedicated guide on this comprehensive, full-day tour from Santos. All private round-trip transportation is provided, which means there's no need to rent a car; you can just enjoy the scenery on the way there and back. Your guide will lead your private party through a carefully-curated itinerary designed to ensure you don't miss a thing.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 8 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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  • 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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Private Personalized City Tour Experience of São PauloDay Trips

Private Personalized City Tour Experience of São Paulo

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With more than 12 million people, São Paulo ranks as Brazil’s largest city, which means there’s a ton to see and do. During this fully customized private city tour, work with your guide to design the ultimate itinerary based on your interests—food, art, shopping, architecture, or a little of everything. See what you want, when you want, all while enjoying personalized insights from a local guide.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

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

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