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Rocinha Favela Walking Tour

Rocinha Favela Walking Tour

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270
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$33.93
Price varies by group size
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$33.93
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "The historical background shared by Carlos was great…. And it was really interesting to meet that side of Rio de Janeiro…"


Full Day in Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracana and Selaron with Lunch

Full Day in Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracana and Selaron with Lunch

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1133
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.24
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$87.24
Get an overview of Rio's most important sights during this comprehensive 8-hour tour. With a local guide, travel through the Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras to board transportation to the top of Corcovado, home of the Christ the Redeemer statue. Take the cable car from Urca up to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, then eat lunch at one of the city's best steakhouses before visits to Maracanã Stadium and the Sambadrome. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included. 
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* A traveler said: "Our guide Newton made the tour very fun and informative. All in all a great in-a-nutshell tour for Rio."


Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Cinelândia with Tram Ride and Selarón Steps

Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Cinelândia with Tram Ride and Selarón Steps

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52
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.53
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$46.53
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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* A traveler said: "Excellent guide. Very energetic, knowledgeable and insightful. We would highly recommend this excursion."


Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf

Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf

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90
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.09
Price varies by group size
From
$155.09
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "Having a personal tour Guide & driver was the best! So friendly, spoke English very clearly & was a lot of fun. Having the escort with us to interpret was priceless!😂"


Skip the Line Christ the Redeemer Admission Ticket

Skip the Line Christ the Redeemer Admission Ticket

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86
  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$22.90
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$22.90
As one of the New7Wonders of the World and Rio de Janeiro’s most iconic attraction, the Christ the Redeemer statue attracts lengthy lines. Don’t waste time waiting, save time with this skip-the-line ticket that allows you to board the next available train to Christ the Redeemer, which reigns supreme over the city from Corcovado’s summit. Your return ticket is valid on any train so spend as much time as you like at the top, enjoying panoramic vistas of Rio and capturing photographs beneath the outstretched arms of Christ.   
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* A traveler said: "I undertook Skip the Line Christ the Redeemer Admission Ticket. I was given preference during the train ride. It was very nice."


Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour

Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour

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187
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$51.50
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$51.50
Summit both Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountains in the early morning to beat the crowds on this half-day tour in Rio de Janeiro. After bright and early pickup from your Rio hotel, travel through the Tijuca National Forest to get up close with the Christ the Redeemer statue without throngs of people around. After learning about its history from your local guide, move on to Sugar Loaf Mountain for spectacular views of the sprawling city, slowly waking up in the morning light. Tickets for the Sugar Loaf cable car are not included.
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* A traveler said: "Victoria was an awesome guide, very informative and knowledgeable. Flavio was a safe and great driver. They both should be requested for a tour if you go!!"


Carnaval Experience - Behind the Scenes of Rios Carnival in the City of Samba

Carnaval Experience - Behind the Scenes of Rios Carnival in the City of Samba

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8
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.40
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$50.40
Get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world’s biggest parties during this tour in Rio de Janeiro. See all the work that goes into this week-long party as you tour the City of Samba, a warehouse where floats and costumes are kept, and the Grande Rio’s Samba Factory, to learn about the history of samba and how to samba while wearing a traditional costume.
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* A traveler said: "The guide's personality, his sense of humor, his patience, his knowledge of the materials and language skills."


Sugarloaf Cable Car Ticket

Sugarloaf Cable Car Ticket

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186
  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.26
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$23.26
With your ticket at Morro da Urca, you visit and have access to the Praça dos Bondes - which displays the two previous generations of the Sugar Loaf Cable Car and the life-size bronze sculptures of those responsible for the creation and implementation of each one - Augusto Ferreira Ramos and Christopher Leite de Castro and; Cocuruto - a place that tells the story of the Sugar Loaf Cable Car, inaugurated over 100 years ago, with exhibitions of images, projections, machinery and objects that marked the trajectory of the 1st Brazilian cable car and the oldest in operation in the world. At some times of the year, the space hosts temporary exhibitions. The park has preferential access, lift platform, adapted toilets and ramps, making tourism accessible for wheelchair users and people with reduced mobility.
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Small-Group Panoramic Bike Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Small-Group Panoramic Bike Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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120
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.18
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$48.18
Experience the vibrant culture and coastal charisma of Rio de Janeiro on an exciting 4-hour bike tour of the beguiling Brazilian city. Follow a knowledgeable guide on an explorative route past landmarks like Copacabana Beach, São João Batista and the colored Steps of Selaron. Gaze at the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue on his cliff-top perch and explore Rio’s famous celebrity cemetery. Stop regularly to capture photographs and listen to illuminating commentary from your expert guide.
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* A traveler said: "This bike tour was a very enjoyable day out, our guide was very pleasent, helpful and informative, I would recommend this tour to see lots of the city."


Private Transfer GIG International Airport To or From Rio de Janeiro

Private Transfer GIG International Airport To or From Rio de Janeiro

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16
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
per group
From
$35.00
per group
Private transfer for pickup in Airport (or Cruise Ship Terminal) and drop-off in Hotel or vice versa. Book your comfortable private transfer in advance. There is no need to waste time and effort looking for taxis and negotiating prices. All vehicles are large, comfortable, and equipped with air-conditioning. Drivers are well-experienced monolingual or bilingual (subject to availability) who understand traffic and road conditions. The vehicles can easily accommodate up to 04 people with 01 medium size suitcase and 01 carry-on bag per person. Transfers available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Use the SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS space to place further information, such as hotel location, arrival/ departure dates, airline information and more.
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* A traveler said: "Alex was wonderful! Kind and informative too! My ride was easy and he told me all about Rio on the way"


Favela Tour Rocinha and Vila Canoas in Rio de Janeiro

Favela Tour Rocinha and Vila Canoas in Rio de Janeiro

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175
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$31.90
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$31.90
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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* A traveler said: "As a rule I generally shy away from certain types of "cultural tourism" while traveling abroad (e.g. those that cater to relatively wealthy tourists seeking out local and indigenous communities for the sole purpose of treating the locals as glorified props with which to spice up an otherwise sheltered, all-inclusive resort vacation and make their bubble trip seem more "exotic" to their instagram followers...) but this tour was anything but! Our tour guide Leo kept things dynamic and interesting but was highly informative as we explored the community - we were able to go from the rooftops to the deep alleyways and everywhere in between as we got a crash course into favela life. I felt totally safe the entire time and our small group size (just Leo and my group of 4) ensured we really got an in-depth view of Rocinha and all of our individual questions answered. My favorite part of the tour were the opportunities to buy local food, drinks, and souvenirs where the revenue could actually go back to the community. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Rio!"


Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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533
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.50
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$79.50
Get an overview of Rio's most important sights during this comprehensive, full-day tour. With a local guide, visit Copacabana Beach, Botafogo Beach and Palácio Guanabara. Travel through the Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras on the way up Corcovado to see the Christ the Redeemer statue. Take the cable car from Urca up to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, then eat lunch at one of the city's best steakhouses before visits to Maracanã Stadium and the Sambadrome. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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* A traveler said: "The tourist guide is friendly and passionate about the Rio de Janeiro history, I highly recommend this tour"


Skip the Line: Fast Pass Ticket Bondinho Pão de Açúcar

Skip the Line: Fast Pass Ticket Bondinho Pão de Açúcar

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188
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.65
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$42.65
Head to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain by cable car for sweeping views of Rio de Janeiro. Your skip-the-line ticket gives you priority access to both cable cars, and is valid for any departure time on the day you select.
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* A traveler said: "Really worked well. There were well Managed priority queue and we had a great experience without waiting for hours"


Rio Historic Center Walking Tour with Typical Brazilian Lunch

Rio Historic Center Walking Tour with Typical Brazilian Lunch

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4
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.85
Price varies by group size
From
$108.85
Price varies by group size
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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Full Day Sugar Loaf, Maracanã including Skip the Line Christ Redeemer By Train

Full Day Sugar Loaf, Maracanã including Skip the Line Christ Redeemer By Train

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559
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.05
Price varies by group size
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$93.05
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "Great experience. Our tour guide and driver were amazing. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, funny and respectful."


Morning Tour to Christ Redeemer Statue, Sugar Loaf Mountain including Barbeque

Morning Tour to Christ Redeemer Statue, Sugar Loaf Mountain including Barbeque

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365
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.60
From
$128.60
Beat the crowds and visit Christ the Redeemer, on the peak of Corcovado Mountain, in the morning with a local guide. Then hop on the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Bring your camera to capture the panoramic views from the city's high point as the morning light bathes the city. Opt to add a Brazilian barbecue buffet and/or a city tour of Rio's main key landmarks.
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* A traveler said: "We went on this tour on Dec 30th, one of the busiest days of the year and yet we were ahead of everybody else. We were finished by 1 pm and everybody felt pretty comfortable with the guide. Thank you so much."


Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer By Train with Maracanã Stadium

Skip The Line to Christ Redeemer By Train with Maracanã Stadium

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227
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.34
Price varies by group size
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$52.34
Price varies by group size
Visit Corcovado Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue in the afternoon during this 4-hour tour. Ride the cog train up the steep mountainside through the Tijuca Rainforest, disembarking at the top to panoramic views of Rio. Spend time admiring the iconic statue and snapping photos of the surrounding scenery. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
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* A traveler said: "The tour guide was absolutely marvelous, He spoke every language of all the people who where on the tour. He interacted and was a great asset . The sights were monumental and life changing the Christ Redeemer is what you think, beautiful touching, warm heartfelt and captivating , The Heights an view of the mountain was impeccable"


Private City Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Private City Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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214
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
Price varies by group size
From
$60.00
Price varies by group size
Explore Rio's highlights and important landmarks with a dedicated guide on this full-day private tour. Visit important sites like Rio's historic downtown area, the Sambadrome and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Stop at the Colombo tea house for lunch or a snack (own expense). Ascend both Sugar Loaf and Corcovado Mountains with a stop at the Christ the Redeemer statue. Enjoy the flexibility and personal attention that comes with booking a private tour.
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Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

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175
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.17
Price varies by group size
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$26.17
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "Awesome experience. Great tour guide. Great way of exploring the city of Rio de Janeiro and learning about the culture"


Rio's Full Day: Selarón Steps, Christ & Sugarloaf – Tickets & Lunch Included

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Rio's Full Day: Selarón Steps, Christ & Sugarloaf – Tickets & Lunch Included

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147
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.10
$78.00
$3.90 savings
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$74.10
$78.00
$3.90 savings
Make the most of your time in Rio in an 8-hour city tour to discover its most iconic attractions enjoying the company of a local guide and a small group of max 15 people. Following pick-ups at some hotels in the south and downtown of Rio, tourists are taken for a lively day filled with popular attractions. The itinerary contemplates Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Maracanã Stadium, Selarón staircase, historical downtown, Sugar Loaf and Corcovado mountains along with the Christ the Redeemer and other sights. Discover the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood, home to a collection of local boutiques and galleries.  Enjoy fast-track entry with the tickets and break for lunch at a nice all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant. (All Inclusive) The tour follows a set itinerary attracting people from all ages, backgrounds and nationalities seeking to discover the beauties of the marvelous city in the company of an expert guide escorting and providing tour explanations
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* A traveler said: "Excellent tour! Camila was great, spoke perfect English, and made the tour a fun experience. We visited all the major Rio sites on the tour"


Best Sights Of Sao Paulo In A 7-Hour Shared Group Tour – Every Weekend

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Best Sights Of Sao Paulo In A 7-Hour Shared Group Tour – Every Weekend

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122
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.55
$69.00
$3.45 savings
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$65.55
$69.00
$3.45 savings
Make the most of your time in São Paulo in a 7-hour shared group tour to discover its most iconic attractions. Following pick-up at the meeting point, have a lively day filled with popular attractions. Start at the areas of Brooklin and Itaim, see huge office blocks, luxurious hotels and the famous cable-stayed bridge. Make a stop at the popular Ibirapuera Park, admire the huge green space and take that famous photo at the iconic monument symbol of São Paulo. Go up to the terrace of the MAC Museum and enjoy a unique panoramic view of the city. Then we drive along the iconic May 23 ave. towards the Japanese neighborhood. Stop at the Sé Cathedral and continue on getting across the downtown passing by several historical buildings with a break at the Municipal Market. We then pass by the multicultural Paulista Ave, the Jardins neighborhood, Oscar Freire St with a stop at the Batman’s alley full of colorful graffitis. Finally, we drive back to the starting point where the tour finishes.
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* A traveler said: "This tour introduced us to Sao Paulo. Bruno was our guide. He knew much about art, architecture and history. He presented it in an interesting way. He was always careful to make sure we were informed and safe. Robert was our driver. He was great! We were lucky to have an extra guide, Lisa, join us for the day. She was delightful and caring. I recommend this tour for anyone visiting Sao Paulo."


Private Custom Full-Day in Rio including Christ, Sugar Loaf and Selaron Steps

Private Custom Full-Day in Rio including Christ, Sugar Loaf and Selaron Steps

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109
  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$190.00
per group
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$190.00
per group
A flexible itinerary ensures a customizable experience during this private sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro. Your private group can choose to focus on nature or history, with either a driver-guide or a separate guide and driver. Choose from highlights such as Sugar Loaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer, and the Selaron Steps. History buffs can explore the historic city center while nature lovers may opt to visit Tijuca Forest.
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* A traveler said: "We had an amazing time on this tour! We were picked up right from the hotel and taken to Christ the Redeemer. Patricia was so accommodating and took us to a local artist to buy some paintings. After we left we had lunch at a really awesome local restaurant. She helped us order our food. Then we went to the famous stairs and sugar loaf mountain. We were also taken by these painted murals that were painted by Kobra. The entire time we were given great information about the sites. I would highly recommend this trip."


Rio de Janeiro Main Landmarks Tour Including Christ the Redeemer and Selaron Steps

Rio de Janeiro Main Landmarks Tour Including Christ the Redeemer and Selaron Steps

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104
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.00
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$42.00
See Rio's most important sights, including Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain, during this comprehensive 5-hour guided tour. Visit Sao Conrado beach, a popular landing spot for hang gliders taking off from Pedra Bonita, to watch the gravity-defying adventurers soar high above the beach. Travel through Tijuca National Park's rainforest to the Christ the Redeemer statue, enjoying spectacular views over the city. Descend into the Santa Teresa neighborhood to visit the Escadaria Selaron and have lunch (own expense). Choose to return to your hotel or be dropped off at Sugar Loaf Mountain to view the sunset.
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* A traveler said: "The tour was awesome - covered all the main sights in Rio. Philippe was an extremely knowledgeable tour guide, and his English was great. The driver Marcelo navigated all the roads with ease and courtesy, and was always making us laugh : I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Rio!"


Petrópolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

Petrópolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

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83
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$59.13
Price varies by group size
From
$59.13
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "We really enjoy our tour guide. She is on time and very good with her explanation. We enjoyed her fun personality and energy. We will want to have her again for future tours."


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