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Ipanema Beach (Praia de Ipanema) Tours

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Ipanema Beach (Praia de Ipanema)
Although less famous than its nextdoor neighbor Copacabana Beach, Ipanema holds its own with quiet charm and considerably cleaner surroundings, and it does it without skimping on any of the white sands, blue waters, or local character that give Rio de Janeiro’s beaches their claim to fame.

The Basics
Ipanema Beach (Praia de Ipanema) is on the ritzy side of Rio, backing onto an upper-class neighborhood full of high-end hotels and classy dining establishments. Although it’s easy to spend a day lounging on the sand (chair and umbrella rentals are available), those looking for a more immersive experience will find it on a guided city tour that combines a stop at Ipanema with other top Rio attractions such as Sugarloaf Mountain, the Statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor), the Lapa neighborhood, or the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. Bike tours offer a popular way to cover more ground in less time, while private tours ensure that you see everything on your list in comfort.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Ipanema is divided into various postos, or sections, each with its own vibe—some are best for sunset barbecues and others are especially gay-friendly or suited to sunbathers.
  • Vendors walk the beach selling everything from snacks to hammocks, so you can stay put all day.
  • If you’re not sure which Rio beach is right for you, take a guided beach tour of the favorites such as Arpoador and Leblon before you commit to a full day.
  • Ipanema means “bad, dangerous waters” in the local indigenous language—a good reminder to only swim in designated areas, as the waves can be big and the undertow strong.

How to Get There
The easiest way to visit Ipanema is on a guided tour, many of which include door-to-door transportation from your hotel. Otherwise, catch the metro to Ipanema/General Osorio or take any of the buses marked “Ipanema” from Centro.

When to Get There
The beach is open and crowded year-round, but plan your visit during Rio’s warm season—December to March—to enjoy the water. Visit in the morning for smaller crowds and less heat, or head to the beach in the evening to watch the sun set over the Atlantic.
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Shopping Tours

Private Shopping Tour: Finding the true Brazilian Bikini in Rio de Janeiro

The Brazilian bikini is a very important piece of clothing. In order for you to fit in on the beach you’d better throw away that old rag you have and find yourself a new one. One of the secrets behind those well trimmed bodies on the beach is a bikini that keeps it all in the right place. It’s the combination of quality and design that does the trick. BumBum founded in 1979 by Alcindo Silva Filho, better known as Cidinho remais a solid beachwear brand, and today sells slightly more modest styles as well as the trademark teeny bikinis.
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Pub Crawl Rio De Janeiro - Ipanema

With our tour RIO DE JANEIRO PUB CRAWL - IPANEMA, you will visit some of the best bars in Rio de Janeiro in the neighborhood of Ipanema. Get to know locals and other travellers as you drink and party at the best bars and nightclubs in Rio for an unique nightlife experience!It is not suspended by rain!DELAYED: Meet us in the second bar until 09.45 pm! Shenanigans: Rua Visconde De Pirajá, 112AWHAT TO BRING?You must be 18 years or older. Bring a valid ID with a photo.
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Bus & Minivan Tours

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Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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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Half-day Tours

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Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour

Summit both Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountains in the early morning to beat the crowds on this 5-hour 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. During your journey, pass several other landmarks such as Palácio Guanabara, Largo do Boticário and Casa dos Abacaxis.
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Custom Private Tours

Full-Day Private Guided Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Take your Rio de Janeiro sightseeing experience into your own hands on this 8-hour customizable, private tour of the Marvelous City. Alongside a ‘carioca’ (Rio de Janeiro resident) and personal driver, you’ll tick off top Rio attractions chosen by you. Personalize your itinerary according to your interests and only visit the sites you wish to see: your guide tailors the tour according to preferred themes, such as food, history, or sport, and offers undivided attention throughout. Pickup and drop-off from your Ro de Janeiro hotel are included.
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Walking Tours

Rocinha Favela Walking Tour

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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Cultural Tours

Private Tour: Rio Experience (Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf and more !)

Get to know Rio's beaches, rain forests, and important landmarks on a full-day private tour. With your dedicated guide, ride in a private vehicle to visit Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain and ascend Sugar Loaf Mountain. Explore the Tijuca Rainforest, one of the largest urban forests in the world and home to an array of native flora and fauna. Have lunch (own expense), then journey to some of the city's most famous beaches; Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. Delight in personal attention from your private guide; round-trip transportation Rio hotels and the cruise port is included.
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Private Boat Trip Up to 5 people - Cagarras Islands

Private Tour.It is our most requested Tour for telling the best of each and still count on the exuberant beauty and tranquility of the Cagarras Islands.
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Nature & Wildlife

Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio With Pickup and Drop-Off

Explore Rio de Janeiro on this all-day customizable private tour with a guide. Whether you want to see the city’s popular attractions or places off the beaten path, your guide will be able to recommend the best spots, as well as ways to beat the crowds. The itinerary is based on your interests and is completely flexible. The tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Rio accommodations or from the cruise port or airport.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Rio de Janeiro in One Day Private Tour

Get a personalized introduction to sprawling Rio de Janeiro on a private, full-day tour that covers the famous beaches, landmarks and cuisine of Brazil's most vibrant city. Skip the stress of getting around on your own and let a private guide whisk you around to highlights like the Christ the Redeemer statue, Tijuca Forest, and the Maracana football stadium. See the famous beaches of Copacabana, ride the Sugar Loaf cable car, dig into lunch at a Brazilian steakhouse, and more.
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City Tours

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Helicopter Tours

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Half-day Tours

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City Tours

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City Tours

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Cultural Tours

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FAVELA TOUR in Rocinha and Vila Canoas

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City Tours

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Christ the Redeemer and Rio de Janeiro City Tour

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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Boat Trip - Cagarras Islands

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Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Transfer from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande (Abraão) by Easy Transfer Brazil

Our van will pick you up at your accommodation in Rio de Janeiro. After collecting all the passengers in Rio we will take you to Conceição de Jacareí, where our own boat will be waiting for you to take you to Abraão Village on Ilha Grande. In Abraão Village, we'll drop you off at the main dock.Please read important information below:Estimated times after boarding of all passengers:3:00 on the road and 45 minutes on the boat.The driver stops at the convenience desk for all passengers to snack and go to the bathroom.We are not responsible for delays caused by traffic and sea conditions.There are no banks in Ilha Grande and the driver can not stop at one on the way. Be Prevened. Thank you!We can not be more precise with the pick up time as we are a shared transfer.
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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour Including Vermelha Beach and Arpoador

Discover the spectacular sights of Rio de Janeiro the alternative way on a leisurely 3-hour bike tour of the beguiling Brazilian city. Follow an expert guide along a route brimming with monumental landmarks and natural beauty; cruise along the blissful promenade beside Ipanema Beach; gaze at majestic views of the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon; and marvel at Rio’s most iconic attraction, the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Stop regularly to capture photographs and listen to captivating commentary from your expert guide.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private VIP Ilha Grande paradise beaches by a speed boat

On this picturesque beach crawl, you’ll hop a private speedboat to discover some of the most tantalizing spots along the Brazilian coast. Lounge along stunning, sun-filled Lopes Mendes, visit the largest island in the Angra dos Reis municipality, and get a peek at local attractions in a secluded village, including an antique aqueduct and natural swimming pool. Tours include hotel or airport transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Custom Full-Day Highlights in Rio including Christ and Sugar Loaf

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. Visit Rio highlights such as Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue. Round-trip transport is available from any Rio hotel, port, or airport. Pricing is per group; admission fees are extra.
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Helicopter Tours

Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Tour

Fly over Rio's landmarks in a helicopter during this 1-hour tour from Rio de Janeiro. During the 9-10 minutes of flight time, get aerial views of the Rio skyline, Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay. See the spectacular granite peaks of both Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain, as well as an up-close view of the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Rio de Janeiro City Tour

Immerse yourself in the history, culture and beauty of Rio on this 8-hour private tour with a dedicated guide. Travel in a private vehicle to some of the city's most important landmarks, including Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer Statue standing atop Corcovado Mountain. Travel through downtown Rio's historical center and into the charming neighborhood of Santa Teresa. Visit the famous Selarón Steps (Escadaria Selarón), created by South American artist Jorge Selarón over the course of 20 years. Enjoy flexibility and personal attention on a private tour, which includes round-trip transportation from your accommodation in Rio and all entrance fees.
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