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  • Address: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The most bohemian of Rio de Janeiro’s neighborhoods, vibrant Lapa is best known for its eclectic music scene, with an abundance of bars, clubs and venues hosting local samba and forró bands. After dark, the main streets of Rua da Lapa or Rua Joaquim Silva come alive, with dancers spilling onto the streets and top clubs like the Rio Scenarium, Arco Iris and Asa Branca teeming with locals and in-the-know tourists. 

Even in the daylight hours, Lapa is a colorful district to explore, with the striking colonial buildings now home to a string of vintage shops and cafés frequented by Rio’s creative types. The area is also home to two of the city’s most iconic landmarks, most notably the Lapa Arches (Arcos da Lapa), an enormous 18th-century aqueduct that towers 64 meters over the central square. With the 42 grand arches dramatically lit at night, the arches make a popular meeting place for cariocas, as do the brightly painted steps of the Selaron Ladder, a short walk away. The masterpiece of Chilean artist Jorge Selarón, the 215 steps of the Selaron Ladder are richly decorated with over 2,000 tiles in the colors of the Brazilian flag and mark the way into the neighboring district of Santa Teresa.

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Private Tour: The Best of Rio, Rio de Janeiro, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: The Best of Rio

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Discover the most famous sightseeing spots of Rio de Janeiro on this private 8-hour tour. Benefit from seeing all the major attractions in just one day, making ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.00
Rio de Janeiro Combo Tour: Santa Teresa, Corcovado Mountain and Santa Marta Favela, Rio de Janeiro, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Rio de Janeiro Combo Tour: Santa Teresa, Corcovado Mountain and Santa Marta Favela

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1211 Reviews

Visit some of Rio de Janeiro’s most famous attractions and discover the various sides to the city on this full-day tour with a local guide. Explore the ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00
Santa Teresa Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Santa Teresa Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

3 star rating: Worth doing 85 Reviews

Leave behind the glitz of Copacabana and discover another side of Rio on this 4-hour walking tour. Follow an expert guide into the cobblestoned hilly ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.99
Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 477 Reviews

This is a complete full day tour of the city of Rio de Janeiro covering its best landmarks. You will be accompanied by a professional guide and have hotel ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.90
Private Rio de Janeiro Tour with a Personal Photographer, Rio de Janeiro, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Rio de Janeiro Tour with a Personal Photographer

Enjoy a private, customized walking tour of Rio de Janeiro with a guide who is also a professional photographer. There’s no need for selfies on ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.00
Rio de Janeiro Essential Day Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Rio de Janeiro Essential Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Reviews

Enjoy a thorough city tour of Rio de Janeiro. Ascend to the Christ the Redeemer statue early in the morning and be one of the first to see it. Walk down the ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Marcio Boechat: Private Guide in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Marcio Boechat: Private Guide in Rio de Janeiro

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

Spend the day with Marcio Boechat, a local carioca who has a true passion for his city. There's no better way to see a destination than through the eyes of a ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: Flexible

From USD $420.00
Downtown Rio de Janeiro Walking Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Viator Private Guides
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Downtown Rio de Janeiro Walking Tour

Enjoy a unique walking tour for history and architecture lovers. Discover Rio in an alternative way, using the subway, and walking through the downtown. Visit ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.00
Bike Tour of Lapa, Red Beach, Urca and Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Bike Tour of Lapa, Red Beach, Urca and Botafogo

Start your tour in Copacabana, one of the most famous beaches in the world. Visit the beachfront neighborhood of Botafogo and Urca, an upscale neighborhood ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.00
Private Tour: Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 9

Private Tour: Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 56 Reviews

Enjoy a private, guided tour of Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro. See this great neighborhood accompanied by your guide and go on a trip to the past as you also ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00

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