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Saara Shopping District (Polo Saara) Tours

Saara Shopping District (Polo Saara)
Like every paradise for bargain hunters, the Saara Shopping District (Polo Saara) is a maze where you can find anything and everything. Be it T-shirts with witty print, colorful accessories, soccer jerseys or the iconic Brazilian flip flops: the Havaianas. The Saara Shopping District consists of a myriad of shops along the streets of Passos, Andradas, Buenos Aires, Alfandega as well as the Praça da República square. 

The atmosphere within Saara is very authentic and couldn’t be further from the polished, air conditioned malls of the more upscale neighborhoods of Rio. People from all walks of life can be seen shopping and enjoying a day out with friends and family. Since the diverse market is popular with the locals and often overlooked by tourists, prices are reasonable and bargains can still be found everywhere. Just as varied as the shoppers are the sellers. Among the merchants are many immigrants from the Middle East, Turkey, Portugal, Greece, Spain and Argentina and especially during carnival when everyone is doing their last minute costume shopping, the bazaar shines in an explosion of colors with many multicultural elements. If you are lucky, you might even see an impromptu Samba presentation in the streets. 

Practical Info

The Saara Shopping District covers 11 streets in total within the old downtown of Rio de Janeiro, among them Buenos Aires, Passos and Andradas. The shops are open throughout the year but usually close on Sundays and on holidays. Opening hours are generally from 9am to 6pm on weekdays and from 9am to roughly 3pm on Saturdays.
Address: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Hours: Weekdays 9am-6pm Saturday 9am-3pm
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Saara Shopping District Tour in Rio de JaneiroBus Tours

Saara Shopping District Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Peruse the Saara Shopping District on this 4-hour guided tour in Rio. This popular destination for locals is one of the most famous open-air street markets in the world and is a great source for handicrafts and souvenirs. Wander the streets and alleys, stopping in stores that sell clothing, accessories, souvenirs, costumes, party supplies and more. Ask your guide if you need help finding something specific or want to know where the best bargains are. Stop and grab a juice or some local delicacy like an açai bowl. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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If you want to look like a local in no time – and do so without blowing the travel budget – your first port of call should be Saara - the maze of shopping streets in downtown Rio head to the streets of Saara with our guide and look hot without spending a fortune.
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Enjoy a 4-hour guided tour of the Sahara shopping area. This street market is one of the most famous street markets in the world and is a popular destination for cariocas and tourists alike. Your tour includes a professional guide and transportation.
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Travel with a small group on this half-day city tour of Rio de Janeiro and experience life like a local. You’re introduced to three Brazilian favorites—soccer, samba, and shopping—with a guide who is passionate about them all. Visit Maracanã stadium, the Sambadrome, and the Saara shopping district in downtown Rio. A caipirinha is included, with hotel transport provided by air-conditioned minivan.
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Saara Carioca is an interesting and peculiar place, because in it you will find history, architecture and shops with all the products of the world, even because Saara Carioca is the most mixed place in the Marvelous City. Throughout Rio's history, the Sahara has been a meeting point for all the people who arrived here since the emergence of the City .... An economically democratic place for immigrants and locals .... Walking through the Sahara Carioca is fun and guaranteed entertainment .
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Get a comprehensive overview of Rio's landmarks and highlights during this 8-hour tour. Summit both of Rio's famous peaks: Corcovado Mountain to see the famous Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Explore the charming neighborhood of Santa Teresa, visit the old Cathedral and take a walking tour around Rio's historical district. Learn about Rio's traditions, culture and history through your guide's engaging commentary. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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Saara Shopping District (Polo Saara) hours of operation: Weekdays 9am-6pm Saturday 9am-3pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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