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Rocinha Favela Walking Tour

Get an in-depth local experience with this 4-hour 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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$40.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Carnival Parade Special Group School Nights

Attend the Samba Parade (aka Rio Carnival Parade) while taking in Brazil's biggest festival in Rio de Janeiro. Carnival revolves around these two nights when six of the best samba schools in the First League (the Special Group) march. Choose either the Sunday or Monday performance in February 2018 to enjoy what is often referred to as 'The Biggest Show on Earth'. Includes entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off from zones in central Rio.
  • Duration: 5 to 8 hrs
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  • Duration: 5 to 8 hrs
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Ginga Tropical Show with Transportation and Optional Barbecue Dinner

Attend the Ginga Tropical Show, a dance and music that allows you to learn about Brazil's vibrant history and culture through its traditional music and dance. During this 90-minute presentation, see talented performers dance the lambada, samba and bossa nova dressed in outrageous Carnival costumes. Hear folklore from around the diverse country, live drumming and the Brazilian martial art: capoeira.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$99.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Small-Group Santa Teresa Discovery Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Explore one of Rio's oldest neighborhoods, Santa Teresa, on this 4-hour guided sightseeing tour. With a small group of twelve people or less, walk down cobblestone streets among the the district's interesting architecture. Admire sprawling views of greater Rio de Janeiro, climb the Selarón Staircase and explore the Chácara do Céu Museum and Parque das Ruínas (Ruins Park).
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$44.25 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Maracanã Behind the Scenes

Explore the ins and outs of Maracanã Stadium on a guided tour, perfect for soccer fans. Hit all the highlights of the stadium, renovated in 2014 for the FIFA World Cup, including the team bench, the locker rooms, and the VIP press box. Travel with a small group of just 14 people or fewer, which ensures personalized attention and plenty of time to ask questions of your guide. Round-trip transportation available from select hotels.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$62.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Carnaval Experience - Behind the Scenes of Rios Carnival in the City of Samba

Experience the creation of Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival from an insider’s perspective: visit the City of Samba, enter the Grande Rio’s Samba Factory, learn about the history of Samba and Carnival parades, understand the production of floats and costumes, and feel the samba fever with an authentic carnival costume, a samba class, and a Brazilian welcome drink!
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$100.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Private Favela Santa Marta Tour with a Local Guide

Experience an authentic favela tour in Rio de Janeiro. Learn about the local culture with a local tour guide who actually lives in the favela and visit amazing places, discover the breathtaking views and explore the places where Michael Jackson filmed his video "They Don't Care About Us".
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$55.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Explore Rocinha Favela, the largest favela in Latin America, during this 4-hour guided educational tour. Walk through the local community with your guide to learn about what life is like there. Interact with members of the community, learn about the history of Rocinha and gain a deeper understanding of the economic and political factors that shape Rio society.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$36.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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One day in Buzios

Explore the beautiful beaches of Buzios on this full-day tour from Rio de Janeiro. Take a guided tour around some of the local villages, visit some of the smaller islands on a sightseeing cruise, and soak up the sun on the idyllic beaches. Sit down to a delicious Brazilian lunch and admire the beautiful coastal scenery of Brazil.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hrs
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$34.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 to 12 hrs
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Low Cost Full Day City Day Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Start your full-day tour with a hotel pick-pick-up and then head straight to Corcovado Mountain to see the towering Christ the Redeemer statue. Next stop for lunch in a traditional Rio restaurant, before continuing on to see the Metropolitan Cathedral, an impressive example of modern architecture. then, see some sights in the city center with visits to Maracanã soccer stadium, the Lapa Aqueduct, and the Selaron Stairs. From there, take a cable-car ride with sweeping views up to Sugar Loaf, the final stop before returning to your hotel.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$82.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Rio Jewish Heritage Tour

Discover with this tour the Jewish history in Rio de Janeiro. With your own personal guide, you’ll enjoy a more personalized experience as youand learn about the city’s history about the jewish presence in Rio.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$95.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$95.00 USD

Rio de Janeiro Express Tour

Experience the magic of a cable-car ride to the peak of  Sugar Loaf Mountain, tour the wonders of  Downtown Rio, and marvel at the iconic  Christ the Redeemer statue. One exhilarating day of sightseeing awaits. Book now.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$87.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Old Town, Urca, and Sugarloaf Mountain Rio Day Trip

See more of Rio in one action-packed day during this 9-hour sightseeing tour covering some of the city’s highlights. Live like a ‘Carioca’ (Rio local) as you explore the famous Copcabana neighborhood, enjoy the views during a cable car ride to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, sample some snacks in the historic Urca area, and much more.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$149.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Ginga Tropical Show and Samba Class (with optional dinner)

Learn about Brazilian culture through music and dance during this Ginga Tropical show in Rio. You'll also see a samba demonstration and participate in a short samba class, as well as see the Rio city lights. Upgrade to add a traditional Brazilian dinner. Purchasing these tickets in advance guarantees your admission to this popular show.
  • Duration: 3 to 5 hrs
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  • Duration: 3 to 5 hrs
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Petropolis Rio de Janeiro Imperial City Tour

Experience Petropolis, a small municipality near Rio de Janeiro that is steeped in rich and cultural history on foot with a local Brazilian by visiting the Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace!
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hrs
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$41.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 to 7 hrs
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$41.00 USD

City Tour of Art, Architecture and Culture in Downtown Rio de Janeiro

This short but sight-filled tour of downtown Rio de Janeiro is for travelers who want to see major cultural attractions in the city in one tour. In just a few hours see the baroque Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, visit the Modern Art Museum, climb the tiled Selaron staircase, see the Sambadrome where Rio's Carnival celebrations take place, visit the Maracanã soccer stadium, and experience much, much more.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$44.99 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Cidade do Samba Behind-the-Scenes Carnival Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Olympic Boulevard and Museum of Tomorrow Walking Tour

If you want to relax in the morning and have a very interesting afternoon you can take the subway and meet us for our afternoon walking tour through the Olympic Boulevard, Sea Port area and visit the Museum of Tomorrow.But if you are full of energy and want to have a very pleasant day please check our complete walking tour called "Rio Walking Tour - City Center plus Olympic Boulevard and Museum of Tomorrow"
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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4-hour Rio Old Town Historical Walking Small Group Tour

See both the historic and modern sides of Rio de Janeiro on this 4-hour walking tour. Visit the harbor, the Museum of Tomorrow, and Kobra's graffiti mural, as well as ride the subway and the electric tram. Round-trip public transport tickets included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$59.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Rio Heritage of humanity : Samba and resistance

We will walk through the most important places in the history of black resistance in Rio de JaneIro, an immersion into Afro-Brazilian culture, gastronomy and customs.You will learn stories of important personalities who fought with all their might for freedom and the end of slavery in the country.And we will finish this tour inside an important Samba school in the city, where you will see and play the most internationally known expression of the Afro culture in Rio, the carnival, the allegoric cars, the feathers and the history of resistance that exists from behind the party and of course we can not forget, have a great caipirinha drink.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Favela Rocinha Tour

We from Exotic Tours operate exclusively within the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro where we offer many unique tours. One of our most successful and requested tours is the "Favela Rocinha Tour" (www.favelatourismworkshop.com), a 3-hour tour walking through the largest slum in South America.  Visitors get to see first-hand the lifestyle of this 250,000-inhabitant community with its schools, churches, local commerce with 1250 businesses in operation, handcraft shops, and the real lifestyle inside the favela..  It is a perfectly safe tour and the community welcomes visitors as the tour gives opportunity for the locals working as a guide, who have had the opportunity to have studied in the social project created by  Rejane Reis, in the community, since 1998.
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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$30.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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Sightseeing through the Tropical Forest and the City of Rio

Visit the largest urban rainforest and the most famous sites of Rio through a comprehensive tour. Make the most of your time accompanied by a multilingual guide with in-depth knowledge about the city, its histories, and the "carioca" way of life. See, the picturesque beach of São Conrado and the bucolic neighborhood of Santa Teresa. Visit the Tijuca Forest, get to know some of its trails, take photos at the waterfall, and stop at Chinese View to admire the lagoon and the Christ. Get to know the Sambodrome, where the parades of the samba schools take place, the Maracanã Stadium, and the Samba City, where the floats are created. Take pictures next to the Museum of Tomorrow and the Rio Art Museum. Walk through the Olympic Boulevard and its harbor sheds. Admire the Municipal Theater, the Cathedral, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Selaron stairs, and the Aqueduct in the Bohemian neighborhood of Lapa. Learn how to reach the main tourist attractions without mishaps.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$110.67 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Trindade Fishing Village, Beach Trek and Snorkeling Tour from Paraty

Explore Trindade, a charming fishing village on this 6-hour tour from Paraty. Follow your local guide on a trek through the lush rainforest to a naturally-formed swimming pool called Caixa d’Aço (Steel Box). Swim, snorkel, relax and explore Bocaino Mountains National Park on foot, then enjoy a seafood lunch (own expense) at one of Trindade's local restaurants. Snorkeling equipment and round-trip hotel transportation are included in this tour.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$52.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Favela Tour of Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro

Gain a better understanding of life in the Rocinha favela during a tour with the founder of a local English school. Walk through the neighborhood's streets, meet the locals and learn about what life is like here. Get a window into the favela's vibrant street art scene by visiting a local artist's studio and learn about the Brazilian martial art, capoeira, by stopping by a school. End your tour with a buffet lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$32.04 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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