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Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Christ Redeemer Statue with Optional Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour

Beat the crowds and visit Christ the Redeemer in the early morning on this Viator Exclusive tour. With your local guide and travel to the peak of Corcovado Mountain to view the Christ the Redeemer statue up close. Opt to upgrade your experience and 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 early morning light bathes the city.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$69.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$69.00 USD

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

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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$59.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Petropolis Imperial City Tour

Get to know Petrópolis, the Imperial City of the State of Rio de Janeiro, during this private tour from Rio. Following hotel pickup, travel in a private vehicle through Serra dos Órgãos National Park, stopping for great photo ops along the way. Tour the Quitandinha Palace and the Imperial Museum to get a sense of the region's history. Stop for a traditional Brazilian lunch, then take a walking tour of the historic streets lined with examples of architecture from different eras. End your day with a visit to the local brewery. Enjoy personal attention and a flexible itinerary tailored to your interests on this private tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$290.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$290.00 USD

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Iguazu waterfalls

We will start with the pick up at the hotel (depending on the flight schedule). The flight will take you directly to Foz de Iguazu, where our team will be waiting for you to take you to the meeting point and start the excursion through Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian side.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$490.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Highlights of Rio Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Tick off all the attractions on your Rio de Janeiro must-see list on this full-day tour. With transportation included and a guide in the lead, you'll make good time on visits to the city's highlights, including the Selaron steps, the main Rio cathedral, the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado, and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Gondola ride and lunch included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$160.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Rio Sunset Tour Including Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer, Cathedral and Selaron

You haven’t experienced Rio until you’ve taken in a Brazilian sunset. Save time as an experienced guide and driver navigates you through the busy streets during this afternoon tour to popular attractions like Christ the Redeemer, Metropolitan Cathedral, and Selarón Stairs. Wrap up a wonderful day of exploration atop Sugar Loaf Mountain as you watch the sun set over iconic Copacabana Beach.
  • Duration: 5 to 7 hrs
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$97.15 USD
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  • Duration: 5 to 7 hrs
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Rio Negro Cruise from Manaus to the Amazon River

Cruise down the Rio Negro to view the 'Meeting of the Waters', where the black Rio Negro and the muddy brown Amazon converge, on this full-day excursion from Manaus. This stretch of water, where the two differently colored rivers flow separately for a few miles, makes for spectacular photographs. Eat lunch at a floating restaurant and stop to see the Victoria regia water plant at an ecological park, then take a motorized canoe up some of the Rio Negro's smaller tributaries.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$89.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Full-Day Trip to Arraial do Cabo from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Some call Arraial do Cabo the Caribbean of Brazil. See why during this full-day tour from Rio de Janeiro. Visit offshore islands and beaches by boat, including two stops on islands for beachcombing and some refreshing swimming. Explore Arraial do Cabo town and enjoy a buffet lunch of traditional favorites.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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$110.00 USD
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  • Duration: 14 hours
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$110.00 USD

Day Trip to Búzios from Rio de Janeiro: Sightseeing Tour, Bay Cruise and Lunch

Swap bustling Rio de Janeiro for Búzios, a resort town on Rio’s northern coast. Hop aboard a boat in search of Búzios’ best beaches, then enjoy a delicious Brazilian lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, continue with a sightseeing tour of the upscale Rua das Pedras, a cobbled street that showcases sophisticated boutiques and dining options for the jet set. Round-trip hotel transport from Rio is included on this 12-hour day trip.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$113.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Day Trip from Rio

Take a day trip from Rio to explore the beautiful coastal areas of Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande. Hop aboard a sailboat and cruise the blue waters to the idyllic beaches of the region. Swim, sunbathe, snorkel, and relax on the tropical sunshine away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Get to you know your fellow sailors on this group tour.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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$100.00 USD
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  • Duration: 14 hours
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$100.00 USD

Day Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is home to the world’s largest urban forest as well as many of Brazil’s most famous attractions. With this full-day tour, get to know this city on the sea by visiting some of its most important sites, including Tijuca Forest National Park, Christ the Redeemer, and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Get insider tips from a local guide on what to see and do during the rest of your stay.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$110.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$110.00 USD

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City Day Tour in Rio de Janeiro (8 hours)

See the best tourist spots across Rio de Janeiro on a complete day tour. Our multilingual guide will take you to places such as Christ the Redeemer, the Sugar Loaf, Escadaria Selaron, Sambódromo, Catedral Metropolitana, Maracanã and many more!
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$116.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$116.00 USD

Buzios Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro

Explore the charming, cosmopolitan town of Búzios on this full-day trip from Rio de Janeiro. During this 13-hour outing, stroll through the center of Búzios on a guided tour to get oriented, then spend free time discovering the former fishing village's charms on your own. Opt to take a 2-hour cruise offshore which stops at several idyllic spots for swimming and relaxing. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is provided.
  • Duration: 13 hours
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$86.00 USD
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  • Duration: 13 hours
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$86.00 USD

Small-Group Guided Highlights of Rio Day Trip

With so much to see and do in this a vibrant and bustling metropolis, Rio de Janeiro can be a bit overwhelming. Take the stress-free route with this full day tour and hit all the best spots. Starting atop Corcovado Mountain next to the city’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, you’ll get your bearings before exploring Rio’s best neighborhoods including Santa Teresa, Lapa and Urca. Finish the tour with a cable car ride to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, with views of Copacabana Beach.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$119.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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$119.00 USD

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Angra dos Reis Day Trip and Boat Cruise

Discover, relax and enjoy a 5-hour guided boat cruise around the beautiful islands of Angra dos Reis. Enjoy your buffet lunch on board a traditional Schooner boat as you navigate, swim and relax through the calm turquoise/blue seas of Angra dos Reis. Hotel transfers from Rio de Janeiro are included in the package.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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$80.00 USD
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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$80.00 USD

Schooner Tour to Ilha dos Frades and Itaparica from Salvador

Explore Baía de Todos os Santos aboard a schooner on this 8-hour excursion from Salvador. Visit Itaparica and Ilha dos Frades to relax, swim, snorkel and explore the beach's tide pools. Opt to go hiking or horseback riding. This family-friendly outing includes lunch and round-trip transportation from Salvador hotels.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$49.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Christ Redeemer and Selaron Steps Plus Optional Sugarloaf Trip

Combine three of Rio’s top attractions on this flexible-length visit to the famous Christ the Redeemer statue and the Selaron Steps, plus an optional trip to Sugarloaf Mountain. Enjoy the panoramic city views from the platform of Rio’s most iconic statue, then pass through historic Santa Teresa to visit the ceramic-clad Selaron Steps. Finish with an optional cable car ride up Sugarloaf.
  • Duration: 04 to 06 hrs
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$55.00 USD
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  • Duration: 04 to 06 hrs
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Praia do Forte Day Trip from Salvador

Discover the “Brazilian Polynesia,” the beach are of Praia do Forte, on this full-day trip from Salvador. Soak up the sun, sand and tropical scenery on this gorgeous 7.5-mile (12km) beach before visiting the Tamar Project, a sea turtle conservation organization. Lunch and round-trip transportation from Salvador hotels is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$49.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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A day tour in Buzios with boat cruise

Discover the sunshine coastal town of Búzios! See the picturesque beaches and rustic yet sophisticated and charming fishing town which lies only 160km away from Rio de Janeiro. Leaving from your hotel in Rio you will get to visit many beaches during your boat cruise in a traditional 'Saveiro' boat which will give you plenty of time to soak in sunshine and snorkel around the bays. Have an amazing buffet lunch on a seafront and walk through the cobbled streets of the famous shopping area of Rua das Pedras.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$83.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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$83.00 USD

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Christ the Redeemer Low cost

Save money with this cheap option, suitable for you.  Meet one of the most representative icons of Rio de Janeiro, Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer). Enjoy this spectacular view to take stunning photographs from the top of Corcovado Mountain.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$45.33 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full-Day Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado by Van including Barbecue Lunch

Combine visits to Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountains, two must-sees in Rio, on this full-day tour. Ride the Sugar Loaf cable car overlooking Guanabara Bay and see the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado. Stop at the Selaron Steps and refuel midday with a barbecue lunch. Round-trip transportation from most Zona Sul hotels via van.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$144.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Angra do Reis Full-Day Private Boat Charter from Rio de Janeiro

Explore the islands of Angra do Reis during this private 12-hour boat charter from Rio de Janeiro. In the early morning, board your dedicated boat and watch the urban activity of Rio fade away as you jet out into the azure water. Watch the lush trees of the Atlantic Rainforest on the coast pass by and search for pods of leaping dolphins on your journey. Arrive at Angra do Reis to explore the beach, hit the beach bars and buy some local handicrafts. Lunch is provided on board, and round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$200.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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$200.00 USD

Day Trip to Buzios from Rio de Janeiro

Get a taste of local life on a full-day trip to the blissful beaches and charming monuments of Buzios from Rio de Janeiro. Travel in air-conditioned comfort to Buzios, a coastal city famed for its traditional culture and pristine shores, while listening to enriching commentary from your expert guide. On arrival, absorb the quaint charm of Buzios’ cobbled streets on a relaxed wander and then take a boat tour to the tranquil islands surrounding the city, stopping intermittently to plunge into the crystal clear water of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$55.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Ilha Grande Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro

Get to know the endless beaches, clear waters and diverse marine life of the Bay of ‘Angra dos Reis’ during this 12-hour day trip from Rio. Enjoy time for swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, and hiking as you navigate amongst highlights like Ilha Grande (Big Island), Ilha de Cataguases, Lagoa Azul. Lunch and roundtrip transport from Rio are also included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$89.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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$89.00 USD


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