Lapa Neighborhood Tours

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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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Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Get an overview of Rio's most important sights during this comprehensive 8-hour 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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Tour: Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour

Explore the bucolic neighborhood of Santa Teresa and downtown Ancient Rio during this 4-hour private tour. In Ancient Rio, visit sites like the France Brazil House, Arcos da Lapa, Teles Arches and Praça XV. In Santa Teresa, admire the stately mansions from the early 1900s and view the neighborhood's original tram, built in 1897. Learn about the importance of both of these neighborhoods in Rio's past through commentary from your guide. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full-Day Rio de Janeiro Customized Private Guided Tour

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Marcio Boechat: Private Guide in Rio de Janeiro

Gain an insider’s perspective of Rio de Janeiro on a half- or full-day of the vibrant Brazilian city with passionate local tour guide, Marcio Boechat. Embark on a guided tour of Rio de Janeiro’s arresting landmarks with Marcio, visiting the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and admiring the grand façade of Metropolitan Cathedral. Allow Marcio to suggest the best spots to enjoy authentic Brazillian cusine and gain valuable insight into the city’s rich culture and history from a native local. Customize the duration and itinerary of this private tour according to your interests.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Skip the Line: Lapa Pub Crawl and Caipirinha Making Class

Shake up your Rio visit with this 4-hour caipirinha-making class and skip-the-line pub crawl in the city’s Lapa nightlife area. Mix it up in a local bar selling craft ‘cachaça’ (the spirit used in caipirinhas) as you learn to prepare this drink of choice for Rio’s party-goers. Armed with your newfound knowledge, you’ll then ‘mix’ things up some more in the streets, bars and clubs of Lapa, enjoying included drinking games, a samba lesson, drink discounts, VIP entrance and the fun atmosphere of a night out in this lively area.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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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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  • Duration: 6 hours
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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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  • Duration: 3 hours
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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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Half Day Brazilian Flavors Walking Food Tour

Get to know Rio de Janeiro through its streets and its food on this culinary walking tour. With a food-loving guide, stroll the neighborhood lanes of Larajeiras, Flamengo, Gloria, and Lapa, tasting traditional Brazilian foods along the way. Through stops for local Amazonian fruit juices, at historic restaurants, and at street food vendors, learn about Brazil's culinary culture and history. Historical highlights, such as the Lapa Arches and the Selaron Steps, are stops along the way. Beer and cocktails included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Downtown Rio de Janeiro Walking Tour

Pay a morning visit to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor), the art deco statue atop Corcovado mountain. Be treated to a panorama of Rio de Janeiro and Guanabara Bay, then continue your sightseeing in downtown Rio by subway and walk through the city with your knowledgeable guide who points out key monuments. This 6-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at a central meeting point.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Combo Tour: Santa Teresa, Corcovado, Christ & Copacabana

Visit Corcovado Mountain, the bohemian enclave of Santa Teresa on this full-day guided sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro. Get to see some of the many faces of Rio and learn what life is like for some of the city's residents. Walk through Santa Teresa, one of Rio's oldest neighborhoods, enjoy sprawling views of Rio and the Christ the Redeemer statue from the top of Corcovado. This small-group tour, led by a knowledgeable local guide, is limited to twelve participants.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Downtown Tour

Get a comprehensive whirlwind tour of Rio's downtown in just three hours. With your guide, learn about the city's culture and history through visits to landmarks such as the The São Bento Monastery, the Sambadromo, Maracanã Stadium, and others. Round-trip transportation from Zona Sul hotels included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: The Best of Rio

Explore the most important landmarks and highlights of Rio de Janeiro during this 8-hour tour with a private guide. Visit sites like the legendary Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain, Maracana Stadium, the Carioca Aqueduct and the Selaron Steps in Lapa. Take a cable car ride to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and enjoy fantastic views of the city sprawled below in the afternoon light. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full Day Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Get a comprehensive overview of Rio de Janeiro during this 8-hour small-group tour. With a dedicated local guide, hit all the important sites in town, like Corcovado Mountain and Christ the Redeemer Statue, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the famous beaches and the historic downtown area. Visit Carioca Square, Escadaria Selarón and the hip, artsy neighborhood of Santa Teresa. Enjoy informative commentary from your guide as you sip an açai smoothie and walk along Copacabana Beach.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Santa Teresa Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Explore one of Rio's oldest neighborhoods, Santa Teresa, on this 4-hour guided sightseeing tour. Walk down Santa Teresa's hilly cobblestone streets among the the district's revitalized Belle Époque mansions and trendy new shops, bars and art studios. Admire sprawling views of greater Rio de Janeiro, climb the Selarón Staircase and explore Ruins Park. Take advantage of your insider guide's knowledge of the neighborhood's hot spots for further exploration on your own.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Bike Tour of Lapa Red Beach Urca and Botafogo

Cycle a few laps of Lapa, Botafogo, Urca and the Red Beach during this 5-hour bike tour through some of Rio de Janeiro’s most charming neighborhoods. Pedal from your starting point at Copacabana beach towards the beachfront hangout of Botafogo and the upscale Urca area. After sticking your hands in the red sands of ‘Praia Vermelha’ (Red Beach), you’ll admire the historic Arches and Selaron Steps of bohemian Lapa. A guide, bike and helmet and safety briefing ensure a fun, safe ride.
  • Duration: 4 to 4.5 hrs
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  • Duration: 4 to 4.5 hrs
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Rio's Best - Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Sambadrome, Selaron Stairs and more

Make the most of your day with our best options.You can start your day being one of the first visitors to reach the Christ the Redeemer statue, a famous landmark in Rio de Janeiro, on top of the Corcovado Hill, without the usual crowd early in the morning.If you want to make it better, you can visit the 2 of the most famous spots in Rio in just one morning just adding to your tour an option to enjoy the stunning views from Sugar Loaf Mountain.You also can complete your city tour adding the Downtown area in the tour. This way you can visit ,in an 8.5-hour sightseeing tour, all of the well known landmarks in Rio de Janeiro.And to make your tour a perfect one and to turn it to Rio's Best Tour you can simply add all tickets and lunch to your option. Your only duty in this case will be enjoying your day!!!
  • Duration: 3 to 9 hrs
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  • Duration: 3 to 9 hrs
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Private Rio de Janeiro Tour with a Personal Photographer

Walk through Rio de Janeiro with a professional photographer guide on this 3-hour tour. Avoid trying to take awkward photos of yourself and let your guide document your explorations of this vibrant city. Customize your tour to visit popular locations that interest you, including the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, the district of Lapa, the Theatre District or Maracanã Stadium. Get the insider's perspective on the city from your local guide and walk away with 125 digital images of your tour. Round-trip transportation from local Rio hotels is included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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CHRIST PLUS FARMER'S MARKET AND SELARON'S STAIRCASE

Explore the best of Rio de Janeiro on this 6-hour tour. Visit the famous Christ the Redeemer  and the Selaron Stairs as well as a few farmer’s markets to learn about the fresh produce that is native to Brazil. Stop at the Botanic Garden and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in this otherwise bustling city. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as toucans, marmosets, and other small animals.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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