Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon Tours

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Situated at the heart of Zona Sul and all but completely separated from the Atlantic Ocean by the upscale district of Ipanema, Rodrigo de Freitas Lake has been among Rio’s most distinguishing natural landmarks since the city was first established in the 16th century. In the shadow of Corcovado and covering nearly a square mile in surface area, the lagoon lends its name to the adjacent garden district of Lagoa and serves as a recreational area and beauty spot for local residents, with nearly 3 miles of bike and jogging trails, boathouses for rowing, and several exclusive social clubs located along the edge of the lagoon.

Named for a young Portuguese army official who lived in the area in the early 1700s, the history behind the glassy lagoon wasn’t always placid. The first Portuguese settler in the area, Rio governor Antonio Salema, slaughtered the indigenous Temoio Indians with smallpox-infected clothing when he arrived on the scene in 1575 to build a sugar mill. Subsequent conquests have been as recent as the 1960s, when residents of a favela built on a neighboring hillside were forcibly removed and the hill, along with the ramshackle dwellings, was flattened to make way for some of the high-class high-rises that exist today.  
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Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour

Take a panoramic city tour, travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on this full-day comprehensive tour of Rio's most famous landmarks. Reach the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain by cable car and by van or cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, respectively. This 6 or 10-hour tour, which includes round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels, allows you to see all of Rio's sights in just one day.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Tour

Fly over Rio's landmarks in a helicopter during this 1-hour tour from Rio de Janeiro. During the 9-10 minutes of flight time, get aerial views of the Rio skyline, Copacabana Beach and Guanabara Bay. See the spectacular granite peaks of both Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain, as well as an up-close view of the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion: Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour

While in port, take a panoramic city tour, travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on this full-day shore excursion to Rio's most famous landmarks. Reach the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain by cable car and cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, respectively. This 10-hour tour, which includes round-trip transportation from the cruise port, allows you to visit all of Rio's landmarks in one marathon day.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain plus Ginga Tropical Show

Spend an epic day and night exploring all of Rio's attractions during this full-day tour. During the day, follow your guide to attractions like the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue on top of Corcovado Mountain, reached via a cog train ride through the Tijuca Rainforest. Take the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain for spectacular views of Guanabara Bay and enjoy a downtown tour including Cinelandia Square and the Metropolitan Cathedral. In the evening, attend the Ginga Tropical show, a vibrant dance performance that celebrates the country's cultural roots. Lunch and round-trip port or hotel transportation are included.
  • Duration: 14 hours
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  • Duration: 14 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 City Tour - Christ Statue & Sugar Loaf

Ascend Corcovado Mountain early in the morning for an uncrowded viewing of Christ the Redeemer or visit Sugar Loaf Mountain at sunset during this 3-hour tour from Rio de Janeiro. Drive through the city in an comfortable tour van, seeing sights like Copacabana beach, Botafogo Soccer Club, Federal University, Guanabara Palace and São Judas Tadeu Church on the way. Enjoy informative, engaging commentary from your local guide during a 45-minute stop at the famous statue on Corcovado Mountain or a 30-minute stop on top of Sugar Loaf for the sunset. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included on this small-group tour. 
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Small-Group Ultimate Bike Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Cycle through the Old City of Rio and the South Zone on this 7-hour biking tour. With your cycling guide and small group of 10 people or fewer, set out for the city's popular beaches, Ipanema and Copacabana. Continue through the neighborhood of Lapa, home to many examples of colonial architecture. Get views of Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, the Selarón Steps and the Christ the Redeemer Statue as you cycle through some of Rio's vibrant neighborhoods. A traditional Brazilian lunch and all biking equipment is included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour Including Vermelha Beach and Arpoador

Discover the spectacular sights of Rio de Janeiro the alternative way on a leisurely 3-hour bike tour of the beguiling Brazilian city. Follow an expert guide along a route brimming with monumental landmarks and natural beauty; cruise along the blissful promenade beside Ipanema Beach; gaze at majestic views of the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon; and marvel at Rio’s most iconic attraction, the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Stop regularly to capture photographs and listen to captivating commentary from your expert guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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6-Hour Rio Highlights Private Tour With Pickup and Drop-off

Discover the main tourist attractions of Rio de Janeiro on this private guided tour. Start at the summit of Corcovado Mountain to visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Then, head to Rio’s southern beaches, followed by a cable car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain. This tour can be conducted at your own pace and adapted to your interests.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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City Tour of Rio de Janeiro with Lunch

Revel in the many attractions of Rio de Janeiro during this 8-hour city tour with lunch. Take your Rio visit to new heights from on top of the world-famous Corcovado (home of the Christ the Redeemer statue) and the sublime peak of Sugarloaf Mountain. You’ll also have time to enjoy the beach scenes at Ipanema and Copacabana, check out the Sambodrome (ground zero for Brazil's annual Carnival festivities) and explore Rio neighborhoods like Botafogo. A guide, all-you-can-eat lunch, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour: Ipanema, Leblon and Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon

Ride a bicycle through Rio de Janeiro on this 3-hour sightseeing tour. Follow your local guide down paved paths for a leisurely ride from Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon to the Leblon and Ipanema beaches. Ride through Rio's most fashionable neighborhoods and get a glimpse of where and how residents of Rio spend their free time. Enjoy views of the city skyline, the local beaches and the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue atop Corcovado Mountain.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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6 hours Private Tour - Christ - Botanic Garden - Waterfall Shower

Discover the best of Rio de Janeiro on this half-day private tour around the city’s main highlights. Visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue on top of the famous Corcovado Mountain, the colorful Botanical Garden home to over 7,000 species of tropical plants, and Tijuca National Park for a dip in the pristine waters of a local waterfall, as you admire the beautiful nature of the city throughout the day.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Kids Photo Tour Including Lagoa Aventura

Take your kids on a private tour to explore Parque dos Patins, Lagoa Aventura and Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas during this 4-hour excursion from Rio de Janeiro. With a friendly, kid-loving guide, take a private car service to participate in activities like tyrolese, base tree climbing, wall climbing and rappelling. Rent a paddle boat, jump in an inflatable castle or sit down for a snack at one of the local restaurants. You'll walk away with a digital photo album of images captured by the tour's professional photographer.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full-Day Pedra da Gavea Small-Group Hiking Tour

Hike to the summit of the famous Pedra da Gavea on a full-day small-group tour from Rio de Janeiro. This 842 meter summit isn’t for the faint of heart but those who make it are rewarded with fantastic views of the coastal city. Hike through Tijuca National Forest, a UNESCO-listed site, and observe popular landmarks from the top such as Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer Statue.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro Eco Tour at Tijuca National Park

Enjoy hiking in Tijuca National Park with your own personal guide and finish with a refreshing dip under a waterfall. Hike up to Pedra Bonita for sweeping views of Rio de Janeiro including the beaches and surrounding Tijuca Forest. See the Christ the Redeemer statue and more from the Chinese Pavilion before arriving at Horto Waterfall. This 6-hour private tour includes round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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