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Explore the backstage of rio's carnival and sambaCultural Tours

Explore the backstage of rio's carnival and samba

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Explore the Carnival Factory, for a peek behind the scenes of Rio's Carnival, on this cultural tour. Learn how the parade's famous floats and costumes are produced. Listen to commentary on the history of samba and carnival, then hit the dressing rooms to try on some costumes and take some photos. Wind up with some cocktails and a samba class for the whole carnival experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$27.03
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US$27.03

Ginga Tropical Show with Transportation and Optional Barbecue DinnerTheaters

Ginga Tropical Show with Transportation and Optional Barbecue Dinner

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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 show, 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.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$104.99
Price varies by group size
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US$104.99
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Rocinha Favela Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Rocinha Favela Walking Tour

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Get an in-depth local experience with this 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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$32.79
Price varies by group size
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US$32.79
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Carnaval Experience - Behind the Scenes of Rios Carnival in the City of SambaBus Tours

Carnaval Experience - Behind the Scenes of Rios Carnival in the City of Samba

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world’s biggest parties during this tour in Rio de Janeiro. See all the work that goes into this week-long party as you tour the City of Samba, a warehouse where floats and costumes are kept, and the Grande Rio’s Samba Factory, to learn about the history of samba and how to samba while wearing a traditional costume.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.15
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US$50.15
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Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Cinelândia with Tram Ride and Selarón StepsHalf-day Tours

Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Cinelândia with Tram Ride and Selarón Steps

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Begin your tour at Downtown (“Centro”), where you will get the tram (“bondinho”) to the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa. You will drive over the Arcos da Lapa. Then, walk along the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa, a bucolic area in Rio de Janeiro. You will visit the Ruins Park (closed on Mondays), a public park with an art gallery built around the ruins of a mansion. Up next, you will walk down the colorful Selarón Steps, one of Rio’s landmarks, and arrive at the district of Lapa, the zone with most traditional nightlife. Take a stroll in the Passeio Público, the oldest public park in the South America, to reach Cinelândia, a lively spot in Rio thanks to its bars, restaurants and cultural attractions. Your last stop will be at Confeitaria Colombo (closed on Sundays), a permanent member of all “must-see cafés” rankings around the world.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$35.87
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US$35.87
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Favela Private Tour Private and Luxury

Favela Private Tour

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If you have ever heard. '' Don't go to a Favela(slum) '' is dangerous. however you know this phrase is a preconception. Would you like to know a real favela? Would you like to see the reality, naked and raw? Then come with me! I do not offer pick up. But I will send you the address so you can come by Uber / taxi or by subway. Getting to our meeting point is simple and affordable. You will tour the neighborhood as your guide tells you the history of the community and how it has developed to this day. In the "sky window" at the top you will see amazing views and take photos. Walking the same paths that local people travel every day, you will experience the scenes and culture of this vibrant and friendly neighborhood. You will visit a neighborhood supermarket and other local businesses and see some of the social projects that benefit the community. You will need to bring money for a donation in some places we visit, such as rooftops, house (around $ 10) and drinks and souvenirs.
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  • 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.00
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US$50.00

Favela Tour Rocinha and Vila Canoas in Rio de JaneiroHiking

Favela Tour Rocinha and Vila Canoas in Rio de Janeiro

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Get a glimpse into local life in Rio de Janeiro during a favela tour that reveals a different side of the Marvelous City. In an intimate group limited to 12 travelers, you’ll explore two of the largest favelas in Rio, and benefit from the local insight of a guide as you learn more about living conditions in the city.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$31.90
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US$31.90
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African Heritage: Gastronomy and Musicality ExperienceHalf-day Tours

African Heritage: Gastronomy and Musicality Experience

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This experience allows people to experience a unique moment, immersing themselves in flavors, aromas, sounds and behaviors of a very old culture that is a direct part of the history of Brazil, with all its ethnic mixes rescuing the gastronomic identity and the music of a people and still unknown by many.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$95.00
Price varies by group size
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US$95.00
Price varies by group size
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Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Walking Tour

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Walk through Old Rio on this afternoon sightseeing tour with a local guide. During this half-day outing, wind through the narrow lanes and baroque-style buildings while your guide fills you in on the history and legends of the area. Visit sites like the Metropolitan Cathedral, Carioca Square and the Imperial Palace. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$59.99
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US$59.99
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Favela Brothers Tours -Private Walking and Cultural Tour Rocinha-Rio de Janeiro Half-day Tours

Favela Brothers Tours -Private Walking and Cultural Tour Rocinha-Rio de Janeiro

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Favela Brothers is a family run tour company, operated by the brothers Maka and Obi Basilio, both born and raised in Favela da Rocinha. We decided to organize guided tours within the community in which we live to offer a unique and quality service for travellers who are in search of culture and knowledge. Our tours allow a great immersion into daily life inside the favela and it is a great cultural exchange for all. You will learn about the history from the eyes of the locals, As the whole tour is carried out on foot where you get to know the alleys, rooftops, shops, cultural projects with which we work, and delicious local restaurants if you get hungry. Part of the resources that we collect through the tours, we donate to assist social projects (capoeira and an English school) that contribute to the education and development of the community's children and youth.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.00
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US$30.00
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Santos Overview - Most Popular Attractions in 7 hours (Shared Group)Day Trips

Santos Overview - Most Popular Attractions in 7 hours (Shared Group)

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Make the most of your time taking a 7-hour guided tour in the beach town of Santos to discover its most iconic attractions in a “SHARED GROUP TOUR”.  Our vehicle picks you up with an accredited bilingual guide to provide you with a lively day filled with popular attractions passing by the main areas like beaches, historical downtown, coffee museum, Mount Serrat & Ilha Porchat and others. This tour could be either for you who are going to arrive at the seaport terminal in Santos on a cruise ship or for those who are staying at a hotel or address in town. Santos stands out for its 7 km of beaches, flat terrain with a few hills, tropical climate, offering many tourist attractions for all tastes. The tour follows a set itinerary with many stops around Santos with a live guide providing interpreting services and explanations about attractions of the largest city in the coast of the state of São Paulo. Available on dates that cruise ships are scheduled to arrive in Santos.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$88.21
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US$88.21
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Cidade do Samba Behind-the-Scenes Carnival Tour in Rio de JaneiroHalf-day Tours

Cidade do Samba Behind-the-Scenes Carnival Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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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.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$63.99
Price varies by group size
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US$63.99
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Private Day Trip Petrópolis with St. Peter Cathedral and Imperial MuseumFull-day Tours

Private Day Trip Petrópolis with St. Peter Cathedral and Imperial Museum

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Delve deeper into the history of Brazil on a day trip to the historic city of Petropolis, located high in the mountains. Letting someone else drive allows you to relax and focus on the mountain scenery, while a private guide gives you undivided attention and allows ample time for asking questions.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$71.80
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US$71.80

Rio Historic Center Walking Tour with Typical Brazilian LunchHalf-day Tours

Rio Historic Center Walking Tour with Typical Brazilian Lunch

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This stroll will give you an excellent overview of the Historic Center of Rio, which combines Baroque churches, colonial buildings and modern buildings as it is also the business center of Rio. The visit is made on foot at your own pace and ends with a lunch on Cinelandia square included in the service.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$109.67
Price varies by group size
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US$109.67
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Petropolis The Imperial City Private TourDay Trips

Petropolis The Imperial City Private Tour

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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.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$100.30
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US$100.30
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A historical and cultural tour in Belo HorizonteHiking

A historical and cultural tour in Belo Horizonte

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This is a unique experience, as you will have the opportunity to walk through the original area of Belo Horizonte, where the city was originally built and from where it was developed to what it is currently. During the tour, we will visit several important points of interest of the city and in all of them, the historical and cultural importance of each location will be explained. We will make a geographical, historical, cultural and architectural contextualization of each place we go. In the end, visitors will have a much broader view of the city of Belo Horizonte (and the state of Minas Gerais) than they used to have previously. After just over 3.5 hours of this walking tour, visitors will have more historical and cultural knowledge about the city than most locals.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$14.84
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US$14.84
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Favela Tour in Rio de Janeiro with Hotel pick-up and drop-offBus Tours

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Favela Tour in Rio de Janeiro with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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Explore Rocinha Favela, the largest favela in Latin America, during this 3-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. Round-trip transportation from Rio de Janeiro hotels is included.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$52.00
US$65.00
US$13.00 savings
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US$52.00
US$65.00
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Hiking in Little AfricaHiking

Hiking in Little Africa

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In this tour you will get to know some of the places of the city of Rio de Janeiro called "Little Africa" by artist and sambista Heitor dos Prazeres in the early twentieth century. These sites are part of the historical and archaeological circuit of celebration and awareness of the African heritage of blacks in Brazil.  "Little Africa" has come to identify a significant part of the city's waterfront, where African presence and black cultural heritage have forever marked the history, not just of Rio de Janeiro but throughout Brazil.  Often blacks from all over the country were welcomed there, usually by "Aunt Ciata" who was a very important figure for this whole historical process. It is through this walk through "Little Africa" you will also get to know the Cultural Center "Tia Ciata", Museum of New Blacks, Cais do Valongo, hanging garden and we will finish in Pedra do Sal where besides the historical collection also has great bars and restaurants of typical Afro-Brazilian foods.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$27.11
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US$27.11

Private Personalized City Tour Experience of São PauloDay Trips

Private Personalized City Tour Experience of São Paulo

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With more than 12 million people, São Paulo ranks as Brazil’s largest city, which means there’s a ton to see and do. During this fully customized private city tour, work with your guide to design the ultimate itinerary based on your interests—food, art, shopping, architecture, or a little of everything. See what you want, when you want, all while enjoying personalized insights from a local guide.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$68.00
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US$68.00
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Best of Rio: Secrets of Santa Teresa and Lapa StepsHalf-day Tours

Best of Rio: Secrets of Santa Teresa and Lapa Steps

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Explore one of Rio's oldest neighborhoods, Santa Teresa, on this guided sightseeing tour. With a small group of 12 people or fewer, walk down cobblestone streets among the district's interesting architecture. Admire sprawling views of greater Rio de Janeiro, climb the Selarón Staircase, explore the Parque das Ruínas (Ruins Park), and walk through Guimarães Square where local shops, studios, and restaurants abound.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$61.79
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US$61.79
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Beaches Tour: Santos, São Vicente and Guaruja from São PauloDay Trips

Beaches Tour: Santos, São Vicente and Guaruja from São Paulo

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Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a relaxing day on the beach. Visit the town of Santos and take a streetcar tour to see the historical landmarks. Spend the rest of the day relaxing at various beaches in the area and the viewpoint at Maluf Mountain. Head back to your hotel in Sao Paulo after a day of fun in the sun.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$72.00
Price varies by group size
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US$72.00
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4-hour Private Tour Best of São Paulo Half-day Tours

4-hour Private Tour Best of São Paulo

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First time in São Paulo? It can be a little overwhelming to say the least. Take this half-day private driving tour and get an overview of all this vibrant Brazilian city has to offer. Considered Brazil’s ‘late bloomer’, what São Paulo lacks in colonial history, it more than makes up for with its modern architecture and emerging art scene. Personalize your tour by choosing stops along the way to explore, snap some pics or grab a bite.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$102.00
Price varies by group size
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US$102.00
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São Paulo Private City TourHalf-day Tours

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São Paulo Private City Tour

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Get acquainted with the metropolitan grandeur of São Paulo on a private half-day tour of the bustling Brazilian city. Travel to São Paulo’s most sought-after sights in a luxurious vehicle with a knowledgeable guide, visiting prominent landmarks like The Pacaembu Stadium and Sé Cathedral Square. Discover the intriguing history and heritage of the city and receive the undivided attention of your private guide on this executive tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$78.40
US$98.00
US$19.60 savings
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US$78.40
US$98.00
US$19.60 savings
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Private 8-hour Tour to Santos City and Guarujá IslandDay Trips

Private 8-hour Tour to Santos City and Guarujá Island

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Visit the coffee-producing city of Santos and the beaches in Guarujá on this full-day private tour from São Paulo. With a dedicated local guide, enjoy the personal attention and flexibility that comes with a private tour. Stop at the Coffee Palace, the Brazilian coffee stock exchange and museum, as well as the Santos Port. Board the ferry for Guarujá to spend the afternoon relaxing on the sugar-soft sand and wading in the warm water. Round-trip transportation by private vehicle is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$185.00
Price varies by group size
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US$185.00
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