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Private Layover Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Make the most of your layover in Rio thanks to this 7 to 8-hour private tour. Travel by private vehicle as you admire the hilly scenery and gorgeous beaches of this stunning Brazilian metropolis. Customize your visit to suit your interests, stopping at Rio highlights like the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, Ipanema Beach and much more. A private driver-guide, private sedan and round-trip transport from pre-arranged meeting points, are all included.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour

Summit both Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountains in the early morning to beat the crowds on this 5-hour tour in Rio de Janeiro. After bright and early pickup from your Rio hotel, travel through the Tijuca National Forest to get up close with the Christ the Redeemer statue without throngs of people around. After learning about its history from your local guide, move on to Sugar Loaf Mountain for spectacular views of the sprawling city, slowly waking up in the morning light. During your journey, pass several other landmarks such as Palácio Guanabara, Largo do Boticário and Casa dos Abacaxis.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Corcovado with Christ Statue - Be One of the First to Get There

Ascend Corcovado Mountain early in the morning for an uncrowded viewing of Christ the Redeemer during this 3-hour tour from Rio de Janeiro. After early morning hotel pickup, 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. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included on this small-group tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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3-hour Small Group Buzios Peninsula Open Air Trolley Tour

Ride an open-air trolley around Buzios, stopping at beaches and scenic viewpoints along the way, during this 3-hour tour. You'll get an overview of the peninsula with no windows to obscure your photo ops. Multiple tour times available to fit your schedule.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Hang Gliding Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Experience a hang gliding or paragliding tandem flight over Rio de Janeiro, taking off from Pedra Bonita in UNESCO-listed Tijuca National Park. After a safety briefing from your qualified instructor, you’ll soar above granite peaks draped in lush forest. Take in the coastline as you fly for 8 to 15 minutes before landing at Pepino Beach in São Conrado.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Corcovado, Christ Statue and Copacabana Beach Local Way

Ascend to the top of Corcovado to see the legendary Christ the Redeemer statue during this diverse tour in Rio. With your local guide, travel to the apex of Corcovado for spectacular views of the sprawling city below. Get up close with the famous Christ the Redeemer statue, named one of the Seven New Wonders of the World.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Day Trip to the Argentinian Side of Iguassu Falls from Foz do Iguaçu

Travel to the Argentinian side of Iguassu Falls on this full-day trip from Foz do Iguaçu. With a local guide, admire the falls from the other side, crossing the border at the infamous Devil's Throat falls. Explore the Upper Circuit and Lower Circuit as well, listening to engaging commentary from your local guide along the way. You must have a valid passport to participate in this tour. Round-trip transportation from Foz do Iguaçu hotels is provided.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Itaipu Dam Tour with Catamaran Ride

Learn about the Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam during a 6-hour educational tour and catamaran ride. With your local guide, tour the dam, including the observation deck and the spillway, or opt to upgrade the tour to include a tour inside the facilities (additional expense). Board a catamaran to sail out on Itaipu Lake to get a panoramic perspective of the dam, which spans 5 miles (8km) of waterfront between Brazil and Paraguay. Learn about the dam's role in providing power for both countries, as well as its local provisions for protecting wildlife. Round-trip transportation from both Foz do Iguaçu and Puerto Iguazu is included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Tijuca Rain Forest Jeep Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Ride through Tijuca National Park's rainforest in an open-top Jeep during this half-day trip from Rio. During 4-hour morning guided eco-tour, hike through the forest to spot sloths, butterflies, monkeys and birds. Enjoy panoramic views from Vista Chinesa (Chinese View) and marvel at the fact that this section of the Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) is just 10 minutes outside the city limits. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Rio de Janeiro: Jeep Tour to Tijuca Forest & Botanical Garden

Jeep Tour Tijuca & Botanical Garden in Rio de JaneiroThe Botanical Garden, created in 1817 by the king D.João IV, bound for the culture of exotic plants brought form all over the world, is a unique park due its the variety of species.  Among them, we can find the Imperial Palm Trees, huge water lilies (Victorias-Regias), and some Red Wood trees (Pau Brasil) almost extinguished in the Atlantic Forest. Also, in its famous greenhouse, there are more than 500 kinds of orchids.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Historical Rio Walking Tour

Walk through historical downtown Rio during this 4-hour tour with a local guide. Ride the subway downtown, like the 'cariocas', or Rio locals, do, then start your tour in Cinelandia Square. Visit important landmarks like the Opera House, the National Library, Tiradentes Palace and the Church of Our Lady of the Merchants. Listen as your guide shares information about the history, culture, art and architecture of the area while you walk. Enjoy personal attention and an intimate experience on this small-group tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Sail in Rio - 3 Hour Sailing Experience

See two iconic Rio de Janeiro landmarks from the water—Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf—while sailing aboard a 40-foot (12-meter) yacht. Sail in Guanabara Bay or the open sea while you relax with a welcome drink and snacks. Enjoy stunning views and discover the magic of sailing from the captain who illuminates Rio’s history. This 3-hour boat tour has a max capacity of 10 for a small-group experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group Panoramic Bike Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Experience the vibrant culture and coastal charisma of Rio de Janeiro on an exciting 4-hour bike tour of the beguiling Brazilian city. Follow a knowledgeable guide on an explorative route past landmarks like Copacabana Beach, São João Batista and the colored Steps of Selaron. Gaze at the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue on his cliff-top perch and explore Rio’s famous celebrity cemetery. Stop regularly to capture photographs and listen to illuminating commentary from your expert guide.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Tour Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro

Inside Tijuca National Park hides the small and iconic Santa Teresa, the bohemian point of our beloved Rio de Janeiro. Between monuments that combine colonial architecture with tropical flora and fauna and museums, restaurants and bars preferred by intellectuals and artists of the '60s, Santa Teresa has become the perfect fusion between art and nature Carioca. Our tour includes transportation and a guide who will show you the best places for postcards and tell you the story behind each spot.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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CHRIST REDEEMER EXCLUSIVE AND UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

A exclusive opportunity not miss out Rio main post card: Christ Redeemer!Proud to provide a tour to visitors with short time in the city.Minimum travellers: 02Maximum travellers: 14
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Hike to Two Brothers Mountain with Lunch from Rio de Janeiro

Spend a half day in Rio hiking up Two Brothers (Dois Irmãos) Mountain in the company of a trekking guide. Get views of Gávea Rock, São Conrado, Leblon and Ipanema beaches. Have a look around both Sitiê Ecological Park and Favela do Vidigal, followed by lunch. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Tijuca Forest and Christ the Redeemer Tour

Enjoy the ability to travel at your own pace and the attention of a dedicated guide on this private tour of the Tijuca Forest and the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain. Additionally, get views from Vista Chinesa, visit the Taunay waterfall in the Tijuca Forest, learn about the history of the statue while taking in views from Corcovado. Round-trip private transportation from Rio hotels included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rio de Janeiro: Jeep Tour to Favela la Rozinha

Jeep Tour Favela La Rocinha (3 hours)Get an in-depth, compassionate tour of the Rocinha favela (the Brazilian term for shantytown) during this 3-hour excursion via Jeep. With your in-the-know guide, meet the locals and observe their daily life, including visits to the neighborhood school and a street fair. Rocinha is the largest favela in Brazil, located in Rio de Janeiro's South Zone between the districts of São Conrado and Gávea. Rocinha is built on a steep hillside overlooking Rio de Janeiro, and is located about one kilometre from a nearby beach. Transportation from select hotels is provided. 
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Saara Shopping District Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Peruse the Saara Shopping District on this 4-hour guided tour in Rio. This popular destination for locals is one of the most famous open-air street markets in the world and is a great source for handicrafts and souvenirs. Wander the streets and alleys, stopping in stores that sell clothing, accessories, souvenirs, costumes, party supplies and more. Ask your guide if you need help finding something specific or want to know where the best bargains are. Stop and grab a juice or some local delicacy like an açai bowl. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Sugar Loaf Mountain Canoe Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Canoe through Guanabara Bay on this 4-hour eco-adventure from Rio de Janeiro. With an expert adventure guide, explore Rio's coastline, including islands, beaches, rainforests and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Paddle to Fora Beach, where you'll hop out for a swim and some time to relax. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included, and no canoeing experience is necessary.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: Santa Teresa and Historic Center with Photo Service

Combine the artist enclave of Santa Teresa with the historic city center on this private tour of Rio. A professional photographer serves as your personal guide and captures images of popular landmarks. See the Escadaria Selarón (Selaron Steps) and preserved mansions, then stroll past the Metropolitan Cathedral, Confeitaria Colombo, Municipal Theatre, Tiradentes Palace and Paco Imperial (Imperial Palace) in the Centro. Receive a digital high-resolution album as a souvenir. Your 6-hour tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off by private vehicle.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Half-Day Jeep Tour of Tijuca Forest

Explore the lush rainforest and rugged terrain of Tijuca Forest on a 4-hour, small-group Jeep tour from Rio de Janeiro that includes round-trip hotel transfer from Rio’s South Zone. Get sweeping views of the city from Vista Chinesa, see a scenic waterfall, and visit the park’s museum and visitor center, while enjoying Rio de Janeiro’s natural side.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Bike Tour - Tijuca Rainforest Cycling Adventure

Explore Rio's Tijuca rain forest without a cumbersome tour bus by choosing this cycling tour. With a guide to provide directions and all cycling equipment included, a pedal through the world's largest urban rain forest is easy. Enjoy being face-to-face with the flora and fauna of the forest and learning about the unusual urban ecosystem through your guide's commentary. Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue and get photo-worthy vistas from the Chinese View lookout.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
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