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Santa Teresa (Barrio Santa Teresa) Tours and Activities

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This unlikely cobblestoned neighborhood close to the center of Rio de Janeiro has long been a tourist favorite among visitors to this Brazilian city. Santa Teresa (Barrio Santa Teresa) is located on the top of the hill of the same name, and takes its name from a convent built in the 1750s. It has a history as an upper class neighborhood, as some of its larger and more elaborately built mansions can attest. Santa Teresa has become an artist enclave in recent years, and is a great place to spend an afternoon, wandering among eateries, enjoying a cold beer, and checking out galleries and stands where you can buy artists renderings of the Cidade Maravilhosa (amazing city, as Rio is frequently called), or other souvenirs.

There are also a few museums worth visiting, such as the main art museum, the Museu da Chácara do Céu, housed in art collector Raimundo Otoni Castro Moya’s former mansion, that has works from Miró and Matisse, among other greats. Other architectural surprises include the Russian Orthodox Church. For the moment, the only way to experience the famous tramway that brought residents and visitors to the top of Santa Teresa is through the museum, Museu do Bonde, which tells the tram’s story, and shows it crossing the Carioca Aqueduct, at over 45 meters in height. The tram has been out of service since 2011, but plans are afoot to get it back up and running in 2015. For now, visitors take a taxi or the bus up the hill.

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

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
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US$46.49
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Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour with Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$45.00
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Private Custom Full-Day in Rio including Christ, Sugar Loaf and Selaron Steps

Private Custom Full-Day in Rio including Christ, Sugar Loaf and Selaron Steps

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A flexible itinerary ensures a customizable experience during this private sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro. Your private group can choose to focus on nature or history, with either a driver-guide or a separate guide and driver. Choose from highlights such as Sugar Loaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer, and the Selaron Steps. History buffs can explore the historic city center while nature lovers may opt to visit Tijuca Forest.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$190.00
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Christ Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain and Selarón Steps 6-Hour Tour

Christ Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain and Selarón Steps 6-Hour Tour

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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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79.42
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☀️ Lapa + Santa Teresa + Selaron Stairs + Electric Scooter ⚡️

☀️ Lapa + Santa Teresa + Selaron Stairs + Electric Scooter ⚡️

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⭐️ A fun and laid-back tour with electric scooters through the Flamengo Park on a route until the Lapa and Downtown. Let's get the cable car(ticket included) and visit the old and traditional neighbohood Santa Teresa. Interest Points: ⇨ Flamengo Park ⇨ Guanabara Bay ⇨ Marina da Gloria ⇨ MAM ⇨ SELARON STAIRS ⇨ LAPA AQUEDUTS ⇨ Metropolitan Cathedral ⇨ Cinelândia ⇨ Municipal Theater ⇨ National Library ⇨ Santa Teresa Cable Car ⭐️ A way more sustainable and fun to meet the highlights of the city. Let's enjoy the nature, art, architecture, beautiful views and cross many historical spots of the city. Escape the traffic chaos, connect and feel the city close. ⭐️ We will offer the instructions for novice riders of the electric scooters for a safe trip. >>>>>>>>>>>Follow_us: @e.vanmo >> Contact us for request a special date/time to fit in your trip schedule.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$40.55
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Full-Day: Rio City Tour

Full-Day: Rio City Tour

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Discover Rio’s highlights on this sightseeing tour of the city. Meet your guide at your accommodation in Rio and take off in a minibus to explore the city's landmarks. Stop at Tijuca National Park to see some wildlife before heading to the Christ the Redeemer statue. Explore the neighborhood of Santa Teresa before ending the tour at Sugarloaf Mountain to enjoy the sunset or head back to your hotel.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rio's Full Day: Selarón Steps, Christ & Sugarloaf – Tickets & Lunch Included

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Rio's Full Day: Selarón Steps, Christ & Sugarloaf – Tickets & Lunch Included

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Make the most of your time in Rio in an 8-hour city tour to discover its most iconic attractions enjoying the company of a local guide and a small group of max 15 people. Following pick-ups at some hotels in the south and downtown of Rio, tourists are taken for a lively day filled with popular attractions. The itinerary contemplates Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Maracanã Stadium, Selarón staircase, historical downtown, Sugar Loaf and Corcovado mountains along with the Christ the Redeemer and other sights. Discover the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood, home to a collection of local boutiques and galleries.  Enjoy fast-track entry with the tickets and break for lunch at a nice all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant. (All Inclusive) The tour follows a set itinerary attracting people from all ages, backgrounds and nationalities seeking to discover the beauties of the marvelous city in the company of an expert guide escorting and providing tour explanations
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rio de Janeiro Main Landmarks Tour Including Christ the Redeemer and Selaron Steps

Rio de Janeiro Main Landmarks Tour Including Christ the Redeemer and Selaron Steps

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See Rio's most important sights, including Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain, during this comprehensive 5-hour guided tour. Visit Sao Conrado beach, a popular landing spot for hang gliders taking off from Pedra Bonita, to watch the gravity-defying adventurers soar high above the beach. Travel through Tijuca National Park's rainforest to the Christ the Redeemer statue, enjoying spectacular views over the city. Descend into the Santa Teresa neighborhood to visit the Escadaria Selaron and have lunch (own expense). Choose to return to your hotel or be dropped off at Sugar Loaf Mountain to view the sunset.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$42.00
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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$63.00
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Marcio Boechat: Private Guide in Rio de Janeiro

Marcio Boechat: Private Guide in Rio de Janeiro

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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.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$198.00
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Full Day Private Tour - Rio de Janeiro Highlights by Bernard Moraes

Full Day Private Tour - Rio de Janeiro Highlights by Bernard Moraes

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Discover the highlights of Rio de Janeiro and gain insight into ‘carioca’ life on this private tour. Accompanied by your guide, Bernard Moraes—a Rio native who speaks English, Spanish, and French—explore the city with a custom-made itinerary designed just for you and your group. Take in must-see attractions such as the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugar Loaf Mountain, and the Lapa steps; stroll around the picturesque Santa Teresa district; or venture off-the-beaten-track.
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  • 7 hours
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US$240.00
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Rio de Janeiro City Tour

Rio de Janeiro City Tour

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When you’re short on time in Rio and don’t want to waste the hours figuring out how to get from place to place, explore the famous sights on a tour. This 5-hour itinerary includes visits to Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado; Santa Teresa and the Lapa steps; the Metropolitan Cathedral; and Sugar Loaf. The van’s maximum capacity is 19, making it easy to follow the guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$86.00
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Half-Day Rio de Janeiro Highlights Private Guided Tour

Half-Day Rio de Janeiro Highlights Private Guided Tour

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The best private tour without extending all your time and effort, focusing on what really matters, privately, with professional guide and all the attention you deserve. Have an unforgettable experience on this customizable 5-hour tour focusing on main attractions and history!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$198.00
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The Best of Rio de Janeiro in a Private Guided Tour

The Best of Rio de Janeiro in a Private Guided Tour

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Take your Rio de Janeiro sightseeing experience into your own hands on this customizable, private tour of the Marvelous City. Alongside a ‘carioca’ (Rio de Janeiro resident) and personal driver, 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 Rio de Janeiro hotel are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$165.50
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Excursion: Cristo Redentor, Tijuca National Forest and City Tour in 7 hours

Excursion: Cristo Redentor, Tijuca National Forest and City Tour in 7 hours

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The ideal tour to enjoy the main sights of Rio de Janeiro. In this 7-hour tour you will get to know a little of the South Zone and the beach of São Conrado (main landing zone of Hang gliding and Paragliding, Tijuca National Forest, Corcovado, we go through Santa Teresa known as the traditional neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro and the Selarón Steps in Lapa where Snoop Dogg filmed his famous video “Beautiful”.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$46.93
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Plant-based Brazilian Flavours Cooking Class

Plant-based Brazilian Flavours Cooking Class

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Coming to our cooking classes is a unique opportunity to learn how to prepare (and eat) delicious, traditional food that also happens to be whole-food, plant-based, and to discover interesting aspects of the history and culture of Brazil. It is also a great opportunity to meet young world travelers and expats living in Brazil and see this country and its amazing rich culture through our eyes. For a start I prepared a short introduction to give you the background of the influences that shaped Brazilian cuisine. We then start by mixing the best Caipirinha you will probably drink in Brazil. Be warned! I will ruin you for the Caipirinhas at the beach or in the streets ;) After that we start preparing our food. Learn how to make Feijoada and Moqueca, Acarajé and Vatapá, Farofa and other Brazilian delicatessen. At the end we will enjoy our meal in our patio under the Mango tree.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$67.40
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Private Tour: Explore Rio creating your own Itinerary

Private Tour: Explore Rio creating your own Itinerary

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Be free to choose you itinerary! We know that there is nothing better than taking a tour freely, with availability of time and going to the places you want, without following a certain established itinerary, which may be has places that do not get your attention. Well, this tour gives you that possibility On this tour, we can visit what you most want and have interest or curiosity, because you are the one who create the tour. The Tour Guide that will go along with you will tell you the stories, details and particularities of the places that are visited, and will give you suggestions of places to visit, as well as tips to make your stay in the city really enjoyable. The car and the guide will be at your disposal throughout the tour, so you can take the most advantage of your experience in the city and take a wonderful memory of Rio de Janeiro! Note: You can choose doing this tour in the morning or in the afternoon, depends on the availability Do you join this experience? Let´s go!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$180.00
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Rio day Trip - daily city tour in Rio de Janeiro

Rio day Trip - daily city tour in Rio de Janeiro

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This is the best option saving time & money. I join the full city tour with the favela tour. It's a private tour done by Beni Klein , which is the owner of the company & guides professionally in Rio 17 years. Normally you will have to do the favela tour by it self which costs more time and more money... check this out! Compare the prices and time you'll save doing this tour with us ;) a day Loaded with fun experiences, incredible places & although its very calm with plenty of time for pictures & time in the sites, with excellent cars and guide!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$96.86
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Small-Group Rio de Janeiro in a Day Tour

Small-Group Rio de Janeiro in a Day Tour

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Take a comprehensive tour of Rio's top landmarks on this small-group excursion. Summit Corcovado Mountain to admire the Christ the Redeemer Statue, then continue on to the charming neighborhood of Santa Teresa. Ride a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain (if option selected). Enjoy informative commentary and personalized attention from your guide on this small group tour, limited to 15 people. Round-trip hotel transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$40.68
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Private Rio de Janeiro City Tour

Private Rio de Janeiro City Tour

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Immerse yourself in the history, culture and beauty of Rio on this 8-hour private tour with a dedicated guide. Travel in a private vehicle to some of the city's most important landmarks, including Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer Statue standing atop Corcovado Mountain. Travel through downtown Rio's historical center and into the charming neighborhood of Santa Teresa. Visit the famous Selarón Steps (Escadaria Selarón), created by South American artist Jorge Selarón over the course of 20 years. Enjoy flexibility and personal attention on a private tour, which includes round-trip transportation from your accommodation in Rio and all entrance fees.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$302.83
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US$302.83
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Santa Teresa Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Santa Teresa Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$36.81
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Personalize your tour

Personalize your tour

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Have you ever think to have a driver guide in Rio de Janeiro only for you and your family or friends? This is exactly want offer for you. If you want make a common or uncommon tour In Rio count on me. I will lead you and family in a confortable car to the best points witch only locals knows. We can do traditional tourism in Rio de Janeiro, sightseeing in the Tijuca forest and its waterfalls, mountains and caves or spending a day in a community with lots of samba. Make sure you don't need pay tickets for the guides because they have free access for the main tourist attractions (Christ Redeemer, sugarLoaf, Aquarium, museum) In this tour you decide what to do with total security, talk me your desire. This tour will be in private car. Price per group until 6 people. Tickets for sugar Loaf, Christ Redeemer, lunch, drink and dessert are not included.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$159.00
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Full Day - Private Private Tour - For 1-5 PAX - The best of Rio in one day

Full Day - Private Private Tour - For 1-5 PAX - The best of Rio in one day

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Here the Creator caprichou: it gave rise to a charming and ecstatic landscape, where the beauty of the beaches embraces warmly the mountains. Seasoned with feijoada, caipirinha, cold beer and also with high gastronomy. He added samba, chorinho, bossa nova, rock, rap and funk. This harmonious and intense mix of shapes, colors, sounds and tastes was peppered with the carioca, a beautiful, cheerful and welcoming people. Experienced guides Be accompanied by top-level trilingual guides always willing to help and show you what Brazil has the best. Comfortable transport Thinking about the comfort of our customers, the packages offered by TurisMares have air-conditioned and safe vehicles. Personalized Tours We are at your disposal and we encourage you to set the itinerary for your trip. Take advantage of the flexibility to make this tour your own.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$270.28
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Full Day Selaron Steps, Sugar Loaf and Christ Redeemer Statue with Lunch

Full Day Selaron Steps, Sugar Loaf and Christ Redeemer Statue with Lunch

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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.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79.42
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Santa Teresa (Barrio Santa Teresa) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Santa Teresa (Barrio Santa Teresa) costs USD 6.99. Guided Santa Teresa (Barrio Santa Teresa) tours start around USD 6.99 per person.
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