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Santa Teresa (Barrio Santa Teresa)
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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The view over the Guanabara bay at night are not to be missed, and if you can time your visit to June or July, you might overlap with a weekend arts festival called Arte de Portas Abertas, with live music (mostly jazz), art and food stands held in the open air.
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Santa Teresa Walking Tour in Rio de JaneiroHalf-day Tours

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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Morrinho Project & Favela Walking Tour (Private Tour)Bus Tours

Morrinho Project & Favela Walking Tour (Private Tour)

The Favela Walking Tour is a local experience will make you look Brazil with another point of view. Since 1997 the project Morrinho was installed in the Pereira da Silva favela to “challenge the popular perception of the Brazilian favelas”, showing that the favela is an area of great cultural and social wealth, not only violence. The project reproduce in miniature the favela scenario using bricks and other recyclable material, created by children and young people of the Pereira da Silva community. During the waking tour you will meet the resident guide and gain insight into the challenges these communities face and learn how even through such difficulties the people of the favela are able to smile and welcome visitors. Ending the tour with visit to the Morrinho project where the founders will tell the history who has already traveled the world through smaller reproductions that were taken to exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris and Venice, as well as visiting cities throughout Brazil.
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Expert Led Private Tour of Rio de Janeiro's Bohemian CommunityHalf-day Tours

Expert Led Private Tour of Rio de Janeiro's Bohemian Community

This 3-hour walk weaves through the history and vibrant contemporary life in one of Rio’s quaintest and best places to visit, the hill of Santa Teresa.
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A perfect option for rainy and cloudy days, with panorama of the architectural design of the historical center of Rio, incredible to see the contrast between the modernity of the streets and classic buildings. Experienced guides with extensive knowledge of art and architecture. Taste the flavors of Brazil: Coffee, chocolate, cachaça, while interacting with the history of the city.
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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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Private Custom Full-Day in Rio including Christ, Sugar Loaf and Selaron StepsDay Trips

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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Private Rio de Janeiro City TourFull-day Tours

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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Private Tour: Ancient Rio and Santa Teresa Tour

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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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Best of Rio: Christ The Redeemer, Sugarloaf Moutain, Lapa Steps and Santa TeresaHalf-day Tours

Best of Rio: Christ The Redeemer, Sugarloaf Moutain, Lapa Steps and Santa Teresa

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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.
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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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Private Full Day Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Sample the best that Rio has to offer during this full-day private tour. Begin on the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, accompanied by ‘cafezinho’ (espresso) and ‘pão de queijo’ (cheese bread). After an all-you-can-eat lunch at a ‘churascaria’ steakhouse (own expense), explore the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and nearby Tijuca Forest. Continue to bohemian Santa Teresa before a nightlife exploration of Lapa. A private guide and round-trip hotel transport is included.
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Christ Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain and Selarón Steps 6-Hour TourHalf-day Tours

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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Explore Rio creating your own itinerary - Private tourDay Trips

Explore Rio creating your own itinerary - Private tour

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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 Tourism 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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Full-Day: Rio City TourHalf-day Tours

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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Private Full-Day in Rio including Christ, Sugar Loaf and Selaron StepsBus Tours

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

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Explore the most important sights in Rio with one of our exceptional guides in this ideal tour for first-time visitors, in a comfortable 7 to 8 hours time frame. Not too long, not too short! Your first stop is at Christ the Redeemer, which you reach by a train ride through the Tijuca National Forest, one of the largest urban forests worldwide. At the top, get sweeping views of Rio and take the time to snap photos. And then you will fall in love with Santa Teresa, the most charming, bucholic neighborhood in Rio, where you will find the old yellow tram and amazing restaurants.Visit Lapa, home to the Lapa Arches and the colorful Selaron Steps. Swing by the popular recreation spot Flamengo Park on the way to Sugar Loaf Mountain. Hop a cable car to the top at 1,300 feet (396 meters), from where you'll enjoy more panoramic views of the city below. Along your journey, you'll get personalized attention from your private guide and plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio With Pickup and Drop-OffDay Trips

Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio With Pickup and Drop-Off

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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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Perfect your Instagram: Photoshoot in Rio with up to 200 edited photosLuxury Tours

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Perfect your Instagram: Photoshoot in Rio with up to 200 edited photos

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You are free to choose the locations of the photoshoot, and I will make sure to have a specialised tour for your needs. I will ask you how you will want to use the photos and I take and edit them accordingly. The most unique about this photo shoot is that you finally don't have to worry about whether your favourite photos will make it to the final selection or not, because I will edit all the good (in focus, nobody ruins it in the background, your eyes are open, you are not talking or sneezing etc.) photos so you will be guaranteed to find photos that you absolutely love. Your Instagram will be done for some weeks and you can make your Mom happy too. :) Perfect for solo travellers or couples or friend groups!
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☀️ Lapa + Santa Teresa + Selaron Stairs + Electric Scooter ⚡️Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

☀️ 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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Rio Shore Excursion: Full Day Christ Redeemer, Selaron Steps and Sugar LoafFull-day Tours

Rio Shore Excursion: Full Day Christ Redeemer, Selaron Steps and Sugar Loaf

See Rio’s top attractions on this full-day shore excursion and make the most of your limited time in the city. In the morning, you'll enjoy a panoramic city tour and have the opportunity to ride a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. After lunch, you'll travel through by van up to the Christ Redeemer Statue. After your visit head on to catch some pictures from the colorful Selaron Steps before heading back to the Port and celebrating a day well spent!
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Christ the Redeemer, Selaron Steps and Santa Teresa Half-day TourHalf-day Tours

Christ the Redeemer, Selaron Steps and Santa Teresa Half-day Tour

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Visit the one of the 7 wonders of the World: the Christ Redeemer Statue at the top of Corcovado Mountain, then drive through the charming neighborhood of Santa Teresa with is cobbled streets and hills before getting to visit the work of art made by Chilean born artist, Jorge Selarón, the Selaron Steps! Enjoy the colorful surroundings and don’t miss a chance to take as many pictures as possible before heading back to the hotel or continue exploring on your own for the rest of the day.
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City Tour - Rio de JaneiroHalf-day Tours

City Tour - Rio de Janeiro

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Explore the main historical attractions of downtown Rio de Janeiro. Stroll through the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa. Learn more about the history of the Brazilian metropolis.
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Private transfer GIG Rio Galeao airport for up to 3 pax to Zona SulBus Tours

Private transfer GIG Rio Galeao airport for up to 3 pax to Zona Sul

Planning a trip to Rio de Janeiro? Alone, with family or for business, do not worry. We want to offer you a stress-free travel experience. Just choose the date, communicate the flight information and leave the rest with us. Simple as that. We offer transportation by car from GIG Galeao Airport to South Zone of Rio de Janeiro for Hotels, Inns and Residences 1) South zone - Botafogo, Catete, Copacabana, Cosme Velho, Flamengo, Gávea, Gloria, Humaitá, Ipanema, Botanical Garden, Lagoa, Laranjeiras, Leblon, Rudder. 2) Centro - Imperial District of São Cristóvão, Benfica, Caju, Catumbi, City Center, Nova Estácio, Gamboa, Lapa, Mangueira, Santa Teresa, Santo Cristo, Saúde, Vasco da Gama
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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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Rio de Janeiro Combo Tour: Santa Teresa, Corcovado, Christ & CopacabanaFull-day Tours

Rio de Janeiro Combo Tour: Santa Teresa, Corcovado, Christ & Copacabana

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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.
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