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Flanked by the looming peaks of Sugarloaf Mountain and Papagaio Peak and dotted with over 100 islands, Guanabara Bay provides a dramatic backdrop to the city of Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s second-largest bay, Guanabara is home to the cities of Niteroi and São Gonçalo, the Port of Rio de Janeiro, and Rio’s two airports.

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Rio From the Sea: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch

Rio From the Sea: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch

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Sail on Guanabara Bay for half a day, viewing the Rio's picturesque city skyline and Sugarloaf Mountain from the water. On this cruise from Rio, glide through the bay's tranquil waters, passing islands and historic forts. Upgrade your experience to enjoy a local all-you-can-eat barbecue lunch at a restaurant in Rio. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$39.90
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US$39.90
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Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch and Christ Redeemer with Selaron Steps and Sugar Loaf

Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch and Christ Redeemer with Selaron Steps and Sugar Loaf

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Combine the highlights of Rio de Janeiro on a single 12-hour tour, including a cruise on Guanabara Bay, visits to the Selaron Steps, Christ the Redeemer, and Sugar Loaf mountain at sunset. Barbecue lunch and pickup from hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana included.
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  • 12 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$116.07
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US$116.07

Helicopter Tour in the Marvelous City - By Helisight

Helicopter Tour in the Marvelous City - By Helisight

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"Wonderful city, full of thousand charms .... Rio de Janeiro is a compulsory itinerary for visitors looking for breathtaking landscapes and that typical Carioca sympathy. One of the most charming postcards in Brazil, can be appreciated in a unique and unforgettable way through a beautiful panoramic flight. Live Rio de Janeiro from another angle and enjoy the moment to take panoramic photos of beaches, mountains and forests.
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  • 30 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$292.00
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US$292.00

Rio Highlights Express: Christ, Sugarloaf & Beaches Half Day Tour.

Rio Highlights Express: Christ, Sugarloaf & Beaches Half Day Tour.

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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.
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  • 6 hours
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US$75.00
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US$75.00
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Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro Customizable City Sightseeing with Optional Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Tickets

Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro Customizable City Sightseeing with Optional Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Tickets

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See all of Rio's highlights on this guided private sightseeing tour. Spend as much or as little time as you like and customize your own itinerary to your interests, whether they be sports, art, history or food. Travel between stops in your comfortable private vehicle, enjoying commentary from your local guide. Upgrade your tour with a trip by cog train through Tijuca Forest to the top of Corcovado Mountain or by cable car to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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US$79.80
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US$79.80
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Rio - Carioca Beaches

Rio - Carioca Beaches

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"Wonderful city, full of thousand charms .... Rio de Janeiro is a compulsory itinerary for visitors looking for breathtaking landscapes and that typical Carioca sympathy. One of the most charming postcards in Brazil, can be appreciated in a unique and unforgettable way through a beautiful panoramic flight. Live Rio de Janeiro from another angle and enjoy the moment to take panoramic photos of beaches, mountains and forests.
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  • 10 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$105.00
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US$105.00

The most beautiful sunset of Rio de Janeiro

The most beautiful sunset of Rio de Janeiro

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In this exclusive tour you will enjoy the most beautiful Sunset of the Marvelous City aboard our boat! Only for you and your guests, away from the hustle and bustle of the classic sights. Take advantage of taking unique photos and contemplating the breathtaking views.
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  • 2 hours
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US$70.00
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US$70.00

One Day in Niteroi: The Hidden Gem Across Rio de Janeiro

One Day in Niteroi: The Hidden Gem Across Rio de Janeiro

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Visit the best of Niterói in a single day: Niemeyer Pathway, Contemporary Art Museum (MAC), Guanabara Bay Beaches, Santa Cruz Fort and finish with a panoramic view from the Parque da Cidade (City Park). Transportation and lunch included.
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  • 8 hours
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US$97.93
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US$97.93

☀️ 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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US$40.55

Museums of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rio and Niteroi

Museums of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rio and Niteroi

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Visit two of Rio de Janeiro's most iconic museums on this half-day tour. First, head to the Museum of Modern Art in Rio and discover the modernist building constructed by Afonso Eduardo. Then, cross the Rio-Niteroi Bridge over Guanabara Bay to the futuristic Museum of Contemporary Art built by the world-renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer. Enjoy guided tours through both museums and learn about the beautiful art within their walls.
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  • 5 hours
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US$126.84
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US$126.84

The Most Exclusive River Sunset onboard Private Boat

The Most Exclusive River Sunset onboard Private Boat

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In this exclusive tour you will enjoy the most beautiful Sunset of the Marvelous City aboard our boat! Only for you and your guests, away from the hustle and bustle of the classic sights. Take advantage of taking unique photos and contemplating the breathtaking views.
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  • 2 hours
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US$400.00
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US$400.00
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☀️ Urca with Electric Scooter & Hike to Sugarloaf ⚡️

☀️ Urca with Electric Scooter & Hike to Sugarloaf ⚡️

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⭐️ Reach the top of one of the most famous tourist spots in the city on a tour with the electric scooters through the streets of the quiet and traditional neighborhood of Urca, a stop at Red Beach and a trail (about 25 -30 minutes) to the top of Morro da Urca the first stop of the cable car of Sugarloaf. It is an amazing route, it will be about 12 km round trip, let's enjoy nature, art, architecture, beautiful scenery and meet historic spots of the neighborhood . ⭐️ We will offer the instructions for novice riders of the electric scooters for a safe trip. ⭐️ A way more sustainable and fun to meet the highlights of the city. >>>>>>>>>>>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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  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.00
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US$35.00

Kayaking in Rio de Janeiro

Kayaking in Rio de Janeiro

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Hop into this adventure and explore Rio's beautiful bay for sunset. Get to know why the city is called Marvelous City in this chill 3 hours sea kayak tour!
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  • 2 hours
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US$45.34
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Sunset At Sugarloaf. 3 ½ Hours Tour.

Sunset At Sugarloaf. 3 ½ Hours Tour.

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See Rio at sunset from 1,200 feet (356 meters) above sea level from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. Choose to travel to the summit by cable car or on foot - if you’d prefer to take a scenic hike to the top. Then sit back and watch the city lights twinkle on as the sun drops into the ocean. See panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro bathed in the golden glow of sunset and leave all of the hassles and logistics of driving and navigating to your private guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$120.00
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US$120.00
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☀️ City Tour with Electric Scooter ⚡️

☀️ City Tour with Electric Scooter ⚡️

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⭐️ A fun and laid-back tour with electric scooters around Guanabara Bay and Flamengo Park on a route until to Rio Hystoric Center, Olympic Boulevard and Mauá Square at Downtown. On Route: ⇨ Flamengo Park ⇨ MAM ⇨ Cinelândia ⇨ Municipal Theater ⇨ National Library ⇨ Candelária ⇨ LAPA ⇨ SELARON Stairs ⇨ Metropolitan Cathedral ⇨ Tomorrow Museum ⇨ Ethnicities Mural ⭐️A way more sustainable and fun to meet the highlights of the city. Let's appreciate the nature, art, architecture, beautiful scenery and cross various historical and tourist spots of the city. It is an amazing route about 12km. 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
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.55
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US$40.55

Guanabara Bay Cruise Half-Day Tour in Rio de Janeiro with Transfer

Guanabara Bay Cruise Half-Day Tour in Rio de Janeiro with Transfer

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Admire views of Rio from a different vantage point during this 5-hour sightseeing cruise. As you cruise over Guanabara Bay, snap photos of the Christ the Redeemer Statue atop Corcovado Mountain, Copacabana Beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Make a stop for swimming and relaxing at a local beach. Learn about the history, culture and people of this vibrant city through your guide's thoughtful commentary. Pickup and drop-off at Rio hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
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US$50.00
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US$50.00
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Boat Tour Guanabara Bay - Rio de Janeiro - Sightseeing

Boat Tour Guanabara Bay - Rio de Janeiro - Sightseeing

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We will be pleased to present you, from a privileged angle, the beauty of this scenario, passing through about 20 historical points, many of which have been part of Brazilian history since the days of the empire. Our boat accommodates up to 106 passengers (maximum capacity of 112 people including crew), with great comfort, safety and a highly qualified crew. The main deck is air-conditioned with wheelchair access and has a bar service. The upper deck has a panoramic view and the wide forward bay provides an angular view of the most beautiful surroundings of the Guanabara Bay.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.97
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US$25.97

Sugar Loaf Mountain Canoe Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Sugar Loaf Mountain Canoe Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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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.
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  • 4 hours
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US$73.45
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Boat Party by Night in Rio de Janeiro Admission & Transfer

Boat Party by Night in Rio de Janeiro Admission & Transfer

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Spend an evening out on Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay partying with your friends on a boat. Get picked up from your hotel in the south zone or downtown areas and head to Marina da Gloria to board your boat. Sail out across the waters and enjoy views of the Rio de Janeiro skyline as you dance to the music and sip on fresh caipirinhas.
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  • 3 hours
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US$50.00
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US$50.00
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Sail Boat Tour With Barbecue

Sail Boat Tour With Barbecue

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Benefit from personalized attention during this private sailboat tour with a barbecue lunch from Rio de Janeiro. Step aboard a sailing vessel with your private party and a captain dedicated to your comfort and enjoyment. You'll depart along the shoreline, taking in photo-worthy views of Vermelha Beach, Santa Cruz Fort, Lage Fort, Urca Beach, and others. Jump off the boat for a dip at Copacabana and then enjoy a freshly cooked barbecue lunch of Brazilian specialties.
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  • 5 hours
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US$120.00
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US$120.00

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

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

Rio de Janeiro’s striking cityscape looks its best from a high vantage point. See all the iconic attractions—Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Christ the Redeemer, and Sugar Loaf—from a privileged view above the Atlantic Ocean during this parasailing adventure. You might even get lucky and spot dolphins or sea turtles as you soar above the sea.
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  • 3 hours
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US$120.00
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US$120.00
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Guanabara Bay Catamaran Tour in Rio de Janeiro with Transfer

Guanabara Bay Catamaran Tour in Rio de Janeiro with Transfer

Discover the sites around Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay on a catamaran tour. After pickup from your hotel in the south zone area, board the boat for your sailing adventure. See key landmarks like the Museum of Tomorrow, the Rio-Niterói Bridge, the Museum of Contemporary Art designed by the famous Oscar Niemeyer, and much more. Enjoy a leisurely boat ride across the bay and capture photos of your favorite landmarks.
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  • 3 hours
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US$65.00
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US$65.00
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Rio Top 4 Attractions - 7 Hours Private Tour

Rio Top 4 Attractions - 7 Hours Private Tour

Corcovado and Sugarloaf mountains, Santa Teresa District and Selaron Steps in one day. Take a 7-hour, private tour to the 4 most visited attractions in Rio with a private local guide. Ideal for those who have limited time in Rio, see Christ the Redeemer and the southern beaches of Rio; then take a Swiss-made cable car up to the impressive Sugarloaf. Visit Santa Teresa district. To wrap the day we’ll visit the colorful and famous Selaron’s Steps. Tour includes pickup and drop-off from the location of your choice in Rio. Tour can be conducted at your pace and adapted to your needs.
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  • 7 hours
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US$63.60
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US$63.60
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Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch, Christ the Redeemer and Selaron Steps by Van

Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch, Christ the Redeemer and Selaron Steps by Van

Combine a cruise on Guanabara Bay with visits to the Selaron Steps and the Christ the Redeemer statue during this 10-hour super saver tour in Rio. Traditional Brazilian barbecue lunch and round-trip transportation from hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana included.
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  • 10 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$90.68
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Should I book Guanabara Bay tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Guanabara Bay 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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How much does it cost to visit Guanabara Bay 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Guanabara Bay costs USD 25.97. Guided Guanabara Bay tours start around USD 25.97 per person.
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