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Sao Conrado Beach (Praia de Sao Conrado) Tours

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Sao Conrado Beach (Praia de Sao Conrado)
Whether you’re looking for the surf, the golden sands or to soar in the skies above, visiting Sao Conrado Beach (Praia de São Conrado) is a highlight of Rio de Janeiro. Here in this affluent, oceanfront neighborhood that’s sometimes called Praia Pepino, visitors will find an eclectic combo of people, many of whom are surfers or paragliders. The juxtaposition of social classes is evident out on the streets—yet everyone seems to equally enjoy the combo of sunshine and surf.

When strolling the sands of Sao Conrado, be sure to look up and scan the skies for hangliders circling above. The beach is a popular landing spot for groups of paragliders and hangliders, most of whom have launched from the slopes of neighboring Pedra Bonita. To get a birds-eye view for yourself—but keep your feet back on land—a strenuous trail climbs 2,500 feet up towering Pedra da Gávea. This stoic sentinel and oceanfront rock is a classic Rio landmark, though the round-trip climb can take a whole day—even for seasoned hikers.

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Sao Conrado Beach is located between Leblon and neighboring Barra de Tijuca. While it’s common to see surfers out in the waves, the water quality is poor, and since the currents can often be very strong it’s best just to stay on shore.
Address: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Hang gliding in Rio de JaneiroAdrenaline & Extreme

Hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro

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Come fly over one of the most beautiful landscapes of Rio de Janeiro on board a hang glider or paraglider. The takeoff is on the Ramp of Pedra Bonita, inside the National Park of Tijuca. During the flight, we flew over Floresta da Tijuca and landed on the beach of Sao Conrado.
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Tijuca Peak Hiking Tour in Rio de JaneiroDay Trips

Tijuca Peak Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Hike to the top of Tijuca Peak with a guide during this half-day excursion in Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy convenient pickup at your Rio hotel and a scenic ride through the forest of Tijuca National Park.
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Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Two Brothers HillNature & Wildlife

Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Two Brothers Hill

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The iconic peaks of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain are the top picks for hiking in Rio de Janeiro, but some of the most spectacular views can be found away from the tourist crowds. This 5-hour hiking and cycling adventure includes a bike ride along Copacabana beach, a drive through the colorful Vidigal favela, and a thrilling hike to the top of the Two Brothers Hills, from where the views span Ipanema beach, the Tijuca Forest, and the Christ the Redeemer statue.
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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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Hang gliding and paragliding - best experience in RioAdrenaline & Extreme

Hang gliding and paragliding - best experience in Rio

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Fly in the most beautiful scenery of the city, fly over the forest, the mountains and the sea. We are a team selected with the best pilots of the Club Sao Conrado, competitors racing championships and always in search of evolution in the sport. We use the most modern photographic equipment on the market and also the best flight equipment. We are prepared to help make this dream come true with the safety and comfort you deserve.
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Rio de Janeiro Main Landmarks Tour Including Christ the Redeemer and Selaron StepsFull-day Tours

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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Christ, Botanic Garden & Waterfall Shower. 6 Hours Tour.Half-day Tours

Christ, Botanic Garden & Waterfall Shower. 6 Hours Tour.

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Discover the best of Rio de Janeiro on this half-day private tour around the city’s main highlights. Visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue on top of the famous Corcovado Mountain, the colorful Botanical Garden home to over 7,000 species of tropical plants, and Tijuca National Park for a dip in the pristine waters of a local waterfall, as you admire the beautiful nature of the city throughout the day.
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Pedra do Telégrafo Hiking and Wild Beaches TourDay Trips

Pedra do Telégrafo Hiking and Wild Beaches Tour

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Pedra do Telégrafo is located in the west side of Rio de Janeiro. The rock has a nice view of the beautiful city, in on one side we see wild beaches and the Tijuca National Park. On the other side, we have a wonderful view of the Marambaia, a huge beach with big swamp area. The hiking takes approximately 1 hour to climb(one way), its summit is 354 meters above sea level. Returning from Pedra do Telégrafo to the city we will stop for a bath and relaxing at Grumari(one of the most beautiful beaches in Rio) and after we will drive trough all the beaches along the coast of Rio with many opportunities to take photos.
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Private Tour: Rio Experience (Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf and more !)Bus Tours

Private Tour: Rio Experience (Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf and more !)

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Get to know Rio's beaches, rain forests, and important landmarks on a full-day private tour. With your dedicated guide, ride in a private vehicle to visit Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain and ascend Sugar Loaf Mountain. Explore the Tijuca Rainforest, one of the largest urban forests in the world and home to an array of native flora and fauna. Have lunch (own expense), then journey to some of the city's most famous beaches; Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. Delight in personal attention from your private guide; round-trip transportation Rio hotels and the cruise port is included.
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The Best of Rio de Janeiro in a Private Guided Tour Day Trips

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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Hang Gliding Tour from Rio de JaneiroAdrenaline & Extreme

Hang Gliding Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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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, soar above granite peaks draped in lush rain forest. Take in the coastline as you fly for some minutes before landing at Pepino Beach in São Conrado.
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Helicopter Tour in Rio de Janeiro | 30 MINSki & Snow

Helicopter Tour in Rio de Janeiro | 30 MIN

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Rio de Janeiro is already beautiful seeing from below, now imagine seeing from above, it becomes an unforgettable trip. We will fly over sights of the Marvelous City and we will know places and points from a different angle.
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Trike Tour Rio - Route # 2 (3 hours) - Copacabana + Ipanema + Leblon + São ConradoBike & Mountain Bike Tours

Trike Tour Rio - Route # 2 (3 hours) - Copacabana + Ipanema + Leblon + São Conrado

A sensational tricycle ride along the beaches of Rio. At São Conrado beach, we will appreciate the colossal Pedra da Gávea and the multicolored delta wings and paragliders landing on the sand of the beach. Optional: double flight with instructor.
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Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials Including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar LoafBus Tours

Private Tour: Rio's City Essentials Including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf

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Tour Rio de Janeiro your way, with a private car and driver, during this fully customizable tour. Choose the landmarks and attractions that you want to visit, such as Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Selarón Steps, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the city's famous beaches. Learn about the food, language, culture and history of the city and its inhabitants from your informative local guide while you explore. Round trip transportation in a comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle is included.
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Book Your Helicopter Flight -The Best of Rio - Sugar Loaf and Christ by Rio2FlyLuxury Tours

Book Your Helicopter Flight -The Best of Rio - Sugar Loaf and Christ by Rio2Fly

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It is perfect to know the main wonders of Rio in a short, fast and unforgettable journey. WE MAKE YOUR DREAM OF FLYING COME TRUE! We are a specialized company in panoramic flights through the city of RJ. We have started from the desire of showing our passengers a new landscape of the Wonderful City. Some of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the world are present in our itineraries, such as: Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches, Maracanã, the Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer – one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Routes that surprise Cariocas and tourists from all over the world. Our aircraft carefully follow all the maintenance procedures recommended by the aircraft manufacturers and by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC); following international safety standards. We have highly qualified mechanics and pilots, with international qualification and on permanent duty. Everything is to offer you more tranquility in the unforgettable experience of knowing the Wonderful City.
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Best Spots on Tijuca Forest - Tijuca National Park TourHiking & Camping

Best Spots on Tijuca Forest - Tijuca National Park Tour

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The main point of the tour is to drive around the Tijuca National Park showing the best viewpoints and also do a small hiking to access a cave or one of the waterfalls in the park. Rio de Janeiro is famous for its amazing landscapes and Its Incredible urban forest(one of the biggest in the world). For sure the Tijuca Forest is a must see in Rio. This tour will show the Best Spots of the Forest and make the visitors few the vibe of this amazing forest in the heart of Rio. The temperature of most days are perfect to bath in one of the many waterfalls that the park offer. We also try to spot some of the wild life, in most days we can see animals like: Small mammals, birds and sometimes snakes.
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Paragliding in Rio de JaneiroOther Water Sports

Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro

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Come fly over one of the most beautiful landscapes of Rio de Janeiro on board a hang glider or paraglider. The takeoff is on the Ramp of Pedra Bonita, inside the National Park of Tijuca. During the flight, we flew over Floresta da Tijuca and landed on the beach of Sao Conrado.
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Hang gliding or Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro - Transfer - Unforgettable experience!Other Water Sports

Hang gliding or Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro - Transfer - Unforgettable experience!

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We offer paragliding and hang gliding instruction free flight. And to take you safely to the heights, all pilots of the Best Fly Rio Voo Livre team have level IX qualification duly registered with the Brazilian Free Flight Confederation, ensuring total safety and quality in the services provided, our team is made up of highly qualified instructors. qualified to make your moment unique and unforgettable. For 20 years, we have been passionately dedicated to making dreams come true through the art of free flying, providing the best sensations and experiences. We use new, imported and revised equipment, according to the rules and procedures of the Free Flight Club to which we are associated. There is a rigorous pre-take-off inspection process, which makes the flight even safer. To make your moment even more unforgettable, we invested in the latest digital technology, using our GoPro7 technology and Theta S 360 degree camera on our flights.
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Private Tour Guide in Rio de Janeiro. Privacy, confort and safety.Day Trips

Private Tour Guide in Rio de Janeiro. Privacy, confort and safety.

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I am an official international private tour guide accredited by Ministry of Tourism. You´ll be with someone 100 % compromised with your happiness while here. It will be my pleasure presenting my city to you. I love doing it. The displacements will be done in my car or in a Van, both new. Imagine you have a friend that´s living here and is waiting you to present his lovely city. That´s my concept when riding around the city with my guests without worries, without looking at the watch to see if it´s time to go and with lots of flexibility ( time , itinerary and so on ). The itineraries and attractions listed here and in my website are suggestions that can changed according to your wishes and expectation. Even during the tour changes are allowed. Flexibility is the name of the game. Things will be done at your time and convenience. And, of course, with privacy, safety and confort. Privacy means , there won´t be any other people together with us. I´ll be exclusively dedicated to you.
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Favela Tour Jeep AdventureHalf-day Tours

Favela Tour Jeep Adventure

Visit to the Rocinha community to get to know the way of life of its residents, their customs and their development and culture. In addition to the panoramic walkway at Praia de São Conrado.
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Pedra do Telegrafo Jeep AdventureDay Trips

Pedra do Telegrafo Jeep Adventure

Located in the West Zone of Rio, Pedra do Telégrafo became famous for the various possibilities of its photos in a paradisiacal view taken from the tip of a stone, causing admiration, adrenaline, courage and amazement. The experience is contemplated by a panoramic walk along the wild beaches of Rio where the largest neighborhood in the city is located in a mixture of nature, urbanism and architecture.
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Social Tour Jeep AdventureHalf-day Tours

Social Tour Jeep Adventure

A visit to the social reality of Rio, see the contrast of our people visiting Rocinha, the largest community in Latin America, following the daily life and way of life of its residents. We will pass through one of the neighborhoods with the highest purchasing power in the city, Barra da Tijuca, where famous people live, the president of the republic and many important Brazilian businessmen.
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Tailor made tourAttraction Tickets

Tailor made tour

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This tour can cover the hidden gems of Rio , the off beaten sites. All private and with safety , the tourist can make a selection of places he or she wants to see , including the experience of living the way of life in Rio , with its food , drinks , music ,customs , and peculiarities just found here
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  • 4 to 9 days
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Private All-day Tour of Rio With Transportation (8 hours) Day Trips

Private All-day Tour of Rio With Transportation (8 hours)

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Explore Rio de Janeiro just the way you want on this all-day customizable private tour with a professional guide who is a native of the city. Your guide will follow your interests and maximize your time in Rio. Whether you want to see all of the most famous places or less known places that interest you, your guide will recommend where to go and how to avoid the crowds. The itinerary is based on what you want to do and is completely flexible. You can change your plans as we go, based on interests, conditions, weather, or other needs. Your guide will provide a list of suggested possibilities and answer your questions to help you create your personal tour. See Tour Details for the list. The tour includes pickup and drop-off from your Rio accommodations or from the cruise port or airport. The tour is conducted in an air-conditioned vehicle. We can pick you up and drop you off anywhere in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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