Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English and 2 more


Stray from the beaten path and visit some of Rio de Janeiro’s alternative tourists attractions on a 4-hour tour of the São Bento Monastery and the Santa Teresa neighborhood. Ideal for travellers who have ticked off Rio’s main sites already, the tour’s itinerary includes the São Bento Monastery, a gorgeous example of 16th-century Roman Catholic architecture, and the bohemian district of Santa Teresa, replete with haphazard houses and decorated stairways. Visit, too, the Feira Hippie de Ipanema, a market brimming with fabrics, handbags, souvenirs, and Brazilian street food.  
  • 4-hour tour of alternative Rio de Janeiro attractions
  • Perfect for travelers who've already ticked off Rio's iconic attractions
  • Visit the 16th-century Sao Bento Monastery and discover its richly decorated interior
  • Explore the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa, full of crooked houses and decorated stairways
  • Browse stalls selling quirky artisan products at the Feira Hippie de Ipanema
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included
On a Sunday of your choice, your alternative sightseeing experience kicks off with pickup at your Rio de Janeiro hotel. Here, you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle and travel to São Bento Monastery, built in 1671 by the Benedictine Order. 
The Roman Catholic church’s richly decorated interior, featuring a filigreed altar and rococo wooden carvings, provides a gorgeous backdrop to the mass service, performed by Benedictine monks, that you'll witness at 10am.
Your next stop is Santa Teresa, a bohemian neighborhood famed for its visual banquet of crooked houses, steep streets, and colored stairways set again the bucolic hillside. Stop to capture photographs and listen to culture-rich commentary from your guide.
Then, proceed to your final stop: Feira Hippie de Ipanema. Brimming with stalls selling artisan products, this bohemian market is the ideal place to bag a unique souvenir. Browse fabrics, hand-painted porcelains, leather clothes, handbags, and sample traditional Brazilian street food. 
Your tour concludes with drop-off at your Rio de Janeiro hotel after four hours of exploration.


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, Jan 2018

Thank You so much. I have enjoyed the tours conducted by Carmen and We Arushi, Ashwini and Myself give them 5 stars for the service they have provided, they have been punctual, polite and positive. They both have gone out of their way to make this a very memorable experience and one to remember.

The Drivers too deserve the same appreciation.

Highly recommend the tours to our friends and family.


, Sep 2017

A fun tour. The guide Kiko was knowledgeable and the driver was promot. The mass at San Bento monastery was interesting to see and the baroque interior was amazing.

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