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Urca
Squeezed on a curved slice of land at the foot of Sugar Loaf Mountain and its shorter, wider companion at the other end of the cable car, tiny Urca remains one of Rio’s most unique neighborhoods in that it has retained its intimate feel and close-knit character for decades, despite rapid and unrestrained development in other sections of the city. Facing west across an inlet of Guanabara Bay and overlooking the stately districts of Botafogo and Flamengo, Urca is home to several restaurants and bars that make the trip from other parts of town worthwhile if only for the ambiance.

The site of a Portuguese fort erected in 1565 to fend off the nascent city from French colonial ambitions, Urca developed as a neighborhood much more recently. In the 1920s, the amount of buildable land in the area was expanded with landfill and the first housing developments sprung up. By the end of the decade, the district was a thriving commercial and residential community with its own casino, built to compete against the luxe but barely-accessible Copacabana Palace Hotel. Much of the architecture in the area reflects the development of the 30s and 40s, with a mix of faux Spanish and Tudor-style stucco houses and apartment buildings that render the entire neighborhood a historical treasure.
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Sailing Trips

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Sailboat Sunset Tour

This experience is unique because it shows a side of Rio de Janeiro that few know, seeing the wonderful city by the sea is without doubt the best to experience in Rio.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Full-day Tours

Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour

Take a panoramic city tour, travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on this full-day comprehensive tour of Rio's most famous landmarks. Reach the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain by cable car and by van or cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, respectively. This 6 or 10-hour tour, which includes round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels, allows you to see all of Rio's sights in just one day.
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  • 10 hours
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€98.38
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Helicopter Tours

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

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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  • 30 minutes
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€206.69
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Private Boat Trip Up to 5 people - Cagarras Islands

Private Tour.It is our most requested Tour for telling the best of each and still count on the exuberant beauty and tranquility of the Cagarras Islands.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

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

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
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  • 8 hours

Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch

Sail on Guanabara Bay for a half day, viewing the Rio's picturesque city skyline and Sugar Loaf mountain from the water. On this 4-hour 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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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Bike Tour of Lapa, Red Beach, Urca and Botafogo

Cycle a few laps of Lapa, Botafogo, Urca and the Red Beach during this 5-hour bike tour through some of Rio de Janeiro’s most charming neighborhoods. Pedal from your starting point at Copacabana beach towards the beachfront hangout of Botafogo and the upscale Urca area. After sticking your hands in the red sands of ‘Praia Vermelha’ (Red Beach), you’ll admire the historic Arches and Selaron Steps of bohemian Lapa. A guide, bike and helmet and safety briefing ensure a fun, safe ride.
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  • 240 to 270 minutes
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  • 240 to 270 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Small-Group Ultimate Bike Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Cycle through the Old City of Rio and the South Zone on this 7-hour biking tour. With your cycling guide and small group of 10 people or fewer, set out for the city's popular beaches, Ipanema and Copacabana. Continue through the neighborhood of Lapa, home to many examples of colonial architecture. Get views of Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, the Selarón Steps and the Christ the Redeemer Statue as you cycle through some of Rio's vibrant neighborhoods. A traditional Brazilian lunch and all biking equipment is included.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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Boat Trip - Cagarras Islands

It is our most requested Tour for telling the best of each and still count on the exuberant beauty and tranquility of the Cagarras Islands.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ports of Call Tours

Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion: Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour

While in port, take a panoramic city tour, travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on this full-day shore excursion to Rio's most famous landmarks. Reach the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain by cable car and cog train through the Tijuca Rainforest, respectively. This 10-hour tour, which includes round-trip transportation from the cruise port, allows you to visit all of Rio's landmarks in one marathon day.
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  • 10 hours
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€140.80
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Boat + Sunset at Floating Restaurant + Photo Shoot Experience

Take a private boat tour with a professional photographer on this 5-hour tour from Rio. Departing from Marina da Glória in the early morning, cruise offshore for great photo opportunities of the Rio skyline during the early morning 'golden hour'. Stop at the Cagarras Island, an uninhabited island in the archipelago located 3 miles (5 km) off Ipanema for a swim. Continue to Niteroí, anchoring at Itaipú Beach to enjoy a lunch of fresh seafood (own expense) or order bar service from the boat. At the end of the day, receive a link to an online digital album containing photos of your private tour before drop-off back at your Rio hotel.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private, sunset tour of Sugarloaf with round-trip transportation

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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€216.62
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes

Private Sightseeing Tours

6-Hour Rio Highlights Private Tour With Pickup and Drop-off

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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  • 6 hours

Climbing

Private Introductory Rio Rock Climbing Experience

Take your Rio visit to the next level thanks to this private 5-hour introduction to rock climbing excursion. ‘Learn the ropes’ of this fun-filled sport as you ascend a sampling of 32 to 160-foot (10 to 50-meter) routes in the city’s Urca climbing area via the ‘top-rope’ technique.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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€137.19
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Multi-day Tours

Rio de Janeiro in Two Days: City Sightseeing, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer

Experience the best of Rio — views from Sugar Loaf Mountain, a visit to Christ the Redeemer statue and an authentic Brazilian barbecue lunch — during this two-day sightseeing excursion. The tour includes dedicated airport pickup and one overnight stay in the South Zone in a 3-, 4-, or 5-star hotel. Spend the day sightseeing with an informative guide in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Climbing

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Half-day Rock Climbing Experience in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is the ultimate city for urban rock climbing. Each of the famous landmark mountains have unique and classic climbing routes leading to their summit, providing a good time for everyone- beginner or advanced.In this experience you will climb the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain where there is an abundance of rock climbing routes as well as great views. All the necessary safety equipment are included in the price and will be provided to you by our guide. We offer three routes option: easy multi-pitch for beginners (4+ / 5.8); moderate multi-pitch for intermediate climbers (5a / 5.9); advanced multi-pitch for experienced climbers (6a / 5.10). We will choose the route that best fits your needs! We also offer sport climbing sessions.This will be the perfect opportunity for you to discover Rio de Janeiro off the beaten path. Your carioca rock climbing guide will be knowledgeable about the history of Rio and would love to share about the local natural environment. Let's climb!
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  • 5 hours
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€85.00
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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City Tour Day of Being Carioca

It is a tour of experience and contemplation, where the visitor will know Rio de Janeiro, not with the eyes of a tourist, but with the eyes of a legitimate Rio citizen!
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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€36.10
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Kid Friendly Tours & Activities

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The Most Exclusive River Sunset onboard Private Boat

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
  • Free Cancellation
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€36.10
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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6-hour boat ride with lunch stop

Private Tour.It is a unique opportunity to unite the best of 2 worlds. The one of Nature, taking advantage of all the splendor of the coast of the Marvelous City, with its mountains and beautiful beaches the incredible gastronomic stop to enjoy the Fruits of the Sea.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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€406.16
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Sailing Trips

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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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