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Early Access to Christ Redeemer Statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour

Beat the crowds and visit Christ the Redeemer, on the peak of Corcovado Mountain, in the early morning with a local guide. Then hop on the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Bring your camera to capture the panoramic views from the city's high point as the early morning light bathes the city. Opt to add a Brazilian barbecue buffet and/or a city tour of Rio's main key landmarks.
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  • 8 hours
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Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande Day Trip from Rio

Take a day trip from Rio to explore the beautiful coastal areas of Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande. Hop aboard a sailboat and cruise the blue waters to the idyllic beaches of the region. Swim, sunbathe, snorkel, and relax on the tropical sunshine away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Get to you know your fellow sailors on this group tour.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
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Angra dos Reis Full-Day Cruise from Rio de Janeiro

Visit the islands of Angra do Reis aboard a boat on this excursion from Rio de Janeiro. Relax as the boat sails through the deep blue waters and you watch the vibrant green of the Atlantic forest pass by on the shoreline. Get a chance to interact with some local dolphins and participate in water sports (own expense). Disembark on some of the small islands to explore the beaches, shop the open-air markets for local handicrafts and sidle up to one of the beach bars for a drink. Lunch on board the boat and round-trip transportation from Rio hotels are included.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours

Full-day Tours

Arraial do Cabo Full day Tour- Brazilian Caribe

Explore the ‘Brazilian Caribbean’ on this full-day tour of Arraial do Cabo, about three hours from Rio de Janeiro. Visit beaches such as Praia do Forno and Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia. Spend the day relaxing on the beach and swimming in the turquoise waters. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Arraial, a famous diving spot, and discovering the local marine life.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Petrópolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

Explore the mountain retreat of Petrópolis on this full-day guided tour. Once a summer holiday destination for the royalty of Brazil, Petrópolis features landmarks like the Crystal Palace, the Imperial Museum and the burial place of Dom Pedro II. Purchase a tour upgrade for a stop at Cervejaria Bohemia, where you'll taste one of Brazil's favorite lagers and learn about the history and science behind this brewery through a tour and interactive exhibits. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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City Day Tour in Rio de Janeiro (8 hours)

With a full day to spend in Rio de Janeiro, you can visit major locations during a comprehensive sightseeing tour. Let a guide take you to the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Escadaria Selaron (Selaron Steps), the Sambódromo where Rio’s Carnival takes place, Maracanã stadium, the Metropolitan Cathedral and more. With minivan capacity capped at 20, you’ll find it easy to follow your guide. Buffet lunch included.
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Petropolis Bohemia: Historic tour and visit to the Bohemian Brewery

Our tour of Petropolis Bohemia is for those who enjoy a good beer. After visiting the main sights of the city of Petrópolis, we will go to the circuit of the Bohemia brewery that counts on the tasting of the 3 main beers of the brand.The city of Petropolis, also known as the "Imperial City" for having been the refuge of the imperial family during the summer, houses a beautiful architectural complex with buildings such as Petrópolis Cathedral, one of the only neo-Gothic churches in Brazil. Imperial Museum, where it was the residence of the imperial family and that counts on a great collection of pieces of the time and the Palace Quitandinha, that was the biggest hotel casino of Latin America, in the decade of 40.Who enters the Bohemia Brewery, immediately falls in love with the beer universe. The visit offers the most complete brewing experience in Latin America.
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  • 9 hours
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Day Trips

Petropolis Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Discover Petrópolis, an historic mountain retreat for Brazil's royalty, on this full-day trip from Rio including transportation. Don't worry about renting a car or knowing your way around; your guide will lead you on tours of the burial place of Dom Pedro II, the Imperial Museum, and the Crystal Palace. Rio hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 10 hours
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Day Cruises

Angra do Reis Full-Day Private Boat Charter from Rio de Janeiro

Explore the islands of Angra do Reis during this private 12-hour boat charter from Rio de Janeiro. In the early morning, board your dedicated boat and watch the urban activity of Rio fade away as you jet out into the azure water. Watch the lush trees of the Atlantic Rainforest on the coast pass by and search for pods of leaping dolphins on your journey. Arrive at Angra do Reis to explore the beach, hit the beach bars and buy some local handicrafts. Lunch is provided on board, and round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours

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Rio de Janeiro: Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer Tour by Train

It is impossible to imagine a trip to Rio de Janeiro without visiting Corcovado Mountain. Ride the Corcovado Train through Tijuca National Park and visit the iconic statue at the top, known as Christ the Redeemer. Perhaps Brazil’s best-known image, the art deco monument is not to be missed. This half-day tour includes a guide to accompany you and share historical information about the route, the railway, and the famous landmark.
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  • 4 hours
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Day Trip to Buzios from Rio de Janeiro

Get a taste of local life on a full-day trip to the blissful beaches and charming monuments of Buzios from Rio de Janeiro. Travel in air-conditioned comfort to Buzios, a coastal city famed for its traditional culture and pristine shores, while listening to enriching commentary from your expert guide. On arrival, absorb the quaint charm of Buzios’ cobbled streets on a relaxed wander and then take a boat tour to the tranquil islands surrounding the city, stopping intermittently to plunge into the crystal clear water of the Atlantic Ocean.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours

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Day Trip to Búzios from Rio de Janeiro: Sightseeing Tour, Bay Cruise and Lunch

Swap bustling Rio de Janeiro for Búzios, a resort town on Rio’s northern coast. Hop aboard a boat in search of Búzios’ best beaches, then enjoy a delicious Brazilian lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward, continue with a sightseeing tour of the upscale Rua das Pedras, a cobbled street that showcases sophisticated boutiques and dining options for the jet set. Round-trip hotel transport from Rio is included on this 12-hour day trip.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Full-Day Trip to Arraial do Cabo from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Some call Arraial do Cabo the Caribbean of Brazil. See why during this full-day tour from Rio de Janeiro. Visit offshore islands and beaches by boat, including two stops on islands for beachcombing and some refreshing swimming. Explore Arraial do Cabo town and enjoy a buffet lunch of traditional favorites.
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  • 14 hours
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  • 14 hours
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Lunch Cruises

Buzios Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Discover the Buzios region with a schooner boat on a day trip from Rio. This beautiful island region is filled with beautiful beaches, blue waters, and abundant marine life. Spend the day swimming, soaking up the sunshine, and relishing those tropical vibes. Enjoy a delicious lunch aboard the schooner and complimentary transportation to and from your Rio hotels.
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  • 12 hours
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Sailing Trips

Sugar Loaf and Copacabana Beach Sailing Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s Marvelous City, is home to some of the country’s most famous attractions. On this tour by sea, take in the cityscape from one of the best vantage points—aboard a sailboat—as you pass Copacabana Beach, historic forts, and towering Sugar Loaf Mountain. Cap off the romantic evening on the water with a sunset at Garden Key in Niteroi City.
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Angra dos Reis Day Trip with Boat Trip and lunch.

Spend a lazy day on the water during a swim-and-snorkel tour with island hopping in the calm turquoise seas of Angra dos Reis. The full day includes a 5-hour guided cruise aboard a traditional schooner, a buffet lunch, and hotel transport from Rio to the port of Angra dos Reis. With a small-group max of 15 passengers, it’s a good match for anyone ready to escape the bustling streets of Rio.
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  • 11 hours
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12-Day South America: Machu Pichu, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro

Experience the wonders of South America with ease and efficiency on a 12-day tour of the magical continent. In a small group limited to 15, you’ll visit the colonial city of Cusco; ascend to the Mayan ruins at Machu Picchu, one of the New7Wonders of the World; watch tango dancers in Buenos Aires, the cosmopolitan capital of Argentina; marvel at Iguassu Falls (Foz do Iguaçu); and tick off Corcovado and the Statue of Christ the Redeemer. Accommodation, select meals, and all transfers are included.
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  • 12 days
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Day Trips

Private Tour: Day Tour to Arraial do Cabo from Rio de Janeiro

Find your own slice of paradise during this private, 10-hour exploration of the marine sanctuary and pristine beaches of Arraial do Cabo. This coastal eden offers visitors numerous opportunities for diving, snorkeling, swimming, and marine life spotting. Take a boat ride to observe local populations of Humpback whales, or grab some snorkel or diving gear to discover the marine life below the waves. If beaches are more your speed, the gorgeous white-sands of The Prainhas await. Activities are at your own expense, but the nature is 100% free. A private driver-guide and vehicle, plus round-trip hotel transport, are covered.
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  • 12 hours
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Day Trips

Christ the Redeemer Sugar Loaf Mountain & Selaron Steps

Not much time in Rio, but you want to see the hot spots? Or maybe you just feel guilty spending all your time on the beach and want to see some culture. Whatever your reason, this whirlwind tour of Rio takes you to see the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, the one-of-a-kind Seleron Steps, and the postcard view from atop Sugarloaf Mountain. Wham, bam, thank you, ma’am.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Full-day Tours

Brazilian Saint Tropez- Buzios Beach Full Day Tour

Buzios and its string of beautiful beaches, collectively known as the Saint Tropez of Brazil, sits along the coastline in the state of Rio de Janeiro a couple hours outside the city of the same name. With this full-day tour, all you need to worry about for your day at the beach is what swimsuit to wear. You’ll have time for a boat tour past Buzios’ main beaches, with stops for swimming and snorkeling along the way.
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  • 12 hours
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Full-Day Trip to Buzios for Sailing and Shopping from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

See why Buzios is one of the most popular beach destinations near Rio during this full day tour from the city. Enjoy offshore islands and beaches during a sailing tour. Dive into the water from the boat for a swim. Try a traditional Buzios lunch. Explore the main shopping street in Buzios to see its stores, bars, and restaurants.
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  • 14 hours
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Niterói City Tour and Contemporary Art Museum Admission

Discover the nearby city of Niterói, on the other side of Guanabara Bay, during this 5-hour tour from Rio de Janeiro. With your local guide, explore the history, culture and architecture of the city, including the largest number of signed works by famous architect Oscar Niemeyer. Visit the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, which houses one of the largest collections of contemporary art in Brazil. Stop by some of the city's municipal buildings, such as the Popular Theater of Niterói and the Memory Hall Roberto Silveira. Round-trip transportation from Rio hotels is included.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

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Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande

See the verdant mountainsides, yellow sand beaches and turquoise waters of Ilha Grande during this full-day trip from Rio de Janeiro. Following pickup from your hotel, travel to the island via ground and sea transportation, then spend the day there however you like. Visit Abraão Bay to see the ancient city, the ruins of the Lazaretto and the Aqueduct. Walk down the black sand beach and relax in the sun or book a snorkeling trip. Round-trip transportation from Rio de Janeiro hotels is included.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day

Cultural Tours

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Petrópolis City and Brewery Bohemia Tour - Best of Rio's Mountains

Get to know the country outside of Rio de Janeiro's borders, including the city of Petropolis, during this guided day tour. Listen to guided commentary on the area's culture and history as you explore, then end up with a beer tasting at one of the region's best breweries.
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  • 8 hours
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