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Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach

Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach Tours and Activities

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Located in the far west of Rio, Recreio dos Bandeirantes is a beach seldom visited by tourists. The waterfront area houses a quiet, upper-middle class neighborhood that bears the same name and is most commonly referred to as just ‘Recreio.’ Although the 12+-mile (20-km) stretch of sand from Barra da Tijuca to Reserva Beach to Recreio Beach is uninterrupted, the part that is officially considered Recreio Beach begins just southwest of Reserva and northeast of Pontal Rock (Pedra do Pontal), a recognizable granite rock that rises high out of the ocean at the shoreline.

Less busy and crowded than the South Zone beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, Recreio embodies Rio’s laidback, active, surfer lifestyle. Locals love the area for the wealth of outdoor and water activities, from waterfront running paths and beach volleyball to paddle-boarding and surfing. Recreio Beach is one of few places on Rio’s massive beachfront where the waves are consistently small and gentle, perfect for beginner surfers.

To get a great view of the long stretch of sand from Barra da Tijuca to Recreio das Bandeirantes, it is possible to climb Pontal Rock. At low tide, visitors can walk right up to the rock and reach the top in about 10 minutes. There’s a short but steep portion where a cord is installed to help hikers ascend.

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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$63.00
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Jeep tour 18 beaches, Telegraph Stone hiking & amazing sunset + photographer

Jeep tour 18 beaches, Telegraph Stone hiking & amazing sunset + photographer

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VIP: MAX 6 PEOPLE. "FAR BEYOND INSTAGRAM, UNIQUE", "SIMPLY THE BEST". AVOID QUEUES. Anti-Covid Strategy*. 8 hours well spent for the best tour to Telegraph stone (and many surprises !!!). A super package of experiences and exuberant nature, in a comfortable jeep and a paparazzi to call your own, exploring a 18 beaches region- several inside an environmental preservation area such as SECRETO, PRAINHA, ABRICÓ and GRUMARI ... We'll unveil a new region even for many cariocas (the largest urban forest in the world and a 42 km sandbank). CADASTUR-RJ guide on natural attractions and professional photographer. Available in 2 4X4 Diesel legends, the brazilian Troller T4 and the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, king of Dubai's dunes. Insta saffo_tour. CONTACT US FOR GROUPS OVER 6 PEOPLE 1) 150 minutes for the beach tour with photos (shared at no extra cost); 2) Lunch time over Marambaia's waters (not included but at great prices), or just enjoy the view; 3) 150 minutes for hiking activities with pictures at the lookouts; 4) 30 minutes for an exuberant sunset; 5) 90 minutes to return and several surprises, with an incredible sky in the region of environmental protection. * Anti-Covid Strategy: 1) only very short groups, maximum 6 per day, windows always open; 2) Most of the experience takes place in open areas; 3) everyone must wear masks; alcohol 70% plus soap and water available; 4) Only 1 experiment/day to ensure everything is clean. NOT POSSIBLE UNDER 6Y OLD.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$51.12
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US$51.12
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Pedra do Telegrafo Jeep Adventure

Pedra do Telegrafo Jeep Adventure

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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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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.75
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Christ, St. Teresa, Selaron & Farmers Market. 6 Hours Tour.

Christ, St. Teresa, Selaron & Farmers Market. 6 Hours Tour.

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Explore the best of Rio de Janeiro on this 6-hour tour. Visit the famous Christ the Redeemer  and the Selaron Stairs as well as a few farmer’s markets to learn about the fresh produce that is native to Brazil. Stop at the Botanic Garden and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in this otherwise bustling city. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as toucans, marmosets, and other small animals.
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  • 6 hours
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US$80.00
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Christ, Botanic Garden & Waterfall Shower. 6 Hours Tour.

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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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$64.00
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Telegraph Stone & Wild Beaches Hike by Carioca Experience

Telegraph Stone & Wild Beaches Hike by Carioca Experience

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This is a private tour, our guide will go all the way respecting your pace, so you don't have to work hard to keep up with other people or wait for stragglers, avoiding this common situation when hiking mixed-group trails with different rhythms. The telegraph stone impresses anyone. The place has the look that enhances the beauty of this region, a forest with large green areas. The access is trought a 45-minute trail passing by beautiful lookouts on the way. We will reach the the Telegraph stone to take the famous vertiginous photos. on the way back, we will enjoy, swim and relax in one of the beaches, Prainha: Hidden between the mountains, with clear blue sea, it is the perfect destination for lovers of nature. If the waves ate too big, we can go to another beach as Grumari, Recreio, Barra, Guaratiba, there are more than 15km on the coast to choose a good place. It is recommended to take: Swimsuit, Sneakers; Light clothing (and bath); 3lt Water; Repellent; Sunscreen; Snacks, towels.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.19
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US$55.19
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Grumari and Prainha Beaches - Private Tour

Grumari and Prainha Beaches - Private Tour

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This tour is perfect for the ones who want to see the most beautiful beaches of Rio! When it comes to Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana is the first beach that comes to people's minds. However, Rio de Janeiro has paradisiacal and totally wild beaches, without any urbanization. Prainha and Grumari are the favorite beaches for those seeking a lush nature. Heading to the west zone of the city - where is located the nowadays famous Barra da Tijuca neighborhood - you will get to know the most beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro that are beginning to emerge along the way of Rio de Janeiro's wild beaches. We will visit: - Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone). - Joatinga beach - Barra Beach - Reserva Beach - Recreio Beach - Macumba Beach - Prainha Beach - Stop for lunch in a seafood restaurant. - Grumari Beach - Drop-off in your place (in the south or central zone).
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$109.07
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US$109.07
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Half-Day Barra da Tijuca Beach with Hot-Air Ballon Sunset Tour

Half-Day Barra da Tijuca Beach with Hot-Air Ballon Sunset Tour

Embark on this family-friendly adventure in an air balloon! Before going up in the air, we visit the beaches in the West Zone of Rio. Starting with hotel pickup, we take you to these reclusive beaches located in distant areas. We can swim, enjoy the sun and the peacefulness. Then, we go to the air balloon. In pairs, we enter the air balloon with the instructors. We get to see the Barra da Tijuca Beach, the Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach, the Lagoa de Marapendi, and the imponent buildings in the area. The hot air balloon goes 30m up above the ground. We get to see the most beautiful sunset in Rio! It is a 10min ride we never forget. After the spectacular adventure in the air balloon ride, we return to the hotel.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$95.00
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Get a guide to go around town

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Get a guide to go around town

This tour is designed for people who are traveling alone and want the company of a professional guide. As a native of Rio de Janeiro I have extensive knowledge of the city. If you want a guide to help you, I can maximize your trip. Pick from the list or tell me your interests - I know the places where you would love to go. I can take you to places you would never go by yourself. I will meet you at your location and we start from there. You can use Uber or I will recommend a driver.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$42.00
US$60.00
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Jeep Adventure with Pedra do Telégrafo Hiking in Rio

Jeep Adventure with Pedra do Telégrafo Hiking in Rio

Hop into a jeep for a hike in the Pedra do Telégrafo. The 3-hour jeep ride is the best way to enjoy the beautiful landscapes. With the hoods off you may feel the sunlight and the fresh air as we pass through the shores of Rio. Far from the busy crowd, the Pedra do Telégrafo hiking leads to a special rock where you may take a picture hanging from the edge of it. Do not worry about pictures as our team is ready for your paparazzi moments. After the hiking, hop into the jeep again as we have a panoramic tour visiting the hidden beaches in Rio.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$200.00
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Private Half-Day Barra da Tijuca, Prainha, and Joátinga Tour

Private Half-Day Barra da Tijuca, Prainha, and Joátinga Tour

Explore the eclectic mix of Rio de Janeiro's stunning beaches and a visit to its newest neighborhood, Barra da Tijuca. With your local guide, visit approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) of beaches unknown to tourists such as Joatinga and Reserva. Travel to various lookout points such as Mirante do Leblon and Área do Joá. Finish your 5-hour exploration with views over Ipanema beach before being returned to your hotel.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$120.00
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US$120.00
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Mountain Bike Wild Beaches - Rio de Janeiro

Mountain Bike Wild Beaches - Rio de Janeiro

The Mountain Bike Wild Beaches Tour offers excellent opportunities to take some amazing photos of Rio's West Zone beaches. In some stretches you will follow the same path as the world's most famous cyclists competed during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. After touring the immensity of Barra da Tijuca Beach, Reserva Floresta and Praia do Recreio we will arrive at Prainha, a stop where there is a delicious grilled fish by the sea.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$230.60
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Beach Tour Adventure in the West Zone of Rio with Transfer

Beach Tour Adventure in the West Zone of Rio with Transfer

Embark on an adventure to visit the beaches on the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro! The West Zone has some of the most beautiful beaches in Rio located in remote places. We experience peace and tranquility in this remote area far from Downtown. A perfect getaway from the busy urban life. Due to their location, they are mostly untouched by any kind of human development. They are little paradisiacal retreat with white sand and cool waters. Admire the view, feel the fresh breeze, take unforgettable pictures and chat with the friendliest people. From the vehicle, we get to see the Praia da Barra da Tijuca, Praia da Reserva, Praia do Recreio dos Bandeirantes and Praia da Macumba. The tour guide provides information about the beautiful shore as you relax and enjoy the ride of this 2-hour drive. We stop in three different places: Prainha, Praia de Abricó and Praia de Grumari. We take our time swimming, relaxing and taking pictures to register these moments.At the end, we return to the hotel.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$45.00
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Should I book Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach 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 Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach costs USD 30.75. Guided Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach tours start around USD 30.75 per person.
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