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Is this your first time in Rio? So this is the best choice for you to explore all the main "Carioca" wonders. During 8 hours, you will see the world known Christ, the Redeemer, being one of the firsts to get there and having the opportunity to take the best pictures; pass through the Tijuca Forest, the biggest rain forest inside a city in the whole world; straight to the Sugar Loaf, where you'll have an absolutely stunning view not only the city of Rio de Janeiro but also Niterói and the Guanabara Bay.Have a lunch break in Ipanema, where you'll have options from a salad to a "all you can eat" Brazilian Steak House. In the afternoon, a lighter tour: you will visit the Maracanã stadium, the stage of the 2014 World Cup; Selaron stair case, with colorful tiles from around the globe; the Sambadrome, where our carnival magic happens every year, and much more. Round-trip transportation from selected Rio hotels is included.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroIpanema beach is bordered by Arpoador Beach on one end and Leblon Beach on the other end. This beach is considered one of the main centers of activity for the city of Rio. One of the most expensive places to live, the neighborhood is full of wealthy residents.Pass By: Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroIs one of the most famous and most beautiful beaches in the world. The atmosphere is very vibrant and the people are colorful and fun loving.After the pick-up we will start the tour from Copacabana Beach.Pass By: Guanabara Palace, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroThe palace was built around 1853 for a merchant named Machado Coelho in neoclassical style. It was acquired by the imperial government in 1865 in favor of the recently married Princess Isabella and the Count of Eu; On this occasion, the architect José Maria Jacinto Rebelo underwent some transformations to the building. He also planted a hundred palm trees to give more solemnity to the access road. In 1889, the building was confiscated by the Republican government and subjected to a new restoration in 1908 under the direction of Francisco Marcellino de Souza Aguiar and landscape architect Paul Villon, in an eclectic style. After various uses, the palace belongs since 1960 to the government of the state of Rio.Pass By: Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroThe Tijuca Forest or Floresta da Tijuca is a tropical rainforest in the city of Rio de Janeiro which is 3.5% of the city of Rio de Janeiro, around 11 times Central Park in NY. The tour will reach Tijuca Forest with a stop at Paineiras to board the official vehicles of the National Park Authority to be able to reach the top of the Corcovado Hill where The Christ The Redeemer Statue is located.Stop At: Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroFrom the top of Corcovado Hill you will be able to admire The Christ of the Redeemer statue, which has 38m or 125 feet in height and was made of reinforced concrete clad in a mosaic of thousands of triangular soapstone tiles, and also will have a chance to see some of the most beautiful views of the city.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Mirante Dona Marta, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroOnly in case of poor visibility on the summit of the Corcovado, we will make an alternative stop at Mirante Dona Marta which offers one of the most incredible views of the city, guaranteeing the title of one of the most visited tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro. Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Morro da Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroThis hill, 220 meters or 722 feet high, has at its peak the first stop of the cable car towards the Sugar Loaf. From the top of Morro da Urca you have spectacular views of various points of the city, such as the beaches of Botafogo, Flamengo, Corcovado with a statue of Cristo Redentor, Guanabara Bay, Rio's downtown, Santos Dumont Airport, Governador Island, Niterói, Rio-Niterói Bridge and, in the background, the Serra do Mar and the Dedo de Deus peak.Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Pao de Acucar, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroSugar Loaf Mountain, 396 meters or 1300 feet above sea level. From up there, you will have a chance to see the most breathtaking views of Rio de Janeiro and will definitely understand why everyone says that Rio is “The wonderful city”Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroAfter lunch, the tour starts with a visit to the Maracanã Stadium (outside only) where we will have a quick stop for pictures at the Bellini’s statue, a famous captain who led Brazil’s soccer team to win the World Soccer Cup in 1958. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Sambodromo da Marques de Sapucai, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroAfter seeing Maracanã Stadium we will head to the Sambadrome, get ready to see where the magic happens every year. You'll see where the biggest carnival parade happens, try on some typical costumes and even try to dance some samba, Rio's main dance and musical style.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Sao Bento Monastery, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroFollowing we will then visit the São Bento Monastery. A place of monastic simplicity that is one of the most beautiful architectural complexes in Brazil where there is a surprising contrast between the austere, purposefully simple appearance of the exterior and the richness of the interior highlighting gilded Baroque engravings with plants motifs. See for yourself the exuberant Rococo style in the engraving on the high altar, followed by a view of the dome and the Chapel of the Santíssimo Sacramento.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroAs we continue through the city, we will see the Lapa Arches, Lavradio street and Avenida Chile. There we will visit the cone-shaped Metropolitan Cathedral, a major landmark in this Brazilian city and a masterpiece of modern art. With architecture inspired by the Mayan pyramids of Mexico, the conical shape is believed to give proximity to God. Four stained glass windows run from floor to ceiling forming a cross at the top. You will notice that acoustics are great in there!Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Carioca Aqueduct, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroThe Carioca Aqueduct is located in the center of the city, in Lapa neighborhood, and is frequently called Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches) by Brazilian people. Since the end of the 19th century the aqueduct serves as a bridge for a popular tram that connects the city center with the Santa Teresa neighborhood uphill, the Santa Teresa streetcar.Stop At: Escadaria Selaron, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de JaneiroNext we will visit the Escadaria Selarón or Selaron staircase, a colorful tiled stairway, work of a self-taught Chilean artist Jorge Selarón. Having traveled the world, Selarón moved to Rio in 1983, in a tiny house just in front of the desolate stairway connecting the areas of Lapa and Santa Teresa. 215 steps that he entirely covered with tiles collected in urban areas of Rio or donated by visitors from all around the world. Since 1990, Selarón has laid over 2000 tiles, He choose green, yellow and blue as main colors like the Brazilian flag: unique pieces representing a “tribute to the Brazilian people”.It has starred in many music videos such as "Beautiful" by Snoop Dog and Pharrel Williams in 2002.Duration: 25 minutes
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
What's not included
- Meals or drinks (if any) Entrances fees - Estimated local cash needed for entrance fees: USD 40 = BRL 126.00 per person. Entrance fees will be paid directly at the attractions. All major credit cards are accepted in both attractions. Attraction prices are subject to changes without prior notice Discount at the Sugar Loaf tickets for: Children, Juveniles, Students ,Seniors above 60 years old and People with disabilities. To guarantee your discount you must present an identification document with photo and date of birth on paper. No electronic documents will be accepted.
- Entry/Admission - Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
- Entry/Admission - Morro da Urca
- Entry/Admission - Pao de Acucar
- Excellent value for money
- Small group ensures personal service
- Hotel pickup included
- Led by a local guide