One Day in Rio de Janeiro

Cultural & Theme Tours in Rio de Janeiro

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Join our small group Rio city tour and enjoy a great opportunity to meet two of the greatest Rio’s landmarks in the same day, on this intimate complete tour.
Begin your Rio city tour by traveling to Corcovado Hill to visit the greatest national icon – The Christ Redeemer Statue of Rio de Janeiro. On the way, you will see Copacabana beach, Botafogo Soccer Club, Federal University, Guanabara Palace, the official residence of the State´s Governor, Fluminense Soccer Club and São Judas Tadeu Church. By Van reach Tijuca Forest, make a stop at Paineiras to board the vehicles of the National Park Authority. The visit to the monument lasts some 45 minutes. Afterward, reach the almost centenary Sugar Loaf cable-car station (the first service in South America and the world´s third oldest). On the way see the Yacht Club, Institute Benjamim Constant, for the blind and the National Institute for Mineral Resources. Visit Urca Hill (200m) and Sugar Loaf (395m). Stay around 30 minutes at the top of Sugar Loaf. For the lunch you'll have the opportunity to enjoy  at a buffet lunch.  Continue the tour with a panoramic visit of Maracanã Stadium. You'll then make a stop at Bellini's statue and a stop at the Sambadrome (the stadium for the city´s main Carnival parade). Continue the tour with a visit to the cone-shaped Metropolitan Cathedral, not only one of the Brazilian city's landmarks, but also a masterpiece of modern art. Then, visit the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa, the Escadaria Selarón – one of the most fascinating and original staircases in the world. See the São Bento Monastery, which has been compared to a museum, and has a monastic simplicity making it one of the most beautiful architectural complexes in Brazil. On the way back, along Aterro do Flamengo, you'll see the Museum of Modern Art, the Monument to the Fallen in World War II, the Church of the Outeiro da Glória, the beaches of Flamengo and Botafogo and return to hotels via Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch in a typical Cariocas restaurant
  • Lunch

What’s not included

  • Drinks
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