Ideal for someone with just one day or a few hours in Rio, in this tour you will visit not only the two highlights in the city, Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf but also some of the nicest neighbourhoods that gives Rio the title of the Wonderful City. Giving you a comprehensive idea of the geography of this unique setting this tour allows you to contemplate the city from above.As a Carioca da Gema, born and raised in Rio, I will contextualize the importance of the city, its sites in our history and culture.
Pick up point: Guest’s Hotel (Duration: approximately 6 hours)Copacabana and Leme - Considered two of the most famous beaches in the world, these 4.15 km of sand goes along the Atlantic Avenue all the way to the Fort of Copacabana.The beautiful sidewalk of Atlantic Avenue is covered with white and black Portuguese stones, which form a beautiful mosaic in the shape of waves, inspired by the pavements in Lisbon. Red Beach - The quiet small beach and surroundings located in Urca. Beach between the Sugar Loaf and the hill of Babylon.Sugar Loaf and Urca (visit) - The unquestionable beauty and location of the Morro da Urca and Sugar Loaf are alone a good reason to visit them. Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes Park (photo stop) - Better known as Flamengo Park, this is an area designed by Roberto Burle Marx. Monastery of St. Benedict (visit) - The Monastery of São Bento do Rio de Janeiro was founded by Benedictine monks coming from Bahia in 1590. The monastery still functions as such, and is home to one of the most traditional and important educational institutions in Brazil: the College of St. Benedict, founded in 1858, which formed a considerable amount of personalities, such as Pixinguinha, Benjamin Constant, Noel Rosa, Antonio Silva Jardim, Villa-Lobos, among others.Center and Cinelândia - The Praça Mal. Floriano occupies a open area at the end of Central Avenue (now Avenida Rio Branco). It occupies part of the site of the former Convent d’Ajuda, built in the eighteenth century and demolished in the first decade of the 20th century Surrounded by buildings such as the National Library, the Town Hall (Palacio Pedro Ernesto), the former Supreme Federal Court Palace and the Municipal Theater.Neighborhood of Santa Tereza (stop for a drink and or lunch) - This neighborhood is famous for hosting artists, studios and fine dining, as well as for its streets bohemian aura. One of the most picturesque neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro Santa Tereza is located on a hilltop that dominates the northern and southern zones and the city center with pleasant viewpoints.Corcovado (visit) - It is one of the main sights of the city, located in the Tijuca National Park, at 710 meters high, where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the city.