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Just above Praia dos Anjos beach in the town center, look for the plaque commemorating Amerigo Vespucci’s landing here in 1503. Vespucci left 24 men behind to start a settlement, making Arraial one of the first European toeholds in the Americas.


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$130 Day Trips & Excursions

Arraial do Cabo (Brazilian Caribe) Tour from Rio de Janeiro

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Passeio de Barco em Arraial do Cabo, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de JaneiroThe bus will pick-up you in the Hotel and take to Arraial do Cabo.Arraial do Cabo is a coastal city in the Lake District of Rio de Janeiro, with calm sea, beautiful lakes and crystal clear waters, is affectionately called the "Brazilian Caribbean". A true paradise for lovers of diving and one of the most beautiful and paradisiacal places in Brazil. Duration: 12 hoursPass By: Farol Beach, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de Janeirothe most beautiful and paradisiacal beacheStop At: Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de JaneiroPrainha do Pontal, where we will stop to swim in the crystal-clear watersDuration: 30 minutesPass By: Crevice of Our Lady of Assumption, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de JaneiroArraial do Cabo keeps an image of Our Lady in the middle of the sea. According to the residents, the saint was found by a fisherman in the crevice of a cave.Pass By: Gruta Azul, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de JaneiroThe Blue Grotto is just one of the beautiful moments, which still count with the waves that break fiercely against the rocks.Stop At: Pedra Perfil do Gorila, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de JaneiroPedra do Gorila, where we will stop to take some pictures.Lunch is served in the restaurant after the boat tripDuration: 40 minutes

$41 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Arraial do Cabo Cruise, Swimming, Lunch: Rio de Janeiro Pickup

Explore the coastal city of Arraial do Cabo, situated in the beautiful lake district of Rio de Janeiro, with calm sea, serene lakes and crystal clear waters, this place is affectionately called the 'Brazilian Caribbean'. A true paradise for lovers of diving and one of the most enchanting places in Brazil. Travel by comfort from Rio de Janeiro, with a pick-up from your hotel in the central or south of the city, your journey will approximately take two hours (although, longer journeys are expected in peak season due to traffic). You will drink in the beautiful landscapes as you travel toward the Costa de Sol region and have snacks during the trip, arriving at around 12:00 PM.  You will then board a schooner tour towards Arraial do Cabo, passing scenic yellow beaches and the charming seaside resorts, such as: Praia do Farol, Fenda de Nossa Senhora, Blue Cave, Pedra do Gorila and Prainhas do Pontal. You will have the opportunity to swim and dive at a few stops along the boat trip to admire the natural beauty of Brazil's coasts. For your safety, the nautical routes taken by the schooner are subject to changes as maritime conditions permit. Your tour duration is approximately 12 hours and lunch is served late afternoon (with vegan options). Due to the late lunch, we recommended bringing snacks to eat during the day. During your boat tour you may purchase drinks and snacks. Note: For your safety, the Schooner Ride in Arraial do Cabo as well as all Nautical Routes are subject to changes according to the maritime conditions and intervention of the Brazilian Navy. Your journey will approximately take two hours (although, longer journeys are expected in peak season due to traffic). On holiday days and during intense traffic, it can take twice as long to arrive in Arraial do Cabo.

$90 Cultural & Theme Tours

One day in Arraial do Cabo

The Tour Arraial do Cabo starts with the boarding procedure in the main hotels in the south and center zones of Rio de Janeiro. In a comfortable transportation that may be a van, minibus or bus, we will move towards the region known as Costa do Sol. On the way we can appreciate beautiful landscapes and our arrival is scheduled for 12pm, there will be stops in snack bars during the trip.Upon arrival, we will board the schooner for the tour Arraial do Cabo, visiting beautiful beaches and the main tourist attractions of the coastal city.The beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro and its surroundings never disappoint, and the glorious white beaches and azure waters of Arraial do Cabo are no exception. Book this boat tour to Arraial do Cabo to explore some of the most stunning landscapes in Brazil.This boat trip to Arraial do Cabo will take you to some of the most picturesque places, including: Ilha do Farol (Lighthouse Island),Forno beach, Pedra Gorila (Gorilla Rock) and Fenda de Nossa Senhora (Crevice of Our Lady of Assumption). You’ll also observe the oceanic phenomenon of upwelling, the vertical movement of water from the deepest to surface levels. Appreciate the exotic flora and fauna while soaking in the warm sea breeze.Itinerary of the tour Arraial do CaboPraia do Farol – It’s located in an ecological reserve and under the protection of the Brazilian Navy. Considered by some as the most beautiful beach in Brazil, its waters are incredibly transparent and its sand very white.Prainhas do Pontal – Also known as Prainhas (Small beaches), it is divided in two sand beaches separated by rocks. Because of the rock shore and the transparent waters, it is perfect for diving, being a point of stop for boat tours.Gruta Azul – Its opening is 3 meters wide and inside it we have a beautiful hall of 15 meters in height, with its internal walls in golden and silver tones.Fenda de Nossa Senhora – The origin of its name comes from the story of a fisherman who in 1721 found there a statue of Our Lady of Aparecida.Pedra do Gorila – Its shape says it all.Praia do Forno – Located in a cove, Forno beach is accessible only by boat or a steep trail. Besides the preserved forest, clear waters and corals.After the boat tour Arraial do Cabo we will move on for lunch in a delicious local restaurant. After lunch, we return to Rio de Janeiro, with a quick stop, for a coffee and snacks, water or to go to the bathroom. Our arrival is expected at 8pm.Escape the bustle of Rio de Janeiro and book this beautiful boat tour in Arraial do Cabo. We offer all the comfort, transportation, lunch and visits to the main tourist attractions of this beautiful city of crystalline waters.

$150 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Private Day Trip Arraial do Cabo

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Forno Beach, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de JaneiroDiscover by boat the Forno BeachDuration: 40 minutesStop At: Prainhas do Pontal do Atalaia, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de JaneiroExplore on a bout tour the Prainhas do Pontal do AtalaiaDuration: 40 minutesStop At: Farol Beach, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de JaneiroOn a boat tour explore the Farol BeachDuration: 40 minutesStop At: Praia Grande, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de JaneiroEnjoy the lunch time in Praia Grande BeachDuration: 1 hour

$60 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Arraial do Cabo - Passeio de barco - RJ

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Passeio de Barco em Arraial do CaboVamos conhecer o famoso caribe carioca em um delicioso passeio de Barco pelas principais praias de Arraial. Duration: 4 hours

$96.14 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

The best Arraial do Cabo's Tour: The brazilian Caribbean

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Passeio de Barco em Arraial do Cabo, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de JaneiroITINERARY: • Fenda de Nossa Senhora• Gruta Azul• Prainhas do Atalaia• Praia do Farol• Praia do Forno DIVE STOPS:• Prainhas do Atalaia (sand strip)• Praia do Farol (sand strip)• Praia do Forno (without access to the sand strip)Duration: 7 hours