Day 1 - After disembarking and picking up your luggage, exit through one of the available gates, once outside, look for someone who has a Rio in Tours poster with your name on it. This is the driver who will take you for 30 minutes to the selected hotel.
* Attention, transfer without tour guide.
Day 2 - Please be ready in the hotel lobby at the appointed time. Your tour guide today will take you on a 6-hour private tour to the Sugar Loaf Cable Car.
After driving through a few neighborhoods, you and your guide will be dropped off by the driver at the entrance of the first station in Praia Vermelha.
Once aboard the cable car, the 3-minute trip reveals an impressive view of the buildings, the Guanabara Bay, the mountains that surround the city, the silhouette of Botafogo inlet, the slopes of Atero do Flamengo park, the historic center and the grandiose Guanabara Bay.
At the top of Morro da Urca at 220 meters above sea level, we have the first cable cars used since 1912, the heliport offers panoramic flights and a lounge with drinks and diverse cuisine spread across the hill, shops and restrooms. Board the cable car to the Sugar Loaf Mountain at 396 meters above sea level, the view is more complete from the entrance of Guanabara Bay to the bridge that connects the city of Niterói and its beautiful beaches. The first open sea beaches on the Carioca coast, the impressive Praia Vermelha with its dark sand and Copacabana with its soft white sand. Descend to continue the tour.
Driving through Flamengo Park you will get an idea of how the landscaping of this landfill changed the original plan and gave way to the largest public park in the world by the sea. The Aterro do Flamengo is the result of tons of sand, stones and earth from the hills that were dismantled and served for the widening and construction of the highways. The monuments to Estácio de Sá, Flamengo beach, the mausoleum to the unknown Brazilian soldiers who lost their lives in the Second World War, the Marina da Gloria, the Museum of Modern Art (MAM), the Santos Dumont domestic airport are some of the great works of modern architecture.
After crossing the lanes, we enter the historic and financial center of the city of Rio de Janeiro.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the French influence was felt in the wide streets that were open and cut the center for better locomotion. The dismantling of the hills continued in full swing. We disembark for a walk in Praça XV de Novembro, the Paço Imperial is part of one of the cultural corridors of the center with secular buildings such as the Paço Imperial, the Aleijadinho fountain, the statue of D. João XVI and the State Assembly building, the Judiciary and the first churches built.
* Please pay attention to get information from your tour guide.
Please be ready in the hotel lobby at the appointed time. You will be taken for a night tour of the city. In a magical 19th century mansion, known worldwide for its decoration with a rich collection of furniture and antique objects, divided into environments over three floors, personalized drinks and the best of Brazilian cuisine and music, in addition to a lot of Brazilian popular music and samba. (Included entrance and reserved table).
* Attention tour with tour guide.
Day 3 - Please be ready in the hotel lobby at the appointed time. You will be taken on an 8-hour tour. After driving for 25 minutes, you arrive at the Corcovado train station on a 20-minute journey through the largest urban forest in the world, Tijuca, reaching the top of the mountain. After disembarking with the help of elevators and escalators, you will be able to enjoy a privileged 360º view of the city and the only and largest statue in Art Deco, one of the seven wonders of the modern world, Christ the Redeemer.
Enjoy free time to take pictures and get to know the surroundings of the statue and its chapel built on its pedestal, dedicated to the patron saint of Brazil, Nossa Senhora de Aparecida.
After embarking for the descent, we head for a national gastronomic experience. A rodizio barbecue with salad buffet and hot dishes. (lunch included without drinks).
Completing your day you will be taken to a panoramic view of the Maracaná football stadium and the Samba walkway (Sambódromo). Stop to visit the modern Metropolitan Cathedral of São Sebastião, the Arcos da Lapa and the Escadaria Selarón (take extra batteries for photos). Return to the hotel.
* Attention to your tour guide.
Day 4 - Please be ready in the hotel lobby at the appointed time. You will be taken on a full day (12 hours) (shared) tour.
Armação de Búzios and a summer peninsula in the north of the state. Discovered by Briggitte Bardot in the 60s, Búzios is now a popular weekend and vacation destination. You will have a mini cruise and lunch included.
* Attention, shared tour with tour guide
Day 5 - Please be ready in the hotel lobby at the appointed time. You will be taken to the airport for your outbound flight.
* Attention, transfer without tour guide
Arrival and departure transfers
4 nights / 5 days hotel with breakfast in Copacabana
Half-Day Sugar Loaf Tour with Tickets and Bilingual Guide
Full-day tour to Christ the Redeemer with train tickets and bilingual tour guide.
LICENSED TOUR GUIDE
Whenever you travel, hire a local guide, more information, tips and time savings.
You know that in Brazil there are a variety of more than 90 precious stones
Amethyst, Citrine, Diamond, Emerald,
Quartz and Sapphire
Tips For All of Brazil
The local voltage is 110, but hotels and other regions of the country is 220 Volts ( ask before using)
Gratuity and Services
Tips range from 10% to 15% and are often included in the bill. Suggestion for tour guides of U$ 20 per person, per service.
CURRENCY | EXCHANGE
Brazilian money is called Real (R$). The best rates are at the exchange offices. All credit cards are accepted.
* When you change your money for real, look exchange for lower notes.
All foreign tourists by federal law must walk with their original passports, even when they go to the beach.
FOR SECURITY REASONS, WE SUGGEST THAT YOU MAKE COPIES OF YOUR PHOTO DOCUMENTS AND LEAVE THE ORIGINALS IN YOUR HOTEL SAFES.
* Always have your hotel card and your guide's phone number with you.
Strolling on the Copacabana promenade is a delight, but to get there you need to safely cross the 4 car lanes and the bike path on the side of the promenade on the sea side.
* Please note that during the week from 7 am to 10 am the traffic of the 4 car lanes faces the direction of Leme. On Sundays and holidays the car lane on the side of the boardwalk is closed for the leisure of tourists and locals, but the two car lanes on the other side are reversed in direction, so stay tuned!
DO NOT GIVE MONEY TO PEOPLE ON THE STREET, IF YOU FEEL SORRY, BUY A MEAL!