From Rio de Janeiro: Tropical Forest & the City of Rio Tour

Language English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Price 110 USD for tour
Capacity Group of up to 5 people
Duration 6 hours

Visit the largest urban rainforest and the most famous sites of Rio through a comprehensive tour. Make the most of your time accompanied by a multilingual guide with in-depth knowledge about the city, its histories and the Carioca way of life.

Highlights

• Visit the Tijuca Forest and get to know some of its trails

• Get to know the Sambodrome, where the parades of the samba schools take place, and Samba City, where the floats are created

• Take pictures next to the Museum of Tomorrow and the Rio Art Museum

• Admire sights in the Bohemian neighborhood of Lapa

• Learn how to reach the main tourist attractions, such as the Christ the Redeemer, with tips on the best way to visit them without mishaps

• See the picturesque beach of São Conrado and the bucolic neighborhood of Santa Teresa

• Walk through the Olympic Boulevard and its harbor sheds

Full description

This comprehensive tour will allow you to get to know the main tourist attractions of Rio. During the tour, you will learn how to visit attractions of your interest avoiding the unforeseen. Get to know where in the city are the best places to enjoy nightlife, typical restaurants for lunch or dinner, beaches, gardens, parks and museums that deserve to be visited, among other attractions.

Since 2012, the city of Rio de Janeiro is a UNESCO World Heritage site in the category of Urban Cultural Landscapes. For this reason, this itinerary has been designed to contemplate natural attractions such as forests, beaches, lagoons but also man-made attractions like the bucolic neighborhood of Santa Teresa, Lapa Aqueduct, Sambodrome, Maracanã Stadium, Flamengo Park, museums and buildings of modern and ancient styles such as the Museum of Tomorrow and the Municipal Theater.

The tour will start in the south zone passing through the Lagoon Rodrigo de Freitas appreciating the surrounding mountains seeing the Christ the Redeemer as a highlight on top of the hill of 710 meters high. Then, head to the beach of São Conrado from where you will be able to see the famous Gavea Stone (Pedra da Gávea) and the ramp of the hang gliders in Beautiful Stone (Pedra Bonita). Enter the forest following the direction to the waterfall Cascatinha and the visitor's center in Tijuca National Park, where you will stay for awhile. Afterward, head towards the Chinese View (Vista Chinesa) to admire the lagoon Rodrigo de Freitas and the slopes of Christ the Redeemer. Continue to the city center towards the Sambodrome, Maracana Stadium, the Museum of Tomorrow, the Rio Art Museum, Cinelândia, cathedral, Carioca Aqueduct and Escadaria Selarón. Afterwards, you will pass by the Flamengo Park ending the tour at your indicated lodging place. During the tour, there will be five major stops.

What’s included

• Transport in executive vehicles with personalized service

• Snack, mineral water

• Entrance tickets

• Multilingual tourist guide

Know before you go

• Wear comfortable clothes and shoes

Live Guide

Spanish, English, Portuguese

Meeting Point: Hotel Copacabana Palace, Av. Atlântica, 1702, CEP 22021 001, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

. The Tour Starts at 08:00 am, ends at 14:00 pm.

Hotel pick-up Description:

Note: Upon request, by the message, we can pick up and drop off the group at the same lodging location, within a 15 km radius of the meeting point, including the cruise port, at a previous time that allows us to arrive at 07:50 at the meeting point. The local supplier will confirm the exact time of your hotel pick-up by email.

Schedule:

08: 00 am – Departure from the Meeting Point in Hotel Copacabana Palace, Av. Atlântica, 1702, CEP 22021 001, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro.

The Tour Starts at 08:00 am, ends at 14:00 pm.

. Please, arrive 10 minutes before at 07:50 am.

Note: Upon request, by a message, we can pick up the group at the same lodging location, including port Cruise, within a 15 km radius of the meeting point, at a previous time that allows us to arrive at 07:50 at the meeting point.

08: 30 am – Arrival at the Tijuca National Park, where we will stop for about 60min taking photos and knowing details about the rain forest.

09:30 am – Departure to the Chinese View admiring the lagoon, and the surroundings

10:00 am – know the electric train station to Corcovado, the Sambodrome, the Maracana Stadium. See the City of Samba, the AquaRio and the Valongo Warf.

11:30 am –know the Museum of Tomorrow, the Museum of Art of Rio, and the Olympic Boulevard.

13:00 pm – See the Cathedral, the Municipal Theatre, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Acquedut and the Selaron Stairs.

14:00 pm - End of the tour and Arrival in lodging locations or at Hotel Copacabana Palace, Av. Atlântica, 1702, CEP 22021 001, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro.

Duration of the tour: 6 hours

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