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Private Tour: Rio de Janeiro City Essentials Including Corcovado and Sugar Loaf
"Begin your day with convenient pickup service at either your hotel the airport or cruise terminal. Board a private vehicle with your English-speaking driver/guide. Head to the Corcovado train station. Leave your driver/guide and take the train up the mountain. Visit Christ the Redeemer Statue. Return to the designated m along a scenic drive through Tijuca Park. See the world's largest urban forest. Visit the Chinese View and the Emperor's Table observation points. Head north of the city to Maracana one of the world's most famous football stadiums. Take a 40-minute tour of the stadium (own expense). Enjoy some Brazilian cuisine at a local restaurant (own expense) before heading to the Selaron Stairs. Admire this staircase decorated with colo an old aqueduct and interesting architectural landmark. Stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral. Drive through Flamengo Park to Sugar Loaf Mountain. Take the cable car up the mountain on your own. See the majestic landscape and view the sunset from at a wealthy neighborhood dating back to the 1920s. Relax during a short drive through this area.Return to hotel at the end of the tour."""
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One Day In Rio de Janeiro: City Sightseeing Tour
"This tour begins with a visit to the Corcovado Mountain. The statue is 710 meters tall and from that point you'll get a privileged view of the city. The ride to the base of the statue of Christ the Redeemer is a short drive of about 20 minutes through th you are greeted by the main monument of Brazil and a World Heritage site which introduces you to the city of Rio. After this visit the tour heads towards the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro then the Sambódromo and the city tour ends with a visit to Journalist Mario Filho Stadium popularly known as Maracanã for an outside visit. You'll then head to a steakhouse for lunch and then visit the Sugar Loaf. Located at the Urca neighborhood
From $134.00
Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro
"After early morning hotel pickup you'll enjoy a tour of Christ the Redeemer without many of the crowds. On the way you will enjoy views of Copacabana beach Botafogo beach and Palácio Guanabara. Before heading up you'll reach Tijuca Forest stopping at Paineiras to board the vehicles up to Corcovado. The visit to the monument lasts approximately 45 minutes. In case of poor visibility on the summit of the Corcovado you will make an alternative stop at Mirante Dona Marta (362m)
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Plataforma Tips (12)


Everything that you ever wanted to know about the history of Brasil that can be expressed in dance is in the show.If you like colorful costumes, an excellent show, and your picture taken with nearly...
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Aug 31, 2016


If you do not visit Rio in carnival season then you should attend this spectacular samba extravaganza show of Plataforma for the experince.With more than thirty performers it is first of all for...
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Apr 04, 2011


Plataforma was established by a group of Italians, Portuguese and Brazilians in 1980, when Rio De Janeiro had limited options for tourism. Then, that initiative to create a barbecue/show’s house...
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Apr 04, 2011


What to say about the show??Humm??I'd have to say we wouldn't go again.Having said that however we did enjoy parts of it. The dinner was good and the costumes were wonderful. But after the first 45...
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Oct 25, 2010


On the first day of my first trip to Brazil, I booked a Grey Lines 'nightlife' tour. It included dinner at a mediocre churrascuria and the Plataforma samba show.Along with hundreds of other tourists,...
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Jul 22, 2008


Plataforma successfully exploits Brazilian folklore and tradition by producing spectacular shows with at least 100 people in Carnaval costumes , dancing Samba and Capoeira fighting ( = martial art...
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Mar 20, 2006


It's not Las Vegas nor is it Senior Tango in Buenos Aires, but it's the next best thing to the Carnaval, I suppose. The restaurant in the lobby serves excellent T-bone steaks. For gentlemen seeking...
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Oct 19, 2004


This a very especiall show, with lot of rhythm, and color.Whitn music and dance, the history of Brasil is taken place in a wonderfull performance, the Capoeira dancing it´s amazing, the costumes...
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Jun 12, 2004


This folklore show at the Plataforma was one of the most memorable, inspirational, cultural, and educational event I experienced in Rio. And yes, I have to admit, although it was catered for the...
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Dec 27, 2003

The most famous folklore show in the world.

The show presents over 150 artists in fantastic costumes, involving you in the rythms of the world's greatest carnival, Brazilian folklore and other dances.At Plataforma 1, success begins before the...
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Feb 25, 2003


Its a verygoodshow with Brasilan costums dancing on a stage . All kind of dressing will do but no shorts
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Mar 30, 2005


Even though it's a bit touristy and sort of cliche, the Samba show at Plataforma was thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining.
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Jan 25, 2004
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Quinta da Boa Vista Park

Ceramics from Seculo XVI and XIX. The Macacu 2 site is the one with the highest concentration of fine earthenware and stoneware. Linked to a period between the mid-eighteenth century until the late...
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You can manage this soft hiking through a lovely hill that had been locked for all of us because of security reasons , but now is opened as a brightful revelation ! From there you can face 4 districts...
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I was mugged within the first few hours of arrival, outside of one of the best hotels on the strip. Lots of people witnessed, yet no one went after the thief. A few days later, some gypsy-type...
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Santa Teresa

Hiding in the hills above the energetic Lapa, the winding roads of the Santa Teresa district are a great destination for those looking to spend time away from Rio’s beaches. Its collection of cafes,...
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Igreja de Nossa

The church museum was founded in 1939 ready for the church's bicentennial. It contains objects such as documents, plates, chalices, paintings and furniture previously used for celebrating mass and...
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Urca is a naturally lush and beautiful residential neighborhood in Rio that sometimes goes unnoticed. It's only a 10 minute cab ride from Copacabana and it should cost you about $10-15. Urca is...
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