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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)
From $150.00

Niterói Tips (53)

DO NOT GO FAR TO REACH A PARADISE!!!

All you have to do is crossing the bridge, the other side of the Bay you will find a lovely city called Niteroi, and it is just like Rio, Niteroi has two different parts, the Bay Area and the Ocean Region...At the bay side you can go to Parque da Cidade to see one of the most amazing views in the State...

YOU CAN SEE ALL OVER NITEROI AND A BIG PART OF RIO...sunset there is something to die for!

AUGUST 2007

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marcbrazil
Oct 22, 2007

THE ENTRANCE OF THE UNKNOWN LAND

Specially in the peak hours, the best way to reach Niteroi is by ferryboat, the famous Barcas. Niteroi is the second largest city in the State, and it is a big interrogation mark for our visitors!;)

Hhahahaha they really do not know what they are missing!;))))

In the city you will find out a great people, lots of big surprises like great beaches, very sophisticated restaurants in the middle class neighborhoods and forests.

NITEROI SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN YOUR PLANS!!! Words of an expert in Rio!

June 21st, 2006

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RafaelTheSecond
Jun 21, 2006

THE FERRYBOAT STATION IN NITEROI

The Estação das Barcas is right located in the city centre of Niteroi, from there you can take buses to many different neighborhoods in the city, if you go there by bus, the Bus Terminal is right beside the shopping center Bay market, it is a huge construction where all the buses of Niteroi and São Gonçalo, and other closeby cities, have their final stop.

Crossing the bay if you take the regular ferry just like this one in the picture, will cost you less than one dollar!

June 21st, 2006

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RafaelTheSecond
Jun 28, 2006

FUN IN NITEROI

Lovely sunset not so far from Rio de Janeiro, a real paradise 40 minutes away from the capital.
My friend Rafael spent most of his life in Niteroi so he knows the best places to go in this city that almost no one have heard about!

From the top and without paying any feeyou can see the ebst of Rio in a completely different city!;)

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Oct 22, 2007
 
 
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NOT LIVING IN NITEROI ANYMORE, BUT ...

My heart is there...Niteroi is still one of the great surprises when you visit Rio.

One of the most impressive attractions of this city is the Modern Art Museum, which here we call Contemporary Art Museum.

I do love photography and everytime I go there with my friends, I get the opportunity to practice my skills. And if you love taking pictures I strongly recommend you to go there, you can let your imagination flow there!

And one of the biggest names of our National's Architecture History, oscar Niemeyer signed his name in the the construction of this museum, which provides a breathtaking view of the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi.

APRIL 6TH, 2006

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RafaelTheSecond
Apr 05, 2006

THE OCEAN SIDE OF NITEROI

You are used to see the pictures of the christ, the iamges of the Sugar Loaf, names of Copacabana and Ipanema are very familiar to you.

But when you come across with names like Piratininga, Itacoatiara, Camboinhas and Sossego, you will be asking yourself, what is that????

These are gorgeous beaches and the real secrets that makes your trip a real orgasm!

Picture taken in PIRATININGA BEACH, June 1st, 2006

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RafaelTheSecond
Jun 21, 2006

DOWNTOWN NITEROI

Yes...Once again Niteroi, if you cross the Bay by Ferry, and if you choose the weekend to do it, you should check at the Bay Market shopping center where is the place where you can get booked for a boat tour around the bay, it is a local place so the price will be really cheap.

For sure you will be able to see different views of this fascinating city called Rio de Janeiro!

June 21st, 2006

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RafaelTheSecond
Jun 28, 2006

NITEROI'S SURPRISES - JURUJUBA

Jurujuba is a nice option for you to see the local life of Rio de Janeiro, I mean one of the places where you will see no tourist at all, and the beauties you are going to see there are simply priceless. All of this you can see in Niteroi which is not so far from Rio's city!

Jurujuba has 3 beaches and two spectacular military fortress on the top of the hills!

June 23rd, 2004

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RafaelTheSecond
Jul 29, 2005

Top 5 Rio de Janeiro Writers

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RafaelTheSecond

"RIO DE JANEIRO HAS SECRETS"
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racheljapi

"Welcome to the City of God"
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dargains

"Rio de Janeiro - Minha casa / My Home"
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Willettsworld

"Rio de Janeiro - My favourite place on earth!"
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"RIO DE JANEIRO - WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD!"
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OUR BEAUTIFUL COAST IN NITEROI

This is Boa Viagem Island taken from a boat, whn your tour around our beaches in the Bay Area. That church has almost 300 years old, and the beach saw many brave european navigators and it has incredible stories of pirates!

THIS IS THE NEW WORLD!

August 2005

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RafaelTheSecond
Aug 31, 2005

GREAT CLICKS IN NITEROI

Niteroi is also very scenic, there are many other places in Niteroi that you can see, but what makes Niteroi famous is the Contemporary Museum, in my opinion the attraction is the MUSEUM itself, but it is still one of my favourtite spots in the city for photography.

If you are professional or if you are much more into photography than I, I would love to read your opinion!

The Museum was constructed in 1996, and the construction took 5 years to be ready!;)

APRIL 6TH, 2006

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Apr 05, 2006

Niterói Contemporary Art Museum

Niterói Contemporary Art Museum is one of the more interesting buildings in Rio de janeiro state.
It´s located in Niteroi which is Rio´s quiet neighbour where not many tourists venture over to, but it´s not that far and the musem is worth the trip if you are in to Contemporary Art or architecture as the building is rather odd and very Niemeyer and kinda looks like a spaceship overlooking the sea.

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cachaseiro
Aug 18, 2009

Niteroi

Niteroi e uma cidade que fica do outro lado da Bahia de Guanabara bem proxima do Rio de Janeiro.
Tem bairros lindos e calmos como Icarai, e tambem lindas praias em sua regiao oceanica.

Niteroi es una ciudad que fica en el otro lado de la Bahia de la Guanabara cercano a Rio de Janeiro
Tenes barrios encantadores, como Icarai, e tambien muchas playas lindas en su regiao de oceano

Niteroi is the city across the Guanabara Bay near Rio de Janeiro.
It has beautifull and calm neighborhoods such as Icarai, and very nice beaches in the ocean side

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May 23, 2004

Things to Do Near Rio de Janeiro

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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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Hiking

Reaching the top of the "hill two brothers" (Morro Dois Irmãos) was a child's dream, and it was possible on 3/30/2014 thanks to the appeasement project that actually seems to be fading away , so dont...
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Copacabana

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

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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