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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

More Sports & Outdoors in Rio de Janeiro

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Parachuting & Hang Gliding

My cousin took me to the top of Pedra Bonita for the views, but after we got there he explained that this is the take off point for parachutists and hang gliders. The winds, I am told, were awesome...
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Beach Workouts at Barra Praia

There is a nice bike lane between the walkway along the beach and the coastal road (Lucio Costa Av). The nice thing is it is separated from the road, so it is very safe. Watch if you are walking...
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Water Fun...

I am told that Barra da Tijuca beach is one of the favorite spots for surfers, along with a top spot for bodyboarding, windsurfing, and fishing. I frequently saw surfers out riding the waves, and I...
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Hiking Pao de Acucar

With much of my time taken up with family events (parties, lunches, dinners, barbeques) I told my wife I needed to get out for a day of hiking. As usual, I talked to my cousin Thiago, who is the...
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Hang Gliding over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This was one of the highlights during my last stay in Rio. I met the owner of Rio Hang Gliding who’s also one of the pilots, one day down in Lapa during a party night. At first I wasn’t much...
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Bicycling along the beach

Bicycling along the beach would definitely be on my to do list when I visit Rio again next time. The beach was very long and it took me several hours to do a round trip but it was definitely worth the...
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Hang Gliding in Rio

Hang Gliding was one of the reasons I visited Rio and I contacted Paulo Celani a week before I arrived in Rio to make sure that I don't miss the opportunity.The conditions for flying depended on the...
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Futebol at the Maracana

It's part of the legend, but soccer (futebol in portuguese) has a very big importance in the life of the Brazilians. So you should definitly not leave Rio without having seen a game at the Maracana...
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Hang-Gliding from Pedra Bonita

After a brief training with the instructor, you can have a wonderful double flight surrounded by the beautiful mountains and beaches of Rio de Janeiro.It is highly recommended for those who are not...
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With the champion in the skyes of Rio!!

This was the best of my days in Rio!! These guys know what they're doing. Konrad the owner of the company is a great instructor who's been flying for over 18 years having archieved to be national...
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Capoeira

There are 2 main types of Capoeria: Angola and Regional. I have just started practicing Angola (a more controlled and slow moving version while Regional is faster and more aggressive). It is an...
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Climbing at Urca

Urca (the base of Sugar Loaf) offers more then just a running/walking path. This spot offers numerous types of climbing. For those without ropes or who need to practice more, there are spots where you...
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One of the world's most famous futebol stadiums...

If you are a futebol fan (and even if you are not), it is worth it (en espanol: "...es vale la pena...") to visit Maracana Stadium. For about $8 BRL (less than $3 USD), you can enter the stadium, look...
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Futbol

In South America, futbol is religion. I think in Brazil it is raised yet another level if that is possible. Rio de Janeiro is home to the largest soccer stadium in the world, The Maracana. The stadium...
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Top Hotels in Rio de Janeiro

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Avenida Atlantica 1702, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22021-001, Brazil
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Avenida Atlantica, 2600 - Copacabana, Rio de Janei
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Avenida Niemeyer 121, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22450, Brazil
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Av Vieira Souto 80, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22420 000, Brazil
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Avenida Atlantica 1020, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22010-000, Brazil
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Rua Maria Quiteria 27, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22410-040, Brazil
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Top Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro

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Christ The Redeemer, Corcovado

This is probably the most famous attraction in Rio De Janeiro which is called Christ the Redeemer who has overlooked the city and the beautiful beaches of Rio since 1931. Paul Landowski, a French...
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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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Carnaval

I was lucky enough to attend the carnival in Rio back in 1982 when the samba schools practiced throughout the night along the Avenida Blanco. The samba schools would start up just after 7 pm and would...
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Sugarloaf Mountain - Pão de Açucar

One of the references of Rio de Janeiro, this enormous rock provides marvellous views over town, making mandatory the trip to its top. However, if you are coming from the breathtaking Corcovado, as...
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Ipanema

Ipanema, Copacabana or Leblon, for an out comer, are just names of successive areas of this beach (with Arpoador in the middle, standing as a geological "accident") . We stayed in Leblon, and...
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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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"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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