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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
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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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I am Brazilian and I already lived in Rio De Janeiro and the most of the Favelas are realy dangerous and it is not a beautiful place.Most of people say it is part of our culture but me as Brazilian...
Jul 27, 2016

Português Class/Favelas/Jungle Hikes!

Cariocafreeculture is a unique project that will hopefully start many new beginnings here in Rio.They offer a beginners Português class titled : favela ghetto slang, offering the basics to get around...
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Dec 28, 2011

Safe Favela Tour in the Floresta da Tijuca

A VERY safe tour is at can simple visit the place or also walk into the Forest (Floresta da Tijuca), the biggest urban forest in the world. All the money...
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Jun 19, 2011

Favelas Tour

Clinging precariously to the mountainsides that surround the city's affluent south zone, Rio's favelas, or shanty towns, are a source of both fear and fascination for visitors. Middle-class locals...
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Jun 12, 2011


A maior favela do mundo que hoje ja e um bairro e tem ate o seu proprio Mac Donald, e possivel visitar a Rocinha com guias credenciados e que lhe oferecem total seguranca, mais em...
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Apr 04, 2011

Visiting a Favela....its Family fun for all!

Perhaps the title is a bit overstated, a Favela isn't exactly a family oriented activity but it still is something that tourists, much like myself, feel like they have to visit. Perhaps its the...
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Oct 24, 2010

Favelas of Rio

Like much of Brazil, Rio is a city of rich and poor. Much of the poor population lives in what is known as favelas (pronounced fa-VEH-las), which are isolated neighbourhoods of often hastily...
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Mar 18, 2009

Take a Favela Tour

Favela is the Brazilian term for Shanty Town. Taking a tour of one or two should be a part of one's visit to Rio since they house one quarter of Rio's population. It's an eye opening tour. It made me...
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Nov 29, 2008


There are close to 550 favelas in Rio, most of which have been erected on former public land and have clawed themselves onto the slopes of the city’s steep hillsides. Emerging during the last 30...
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Feb 21, 2007

Favela tours - don't support drug factions

Let's face it - no matter how many honest, hard working people live in favelas, they are dominated by drug factions. When you go on favela tours, funk ball tours or any similar activity, the tour...
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Oct 23, 2006

tour the favela Rochina

it's a nice to check out how the life in favela is, but really it can be a tourist trap too, because they shouw to u the biggest favela in south america, the most touristic favela, and the touristic...
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Sep 24, 2006


This isn't necessarily an attraction per se, but Rocinha is Rio's largest favela, with around 100,000 inhabitants. There are favela tours, which I didn't have time to do, but they come highly...
Apr 06, 2005
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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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