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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 $165.00

Ipanema

First developed in 1894, Ipanema became in the 1960s one of the most famous beach communities in the world. The world took notice of Ipanema when it emerged as the centre of the bossa nova music...
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MM212
Jan 30, 2009

A Praia (The Beach)

Going to the beach in Rio de Janeiro has a culture of its own. The city has numerous beaches to choose from and range from the polluted or deserted, to the clean(er), beautiful and packed. Copacabana...
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MM212
Jan 22, 2009

Get in the water!

Spend a beach day at Ipanema. You can surf too. The area is great for people watching, swimming, surfing, getting a tan. Once you have that tan, sport it along the boardwalk. This and Copacabana are...
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anacapa
Dec 22, 2008

Ipanema Beach

I'm sure if you've read the Rio guides here on VT, everyone makes a comment on both Ipanema and Copacabana beaches so I'll spare the history and what not. Ipanema beach, im my opinion, is MUCH better...
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HispanicYob
Feb 10, 2008

The girl from Ipanema

We all know the song of course, and you're sure to hear it wherever you travel in Brazil, so why not take the time to see where it all started? You can visit this cafe in Ipanema where the song was...
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toonsarah
Jan 27, 2008

GIANT SHOWER - IPANEMA

Just pay attention in the swimming condition of the sea, most of teh time Ipanema is a paradise for surfers and some brave fellows like me who really know how to face a rough sea...The ocean is...
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marcbrazil
Oct 22, 2007

ONCE IN RIO - GO TO IPANEMA

Rio is a beach destination, this is for sure!!! So bear in mind that at least one or two days you have the spend the whole day in the beach exactly like our people love doing!!!Remember I told...
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marcbrazil
Oct 22, 2007

MY BACKYARD IS IPANEMA

I live very close to Ipanema, from our house it takes about 15 minutes walijng distance, so when I have time I always go to the beach with Rafael, my great friend who lives with me and his family. the...
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marcbrazil
Oct 22, 2007

Hippie Fair: Feira de Artezanato de Ipanema

This is an outdoor market in Ipanema that is open every Sunday from 9 - 6. They sell everything from paintings and sculptures to clothes and leather goods. I bought a really big and beautiful green...
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Doempie
Apr 21, 2007

Lively place!

Ipanema is situated between the Copacabana and Leblon areas and for me it's one of the best areas in town. This sophisticated district offers a lively night life scene with an enticing blend of beach,...
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tere1
Aug 27, 2006

Do as the locals do

Check out Letras e Expressões - a former newstand that has grown into a bookshop, music store and cafe all in one.Everyone from local intellectual to soap opera stars drop by to check out what's new,...
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Lady_Disdain
Jun 07, 2006

A MAGIC PLACE CALLED IPANEMA

It is indeed the place where you can see the genuine city of Rio de Janeiro, a very residential place on the Ocean, the beach is gorgeous, the ambience is sophisticated in every street, the sea is...
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RafaelTheSecond
May 23, 2006
 
 
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"RIO DE JANEIRO HAS SECRETS"
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"Rio de Janeiro - Minha casa / My Home"
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"Rio de Janeiro - My favourite place on earth!"
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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

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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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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