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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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Maracanã Soccer Stadium Tips (43)


Any football fan would want to take a tour of the Maracana Stadium which costs R30 these days, but when i visited the stadium in 1982 it cost a fraction of the price. The capacity today is only 78,639...
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Jan 17, 2016

Maracanã by a local

The main address of world sports, in the years to come, is Maracanã Stadium, most important venue for WC 2014 (as it was on 1950) and Olympics 2016. It's out of the touristic South Zone, but deserves...
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Apr 06, 2014

To See a Soccer Game live

You are no Soccer fan, it doesnt matter. You have to see a Soccer Game live in Rio. We went to Maracanã Stadium to see the game Vasco da Gama vs Fluminense. The Stadium was full of supporters of both...
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Nov 01, 2011

Watch a Live Soceer Game

It is one thing to visit the Maracana Stadium. It is a completely different experience to visit a Live Game. It is a must do in Rio. Try to go for a game just for the experience. The crowds are...
Apr 28, 2010

Football history

Built for the 1950 World Cup, the Maracana is one of the world's most famous & spectacular stadiums. Ideally the best time to visit it is for a football match. Even though there were no matches...
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Jan 01, 2010

The football temple.

No visit to rio is complete without a visit to Maracana.It´s one of the biggest football stadiums in the world and it´s a truely legendary place for all football lovers.It hosted the world cup final...
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Nov 08, 2009

Brazil Expedition: Maracanã!

The last time I went to Maracanã I got robbed while crossing the pedestrian bridge connecting the subway station to the stadium. So this time, I decided I would go anyways but in some safer manner. I...
Apr 06, 2009

Maracana Stadium Match with a Local Tour Group

Although you pay a price ($120 reais through our hotel, for example), going to a game with a tour group is a great option for the first-time visitor. Arranging directly with the tour group would...
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Mar 26, 2008

Footbal madness

Even if your not in footbal you have to try to see a match over here. The atmosphere is amazing. When I went a game costed 30 real.Go there by taxi because the neighbourhood is a bit dodgy. Many...
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Mar 20, 2008

The Maracanã Stadium: for all football fans

The Maracanã Stadium was built in 1950 for the 4th World Cup. At first it was officially known as the Estadio Municipal, and later, in 1964, was renamed after Mario Filho, the founder of Jornal dos...
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Jan 27, 2008

o stadio mais grande do mondo

If you came as far as Brazil, mind as well enjoy the brasilian fantasy. Futebol is a passion that drives everybody, big, small, women and men, evrybody and the Maracana is its biggest expression....
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Jun 19, 2007


The stadium is home to three local teams (Flamengo, Fluminese and Butafogo), and hosts on average more than 76 games a year. The music, the passion, and the atheletic skills are a must see if you are...
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Jan 29, 2007
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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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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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Getting to Rio de Janeiro


Avenida Presidente Castelo Branco, s/n - Portão 2 - Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro - RJ 20271-130, Brazil


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