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Small-Group Morning City Tour of Rio de Janeiro
"Your city tour will take you to the Christ the Redeemer and main attractions. You will first head to Christ the Redeemer which is located on top of Corcovado mountain. Here you can admire this monument which is famous all over the world. To get there you will board an eco-friendly electric train and pass through the Atlantic Forest which is part of Tijuca National Park. At the foot of Cristo Redentor you will get unforgettable views overlooking Rio de Janeiro.Later you will drive by the Santa Teresa neighborhood and stop at the Selaron stairs in the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa and the Metropolitan Cathedral in downtown. You will also be able to see the historical side of Rio de Janeiro with buildings including th the Brazilian National Library and the Belas Arts Museum. You will finally visit the Sugar Loaf mountain which is a must-see attraction offering incredible views of the city. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off."
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Rio de Janeiro Hang Gliding Experience
"Hang gliding over Rio de Janeiro is a very special experience. You will have the unique sensation of flying like a bird with a light breeze of tropical air in your face and surrounded by the beautiful mountains and beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Your friendly air-conditioned hotel transfer service will pick you up on scheduled time usually driving down the shoreline from Copacabana through Ipanema and Leblon to our site in São Conrado. São Conrado is the neighborhood where the beauty of nature is strongly present. This is where the mountains meet the Atlantic Ocean. The Tij the largest urban forest in the world englobes the area. The mountains that surround the area are part of the C section of the Tijuca National Forest and are called Pedra da Gávea Pedra Bonita
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Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Small-Group Tour
"​​​After hotel pickup you'll start the tour to Corcovado Hill and Christ Redeemer Statue of Rio de Janeiro. See Copacabana Beach and Botafogo beach and pass by Palácio Guanabara the official residence of the State's Governor. You'll also see Laranjeiras and Cosme Velho districts including the old manor homes of coffee plantation owners. Reach Tijuca Forest and board a vehicle of the National Park Authority. This visit is about 45 minutes.You'll then head to Sugar Loaf and see Largo do Boticário and Casa dos Abacaxis – re in the district of Urca and admire the Federal University the Institute Benjamim Constant for the blind and the National Institute for Mineral Resources. Then
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Quinta da Boa Vista Park Tips (5)

Europeans in the town of Macacu, 2.

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 nineteenth.

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Jul 15, 2016

Europeans in the town of Macacu.

The presence of these fragments shows the occupation of the area by Europeans since the beginnings of the sixteenth century.
Besides the Portuguese, Spanish and French also attended its coastline.

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Tembetá

Tembetá: (Tupi and Guarani language); Tembe: lower lip, and Ita: stone.

Labial ornament made of polished stone, used by male Indians.

Decoration round lip with a T-shaped extension on the end which enters the hole in the lip and the tip-shaped hole or a protrusion in the shape of mushroom.

Usually the stone was green quartz.


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Quinta da Boa Vista

The huge area of Quinta da Boa Vista measures some 150,000 square metres and was the residence of the imperial royal family from 1809 to 1889 when the Republic was proclaimed. The romantic gardens were designed in 1869 by French landscape designer Auguste Francois Marie Glaziou. Today it's a large and busy park with gardens and lakes. The former imperial mansion now houses the National Museum and there is also a zoo which is worth a visit.

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Quinta da Boa Vista

Rio's largest historic park offers lush gardens and lawns, bicycles lanes, lakes, caves and islands. The park was created in 1600's and given as a gift to the Portuguese royal family. Quinta da Boa Vista was their official residence until the Republic was proclaimed. Now you will find a zoo and the National Museum. A wonderful location for history lovers.

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Things to Do Near Quinta da Boa Vista Park

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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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Zoo

The zoo (founded in 1888) at Quinta da Boa Vista, behind the natural history museum is well worth a visit. There are over 2,500 animals distributed in different areas according to their geographical...
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