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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)
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Ipanema Airport

This is an older airport but has the basics covered .The money exchange is just after the baggage area. We noticed they exchanged Canadian dollars at a good rate even though our Lonely Planet book...
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Oct 16, 2010

flying to Rio from São Paulo

the price of the flight betweeen sao paulo and rio depends on the kind of ticket you get, how early you book, promotions,etc...; check the airlines sites like GOL and TAM to know the prices and get...
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Mar 30, 2009

Island Airport

Negotiating customs is no easy matter. The luggage area is in the basement and is poorly laid out. Finding your luggage is only half the battle, as there is always a long and confusing line to get to...
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Nov 11, 2008


Sure you should go to the airport with enough time to play around, and Rafael decided to stop in the street where people usually fish...the water is polluted, so i wonder if they really eat what they...
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Nov 26, 2007


TAM is now the biggest airline company in Brazil, it flies to many different destinations in the country and the fares are quite okay, it is a matter of lucky to find real good prices, so you always...
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Oct 25, 2007


From october 2006 to may 2007 this airport was quite familiar, each two months I was there, first to visit Rafael and spend some time in Rio in order to solve many details about living in Rio, moving...
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Oct 24, 2007


Rio has two airports, one international and another one domestic...All the time you come to Rio you will stop atthe international airport.Rio's International Airport is now called AEROPORTO...
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Oct 24, 2007

Check Airline Finances BEFORE BUYING TICKETS!!!

Learn from my mistake. Varig Airlines was Brazil's (and one of the world's) finest airline. It was great once. It was in business for 75 years. You were already in Brazil the minute you boarded the...
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Aug 28, 2007

To Rio by air, via Sao Paulo

If you need to change airports in Sao Paulo (RioGuarulhos/ GRU to Congonhas/ CGH) for Rio Santos Dumont (SDU) , read on.Once you exit the custom area into the hall , head straight , past the coffee...
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Dec 06, 2006

Fly with British Airways to/from Rio - GIG

Everything was good expect that the Boeing-747-400 was a bit old which means that the interior such as seats, overhead panel & toilet was old. But service was good, the movies were the latest,...
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Oct 18, 2006

fly to rio with TAP.

if you are coming from europe then the portugese airline TAP has some of the best connections.i have used them several times and it´s one of my favorite airlines.service on board their planes is very...
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Aug 16, 2006

Avoid at all costs

Whatever you do, do not fly Iberia, they are the worst.My flight from Madrid to Rio was cancelled, no one told you why, they just packed us off for a 2 hour coach drive to a hotel outside of Madrid to...
Jul 10, 2006
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Hotels Near Rio de Janeiro

Rua FRANCISCO SA 96 Casa 03, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22080-010, Brazil
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Rua Sao Clemente, 23, 1st. floor, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22260-001, Braz
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Rua Correia Dutra 19, 22.210-050
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Rua Bento Lisboa, 155, Largo do Machado
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Avenida Henrique Valadares, 150 - Centro, 20231-031
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Rua Barata Ribeiro 222, Copacabana , 22040-002
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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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