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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 $150.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Rio de Janeiro

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Personal Security Advice

Rio de Janeiro:The city continues to experience high incidences of crime. Tourists are particularly vulnerable to street thefts and robberies in the evening and at night especially in areas adjacent...
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WHERE IS DOWNTOWN?

When here in Rio , never ask this! The common meaning of the term downtown is unknown here . Moreover , asking this way can set you completely lost , because recently , a big shopping center in the...
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MUGGINGS. BOYS ON BIKES

Here in Rio for business and pleasure just days before the world cup is to begin. Yesterday afternoon while returning home from a leisurely walk by myself (44, male) from Impanema two young boys on...
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BOYS ON BIKES MUGGINGS

Here in Rio for business and pleasure just days before the world cup is to begin. Yesterday afternoon while returning home from a leisurely walk by myself (44, male) from Impanema two young boys on...
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Impanema snatch-and-grab mugging BOYS ON BIKES

Here in Rio for business and pleasure just days before the world cup is to begin. Yesterday afternoon while returning home from a leisurely walk by myself (44, male) from Impanema two young boys on...
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Crime

My husband was in Brazil on a business trip in December. He and his business partner had a day off and stopped along the Anchieta Highway (from my understanding, a major well-travelled toll road) to...
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Safety in Brazil greatly overemphasized!

My wife and I spent almost three weeks visiting this beautiful country, and we were in Rio for the first five days for Carnival. Then we flew to Salvador for three days and apparently both cities are...
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Rio seemed safe to me

My wife and I just returned from a trip to Rio. We were there for a few days. Not even once during our time there were we even approached by anyone asking for money. Any crime was not apparent...
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Come if you want, but be prepared.

I live in Rio and I've "only" been robbed five times so far. Once with a gun in my head, when a man took my car at 8pm in Flamengo. The thing is statistics doesn't work on this, you will get lucky or...
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Avoid Rio if you can

I have lived in Brazil before during my childhood and teenage years, and returned to this country in January 2013 after having lived in Europe most part of my life. I decided to move back to Brazil...
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Gotham city in the tropics

Rio is now worse than ever! I lived in Rio (Barra da Tijuca) for more than 20 years, in the 80´s and 90´s. I just returned (Oct 2013) from a month visit to see my son who lives there. Crime is...
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Rio is great but very dangerous

I just read the news report of the American woman pulled off a bus in Rio last week when with her boyfriend. He was clubbed senseless and she was raped for six hours by three hoodlums. Rio is a great...
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Rio done (un)justice!

I just come back from spending 9 days family holiday in Rio, the suitcases still unpacked. Specifically wanted to give comment under warnings and dangers as I feel strongly Rio is still given this...
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Rio done unjustice!

I just come back from spending 9 days family holiday in Rio, the suitcases still unpacked. Specifically wanted to give comment under warnings and dangers as I feel strongly Rio is still given this...
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Top Hotels in Rio de Janeiro

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Avenida Atlantica 1702, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22021-001, Brazil
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Avenida Atlantica, 2600 - Copacabana, Rio de Janei
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Avenida Niemeyer 121, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22450, Brazil
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Av Vieira Souto 80, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22420 000, Brazil
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Avenida Atlantica 1020, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22010-000, Brazil
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Rua Maria Quiteria 27, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22410-040, Brazil
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Top Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro

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Christ The Redeemer, Corcovado

This is probably the most famous attraction in Rio De Janeiro which is called Christ the Redeemer who has overlooked the city and the beautiful beaches of Rio since 1931. Paul Landowski, a French...
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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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Carnaval

I was lucky enough to attend the carnival in Rio back in 1982 when the samba schools practiced throughout the night along the Avenida Blanco. The samba schools would start up just after 7 pm and would...
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Sugarloaf Mountain - Pão de Açucar

One of the references of Rio de Janeiro, this enormous rock provides marvellous views over town, making mandatory the trip to its top. However, if you are coming from the breathtaking Corcovado, as...
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Ipanema

Ipanema, Copacabana or Leblon, for an out comer, are just names of successive areas of this beach (with Arpoador in the middle, standing as a geological "accident") . We stayed in Leblon, and...
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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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Top 5 Rio de Janeiro Writers

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RafaelTheSecond

"RIO DE JANEIRO HAS SECRETS"
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racheljapi

"Welcome to the City of God"
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dargains

"Rio de Janeiro - Minha casa / My Home"
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Willettsworld

"Rio de Janeiro - My favourite place on earth!"
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marcbrazil

"RIO DE JANEIRO - WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD!"
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