Rio de Janeiro Your Way, 3 Days
Rio’s architecture embraces churches and buildings dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries, blending with the world-renowned designs of the 20th. In the South Zone, along the sea front, the city preserves the memory of names such as Tom Jobim and João Gilberto, who wrote the first chords of the Bossa Nova.
Day 1: In / Rio de Janeiro
Arrive in Rio and private transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Rio de Janeiro – Leisure Day (B)
Breakfast and free day to enjoy Rio de Janeiro by own self or to take some optional tours listed below (not included). Overnight.
Day 3: Rio de Janeiro / Out (B)
Breakfast and free morning to enjoy Rio de Janeiro by own self or to take some optional tours listed below (not included). Check out at 12pm and private transfer to the airport.
OPTIONAL TOURS (not included)
VERTICAL RIO HELI FLIGHT (30 min flight)
Take-off for the most unique photo experience, exploring the cinematic landscapes of the Wonderful City! We take the doors off, offering a 360º view, and take you to an epic helicopter photo experience, either for the classic "shoe-selfie" for your Instagram or to incredible pictures for your professional portfolio. With the flight plan totally set by you, our pilots will put you in the best spots for awesome photos!
Note: Transfers to/from your hotel to the airport are NOT included. Minimum 1, maximum 3 per helicopter. Recommended in the afternoon to see the sunset. If combined with a full day tour, there is no extra cost for transfers. Otherwise, consult us for extra transfers rates.
SUGAR LOAF (3–4 hours)
Departure to visit Sugar Loaf Mountain (entrance fee included). (Recommended in the afternoon to see the sunset).
Sugar Loaf (396m): Trademark of Rio de Janeiro, the Sugar Loaf Mountain has a privileged location in the city. In the first part of the cable-car ride you can see the entire Guanabara Bay, Corcovado and Rio-Niteroi Bridge. In the second part of the cable-car ride you can see, in a unique perspective, the beach of Copacabana, Santa Cruz Fortress and some beaches of Niterói in a fantastic scenery!
Optional: Hiking towards Urca Hill (220m). We walk by Cláudio Coutinho way and take the trail to reach the Urca Hill. The first step is steep and the trail takes about 40 min. It can be decided locally and will reduce the time up there but will avoid queuing for the cable car. No extra cost. *Moderate level.
SUGAR LOAF & FLEXIBLE MORNING (7–8 hours)
After breakfast departure to a flexible morning tour. Where to go it’s possible to decide locally with your guide (entrance fees not included). Pause for lunch (not included) and in the afternoon visit the Sugar Loaf Mountain (entrance fee included) to see the sunset.
CORCOVADO (3–4 hours)
Transfer to the Corcovado Mountain to visit the Christ the Redeemer (entrance fee included). (Recommended early in the morning).
Christ the Redeemer: Located at Corcovado Mountain (710 meters), with a height of 38m. The most important symbol of Rio de Janeiro, this monument is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. From there you can have a panoramic view of the city.
CORCOVADO & FLEXIBLE AFTERNOON (7–8 hours)
After breakfast transfer to the Corcovado Mountain to visit the Christ the Redeemer (entrance fee included). Pause for lunch (not included) and afterwards flexible afternoon. Where to go it’s possible to decide locally with your guide (entrance fees not included).
CORCOVADO & SUGAR LOAF (7–8 hours)
Depart for a full day visiting Corcovado and Sugar Loaf (entrance fees included). (We recommend Corcovado first and then Sugar Loaf).
CORCOVADO & SANTA TERESA (5–6 hours)
Departure to visit Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain (entrance fee included). Afterwards visit the Santa Teresa neighborhood.
Santa Teresa: Located in an old neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Santa Teresa is a very charming place in Rio where lots of local artists are living and exhibiting their arts there. (Not recommended on Mondays as most local shops remain closed)
CORCOVADO & SANTA TERESA & MORRINHO PROJECT (7–8 hours)
Departure to visit Corcovado, then Santa Teresa Neighborhood for lunch (not included) and Pereira da Silva Slum to visit Morrinho Project (entrance fees included).
Morrinho Project: It is a social and cultural project based outside the Pereira da Silva favela (slum) in the Southern Zone of Rio de Janeiro. A Model of 450sqm made of bricks and other recycled materials. With the aim of showing that favela life is multi-dimensional, and endeavors to communicate their own reality through film, plastic arts, theater, and music. Website: www.projetomorrinho.org
Note: To get to the project, part of the path is made walking on uneven ground, besides having to go up and down several steps. Wear comfortable shoes.
The visit is available from Monday to Saturday (10 am to 6 pm). Maximum 15 pax per visit.
MORRINHO PROJECT (3–4 hours)
Transfer to the Pereira da Silva Slum to visit the project (entrance fee included). (Recommended in the morning or combined with Corcovado and Santa Teresa).
TIJUCA FOREST & CORCOVADO & SANTA TERESA (7–8 hours)
Leave the hotel with private guide and transfer to visit the Tijuca Florest. This park is known as the largest world’s urban forest. Inside the forest, walk through a trail of easy trekking. Afterwards head to the Christ the Redeemer Statue on Corcovado Mountain (entrance fee included), stop for lunch (not included) and then we go to the charming district of Santa Teresa with its cobblestoned hilly streets, old homes and interesting museums. Return to the hotel.
DOWNTOWN & OLYMPIC BOULEVARD (3-4 hours) – by metro
Leave by metro for a downtown tour ending at the Olympic Boulevard, the highlight of Rio 2016. Disembark is at Cinelândia Station for a walking tour through Rio de Janeiro’s downtown until the Metropolitan Cathedral. Then, return to the same station to embark on a tram to the Olympic Boulevard.
Note: The tour includes metro/tram tickets.
DOWNTOWN & OLYMPIC BOULEVARD (3-4 hours) – by car
Leave by car for a downtown tour ending at the Olympic Boulevard, the highlight of Rio 2016. The walking tour begins through Cinelândia Square until the Metropolitan Cathedral. Then, return to the vehicle towards the Olympic Boulevard.
Olympic Boulevard: Porto Maravilha’s revitalized area, along with Praça Mauá, Orla Conde and Praça XV, is currently known as the Olympic Boulevard, a three kilometers strip that was a cultural epicenter of the Rio 2016 Olympics. There we can find the “Ethnicities” mural by Eduardo Kobra, the Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow), the Mosteiro de São Bento (São Bento Monastery), the M.A.R. (Rio de Janeiro’s Art Museum), and much more.
Note: On this tour there’s no time scheduled to enter and visit the museums unless we cut some parts of the visit and in this case the entrance fees will not be included.
CORCOVADO & OLYMPIC BOULEVARD & CARNAVAL EXPERIENCE (7–8 hours)
Breakfast and transfer to the Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain (entrance fee included), afterwards departure to a walking tour through the Olympic Boulevard. Then lunch (not included) on route to be decided with the guide, followed by a visit to the Carnaval Experience. Return to the hotel.
Carnaval Experience: Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival is the biggest and the most famous event in Brazil. There are over 90 samba schools and thousands of professionals involved, such as musicians, choreographers, dancers, craftsmen, Samba Masters and producers. In this tour is possible to experience the backstage at one of the twelve samba schools on the “premier league”. During the visit you can also learn a little about the samba history, taste a caipirinha, and wear a traditional costume to bring home memorable moments.
CARNAVAL EXPERIENCE & PEDRA DO SAL (3–4 hours)
Departure to Cidade do Samba (Samba city) for a Carnaval backstage experience, followed by a visit to Pedra do Sal, a historical and religious site in Rio de Janeiro.
Pedra do Sal: It was originally a Quilombo village, and it has a special significance for Cariocas of African descent and fans of samba and choro music. The site is considered the center of the area known locally as "Little Africa", which was full of collective houses of escaped and freed slaves.
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