Rio de Janeiro
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From Rio de Janeiro: Angra dos Reis Boat Trip with Lunch

1. From Rio de Janeiro: Angra dos Reis Boat Trip with Lunch

Relax on the 3-hour drive to the city of Angra dos Reis. A quick pit-stop on the road will be made to use bathroom facilities and buy a snack. Upon arrival in the docks, enjoy a schooner ride through the hundreds of islands of Angra dos Reis.  Marvel at the beauty of the most famous island of it all: Ilha Grande. Revel at the crystal clear water and rent a snorkel on the spot to see the different species of fish. After, devour the buffet lunch in a fishermen’s village. Explore different stops during the day in places such as the Blue Lagoon, Cataguases beach, and Japariz or Araçá beaches. The captain will choose the best spots depending on crowds and weather conditions.

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Rio de Janeiro: Best Beaches Boat Tour with Free Beers

2. Rio de Janeiro: Best Beaches Boat Tour with Free Beers

See Rio's most beautiful beaches from an exotic and aquatic angle. You'll depart from the yacht club near Sugarloaf Mountain from where you will pass by several gorgeous beaches and islands. Throughout your experience, you will be welcome to stop at any time to swim or simply chill out and take in the scenery. You can also expect to experience a secret island throughout your day too. Throughout your 3-hour trip you will encounter Urca Beach, Pão de Açucar (Sugar Loaf), Praia Vermelha (with swimming time), Copacabana Beach, Arpoador Beach, the Ipanema beaches (with swimming time), and Ilhas Cagarras (Cagarras Islands. At the conclusion of your enjoyable day out on the water, you will return back to your tour starting point.

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Rio de Janeiro: 3-Hour Sailing Trip on Guanabara Bay

3. Rio de Janeiro: 3-Hour Sailing Trip on Guanabara Bay

Enjoy a 3-hour sail and see the iconic sights of Rio de Janeiro from Guanabara Bay. You will meet your guide at the Marina da Gloria, downtown Rio, at the pre-arranged time and board the Kamehameha for a short introductory session to the boat’s main facilities and safety systems. You will motor out of the marina and then sail towards the protected, calm waters of the bay. Your guide will point out the sights of Rio surrounding the bay, including Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Hill. You will also learn a bit about local history. At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped off back at the starting point at the marina.

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Rio de Janeiro: Ilha Grande with Boat Tour and Lunch

4. Rio de Janeiro: Ilha Grande with Boat Tour and Lunch

Begin your full day tour with a 165 km ride from Rio de Janeiro to Angra dos Reis. Once there, onboard your schooner to Ilha Grande. Sit back and enjoy the views of this paradisiacal landscape. Make your first stop at Cataguases Islands. Its calm blue waters are a perfect invitation for a swim. Then, discover the Blue Lagoon and its colorful fish, corals and starfish. This natural pool is perfect for snorkeling and swimming. Visit the Freguesia de Santana, a small beach that houses the first church of Angra dos Reis, built in 1843. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Japariz Beach. Later, take a refreshing dip in the sea. After a day in paradise, begin your comfortable return to Rio de Janeiro.

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Rio de Janeiro: Ilha Grande Day Trip with Sightseeing Cruise

5. Rio de Janeiro: Ilha Grande Day Trip with Sightseeing Cruise

Ilha Grande with its beautiful beaches and crystal clear water is the most famous island of the 365 surrounding the Bay of Angra dos Reis. Between the mountains and the beaches, the area is perfect for cruising around, snorkeling and hiking. Start the journey on high-quality transportation towards the Costa Verde region, located two hours away from Rio. Once in Angra dos Reis, head straight to the port to board the schooner. Set sail, sit back, and enjoy the views.

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Ilha Grande Hiking Tour

6. Ilha Grande Hiking Tour

Just a couple of hours away from Rio de Janeiro, Ilha Grande is a beautiful tropical island famous for its lush Atlantic Forest and long sandy beaches. With no roads or cars, the island offers an unparalleled level of stillness that is difficult to find elsewhere. Its emerald waters have incredible visibility and marine biodiversity. Departing from Rio early, we will make our way to Conceição de Jacareí (approx. 2 hours/83 miles). We will then embark on sea transportation to Vila do Abraão, the main of Ilha Grande. We will follow a trail that lasts approximately three hours and stop at some beautiful beaches along the way - notably Lopes Mendes beach, considered one of the most beautiful in the world. You also have the option to partake in a boat tour around the island.

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What people are saying about Rio de Janeiro

Most comfortable trip ever: Luisa is downright a sweetheart who knows whats up. From the coach driver to the ship captain and the staff are extremely nice.. I cannot describe in words how beautiful the whole area is!! I'm very glad I booked this trip. Also would 1000% recommend snorkeling and getting your pics!!

Although it was raining the ship's crew with our guide Thiago did everything to make sure we had a good time. Everyone is very attentive, the food is delicious. It is worth 1000%, highly recommended !!!

Beautiful trip! The islands were amazing and the photo opportunity with the fish was awesome!

Nice excursion by small bus. An interesting program with diving possibilities.

Excellent tours, I recommend it. 109 points and excellent guide.