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Rio de Janeiro: 6-Stop Highlights of Rio with Lunch

1. Rio de Janeiro: 6-Stop Highlights of Rio with Lunch

Start your adventure with a pickup in the morning from hotels located in the South Zone and head towards your first stop at Christ the Redeemer.  Enjoy great jungle views in the minivan ride through the Tijuca Forest that surrounds the Corcovado Mountain. Reach the peak of the mountain and meet the statue of the Christ the Redeemer with its arms right open over the city. Admire the sweeping views and take breathtaking pictures. Head to a nice walk outside the Maracanã Stadium and find out more about the passion of the Brazilians for football. Learn about the samba tradition in Rio by visiting the Sambadrome, the place with the biggest Carnival parade on the planet. Marvel at the beautiful street art of the Selarón Steps, a gigantic mosaic work of the Chilean artist Jorge Selarón. He started dedicating himself to decorate the stairs in the early 90s. The 250 steps have become a monument and an icon of Rio and have more than 2 thousand pieces of more than 60 countries.  Stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro to revel at the biblical passages on the stained-glass inside it, following a stop for lunch in an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant. With the batteries recharged, there is still one place left.  Head to Urca neighborhood and marvel at the beauty of the Sugarloaf Mountain and be amazed by the cable ride to the top. From 220 meters above sea level take in the breathtaking 360-degree view of Rio de Janeiro, Guanabara Bay, the city of Niteroi, and the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

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From Rio: Vale do Amor Sanctuary & Poço Negro Waterfall Tour

2. From Rio: Vale do Amor Sanctuary & Poço Negro Waterfall Tour

After boarding the jeep in Rio de Janeiro, drive for 2 hours to reach Vale do Amor, located in the Petrópolis mountains. This sanctuary is a peaceful, scenic spot where you can enjoy looking out for different bird species.  Enjoy a guided tour, with explanations about the history of the construction of the sanctuary. Learn how the gardens were designed and built based on themes around Mother Nature and the divine. Then, enjoy some free time to meditate, practice Yoga, or simply relax in the peaceful surroundings. Then, head to to the Poço Negro Waterfall, which has a deep pool where you can dive and enjoy swimming surrounded by nature. Finally, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, before returning to Rio.

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Rio: Cariocando Tour with Visit to Christ the Redeemer

3. Rio: Cariocando Tour with Visit to Christ the Redeemer

Spend the day touring Rio’s neighborhoods, the home of bossa nova. Be guided round some of the most well-known sights, including Christ the Redeemer, with your south-side hotel pickup and drop-off included. Start your day with a hotel pickup for south-side accommodation. After meeting your guide and group, head to the first stop. First up is a visit to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, entry tickets included. Be amazed by breathtaking panoramic views of the city from the top of Corcovado Hill during your journey to the statue. Next up is a visit to the outside of the famous Maracaña Stadium, home to many a World Cup match. Learn a little more about this important world-famous symbol while taking in its façade. Discover the samba catwalk by visiting the Sambódromo, where the biggest popular party on the planet takes place. Then, the next stop is the Metropolitan Cathedral of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro. Take in its unique architecture that attracts the attention of those who pass by — it boasts colorful stained glass windows 60 meters high all the way up to the dome. Next, marvel at the beautiful street art of the Selarón Staircase, a gigantic mosaic work by the Chilean artist Jorge Selarón. With 250 steps they have become a monument and an icon of Rio, it contains more than 2000 pieces from more than 60 countries. Finish off the day with a drop-off back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Rio de Janeiro

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 446 reviews

This tour was awesome! It shows the essential highlights of what to see in Rio. From the must see Christ the Redeemer statue, to the iconic Selaron Steps, to the sweet views of the Sugarloaf mountain, etc. you wont be disappointed. Plus the lunch buffet will fill you up with many varieties of local & Western foods to enjoy. Also our guide Manuela is very informative, fun & she provided really good customer service.

Excellent tour. Great price, includes lunch and entrance into the locations. If you aren't spending a lot of time in Rio it is the best option to see many of the major attractions.

All very well, unfortunately the weather did not accompany us in a good way but the guys on the tour did everything to make the experience unique thanks ...

Great trip! Super nice guide! Very competent and informative! Lovely again!!!!!

Very good experience and the guide is one of the best i have ever met.