Daria
Trip offered by Daria Travel expert in Brazil

Trip summary

  • Departure Rio de Janeiro
  • End Rio de Janeiro
  • Countries
  • City
  • Theme Sea and beaches
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Description

Discover Rio de Janeiro, the colorful hectic capital city of Brazil, on an emotion-packed tailormade tour! Take in a privileged view of the city from the top of Mount Corcovado escorted by a private guide, sunbathe on isolated untame beaches that only locals know or pedal through Rio’s neighborhoods on a guided bike tour!

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Discover Rio de Janeiro, the colorful hectic capital city of Brazil, on an emotion-packed tailormade tour! Take in a privileged view of the city from the top of Mount Corcovado escorted by a private guide, sunbathe on isolated untame beaches that only locals know or pedal through Rio’s neighborhoods on a guided bike tour!

You will be lodged in selected luxury hotel with stunning views on the city and ocean. Rio de Janeiro is a really livley metropolis, with plenty of bars, restaurants, clubs, white-sand beaches: the best way to get to know this amazing city is with a private guide who knows where to go and what to do!

Tour highlights:

- Private tour with a panoramic view of Rio from Mount Corcovado
- Private tour of the city’s iconic landmarks, including Olympic Boulevard, Museum of Tomorrow with lunch at Cafeteria Colombo
- Private night tour of the bohemian Lapa district and the Rio Scenarium
- Relax on lesser known and less crowded beaches
- Bike ride through Ipanema and Leblon en route to Arpoador Point to watch the sunset.

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Welcome to Rio!
    Day 1 Transfer by car
    Welcome to Rio!

    Your English-speaking guide will be waiting for you outside of customs with a sign with your name upon arrival at Rio's airport. Your private driver will escort you to your hotel.

    Transfer by car to Cosme Velho to take a train up to the Corcovado Mountain, through the Tijuca Forest. Once on the top, enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of the city and admire world-famous Christ Statue. Before returning to the hotel, visit São Conrado and watch hang gliders fly over the beach.

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  • 2
    Downtown of Rio
    Day 2 Transfer by car
    Downtown of Rio

    Today's sightseeing combines the historical highlights of downtown Rio with the modern attractions in the Porto Maravilha area, including the Olympic Boulevard.

    Your tour starts in the Cinelãndia area, including Municipal Theater, National Library, and the Fine Arts Museum. Moving away from from the historic sites of Rio to the new and modern Port area via the new VLT light rail system, you will have the chance to see Mauá Square and learn about the history of Rio Port.

    Visit Olympic Boulevard and the Graffiti Murals by Eduardo Kobra. Stop by at Rio’s Art Museum (MAR) to get a panoramic view of Porto Maravilha. Visit also the new Museum of Tomorrow, blending science and design with a focus on sustainable cities. On your way back, walk along Orla Conde to the Square of November 15th (Praça XV) and enjoy views of Guanabara Bay.

    Here you can see the ferry station, the Imperial Palace and Tiradentes monument. Lunch is included and scheduled at Cafeteria Colombo restaurant, a historic attraction open since the early 1900s. In the afternoon, walk back to Carioca Square to meet your driver for your private transfer to the hotel.

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  • 3
    Experience Rio’s life
    Day 3 Transfer by car
    Experience Rio’s life

    Spend some time getting acquainted with Rio and enjoying its attractions like an insider! Have drink in one of the hip bars in downtown Rio and sunbathe on the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema

    After an unforgettable day, experience Rio by night at Rio Scenarium, a unique show house located in the most bohemian neighborhood of the city, Lapa district. If you want to experience traditional Brazilian music, the Rio Scenarium is a go-to attraction.

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  • 4
    Relax on Rio’s hidden beaches
    Day 4 Transfer by car
    Relax on Rio’s hidden beaches

    After relaxing on world-famous and overcrowded beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, today you'll head to the lesser known beaches of Barra de Guaratiba where you'll take a break from the hustle and bustle of downtown Rio de Janeiro.

    Today is devoted to swimming in the ocean, with the chance to try you hand at stand up paddle-boarding during a one-hour private lesson. Lunch at Bira de Guaratiba, an award-winning restaurant specializing in seafood, is included (drinks are not included and are to be purchased on-site).

    In the afternoon you'll have some more free time available on the beach before returning to the hotel. 

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  • 5
    Bike tour
    Day 5
    Bike tour

    Today's bike tour begins at Ipanema beach, featured in Tom Jobim's song, Girl from Ipanema. You will ride along the bike path to Jardim de Alah (Allah´s Garden), where a channel connects the lagoon to the sea separating Ipanema and Leblon beaches. The channel eventually leads to Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, surrounded by lush mountains.

    You will pedal along the Lagoon bike path, passing by 3 parks, Vasco da Gama Nautical Headquarters and the main headquarters of Flamengo, the most popular football club in Brazil. The biking tour will end at Arpoador, where you will admire a beautiful sunset.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • English-speaking guide 
    • Private transportation, except when specified
    • Hotels with breakfast unless specified (there is no guarantee that you will be served breakfast if you leave the hotel before 6AM)
    • Lunch and dinner, as per itinerary
    • Entrance fees as per itinerary
    • Visits and excursions, as per itinerary

    Price does not include

    • International flights
    • Domestic Flights (quote upon request)
    • Airport taxes (domestic and international)
    • Personal insurance
    • Lunch and dinner when they are not mentioned
    • Optional activities
    • Drinks
    • Extras
    • Gratuity and tips
    • Porterage