Rio de Janeiro
11/30/2019 12:00 AM
11/30/2019 12:00 AM

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Rio - FD With Private Guide At Your Disposal
See suggested itinerary below. Note: our tours are 100% flexible and will be based on your personal interests. Sugar Loaf: The height and unmistakable outline of Sugar Loaf Mountain make it, together with Christ the Redeemer, one of Rio's main attractions. This famous landmark is reached by cable car and offers breathtaking views of Rio. The journey is done in two stages: firstly, to the top of Urca Hill, where visitors catch the second car to their final destination. From Sugar Loaf Mountain, the endless beaches of Rio de Janeiro and Niterói stretch to the horizon. Corcovado: On top of the 710m high Corcovado Hill in Rio de Janeiro is one of the world's most famous tourist attractions: the statue of Christ, the Redeemer, with its open arms blessing the whole city. Made of concrete, measuring 37 meters high and weighing 1.145 tons, the statue was inaugurated in 1931 and was built with donations from the Catholic Church. From here you can admire the fantastic combination of beaches, deep blue waters, mountains, forests and urban areas all inter-connected. Santa Teresa: Rio's Montmartre! You can't miss a visit to this unique part of Rio. Sometimes described as the Brooklyn of Rio, Santa Teresa is one of those once grand, later marginalized, recently bohemianized neighborhoods. It is sprinkled with run-down colonial houses that you stumble upon and discover new worlds. Santa Teresa is a place where you can feel the atmosphere of art, music and history. Charming little restaurants, bistros and bars add a touch of both sophisticated and simple gastronomy options. At Santa Teresa you will find a touch of small town life, with small groceries and family businesses.
Rio - A Brazilian Night
Known worldwide, Rio Scenarium owes its success to great live Brazilian music and one of the most unusual and attractive ambiences in Rio de Janeiro. The laidback bar and casa de shows attracts a mix of locals and foreigners. Rio Scenarium stands out among Rio de Janeiro bars, as it helped trigger a renovation trend in Lapa, a historic district with a strong musical and nightlife tradition dating back to the first half of the twentieth century. One of the amazing things about Rio Scenarium is how spacious it is. Four buildings were joined to create it. The two top floors overlook the dance floor and stage at ground level. Antiques are everywhere. There are collections of all kinds - clocks, scooters, radios, mannequins - lining every wall and corner. The bar serves full entrees as well as a great selection of “porções” (finger food platters). 
Rio - Full Day Tour of Petropolis
Known as Cidade Imperial (the Imperial City), Petrópolis is one of Rio de Janeiro’s premier mountain resorts, located 2,400 feet above sea level. Only an hour from Rio, it seems light years away from the traffic jammed streets, concrete high-rises, and beaches. The lovely tree-lined streets, the palaces, mansions, and museums can be comfortably explored on foot or by horse and buggy, and the mountain air ensures a pleasant climate year-round.It is only one hour drive from Rio to Petropolis.
Rio - Old Rio: HD Tour With Private Guide At Your Disposal
Heading downtown you will meet the Old Rio and have the chance to visit the cultural side of this beautiful city. Rio is also a city of a glorious honorable past, which should definitely be experienced. This insider's tour to colonial Rio highlights the concealed, preserved, and authentic Rio, featuring the old Lapa district with its famous aqueduct arches; "Praça 15", the historical center of Rio which houses the restored Royal Palace and the Historical Museum, the impressive Candelaria Church; as well as the São Bento Monastery, considered to be the city's richest historical building. You will visit the heart of Rio, Av. Rio Branco, and the scenic Cinelandia square, where the magnificent Municipal Theater stands.
Rio - Full Day Tour of Niteroi
First of all we will be crossing the 10 miles bridge that links Rio to Niterói. The Museum of Contemporary Art, a masterpiece of Brazilian modern architecture, projected by the world famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Its shape resembles a floating flying saucer and also provides a superb view of the entrance of the bay. This tour also includes a visit to the Santa Cruz fortress, a XVII century colonial fortress, with its canons, dungeons and solid rock buildings. Before coming back to Rio we make a stop at the Parque da Cidade, located on the top of a hill with a remarkable view of Niterói and the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Rio - Jeep Tour In the Floresta da Tijuca
Jeep tour in the Floresta da Tijuca shows the difference between nature and the city. We will make a quick stop at Macaco's Waterfall for pistures. Later on we will see the Chinese View, Emperor Table, Cascatinha Taunay and Mayrink Chapel. We will also walk through a light trail, giving us a chance to feel the contact with nature. During this tour, people who will explain the importance of the Mata Atlantica will guide us.
Rio - Favela Tour
This tour is an illuminating experience if you look for an insider point of view of Brazil. It introduces you to another Rio, within Rio city: the favela. You will go to the favelas of Vila Canoas and Rocinha, the largest one in Brazil. There, you will visit a school, a handcraft center (also supported by the tour) and other community works. Informative, this tour changes the reputation of favelas, often related to violence and poverty only. Don't be shy, local people greet you friendly and you are welcome there. If you really want to understand Rio and Brazil, don't leave the city without doing it!
Rio - FD Sugar Loaf + Santa Teresa
Sugar Loaf: The height and unmistakable outline of Sugar Loaf Mountain make it, together with Christ the Redeemer, one of Rio's main attractions. This famous landmark is reached by cable car and offers breathtaking views of Rio. The journey is done in two stages: firstly, to the top of Urca Hill, where visitors catch the second car to their final destination. From Sugar Loaf Mountain, the endless beaches of Rio de Janeiro and Niterói stretch to the horizon.
Santa Teresa: You can't miss a visit to this unique part of Rio. Sometimes described as the Brooklyn of Rio, Santa Teresa is one of those once grand, later marginalized, recently bohemianized neighborhoods. It is sprinkled with run-down colonial houses that you stumble upon and discover new worlds. Santa Teresa is a place where you can feel the atmosphere of art, music and history. Charming little restaurants, bistros and bars add a touch of both sophisticated and simple cullinery art options. At Santa Teresa you will find a touch of small town life, with small groceries and family businesses.
Rio - Hovering Over Rio: A 15 Minute Helicopter Ride
Downtown • Sambadrome • Maracanã Stadium• Christ Statue • Lagoa • Leblon,Ipanema and Copacabana Beaches • Turn around Sugar Loaf • Helipad.

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