Rio de Janeiro
Wonderful City! Beaches, hills and mountains that make up an incredible scene with samba and bossa nova as the soundtrack, it's easy to fall in love with Rio de Janeiro. Eternalized by the music that has already been translated into several languages, Ipanema Beach is still an incredible place to stroll. Copacabana Beach is known internationally for its striking promenade and exuberant landscape. Christ the Redeemer, the largest Art Deco statue in the world, literally welcomes everyone who visits the city with open arms.
Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Escadaria Selaron, Maracanã and Sambódromo (outside view)
"Wonderful city, full of charms, wonderful city, heart of my Brazil."
An overview of Rio in a single day and experience a little of all this. Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf will be the biggest stars of this tour, if it is possible to establish a ranking of the biggest stars when we complete this incredible day with a visit to the Sambódromo, designed by the incredible Oscar Niemayer, the Maracanã, temple of football and Cathedral of Rio.
Departure from the hotel for a visit to the Corcovado mountain range, which fills Rio de Janeiro and one of the most famous urban views in the world. To reach the top, visitors will board a 20-minute train ride through the Tijuca Forest (the largest urban forest in the world). At the top is the 38-meter-high statue of Christ the Redeemer. From above discover why Rio is so captivating.
Morro do Corcovado is 710 meters high, a breathtaking view of the Marvelous City. Crowned with the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Brazil's main monument and World Heritage Site, with open arms over the Guanabara Bay, receives people from all over the world who, in addition to being in ecstasy with the feeling of looking down on the river, make their prayers and put all this energy into the city. Why through the Tijuca Forest?
This answer is easy. With a quiet 25 minute trip in the middle of a lot of green, as we climb, we can see the Christ growing in the middle of the forest, which makes the experience even more interesting.
After the descent, the tour will continue with a stop at the main gate of the Mário Filho Stadium, also known as Maracanã, and finally we will go to the Sambódromo, the work of Oscar Niemayer and stage of the biggest popular party in Brazil: Carnival.
In the middle of the day, we will make another strategic stop, but this time to try a Rio lunch with dessert. The city tour includes a visit to the world famous Sugar Loaf (396 meters above sea level). Visitors will reach the top by modern cable cars that have been used since 1912 to reach the top). After seeing the wonderful city, we will go through the Santa Teresa neighborhood, and get to know one more tourist attraction: the Selaron staircase, besides going through the most bohemian neighborhood of the Carioca scene, Lapa and its beautiful arches. After the tour, return to the hotel and night of leisure.
Old Rio, Boulevard Olimpico, Museu do Amanhã and AquaRio
The port region of Rio had its revitalization as one of the main legacies of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. With the creation of the Olympic Boulevard, the city was transformed into one of the most beautiful and interesting places to visit.
Monuments and originality of a culture that makes the city of Rio unique. The São Bento Monastery, Patrimony of Brazilian Colonial Art and UNESCO Cultural Heritage is one of Rio's greatest architectural riches. Morro de São Bento, where the church is located, is an island. Of silence in the middle of the city center. We can also observe the cultural center of Banco do Brasil, the most active and refined cultural center of the city.
Completing the tour, the visit to the Museum of Tomorrow with its proposal to make us think about the impact of our actions on the planet and how we can be transforming agents of our future. Stop at the Ethnics mural, painted by artist Eduardo Kobra to color the Olympic Boulevard, which was recognized as the world's largest graffiti by Guinness World Records, the Book of Records, for its 2,600 m² extension. Continuing the tour, we will visit the Museum of Tomorrow, with its proposal to make us think about the impact of our actions on the planet and how we can be transforming agents of our future.
A highlight that is also part of this tour is the diversity of the Brazilian marine fauna present in AquaRio, the largest marine aquarium in South America, which has more than 350 different species of animals.
Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon beaches, Botanical Garden, Lage Park and By Night Lapa
We will start the day with a visit to Copacabana Beach is one of the most famous and beautiful beaches in the world. The atmosphere is very vibrant and the people are colorful and fun, as well as the beaches of Ipanema and Leblon where it is possible to have a view of the Morro da Pedra Bonita.
After visiting Leblon Beach, we will go directly to the Botanical Garden, an important tourist point of the city with a total area of 137 hectares, being 54 of area, the Botanical Garden shelters rare collections of bromeliads and orchids, besides old trees and exotic plants.
In the same neighborhood, called the Botanical Garden, we will go directly to the Lage Park at the base of the Tijuca Forest.
The highlight of the park is a historic mansion where the Lage Park Visual Art School is located. You can enjoy a cup of coffee in its cozy cafeteria in the inner courtyard of the mansion next to the pool or see some art exhibition or live performance.
In the evening, leave the hotel for a Rio by Night experience with dinner and a show. On the ride through Rio's nightlife we'll take you straight to the heart of the action where your guide will also accompany you from the best clubs in Lapa, Rio Scenarium in the unusual Bar, a mix between an antique shop and an auction room, where residents come to listen to the Samba and the Brazilian rhymes.
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Búzios is a charming little town with numerous beaches and Crystal lear Waters contrasting with the lush vefetation. It’s located in the tropical zone of the South American subcontinent, bathed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, sunny most of the year and inhabited by people from all corners of the planet who enjoy its 23 beaches.
City Tour: Schooner Cruise
The constructions in Buzios can't pass of two floors and many still try to maintain the aspect of a fishing village, as it was in the past, what makes the city even more charming.
The day will begin with a ride on a schooner with stops at several idyllic spots for swimming and relaxing. The night in Búzios starts at Rua das Pedras, where most of the commerce and restaurants in the region are concentrated.
Orla Brigitte Bardot, Praia da Armação, Praia Azeda , Praia Azedinha and Praia João Fernandes
We will start the day in an emblematic place: the Bardot Waterfront, this seaside promenade is where the famous bronze statue of Brigitte Bardot, the movie actress who put Búzios on the tourist map of Brazil, is located. Before her visit, in January 1964, the place was just a fishing village. After that, it became known as the Brazilian Saint-Tropez. Along this shoreline we can observe the scenery of Praia da Armação and the colorful boats composing the horizon. At low tide we can walk and take a picture with the statues of the 3 Fishermen, the work of Christina Motta (also responsible for the statue of Brigitte and Menino no Poste, among others spread throughout Búzios and the world).
Near the center of Buzios are the Azeda and Azedinha beaches. The walk from Rua das Pedras can take about 20 minutes.
The show also begins at the top of the belvedere that shows the beautiful sea of Praia de João Fernandes. It's hard not to be enchanted and go down to the sand. João Fernandes has restaurants and food and drink stalls and offers a great infrastructure and is among the most beautiful of Búzios.
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