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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. 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.

Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Selaron & BBQ Lunch

2. Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Selaron & BBQ Lunch

Start your tour in comfort, with convenient pickup from the main hotels in the South Zone (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Leme) and Barra da Tijuca. Your adventure begins with an ascent to Corcovado Mountain, where you'll have the option to either ride by van or board the train, according to the option purchased, both weaving through the lush Tijuca Forest. At the summit, behold the awe-inspiring Christ the Redeemer statue, offering unparalleled panoramic views of Rio's breathtaking landscape. Continue your journey to the legendary Maracanã football stadium, known for its imposing architecture and storied history. Then, venture to the renowned Sambódromo, the vibrant venue of Rio's annual Carnival parade, where you can immerse yourself in the city's rich cultural heritage. Please note that both visits are external, allowing you to appreciate these landmarks from the outside. Explore the modern Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, an architectural gem influenced by Mayan pyramids. Delve into the intriguing blend of ancient inspiration and modern innovation as you discover this iconic landmark on your tour. Immerse yourself in the vibrant artistry of the Selarón Steps, an extraordinary staircase adorned with colorful tiles from around the world. Named after its creator, Jorge Selarón, a Chilean painter and sculptor, this iconic landmark stands as a testament to his dedication and passion. Experience the array of colors and cultures adorning each step, making it a must-see destination in Rio de Janeiro. Choose to indulge in a authentic all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse, included in select options. Opt for the "Christ the Redeemer by Van, Sugarloaf, Selaron, BBQ Lunch" or "Christ the Redeemer by Train, Sugarloaf, Selaron, BBQ Lunch" package for a complete gastronomic experience. Following lunch, continue the tour with a visit to Sugarloaf Mountain. Please note that there are tour options available, some of which include admission tickets to the Sugarloaf. However, if this option is not chosen, clients will have free time during the visit. Enjoy the breathtaking views and iconic sights of Rio as you ascend to the summit via the iconic cable car.

Rio Carnival Tickets: 2025 Sambadrome Rio Carnival Parade

3. Rio Carnival Tickets: 2025 Sambadrome Rio Carnival Parade

Experience Rio's Carnival, the most popular and famous parade in the world. This incredible cultural event is characterized by its freedom of expression, and creative and fun atmosphere represented through samba school parades, carnival balls, and street carnival. The official parade takes place in the Rio de Janeiro Sambadrome, created by renowned Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer with capacity for 80,000 spectators. There are 5 days of parades, divided into three categories: Access Group, Special Group, and the Champions Parade. – February 28, 2025 (Friday): Access Group (2nd league) – March 01, 2025 (Saturday): Access Group (2nd league) – March 02, 2025 (Sunday): Special Group (1st league) – March 03, 2025 (Monday): Special Group (1st league) – March 08, 2025 (Saturday): Champions’ Parade (“All-Star Parade” with the 6 winners samba schools) Access Group (2nd league) In the Access Group, the best Samba Schools will be able to participate in the Special Group in the following year. 6 samba schools parades every night with enthusiasm and beauty. This is perfect for those, who want to see the magic of carnival on a budget. Special Group (1st league) These are considered the main days of the Carnival Parade. The best 12 Samba schools in Rio de Janeiro show all their creativity and innovations. These are the true magical nights of the Sambadrome. Tickets are more expensive for these days as it is the most popular parade with major league schools. Champions Parade On that night, the top six Special Group schools repeat their performances. This is an extraordinary night to see the Carnaval champions of the year. Each ticket purchased with us included: International Customer Support Our international guides available at the Sambadrome, every night of the parades, speaking 5 languages Accompanied Journey Guided trips to the Sambadrome from our hospitality center, at two fixed times, with metro inbound fare included. In order to the benefit you will need to arrive to the meeting point at the schedule time. The metro fare will aply only for those who will follow these requirements. The guides will accompanied to the even sectors of the stadium. Carnival Guide book Every tickets arrived with a e-book with all the important information about Rio Carnaval Our Carnival hospitality Center Beach front Copacabana Hotel, collect your tickets, information center and support during all days of the carnival.

Rio de Janeiro: 2025 Carnival Parade Tickets for Sambadrome

4. Rio de Janeiro: 2025 Carnival Parade Tickets for Sambadrome

Rio's Carnival is the most popular and the best Carnival in the world! No wonder it was named “Largest Carnival in the World” in 2004 by the Guinness Book of World Records. Carioca Carnival is a cultural event, where freedom of expression dominates in a creative and fun way, represented through samba school parades, carnival balls, and a street carnival. The official Samba School parades take place in Rio de Janeiro Sambadrome, created by the most renowned Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer, and inaugurated in 1983 with a capacity for 80,000 spectators. Every year, the Samba Schools compete for the Carnival Champion Title, and one school will be chosen as the best of the best. More than 30,000 people perform throughout Carnival. Each school has between 4,000 and 5,000 participants. There are 5 days of parades, divided into three categories: Access Group, Special Group, and Champions Parade. Access Group Feb. 28 and March 1st - In the Access Group, the Samba Schools do their best to enter to the Special Group for the following year. You will see 7 school parades per day, with enthusiasm and beauty. This is perfect for those who want to see the magic of carnival on a budget. Special Group March 2nd and 3rd - These are considered the main days of the Carnival Parade. The best Samba schools in Rio de Janeiro – 6 per day – show all their creativity and innovations. These are the true magical nights of the Sambadrome. Tickets are more expensive for these days as it is the most popular parade with major league schools. Champions Parade March 8th - On that night, the top six Special Group schools, plus the Access Group Champion repeat their performances. This is an extraordinary night to see the Carnaval champions of the year.

Rio de Janeiro: Half-Day Christ the Redeemer and City Tour

5. Rio de Janeiro: Half-Day Christ the Redeemer and City Tour

Discover the best of what Rio de Janeiro has to offer on this 5-hour city tour with a visit to Christ the Redeemer at the top of the Corcovado mountain. Admire not only the iconic statue but also the incredible views of the city from above. Start with a pickup in the morning from hotels located in the South Zone and make your first stop at Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy a great jungle view while riding through the Tijuca Forest in a minivan and take in the stunning surroundings of Corcovado Mountain. Reach the peak of the mountain and see the statue of Christ the Redeemer with its arms right open over the city. Admire the sweeping views and take fantastic pictures. After going down from Corcovado Mountain, enjoy a nice walk outside the Maracanã Stadium. Find out more about the passion of the Brazilians for football. Then, 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. The 250 steps have become a monument and an icon of Rio and have more than 2 thousand pieces from 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. Afterward, you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Rio: Christ Redeemer by Train & City Highlights Morning Tour

6. Rio: Christ Redeemer by Train & City Highlights Morning Tour

After being collected from your hotel in Rio, you will drive up to the Cosme Velho station in order to catch the Corcovado Train. This train ride through tropical forest stakes about 20 minutes from ground level to the top of Corcovado Mountain. Once having ascended to the top of the mountain, you will discover the Christ the Redeemer Statue, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Once you're back at sea level, you will drive past the legendary Maracanã soccer stadium for an external visit of this park where you will have another photo opportunity. Following this, you will head to Sambódromo, the location of Rio's exciting Carnaval. Afterwards, you can pay a visit to the distinctive Metropolitan Cathedral, a modern structure that takes influence from Mayan pyramids. You can then check out the brightly colored tiles of the world-famous Selarón Steps, one of Rio's most distinctive landmarks. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be comfortably returned to your pickup location.

Rio de Janeiro Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

7. Rio de Janeiro Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Avoid the crowds with an early morning visit to Corcovado Hill and see the Christ the Redeemer statue before the masses arrive! Drive alongside Botafogo beach en route to the monument, passing the official residence of the state governor at the Palácio Guanabara along the way. Admire the manor houses of the old coffee barons in the upscale districts of Laranjeiras and Cosme Velho. Arrive at Tijuca Forest and stop at Paineiras to board the vehicles of the National Park Authority. Ascend to the top of Corcovado Hill for a 45-minute visit and some of the best views of the city. In the event of poor visibility on the summit, an alternative stop will be made at the Mirante Dona Marta (362 meters). Descend Corcovado Hill and head towards Sugarloaf Mountain, passing the Brazilian Empire relics of Largo do Boticário and Casa dos Abacaxis. Head back along Botafogo beach towards Praia Vermelha in the district of Urca, admiring the neo-classical buildings of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, the Institute Benjamin Constant for the blind and the National Institute for Mineral Resources. Arrive at the Sugarloaf Mountain cable car station and climb aboard the first cable car to go into service in South America. Ride up Urca Hill (200 meters) and continue to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain (395 meters) to enjoy about 30 minutes at the top. Next, enjoy lunch in an Ipanema restaurant. There will be many different meal options at your disposal, so choose anything from Brazilian steakhouse fare or a light sandwich. You can also use the time to explore the Ipanema district. After lunch, visit the Maracanã Stadium, where the 1950 World Cup was held just after it opened. Discover the main arena of Rio Carnival at the Sambadrome. Journey along Avenida Presidente Vargas to see downtown landmarks such as the Central Railway Station, Duque de Caxias Palace, Itamaraty Palace and Campo de Santana. Continue along Avenida Passos to Praça Tiradentes, and admire the Carioca Aqueduct (Arcos da Lapa) that carries the trams from the city center to the Santa Teresa neighborhood. Travel down one of Rio's oldest streets on Rua do Lavradio, and then see the modern buildings of Avenida República do Chile. Go to the cone-shaped Metropolitan Cathedral to marvel at a masterpiece of modern architecture. Next, visit the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa and see the Escadaria Selarón, where the vibrant green, yellow and blue colors of the staircase match the Brazilian flag. Enjoy a moment of peace at São Bento Monastery before traveling along Aterro do Flamengo to the admire the Museum of Modern Art, the Monument to the Brazilian Soldiers of World War II and the tiny church of Nossa Senhora da Glória do Outeiro. Pass the beaches of Flamengo and Botafogo before a drop off at your original starting point.

Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain & Maracana by Train

8. Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain & Maracana by Train

If you have always dreamed of visiting Rio then this is the tour for you. Take a tour of downtown and learn a little bit about the city's history with a stop at the incredible Metropolitan Cathedral.  Next stop is Sugar Loaf Mountain. From Urca Hill and Sugar Loaf Mountain, you'll see some great views of Guanabara Bay and Niterói. You'll also see where the City of Rio was founded and where the fights between the Portuguese and French took place. For a break before Christ Redeemer, enjoy an appetizing barbecue lunch. If you are not a meat lover, don't worry, there are plenty of sides and alternative options for vegetarians. After lunch, make your way to Maracanã Stadium where you will take a lap around the stadium and have a short stop so you can appreciate the splendor of the two-time World Cup Finals host. There you will be able to imagine the amount of history that took place since its opening in 1950 when Brazil hosted its first World Cup. Then, take a train ride up the Corcovado Mountain and sit beneath the Christ Redeemer Statue looking down on the marvelous city of Rio. Don't miss the chance to snap terrific photographs.

Rio de Janeiro Private: Christ, Sugarloaf, Maracanã and more

9. Rio de Janeiro Private: Christ, Sugarloaf, Maracanã and more

Enjoy a full day tour of the most emblematic sights in Rio de Janeiro with just your group and without the rush of cheap tours, but with 20 to 40 people together! We'll pick you up from your hotel and head straight to Corcovado Mountain. On this path we will pass through the largest urban forest on the planet which is the Tijuca Forest. We will make the first stop at the Paineiras Visitor Center, where we will depart by van to see the majestic statue of Christ the Redeemer, with beautiful panoramic views of the wonderful city. Then, we'll go down through Santa Teresa, a neighborhood with a strong artistic and cultural appeal, and we'll make a second stop at the Mirante das Favelas. The third stop will be at Escadaria Selarón, covered in colorful mosaics, from where we will continue to visit the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro. Your exploration continues with a stop at the legendary Maracanã football stadium and a tour of the famous Sambodromo, home to the vibrant Carnival parade. After all this time, it's time for lunch and we can stop either at a steakhouse or at another place of your choice agreed beforehand. After lunch, we continue on to Sugarloaf Mountain for an up-close encounter with one of the most beautiful natural wonders in Rio, which will yield beautiful photos! As this is a private tour, we can customize the itinerary to suit your preferences, as long as it does not exceed the total duration and that changes are requested and agreed with the guide responsible for your tour.

Rio: Private Custom Highlights Tour with Christ the Redeemer

10. Rio: Private Custom Highlights Tour with Christ the Redeemer

Hello, sailor! Welcome aboard! We are the Pirates Rio! An tour agency specialized in private tours around the Rio de Janeiro region. In this experience, our mission is to take you to discover the city's main tourist attractions in a single day! In our standard itinerary we go to the following points: - Christ the Redeemer - Selaron Staircase - Metropolitan Cathedral - Maracanã Stadium (outside area) - Carnival Sambodrome - Lunch break - We finish at Sugarloaf Mountain "Ah but, I didn't like all the points in the schedule, can't I change it?" - But of course you can! We can exchange up to 4 tourist attractions for others of your choice, just send us a message first! - You can even customize the pick-up and drop-off places! - We are open to customize the tour lenght time to better suit your needs it can be a 3, 4, 6, 8 or 9 hour tour! Throughout the tour you will have what we call a pirate boat (a super comfortable car with air conditioning) + the boat captain (an certified tour guide) at your disposal to pick you up at your hotel and take you on this adventure! On our boat there will always be fresh water and some snacks to make you feel comfortable! And when lunch time arrives, where are we going? Wherever you want! Tell us your culinary preference and we’ll reserve a table at the best restaurant in town! So, sailor, shall we do this? We are waiting for you! "In Rio de Janeiro touristic places, the earlier the better, to avoid crowds is always better choose the earlier starting times as 7, 8, 9 a.m hour!" "Tickets not included, we will help you to get the tickets online"

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The tour was late so make sure you contact them in whatsapp if this happens to you. The tour was good and smooth flowing. In Selaron make you you que for the picture. People will try to jump so make sure you know how to shoo them away🙃. The lunch was so yuuuum! Buffet style I did love the churizo they served. Drinks and dessert are not included but you can pay for that. And Clara, our guide made sure that the group is always together and made it easy for everyone.

It was really great...especially Helber, our tour guide, was great...you could tell how much he enjoyed doing this job

It was a very nice experience!!! As before, we were not disappointedaa! Anytime againaa!

Monica did a great job and I was a very entertaining tour!

The driver drove very fast on the descent of Cristo.