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Rio de Janeiro: Shuttle Transfer to/from Búzios

Rio de Janeiro: Shuttle Transfer to/from Búzios

Whether you're just starting your trip or it's coming to a close, ensure a hassle-free vacation from beginning to end by booking your airport transfer service in advance. Say goodbye to long taxi queues, busy public transport, and language barriers, and instead, sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic views in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Our shuttle service operates between Rio Santos Dumont (SDU) and Galeão Airport (GIG) and hotels in Rio’s South Zone, Barra da Tijuca, Região dos Lagos, and Costa Verde. With fixed departures throughout the year, you can rely on our shuttle running 365 days a year. The shuttle departs every hour from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, providing you with flexibility and convenience for a stress-free journey.

From Rio de Janeiro: Búzios Boat Trip with Lunch

From Rio de Janeiro: Búzios Boat Trip with Lunch

Enjoy an early morning pick up from Rio and relax on the 3-hour drive to the city of Búzios which is often called the Brazilian Caribbean due to the similarities in their natural beauties. Arrive in the docks of Búzios and hop on the schooner. Enjoy a boat ride through the best places to swim and relax.  Listen to some music playing and meet the friendly crew ready to assist on every matter. It is like having a small party on a boat.  Explore the 4 different stops in places like the João Fernandes beach, Azeda, and Azedinha beaches, Tartaruga, or Ossos beach at the end. Stops may vary according to weather conditions and the number of people in each place. The captain chooses the best and less crowded areas to have a good time. Búzios was a peaceful fishing village when its beaches began to be frequented for the summer holidays, in the ‘50s. Sometime later, the visit of a young Brigitte Bardot ended up revealing the resort to the world. Since then, Búzios has never gone out of style. The low houses, the windows of Pedras street, the boutique-inns, and the lively night make Búzios the desired destination in Rio de Janeiro State. Not to mention the beaches, more than 20 across the peninsula that make it look like a little piece of the Mediterranean ended up here. Leave the boat to have a buffet lunch. Enjoy some free time after eating to explore the das Pedras street and its boutique stores and beautiful stone paving street.  Hop on the bus and leave Búzios to make the journey back to Rio, arriving around 8:00 PM.

Búzios: Catamaran Boat Tour

Búzios: Catamaran Boat Tour

Board at the downtown pier for a catamaran ride in Búzios, a city known for being one of the most charming seaside resorts in Brazil. Enjoy the paradisiacal views on a panoramic tour passing by Caboclo Island, Armação, Ossos, Azeda, Azedinha, and João Fernandes Beaches. Make a 30-minute stop to dive into the crystalline waters and observe the marine life of the Parque dos Corais (Coral Park). Continue toward João Fernandinho Beach, Branca Island, and Ilha Island. Enjoy another 30 minutes of diving. Then, head to Moças Beach, Enseada de Manguinhos, and Tartaruga Beach, the last diving stop. End the tour by exploring the unique scenery of the beaches of Virgens, Amores, and Canto. Finally, return to the pier in Búzios.

Búzios Trolley Adventure City Tour

Búzios Trolley Adventure City Tour

Experience a ride on the trolley through the beautiful city of Búzios. Ride on a special vehicle that will take you on an adventure, in complete safety, and is the best way to get to know Búzios. Take a beautiful tour through 12 beaches and 2 belvederes in an open vehicle, which provides an incredible view. Smell the sea, and the fresh air as you feel the breeze. Relax as you take in the the most beautiful and secluded places in Búzios.

Armação dos Búzios: Walk Through the Natural Pools in Búzios

Armação dos Búzios: Walk Through the Natural Pools in Búzios

Places Visited: Pedra do Guardião The first stop on the circuit, which begins at the entrance to the Costa do Sol State Park, takes place in a scenery full of walls and immense cliffs with the blue sea in the background. There, the main attraction is the Pedra do Guardião (Keeper’s Stone), a capriciously carved rock formation that refers to a man’s face. A geological reference point, the environment invites you to explore the rocks until you reach the “vent”, a kind of lookout among the rocks with shade and wind. There, the order is to sit for a while, relax and contemplate. Natural Pools The “puddles” appear at low tide, amid the rock formations of the region, and are perfect for bathing and photographic records. Depending on the height of the waves, salty waterfalls are formed between the rocks, providing a spectacle of immense beauty. To take a bath, it is necessary to be aware of the orientations to avoid the submerged points that shelter hedgehogs. Praia dos Amores (Amores Beach) Charming and exclusive, the beach houses a small strip of sand and offers shade under the almond trees. Slabs submerged a few meters from the sand are suitable for snorkeling on account of the numerous fish and turtles that live there. A walk along the rocks leads to Ferradurinha beach (optional).

From Búzios: Arraial do Cabo and Cabo Frio Day Trip

From Búzios: Arraial do Cabo and Cabo Frio Day Trip

After a 1-hour bus ride from Búzios, arrive at Arraial do Cabo. Board a boat and set sail through the crystal-clear waters. See places such as Lighthouse Island, Crevice of Our Lady of Assumption, Gorilla Rock, Blue Grotto, Pontal do Atalaia, and Forno Beach.  Stop for a swim at 3 stunning spots. Then, disembark and enjoy lunch at a buffet restaurant, with drinks and dessert at your own expense. After lunch, embark on a city tour through Cabo Frio, a 500-year-old town. Get to know historical spots like São Matheus Fort and the beautiful Passagem neighborhood. Take in views of the exquisite landscape and the mighty sea.

Armação dos Búzios: 3-Stop Schooner Boat Ride

Armação dos Búzios: 3-Stop Schooner Boat Ride

BOAT TOUR IN BÚZIOS Discover Brazil's most charming resort town by sea! VESSEL: The city's best schooner! The boat has a capacity for 120 people and is perfectly equipped for tours and events. It features stereo sound, a central bar, separate male and female bathrooms, a covered area with awnings, tables, and benches for all passengers to sit comfortably. It's also the only one with a children's pool and a 13-meter-high water slide!! Fun guaranteed for the whole family! ITINERARY: Departure from the pier in Centro (Rua das Pedras). We'll sail for 2.5 hours along the Búzios coast, where we'll visit 12 beaches and 3 islands, making 3 stops for approximately 25-minute snorkeling sessions. Schooner itinerary: Ilha do Caboclo, Praia da Armação, Praia dos Ossos, Praia da Azeda, Praia da Azedinha, Praia de João Fernandes (1 stop), Praia de João Fernandinho, Ilha Branca, Ilha Feia (2 stops), Praia das Moías, Enseada de Manguinhos, Praia da Tartaruga (3 stops), Praia das Virgens, Praia dos Amores, Praia do Canto, Rua das Pedras, Orla Bardot. NOT INCLUDED: Boarding fee and transportation to the boarding pier. - If you wish to hire our transfer service to Búzios, please contact us. OPTIONAL: Drinks and snacks available for purchase at the boat's bar / Masks and snorkels available for rent / Guided diving and underwater photos. BOARDING LOCATION: Centro Pier or Porto Veleiro (Please inquire). DEPARTURE TIME: 11:45 AM, please arrive 20 minutes early for boarding. DURATION: 2.5 hours. ATTIRE: Swimwear (don't forget your towel and sunscreen). CHILDREN: Up to 5 years old go free, and from 6 to 10 years old pay half price. NOTE: The itinerary may be altered or the tour canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions.

From Rio de Janeiro: Búzios Full-Day Boat Tour

From Rio de Janeiro: Búzios Full-Day Boat Tour

Be collected from your accommodation in Rio de Janeiro between 7:00 AM and 8:30 AM. Relax on the 3-hour drive to Búzios (by bus or van), where the French actress Brigitte Bardot lived in the 1960s. Upon arrival, board a schooner with a capacity for up to 120 passengers and set sail past the main beaches to get the chance to dive into the sea at 3 different spots. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch in paradise. Then, follow in the footsteps of the high society who discovered Búzios in the early 1900s and get some free time to explore the famous Rua das Pedras to pick-up some souvenirs and local crafts.

Búzios: City Tour by Trolley

Búzios: City Tour by Trolley

Explore the beauty of Búzios on this guided city tour using an open vehicle, the trolley. See the breathtaking views along the main beaches of the peninsula and belvederes, stop for photos, and even take a dip.  Leave from downtown Búzios on the comfortable trolley, which offers a great way to view the surroundings. The tour starts at the glamorous Orla Bardot by Armação beach, named after the French actress Brigitte Bardot, who also has a statue at the location.  Another stop is the statue of Juscelino Kubitschek, former president of Brazil. See the beautiful sculpture Os Três Pescadores, the Three Fishermen, located at sea, in the middle of small fishing boats. Next is the Sant'Anna Church, the only building from the whaling era in the region. Then, continue to the most popular beaches in Búzios, Praia dos Ossos, Praia de João Fernandes, Praia Brava, Praia do Forno, Praia da Foca, and Praia da Ferradura.  Stop for photos at the viewpoints of João Fernandes and Forno, with their truly incredible views of the city. At Ferradura Beach, stop for a refreshing swim in the sea before returning to downtown Búzios.

Búzios Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro

Búzios Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro

Visit the city of Armação dos Búzios, located on a peninsula on the northern coast of Rio de Janeiro, during this 12-hour excursion. Búzios grew from a fishing village into a charming tourist destination after a visit by the renowned French actress Brigitte Bardot in 1964. Take a walk in Búzios with your guide and enjoy a schooner ride that passes the main Búzios beach. Enjoy a lunch buffet at one of the best restaurants the city. You’ll have a choice of meat, fish or chicken, with an option for vegetarians. On the schooner ride you’ll see Bones Beach, Azeda, Azedinha, João Fernandes, Tartaruga, Boi and Rasa.

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Rio de Janeiro: Shuttle Transfer to/from Búzios

Rio de Janeiro: Shuttle Transfer to/from Búzios

Whether you're just starting your trip or it's coming to a close, ensure a hassle-free vacation from beginning to end by booking your airport transfer service in advance. Say goodbye to long taxi queues, busy public transport, and language barriers, and instead, sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic views in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Our shuttle service operates between Rio Santos Dumont (SDU) and Galeão Airport (GIG) and hotels in Rio’s South Zone, Barra da Tijuca, Região dos Lagos, and Costa Verde. With fixed departures throughout the year, you can rely on our shuttle running 365 days a year. The shuttle departs every hour from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, providing you with flexibility and convenience for a stress-free journey.

From Rio de Janeiro: Búzios Boat Trip with Lunch

From Rio de Janeiro: Búzios Boat Trip with Lunch

Enjoy an early morning pick up from Rio and relax on the 3-hour drive to the city of Búzios which is often called the Brazilian Caribbean due to the similarities in their natural beauties. Arrive in the docks of Búzios and hop on the schooner. Enjoy a boat ride through the best places to swim and relax.  Listen to some music playing and meet the friendly crew ready to assist on every matter. It is like having a small party on a boat.  Explore the 4 different stops in places like the João Fernandes beach, Azeda, and Azedinha beaches, Tartaruga, or Ossos beach at the end. Stops may vary according to weather conditions and the number of people in each place. The captain chooses the best and less crowded areas to have a good time. Búzios was a peaceful fishing village when its beaches began to be frequented for the summer holidays, in the ‘50s. Sometime later, the visit of a young Brigitte Bardot ended up revealing the resort to the world. Since then, Búzios has never gone out of style. The low houses, the windows of Pedras street, the boutique-inns, and the lively night make Búzios the desired destination in Rio de Janeiro State. Not to mention the beaches, more than 20 across the peninsula that make it look like a little piece of the Mediterranean ended up here. Leave the boat to have a buffet lunch. Enjoy some free time after eating to explore the das Pedras street and its boutique stores and beautiful stone paving street.  Hop on the bus and leave Búzios to make the journey back to Rio, arriving around 8:00 PM.

Búzios: Catamaran Boat Tour

Búzios: Catamaran Boat Tour

Board at the downtown pier for a catamaran ride in Búzios, a city known for being one of the most charming seaside resorts in Brazil. Enjoy the paradisiacal views on a panoramic tour passing by Caboclo Island, Armação, Ossos, Azeda, Azedinha, and João Fernandes Beaches. Make a 30-minute stop to dive into the crystalline waters and observe the marine life of the Parque dos Corais (Coral Park). Continue toward João Fernandinho Beach, Branca Island, and Ilha Island. Enjoy another 30 minutes of diving. Then, head to Moças Beach, Enseada de Manguinhos, and Tartaruga Beach, the last diving stop. End the tour by exploring the unique scenery of the beaches of Virgens, Amores, and Canto. Finally, return to the pier in Búzios.

Búzios Trolley Adventure City Tour

Búzios Trolley Adventure City Tour

Experience a ride on the trolley through the beautiful city of Búzios. Ride on a special vehicle that will take you on an adventure, in complete safety, and is the best way to get to know Búzios. Take a beautiful tour through 12 beaches and 2 belvederes in an open vehicle, which provides an incredible view. Smell the sea, and the fresh air as you feel the breeze. Relax as you take in the the most beautiful and secluded places in Búzios.

Armação dos Búzios: Walk Through the Natural Pools in Búzios

Armação dos Búzios: Walk Through the Natural Pools in Búzios

Places Visited: Pedra do Guardião The first stop on the circuit, which begins at the entrance to the Costa do Sol State Park, takes place in a scenery full of walls and immense cliffs with the blue sea in the background. There, the main attraction is the Pedra do Guardião (Keeper’s Stone), a capriciously carved rock formation that refers to a man’s face. A geological reference point, the environment invites you to explore the rocks until you reach the “vent”, a kind of lookout among the rocks with shade and wind. There, the order is to sit for a while, relax and contemplate. Natural Pools The “puddles” appear at low tide, amid the rock formations of the region, and are perfect for bathing and photographic records. Depending on the height of the waves, salty waterfalls are formed between the rocks, providing a spectacle of immense beauty. To take a bath, it is necessary to be aware of the orientations to avoid the submerged points that shelter hedgehogs. Praia dos Amores (Amores Beach) Charming and exclusive, the beach houses a small strip of sand and offers shade under the almond trees. Slabs submerged a few meters from the sand are suitable for snorkeling on account of the numerous fish and turtles that live there. A walk along the rocks leads to Ferradurinha beach (optional).

From Búzios: Arraial do Cabo and Cabo Frio Day Trip

From Búzios: Arraial do Cabo and Cabo Frio Day Trip

After a 1-hour bus ride from Búzios, arrive at Arraial do Cabo. Board a boat and set sail through the crystal-clear waters. See places such as Lighthouse Island, Crevice of Our Lady of Assumption, Gorilla Rock, Blue Grotto, Pontal do Atalaia, and Forno Beach.  Stop for a swim at 3 stunning spots. Then, disembark and enjoy lunch at a buffet restaurant, with drinks and dessert at your own expense. After lunch, embark on a city tour through Cabo Frio, a 500-year-old town. Get to know historical spots like São Matheus Fort and the beautiful Passagem neighborhood. Take in views of the exquisite landscape and the mighty sea.

Armação dos Búzios: 3-Stop Schooner Boat Ride

Armação dos Búzios: 3-Stop Schooner Boat Ride

BOAT TOUR IN BÚZIOS Discover Brazil's most charming resort town by sea! VESSEL: The city's best schooner! The boat has a capacity for 120 people and is perfectly equipped for tours and events. It features stereo sound, a central bar, separate male and female bathrooms, a covered area with awnings, tables, and benches for all passengers to sit comfortably. It's also the only one with a children's pool and a 13-meter-high water slide!! Fun guaranteed for the whole family! ITINERARY: Departure from the pier in Centro (Rua das Pedras). We'll sail for 2.5 hours along the Búzios coast, where we'll visit 12 beaches and 3 islands, making 3 stops for approximately 25-minute snorkeling sessions. Schooner itinerary: Ilha do Caboclo, Praia da Armação, Praia dos Ossos, Praia da Azeda, Praia da Azedinha, Praia de João Fernandes (1 stop), Praia de João Fernandinho, Ilha Branca, Ilha Feia (2 stops), Praia das Moías, Enseada de Manguinhos, Praia da Tartaruga (3 stops), Praia das Virgens, Praia dos Amores, Praia do Canto, Rua das Pedras, Orla Bardot. NOT INCLUDED: Boarding fee and transportation to the boarding pier. - If you wish to hire our transfer service to Búzios, please contact us. OPTIONAL: Drinks and snacks available for purchase at the boat's bar / Masks and snorkels available for rent / Guided diving and underwater photos. BOARDING LOCATION: Centro Pier or Porto Veleiro (Please inquire). DEPARTURE TIME: 11:45 AM, please arrive 20 minutes early for boarding. DURATION: 2.5 hours. ATTIRE: Swimwear (don't forget your towel and sunscreen). CHILDREN: Up to 5 years old go free, and from 6 to 10 years old pay half price. NOTE: The itinerary may be altered or the tour canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions.

From Rio de Janeiro: Búzios Full-Day Boat Tour

From Rio de Janeiro: Búzios Full-Day Boat Tour

Be collected from your accommodation in Rio de Janeiro between 7:00 AM and 8:30 AM. Relax on the 3-hour drive to Búzios (by bus or van), where the French actress Brigitte Bardot lived in the 1960s. Upon arrival, board a schooner with a capacity for up to 120 passengers and set sail past the main beaches to get the chance to dive into the sea at 3 different spots. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch in paradise. Then, follow in the footsteps of the high society who discovered Búzios in the early 1900s and get some free time to explore the famous Rua das Pedras to pick-up some souvenirs and local crafts.

Búzios: City Tour by Trolley

Búzios: City Tour by Trolley

Explore the beauty of Búzios on this guided city tour using an open vehicle, the trolley. See the breathtaking views along the main beaches of the peninsula and belvederes, stop for photos, and even take a dip.  Leave from downtown Búzios on the comfortable trolley, which offers a great way to view the surroundings. The tour starts at the glamorous Orla Bardot by Armação beach, named after the French actress Brigitte Bardot, who also has a statue at the location.  Another stop is the statue of Juscelino Kubitschek, former president of Brazil. See the beautiful sculpture Os Três Pescadores, the Three Fishermen, located at sea, in the middle of small fishing boats. Next is the Sant'Anna Church, the only building from the whaling era in the region. Then, continue to the most popular beaches in Búzios, Praia dos Ossos, Praia de João Fernandes, Praia Brava, Praia do Forno, Praia da Foca, and Praia da Ferradura.  Stop for photos at the viewpoints of João Fernandes and Forno, with their truly incredible views of the city. At Ferradura Beach, stop for a refreshing swim in the sea before returning to downtown Búzios.

Búzios Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro

Búzios Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro

Visit the city of Armação dos Búzios, located on a peninsula on the northern coast of Rio de Janeiro, during this 12-hour excursion. Búzios grew from a fishing village into a charming tourist destination after a visit by the renowned French actress Brigitte Bardot in 1964. Take a walk in Búzios with your guide and enjoy a schooner ride that passes the main Búzios beach. Enjoy a lunch buffet at one of the best restaurants the city. You’ll have a choice of meat, fish or chicken, with an option for vegetarians. On the schooner ride you’ll see Bones Beach, Azeda, Azedinha, João Fernandes, Tartaruga, Boi and Rasa.

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