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Rio de Janeiro: Shuttle Transfer to/from Búzios

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

Búzios: City Tour by Trolley

7. 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

8. 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.

Búzios: Schooner Cruise with 3 Swim Stops

9. Búzios: Schooner Cruise with 3 Swim Stops

Admire the coastline with this schooner tour from Porto Veleiro Pier in Búzios. Stop to dive into water at local hotspots like João Fernandes beach. Take in breathtaking views as you sail past beaches like Armação, Ossos, and, Azeda. Keep out of the sun with the large covered deck.  Meet your skipper and board the boat at Porto Veleiro Pier in Búzios. Listen as your guide tells you about the local area. Head towards Caboclo Island and capture pictures of the beaches of Armaçã, Ossos , Azeda and Azedinha.  Jump into the water at the sandy, palm-lined João Fernandes beach. Look for local marine life as you swim in water with exceptional visibility. Continue past Branca island and stop to take a dip in the turquoise waters at Feia island. Finally, look for local sea turtles as you explore the corals at Turtle beach.  Cruise by the breathtaking shores of Virgens beach, Amores beach, and Canto beach. Return to Porto Veleiro Pier in Búzios. 

From Rio de Janeiro: Búzios Full-Day Boat Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Armação dos Búzios

After an initial delay, we went on the boat - the DJ ensured a good mood. Drinks can be ordered throughout the journey. The snorkels could be rented for 30 real and you could really see a lot of fish. For the price I would recommend the tour to anyone.

Very good experience, the boys were always attentive to all the safety implements that we had to use. Very good vibes, it is recommended!!

Very pleasant discovery of the seaside town of Buzios. The program included enough free time to fully enjoy the city. :-)

My daughter and I took the excursion and we were delighted. It was a nice excursion

It was an excellent experience. Music, drinks, diving, all well done.