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Rio de Janeiro: 30 or 60-Minute Highlights Helicopter Tour

1. Rio de Janeiro: 30 or 60-Minute Highlights Helicopter Tour

For the 30-minute helicopter sightseeing flight, experience the spectacular sights of Rio de Janeiro from the sky. As you take off from the airport located near the Olympic center, head upwards and fly towards the shores of Barra da Tijuca. The captain will take you along the shoreline over Rio’s fabulous beaches of Barra da Tijuca, Joatinga, São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana.  Next, see highlights of the city, which include Sugarloaf Mountain and the impressive Christ the Redeemer statue, standing atop Corcovado Mountain. Enjoy plenty of opportunities to take unique photos while hovering in the sky. Alternatively, upgrade your tour to the 60-minute tour, which is the same as the 30-minute tour but also includes flying over the Modern Museum of Art of Niterói, Santos Dumont Airport, Downtown Rio, Maracanã Stadium, Tijuca Forest, and more. Book your flight during the day, at sunset or in the evening up until 8 PM..

Rio: Olympic Boulevard, AquaRio and Museum of Tomorrow Tour

2. Rio: Olympic Boulevard, AquaRio and Museum of Tomorrow Tour

Take an insightful excursion through Olympic Boulevard, the city's port area that houses the newest of Rio's attractions. Enjoy an informative commentary from your guide and visit the modern Museum of Tomorrow, as well as the AquaRio aquarium, depending on the option you choose. Take advantage of a hotel transfer and head out on your exciting Rio adventure. Visit the Museum of Tomorrow, a technological applied science museum dedicated to exploring and questioning all the possibilities for building the future of the planet and the human race. Take photos of the unusual architecture before walking in to explore the exhibits. Afterward, make a stop at the Kobra Mural, one of the largest graffiti murals in the world, created by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra. Observe five ethnic groups depicted realistically before a colorful background. If you book the AquaRio option, you'll have the chance to visit the largest marine aquarium in South America. See more than 5,000 animals from 350 different species from around the world in 28 saltwater tanks. Get up close and even interact with an immense variety of fish, rays, sharks, and corals.

Rio de Janeiro: Tandem Paragliding Flight

3. Rio de Janeiro: Tandem Paragliding Flight

Benefit from pickup from your hotel, meet at São Conrado Subway station, or make your own way to the Brazilian Confederation of Hang Gliding headquarters to meet your instructor (depending on option selected). After a comprehensive safety briefing from your instructor, take off from Pedra Bonita Ramp inside the Tijuca National Park, one of the biggest urban forests in Brazil.  Once off the ground, observe the spectacular natural landscape of Rio de Janeiro. Take in sights such as Rio’s famous beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Spot natural landmarks such as Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Guanabara Bay, and much more. Your flight finishes with a smooth landing on the beach of São Conrado. The whole adventure can be captured in video and photos from GoPro cameras attached to the paraglider.

Ginga Tropical: Brazilian Roots Shows with Optional Dinner

4. Ginga Tropical: Brazilian Roots Shows with Optional Dinner

Ginga Tropical: Brazilian roots will bring you a multicultural show with lots of joy and energy, gathering on stage various cultures of this tropical country. For about 3 hours, you are going to enjoy every Brazilian dance style. After your hotel pick-up, if you choose the show with dinner option, you will arrive at a traditional Barbecue Dinner, all you can eat style. Brazilian Churrascarias (barbecue places) offer a wide variety of sides and alternative options. In case you decide to stick with a vegetarian option, you will still leave delighted. For those who preferred the show only option, they will be picked up at their hotels before heading to the show by bus.  You will get to know every Brazilian region through dance performance and clothing. Ginga Tropical: Brazilian roots combines diversity and culture with The Journal of Theatre, the Northeast, the Amazon and the Pampas with its Folklore, Bahia with their mystical rituals and Rio de Janeiro with its incomparable bohemian Lapa, their dance halls and their legendary Tricksters. A breathtaking show, with fantastic drummers and beautiful Mulatas dressed in outstanding carnival costumes. Even when you think that the show is close to the end, you may be surprised with interactive dancers. It’s time to shake your hips, so don’t be shy because the show must go on!

Corcovado, Sugarloaf Mountain, and Selarón Steps 6-Hour Tour

5. Corcovado, Sugarloaf Mountain, and Selarón Steps 6-Hour Tour

Discover the best of Rio de Janeiro on a 6-hour guided tour of Corcovado, Selarón Steps, and Sugar Loaf Mountain and see it all! Following a pick-up from your hotel, transfer to Corcovado Mountain through the Tijuca Rainforest. Ascend to the summit to see the 38-meter (128-foot) tall statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy spectacular views of Rio and its surrounding countryside. Then, travel back downhill to take a tour of the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood. Admire its charming architecture and go to the famous Selarón Steps made in ceramic by the artist Jorge Selarón. After that, head to the Sugar Loaf Mountain taking a ride through the charming neighborhood of Urca to take the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf in two stages. The first cable car takes you to Urca Hill, from where you will get beautiful views of Guanabara Bay, the Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. Continue to the summit for unrivaled views of Copacabana, Santa Cruz Fortress and the beaches of Niterói.

Rio de Janeiro: Christ the Redeemer Guided Hike

6. Rio de Janeiro: Christ the Redeemer Guided Hike

Discover the UNESCO-listed Tijuca National Rainforest and the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. The hike will start at Parque Lage at the base of Corcovado Mountain, a park covered with Atlantic Rainforest, with a beautiful and imponent old mansion and many century-old palm trees. The ascent lasts about two hours and goes through some beautiful waterfalls with plenty of freshwater. Experience the marvelous view of one of Rio’s most privileged belvederes.

Rio de Janeiro: Private Transfer to/from GIG Airport

7. Rio de Janeiro: Private Transfer to/from GIG Airport

Take the stress out of your airport commute by pre-booking your own private airport transfer to or from the International Airport - Galeão (GIG). Whether you are traveling in a bigger group or with extra luggage, tailor your private transfer to your individual needs with this booking. To ensure a relaxed transfer experience, you will receive a text message shortly before your scheduled pickup with your booking reference, a customer service number, and your driver's name and contact details. Get picked up from the arrivals hall in GIG by your driver who will help you with your luggage. Your driver will track your flight so that no matter whether your flight arrives early, late or on-time, they will be there to greet you on arrival. A customer service line is available 24/7 to support you in whatever you need. So sit back, relax and enjoy the views of Rio de Janeiro.

Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf & Corcovado Private Day Tour

8. Rio de Janeiro: Sugar Loaf & Corcovado Private Day Tour

Start your private Rio de Janeiro adventure with a drive along the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. Go to Corcovado Station and ride to the base of the Christ the Redeemer statue by train. Relax on the 20-minute ride through the Tijuca Forest, and get a preview of the wonderful landscape that awaits you. Upon arrival at the top of Corcovado, get a meet and greet at the main monument of Brazil and marvel at the 710-meter statue of Christ with his arms outstretched. Enjoy unparalleled views of the city and surrounding countryside from Rio de Janeiro's most strategic viewpoint. Follow your guide as they point out Guanabara Bay, the city of Niteroi and other highlights, such as the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, the Botanical Garden, the Jockey Club and the Tijuca National Park. Look further towards Copacabana, Botafogo, Flamengo and the famous Sugar Loaf mountain. Descend Corcovado and continue your tour with an external view of the Maracanã Stadium, Mario Filho (which staged two World Cups and one Olympic Games). Visit the Sambódromo, the famous parade ares of Rio's carnival. Enter the Metropolitan Cathedral to observe its impressive and unusual architecture. Go to the brightly-colored Selarón Steps in Lapa, one of the most visited landmarks in Rio de Janeiro. Take time to lunch at a restaurant of your choice (not included). Head to the Urca neighborhood to ride the cable car to the top of the mountain in 2 stages. Board the cable car to Urca Mount, 224 meters above sea level, and then continue to the top of Sugar Loaf mountain, 395 meters above sea level. Here, you will be rewarded with the most beautiful panoramic views of the city before you return via the beaches of Ipanema, Leblon and Copacabana en route to your hotel drop off.

Rio de Janeiro: Guided River Rafting Tour

9. Rio de Janeiro: Guided River Rafting Tour

Embark on a rafting trip in Rio de Janeiro and discover the picturesque mountainous region in Casimiro de Abreu. Prepare to rekindle your love of the outdoors and nature thanks to the area's many rivers, rapids, and lush vegetation. After pickup and an approximately 2-hour drive from Rio, reach the calm and peaceful nature of Casimiro de Abreu. Following brief instructions, gear up in included rafting gear, then begin the fun out on the water. The rafting circuit lasts approximately 1.5 hours. You'll travel 5 km (3.1 miles) on the river, with rapids ranging from level 1 to 3+, offering you plenty of thrills throughout your adventure. In some parts of the river, calm water sections allow you to enjoy river floating or to stop to dive in the clear, clean waters. At the end of your adventure, stop at a homemade food restaurant before drop-off back at our pickup location (costs not included). Rapids level: 1 to 2+ (May to Sep) 2 to 3+ (Oct to Apr) * Best season: from October to May. * In summer the river have a higher water level, which increases its difficulty and rapids speed, with more intense rafting experience and faster ride.

Rio de Janeiro: Waterfront Dinner & Live Music Experience

10. Rio de Janeiro: Waterfront Dinner & Live Music Experience

Enjoy the nightlife of Rio de Janeiro at kiosks located on the waterfront of some of the most famous beaches in the world, Leblon Beach and Copacabana Beach. Enjoy an incredible dinner that includes a starter, main course, dessert, and drink. Enjoy the live music while enjoying the view of Rio de Janeiro's ocean. An experience that you definitely need to enjoy in the city of Rio. Monday - Arrastapé Menu Starter options: oxtail dumpling with sauce or cashew creamy dumpling. Main course: salted meat skewer, baião de dois (homogenous mixture of beans, rice and parsley), fried cassava and farofa. Dessert: creamy Cocada (a coconut candy) with tapioca ice cream. Drink options: water, soda, lemon caipirinha, lemon, strawberry or pineapple caipivodka. Only one drink per person. Tuesday - Samba Social Clube Menu Starter: portion of 6 pastéis (fried dough) stuffed with cheese, meat or shrimp. Main course: shrimp bobó (stewed shrimp with coconut milk, dende oil and manioc cream) or beef bait, rice, beans, farofa and French fries. Dessert: chocolate brownie with ice cream. Drink options: draft beer, caipirinha or soda. Only one drink per person. Wednesday - Coisa de Carioca Menu Starter options: bean broth served with bacon crispy, roasted garlic and chopped parsley on toast or tapioca dads with pepper jelly. Main course options: shrimp "escondidinho" (brazilian shrimp shepherd's pie) au gratin with cream cheese and mashed potatoes or beef and chicken skewers served with vinaigrette sauce, bacon farofa and fries. Dessert options: chocolate mousse or passion fruit pave. Drink options: Brahma draft beer, soda, lemon caipirinha, natural juice (pineapple, passion fruit or Swiss lemonade). Only one drink per person and mineral water with or without gas. Thursday - Mané Menu Starter: Coxão Mané - a snack prepared with pork rib meat and cheese filling. Accompanied by the best mustard in the world! Main course: Ribs Rice - Long-cooked, shredded ribs, mixed with seasonings, rib broth, and rice, all topped with bacon farofa, torched cheese on the table, and hard-boiled egg. Dessert: Pancake with dulce de leche and vanilla ice cream. Drink options: 750ml draft beer, soft drink or juice. Only one drink per person. Friday - La Carioca Menu Starter: ceviche - white fish, tiger milk, red onion, pepper, cilantro and lime. Main course: rice with seafood - typical Peruvian-style paella with octopus, scallops, shrimp and squid. Dessert: spicy brigadeiro - dark chocolate brigadeiro with pisco, slightly spicy. Drink options: pisco sour (Peruvian drink with pisco, sour mix, goma jarabe) or non-alcoholic drinks (on request). Only one drink per person.

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What people are saying about Leblon

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4.5 / 5

based on 234 reviews

Excursion carried out by Gray Line in Rio. Our guide Joalber was top, very dynamic. He taught us a lot of things, and was very nice, he spoke to us in French even though we were the only 2 out of about fifteen participants. We recommend this outing to discover the wonders of Rio in one day.

We had the most beautiful experience paragliding over Rio. Our guide, Mahmoud, put us so at ease and was incredibly experienced. He made the entire thing 10 times better and I could not recommend him, or the company more. If I ever come back to Rio, I will 100 percent be doing this again.

It was a truly amazing experience. The guide was very knowledgeable and paid personal attention to everyone The itinerary was well planned and it is the most efficient way to see all the highlights in one day

Short but nice! I would be more time in the stairs that they offer, because is one of the most beautiful places included in the tour

William is perfect, good behavior, very friendly. Punctual and helpful. I recommend