From Rio: Búzios with Boat Tour and Lunch

4.4 / 5

10 reviews

From Rio: Búzios with Boat Tour and Lunch

From $57.50 per person

Discover the wonders of Armação dos Búzios on this full-day trip from Rio de Janeiro. Take a boat ride around the area’s most idyllic beaches, dine on a delicious buffet lunch, and enjoy free time to explore the city's colorful downtown streets.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup and drop-off from hotels in Rio de Janeiro’s South Zone (Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema, Leblon & São Conrado) and West Zone (Barra da Tijuca) - if pickup is not available at your location you will be directed to the nearest available pick-up point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Sail on a traditional-style schooner boat to some of the best beaches in the region
  • Visit João Fernandes Beach, Ilha Feia, and Praia da Tartaruga
  • Enjoy free time to explore the colorful downtown of Búzios
  • Soak up the charismatic atmosphere of this former fishing village
Full description
Your full-day adventure begins with pickup from Rio de Janeiro then heads to Armação dos Búzios, a former fishing village located on a north coast peninsular. Arrive in Búzios and board a traditional-style schooner boat for a ride around the region’s most picturesque beaches. Highlights include João Fernandes Beach, Ilha Feia (Ugly Island), and Praia da Tartaruga (Turtle Beach), with stops for diving and snorkeling along the way. After the boat trip, stroll along the vibrant Orla Bardot where you can find the statue of Brigitte Bardot, a renowned French actress who in 1964 escaped the paparazzi and went on vacation in the city. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, dine on a delicious buffet lunch at a local restaurant to restore your energy for the rest of the day. Next, enjoy free time to explore the colorful downtown of Búzios at your own leisure. Visit the most famous street in Búzios, Rua das Pedras, and peruse its shops, bars, and restaurants that are bursting with authentic charm. As you wander, soak up the charismatic atmosphere of this former fishing village that has adopted tourism as one of its main activities, becoming one of the most visited cities in Brazil. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Rio de Janeiro.
Includes
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Boat tour in Buzios with stops for swimming
  • Buffet lunch at local restaurant
  • Free time to walk along the streets in Buzios’s Downtown
  • Professional guide with live tour commentary in English, Spanish, and Portuguese
  • Pickup and drop-off from hotels in Rio de Janeiro’s South Zone (Copacabana, Leme, Ipanema, Leblon & São Conrado) and West Zone (Barra da Tijuca) - if pickup is not available at your location you will be directed to the nearest available pickup point according to your accommodation
  • The tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour date.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of people. If it is canceled due to a lack of participants, you will be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • Drinks (available for purchase on the boat and during lunch)
  • Diving mask/snorkel (available to rent on the boat)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Towel
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
    • Water

    Know before you go

    • This tour operates rain or shine
    • In case of strong winds, the boat trip will not take pace and will be replaced by a walk along the shore
    • It is recommended that you bring water, sunscreen, a towel, and a camera
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 10 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4/5
    • Transportation
      4.1/5
    • Value for money
      3.7/5
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    I am Portuguese and as such I am used to the best! The tour had the best guide, Gregory ... lovely, helpful, unskilled and more could not do! The group was not the best ... complained without having to complain ... nobody controls traffic or rain ... posture and way of being of others. It was not a good ride ... not the one-way accident ... Or the traffic back! But for the selfishness of some members of the group .... posture of complaining when nothing could be done. Suggestion: if you go to Buzios and something happens that does not allow the visit of life ... forget the boat and the dives ... walk the streets and feel the beauty, the commerce ... the village.

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    January 4, 2020

    Buzios is very pretty! excellent landscapes and great sea. The points to improve are the departure times, the trip takes a long time therefore leaving earlier would help to be able to spend more time in the city. In addition, lunch was at any restaurant / buffet, it would be better if the price was subtracted and would be chosen by each customer.

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    December 9, 2019

    Muy buena organización y un sitio precioso!!

    March 2, 2020

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