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Brazil Expedition - Day Tours

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Address: Rua Bulhoes de Carvalho, 524, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420040, Brazil
Phone Number:
+55 21 99998-2907
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

This 6-hour tour of Rio de Janeiro is a fantastic opportunity to see many...

This 6-hour tour of Rio de Janeiro is a fantastic opportunity to see many sides of the city. The trip starts with a visit to the hang gliding landing area at Sao Conrado beach where the hang gliders land after take off from Pedra Bonita with its amazing views of the mountains on the coast. From there you drive through the Tijuca National Park and get a glimpse of the tropical rainforest close up before arriving at the CHRIST THE REEDEMER STATUE (ticket included)After your visit you will stop for lunch (optional but not included) in Santa Teresa, one of the traditional old neighbourhoods of Rio, which still retains much of its original architecture and character.Lastly you will see The Great Madness or secret Lapa steps where Snoop Dogg shot his famous video for Beautiful. To finish your day why not take the option to be dropped off at the Sugarloaf Mountain (ticket not included) in time for sunset or you can simply be dropped off at your hotel/hostel.

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Favela Walking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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Big dude tour

Today I went on a big dude tour with Steve and Marcello, it was absolutely great with a well programmed tour, with a guide who knew English very well and an overall great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today I went on a big dude tour with Steve and Marcello, it was absolutely great with a well programmed tour, with a guide who knew English very well and an overall great experience. Thank you for showing me more of Rio. Definitely something I'll recommend! Cheers

Thank Frederik H
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last week I had a beautiful graffiti city tour in Rio de Janeiro,the tour not only offerde me the chance to see great quality of Street Art but give me also the opportunity to see same really interesting part of city center: Santa Teresa with the red stairs, the graffiti of Lapa the Cathedral and Downtown with is contemporary modern... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked to go to football match, got email confirmation of collection time and place. Guide didn't show. After waiting 45 minutes, rang up to find out where they were, and was told that the tour wasn't running because no other people had booked. They "forgot" to let me know. Completely useless - two no shows in three days

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to both favela tour in Rocinha and the big tour (city tour) with Brazil expedition. In both case the guides were great, giving a lot of interesting information about the city/favela. Favela tour: I really recommend to visit to understand the background of the favelas and to break the stereotypes the medias and movies give us. Super view... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very good tour, quite complete! Our guide, Dandara, was really good and kind to answer all you questions! I enjoyed the tour, everything we got to see was nice. Marcelo the driver cool guy as well! 100% recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I did the Urban Tour with Edmundo and I had an amazing time. Edmundo was great and showed me lot's of amazing artwork. The Rio street art scene is rich and vibrant and is definitely worth the tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We took both the Big Dude tour and the favela tour. Big Dude took you to Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, Tijuca National Park, Lapa, Santa Theresa and the beaches. Small group in a minivan over 7 hours. Steve did a great job of explaining things in English, although it was a bit hard to hear him sometimes with all... More 

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We first used Brazil Expedition last year, arranged via our hotel. The tour was so fantastic that when in Rio again this December, we booked directly. From calling Murilo at 9am in the morning, we were booked on and picked up from our hotel by 10am that day. He had room for the two of us in his air-conditioned minibus... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We had a private tour with Alberto Fantastic all the way Very informative Interesting On time pick up Thank you so much for the tour Very friendly people Once again THANKYOU

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

What a great experience that gave us a great flavor of everything that Rio has to offer. Our guide was Wellington and driver was Marcello. Wellington was personable and his english was very good, Marcello spoke broken english, but he was great and was always smiling and making sure you had a good time. They picked us up at a... More 

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Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors can now stroll through this area to view magnificent mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a former mansion turned museum which houses works by prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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