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Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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Rio by Day: City Tour, Skip-the-Line Sugar Loaf, Corcovado Mountain & Christ Redeemer with Lunch
Day trips
Rio by Day: City Tour, Skip-the-Line Sugar Loaf, Corcovado Mountain & Christ Redeemer with Lunch
Rio de Janeiro
10 Hours
Free Cancelation

Angra Dos Reis Archipelago Cruise With Lunch
Boat Tours
Angra Dos Reis Archipelago Cruise With Lunch
Rio de Janeiro
12 Hours approximately
Free Cancelation

Full Day Tour to Arraial do Cabo
Day trips
Full Day Tour to Arraial do Cabo
Rio de Janeiro
12 hours approximately
Free Cancelation

Sugar Loaf City Tour and Cable Car
Day trips
Sugar Loaf City Tour and Cable Car
Rio de Janeiro
4 Hours
Free Cancelation

Christ Redeemer Statue and Selaron Steps with Sugar Loaf
Day trips
Christ Redeemer Statue and Selaron Steps with Sugar Loaf
Rio de Janeiro
4 to 6 hours approximately
Free Cancelation

Corcovado with Christ Redeemer Statue by Train – Skip The Line
Day trips
Corcovado with Christ Redeemer Statue by Train – Skip The Line
Rio de Janeiro
4.5-5 Hours
Free Cancelation

Rio Scenarium - V.I.P. - Skip the line
 
Rio Scenarium - V.I.P. - Skip the line
Rio de Janeiro
Varies
Free Cancelation

Samba in Rio – Samba Dance Class
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Samba in Rio – Samba Dance Class
Rio de Janeiro
Varies
Free Cancelation

Ginga Tropical Carnival Show with Optional Barbecue Dinner
 
Ginga Tropical Carnival Show with Optional Barbecue Dinner
Rio de Janeiro
Varies
Free Cancelation

Guanabara Bay Cruise with optional Lunch
Boat Tours
Guanabara Bay Cruise with optional Lunch
Rio de Janeiro
04 or 06 Hours approximately
Free Cancelation

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Things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Gray Line Brazil

Gray Line Brazil’s goal is to provide the best sightseeing and transportation experiences for our guests in Río de Janeiro. We offer a variety of tours and excursions, including a rainforest Jeep tour, Christ the Redeemer statue tours, and Sugar Loaf Mountain tours. Whether you want to know about samba, carnival, or soccer, our experienced tour guides are knowledgeable about the sights and can answer any questions you have. We prioritize the safety and comfort of our guests and strive to make every trip enjoyable and memorable. Let Gray Line Brazil show you the beauty and excitement of Río de Janeiro.

Tour Expert, Gray Line Rio De Janeiro

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Things to do in Rio de Janeiro
1. Stroll Along the Iconic Copacabana Beach

If you're looking for a beach with a legendary reputation, you can't go wrong with Copacabana. It’s one of the most famous in the world. The 2.5-mile-long Copacabana has beautiful blue waters, a lively atmosphere, and an endless stretch of sand. A promenade in the Portuguese pavement style stretches the whole length of the beach. You'll love soaking up the sun and taking in the sights of this Brazilian icon.  

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro
2. Climb to the Top of Sugar Loaf Mountain

Sugar Loaf Mountain sits at the mouth of Guanabara Bay and offers breathtaking views of the city. The climb to the top is a must-do for anyone visiting Río de Janeiro. With a cable car ride as well, you'll be afforded panoramic views of Río, its many beaches and mountains, and the Atlantic Ocean.  

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro
3. Take a Jeep Tour of the Tijuca Forest

Tijuca Forest is one of the largest urban forests in the world, and a jeep tour is a perfect way to explore it. The national park was rewilded in the 19th century after being cleared for coffee and livestock farming. It may be possible to see coati, sloths, and squirrel monkeys, as well as stunning waterfalls, and lush vegetation.  

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro
4. Explore Christ the Redeemer Statue

Christ the Redeemer statue is easily the most famous landmark in Río de Janeiro and a must-visit destination. Set on top of the 2,300-foot-high Corcovado mountain in Tijuca Forest and completed in 1931, the statue is one of the icons of Brazilian culture. Tourists can take a rack railway to the top, or you can hike from Parque Lage, although this is neither easy nor safe.  

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro
5. Dance Samba at a Local Club

Río de Janeiro is the beating heart of Brazil’s samba culture. For a truly authentic experience, you can head to a local samba club to see the dance in action. You'll love the energy of the music and the rhythm of the dancers. If you take a class beforehand and you can even get up and dance yourself!  

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro
6. Take a Walking Tour of Lapa Arches

The Lapa Arches, also called the Carioca Aqueduct, are a beautiful colonial architectural wonder right in the center of Río, and a walking tour is the best way to take them in. The Arches were built in the 18th century to bring water into the growing city. The Lapa neighborhood is full of bars, restaurants, and live music. It’s not uncommon to see samba underneath the arches.  

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro
7. Visit the Museum of Tomorrow

The Museum of Tomorrow is an innovative science museum that explores the future of our planet. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, best known for his stunning buildings in Valencia, Spain, many of the exhibits are fully interactive. The displays are thought-provoking, and you'll love learning about the future of the world and what we can do to make it better.  

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro
8. Experience the Carnival Parade

Río’s Carnival Parade is one of the most famous events and the 300-year-old festival is thought to be the largest in the world. It's a must-see for anyone visiting the city at the right time. Street dancers in colorful costumes and floats move through the streets to the sound of Brazilian rhythms. You'll love the energy and excitement of this iconic parade but make sure you’re in the city at the start of Lent — which could be any time between February and April.  

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro
9. Take a Boat Tour of Guanabara Bay

Guanabara Bay is a beautiful body of water surrounded by Río and the city of Niterói. The bay is dotted with 130 islands and spanned by an eight-mile bridge. A boat tour is the best way to take in the sights of the bay. You'll be able to see the famous landmarks of Río de Janeiro from the peaceful atmosphere on the water.  

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro
10. Sample the Local Cuisine

Whether it’s rice and beans, feijoada, or farofa, Brazilian food is a blend of multicultural flavors. And the food in Río is some of the best. It’s influenced by Portuguese, African, and indigenous cultures. Trying Brazilian dishes will be one of the highlights of your trip to Río de Janeiro.  

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Full Day Tour to Arraial do Cabo
Day trips
Full Day Tour to Arraial do Cabo
Rio de Janeiro
12 hours approximately
Free Cancelation

Rio in a Flash
Day trips
Rio in a Flash
Rio de Janeiro
2 days/1 Night

Wonderful Rio
Day trips
Wonderful Rio
Rio de Janeiro
4 Days/3 Nights

Christ Redeemer Statue and Selaron Steps with Sugar Loaf
Day trips
Christ Redeemer Statue and Selaron Steps with Sugar Loaf
Rio de Janeiro
4 to 6 hours approximately
Free Cancelation

Corcovado with Christ Redeemer Statue by Train – Skip The Line
Day trips
Corcovado with Christ Redeemer Statue by Train – Skip The Line
Rio de Janeiro
4.5-5 Hours
Free Cancelation

Sugar Loaf City Tour and Cable Car
Day trips
Sugar Loaf City Tour and Cable Car
Rio de Janeiro
4 Hours
Free Cancelation

Guanabara Bay Cruise with optional Lunch
Boat Tours
Guanabara Bay Cruise with optional Lunch
Rio de Janeiro
04 or 06 Hours approximately
Free Cancelation

Angra Dos Reis Archipelago Cruise With Lunch
Boat Tours
Angra Dos Reis Archipelago Cruise With Lunch
Rio de Janeiro
12 Hours approximately
Free Cancelation

Rio by Day: City Tour, Skip-the-Line Sugar Loaf, Corcovado Mountain & Christ Redeemer with Lunch
Day trips
Rio by Day: City Tour, Skip-the-Line Sugar Loaf, Corcovado Mountain & Christ Redeemer with Lunch
Rio de Janeiro
10 Hours
Free Cancelation

Rainforest Jeep Adventure in Tijuca National Park
Day trips
Rainforest Jeep Adventure in Tijuca National Park
Rio de Janeiro
4 Hours
Free Cancelation

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What our customers are saying about Rio De Janeiro

Excellent guide (Murillo) & driver (John).

Christ Redeemer Statue and Selaron Steps with Sugar Loaf - Private Tour

Great service. Very reliable. You can trust this company. They also provide private arrangements.

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Highly recommended (regardless of whether you're a football fan or not) if you're looking for an authentic Brazilian experience that comes with a very knowledgable and courteous guide (namely Leo!).

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