Total Rio - Private Tour
Architecture, Art, History, Culture, Gastronomy, Walking tours
435 USD - Private Group Price
6 Hours Duration
Your Private Guide: Marco Bransford
Guide languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Ideal for someone with just one day or a few hours in Rio. This tour gives you a comprehensive idea of the geography and allows you to contemplate Rio from above. As a Carioca da Gema, born and raised in Rio, I will contextualize the importance of the city, its sites in our history and culture.
Copacabana and Leme
Considered two of the most famous beaches in the world, this 4.15km of sand goes along Atlantic Avenue to the Fort of Copacabana. The beautiful sidewalk of Atlantic Avenue is covered with white and black Portuguese stones, which form a beautiful mosaic in the shape of waves, inspired by the pavements in Lisbon. Both have a massive infrastructure of hotels and kiosks, which attract tourists worldwide. It is the stage of the largest New Year's Eve party on the planet with its world-renowned fireworks, and it brings together more than two million people. Its sands are also home to significant events like the Pan American Games Rio 2007, world championships of beach soccer among others.
We will visit the quiet small beach and surroundings located in Urca. It is the beach between the Sugar Loaf and the hill of Babylon.
Sugar Loaf and Urca (visit)
The unquestionable beauty and location of the Morro da Urca and Sugar Loaf are alone a good reason to visit them. The Morro da Urca is reached through the first section of the cable car that leaves the Red Beach, a distance of 575 meters to a height of 220 meters above sea level, where you have a beautiful view of Botafogo and Guanabara Bay. And to the monolithic cliff called Sugarloaf, the trip of 750 meters to reaching a height of 396 meters is just 3 minutes away.
Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes Park (photo stop)
Better known as Flamengo Park, this is an area designed by Roberto Burle Marx. The space offers over 1, 000, 000 m² of gardens and its extension goes from Santos Dumont Airport to the Botafogo Bay. Among the leisure facilities located in it, notably are the Modern Art Museum, the Monument to Pracinhas, the Marina da Gloria, the Monument to Estacio de Sa and Flamengo Beach.
Stage of essential moments in the history of Brazil, as the Day of Fico, the coronations of D. Pedro I and D. Pedro II, and also the signing of the Golden Law by Princess Isabel, abolishing slavery in the country, the Imperial Palace remains impressive at Praça XV, in the full commercial center of Rio de Janeiro.
Monastery of St. Benedict (visit)
The Monastery of São Bento tho Rio de Janeiro was founded by Benedictine monks coming from Bahia in 1590. The monastery still functions as such, and is home to one of the most traditional and important educational institutions in Brazil: the College of St. Benedict, founded in 1858, which formed a considerable amount of personalities, such as Pixinguinha, Benjamin Constant, Noel Rosa, Antonio Silva Jardim, Villa-Lobos, among others.
Center and Cinelândia
The Praça Mal. Floriano occupies an open area at the end of Central Avenue (now Avenida Rio Branco). It holds part of the site of the former Convent d'Ajuda, built in the eighteenth century and demolished in the first decade of the 20th century Surrounded by buildings such as the National Library, the Town Hall (Palacio Pedro Ernesto), the former Supreme Federal Court Palace and the Municipal Theater.
The neighborhood of Santa Tereza
This neighborhood is famous for hosting artists, studios and fine dining, as well as for its streets bohemian aura. One of the most picturesque areas of Rio de Janeiro Santa Tereza is located on a hilltop that dominates the northern and southern zones and the city center with pleasant viewpoints.
It is one of the main sights of the city, located in the Tijuca National Park, at 710 meters high, where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the city. The statue of Christ the Redeemer with 30m high, over an 8m base, houses a chapel of the Immaculate Conception Aparecida, Patroness of Brazil.
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