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Renata is extremely organised and there were never any problems with transport and accomodation. She was a lot of fun to hang out with and always provided us with great tips as to dining places and activities.
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It was good, better than I thought it was going to be, I mean people in the group were cool, plus Renata was wicked, made you feel at home.
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3 DAY: Rio de Janeiro Travel Experience

Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro
Marmoset monkey in the Sugar Loaf Mountain
Troley to Santa Tereza
The Brazil Trip of your dreams for only
$ 355 USD
per person
(2 to 4 people)

Book your Brazil tour
See more pictures of Rio de Janeiro in our photo gallery.
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Areas: Brazil's Southeast
Style: Independent Tour
Tour Code: I03RIO
Departure Date:
Daily - you decide when to start

The beauty of Rio de Janeiro - the Marvellous City!
Itinerary: Day 1-2 Rio de Janeiro; Day 3 Departure Day.

$ 545 USD
for 1 person
All the prices above don’t apply during Brazilian public holidays nor Carnival season.

Day 1 Arrival Day in Rio de Janeiro
We recommend that you arrive in the morning. The day is yours to explore Rio. Go for a walk on the famous Copacabana promenade to get a glimpse of the Marvellous City! Go to the Botanical Gardens, cycle around Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas or go hang-gliding from Pedra Bonita (600m high) for a breathtaking view!

Day 2 Rio de Janeiro
Go to Ipanema Beach in the morning or you may want to join one of the most valuable tours in Rio, the Favela Tour. A big percentage of the population of Rio live in favelas and form what can be regarded as separate cities. In the favelas, it is possible to find all sorts of facilities such as stores, gyms, hairdressing salons, bars and clubs. The favela tour puts you in close contact with this other side of Rio and shows you the day-to-day lives of the people that live there. By doing the Favela Tour in Rocinha, one of the biggest slums in the world, you will have a close view and understanding of this fascinating environment and will be directly helping its residents besides absorbing a bit of their culture.

You have an included City Tour in the afternoon that will take you to the main highlights of Rio such as Christ the Redeemer, the Metropolitan Cathedral, Lapa and other places of interest and finish with a beautiful view from the Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Day 3 Departure Day
If you happen to be there on a Sunday, go to Praça General Osório in Ipanema to enjoy the hippie market and dancing to the beats of Funk music – the popular local music from the outskirts of Rio. Also, don’t miss the chance to join the football addicts cheering for their teams and be amazed by the atmosphere in the Olympic stadium.

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INDEPENDENT TOURS run all year round and are guaranteed to depart* with a minimum of 1 traveller. You choose a tour or destination, the best date to start and travel independently, without the presence of a Tour Leader. All you'll have to do is simply arrive and enjoy your stay in Brazil. We'll take care of the organizational part for you (accommodation, transportation and activities included as specified in the tour description).

Independent Tours are ideal for single travellers, couples, honeymooners, and friends that travel in small groups (up to 4 people). They are also a great alternative for those of you who are not able to join a Group Tour departure because the dates don't match with your vacation time or for those of you that wish to extend your holiday in Brazil with a few more destinations.

The itinerary presented is a guideline. Things may change with little or no notice due to local circumstances such as weather conditions, difficult access and other unpredictable or unforeseeable circumstances, events or any factor that might put the safety or well-being of our clients at risk.

*For all tours/programs, “Force Majeure” applies, as explained in our Booking Conditions.


Are these tours for me?
Our goal is to make you live your trip, exposing you to some of the day-to-day situations of the places that we visit, providing not only an enjoyable trip, but also a life experience. If you don’t mind a bit of adventure, interacting with the local people, travelling on public buses, and if you care about the environment and the human side of things, then our trips are for you! Click here to see more about Our Way of Travelling.

What should I take?
Click here to see the "What to Bring" section in our FAQ.

All prices on our website are stated in $ American Dollars (USD). Please contact us prior to booking for prices in £ British Pounds (GBP) or € Euros (EUR). We do not accept other currencies.
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Arrival Transfer
Rio City Tour (includes visit to the Christ Redeemer and the Sugar Loaf Mountain)

Food Included
2 breakfasts;
Allow around $ 40 USD per day for meals.

2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Copacabana based on a Standard single, twin/double or triple room.

Where do we take you?
City of Rio de Janeiro.

Group size & Staff
It’s up to you! Ideal for single travellers, couples or honeymooners and small group of friends (up to 4 people).
Independent tour without the presence of a Tour Leader.

Not Included
- Travel Insurance (mandatory)
- Visa fees (if required) and airport tax
- Any International Flights and additional flights to/from the beginning and end of the tour
- Departure Transfers/taxis
- Optional Trips/ services available during the tour
- Meals, beverages not specified in the chosen itinerary, including items from the guesthouse/ hotel minibar
- Any other item/service not mentioned in the tour description
- Laundry, internet, phone calls & other personal expenses
- Tips to Local Guides; Tips/ service fee charged in restaurants (normally 10% on top of the bill)

Questions about this tour? Email us!

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