Explore the vibrant culture and haunting beauty of Rio de Janeiro by touring this fascinating city.
Drive through the Tijuca Forest to the top of Corcovado Hill to see Rio’s famous statue of Christ the Redeemer. Ascend Sugar Loaf Mountain before visiting the beaches at Leblon, the Sambadrome (home to the Rio de Janeiro Carnival) and other sites.
All admission fees and lunch (except drinks) are included.
Drive through the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban rainforest in the world, to the top of Corcovado Hill to see the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Enjoy a cable car ride to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain for magnificent views.
All admission fees are included.
Ride Rio’s subway with our tour guide to the downtown area and learn about its royal, colonial and religious past. Explore the stately Tiradentes Palace, 18th-century Paço Imperial, Praça XV square, the baroque Candelaria church and 17th-century São Bento Monastery.
Return to the hotel with your guide by van.
Take a guided tour of the Sambadrome, where Rio’s samba schools perform and compete amid elaborate floats in the world-famous Carnival. Look the part at the Sambadrome’s boutique—try on some of the sequinned and feather-clad costumes that make the Carnival such a global treasure.
Experience wonderful samba bands over a caipirinha at Rio Scenarium, a club renowned for its live Brazilian music and vintage decor. You’ll also find great musicians at Carioca da Gema and laid-back Bossa Nossa where you’ll soon be dancing with the locals.