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Rio de Janiero Sightseeing Tours


Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing Tours - If you feel uncomfortable trying to find places on your own in any foreign city, a tour is the best way to see all the city’s sights without getting lost and trying to find your way back to your hotel. Rio de Janeiro has many different tours that cater to any kind of tastes that you may have, from history to art, architecture to sports.

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Rio de Janiero also offers tours for those who do not have a lot of time to spend sightseeing. This is a great way to get in all of those sights you want to see while still having some time for any business you have or just for a real quick vacation in Rio. Keep in mind that most tours have blackout dates during Carnival.

Corcovado Tour: This tour is a great way to see the best sights in Rio de Janeiro is your are in a hurry. It is a day long tour that takes you to some of the most popular sights in Rio: Corcovado, Surgarloaf, the Christ Statue, and the rain forest. You will be able to take in the sights of the city as well as the surrounding countryside.

Helicopter Tour: If you want to get a bird’s eye view of Rio, you will want to take a helicopter tour over the city. You will be able to see the city in all its glory, from the Atlantic Ocean to the granite mountains. The flight covers such landmarks as the Maracana Stadium, the beaches at Copacabana and Ipanema, the Christ Statue on Corcovado, and the Rodrigo de Freitas Lake. Pictures taken from the air could be your most treasured souvenirs.

Sugar Loaf: Sugar Loaf is one of the largest natural landmarks in the city. The tour begins with a panoramic view of the downtown area, passing by some of the most famous cathedrals and squares in the city. You will then take a cable car to get to the top of Sugar Loaf. This is where you will experience a spectacular view of Rio from the top of Sugar Loaf.

Soccer Tour: If you want to see a real Brazilian soccer match, you will want to take the soccer tour. Soccer tours are given whenever there are games being played at Maracana Stadium, usually on Wednesdays and Sundays. The stadium was built 1950 and it is the largest stadium in the world. Tours take place on game days and allow you to see the stadium as well as take in a game. A seat is reserved with your tour reservation.

Rio Nightlife Tour: You can see the best of nightlife in Rio by taking the Rio Nightlife Tour any evening of the week. There is always a party somewhere, so why not join in while you are on your tour?

Rio Historical Walking Tour: Your walking tour will start in Santa Tereza and continue until you reach one of the oldest neighborhoods in Rio. On your tour, main tourist attractions and museums will be pointed out to you while you tour the downtown streets.

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Rio de Janeiro Interesting Facts

  • One of the largest cities of Latin America.
  • In 1810, armed citizens established a provisional representative government against Spanish rule.
  • Features both the world’s widest boulevard and the widest river.
  • The largest city in South America.
  • Rio de Janeiro is famous for the dance, the Tango.
  • Rio de Janeiro is one of the ten largest metropolises in the world.
  • Rio de Janeiro is the largest city and port in Brazil
  • Greater Rio de Janeiro metro area has more than 12 million inhabitants
  • Home for writers Jorge Luis Borges, Ernesto Sabato, and Julio Cortazar
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