Favela / Slum Tour (price per person – minimum of 2 people)
2 hours tours – customize your tour to fit a minimum of 5 hours
It is an illuminating experience for those looking for an insider point of view of life in this very different distict of Rio de Janeiro. The tour introduces you to another Rio, within Rio city: the favela. There are close to 950 favelas in Rio. Mostly placed on former public areas on the hillsides, they are now home to 20% of Rio’s population, however they remain a mystery for most people who don’t live there. The tour is not only to explain about favelas, but to give you a whole new understanding about different aspects of Brazilian society.
Buzios ( Price per person)
10 hours (minimum of 2 people)
Búzios is a península located at 160km /105 miles NE from the city of Rio de Janeiro containing more than 20 beaches, each having its own distinct qualities. Some of them are rocky, others a fine golden sand. But all of them share the warm as bath water ocean and you can almost always find an empty strip of sand to call your own. Buzios the city also has plenty of boutique shops, great restaurants, and a little touch of the classic Brazilian nightlife to make it a well-rounded destination.
Our most popular tour passing through the famous tourist attractions in Rio. This classic 30-minute tour overfly the famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro, the National Tijuca Forest, Sugar Loaf, Corcovado with an unforgettable view of the city and coming face to face with Christ the Redeemer.
Helicopter transfer from Rio to Buzios and Angra dos Reis.
Highlights of Rio – Tour 1
Private guided tour visiting Christ Statue by train + Sugar Loaf ( 5 hours ) Price = BRL 500,00 per person. Minimum of 2 people is required. Entrance tickets are not included.
Located just 60 km / 38 mi from Rio de Janeiro, Petropolis is Brazil’s “imperial city.” Home to the former palace and gardens of Emperor Dom Pedro II, Petropolis is one of Central Brazil’s most unique destinations and as such is is highly recommended to visit during your stay. The tour includes a private car with guide and visits to the Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace (an imposing glass winter garden).
Tijuca Forest (price per person – minimum of 2 people)
3 hours tour – customize your tour to fit a minimum of 5 hours
Get to see the contrast between the ” Stone jungle and a Tropical rain forest in the middle of a big city”.
This tour offers a magnificent view from the Vista Chinesa (Chinese View) towards Leblon & Ipanema beaches, the Lagoon Rodrigo de Freitas, Sugar Loaf and Christ Staue. Since we are driving towards the forest there is a chance to spot monkeys ( capuchin & marmoset), sloths, birds and butterflies. We will stop at Mesa do Imperador ( Emperor’s table), Cascatinha (Taunay ) Water Falls and the Mayrink Chapel.
Trekking of approximately 40 mins through an easy trail where the botanical aspect is developed.
Botanical Garden (price per person – minimum of 2 people)
Private guided tour visiting Botanical Garden (4 hours) Price = BRL 400,00 per person. Minimum of 2 people is required. Entrance ticket is not included.
Each of the 141 hectares of Rio’s Botanical Gardens shelters outstanding examples of plant life from Brazil and all over the world.
Santa Teresa (price per person)
The neighbourhood of Santa Teresa was born in the area of a convent on “Morro do Desterro” (Exile Hill) during the 18th century. The district occupies a hill in the heart of the city, keeping aspects of the Rio Antigo (Old Rio) which delights writers and artists for its charm and its architectural and cultural riches. Through its narrow streets circulate the old cable-cars (the only ones still running in Brazil), which are considered historical heritage. The tour starts at Cosme Velho, through the Castelinho (Little Castle – Castelo do Valentim) – building known by this name, because the commander Antonio Valentim lived there in the late XIX century. Visit to Parque das Ruinas (Ruins Park), where the visitor has a privileged view of Rio de Janeiro. Then continue to the Museu Chácara do Céu (Farm of Heaven Museum) – which has a very interesting collection of Brazilian and European art highlighting Portinari, Di Cavalcanti, Matisse e Si Modigliani. Then a tour to Largo do Guimarães, considered the neighbourhood’s heart, where there are several bars and restaurants.
Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Project
8 hours tour – under request. The Golden Lion Tamarin is endemic to the Atlantic Forest of the coastal lowlands of the state of Rio de Janeiro and it occurs at the São João river basin, in the municipalities of Casemiro de Abreu, Silva Jardim, Rio Bonito, Cachoeiras de Macacu, Cabo Frio and Macaé.