Do you want to know the top 5 best tours to do in Rio? Rio Native selected the top 5 best tours in Rio de Janeiro!
1 – Christ Statue + Sugar Loaf
Visit Christ Statue (ride a train through the lush greenery of the Tijuca Rainforest) + Sugar Loaf (ride a cable car to Urca Hill and Sugar Loaf mountain).
2 – Botanical Gardens + Chinese view at Tijuca rain forest
Get to see the diversity of Brazilian and foreign flora containing around 6,500 species (some endangered) throughout and area of 54 hectares.There are also plenty of birdlife to be seen (and heard) at the Botanical Garden and at the Tijuca Forest.
3 – Historical walking tour including Santa Teresa + Sambadrome
When visiting downtown you will have the opportunity to see the influence from the Portuguese and French architecture among these: Colombo Bakery, Banco do Brasil Cultural Center and Casa Franca-Brasil (France-Brasil foundation). The tour will continue towards Santa Teresa where the area became famous for its winding narrow streets and the Bonde (Street car) not in use at the moment. Carnival has been a part of the Brazilian culture since around 1850 when it was first introduced in Rio de Janeiro by the Portuguese. The essence of Carnival is celebration; the annual event is characterized by singing, dancing and partying late into the night. Our last stop (only outside) will be at the Maracana, Brazil temple to Football (soccer).
4 – Favela / Slum Tour
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.
5 – Rio by Night at Lapa
Lapa , an old and charming area of Rio de Janeiro, features some fabulous mansions which have been restored into works of art during a recent cultural renaissance. Lapa is now one of Rio’s most popular night spots, with many people enjoying the street parties, samba clubs and other bars. The best concerts, delicious food and beautiful people, make this place different from the rest! The informal atmosphere is one of the main characteristic of Lapa’s neighborhood. Many famous Brazilians music artists perform here.
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