Attractions

Corcovado Mountain

One of the main scenic spots in the city, located at Tijuca National Park, 710 meters high and giving a sweeping panorama of sea and mountain, a world famous vista. The mountain is crowned by the statue of Christ the Reedemer, 30 meters high with a chapel to honor Our Lady of Aparecida, patron Saint of Brazil. In 2007, the Statue of Christ, symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro, was elected as one of New 7 Wonders of the World, in voting conducted by the Internet and by mobile phone messages, organized by the New 7 Wonders Foundation, of Switzerland, between 21 participant monuments of the entire planet. The top of Corcovado can be reached by a 20 minutes train ride across the Atlantic Forest.
Duration of tour: Approx. 2 hours

Sugar Loaf

In parallel to the symbolic significance of Christ the Reedemer, the unquestionable beauty and location of the Sugar Loaf plays a leading role in attracting visitors to Rio de Janeiro. The first stage of the cable-car reaches the top of Urca Hill at 220 m high. The second stage reaches the top of the Sugar Loaf at 396 m high. The visitor hás na uninterrupted view over the bay to Niterói, flanked by beaches and lagoons, with important historic buildings such as the Santa Cruz Fort and Fiscal Island.
Duration of tour: Approx. 2 hours

Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden was created on June 13th, 1808 by D. João VI, Prince Regent of Portugal at the time, and is considered to be one of the most important in the world. Recognized as a Live Museum, it contains over eight thousand plant species.
Duration of tour: Approx. 1,5 hours

Maracanã Stadium

Maracanã is considered one of the main tourist and cultural attractions among both Brazilians and foreigners. It was constructed to be the largest soccer stadium in the world, with capacity for 110 thousand spectators and withstand the supporters of the important matches, where emotions can run wild with the sounds of goal, the waving of flags, and the wild barracking accompanying the spectacular plays of the athletes. This is a place with facts which are are worth noting, such as: 1950 World Cup, Pelé’s thousand goal in 1969, Frank Sinatra’s concert in 1980 and Paul MacCartney’s concert in 1991 (registered in the Guiness Book of Records as the show with the largest live audience ever for a single singer). In 2014, the stadium will hold the final match for the World Cup.
Duration of tour: Approx. 1 hour

Tijuca Forest Nacional Park

Tijuca Forest represents the most successful program of replantation and regeneration of a tropical forest in the world. Four centuries after Rio de Janeiro was founded, the forest was replanted and conserved. A real urban nature reserve soon sprang up complete with grottoes, nooks and other attractions.
Duration of tour: Approx. 1,5 hours

Santa Teresa District

One of the most picturesque parst of Rio, Santa Teresa is located high on a hill offering stunning views across the bay, as well as the North and South Zones. The region is full of cultural centers, studios and restaurants. Here you can take a ride on the last tram in Rio de Janeiro, originally built in the 19th century and operated by two bronze levers and a big leather wheel.
Duration of tour: Approx. 1,5 hours

Historic Center / Downtown Rio

The tour can be taken by car or walking through the narrow streets and old historical buildings of downtown Rio. You will learn about Brazilian history and how the city changed drastically when the Portuguese royal family arrived here in 1808. Rio de Janeiro was the capital of Brazil from 1763 to 1960 and most of the public buildings were located downtown.
The tour includes a visit to many interesting points, such as the São Bento Monastery, Candelaria church, Praça XV, Travessa do Mercado, Imperial Palace, Banco do Brasil Cultural Center, Casa França-Brasil, Ouvidor Street and Gonçalves Dias Street with the traditional Colombo Coffee Shop.
Duration of tour: Approx. 3 hours

Beaches

White sands, warm water, year-round sunshine, fantastic views, soccer, futvolley, and beach goers are all part of the attraction. Rio hás over 56 miles (90 km) of the best beaches in the world, including: Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Barra, Recreio, Prainha, Grumari and etc.
Many Brazilians and tourists alike flock to the beaches around Rio during themajor holiday events of the year (for example, over 2 million party the night away New Year's on Rio's beaches!).
Duration of tour: Approx. 1,5 hours

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