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Rio Like a Local

Escape the tourist path with this locals’ tour of Rio de Janeiro. Your carioca guide will share insider knowledge of the city as you explore on foot and by public transport. See Copacabana, the Municipal Teather, Selaron steps and other major sites through the eyes of a local, as your guide points out hidden cafés, rare specialist shops, and little-known architectural details.

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3 to 4 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Private excursion with English-Spanish speaking Guide.
    • Public Transportation.
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance tickets and visits inside museums.
    • Tips, Personal Expenses.
    • Entry/Admission - Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Copacabana, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

    The tour starts at 9 am in the meeting point: in front of the famous "Copacabana Palace Hotel", icon of the 30´s / 40´s golden Copacabana years. After learning a bit about this place, you will walk a few blocks to get to the Subway Metro Station, main´s Carioca´s transport around the city every day.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, Praca Floriano Cinelândia, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031-050 Brazil

    You will then reach the Municipal Theatre built on an eclectic style on the first years of the XX century, located in the center of the city. A few blocks away, you will find and jump in the Bondinho Santa Teresa, a cable car built on 1872 that runs on the top of an old aqueduct called “Arcos da Lapa”.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Escadaria Selarón, R. Manuel Carneiro - Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20241-120, Brazil

    After few stations, we reach the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa, passing by many old antique mansions from the first years of the XX century. You will find here the Parque das Ruinas (closed on Mondays), an old Palace ruins that was rebuilt and became the center of many art and cultural activities of the city with panoramic views in all its splendor. If clouds allow, you will see from here the City Center, Sugar loaf, Guanabara Bay and many others.
    A few “Kodak” moments later, you will get to the Selaron Colorfull Stairs, a cultural main spot at Lapa neighbourhood, core of the Carioca´s nights.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Catedral Presbiteriana Do Rio De Janeiro, Rua Silva Jardim 23, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20050-060 Brazil

    Finally, you will enjoy the Confiteria Colombo, an old Art Nouveau coffe store from latest 1800, chosen as one of the ten beautiest coffe stores in the world (closed on Sundays).
    When this visit is over, you will either we dropped at the Sugarloaf to get into the cable car or take the metro back to the Copacabana Palace where the tour ends.
    Our guide will give you directions on how to get to the Christ the Redeemer by your own in the afternoon or can pre buy your Christ the Redeemer entrance fee as availability can be little during some periods.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Belmond Copacabana Palace, Av. Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide

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Organised by Class Adventure Travel

Activity ID: V-42707P20

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