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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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€104.87
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6+ hours
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€98.31
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Bus Tours
8–9 hours
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€245.25
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2 hours
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€142.79
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Bus Tours
5 hours
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€74.44
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Helicopter Tours
30 minutes
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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€132.96
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Bus Tours
5–7 hours
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€89.89
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Bus Tours
5–6 hours
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€71.39
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Bus Tours
5 hours
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€73.03
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Adventure Tours
30 minutes
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€556.14
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1–2 hours
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Cable Car Tours
6+ hours
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€78.65
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Bus Tours
7–8 hours
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€169.99
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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€82.40
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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€70.22
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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€346.44
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6+ hours
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€48.69
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Adventure Tours
7–8 minutes
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  • Anne V
    1 contribution
    Our tour guide Monica was fantastic - a total expert on Rio and its history - as well as navigating us comfortably from site to site. She even helped us get the best pictures at Christ the Redeemer. Excellent overall tour that covered a lot of ground!
    Written 4 February 2023
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  • Angela D
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    This service was top notch from start to finish. Gustavo was so friendly, and his language skills were genuinely impressive. We did little mini stops that we weren't expecting and had plenty of time at the main stops. The buffet lunch was so much better than expected. Everything ran like clockwork, and it's obvious Gustavo loves his city and wants everyone to love it too. Excellent driving skills from the driver in the air conditioned van which was very needed. Loved this tour, would highly recommend 10/10
    Written 2 February 2023
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  • sumfun247
    Salt Lake City, UT2 contributions
    Our tour guide was awesome!! Very accommodating, patient, knowledgeable, and flexible. English was great. Ederson was our guide and driver.very safe and skilled driver.
    Written 2 February 2023
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  • Gary B
    2 contributions
    A great experience and a great team, Daniele was very organised as we’re the pilots. A good video included, even the car journey up the mountain was good
    Written 25 January 2023
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  • L S
    3 contributions


    A big thanks to Katia for being a great guide. No waiting in line and we finished the small group tour in 3 hours. I am so happy.
    Written 29 January 2023
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  • Marjoliee
    25 contributions
    The trip was amazing, with a professionally organization. Highly recommended to do while in Rio! The team kept close communication via WhatsApp and was very flexible in changing our slot due to the less optimal weather conditions (clouds). The pilot was very experienced and could give us any desired angle for shots.
    Written 1 February 2023
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  • Roddek
    Melbourne, Australia475 contributions
    Rio Carnival- Reviewed at Fodor's 2002
    During the last forty-five years, I was fortunate to explore South America on seven occasions, and Brazil happened to be on my itinerary on five on those visits. It was during the summer of 2002, I was a part of an educational tour, and once again extremely fortunate to attend the world-famous Rio Carnival.
    The build-up to the event was filled with excitement, and when our tickets arrived, the adrenaline was taking over. We travelled as a group and traversed by Metro to the Sambadrome, and the heart was pumping. It appeared the entire city of Copacabana was attending this mega event, as the crowds were a sea of walls as we exited the Metro. There is no other place on this planet that is ideally suited for this exciting event. The place was electrifying, and the landscape around the metropolis provided a visual feast for the spectator's eyes. In February, the weather was perfect, the architecture in the city was made in heaven, the sunny skies were appealing, and everyone was in the party spirit.
    Once inside the Sambadrome, the atmosphere is electric, filled with exotic dancers of all colours and shapes, wearing the most exquisite dancing costumes that explode the living senses. The floats, music, and backdrops, and a range of vibrant colours had to be seen to believe. It was controlled chaos at times; absorbing the excitement, festivity, and the swarm of people that surrounds one another will uplift your spirits.
    The Sambadome was a melting pot of different nationalities comprising of the locals, tourists, special guests of all shapes and colours, observing and being dazzled by the dancers in the minimum amount of clothing, moving to the unbroken dance rhythms and drumming. The never-ending drumming and dancing, which was blaring from all angles, the sheer exuberance makes the event one of the great spectacles that one experiences once in a lifetime. The place was genuinely rocking!
    This major event would not add so much attention and excitement had it not been for the excellent hospitality that was shown by the local Brazilian community. One will quickly notice that Brazilians are the epitome of hospitality, and they are the most compassionate, caring, considerate and loving people you will have the pleasure of knowing. There is no doubt in my mind that they will try and make your visit as memorable as possible.
    Tips and recommendations:
    We were a part of a group, and the tour operator purchased tickets for section 9, which comprised many tourists.
    Safety and security.
    Since this was the second of my many visits to Brazil, I was aware of the security concerns. Unfortunately, I did not carry my SLR camera, which was a huge disappointment, but better be safe than sorry. Leave your expensive photo equipment behind and opt for a cheap camera. The expensive watches and elaborate chains, and bracelets should be left in the hotel room. Snatch and grab gangs operate in most parts of the city and beaches, with emphasis directed at the unsuspecting tourist who drop their guard at times. I witnessed a couple of snatches and grab episodes, which left the owners in a fit of uncontrollable anger and sadness.
    Food and comfort.
    Bring plenty of water and snacks since this is an all-night event and concludes during the early hours of the morning. Purchase a padded seat cushion, even though most times one will be standing, but on the odd occasion, your bottom will need some comfort from the cement floor.
    When should you book?
    Book as early as possible—many visitors book a year in advance, i.e., flight, hotel accommodation and carnival tickets. Our tickets cost US$200, and the view up above was superb. Whilst some tickets right at the rear cost approx. US$50, the front row luxury suites would set you back approx.: US$ 2000.00. Once again, there is a place for all budgets.
    What is the Rio Samba parade?
    The Sambadome is a dedicated street that stretches 800 metres, seating on either side for 100,000 spectators. Rio's Samba schools operate more of an organisation than a teaching establishment and compete head-to-head to be judged the best of the best. Over 5000 participants parade for hours with costumes which would have taken many months to create and dazzle the spectators and add the music specially chosen by theme and the floats designed by carefully selected craftsmen and architects. Each Samba school has 500 dancers and drummers, keeping up the thunderous cadence from start to finish. It is a fantastic sight, and the entire area is rocking. The fantastic costumes and elaborate floats, the boundless energy, joy and enthusiasm of the dancers and drummers, adding the dramatic cheering and screaming is truly indescribable. It is impossible to describe this fascinating evet since words will not do it justice
    Rio De Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro has long been considered one of the most beautiful and hedonistic cities on the planet. The green forested mountains make a dramatic vista with the many beaches in the background, and to make it undeniably stunning is the Christ the Redeemer statue sitting on top of the mountain, and Pao de Acucar( Sugar loaf mountain) in the opposite direction.
    Ardent defenders say that Rio is misunderstood, and in some ways, it is a city of contradictions. Rio may have more than 20 miles of white sand beaches, but it is not a resort. Brazilians may be among the world's most amiable, affectionate people, but the criminals among them can be cunning. Visitors should be prudent.
    Adventurous travelers who arrive prepared for both the problems and the joys of this country will find Rio a pleasure, especially if they speak a little Portuguese. Even broken Portuguese is warmly received, and a little Spanish or French can also help.
    My favourite beach hang out was Copacabana, with four kilometres of sand, with the bronze bodies soaking up the sun, and the beach vendors relentlessly accosting tourist in the hope of making a sale, not forgetting the countless games of football and volleyball being played until darkness sets in.
    The most unmistakable feature on Copacabana beach is the black and white wave of paint design on the promenade. One must not forget Ipanema beach which attracts the who is who in Rio, dressed and undressed, sporting the Brazilian tan, as only the locals can do.
    Finally, to appreciate this magnificent city, one must climb atop the Corcovado and gaze below with views of little boats elegantly afloat in the water, the neon lights along Via Atlantica avenue, and the tiny figures strolling, playing, or resting on Copacabana beach. This creates a spectacular sight that is beyond what I could ever imagine. As I made my way down to Copacabana beach, refreshing wafts of cool sea breeze made the night air bearable on this perfect moonlit night. When I got down to street level, I turned around and gazed at the stature of Christ the Redeemer, which looms above the city’s silhouette, and one will openly agree that is one of the most stunning cities on this planet.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • edelli0tt
    Exeter, UK5 contributions
    Great fun! An amazing day out. We read the reviews so we were aware that it was a 3+hour journey from Rio on the bus to the boat and 3+hours back, so don’t expect to get back until after 10pm.

    We also knew that all announcements on the boat were in Portuguese, but we also had the fabulous Flavia (mentioned below) who came to explain each announcement to us. Flavia really made sure we were looked after and enjoying ourselves.

    Ilha grande is an absolute paradise and this was a once in a lifetime trip. It was an excellent way to see the islands on a time constraint. The tour took us to stunning beaches, great snorkelling spots and an old island church. It really is also excellent value for money.

    There was also a delicious pink slide off the back of the boat that made my world.
    Written 30 January 2023
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  • Karen A
    San Francisco, California, United States3 contributions
    Very worthwhile tour to do. Eye-opening. For people who are steady on their feet because there are lots and lots of uneven stairs..
    Written 29 January 2023
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  • Sunshine00299826028
    1 contribution
    Does what it says on the tin! Collect your ticket/wristband from an info booth & skip the queue for the train..worth it when busy.

    Top tip..if you’re from the UK use the UK trip advisor site for tkts. When you’re in Brazil you’ll automatically pick up the Brazil site which asks you for a tax id which you’ll not have.
    Written 28 January 2023
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  • Benjamin L
    1 contribution
    Amazing guide and a lot included in this tour . Just not lucky the weather was not to the rendez vous but well the day was fulfilled of visits and informations . This is the best tour for people staying for a short break in Rio.
    Written 10 January 2023
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  • Nathaly R
    3 contributions
    It was amazing! The pilot has lot of experience and it explains everything! Love the experience and the adrenaline!! Best views!!!
    Written 14 January 2023
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  • Niki
    London, UK3 contributions
    This is an amazing experience thanks to my guide Marco. It is so much fun to visit Rio with him. He is easygoing, fun, passionate, full of humor and very knowledgeable about the culture and history. Besides, this trip is well organized and I can feel C2Rio put lots of effort to elevate our experience, which i am very appreciated. In short, highly recommended this tour and Marco as a fantastic tour guide.
    Written 25 December 2022
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  • FelipeRRM
    Stockholm, Sweden4 contributions
    Our guide Pedro was very nice and very friendly, Bonus points because was able to communicate both in Portuguese with me (Since I'm from Brazil) and in English with my girlfriend (she is from Lithuania). Thanks!
    Written 28 January 2023
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  • Danilo V
    2 contributions
    The sugar loaf and the Corcovado during the morning journey , it was an amazing tour because we can saw all the city from above
    Written 8 January 2023
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