This tour will get you under the skin of Rio. You will see a Wonder of the World on the Big Dude Tour, experience life in one of Brazils most famous Favelas on a Favela Tour and you will also party the night away on your choice of one evening activities - Samba, Favela Funk Party or Boat Party.
Please note the order of activities may change depending on the day of the week you arrive.
Pick up from the airport and transfer to Cabanacopa Hostel. Settle in at your hostel or head to beach to catch some rays!
Enjoy a day tour to the Rocinha favela (the largest favela the whole of South America). You will be escorted by English speaking tour guide Bruno. Bruno himself comes from a favela and as your local host will introduce you to life in Rochina and what it means to the people living there. The guide will inform you of the history of the favela as well as the social and economic challenges found there.
As the tour groups are small you will be able to meet some of the locals and hear their stories. The favela tour is non-intrusive and respectful of the lives of the people living there. The favela tour usually takes about 4 hours. This tour is completely safe and will give you a new perspective on Rio.
Big Dude Tour
This 5-hour tour in Rio de Janeiro provides a unique chance to see many of the cities best attractions. You’ll be picked up from your hostel and met by a professional English speaking tour guide and driven around in a 14 seat mini bus. The first stop will be to watch the hang gliders landing area at Sao Conrado beach.
From there, you will go to the Tijuca National Park and get a glimpse of the greenest tropical rainforest and see magnificent views and a spectacular waterfall. The next stop is to see the ‘Big Dude’ himself. You will swap buses and drive to the Christ The Redeemer Statue (ticket price is included to the price of the package). We know the views will blow you away!
After our visit to the Big Dude we will stop for a lunch (lunch is not included in the price of the package) in Santa Teresa. This is one of the traditional old neighbourhoods of Rio which still retains much of its original architecture and character of previous years. Next up you will see the famous Lapa steps which are covered in tiles from all over the world. You might recognise it from Snoop Dogg’s video for Beautiful with Pharell.
Finally, you will be offered two options. The first option is to be dropped off at Sugarloaf Mountain (ticket is not included in the package price) in time for sunset - this is an especially romantic time for couples! The second option is to simply be dropped off in front of your hotel or hostel.
Depending on day of week. Saturday = Samba or Sunday = Favela Funk Party or Monday = Boat party
If you are looking for a samba show in Rio de Janeiro, you are on the right track!
A real samba show in Rio is not to be missed. An English speaking guide will pick you up from your hostel and your ticket to the show is included. Make sure you bring your dancing feet so you can join in!!
Favela Funk party
Hit the best clubs in town and get your groove on to the local popular funk rhythms
You will be met at your hostel by a local English speaking guide who will transfer you to the best pary in town. Entrance fees included!
The boat party starts around 2pm, you will meet like minded partygoers and enjoy beers and caipirinha bar as your boat tours the Guanabara bay. Take a dip, splash around and as the sun is setting you will hear back. This is a great way to see some of the cities best sites from a new angle.
Today you must check out of the hostel and continue with your travel plans.
You will be staying at CabanaCopa Hostel in the heart of Copacabana. It is located next to a beautiful national park, one block from the metro and just a few minutes from the famous Copacabana Beach.
The large colonial house is fully renovated with new clean spacious dorms and bathrooms with hot showers and excellent social areas (indoor and outdoor), in a street with 24hr security.
This friendly hostel has a good balance of nightlife and quiet atmosphere, with an onsite bar and lounge open until around 10pm. They also offer high-speed internet and Wi-Fi, bed linen, maps and even free drinking water
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Trip Name: Ultimate Rio Package
Duration: 5 Days
From Price: £379
Supplier Tour ID: RIOURP/159023
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