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Armação dos Búzios Beach trips

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Búzios: Schooner Cruise with 3 Swim Stops

1. Búzios: Schooner Cruise with 3 Swim Stops

Admire the coastline with this schooner tour from Porto Veleiro Pier in Búzios. Stop to dive into water at local hotspots like João Fernandes beach. Take in breathtaking views as you sail past beaches like Armação, Ossos, and, Azeda. Keep out of the sun with the large covered deck.  Meet your skipper and board the boat at Porto Veleiro Pier in Búzios. Listen as your guide tells you about the local area. Head towards Caboclo Island and capture pictures of the beaches of Armaçã, Ossos , Azeda and Azedinha.  Jump into the water at the sandy, palm-lined João Fernandes beach. Look for local marine life as you swim in water with exceptional visibility. Continue past Branca island and stop to take a dip in the turquoise waters at Feia island. Finally, look for local sea turtles as you explore the corals at Turtle beach.  Cruise by the breathtaking shores of Virgens beach, Amores beach, and Canto beach. Return to Porto Veleiro Pier in Búzios. 

Búzios 2.5-Hour Schooner Boat Experience

2. Búzios 2.5-Hour Schooner Boat Experience

Join the most traditional tour of Búzios aboard a Schooner boat. Ride through the peninsula and see the natural beauty of Búzios from the best angles. Visit Armação Beach, Caboclo Island, Bardot Shore, Bone Beach, Azeda and Azedinha Beaches, João Fernandes and Fernandinho Beaches, Turtle and little Turtle Beaches, White Islands, Feia Island, Lovers Beach, and Canto Beach. Stop at João Fernandes Beach, Feia Island, and Little turtle beach. At each one, you will be able to go onto the beach for some time to swim or relax before continuing the boat tour.

Búzios: City Tour by Trolley

3. Búzios: City Tour by Trolley

Explore the beauty of Búzios on this guided city tour using an open vehicle, the trolley. See the breathtaking views along the main beaches of the peninsula and belvederes, stop for photos, and even take a dip.  Leave from downtown Búzios on the comfortable trolley, which offers a great way to view the surroundings. The tour starts at the glamorous Orla Bardot by Armação beach, named after the French actress Brigitte Bardot, who also has a statue at the location.  Another stop is the statue of Juscelino Kubitschek, former president of Brazil. See the beautiful sculpture Os Três Pescadores, the Three Fishermen, located at sea, in the middle of small fishing boats. Next is the Sant'Anna Church, the only building from the whaling era in the region. Then, continue to the most popular beaches in Búzios, Praia dos Ossos, Praia de João Fernandes, Praia Brava, Praia do Forno, Praia da Foca, and Praia da Ferradura.  Stop for photos at the viewpoints of João Fernandes and Forno, with their truly incredible views of the city. At Ferradura Beach, stop for a refreshing swim in the sea before returning to downtown Búzios.

Búzios: City Tour & Beach Hopping with Lunch

4. Búzios: City Tour & Beach Hopping with Lunch

Begin your city and beach hopping tour of Búzios with pickup at your hotel, inn, or AirBnb from 10:30 AM. Then, explore the city center, Canto Beach, and the Orla Bardot. See the Brigitte Bardot and Três Pescadores Monuments before heading to Armação Beach. Next, admire the Juscelino Kubitschek Monument, João Fernandes Beach, and João Fernandinho Beach. Stop at the João Fernandes viewpoint to take photos before taking two 40-minute stops at Brava Beach and Forno Beach. Later, tuck into a buffet lunch for 1 hour before making two more 40-minute stops at Ferradura Beach and Geribá Beach. Finally, finish at the Porto da Barra Gastronomic Center, where you can opt to witness a beautiful sunset. The local partner suggests booking the tour for your first available day so will you learn everything about this charming city with your English-, Spanish-, and Portuguese-speaking guide. During your tour, you’ll receive many valuable tips to plan the rest of your stay.

From Rio: Búzios with Boat Tour and Lunch

5. From Rio: Búzios with Boat Tour and Lunch

Your full-day adventure begins with pickup from Rio de Janeiro then heads to Armação dos Búzios, a former fishing village located on a north coast peninsular. Arrive in Búzios and board a traditional-style schooner boat for a ride around the region’s most picturesque beaches. Highlights include João Fernandes Beach, Ilha Feia (Ugly Island), and Praia da Tartaruga (Turtle Beach), with stops for diving and snorkeling along the way. After the boat trip, stroll along the vibrant Orla Bardot where you can find the statue of Brigitte Bardot, a renowned French actress who in 1964 escaped the paparazzi and went on vacation in the city. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, dine on a delicious buffet lunch at a local restaurant to restore your energy for the rest of the day. Next, enjoy free time to explore the colorful downtown of Búzios at your own leisure. Visit the most famous street in Búzios, Rua das Pedras, and peruse its shops, bars, and restaurants that are bursting with authentic charm. As you wander, soak up the charismatic atmosphere of this former fishing village that has adopted tourism as one of its main activities, becoming one of the most visited cities in Brazil. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Rio de Janeiro.

Búzios: Full-Day Shore Excursion by Land and Sea with Lunch

6. Búzios: Full-Day Shore Excursion by Land and Sea with Lunch

Enjoy a full day on Brazil's most famous riviera. Begin your tour at the meeting point and set off for an amazing land and sea experience. You'll cover 12 beaches on the south side of the city, with stops for photos at João Fernandes and Brava lookouts. Stop for a hike on a trail at Lagoinhas and for a swim at Forno Beach. The land portion of the tour will be traveled via a special open trolley.  Then, discover the city on board a schooner. Set sail past 12 beaches and 3 islands. Pass by Armação Beach, Caboclo Island, Orla Bardot, Ossos Beach, Azeda Beach, Azedinha Beach, João Fernandes Beach, João Fernandinho Beach, Branca Island, Feia Island, Tartaruga Beach, Tartaruguinha Beach, Virgens Beach, Amores Beach, and Canto Beach.  Relax with a swim at 3 different spots: João Fernandes Beach, Feia Island, and Tartaruguinha Beach. Afterwards, savor a tasty lunch at a scenic restaurant by the sea. Explore the world-famous street, Rua das Pedras, picking up some souvenirs and local crafts along the way.

Armação dos Búzios: Walk Through the Natural Pools in Búzios

7. Armação dos Búzios: Walk Through the Natural Pools in Búzios

Places Visited: Pedra do Guardião The first stop on the circuit, which begins at the entrance to the Costa do Sol State Park, takes place in a scenery full of walls and immense cliffs with the blue sea in the background. There, the main attraction is the Pedra do Guardião (Keeper’s Stone), a capriciously carved rock formation that refers to a man’s face. A geological reference point, the environment invites you to explore the rocks until you reach the “vent”, a kind of lookout among the rocks with shade and wind. There, the order is to sit for a while, relax and contemplate. Natural Pools The “puddles” appear at low tide, amid the rock formations of the region, and are perfect for bathing and photographic records. Depending on the height of the waves, salty waterfalls are formed between the rocks, providing a spectacle of immense beauty. To take a bath, it is necessary to be aware of the orientations to avoid the submerged points that shelter hedgehogs. Praia dos Amores (Amores Beach) Charming and exclusive, the beach houses a small strip of sand and offers shade under the almond trees. Slabs submerged a few meters from the sand are suitable for snorkeling on account of the numerous fish and turtles that live there. A walk along the rocks leads to Ferradurinha beach (optional).

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What people are saying about Armação dos Búzios

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 39 reviews

The tour was done in a comfortable schooner, with rest areas with pillows very nice and tasty! We passed beautiful beaches with clear waters with areas for diving with equipment available on the schooner. The crew very friendly and attentive. Very worth the ride!

The weather was good. The pickup worked, the guide was friendly. The boat trip was the highlight.

Perfect trip! There were only four of us and it was incredibly good value for money

Very good all the guide, driver, activity itself, lunch leaves much to be desired

Perfect day, with a Katia guide at the top!! The dream day on a dream site!!