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Rio: Museum of Tomorrow, AquaRio, and Olympic Boulevard

1. Rio: Museum of Tomorrow, AquaRio, and Olympic Boulevard

Begin the tour going to the Olympic Boulevard or Porto Maravilha, the city's port area that has been completely revitalized and where the newest tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro are located. Visit Museum of Tomorrow, a modern and technological applied science museum dedicated to exploring and questioning all the possibilities for building the future of the planet and the human race. Observe and take photos in front of the unusual and futuristic architecture from one of the most visited museums in Brazil. Inside the Museum of Tomorrow, you will learn about opportunities and challenges that humanity will have to face in the coming decades from the perspectives of sustainability and coexistence. Then, make a stop for photos at the Kobra Mural - one of the largest graffiti murals in the world - created by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra. Observe five ethnic groups depicted realistically on a colorful background with geometric shapes. Last stop is at AquaRio (option with and without ticket to AquaRio included), the largest marine aquarium in South America. See more than 5,000 animals from 350 different species from around the world in 28 saltwater tanks. You will be able to see up close and even interact with an immense variety of fish, invertebrates, rays, sharks, and corals. Take a photo inside the main tank tunnel, where you will see animals passing over you! An entertainment show about nature for all ages!

Rio: Christ the Redeemer Official Ticket with Van Transport

2. Rio: Christ the Redeemer Official Ticket with Van Transport

Guarantee a visit to Rio de Janeiro‘s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue with official tickets and official transportation. Choose one of the two departure points in Copacabana or Largo do Machado, which are located in strategic points easily accessible by public bus and subway, or a hotel pickup. Experience breathtaking views of the city from the top of Corcovado mountain during your journey to the statute. Enjoy the exuberant nature and cultural landscapes throughout the trip.  When passing through the historic and cultural neighborhood of Santa Teresa, be sure to record the panoramic view from Mirante dos Prazeres. On your way to Tijuca National Park, you will see the Caixa da Mãe D’água Aquifer, built-in 1774 by the Portuguese Crown. This structure was, at the time, mainly responsible for the large-scale water supply reaching the city of Rio de Janeiro. Arrive directly at the visitor's center of Paineiras Corcovado, a new adjacent structure with restaurants, a cafe, a gift shop, and a museum. Be sure to explore the Paineiras Visitor Center displaying exhibitions and models of the city of Rio de Janeiro. From the Visitors Center, board another van to the top of the Corcovado Hill, for a closer look at the Christ the Redeemer statue.  Learn about how the art deco statue was first opened to the public in 1931 atop a 710 m high granite dome. Get spectacular 360 views from Rio of the Tijuca Forest, Sugarloaf Mountain, Guanabara Bay, and the most stunning beaches in the city such as Copacabana and Ipanema.  After your day of exploring one of the “7 Wonders of the Modern World”, be comfortably driven back to your initial pickup point at either Copacabana or Largo do Machado.

From Copacabana: 1-Day Private Tour of Coffee Valley

3. From Copacabana: 1-Day Private Tour of Coffee Valley

Setting off in a private car from your hotel in Copacabana, embark on a tour of the most important sites of coffee production in Rio de Janeiro. First, visit Vassouras, with inclusive entry to its museum, before exploring one of the region’s oldest coffee farms with a guide from the owner.Discover Vassouras, the former economic center of the Brazilian Empire, with its Neoclassical buildings interspersed with palm trees and connect with the past as you learn what life was like for the region’s coffee producers two centuries ago in the city museum. The adventure continues in a traditional coffee farm in the nearby valley, where the owner will reveal its family history and explain the evolution of coffee cultivation. Finish your trip with a tour of the farm’s crops and production facilities and see how the so-called “green gold” is made today.

Rio de Janeiro: Niterói Day Trip

4. Rio de Janeiro: Niterói Day Trip

Explore the beauty and culture of Niterói as you visit exciting sights on this 8-hour guided tour. You’ll discover beautiful beaches, see works of architectural genius, and enjoy wonderful views over stunning landscapes. From your hotel in Rio de Janeiro, you will be driven to the center of Niteroi where the tour begins. Here you will get to know the great architectural works designed by Niemeyer in the famous Caminho Niemeyer. And of course, you’ll see the Museum of Contemporary Art (ticket not included). After this, it’s time to visit some of Niteroi's beautiful beaches and see for yourself why they’re so popular. Then it’s on to the military fortress of Santa Cruz, with its wonderful view over Guanabara Bay. Finally, you’ll head to one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, Itacoatiara, to enjoy an unforgettable sunset from the top of one of the mountains surrounding Niterói.

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What people are saying about Copacabana

Choose the day to go, preferably at the 1st hour 8am (it was the second time for me, because the first time the weather was overcast… and it was totally hidden by the Mist). It is a must in Brazil and Rio de Janeiro .. MANDATORY passage.

All very practical and fast, good service, only that the driver would have you speak Spanish and English, since there is no coordinator to accompany you, it costs you a bit to ascend to Christ when the van leaves you above

Super bien organisé au niveau des navettes en Van et du point de rencontre je recommande fortement cette visite avec cette compagnie ✨

The location was easy to find and transportation was timely!

Great experience, and coordinated well by the company.