Rio de Janeiro: Sunset Sailing Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 3 hours
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Our driver for the day (Jalbier) was just the loveliest man, and although he was later than our pickup time, it was not his fault and we still hit the road at 8.10am, plenty of time to get to Niteroi. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful all day and at all stops, informative and answered all our random questions about Rio & Niteroi. We went on a Monday but the museums are closed but Jalbier still managed to get the lovely tourist office lady to give us a private tour of the Oscar Niemeyer way buildings eventhough they were closed for maintenance. The car was wonderful and he was very conscientious of the heat on the day. After our unplanned paragliding adventure from the parquet de cidade, Jalbier even took us for a quick tour of Santa Teresa neighbourhood on our way back to Ipanema. An excellent tour guide who made this day trip extra special. The BBQ lunch was also exceptional. Niteroi is gorgeous with amazing views across the bay to Rio and all the mountains, Sugar Loaf, etc.
The ten of us had a truly great time. Despite the maximum participants the boat never felt crowded. Cassio and his son were great hosts. There was a small picknick, beer, nice music and a very relaxed roundtrip around the bay and outside of the bay to very nice spots. The wind was perfect. We returned just after dark for a fresh view of Rio at night from the water. In summary, I can highly recommend this more unusual experience in Rio.
We had an amazing time touring the beaches of Rio. If you're looking for a mid day tour of the beaches of Rio this is it, I recommend it. I booked my trip within hours of the start of the tour with no trouble, the team stepped up and prepared everything to meet us on time and communicated with me continuously. Drinks included (cold beer on a sunny day)
The food tour offers Rio beginners a great insight into regional cuisine! The Glória Food Market on Sunday is worth discovering. The selection of fruits is incredible - good when you have an experienced guide with you who also lets you try all kinds of fruits. Highly Recommended!
Everything was excellent! The tour guide took us to beautiful places. Drinks were included at no cost.