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Ilha do Farol, Rio de Janeiro

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From Rio: Arraial do Cabo Day Trip with Boat Tour and Lunch

1. From Rio: Arraial do Cabo Day Trip with Boat Tour and Lunch

Begin your 12-hour tour through paradise with a drive from Rio de Janeiro to the region of the Costa do Sol (Sun Coast). When you arrive in Arraial do Cabo, hop aboard a majestic schooner to sail through the warm, clear waters of what’s often called the Brazilian Caribbean. Gliding through the sea, you’ll make a 40-minute stop to swim and snorkel near the Ilha do Farol, a peninsula famous for its lighthouse, and Prainhas do Pontal, a coastal zone flanked by towering cliffs and verdant mountains. Continuing on your boat tour, you’ll stop for photos at the Gruta Azul, a grotto known for its shockingly-azure waters, and the Fenda de Nossa Senhora, where a statue of a saint is placed between a massive rift in between 2 cliffs. To cap off your boat tour, you’ll enjoy another 20-minute stop at one of the region’s most famous beaches, the Praia do Forno. After working up an appetite swimming and relaxing on the boat, you’ll enjoy an authentic buffet-style lunch at a local restaurant, before hopping back aboard your transportation to Rio, arriving back in time for dinner.

From Arraial do Cabo: Sightseeing Schooner Cruise

2. From Arraial do Cabo: Sightseeing Schooner Cruise

Check in at Praia dos Anjos, go to the port and board a schooner for an unforgettable tour in Arraial do Cabo. Admire all the beauty of the region known as the “Brazilian Caribbean”. Sit back and enjoy the views of paradise. Disembark and enjoy a 40-minute stop to dive in the crystal-clear waters of Ilha do Farol and Prainhas do Pontal. Make a stop for photos in the beautiful landscapes of the Gruta Azul, Fenda de Nossa Senhora and Pedra do Gorila. Your last 20-minute diving stop is at one of the city's most famous spots, enjoy the refreshing waters and incredible scenery of Praia do Forno.

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What people are saying about Ilha do Farol, Rio de Janeiro

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Amazing day, the best day of my holidays so far. Bruno is the best guide, he speaks several languages, he made sure every single guest was comfortable and the lunch after the boat was great. Highlights: snorkelling, the beaches, staff in the boat and Bruno. Downsides: Nothing!!!

Great tour and beautiful places! Our guide Aline was super nice! We recommend !! Everything on top except the lunch restaurant! A buffet in the end because the planned restaurant was not available. Really bad and not clean. But everything else was great!! Thank you Aline!

Excellent experience, highly recommended the tour. Especially for our guide Aline, who was attentive to our requirements and for her sympathy.

The day was really well-spent! Our guide was great, the boat crew was fun, the food at the end of the trip was wonderful as well.

Excursion is really worth it. The first beach is fantastically beautiful. good value for money