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Santos Dumont Airport: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Rio de Janeiro: Best Beaches Boat Tour with Free Beers

    1. Rio de Janeiro: Best Beaches Boat Tour with Free Beers

    See Rio's most beautiful beaches from an exotic and aquatic angle. You'll depart from the yacht club near Sugarloaf Mountain from where you will pass by several gorgeous beaches and islands. Throughout your experience, you will be welcome to stop at any time to swim or simply chill out and take in the scenery. You can also expect to experience a secret island throughout your day too. Throughout your 3-hour trip you will encounter Urca Beach, Pão de Açucar (Sugar Loaf), Praia Vermelha (with swimming time), Copacabana Beach, Arpoador Beach, the Ipanema beaches (with swimming time), and Ilhas Cagarras (Cagarras Islands. At the conclusion of your enjoyable day out on the water, you will return back to your tour starting point.

    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)

  • Rio de Janeiro: Shuttle Transfer to Ilha Grande

    2. Rio de Janeiro: Shuttle Transfer to Ilha Grande

    Enjoy a safe, comfortable, and convenient shared transfer to Angra dos Reis from your accommodation or the airports in Rio de Janeiro. You will be transferred to a flex boat that takes you the final stretch to the Abraão Village in Ilha Grande in only 40 minutes. You can choose 1 way in both directions according to your needs.   The service from Rio to Ilha Grande runs 365 days a year. Departure available from 11:00 AM from Rio de Janeiro South Zone Hotels (Flamengo, Botafogo, Copacabana, Leblon and Ipanema), as well as from Galeão International Airport-GIG or Santos Dumont Airport-SDU (with flights arriving before 11:00 AM). You will be taken to the Santa Luzia Pier in Angra dos Reis, and by flex boat to Abraão Village in Ilha Grande.  The service from Ilha Grande to Rio also runs 365 days a year. Departures are available at 10:00 AM from Abraão Village to Santa Luzia Pier in Angra do...

  • Rio de Janeiro and Ilha Grande: One-Way Shuttle Transfer

    3. Rio de Janeiro and Ilha Grande: One-Way Shuttle Transfer

    Take the hassle out of transfers with a safe, comfortable, and convenient shared transfer between Rio de Janeiro and Ilha Grande. Enjoy both a boat transfer between the island and the mainland, and a vehicle transfer on the mainland.  Book in either direction, with the boat traveling between Conceição de Jacareí Pier and Abraão Village on Ilha Grande. Pick from Rio's two international airports or South Zone / Barra neighborhood hotels as your beginning or end points of the transfer. When heading to Ilha Grande, be picked up by your driver on the mainland, either from your hotel or an airport, and be dropped at right at the pier, where staff will be waiting with your boat tickets.  When heading to Rio, meet staff at the pier to collect your tickets, and then relax on the boat and vehicle transfer to your final destination. 

  • Rio Santos Dumont (SDU): Shuttle Transfer to/from Hotels

    4. Rio Santos Dumont (SDU): Shuttle Transfer to/from Hotels

    Whether your trip is just beginning or coming to an end, ensure a hassle-free vacation from start to finish when you book your airport transfer service in advance. Avoid long taxi lines, busy public transport, and language barrier confusions, then simply sit back, relax, and admire the views in air-conditioned comfort. This shuttle service operates between Rio Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) and hotels in Rio’s South Zone or Barra da Tijuca. The shuttle runs 365 days a year and has the following fixed departures: • The airport to hotels shuttle runs every hour from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. There is an additional departure at 3:00 AM • The hotels to airport shuttle runs every hour from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM. There is an additional departure at 10:30 PM

  • Rio de Janeiro: Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) Private Transfer

    5. Rio de Janeiro: Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) Private Transfer

    Take the stress out of airport commutes by pre-booking your own private airport transfer to or from Rio de Janeiro Airport RJ Santos Dumont (SDU). Rest back knowing you will be dropped off anywhere between Rio de Janeiro and SDU Airport conveniently, safely, and in comfort. Tailor your private transfer to your needs by indicating what you need when you book. To ensure a relaxed transfer experience, you will receive a text message shortly before your scheduled pickup with your booking reference, a customer service number, and your driver's name and contact details. When you book your private transfer, remember to include your flight details. Your driver will track your flight so that no matter whether your flight arrives early, late or on-time, your driver will be there to greet you on arrival. Your driver will pick you up from the arrivals hall or at an agreed upon meeting point in Rio...

    The taxi driver was right there waiting for us as we exited baggage claim. Smooth efficient transportation to our hotel

  • Rio Airport Layover: Christ the Redeemer & Sugarloaf Tour

    6. Rio Airport Layover: Christ the Redeemer & Sugarloaf Tour

    Start with pickup from either Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) or Galeão - Tom Jobim International Airport (GIG). Sit back and relax as your expert guide takes you to see two of Rio’s main highlights on this private tour. Enjoy great jungle views as you drive through Tijuca Forest and take in the stunning surroundings of the Corcovado Mountain. Ascend to the peak of the mountain and see the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Admire the sweeping views of Rio behind those famous arms that open across the city. Next, head to the Urca neighborhood and marvel at the beauty of Sugarloaf Mountain. Enjoy a cablecar ride to the summit and look down at the city and sea below. From 220 meters above sea level take in the breathtaking 360-degree views of Rio de Janeiro, Guanabara Bay, the city of Niteroi, and the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. At the end of the tour, benefit from drop off at one of the...

  • To/From Rio de Janeiro Airports: Private Transfer

    7. To/From Rio de Janeiro Airports: Private Transfer

    Book private transfer between any airport in Rio de Janeiro (GIG or SDU) and any destination in the Downtown, South Zone, or West Zone areas. Save time and energy with a professional, stress-free service. If you choose the airport transfer option, the driver will be waiting at the arrival gate with the lead passenger’s identification plate and will transfer you to the desired destination. If you chose the option to transfer to the airport, the driver will be waiting at the lobby or entrance of your hotel and will transfer you to the desired airport.  For your convenience, flights are tracked to allow for adjustments in case of delays.

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What people are saying about Santos Dumont Airport

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 32 reviews

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 taxi driver was right there waiting for us as we exited baggage claim. Smooth efficient transportation to our hotel

Everything was excellent! The tour guide took us to beautiful places. Drinks were included at no cost.

Prompt pickup with name tag, private secure transfer from the airport, English speaking driver

Everything worked really well, we were well taken care of