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

1. 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: Boat Tour of Guanabara Bay

2. Rio: Boat Tour of Guanabara Bay

Get a new perspective of Rio on a catamaran tour, on which you'll check out all the bright spots while exploring stunning Guanabara Bay. Your tour begins at Marina da Gloria, boarding a modern and well-equipped catamaran. Depart in the direction of the Museum of Tomorrow, one of the architectural icons of Porto Maravilha, Rio's port region. On the way, get a look at amazing Villegagnon Island, Santos Dumont Airport, Fiscal Island, and the Arsenal of the Navy. Continue towards Niterói, passing beautiful Rio-Niterói Bridge and the famous Concha Acústica (Acoustic Shell) before heading to the MAC, the Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by Oscar Niemeyer. Be enchanted by its unique disc shape. Before returning to Rio de Janeiro, get to know other remarkable sights that surround the shores of Guanabara Bay, such as Adão and Eva Beaches, Santa Cruz Fortress, Lage Fortress,São José Fortress, and São João Fortress. Take in views of the famous Sugarloaf, where you'll have a few minutes to take pictures of the mountain from the catamaran. Before returning to Marina da Gloria, you'll pass the old Urca Casino and Flamengo Beach.

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

3. 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 Airport Layover: Christ the Redeemer & Sugarloaf Tour

4. 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 airports and continue to your next destination.


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What people are saying about Santos Dumont Airport

My driver was waiting for me. Ride was smooth and orderly. Highly recommend!