RIO DE JANEIRO SHORE EXCURSIONS

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SHORE EXCURSIONS IN RIO DE JANEIRO


 


1.-Landscapes of Rio (6 Hrs)

Departing from the port, you travel to Cosme Velho neighbourhood. You will then board a train at the station, which will take you high up to the top of the Corcovado (Christ Redeemer statue ). This 30 metre tall monument is mounted on an 8 metre high pedestal, situated at an altitude of 709 metres. The location offers a magnificent, all round view of the city, beaches, Guanabara Bay, and Sugarloaf Mountain. The famous statue which is made of stone and cement weighs 1,145 tons, and is the emblem of the city of Río de Janeiro. After this stop, you will descend the Floresta da Tijuca mountain, whilst admiring the natural beauty and lush vegetation of urban Brazil’s largest forest reserve. Afterwards, you continue in the direction of the Leblón, Ipanema and Copacabana neighbourhoods, arriving at Praia Vermelha and the Urca neighbourhood. Here, you take a cable car up to Sugarloaf Mountain. You will be able to appreciate the spectacular view of the city, the famous beaches, Guanabara Bay, and Corcovad. o mountain with the Christ the Redeemer statue, amongst other points of interest.


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2.-Corcovado, Christ Redeemer (4 Hrs)

Departing from the port, you will arrive at the Cosme Velho railway station. Here, you will take a 20-minute journey up the mountain situated at the base of the Christ Redeemer statue (Corcovado). This 30 metre tall monument is mounted on an 8 metre high pedestal, situated at an altitude of 709 metres. The location offers a magnificent, all round view of the city, beaches, Guanabara Bay, and Sugarloaf Mountain. The famous statue which is made of stone and cement weighs 1,145 tons, and is the emblem of the city of Río de Janeiro. After this stop, you will descend by train the Floresta da Tijuca mountain, whilst admiring the natural beauty and lush vegetation of urban Brazil’s largest forest reserve. You will then head for the modern Barra da Tijuca residential neighbourhood, passing on the way Ipanema, Leblon and Copacabana


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3.-Sugar Loaf (4 Hrs)

Departing from the port, you will travel through the city centre towards Flamengo Park and Praia do Botafogo, before arriving at Praia Vermelha in the Urca neighbourhood. There, you will take a cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain. On the first stretch, you will arrive at Morro da Urca, which is full of gardens and miradors. On the second, you will appreciate the spectacular view of the city, beaches, Guanabara Bay, and Corcovado mountain on the horizon. After admiring the breathtaking panorama, you will return to the coach and continue your tour, proceeding to Copacabana for a panoramic drive.


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4.-Super Rio, Sugar Loaf and Corcovado (8 Hrs)

Departing from the port, you will travel through the city centre heading for the Cosme Velho neighbourhood. You will then board a train at the station, which will take you high up to the top of the Corcovado mountain. The next port of call is theChrist the Redeemer statue; from its location there is a magnificent, all round view of the city, beaches, lakes and city centre.You will descend Corcovado mountain by train, then take the coach to a steak house, where lunch will be served. Afterwards, you will continue in the direction of the Leblón, Ipanema and Copacabana neighbourhoods, arriving at Praia Vermelha and the Urca neighbourhood. Here, you will take a cable car up to Sugarloaf Mountain. You will be able to appreciate the spectacular view of the city, the famous beaches, Guanabara Bay, and Corcovado mountain with the Christ the Redeemer statue, amongst other points of interest


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5.-Tijuca Forest and Christ Redeemer (6 Hrs)

This exciting tour begins with a visit to the Christ the Redeemer Statue, located at the peak of the Corcovado Mountain. You will then cross Rua Paineiras to reach Alfonso Vizeu Square, located near the beautiful panoramic spot of Boa Vista. You will then venture directly to the heart of the lush Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world, and you will make a 15 minute stop near the Cascatinha Waterfall, which marks the boundary of the forest. The guides will enlighten you with the interesting story of Tijuca Forest and will talk about the importance of the Atlantic Forest for Brazil's environment, as well as the uniqueness of the fauna and flora that lives there. The tour will continue with a visit to the Mayrink Chapel, from where you will begin a roughly 30 minute walk along an easy trail, during which you will have the opportunity to admire the forest plant life. Jeeps will be waiting for you at the end of the trail. On leaving the National Park, you will visit the Açude da Solidão. Dam, the panoramic spot of Boa Vista and Vista Chinesa. Here you will enjoy a breathtaking view of Rio and will be able to take some beautiful pictures. You will continue the tour with a visit of the Emperor's Table, where the Brazilian imperial family liked to have picnics. You will then pass by the Cachoeira dos Macacos Waterfall, where you will be able to appreciate both Brazilian syncretism (a mix of African and Christian religions) and the beauty of the waterfall, before making the return journey to the ship.