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Address: Rua Bulhoes de Carvalho, 524, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420040, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 21 99998-2907
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

This 6-hour tour of Rio de Janeiro is a fantastic opportunity to see many...

This 6-hour tour of Rio de Janeiro is a fantastic opportunity to see many sides of the city. The trip starts with a visit to the hang gliding landing area at Sao Conrado beach where the hang gliders land after take off from Pedra Bonita with its amazing views of the mountains on the coast. From there you drive through the Tijuca National Park and get a glimpse of the tropical rainforest close up before arriving at the CHRIST THE REEDEMER STATUE (ticket included)After your visit you will stop for lunch (optional but not included) in Santa Teresa, one of the traditional old neighbourhoods of Rio, which still retains much of its original architecture and character.Lastly you will see The Great Madness or secret Lapa steps where Snoop Dogg shot his famous video for Beautiful. To finish your day why not take the option to be dropped off at the Sugarloaf Mountain (ticket not included) in time for sunset or you can simply be dropped off at your hotel/hostel.

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Big Dude Tour was awesome

What a great experience that gave us a great flavor of everything that Rio has to offer. Our guide was Wellington and driver was Marcello. Wellington was personable and his... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a great experience that gave us a great flavor of everything that Rio has to offer. Our guide was Wellington and driver was Marcello. Wellington was personable and his english was very good, Marcello spoke broken english, but he was great and was always smiling and making sure you had a good time. They picked us up at a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We did both the big dude and favela tours, both excellent and informative. Only disappointment was agreeing to request by other travellers to bypass lunch at Santa Theresa , very cool area. As the big dude tour skirts a couple of favela's it wets appetite for walking tour. Steve, Marcelo , Alberto all good

Augsburg, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Out Favela tour was simply horrible. The Guide was not Willing to explain anything about the Favela. If you asked him questions, he was Not answering properly and went on walking instead. For the rest of the tour he was running in Front of the Group, being on the phone the whole time so he wouldnt have to talk to... More 

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Educruxen, Gerente at Brazil Expedition - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hello Luna We are very sorry about your terrible experience with us. As you can tell by the other reviews this was not normal. Are you able to tell the exact date you did the tour so we can go and find out what happened and why the guide did a poor job. Can you tell the name of the... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We did the favela tour with Edmundo and enjoyed it so much we did the city tour the next day with Murilo. Both guides are excellent, their explanations are very clear and they are great with people. The tours are reasonably priced, punctual, and the tour contents are exactly as per the website. Absolutely recommend to anyone visiting Rio.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I arrived to Rio two days ago. We went sightseeing and didn't really get to see the city like we should.. So we decided to take a tour. Our guide and his driver was absolutely great (Steven and Marcelo) - polite, nice and funny. In one day we managed to see a lot of Rio's attractions. Highly... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Me and my husband visited Rio in May 2016. We had booked 5 tours with Brazil Expedition: Tijuca forest tour, favela tour, Rio full day tour, hang gliding, football/soccer game. We ended up doing all our Rio tours with them as they gave us the best prices and we were always picked up on time. Would definitely recommend watching the... More 

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New Britain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Out of all the things I did in Rio and all the beautiful sights I got to see, this tour is definitely one I will always remember. It was so fascinating being able to see how the other half of the population in Rio live and what a treat it was being able to interact with these locals. In all... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

What a privilege it was to be guided by a resident of Rocinhas -- Alberto is funny, warm and full of stories and information. He bonded well with the group (eight) and thoughtfully engaged with our queries. What is funny and endearing about Alberto is that he has so many stories in his head that he starts on many strands... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

It was an excellent trip to see the city .. our tour Estevan and our driver Marcello were perfect .. they showed us great spots in the city .. i would highly recommend it to anyone who is short in time and wants to see most of the city

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I only had one free day during a business trip to Rio and I think this was the best way to make something out of it! The tour will take you to the "hot" tourist spots (Tijuca forest, Sugarloaf, Christ, the steps etc) and you won't have to stand in any lines for the Christ as well! The driver and... More 

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