There is no doubt that Rio is the 'picture postard' of Brazil for international tourism. But there is more on offer beyond its undeniable charms and beauties. The city is located in a state that has a reputation for the diversity of its attractions and geographical proximity. We have options for the main attractions in Rio de Janeiro like christ Redmeer, sugar loaf and also for other beautiful tourist cities in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The mayor tourist cities are, at most three hours from each other, with easy acess by tarmacked and well sign posted Roads. Lets start by main tours in Rio so that you can plan according to the days that will be visiting our city. According to its planning can include diverse attractions and also other cities in Rio de Janeiro you never imagined existed and worth visiting.

Tour 1 - Main Tour - Christ Redmeer, santa teresa, lapa, selaron steps, Metropolitan Catedral, Cinelândia Neighborhood with Colombo coffee shop and Sugar loaf. 6 - 8 hours of tour (We have time for lunch or snacks) - The tickets are not included
This is exactly the tour that everyone is looking for when you have only one day in the city or who want to start their activities with a mix of major attractions and historic center.

city_tour_rioHere you can see an overview in a blog of one of my clients.
http://www.walkerfamilytravels.com/?p=421

Tour 2 - Favela Santa Marta Tour or Botanic garden, Tijuca rain forest with Chinese view, Cascatinha Taunay, Barra Beach with a nice barbecue place. - about 6 hours of tours - Ps. We have a local guide paid inside of Dona Marta favela - It is not included this cost.
This tour is perfect for those who already know the Rio or want to continue your visit in the beautiful city. A visit to a favela is optional and may be replaced by a very quiet visit to the botanical garden. Then we visited a beautiful view in the middle of Tijuca Forest followed by a beautiful waterfall within the national park. We end with a nice barbecue in the district of Barra da Tijuca returning with a wonderful view of the city's beaches.

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Tour 3 - Niterói City Tour ( Mac Museum, beaches sightseeing, Parque da cidade Point View, Jurujuba fisherman Neighborhood with a lunch and Fort of Santa Cruz). about 6 - 7 hours - Meals and Tickets are not included.
From Guanabara Bay if you look to one side you can see the state capital, Rio de Janeiro, and to the other you will see Niterói, a "sister city" that Reveals a blue-water coastline, scenic views with breathless landscapes, centuries-old fortresses and architectural works of great historical and cultural value, designed by the greatest exponent of national architecture, oscar Niemeyer. It is widely reported by other agencies or media, however all customers who visited the site felt blessed with all the beauty and simplicity of the city of Niteroi. This tour is recommended for the second or third day of your trip in Rio. Check out the review of a client on your blog, reporting all their excitement and joy to have known this beautiful city.
Blog address: jetsetchick.com/an-afternoon-in-niteroi/
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niteroi city tour

Tour 4 - Angra dos Reis City tour - Tour made by car or group bus. We visit 3 islands with a boat.


The Green Coast (Costa Verde), in the south of the state, boasts more than two thousand beaches and 365 islands - one for every day of the year. The region entices tourists to lounge around lazily on warm sand whilst listening to the relaxing sound of the waves. Formed by the cities of Angra dos Reis, Ilha Grande, Mangaratiba, Paraty, Rio Claro and Itaguai, the Region was once considered as a landmark during the foundation of the country, having housed one of the first colonized lands in Brazil.
As an expression of refinement of the Brazilian Coast, Angra dos Reis in an almost mandatory paradise for lovers of natural beauty. Located 150 kilometers from the state capital, the city has a broad menu of resorts, which offer various activities, including all day boat tours, nature trails along rivers and down rapids, as well as extreme sports such as abseiling, mountain biking and rafting.

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Tour 5 - Petropolis City Tour - Santos Dummont house, Church of St Peter of Alcantara, Imperial Museum, Quintadinha Palace, Crystal Palace or Bohemia beer tour.
The Region that once hosted the Portuguese royal court, Imperial green Hills(serra verde imperial) has a pleasant mountainous climate which is why it has become the main refuge for locals seeking colder weather.
Petropolis, founded in 1843 by Emperor D. Pedro II, was used to shelter the imperial family from the intense heat of the state capital Rio. Petropolis is only 59 kilometers from the city of Rio and offers a mix of heritage and ecotourism. Among the main attractions are the imperial Museum, the Cathedral St. Peter of Alcantara, the Crystal Palace, The quitandinha Palace and the house of Santos Dumont.
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Tour 6 - Train city tour - New

Have a nice tour meeting the best places of Rio in a nice and flexible way. We are going to use the new magnetic train (VLT), combined with the train of Santa teresa(optional). coming soon.

vlt rio de janeiro