FOUR FULL DAYS IN RIO!!!!! Too much???? I don't think so...the more you learn about Rio, more you will see that you need to come over and over again. And you spend two days in Rio you will notice that you will always feel at home. After these days in Rio you will learn more about the city and you will finally realize that Rio has a delicious vibe and you will start to get Carioca friends!!!!
Rio is not only a tour destination, Rio wants to be part of your life and your dearest memories!!!
Me as a tour guide, I want to invite you to be part of this style!!!!
Four days visiting all over Rio, its basic tourist attractions, the secrets that only locals know and some unique places that very few people go. Then in the end you can tell to anyone: I HAVE REALLY BEEN TO RIO!!!!!
SO 4 DAYS IN RIO AND ONE NIGHT TOUR WHICH IS GETTING IN TOUCH WITH OUR VERY INTERESTING LOCAL CULTURE, WILL BE:
FIRST DAY - We will see the Christ, Friday is the best day for us to do the Statue and visit the National Park, the Tijuca Forest, then we will see the Botanical Garden and see the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, we will have short walks there to some unusual places in the famous neighborhoods!!!
WE WILL START AT 9:00 AM
WITH NIGHT TOUR - I THINK THAT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY IS THE TIME FOR YOU TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF OUR CULTURE AT OUR MARKET FEIRA DO NORDESTE AND THE GREAT SAMBA HOUSE CARIOCA DA GEMA. We will have dinner at the Market at Chiquita Restaurant, you will have the best of our northern food and you will see lots of different colors in so many different stands, you will hear music and see a lot of people, then after our dinner we will go to Carioca da Gema for you to see what real root samba is!!!
There is also specially in the Summer Season, a cool possibility to see a REAL SAMBA SCHOOL REHEARSAL, we can visit some local communities and be part of their SAMBA PARTY, nothing can be more realistic and funnier than being in a genuine samba school in Rio.
SECOND DAY - Alright, this is the day we have to explore the surroundings of the Sugar Loaf and we will take the cable car to the top of the mountain (I hope you are not afraid of hights). Then we will head the west part of the city, we will see the Wetland Region of Marapendi to see a different style of life that Rio has, we will see some wildlife too, we will visit also a gated community called Joa; and then we will drive to very unknown beaches that hardly few tourists can visit, it will be a journey to the soul of Rio de Janeiro!!!
WE WILL START AT 9:00 AM
THIRD DAY - We will have a very different day going to a place that is hardly visited in details. We will go to Niteroi, our second most important city, the other side of our magnificent Bay, the city where people name it the “SMILE CITY”. We will see the Contemporary Museum, we will see the museum from outside, then we will follow the coast in the Bay Side to see wonderful inlet bays, we will experience life in a fishing village, a wonderful place called JURUJUBA and then we will see historical forts with breathtaking views of the Ocean and the whole city of Rio; we will visit the viewpoint of Parque da Cidade where I have my paragliding courses and where you can see the very best and super unknown view of Rio de Janeiro, it is maybe the most beautiful viewpoint that we have in the country (possibly we will see the sunset from there!!!!), then we will head the Oceanside and see the beaches of Itacoatiara, such a GOD BLESSED PLACE IN RIO; and then we will see the only one Indian tribe in Rio de Janeiro, the tribe of Guaranis…THIS TOUR DESERVES THE WHOLE DAY!!!! And it will be complete!!!
WE WILL START OUR DAY EARLIER…8:00 AM!!!
FORTH DAY – It is our last day in Rio, and I am sure we should keep this day for some shopping if you like, this is the day where I will take you to our city centre, we will see the past and the present of Rio. In the past we will see some beautiful and magnificent barroc churches that will tell us a lot about our Colonial times, the Portuguese Kingdom Era, the time of our Empire and the times of our early Republic back to 1889; and we will see our present time experience the daily life of a city of nine million people, we will visit the Arabic market and I will have all the patience to join you everywhere like shopping centers…
Of course we can plan much more, out of Rio, we can take you to the beaches of Buzios, Ilha Grande, Paraty, we can also plan visits outside of the State, everything will be possible if you plan anything in Brazil.
I WANT RIO DE JANEIRO TO BE ALWAYS THE MAIN ENTRANCE DOOR FOR THIS FASCINATING COUNTRY CALLED BRAZIL.
And you can always count on me and my incredible tour guides,
Rafael Torres Lopes