VERY IMPORTANT!!! As for the Christ, there is a possibility that the Christ will be absolutely cloudy, so cloudy that it will be impossible to see the Statue, in this condition, can we skip the Christ??? It is pointless visit the statue when everything is White and we hardly see our own noses and it makes nonsense to spend the ticket money when we have such na awful visibility!!!
I have on you tube some videos that you can have an idea about some of the places we will see this day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2KXe6Jg8KQ&feature=related – One of the days that I was touring at the Christ. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_47ppOeRxrk – One of our tours at the Wetlands of Marapendi when we spot a capyvara, the biggest rodent in the world, and there we can see so many birds! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q13Q6JEk_i0 – The wetlands is also a local neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, and I always stop at Cicero’s bar for some drinks and delicious brazilian snacks.
TIJUCA FOREST - THE BACK YARD OF RIO AND WHAT A GREEN YARD!!! The city has a forest in the middle of its territory, an endless water resource with so many springs and waterfalls, thick greenery with beautiful exotic trees and wild animals. Visiting the Forest will be one fantastic stop in our tours!
MARAPENDI WETLANDS - Well, it is not a touristic place, it is just one neighborhood of Rio where you can witness the delicious and quiet pace of life in the west side of the city, also your chance to see interesting birdlife. IMPORTANT - For us to explore the area we will need a boat that the locals call it as CHALANAS, and you will have to pay the boatmen, he will charge 15 reais per person.
Well, the plan is online now...read everything and write to me in order to guarantee your presence in this local experience, travelling to Rio is also feeling the city and this is what we will do.
Like always, when you come to Rio, you will find real friends!!! More than tour guides we are people who are happy to welcome you like old friends!
Rafael Torres Lopes
Tour Guide and Travel Planner