Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

From Copacabana Beach to Sugarloaf Mountain, there is an astounding amount of things to do in Rio de Janeiro. If you are looking to spend a day on the beach, lazing in the sun, or snorkeling in the shallow water, then Rio offers many top spots. Rio de Janeiro is filled with many must see museums including the Museum of Modern Art, the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, and the Imperial Museum of Brazil. With so many Rio de Janeiro activities, it could be hard to decide what to do first.

Angra dos Reis Archipelago Cruise with Lunch
Venture to the coastal, colonial town of Angra dos Reis, nestled at the foot of beautiful, rainforest-rich mountains. Then feel the ocean breeze as you cruise around the tropical archipelago offshore on an elegant wooden schooner. Read More

$100.00
per adult

Brazilian Cooking Class
Taste some of the most locally beloved Brazilian dishes and discover why so many food connoisseurs flock to Rio during a 4-hour traditional cooking class. Learn how to serve delicious Brazilian food with master chefs walking you through each step... Read More

$75.00
per adult

Buzios Excursion
Spend a day in beautiful Buzios—the beach-fringed peninsula made famous by Brigitte Bardot. Wander the cobbled streets, lounge on the sand, and soak up the charming atmosphere of “the Saint-Tropez of Brazil.” Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

$80.00
per adult

Carnival Backstage Tour
Embark on an exciting backstage tour of Cidade do Samba, the impressive complex of workshops for Rio's world-famous Carnival. See where all the magic is created and get insight into the detailed processes that culminate in the planet's most vibrant... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

$47.00
per adult

Corcovado & Christ the Redeemer Statue
Venture to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue on top of Corcovado Mountain. Ride the Cosme Velho cog train and pass through the Tijuca rainforest on your way up to the base of the statue, where you can take in... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

$75.00
per adult

Corcovado Hiking Tour via Parque Lage
Join a guided hiking tour with stunning views of the _Christ the Redeemer_ statue—one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Begin in Parque Lage, covered with the dense Atlantic Forest, and trek through Tijuca Forest National Park for... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

$133.00
per adult

Dois Irmãos and Vidigal Favela Hiking Tour
Venture to the Dois Irmãos hill, one of Rio de Janeiro’s most spectacular viewpoints. Enjoy a stunning panorama featuring the Leblon and Ipanema beaches, and tour the Vidigal _favela_ (slum) on foot. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

$120.00
per adult

Full-Day Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain & Downtown Rio Tour
Take in Rio’s most iconic sights on this full-day guided tour. Discover downtown's historic architecture, marvel at the imposing Christ the Redeemer statue on top of Corcovado, and revel in a cable car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

$168.00
per adult

Full-Day Imperial Petropolis Excursion
Spend a day touring the exquisite mountain town of Petropolis—known as the Imperial City since the time of Emperor Pedro II—to visit its regal buildings and charming streets. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

$65.00
per adult

Gávea Rock Hiking Tour
Hike to the top of Pedra de Gávea, one of Rio's highest mountains, located by the sea. After the 2.5-hour trek, get rewarded with a stunning view over São Conrado beach, Ipanema, Tijuca, and Brazil's biggest slum. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

$123.00
per adult

Ginga Tropical Brazilian Dance Show
Discover Brazil's vast musical heritage during the Ginga Tropical Roots Show, a vibrant spectacle featuring traditional dances from all over the country. Let the skillful performers dazzle you with tropical rhythms from batucada drums as well as impressive dance moves. Read More

$105.00
per adult

Guanabara Bay Sightseeing Cruise
Take in Rio’s most iconic sights and stunning coastline with a guided schooner cruise around Guanabara Bay—the largest bay in the world—to view Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer, and the famous white sands of Copacabana. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$65.00
per adult

Historic Rio Walking Tour
Hit the pavement and explore downtown Rio Antigo on foot, listening as your knowledgeable guide points out historical sites and iconic architecture like Praça XV, the Imperial Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the vibrant, bustling neighborhoods of The Marvelous City. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$57.00
per adult

Maracanã Stadium Tour
Tour Maracanã, the legendary soccer stadium that hosted 2 FIFA World Cup finals and several record-breaking concerts. Visit the locker rooms, press area, and grandstand before stepping onto the field where so much history has been made. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

$44.00
per adult

Pico da Tijuca Hiking Tour
Embark on a full-guided hiking tour to the top of Rio's highest mountain peak, Pico da Tijuca, an astonishing 3,352 feet (1,022 m) up. Led by knowledgeable guides, the 3.1 mile (5 k) hike passes cascading waterfalls like Cascata Taunay... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

$116.00
per adult

Plataforma Samba Show
Hit the town for an evening spent soaking up the best of vibrant Brazilian culture at the Plataforma Samba Show. Delve into the music, dance, and folklore of the city’s world-famous Carnival celebration during a fantastic evening immersed in the... Read More
Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden
Escape the hustle of Rio with a tranquil guided tour at the beautiful Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden and the lush Tijuca Atlantic Forest. Led by professional guides, get an up-close look at Brazil's impressive natural beauty—including hundreds of orchids—and... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$34.00
per adult

Rio Helicopter Tour
Fly above amazing Rio de Janeiro for a bird's-eye perspective of the city's main attractions, beaches, and bays. Enjoy stunning views like the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the famous Ipanema and Copacabana beaches. Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours

8 minutes

$141.00
per adult

Rio Splash Tour
See some of Rio's best sights by land and sea while cruising in an amphibious bus. Pass through Botafogo and Flamengo, experience the splash down in the Guanabara Bay, and admire great views of the city. Read More

$57.00
per adult

Rocinha Favela Jeep Tour
In an open-air jeep, venture to Rocinha, Brazil's biggest favela and home to more than 70,000 people. Get a feel for the daily life in the neighborhood as you pass by local homes, visit a samba school, and explore the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

$63.00
per adult

Samba Class
Discover why Samba has been a locally beloved dance in Brazil since the late 19th century with a lively introduction class. Led by professional Samba dancers, learn about the dance's history and culture, feel the music's unique rhythm, and have... Read More

Categories: Restaurants & Nightlife

1 hour

$30.00
per adult

Santa Teresa & Selarón Steps Walking Tour
Explore the bohemian quarter of Santa Teresa and visit one of Rio's popular landmarks, the Selarón Steps. Experience charming Rio street art as well as the Parque das Ruínas while enjoying expansive views over the city. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$36.00
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Rio de Janeiro (GIG)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Rio de Janeiro (GIG) and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Rio de Janeiro, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

45 minutes

$65.00
per adult

Small-Group Corcovado, Christ Statue & Favela Tour by Urban Adventures
Prepare to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty, lively spirit, and rich culture of Rio. This guided tour features stops at celebrated statues and little-known, vibrant communities, both offering a real glimpse into the people of Brazil. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$99.00
per adult

Small-Group Santa Teresa Discovery Tour by Urban Adventures
Take off through one of Rio’s most cherished neighborhoods—Santa Teresa. Part walking, part public-transporting, this morning tour combs through an eclectic assortment of sights, ranging from the area’s quaint, cobblestone side streets, to charming parks and convents. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$67.00
per adult

Sugarloaf Mountain Sightseeing Tour & Cable Car Ride
Take in Rio’s historic architecture and breathtaking natural setting on this guided exploration of the city streets, concluding with a cable car ride up to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for panoramic vistas over "The Marvelous City." Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$79.00
per adult

Tijuca & Favela Jeep Tour
On this half-day tour, experience a different side of Rio de Janeiro by venturing to Rocinha, Brazil's largest favela. After exploring the neighborhood's colorful construction and vibrant community, visit the lush Tijuca Forest, the world's largest urban forest, for a... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$89.00
per adult

Tijuca Rainforest & Botanical Gardens Jeep Excursion
Set out for a half-day exploration of Brazil’s rainforest flora and fauna and stunning coastal scenery by Jeep, and wander through the Jardim Botanico—a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in 1808 by King John VI of Portugal. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

$84.00
per adult

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