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Urban Adventures

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
About Urban Adventures
Rio de Janeiro Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours around Rio de Janeiro. They range from 2 hour to 1 day adventures and uncover back streets, hidden gems, and fascinating sights. Step into the lives of locals, find out what makes the city tick, and get acquainted with the local food, culture, and traditions of Rio de Janeiro. A local expert guide will provide the knowledge and lead you through a fantastic urban experience.
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Best of Rio: Secrets of Santa Teresa and Lapa Steps

Discover parts of Rio that are usually reserved for locals on a sightseeing tour that offers an insider’s glimpse into the Santa Teresa neighborhood, home to the Selarón Staircase and Ruins Park. Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 12 and explore on public transport like a local.
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4 hours
from $61.79

Best of Rio: Christ The Redeemer, Sugarloaf Moutain, Lapa Steps and Santa Teresa

Opt for a personalized introduction to Rio de Janeiro on a small-group sightseeing tour, the perfect choice for first-time visitors with limited time in the city. While receiving personalized attention in a small group limited to 12 people, you’ll travel between Tijuca National Park, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Statue of Christ the Redeemer with ease and without getting lost.
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6 hours
from $124.63

Made In Rio - Unique Local Art and Products Shopping Tour

Rio de Janeiro can be a treasure trove for shoppers, but it’s all to easy to get lost if you don’t know where you’re going in the maze-like city. You’ll be in good hands (and have the chance to give back to the local community) on this shop hop to Rio’s hidden local street markets, shops, galleries, and workshops that would be difficult to find on your own.
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4 hours 30 minutes
from $51.32

Rio de Janeiro Combo Tour: Santa Teresa, Corcovado, Christ & Copacabana

Visit Corcovado Mountain, the bohemian enclave of Santa Teresa on this full-day guided sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro. Get to see some of the many faces of Rio and learn what life is like for some of the city's residents. Walk through Santa Teresa, one of Rio's oldest neighborhoods, enjoy sprawling views of Rio and the Christ the Redeemer statue from the top of Corcovado. This small-group tour, led by a knowledgeable local guide, is limited to twelve participants.
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8 hours
from $156.05

Guided Small-Group Tour to Argentine Side of Iguassu Falls

Visit the Argentine side of the Iguassu Falls during this 6-hour tour with a small group from Foz do Iguaçu. Get personalized attention and plenty of time to ask questions in this group of 12 people or fewer as you travel both the Lower and Upper Circuit. Empanada tasting and round-trip transportation from centrally located Foz do Iguaçu hotels are included.
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6 hours
from $78.00
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Thomas wrote a review Jun 2020
Germany6 contributions
We joined this fantastic tour with Juliana in a very small group of 4. The tour was our first impression of Rio after arriving there by cruise ship. Juliana gave us a perfect overview and led us to the best hidden places. She introduced us to the local food, drinks and bars and decorated them with interesting facts of history, culture and “normal live” of Rio. She was a perfect guide and for us found the right balance between taste and knowledge and walk and rest. Unfortunately we had rain all the time of the tour but Juliana let the sun back in our hearts with her lovely tour. Thanks a lot!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Stearne Birkenstock wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom15 contributions6 helpful votes
Full Day tours are usually hit or miss but I'm so glad we ended up choosing this one. They offered collection from our hotel which was really convenient, the van was super comfortable and air conditioned which was a welcome relief for the extreme heat of Rio. The most wonderful thing about the day was our guide Mariana who was so knowledgeable, friendly and clearly passionate about ensuring we all had a good day...the history she had about all the sites was impressive. We went during the Carnival season which was the busiest time of the year and it was Mariana's 11th day in a row, yet she brought the same level of enthusiasm as I would imagine her doing her first. The sites are absolutely fantastic with Christ The Redeemer, Lapa steps and Sugarloaf Mountain being the crown jewels of our experiences, but the whole day was fantastic. Cannot recommend this tour highly enough. Really made this our best day in Rio!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Louise F wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
Julianna (JuJu) brought enormous energy and passion to our tour as our guide. As a local, she had great insight re the local hot spots and had crafted an excellent blend of the big sights, local cuisine and history. I had a fantastic day seeing JC, Santa Teresa steps, the ruins, Little Africa and sampling the dough balls, acai and chocolate. Got some great favala shots and saw the local street art along the way. I highly recommend this tour. #GuideJu #LocalsKnow #BestDayEver #RioUrbanAdventures
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Date of experience: January 2020
get_me_outta_here_31 wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia35 contributions
Juliana was our local guide, and what a guide! Her energy, knowledge and passion made this tour extremely enjoyable. The day tour was a great way to see the main sights of Rio. Juliana was more that happy to provide recommendations for us, and she took some rest photos for us! Would highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: December 2019
toshiot347 wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
It was a wonderful experience. Crossing the border is smooth and you won't get caught in traffic. She was a polite and knowledgeable guide. I took a boat ride and requested to see the lower trail. She responded flexibly to my request.
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Date of experience: January 2020