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Botafogo Bay Tours

There was once a time when Botafogo Bay was the fortuitously placed conduit between downtown Rio and the glamorous southern beaches. Put another way, if travelers came to Botafogo it was solely as a break while traveling between two of Rio’s most popular zones. Today, however, with a recent infusion of shops, restaurants, infrastructure, and cafés, Botafogo has become a neighborhood that’s a Rio site in itself. By day, visit the colonial mansions where Portuguese royalty ruled from afar, and stroll the shores of Botafogo Bay while sailboats bob with the tide. As night falls on the middle class suburb, head to one of the trendy new restaurants popping up around town, where cheaper rents than Ipanema allow the chefs to spend more money on fresh, local ingredients. Finally, for one of the best views in all of Rio, take a taxi to Pasmado Overlook where a panoramic view looking down on the city is the type of scene you’d expect to see on the front of a Rio postcard. Take it in, breathe real deep, and enjoy the accessible, affordable streets of Botafogo Bay. 

Practical Info

Botafogo Bay is located 15 minutes from the historic downtown and 15 minutes from southern beaches like famous Copacabana. 

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Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch, Rio de Janeiro, null
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Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Barbecue Lunch

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Spend half a day sailing on Guanabara Bay, for the most beautiful views of Rio de Janeiro with Sugar Loaf Mountain towering in the distance. Pass the bay's ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00
Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour Including Vermelha Beach and Arpoador, Rio de Janeiro, Day Cruises
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Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour Including Vermelha Beach and Arpoador

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Enjoy a bike tour of Rio de Janeiro's "zona sul". In a small group, you will visit Rio's main sights. Cycling is the best way to cover long distances ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.00
Sugar Loaf Mountain Canoe Tour in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Sugar Loaf Mountain Canoe Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Experience Rio de Janeiro’s stunning coastline – lined with mountains, rainforests, beaches and islands – on this 4-hour canoe tour in Guanabara Bay! With an ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.00
Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Kayaking & ... 
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Corcovado Mountain, Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain Day Tour

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Take a panoramic city tour, travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on this full-day comprehensive tour of Rio's most ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.00
Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Full-day Tours
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Sugar Loaf Mountain Half-Day Tour

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Spend the morning at Sugar Loaf Mountain, one of Rio de Janeiro's most famous icons. You'll take a breathtaking ride in a cable car to the top of the Sugar ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.00
Sunday Coastal Bike Ride, Rio de Janeiro, Half-day Tours
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Sunday Coastal Bike Ride

Ride along Rio´s coast on a new Trek or specialized bike. Explore Rio from Ipanema, Copacabana, Urca and Aterro do Flamengo. Enjoy great ocean and bay views ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.49
Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Christ Redeemer Statue with Optional Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour, ... 
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Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Christ Redeemer Statue with Optional Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour

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Be among the first visitors to gaze upon the Christ the Redeemer statue without the usual crowds on this early morning Rio de Janeiro tour — a Viator Exclusive ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Rio de Janeiro Combo Tour: Santa Teresa, Corcovado Mountain and Santa Marta Favela, Rio de Janeiro, ... 
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Rio de Janeiro Combo Tour: Santa Teresa, Corcovado Mountain and Santa Marta Favela

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 98 Reviews

Visit some of Rio de Janeiro’s most famous attractions and discover the various sides to the city on this full-day tour with a local guide. Explore the ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.85
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Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Tour, Rio de Janeiro, City Tours
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Rio de Janeiro Helicopter Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 40 Reviews

What could be better than a sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro from the air? From the vantage point of a helicopter, you'll have unforgettable views of this ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $315.00
Tijuca Rainforest Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Helicopter Tours
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Tijuca Rainforest Hiking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Experience some of Rio de Janeiro’s stunning natural beauty on this hiking tour through the Tijuca Rainforest. Declared a national park in the ‘60s, Tijuca is ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00

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