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Praia Vermelha Tours

Praia Vermelha is one of Rio’s smallest beaches but also one of the most scenic. Tucked inside a protective cove that keeps the waves at bay, the beach is covered in coarse sand with a slightly reddish hue. Flanked by the spires of Morro da Urca and Morro da Babilonia, Vermelha Beach offers ground level views looking up at Sugarloaf Mountain. To reach the top of the iconic peak, ride the cable car from Vermelha Beach to the top of Morro da Urca, before transferring over to a second car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. Or, to combine a hike with the ride to the top, a steep trail ascends Morro da Urca from the sands of Praia Vermelha, which is accessed by walking the paved walking trail that leads away from the beach. Known as the Pista Cláudio Coutinho, the trail offers stunning vistas and photo ops looking back at the reddish-hued beach, and for a Rio moment you’ll never forget, visit the beach in the hour before sunset to watch as the fading sun illuminates the cliffs and the shoreline in red.

Practical Info

The easiest way to reach Vermelha Beach is by hiring a private taxi, and the kiosks in the park across the street offer affordable food and drinks. The water here isn’t great for swimming, although it’s the sand, sun, scenery—and Sugarloaf—that draw nearly all of the crowds.

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Rio de Janeiro in One Day City Tour Including Lunch, Rio de Janeiro, null
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Rio de Janeiro in One Day City Tour Including Lunch

4 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Enjoy a full-day, guided city tour of Rio de Janeiro in which you'll visit all the main attractions including Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Maracana Stadium, ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $146.00
Small-Group Urban Bike Tour in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, City Tours
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Small-Group Urban Bike Tour in Rio de Janeiro

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Enjoy a small-group, 3-hour bike tour visiting Copacabana, Sugar Loaf, the Lake area and Ipanema Beach. The tour gives a great impression of the beautiful and ...  Read more

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

From USD $34.60
Rio de Janeiro in One Day Private Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Rio de Janeiro in One Day Private Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Get picked up at your hotel to explorer Carioca’s more important attractions, enjoy Brazilian's history and culture with the great and unique opportunity to ...  Read more

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

From USD $154.00
Full-day Rio de Janeiro City Tour with Lunch, Rio de Janeiro, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-day Rio de Janeiro City Tour with Lunch

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 2 Reviews

Embark on this full-day Rio de Janeiro City Tour with a guide and visit Rio de Janeiro's top landmarks and highlights. Stops include the Sambadromo, the ...  Read more

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

From USD $87.00
6-Hour Rio Highlights Private Tour With Pickup and Drop-off, Rio de Janeiro, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

6-Hour Rio Highlights Private Tour With Pickup and Drop-off

Take a 6-hour, private tour to the main highlights of Rio with a private local guide. Ideal for those who have limited time in Rio, see Christ the Redeemer ...  Read more

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

From USD $186.67
3 AND A HALF HOURS PRIVATE TOUR SUNSET AT SUGARLOAF, Rio de Janeiro, Private Sightseeing Tours
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3 AND A HALF HOURS PRIVATE TOUR SUNSET AT SUGARLOAF

Will take you to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain for sunset in less than 4 hours; The tour is conducted at your pace; You'll be able to see the sunset from ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $240.00
Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio With Pickup and Drop-Off, Rio de Janeiro, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Rio With Pickup and Drop-Off

8-hour fully customized tour of Rio with a private local guide. Have private transportation at your disposal to take you to all the sites you want to see in ...  Read more

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

From USD $200.00
Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour Including Vermelha Beach and Arpoador, Rio de Janeiro, Custom Private Tours
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Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour Including Vermelha Beach and Arpoador

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

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
Ocean Kayaking Tour in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Ocean Kayaking Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Try out ocean kayaking in Rio de Janeiro on a 4-hour tour with a small group. Start at Praia Vermelha, a protected inlet at the base of Sugar Loaf Mountain and ...  Read more

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

From USD $120.00
Morro da Urca Hiking Tour with Sugar Loaf Cable Car, Rio de Janeiro, Kayaking & Canoeing
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Morro da Urca Hiking Tour with Sugar Loaf Cable Car

Morro da Urca hiking is the most authentic option when visiting the Sugar Loaf in Rio de Janeiro. It's easy to see the presence of monkeys while hiking through ...  Read more

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

From USD $59.00

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