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Sao Conrado Beach Tours

Whether you’re looking for the surf, the golden sands or to soar in the skies above, visiting Sao Conrado Beach is a highlight of Rio de Janeiro. Here in this affluent, oceanfront neighborhood that’s sometimes called Praia Pepino, visitors will find an eclectic combo of people, many of whom are surfers or paragliders. The juxtaposition of social classes is evident out on the streets—yet everyone seems to equally enjoy the combo of sunshine and surf.

When strolling the sands of Sao Conrado, be sure to look up and scan the skies for hangliders circling above. The beach is a popular landing spot for groups of paragliders and hangliders, most of whom have launched from the slopes of neighboring Pedra Bonita. To get a birds-eye view for yourself—but keep your feet back on land—a strenuous trail climbs 2,500 feet up towering Pedra da Gávea. This stoic sentinel and oceanfront rock is a classic Rio landmark, though the round-trip climb can take a whole day—even for seasoned hikers.

Practical Info

Sao Conrado Beach is located between Leblon and neighboring Barra de Tijuca. While it’s common to see surfers out in the waves, the water quality is poor, and since the currents can often be very strong it’s best just to stay on shore.

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Private Half-Day Barra da Tijuca, Prainha, and Joátinga Tour, Rio de Janeiro, null
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Private Half-Day Barra da Tijuca, Prainha, and Joátinga Tour

Discover the diversity of Rio de Janeiro's beaches and enjoy stunning views and experience the city from another angle. During this enjoyable 5-hour tour ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.00
Tandem Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Full-day Tours
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Tandem Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy an exciting paragliding flight in Rio de Janeiro, flying over the incredible scenery of the city to experience the feeling of flying. All taxes are ...  Read more

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

From USD $347.00
Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion: Corcovado Mountain and Christ Redeemer Statue Half-Day Tour, Rio de ... 
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Rio de Janeiro Shore Excursion: Corcovado Mountain and Christ Redeemer Statue Half-Day Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 21 Reviews

Take an afternoon tour to Corcovado Mountain topped with the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. You'll travel through the Tijuca Rain Forest by cog train to ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Rio de Janeiro Private Custom Full-Day Sightseeing Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Ports of Call Tours
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Rio de Janeiro Private Custom Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

The most  complete private customizable tour  on Viator! Have a sensorial experience on this unforgettable 9-hour tour in a modern sedan, ...  Read more

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

From USD $210.00
Rio de Janeiro Main Landmarks Tour Including Christ the Redeemer and Selaron Steps, Rio de Janeiro, ... 
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Rio de Janeiro Main Landmarks Tour Including Christ the Redeemer and Selaron Steps

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

See some of the best tourist spots in Rio de Janeiro on a day tour that takes care of the driving for you. Visit Sao Conrado Beach, walk through Tijuca ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Hang Gliding Tour from Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, City Tours
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Hang Gliding Tour from Rio de Janeiro

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Soar over the stunning scenery of Rio de Janeiro while tandem hang gliding or paragliding. Venture to the top of Pedra Bonita in the Tijuca National Forest and ...  Read more

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

From USD $153.99
Pedra da Gavea Guided Hiking tour, Rio de Janeiro, Adrenaline & Extreme
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Pedra da Gavea Guided Hiking tour

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Enjoy a hiking tour to Pedra da Gavea with certified climbing equipment. Pedra da Gavea is one of the most famous rock formations of Rio de Janeiro and the ...  Read more

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

From USD $74.00
Full-Day Rio de Janeiro Customized Private Guided Tour, Rio de Janeiro, Hiking & Camping
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Full-Day Rio de Janeiro Customized Private Guided Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Experience the best of Rio de Janeiro your way on this tailor-made, private guided tour for up to 14 people. A certified multilingual guide and driver reveals ...  Read more

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

From USD $340.00
Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Two Brothers Hill, Rio de Janeiro, Custom Private Tours
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Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Two Brothers Hill

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Experience unique views on this 5-hour biking and hiking tour in Rio de Janeiro. Cycle along Copacabana Beach to the now peaceful favela of Vidigal. Drive to ...  Read more

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.00
Pedra Bonita Hiking Tour at Tijuca National Park, Rio de Janeiro, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Pedra Bonita Hiking Tour at Tijuca National Park

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Pedra Bonita hiking tour requires light physical effort and takes you to the summit, which is a natural viewpoint with one of the most spectacular views of the ...  Read more

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

From USD $74.00

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