4 Days Rio De Janeiro Itinerary
Rio de Janeiro, seen through any visitor’s eyes, is an exotic city where color and music thrive; and while cariocas (Rio residents) will agree, it is this fact, and so much more that makes the ‘Marvelous City’ both infectious and impossible to replicate.
Set against its iconic backdrop of irresistible beaches, enticing surf and tree-lined mountains, the world-famous monuments of Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer keep watch over the bustling city below, with themselves being must-see attractions for any visit to Rio, for the views if nothing else! We will make like true cariocas and delve into this exciting city, making the most of the metro or strolling on foot, chatting with the locals to get a real sense of what life here is really like. The notorious Carnaval scene is as famous a representation of the carioca culture of the city itself, so time will also be spent in and around the communities who reflect this spirit, whether Carnaval
DAY 1 – Transfer Rio de Janeiro Airport/Hotel – Free Afternoon to enjoy the beach
Airport arrival at Rio de Janeiro. The Carioca City has a magical quality and offers the traveler a wide variety of touristic sights and a daily program with great number of leisure activities. Transfer from the airport to the hotel located on the famous beach of Copacabana. Accommodation.
DAY 2 – AM Walking City Tour – PM Optional activities – Night Bars Tour
After breakfast, we will take the metro to witness the carioca lifestyle in Rio de Janeiro. This activity includes a guided walking tour of the historical and commercial downtown of Rio, highlighting the Cathedral and the Saara neighborhood. The tour also includes one stop to taste the delicious carioca juice drinks and another stop to have lunch in one of the oldest and most historical restaurants in Brazil. In the afternoon we will have free time to take part in various optional activities, such as a visit to the Favela Rocinha or a trip to the Corcovado. Accommodation.
And to finalize this day, at night we’ll go out on our Boteco Tour. The botecos are bars where the locals come together to share snacks and a very cold beer at the end of their work day, where happy hour is guaranteed. We will start with the neighborhood of Lapa, an area with popular nightlife among the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, with a complete experience about the cachaça. Here we will learn about the history and preparation of this essential ingredient for the most famous Brazilian drink; then we will delight ourselves with a spectacular caipirinha! Next, we will visit three bars in Ipanema and Copacabana and we will have the option to enjoy the recommended food and drink (not included). It is worth trying to be a real carioca! Accommodation.
DAY 3 – Hiking to Pão de Açúcar
Today we’ll make the easiest and most famous track in Rio de Janeiro. The tour starts going by car to Praia Vermelha in Urca neighborhood, where we find the cable car station to the Pão de Açúcar. From there, walking, we'll take the track Pista Claudio Coutinho also known as Caminho Bem Te Vi, which is 1250 meters. The hike takes 45 minutes at most going up slowly; it is great to enjoy the woods, its sounds and animals like marmosets and numerous birds. At the end, we'll take the cable car to Pão de Açúcar. The descent will also be done via cable car and finally we return to the vehicle towards the hotel. Accommodation.
DAY 4 – Transfer to Rio de Janeiro Airport
Check out and transfer to the airport of Rio de Janeiro for departure to our next destination.