Arraial do Cabo
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From Rio: Arraial do Cabo Day Trip with Boat Tour and Lunch

1. From Rio: Arraial do Cabo Day Trip with Boat Tour and Lunch

Begin your 12-hour tour through paradise with a drive from Rio de Janeiro to the region of the Costa do Sol (Sun Coast). When you arrive in Arraial do Cabo, hop aboard a majestic schooner to sail through the warm, clear waters of what’s often called the Brazilian Caribbean. Gliding through the sea, you’ll make a 40-minute stop to swim and snorkel near the Ilha do Farol, a peninsula famous for its lighthouse, and Prainhas do Pontal, a coastal zone flanked by towering cliffs and verdant mountains. Continuing on your boat tour, you’ll stop for photos at the Gruta Azul, a grotto known for its shockingly-azure waters, and the Fenda de Nossa Senhora, where a statue of a saint is placed between a massive rift in between 2 cliffs. To cap off your boat tour, you’ll enjoy another 20-minute stop at one of the region’s most famous beaches, the Praia do Forno. After working up an appetite swimming and relaxing on the boat, you’ll enjoy an authentic buffet-style lunch at a local restaurant, before hopping back aboard your transportation to Rio, arriving back in time for dinner.

From Rio de Janeiro: Arraial do Cabo Boat Trip with Lunch

2. From Rio de Janeiro: Arraial do Cabo Boat Trip with Lunch

Enjoy an early morning pickup from Rio and relax on the 3-hour drive to the city of Arraial do Cabo. A quick pit-stop on the road is made to stretch the legs, have a bathroom break, and buy a snack. Explore the Arraial sea which is special for a very particular reason. In the region, there is the phenomenon of a resurgence, which brings to the surface deep waters rich in marine life. The abundance of food turns Arraial into one of the best diving spots in the country, with clear waters and lots of life. Leave the bus upon arrival in the docks of Arraial do Cabo, around 10:00 AM, and hop on the schooner. Enjoy a schooner ride through the best beaches of Arraial do Cabo. Marvel at the waters in shades of green and blue, ready for a swim. Explore 4 different stops in places like the Forno beach, the Praia do Farol, or famous Atalaia beach. Take in the panoramic view of the Blue Groot, a hidden cave with deep blue water. Revel at the crystal-clear water and white sands before leaving the boat around 3:00 PM and have a buffet lunch. Then, it is time to leave Arraial. Hop on the bus to make the journey back to Rio where you will arrive around 8:00 PM.

From Búzios: Arraial do Cabo and Cabo Frio Day Trip

3. From Búzios: Arraial do Cabo and Cabo Frio Day Trip

After a 1-hour bus ride from Búzios, arrive at Arraial do Cabo. Board a boat and set sail through the crystal-clear waters. See places such as Lighthouse Island, Crevice of Our Lady of Assumption, Gorilla Rock, Blue Grotto, Pontal do Atalaia, and Forno Beach.  Stop for a swim at 3 stunning spots. Then, disembark and enjoy lunch at a buffet restaurant, with drinks and dessert at your own expense. After lunch, embark on a city tour through Cabo Frio, a 500-year-old town. Get to know historical spots like São Matheus Fort and the beautiful Passagem neighborhood. Take in views of the exquisite landscape and the mighty sea.

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What people are saying about Arraial do Cabo

They picked me up at my hotel at the right time. A very attentive guide took me to the transport, which had all hygiene and distance care respected. A peaceful and safe trip to Arraial. Getting there the boat ride was sensational. A very spacious boat, there were not many people, I was able to enjoy the view of the most beautiful waters I have ever seen and also dive to know the places where they took us. The lunch stop was also very good, quality food, which I was very pleased with. Upon returning, they dropped me off at my hotel safely. A wonderful ride, which I was able to enjoy in the best way! An incredible experience.

The experience was very good, the guide that we had was excellent, he is from the meu rio tourism company, the people on the boat were very attentive, we all enjoyed it to the fullest... I really recommend them... thank you

Our guide was very attentive- we felt like we had our own bodyguard. Good food, amazing beaches. The boat could do with a paint job.

The day was really well-spent! Our guide was great, the boat crew was fun, the food at the end of the trip was wonderful as well.

Excursion is really worth it. The first beach is fantastically beautiful. good value for money