Our most recommended things to do in Southeast Region, Brazil

Private Helicopter tour - Rio de janeiro in 30min

1. Private Helicopter tour - Rio de janeiro in 30min

Panoramic Flight - Classic Itinerary (25-30 minutes) Experience the best of your life by soaring over the marvelous city and discovering Rio de Janeiro's main attractions in under 30 minutes, all from a privileged angle. Departure Location: Jacarepaguá Airport - Barra da Tijuca Hangar 37, Street E - Emar Important: Make sure to check if the chosen option includes pick-up and drop-off services. Tour Itinerary: • Barra da Tijuca Beaches • Joá and Gávea Rock • São Conrado, Leblon, and Ipanema • Arpoador and Copacabana Beach • Urca and Red Beach • Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon • Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer Notes: All points flown over will be sighted from the allowed distance, with the main highlight of the tour being Christ the Redeemer, where the helicopter will make one or two complete rounds. To conduct the tour, it's necessary for weather conditions to be safe and favorable at the scheduled time. There might be a route change in case of unfavorable wind or visibility conditions.

From Ilha Grande: Shared Transfer to Rio de Janeiro

2. From Ilha Grande: Shared Transfer to Rio de Janeiro

- Shared Transfer DOOR-TO-DOOR from Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro. Shared transfer means you’re booking a seat on a vehicle, and will likely be sharing with others. - Fast Boat from Ilha Grande (Vila do Abraão) to Angra dos Reis. Passengers must arrive at the Pier 20 minutes before boarding time. The guide will identify all passengers, put on the wristband and direct them to the Top line at the main Pier in Vila do Abraão. FlexBoats have inflatable tubes along the sides of the boat and a solid fiberglass hull. The hydrodynamics of this combination allows us to offer fast and safe boat crossings to Ilha Grande while at the same time a smooth ride. The boat crossing takes up to 40 minutos. When disembarking from the boat, the driver will pick you up and direct you to the van that will be stopped in front of the Pier. - From Angra dos Reis, you will be driven 2 hours and a a half to Rio de Janeiro . Your ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival - depends on your final destination, and the route that will be taken to drop other passengers. In Rio de Janeiro, you will be dropped off at your hotel, accommodation or airport. - Daily departures.

Paraty: Jungle Waterfalls and Cachaça Distillery Jeep Tour

3. Paraty: Jungle Waterfalls and Cachaça Distillery Jeep Tour

The tour departs from Paraty and heads out towards the vibrant Serra da Bocaina National Park, a vast area of protected Atlantic rainforest. Arrive at the park and hike through the tropical forest until you reach the stunning Pedra Branca waterfall, one of the most beautiful in the region. Take advantage of the breathtaking location and snap unforgettable photos for your holiday album. Continue through the forest and learn about the rich biodiversity of the park, watching out for native species of bird along the way. With your guide, discover the park’s unique flora and fauna including the Jequitibá, one of the largest trees in the region. Afterwards travel to the village of Penha to visit the nearby Tobogã waterfall, where locals and tourists practice surfing on the rock. Admire this one-of-a-kind location as well as the natural pools of Poço do Tarzan and cool off from the humid weather with a refreshing dip in the water. Stop for lunch at the nearby Villa Verda, cozy restaurant that sits beside the Pereque-açu River, and taste a selection of authentic delicacies to the region. Finally, visit Engenho D'Ouro Alembic to observe the process of cachaça making at a unique distillery to learn about and taste this beloved Brazilian beverage.

Rio: Maracanã Stadium Live Football Match Ticket & Transport

4. Rio: Maracanã Stadium Live Football Match Ticket & Transport

Experience a live football match at the iconic Maracanã stadium, guided by an expert bilingual escort dedicated to ensuring you have both a thrilling and secure outing. Embrace the fervor that binds Brazilians as you cheer and sing in unison with thousands of enthusiastic fans. The Maracanã is a melting pot, where Brazilians from diverse backgrounds converge, united by an indomitable love for their teams. While the allure of the match is undeniable, navigating your way to the stadium can be daunting. Our meticulous planning ensures you can relish the experience seamlessly, with guidance every step of the way, ensuring you remain in sync with the event's tempo. Starting our journey from the Ipanema neighborhood, we'll private transport heading straight to the stadium. As you step into the Maracanã, be instantly captivated by the electrifying ambiance, the collective euphoria of fans, the live on-field drama, and the infectious spirit of participating in activities like "the wave". This immersive experience grants you the privilege of witnessing matches between Brazil's football powerhouses, Flamengo and Fluminense. These rival clubs not only play pivotal national and international matches at Maracanã but also share the honor of managing this iconic venue. Join local supporters, belt out the anthems, wave the flags, and root for the athletes. Along the way, you'll be regaled with tales of past legends and potential future stars of this hallowed turf.

Ticket AquaRio Rio de Janeiro - Only Tickets

5. Ticket AquaRio Rio de Janeiro - Only Tickets

Only the Tickets to explore the Aquario - No Transfer Solo Entradas - No Translado Somente Ingressos - Sem Transporte Excelente opção para passeios em dias de chuva ou tempo nublado com as crianças. 2 horas são suficientes para a atividade. O valor do Uber para o AquaRio é cerca de 25 reais saindo de Copacabana. Com 26 mil m² de área construída e 4,5 milhões de litros d’água, somos o maior Aquário Marinho da América do Sul! O AquaRio fica localiza no Boulevard Olímpico, uma região super agradável para caminhada em família. Em um mesmo passeio, há a possibilidade de fazer diversas atividades, dentre elas o Museu do Amanhã e a Roda Gigante, além de comtemplar toda a Baia de Guanabara, ponto central da história e fundação da Cidade.

São Paulo: Main City Sights in 7 Hours – Shared Group Tour

6. São Paulo: Main City Sights in 7 Hours – Shared Group Tour

Experience having a tour guide take you around the city of São Paulo on a group tour. Explore the Paulista Ave. area, the sophisticated south and southwest areas of São Paulo. Walk through business districts such as Brooklin and Itaim Bibi. Visit historical sites such as Sampaio Moreira building, City hall, Tea Viaduct, and Shopping Light. See 25 must-see São Paulo attractions on 1 tour. Stop and marvel at historic buildings including Italian Terrace, Copan, and Eiffel. Feel the vibrance of the city as you discover streets such as March 25th St., May 23rd Ave., Oscar Freire St., and Europa Ave. Visit must-see sights like the Obelisk, Bandeiras Monument and Ibirapuera Park. Marvel at religious sites such as Sé Cathedral, Saint Benedict Monastery, and Church Nossa Sra. do Brasil. Enjoy time for shopping, photos, and eating as you explore the city. Learn how São Paulo started as a small village and became the largest city in the Southern hemisphere, and one of the largest cities in the world.

Paraty: Shared Transport to/from Rio de Janeiro

7. Paraty: Shared Transport to/from Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy a safe, comfortable, and convenient shared transfer to your accommodation in Paraty from Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (otherwise known as Galeão), Santos Dumont Airport, or from hotels in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Choose 1-way in either or both directions according to your needs. Book your shared transfer in advance and arrive safely at Paraty without the inconvenience of the public transport network or the expense of a last-minute taxi ride. Relax in the safety and comfort of a licensed, air-conditioned vehicle driven by a professional driver. From Rio Airports to Paraty, the service runs 365 days a year and the departures are available from 8 AM-9 PM. Your driver will be holding a sign with your name on it at the meeting point in the international arrivals hall. From Rio South Zone Hotels to Paraty, the service runs 365 days a year and the departures are available at 8:30 AM, 12:30 PM or 5 PM. From Paraty to Rio, the service runs 365 days a year and the departures are available at 830 AM or 1230 PM. This service is shared with other passengers and therefore there is waiting time at additional stops.

Tijuca Forest: Adventure & History Half-Day Hike

8. Tijuca Forest: Adventure & History Half-Day Hike

Visit a variety of lesser-known attractions in the Tijuca Forest National Park on the Tijuca Forest tour circuit. On a 6,2km (3.8mi) long walk, hike along trails made in the 19th century, a period when this area was occupied by coffee plantations. Discover the history of the park, the world’s largest replanted urban forest. Along the circuit, visit the Cascatinha Taunay, the largest waterfall in the National Park, the Mayrink Chapel from 1850, the Cova da Onça Suspension Bridge, the Eucalyptus Forest which houses an old slave cemetery, and the Morcego’s Grotto, the largest gneiss cave in Brazil. Next, cool off at the Baronesa Cascade waterfall. Then, start the journey back to the starting point passing the former residence of Barão d’Escragnolle, one of the park’s managers in the past (now The Esquilos restaurant). Also see the Wallace Fountain, with a sculpture representing goodness, charity, sobriety and simplicity, a gift from the English philanthropist Richard Wallace to Brazil and produced inFrance in 1870. This circuit combines adventure, history, nature, a waterfall shower, among other things, passing through hidden spots and attractions that reveal the richness and personality of Rio de Janeiro and its tropical rainforest. Hike: MODERATE (6,2km=3.85mi) / 2,5-3h / elev. gain 448m (1,469ft) Requires good fitness to hike on rainforest rough terrain, up and downhill

Paraty Bay: Islands & Beaches Boat Tour with Snorkeling

9. Paraty Bay: Islands & Beaches Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Board your vessel and enjoy a pleasant trip around Paraty Bay. Your crew will be waiting to welcome you and make your trip as fun and relaxing as possible. Your boat offers a bar, restaurant service, restrooms, floaties to use at the stops, snorkels, and masks for rental, a motorized backup boat, music aboard, fruit, and complimentary coffee at the end of your journey. Travel through the wonderful bay of Paraty making four stops along the way. You can also enjoy an optional lunch inside the boat.   During this 5-hour tour, you will visit two beaches and two islands, making stops for around 30 to 40 minutes. Enjoy stops ideal for bathing and snorkeling, and you can even have a swim in a natural pool. Join this unforgettable tour for a fun and relaxing day of sea and sun.  

Rio Carnival Tickets: 2024 Sambadrome Rio Carnival Parade

10. Rio Carnival Tickets: 2024 Sambadrome Rio Carnival Parade

Experience Rio's Carnival, the most popular and famous parade in the world. This incredible cultural event is characterized by its freedom of expression, and creative and fun atmosphere represented through samba school parades, carnival balls, and street carnival. The official parade takes place in the Rio de Janeiro Sambadrome, created by renowned Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer with capacity for 80,000 spectators. There are 5 days of parades, divided into three categories: Access Group, Special Group, and the Champions Parade. – February 9, 2023 (Friday): Access Group (2nd league) – February 10, 2023 (Saturday): Access Group (2nd league) – February 11, 2023 (Sunday): Special Group (1st league) – February 12, 2023 (Monday): Special Group (1st league) – February 17, 2023 (Saturday): Champions’ Parade (“All-Star Parade” with the 6 winners samba schools) Access Group (2nd league) In the Access Group, the best Samba Schools will be able to participate in the Special Group in the following year. 6 samba schools parades every night with enthusiasm and beauty. This is perfect for those, who want to see the magic of carnival on a budget. Special Group (1st league) These are considered the main days of the Carnival Parade. The best 12 Samba schools in Rio de Janeiro show all their creativity and innovations. These are the true magical nights of the Sambadrome. Tickets are more expensive for these days as it is the most popular parade with major league schools. Champions Parade On that night, the top six Special Group schools repeat their performances. This is an extraordinary night to see the Carnaval champions of the year.

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Laura and Severino took us on a really relaxed (not rushed) and informative tour of some of the highlights & history of this huge city. We had a lot of fun enjoying the foods and drinks from this vibrant & buzzing city expertly guided and cared for by Laura. I would highly recommend this your to see & experience how the locals live & enjoy their lives in São Paulo

Driver was at my Pousada promptly to collect me at 7.30am as arranged... smartly dressed. As there were only two passengers... the transport was in a comfortable car and the journey was very quick including a 20 min stop at a service station/restaurant en route. Great, comfortable, easy way to travel at reasonable cost. Thank you!

A great adventure! Whole trip has been designed to cover the most important highlights of the city. Bruno (the guide) has been very helpful and constantly floods with great information about the city and Brazil itself. ~7h is pretty exhausting but allows to get the most out of the city. Highly recommend this guide trip!

Nice personal tour with a young, knowledgeable Lady with plenty of experience of living in a favela herself. Hiking at the back seat of a motorbike a very steep and curvy road uphill is an adventure by itself.

very well spent time, interesting places, great atmosphere, no busy schedule, very good contact in English ... I recommend it 105%