Select activity tours in Rio de Janeiro if you want a break from the beaches in a tropical paradise. You’ll find some great walking and hiking tours, canoeing, and scuba diving.
SIGHTSEEING AND ACTIVITY TOURS IN AND FROM RIO DE JANEIRO
With us you will visit the Carioca’s more important attractions, and discover Brazilian history and culture. This is a great and unique opportunity to be fully immersed in wonderful nature recognised worldwide. Everything in only one day!
DAY TRIP TO PETROPOLIS: FROM RIO DE JANEIRO
Dive into a piece of Brazilian history on this full day tour to Petrópolis from Rio. Learn about the history and heritage of this city and visit famous attractions, including the Dom Pedro II Summer Residence, Imperial Museum, Crystal Palace, Santos Dumont House, Tereza Street and the Chocolate Factory.
FAVELA TOUR IN RIO DE JANEIRO
Venture into a Rio de Janeiro favela (the Brazilian version of a shanty town) on this half-day educational tour. See the day-to-day lifestyles of locals who live in Rocinha, one of Rio’s many dense favelas. With a local guide, you’ll travel inside the favela, interact with locals and gain a new understanding of Brazilian society.
RIO DE JANEIRO AQUARIUM TOUR INCLUDING TRANSPORT
Visit the Rio de Janeiro Aquarium and get up close to various marine species including different types of fish, sharks and more. On this tour, you can explore each area of this place and enjoy transport from your hotel.
TANDEM PARAGLIDING TOUR IN RIO DE JANEIRO
Enjoy a paragliding tandem flight in Rio de Janeiro. Come and fly a paraglider and discover how it feels to soar like a bird, and see the city from a different angle!
OCEAN CANOEING IN RIO de JANEIRO
Rio de Janeiro has a singular coast with beautiful mountains, rainforests, beaches and wild islands.
If you want to see this from a different perspective,
our canoeing tours are the perfect choice.
Starting at Urca Beach, we will visit many points of interest inside Guanabara Bay. With ideal conditions, we will head to open sea and visit Fora Beach, just beneath the amazing Sugar Loaf mountain, where we will stop to cool down and swim for a while. This is great exercise and will be an unforgettable experience.
RIO de JANEIRO SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN AND URCA DISCOVERY TOUR
Embrace the Carioca lifestyle on this tour that teaches you how to be a true Rio local! Visit the original city neighbourhood of Urca, where you’ll sample local flavors, ride around the local way, and get a whole new perspective on Rio de Janeiro with a view from high!
Get to know the lovely neighbourhood of Urca, where the city of Rio de Janeiro was founded. Discover why Cariocas love having a beer by the “mureta da Urca”. Savour some delicious empadinhas (stuffed pastries) from a local vendor. Ride the famous cable car from Praia Vermelha up to Urca Hill and the Sugarloaf summit. Treat yourself to amazing views of Guanabara Bay, Copacabana, and downtown Rio from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.
DOIS IRMAOS HIKE FROM RIO de JANEIRO
Enjoy jaw dropping views on this 4-hour walking trip to this beautiful pair of mountains, situated at the end of Leblon beach. Even if you have never been to Brazil, there is a good chance you will recognise Dois Irmaos.
The spectacular pair of mountains provide for a great walk and one of Rio’s best views of Ipanema Beach and Leblon. This moderate walk has a gentle slope and is much easier than you’d think. If you like a challenge, the Dois Irmaos Hike is a great choice for you!
PRIVATE RIO de JANEIRO CITY TOUR
Visit some of the famous landmarks of Rio such as Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, and optionally, take a walking tour of the downtown historical center of Rio, including the Cinelândia (public square), the Paço Imperial, and the Museum of Tomorrow. Sugar Loaf is a must-see attraction, offering spectacular views of the city.
Depending on time, we also suggest a visit to the Vista Chinesa lookout in the Tijuca forest. It’s a nice experience away from the busy area of Rio. Visiting the main attractions of Rio is recommended, but you can always customise your tour to accommodate your special interests.
BUZIOS TOUR: FROM RIO de JANEIRO
Get to know Buzios, a Brazilian coast at the east of Rio de Janeiro, which is a popular tourist destination, known for its beaches and night life. This beautiful city has over 20 different virgin beaches and is famous for it’s warm, crystal clear waters.
SCUBA DIVING IN RIO de JANEIRO
The city of Arraial do Cabo, famous for being the largest dive center in Rio de Janeiro and one of the most important in Brazil, is just a two-hour drive away from Rio. Its crystal clear waters offer amazing visibility and a rich marine biodiversity.
Our tours include snacks on the boat, complete transportation to and from Rio de Janeiro, two cylinders for certified divers and one cylinder for the “baptism” (a guided dive for those without certification). Come and scuba dive in the crystal clear waters of Arraial do Cabo with RioXtreme!
RAFTING IN RIO de JANEIRO
Our rafting tours are on a beautiful mountainous region, with many rivers, rapids and lush vegetation, two hours away from Rio de Janeiro. After brief instructions, the fun begins. It lasts about one and a half hour, more than enough to enjoy this thrilling adventure. On our way back we will have time for lunch in a delicious homemade food restaurant.
RIO de JANEIRO HELICOPTER TOUR
What could be better than a sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro from the air?
From the vantage point of a helicopter, you’ll have unforgettable views of this beautiful city, nestled against a backdrop of granite peaks like Sugar Loaf Mountain rising from Guanabara Bay. On this 9-10 minute helicopter tour with a professional pilot, you’ll take some of the most spectacular photos of Rio imaginable, including Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain, overlooking Copacabana Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.
RIO de JANEIRO HALF DAY WALKING TOUR
Take an afternoon sightseeing tour of Old Rio on foot, and get a feeling for the legends and history woven around the narrow streets and superb baroque buildings of downtown Rio de Janeiro. While you walk, your knowledgeable and entertaining guide will bring the city and its stories alive.
TIJUCA RAINFOREST HIKING TOUR IN RIO de JANEIRO
Experience some of Rio de Janeiro’s stunning natural beauty on this hiking tour through the Tijuca Rainforest. Declared a national park in the ‘60s, Tijuca is home to Rio’s highest peak – Pico da Tijuca.
Hike to this scenic spot with an experienced guide, learning about the rainforest as you go, and be rewarded with remarkable views of Rio and Guanabara Bay when you reach the top.
This is an active, fun, and educational way to spend a day in Rio de Janeiro!
CORCOVADO HIKING TOUR IN RIO de JANEIRO
Experience Rio de Janeiro’s famous Corcovado Mountain in the most rewarding way possible – by hiking up it! With an experienced guide, take a 2.5-hour hike through the mountain’s rainforest to its peak, where you’ll be justly rewarded with spectacular views of the city and Guanabara Bay.
You’ll also get to see the mountaintop’s defining feature – Rio’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue – up close.
SANTA TERESA WALKING TOUR IN RIO de JANEIRO
Leave behind the glitz of Copacabana and discover another side of Rio on this 4-hour walking tour.
Follow your expert guide into the cobble stoned neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, where the old meets the new. Inside revitalised belle-epoque mansions, uncover a thriving bohemian spirit: art studios, trendy bars and shops. Capture sweeping views from Ruins Park, browse through spontaneously organised art exhibits and then descend the well-known steps of Selarón Staircase. Learn history and receive tips on the latest hotspots of Santa Teresa.
RIO de JANEIRO BOTANICAL GARDEN TOUR
Spend an idyllic tour at the world-famous Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, or Jardim Botânico.
On this tour of the sprawling UNESCO biosphere reserve, amble down the Avenue of the Royal Palms, and stroll past trees and plant life from around the world, including gigantic water lilies from the Amazon.
Learn the garden’s history and glimpse wildlife such as monkeys and toucans along the way. Then enjoy free time to wander the grounds on your own before taking transport back to Rio hotels.
ART AND FASHION TOUR IN RIO de JANEIRO
Enjoy a fashion and art tour in Rio de Janeiro in which you will visit the neighbourhoods of Jardim Botânico and Ipanema along with a visit to Parque Lage or the Instituto Moreira Salles (depending on the day of the tour). Additionally, you can visit the H. Stern Workshop to admire the jewellery-making process. Your tour is private and includes a professional guide.
HANG GLIDING TOUR: FROM RIO de JANEIRO
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 take off for a 8 to 16 minute flight over Rio’s unique jungle meets city landscape. Land safely on the white-sands of São Conrado Pepino Beach.
WILD BEACHES TOUR: FROM RIO de JANEIRO
Get in touch with the nature and the beauty all within the city limits of Rio de Janeiro on this 6-hour tour. Visit the beaches on the western outskirts of the city, like Grumari and Guaratiba beaches.
Check out other hidden treasures like Barra da Tijuca Beach, Recreio, Macumba and Prainha. Enjoy snacks and drinks (own expense) from one of the scattered kiosks as you travel with your guide and group. Round trip transport from your hotel is included.
PRIVATE RIO de JANEIRO CITY TOUR
See Rio’s most famous attractions with a hassle-free, private tour. On this 7-hour tour, visit the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, take a gondola up the Sugarloaf Mountain, drive downtown and check out the historical centre.
Wind through the charming streets of the Santa Teresa neighborhood and see the famous mosaic staircase, Escadaria Selarón, which took the artist 20 years to complete. With a private guide/driver, transportation, logistics and entrance fees are all taken care of so you can enjoy the sights.
PRIVATE SMALL GROUP MOTORBOAT TOUR IN RIO de JANEIRO
Get to know Rio de Janeiro from a different angle on a private, 6-hour tour on a motorboat tour, for a small group. See sights and panoramic views that are only accessible by boat. Swim around the uninhabited islands that dot the horizon off the coast of Ipanema Beach, cruise the Guanabara Bay and get to know Rio’s neighbouring city across the Bay, Niteroi. Your private guide/captain ensures personal attention and will modify the itinerary based on group preferences.
VISIT MADUREIRA PARK IN RIO de JANEIRO
Madureira Park is located in the northern zone of Rio de Janeiro, in the heart of the suburbs. The park combines recreation, entertainment, sport and music. The park attracts young people and families who not only enjoy the activities there, but also enjoy relaxing in the natural landscape amid the urban setting.