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TOUR PLAN SCHEDULE SUGGESTIONS - 1 DAY FULL DAY TOUR (7hrs)

FULL DAY TOUR SCHEDULE FOR 1 DAY:
Start at the LEBLON VIEW POINT for taking beautiful pictures of LEBLON & IPANEMA beaches, this start is called "Manu's welcome drink view point", because it's there that I usually take people to "get into the city's mood", having a delicious sweet and chilled non-alcoholic famous Rio de Janeiro drink.
Kelvin, Hazel, Jane & David from Toronto, Canada.
Raluca & Christian(taking the pic) Bullfinsky, from Bucarest, Romenia.

Then, we'll drive along Rio's beach side to see the famous LEBLON, IPANEMA & COPACABANA beaches, also stopping at the historical and beautiful COPACABANA FORT, from where we can have the prettiest ground view of the SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN and COPACABANA BEACH. Astonishing!!
                                  
Jake & Sharon Harrison, from Atlanta GA, at the Fort's rock, with Copacabana beach in the background. 


I & Octavian, from Bucarest, Romenia, at the Fort's main gate.


With a gay group from NYC at the fort, with the SUGAR LOAF in the background.

From the COPACABANA FORT, we head to the CORCOVADO MOUNTAIN, by car thru the TIJUCA NATIONAL PARK, considered the world's largest urban forest inside a city's limits and visit the CHRIST REDEEMER STATUE,  from where we have one of the most beautiful and breathtaking views of our city.

View from the CHRIST STATUE of COPACABANA BEACH.

Susy, Luiz & Helder, from Lisbon, at the CHRIST's feet.

On the way driving down, an unmissible stop at DONA MARTA's view point.


Kelvin & Haz at the DONA MARTA view point. One of Rio's postcards pics.

After "blessed by the Christ", our tour continues towards downtown area, where we'll see the historical buildings and monuments from the colonial and imperial 19th century. We'll walk thru the old cobbled stones streets quarters, staring at the old colonial buildings which today hold restaurants, workshops, discos, etc to the "still riding since the 19th century" SANTA TERESA street car station. We'll ride the trolley over the old acqueduct known as ARCOS DA LAPA(Lapa arches), up to SANTA TERESA NEIGHBORHOOD to visit its colonial architecture and pretty workshops and handcrafts stores.



Dimitry, from Russia, & I walking thru the 18th century streets in the historical district downtown.

 
With Raluca Bullfinsky, walking downtown at Rio de Janeiro's opera house.

 
The old acqueduct, now called ARCOS DA LAPA, thru where the street car rides on.

The street car riding the old Santa Teresa streets.


Mike & Lori Moore, from Atlanta GA, enjoying the ride in Santa Teresa.

We would never get back downtown without tasting the typical flavor of Rio, trying the unique and exquisite famous brazilian "black beans stew" turn overs with cold beer and chilled "caipirinhas" at a very local bar, where we can feel and experience the "soul" of Rio. OUTTA THIS WORLD!!

The group from Toronto, enjoying cold beers and the famous "caipirinhas", at a local bar in Santa Teresa.

Licinia, Nuno, Felipe & Nicole, from Lisbon trying some local food at the bar.

On a hot tropical summer afternoon, chilling with beers and snacks sitting outdoors in Santa Teresa.

On the way back down, we walk along Santa Teresa's colonial streets to the old bohemian district of LAPA, also visiting the famous "tiles covered staircase" by JORGE SELARÓN, the chilean artist who lives in Rio.

                                        
Jake & Sharon posing with the artist SELARÓN, at his work of art.

At the old district of LAPA, enjoying the centennial buildings.


The bucolic and picturesque postcard of LAPA district, with the street car riding over the arches.

Ending up our full day tour, we head to another famous and unmissible highlights in Rio: THE SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN, with its european design glass diamond shaped cable cars, on a ride up to 326mts high. Luckly, we can check the sunset from there, over the mountains, behind the Christ statue skyline and also see the city's lights turning on, changing completely but as well impressive and beautifuly, the scene of our city.

The recently assembled CABLE CARS riding up and down the SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN.

From URCA HILL, a beautiful snapshot point with the SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN in the background.

View from the SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN after the sunset, with the city lights turning on.

9 comments:

  1. THIS TOUR PLAN SCHEDULE IS A SUGGESTION. MY TOURS CAN BE TAILORED ACCORDING TO MY CLIENTS WISH AND EXPECTATIONS.
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  2. We would like to thank Manu again for the great time we had in Rio. Thanks to you we've got to know one of the most beautiful cities we've ever seen. Your professional, and yet friendly and warm approach, to your work shows a great dedication and commitment to those who resort to your services. You're more than just a guide, you're our new friend! We're coming back. See you soon! Paulo & Vito (and soon Alex too!)

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  3. Everyone that I recommend to Manu is very well taken cared and they simply love his tour, his personality and company. It´s like being hanging out with a friend and learning about the history, culture and day by day of the city with a professional.
    Fernando Bingre
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