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The Beaches Of Rio

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Work on a rich Brazilian tan as you visit the famous beaches of Leme, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.

The Beaches of Rio

Skip the tour buses and enjoy some downtime visiting Brazil's renowned beaches along with some local points of interest. Dig your toes into the sand at Leme Beach enjoying a fresh coconut water before you make your way to see the sun-drenched sand at Copacabana Beach.

Take note of the impressive Copacabana Palace facing the coastline. Inaugurated in 1923, this luxury hotel has a long history of hosting the rich and famous including Madonna, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Justin Bieber, Diana Princess of Wales and Luciano Pavarotti. At the Fort of Copacabana you will learn some of the area's colonial history and enjoy beautiful views.

On the way to Ipanema see the rock of Arpoador, the best place to catch Rio's epic sunset. Stroll along Ipanema Beach and see the restaurant where poet Vinicius de Moraes and musician Antonio Carlos Jobim were inspired to write the famous song Girl From Ipanema. At Leblon Beach see the mountains seemingly slide into the surf then walk across the lookout point for great views and photos of the coastline. Take a break at a beachfront kiosk for local food and beverages and disconnect from everyday demands as you sit back on a beach chair, close your eyes and listen to the rhythmic sounds of the waves hitting the shore.

Throughout the tour your guide will share interesting facts about the area and the Carioca beach culture, popular beach sports, local music and art including the meaning behind Rio's iconic sidewalk patterns. Discover what the differences are between the famous beaches and what the local real estate market is like.

If you want a day off to relax and play on Rio's tropical beaches, then this tour is for you! Reserve your spot now.

Please Note: This 5-hour tour includes your guide, Amazonian exotic fruit tasting, coconut water and beach amenities such as beach chairs, umbrellas, Frescobol, snorkeling and beach gear. Beachfront kiosk meal is optional and paid separately. Tour route may change based on traffic conditions and seasonal demands. Transportation is wheelchair accessible. Guests must be able to walk on an incline and over unstable surfaces including paved, cobblestone and gravel surfaces. Some sites require the navigation of steps, therefore those sites have no wheelchair or walker access available.

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from $146.15 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Active, Scenic, Water/Beach, Cuisine
Tour Duration
5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Water, coconut water, local snacks, local exotic fruits
Special Instructions
Comfortable, seasonal clothing over a swimsuit and beach shoes/flip flops, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses. Bring a beach towel from the ship.
Guests must be able to walk over paved, cobblestone, and gravel surfaces, some of which are at an incline. Steps are required to visit some sites, therefore not accessible for guests with wheelchairs or walkers.