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trip to Brazil just wouldn’t be complete without visiting Rio de Janeiro. We encourage you to travel to Rio de Janeiro, also known as the “Marvelous City”, and get a full taste of Brazilian culture through a day of Rio de Janeiro sightseeing. Follow a professional local guide and visit all of the highlights such as Guanabara Bay, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado Mountain, and Copacabana Beach. And don’t stop there! For more Brazil travel inspiration, explore all the most luxurious beach resorts in Brazil or consider combining your Rio de Janeiro city tour with a trip to the Amazon Rainforest. Any of the Rio de Janeiro tours below can be combined with other popular destinations to make one fantastic Brazil travel package. Our Expert Travel Consultants know about all of the hidden gems of Rio that you cannot miss on a tour of Brazil. Contact us today and we’ll get you started.

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5 Best Rio de Janeiro Tours for 2021


Tour Name Price Duration Description
Rio New Years Tour & Brazil Gold Route from $ 9 Days Discover where the gold originated to build Europe's great palaces and churches. And discover a few treasures along the way. The Route of Gold ramble...
New Year's in Brazil Tour from $1335 8 Days Travel to Brazil in 8 days during the thrilling New Year's "Reveillon" extravaganza that takes place on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Experience...
Colonial Gems & Historic Cities in Brazil Tour from $2690 12 Days On our Colonial Gems & Historic Cities in Brazil Tour, get a taste of some of the most beautiful and historic cities in Brazil! Travel from the sixth...
South America Deluxe Tour from $4770 26 Days This deluxe tour is perfect for honeymooners or those who want to see the highlights of South America in style. On this deluxe tour, you will visit...
Rio's Carnival & Colonial Treasures Tour from $3800 9 Days Arrive in Rio for Carnival's Winner's Parade and combine it with the gems of the colonial hinterland of Rio: The Rio de Janeiro "Gold Route". It...

Rio de Janeiro Travel FAQ’s

Thinking about a Rio de Janeiro trip? Here’s a list of frequently asked questions we often hear from our guests.

Is Rio de Janeiro safe?

With normal precautions it is safe to visit all the main attractions in Rio and have a very enjoyable trip – this includes all the highlights such as the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf and the famous beaches. At night, it is best to take pre-booked taxis and to stay off the beaches. Rio de Janeiro gets some bad press but it is important to distinguish between wealthy tourist areas such as Copacabana and Ipanema and the poor favelas or shantytowns that do indeed have high crime levels. We do not recommend visiting the favelas and in any case, it is questionable why one would want to go and gawp at people living in poor conditions.

Is Rio de Janeiro worth visiting?

Yes! Rio de Janeiro is an absolute must-see destination on any tour of Brazil and South America as a whole. The city has one of the most beautiful settings in the world with fantastic beaches backed by stunning mountain peaks. This, combined with the tropical climate, relaxed culture and friendly people makes Rio an excellent place to visit.

What is the best time to visit Rio de Janeiro?

If you want a party, visit Rio de Janeiro at New Year or carnival which takes place in February or March each year. Otherwise, any month is a good month to visit Rio really. The warmest months are from December to March, and these are also the wetter months. June to August are drier and cooler – though never even close to being cold. The months between these two periods are some of our favorite times to visit Rio as you’ll likely have mostly dry weather and moderate temperatures.
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Covid-19 Update: Brazil is OPEN!

Entry requirements:
A negative PCR test result is required. Test must have been taken no more than 72 hours before departure.
A health declaration must be completed and presented on arrival.
See full details at IATA Travel Centre
Flights:
Most international flights have resumed, including from the USA, Canada, Europe and the Middle East
Domestic flights are operating
Updated Dec 29, 2020

Elsewhere in South America:

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Open without quarantine?Covid-19 test required before travel?
BoliviaYesYes (PCR)
BrazilYesYes (PCR)
ColombiaYesYes (PCR)
Ecuador & GalapagosYesTravelers who can prove they've been vaccinated do not need a test to enter mainland Ecuador. Otherwise, an antigen or PCR test is required.
Galapagos Islands require a PCR test, regardless of vaccination status.
ParaguayYesYes (PCR or LAMP)
GuyanaYesYes (PCR)
Peru & Machu PicchuYesYes (PCR or antigen before travel plus antigen on arrival)
AntarcticaNo-
ArgentinaNo-
ChileNo-
FalklandsNo-
French GuianaNo-
SurinameNo-
UruguayNo-
VenezuelaNo-
Updated Mar 22, 2021
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