Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch, Christ the Redeemer and Selaron Steps by Van
Appreciate Rio from the sea, its historical buildings and the forts that protected the Guanabara Bay. Sail to see the most beautiful landscape of Rio. It is the largest bay of the world in volume of water, it has several islands, as the Governor’s island, Fundão and Snakes island. Then have a delicious lunch at a barbecue House, all you can eat. Then, visit the famous Selaron Steps and make a stop for photos and head to the famous Christ Redeemer Statue by van!
After the pick up at your hotel, you get to Marina da Gloria, where the boat leaves at around 9:30m. Starting your tour you will see the Museum of Tomorrow (Museu do Amanhã), built by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. As you go on, and cross under the Rio – Niteroi bridge, you can see the neighborhood of Santa Teresa, the Santos Dumont airport, and the three forts that were built to protect the city, the São João Fort, Lajes Fort and Santa Cruz Fort. The big city, from afar sounds rather quiet and peaceful and the views of Rio from the sea are just breathtaking. As you circle back, you will come across the city of Niteroi, on the other side of the bridge side, from here you will have one of the best views of Rio de Janeiro. There take some time to take mental snapshots of beautiful Rio and actual Snapshots to show it to friends and family.
You will sail to see the most beautiful landscape of Rio. It is the largest bay of the world in volume of water, it has several islands, as the Governor’s island, Fundão and Snakes island. During our tour if you are looking to let off some steam, just help yourself with the bar inside the boat, where you can buy caipirinhas and others alcoholic drinks or sodas and water. But we offer season tropical fruits, such as watermelon and pineapples for free!
After heading back, you will drive back through Aterro do Flamengo from where you can see the beautiful Sugar Loaf in all its glory, before arriving at a traditional Barbecue Lunch, all you can eat style. Brazilian Churrascarias (Barbecue places) offer a wide variety of sides and alternative options. In case you decide to stick with a vegetarian option, you will still be delighted.
After lunch, you will take a van ride to Santa Teresa, a neighborhood where laid-backness and tradition meet. But it also brings you street art, such as the amazing Selaron Steps. The beautiful steps done in ceramic by artist Jorge Selarón are one of a kind. You will have about 10 minutes or so to contemplate it before continuing your tour.
From Selaron Steps we will make our way up by van through the Tijuca National Park. We will arrive at the park’s visitor center. From there we’ll make our way up to the statue where we will spend some time enjoying the views from one of the world’s most famous landmark. Up there beneath the imposing Christ Redeemer Statue, standing above Corcovado Mountain, you will catch the best views on your trip. The views from up there are truly unique and so is the Christ Redeemer Statue.
After your visit you will be riding the van back down, guests will make their way back to their hotels. This full day tour will give you all of Rio de Janeiro: Three of the most important attractions in the City: Guanabara Bay, Christ Redeemer and Selaron Steps. In addition to that, you will be delighted by the delicious lunch. There is no doubt: You will have the time of your life.
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