3-day itinerary in Rio de Janeiro – Best tours in Rio de Janeiro

Do you have 3 days in Rio de Janeiro, the wonderful city? Then follow this itinerary to enjoy the best of the city!

Start the day with a panoramic view to better understand the city!

Sugarloaf Mountain – Bondinho Pão de Açucar

The ride to the Pão de Açúcar cable car starts at Praia Vermelha station, where you first go up to Morro da Urca and the second cable car goes to the Pão de Açúcar, which are connected by two cable car lines, offering breathtaking views.
You will enjoy the view of the Atlantic Forest, the mountains, the architecture of the city center, the main beaches and sights of Rio de Janeiro such as: Cristo Redentor; the Guanabara Bay, the Serra do Mar with the peak “Dedo de Deus” and much more.
The Ticket can only be used once on each leg, limited to the same day.

• Av. Pasteur, 520 – Urca – Rio de Janeiro
• Prices
• From R $ 114 reais or R $ 57 for people born and living in Rio de Janeiro
• https://bondinho.com.br/


In the afternoon, you can do the trail of Morro dos Dois Irmãos. The trail starts at the top of Morro do Vidigal. To get there, call an uber to the beginning of the hill, take a moto taxi, which costs 5 reais and it will drop you off at the top where the trail starts. It takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes to climb, depending on your pace. It is a trail considered easy. Up there, enjoy the incredible view of Rio de Janeiro, overlooking Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and the most beautiful beaches in the city.
At the end of the trail, you can stop at Bar da Laje or Mirante do Arvão to have a few drinks and eat some snacks!


The Corcovado Train – Christ the Redeemer

Located at the top of Morro do Corcovado, in the Tijuca National Park, the monument is the most well-known Brazilian image in the world. Every year, more than 600 thousand people are taken to Christ the Redeemer by the Corcovado Railway, the oldest tourist tour in the country.
At the feet of Christ the Redeemer, one of the Seven New Wonders of the Modern World, you will see the most beautiful view of the city, showing from above what is most special about Rio de Janeiro. It is exciting and unforgettable to climb at the feet of Christ the Redeemer.

cristo redentor

• Rua Cosme Velho, 513 – Cosme Velho Rio de Janeiro – RJ
• 55 21 2558-1329
• Entire ticket (High Season) R $ 83.50
• Entire ticket (Low Season) R $ 68.50
• Elderly (over 60 years old residing in Brazil) R $ 26.00
• Child (5 to 11 years) R $ 52.00
• https://www.tremdocorcovado.rio/index.html


On this day you can visit the Museum of Tomorrow, Kobra Art, Aqua Rio and Rio Star murals.


The Museum of Tomorrow is a different science museum. An environment of ideas, explorations and questions about the time of great changes in which we live and the different paths that open up for the future. Tomorrow is not a date on the calendar, it is not a place we are going to get to. It is a construction in which we all participate, as people, citizens, members of the human species.
The Museum of Tomorrow offers a narrative about how we can live and shape the next 50 years. A journey towards possible futures, based on great questions that Humanity has always asked itself. Where we came from? Who we are? Where are we? Where are we going? How do we want to go?
The Museum of Tomorrow is incredible, with different and imposing architecture. I highly recommend the visit.

New opening hours:
• Thursday to Sunday 10 am to 5 pm (last entry at 4 pm)
• There is no ticket sales on site, only over the internet
• Museum of Tomorrow
• Praça Mauá, 1
• Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
• https://www.ingressorapido.com.br/event/34390-1/d/71975/s/386975


If you prefer, you can go to Aqua Rio, the LARGEST MARINE AQUARIUM IN SOUTH AMERICA. With children, this tour is perfect.
With 26 thousand m² of built area and 4.5 million liters of water, it is the largest Marine Aquarium in South America! AquaRio has 5,000 residents of 350 species from Brazil and the world, divided into 28 enclosures.

Values: from R $ 140 whole or R $ 70 halfAquaRio is open every day! From Monday to Friday, it operates from 9 am to 5 pm, with last entry to the circuit at 4 pm and the first time, from 9 am to 10 am, exclusively for members. Saturday, Sunday and holidays, the aquarium is open from 8:30 am to 6 pm, with last entry to the circuit at 5 pm and with the hours from 8:30 am to 9 am exclusively for members

Muhammad Ali Square, Gamboa,


And to end the day, with sunset, you can go to Rio Star, 88 meters high, Rio’s ferris wheel is the largest in Latin America and quickly became the new postcard of the city. It is beautiful and imposing both day and night, which begins the light show.
From the top you have an incredible view of the Rio de Janeiro landscape, being able to see famous sights such as the Sugarloaf Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer, the Clock of Central do Brasil, the Guanabara Bay, the Rio-Niterói Bridge, the Samba City, the Museum of Tomorrow and much more!

Rio Star is located in Porto Maravilha and is open every day, from 10 am to 6 pm! Buy your ticket online and know the preventive measures for a Safe Visit!

• Values: R $ 59 in full – R $ 49 for Cariocas, Fluminenses and residents of the State of Rio de Janeiro. – online values
• Av. Rodrigues Alves, 455
• Porto Maravilha, Rio de Janeiro – RJ
• https://riostar.tur.br/


Flying by Hang Gliding or Paragliding

There is no better place than Rio de Janeiro to fly hang gliding or paragliding. The double flight can be performed without prior experience. Accompanied by an instructor certified by CBVL (Brazilian Confederation of Free Flight), and after a brief training, you can now fly! The meeting point is at the Kiosk Voo Livre in São Conrado! Once there, climb up to Pedra Bonita, which is 520 m high and takes between 6 and 10 min.
In the paragliding flight you will be seated on the instructor’s lap, with different angles for 360-degree photos. In the hang gliding flight you go on the instructor’s side, with side and front camera.
The two flights are incredible and leave from Pedra Bonita, in São Conrado. Before scheduling, the instructor checks the weather and wind conditions for greater safety.



As it is your last day in Rio de Janeiro, in the afternoon you can relax and enjoy some beach in the South Zone, rent a bike, and pass by the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, and stretch to Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas where you can see the sun if there or in the most famous of all, Pedra do Arpoador.

Where to stay in Rio de Janeiro

The best place to stay is in the South Zone. We recommend the Ipanema Beach Hostel, in Ipanema and the location couldn’t be better, on the block from Ipanema Beach – South Zone of the wonderful city – where you can watch the sunset up close most applauded in Brazil.
The hostel has shared rooms with twin beds and bunk beds (no triliche). Bathroom in the room with separate shower. Light, sockets and individual lockers for each bed.

But if you want privacy, you can choose a double room with single or double beds and a large private balcony. TV, minibar, AC, private bathroom, a balcony with a beautiful view.
As a party hostel, it offers activities and parties, different experiences around the city of Rio and events at the hostel on weekends. And the best, CAIPIRINHA FREE, free open caipirinha bar every day at the bar from 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm. It is your opportunity to meet and meet people from all over the world.
Ipanema Beach Hostel offers transfer services and tours around Rio de Janeiro.

• Address: 37 Paul Redfern Street
• http://hostelipanemabeach.com/
• Whatsapp https://web.whatsapp.com/send?phone=5521999572685

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