From there you will get to know Santa Teresa, one of the traditional old neighbourhoods of Rio, which still retains much of its original architecture and character.
At the end of your Rio day tour we will see “The Great Madness” (Escadaria Selaron) or “Secret Lapa Steps” where Snoop Dogg shot his famous video for song Beautiful with Pharell.
Finally, you will be offered two options. The first option is to be dropped off at Sugarloaf Mountain (ticket is not included in the package price) in time for sunset – this is an especially romantic time for couples! The second option is to simply be dropped off in front of your hotel or hostel.
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Cost – R$150 – Please wear trainers or comfortable walking shoes
Cost – R$95 – Take some extra cash if you wish to buy anything from the local artists.
We begin our tour in front of Copacabana Palace Hotel at 10am and from there we take the metro to Glória, where we see our first street art work: the famous Selaron Lapa Steps, built by one man with thousands of tiles from all over the world. We move on to Cinelândia and We get the tram to Praça Mauá.
The square marks the beginning of Avenida Rio Branco avenue and also of the Port Region, in the Central area of Rio. Around the square there are important buildings, such as the Rio Art Museum (MAR) and the Museum of Tomorrow.
From there, we walk by the Olimpic Boulevard to see all the new different art works in the area, includind the very large (it’s in the Guiness Book of Records!) 3,000 square meters ‘Etnias’ mural.
Finally, we go to the Pedra do Sal. Originally a slave village, Pedra do Sal is a place with special significance for Cariocas of African descent and fans of samba and choro music. It’s a culturally rich area, full of art, definetelly worth a visit and stoping for a cold beer!
Prices from R$90 – full details of the tours available on request.
Cost – R$90
Cost – R$90
Girls R$60, Boys R$70
Get a birds-eye view of Rio aboard a hang glider piloted by a national champion. This is a totally unforgettable experience. Photos, video and pick-up from hostel included.
Cost – R$550.
This trip gives you the chance to surf some of best waves in Rio such Ipanema and Arpoador. Experienced surfers can hire boards, but beginners are welcome too, as lessons are available with experienced instructors fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish. This tour is very flexible, offering everything from one-off lessons, to week-long packages including accommodation at the Surf Club. Contact the hostel for more details.
Cost – R$130
Why go up the Sugar Loaf in the cable car when you can climb up its face and experience an unparalleled sense of achievement? With over 500 bolted routes, Rio is an ideal spot for climbers of all abilities due to the abundance of solid granite hills, which surround the city and provide climbs suitable for beginners and experts alike. We offer one-off climbs, or packages of lessons.
Tailored tours with a dedicated driver can also be arranged on request.
For more information on any of these tours please contact the hostel at
Please Note: Prices are based on payments in cash at the hostel. Advance bookings made by credit card will incur an additional cost.