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Santa Teresa Discovery
- 4 hours
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- *Approx package price
Ride the subway downtown (other transportation might be used for safety reasons whenever necessary), jump on Rio's last remaining tram up to Santa Teresa (the bus to Santa Teresa will be the transportation option if the tram is not running for any reason). Get a glimpse into the neighboorhood's cobblestone streets, shops and culture. Stroll down to the Selaron's staircase and meet his vibrant masterpiece. All of this, and more on this great Rio de Janeiro day tour.
* Explore the lovely district of Santa Teresa and jump on the last tram line in Rio de Janeiro (the bus to Santa Teresa will be the transportation option if the tram is not running for any reason).
* Journey from Rio downtown all the way up to this fascinating and unique neighborhood, nominated by many visitors as the Carioca Montmartre.
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Rio De Janeiro Urban Adventures to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
Latin Americans can be very conscious of appearance so try to be casual but conservative in your dress. Outside of beach areas halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn. When visiting churches or religious sites shoulders and knees should be covered.
Children must be between 6 and 11 years of age inclusively.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
For this Rio de Janeiro city tour, meet at the magnificent and classic Copacabana Palace Hotel. Take the subway downtown (other transportation might be used for safety reasons whenever necessary) and learn how to use this excellent means of transportation in Rio, a great way to orientate yourself with this large city. Hop off at Carioca Station and wander through the Financial District, home of huge companies such as Petrobras and BNDES. Visit Carioca Square, once the main source of drinking water in Rio, transported in by the Aqueducts of Lapa.
Climb on the a tram for the journey up to Santa Teresa (the bus to Santa Teresa will be the transportation option if the tram is not running for any reason), a 20 minutes ride over the aqueducts which are now used as the tram route. This is the last tram line in Brazil for transportation purpose. Next stop - Largo dos Guimaraes. Explore the cobblestone streets of Santa Teresa on foot and discover beautiful architecture, art galleries, restaurants and local costumes. One of Rio's oldest neighbourhoods, Santa Teresa, situated high on a hill overlooking Rio, enchants locals and visitors alike with it's cobbled streets and eclectic architectural styles. The views of the city centre and the bay are stunning. Previously a neighbourhood dominated by the elite, with their departure to more modern suburbs of Rio it has been transformed into an artistic centre with many artists choosing the area as their preferred place of residence.
Among the attractions in Santa Teresa, the highlights are, the Ruins Park and its gorgeous view over Rio de Janeiro Downtown and Guanabara Bay. Many visitors compare the neighboorhood to the bohemian district of Montmartre in Paris. During the Carnival, many street bands perform on the streets and the most famous one is “Bloco das Carmelitas”, which was named after the local Convent.
On the way back towards Lapa District drop by the Carmelitas’ Convent and clamber down the picturesque "Selaron’s Staircase" to see his masterpiece.