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September - May
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Santa Teresa

The next day after breakfast, I hiked to Santa Teresa. This hike took me around six to seven hours. This is not a demanding hike. I moved along various settlements and Incan ruins that are located en route the Inca trail. The soothing overview of coffee and cocoa plantations was the highlight of this day. Beautiful birds and butterflies were the finishing strokes to the awe-inspiring canvas that I was in. I arrived at Santa Teresa in the afternoon. Here I set up a camp for dinner.
Manu Peclat
After "blessed by the Christ", our tour continues towards downtown area. We'll then walk through the SANTA TERESA street car station. And then we'll ride the trolley over the old acqueduct known as ARCOS DA LAPA (Lapa arches), up to SANTA TERESA NEIGHBORHOOD to visit its colonial architecture and pretty workshops and handcrafts stores.I will ensure that we would never get back downtown without tasting the typical flavor of Rio, trying the unique and exquisite famous brazilian "black beans stew" turn overs with cold beer and chilled "caipirinhas" at a very local bar, where we can feel and experience the "soul" of Rio. OUTTA THIS WORLD!!On the way back down, we walk along Santa Teresa's colonial streets to the old bohemian district of LAPA, also visiting the famous "tiles covered staircase" by JORGE SELARÓN, the chilean artist who lives in Rio.Ending up our full day tour, we will head to another famous and unmissible highlight in Rio: THE SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN, with its european design, glass diamond shaped cable cars, on a ride up to 326mts high. Luckily, we can check the sunset from there, over the mountains, behind the Christ statue skyline and also see the city lit up, changing completely but as well impressive and beautifuly, the scene of our city.Day 2 - FULL DAY TOUR SCHEDULEWe'll start our visit at the beautiful and panoramic city across the bay, over the bridge, of Niteroi where we can have a beautiful view of the city of Rio from the Contemporary Art Museum designed by the famous brazilian architect OSCAR NIEMEYER. After visiting NITEROI, we'll head to the world's largest urban atlantic rain forest park, the tijuca national park, to take wonderful pictures by the park's waterfall. We'll drive down the park's mountain to "barra da tijuca", the newest borrough in Rio, where the "wild beaches of the west" are located. After trying the famous brazilian barbecue, you'll visit the sugar loaf mountain by cable car, and be there to stare one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.Here's how things work down here: Certified tour guides have free entrance in ALL touristic attractions, museums and theathers, so, don't worry about going to all places and because of that overwhelm your budget with the guide's tickets. (LOL!). The price mentioned above is for 1-2 people. For bigger groups, please contact me via the trip enquiry form.
Manu Peclat
The tour continues towards downtown area, where we'll see the historical buildings and monuments from the colonial and imperial 19th century. We'll walk through the old cobbled stones streets quarters, staring at the old colonial buildings which today hold restaurants, workshops, discos, etc to the "still riding since the 19th century". Further, we'll head to the SANTA TERESA street car station, where we'll ride the trolley over the old acqueduct known as ARCOS DA LAPA(Lapa arches), up to SANTA TERESA NEIGHBORHOOD to visit its colonial architecture and pretty workshops and handcrafts stores. The street car riding the old Santa Teresa streets gives an amazing view too.