Conference attendees can select from a broad range of transport, tour and service options to enhance their stay in Rio.
We provide transport door to door to and from the airport, your hotel, tours and conference venues
From the exclusive district of Urca, we take the charming cable cars to the top of the 1,300 foot mountain. Sugar loaf offers the visitors a magnificent view of
the city, the bay and the mountains of Rio.
In the traditional district of Cosme Velho, we embark on the train that take us up hill to Corcovado Mountain.
Considered by many the highlight of Rio, the 120 foot Statue of Christ stands on the top of Corcovado Mountain and overlooks a wonderful view of Rio de Janeiro.
Tropical Island Tour
The Tropical Islands are part of the Sepetiba Bay, which is located in the city of Itacuruçá. Our tour includes the ride from the hotel in the morning, traveling the 95 km that separate Rio de Janeiro
from Port Authority Itacuruçá, in the southern area of the city. When we get to Itacuruçá we will board a schooner provided with well-trained lifeguards available for everyone. Tropical fruits and the
famous “caipirinha” are offered on board. Before reaching the island, where lunch is served, the schooner will make a stop for those who want to dive in very clear waters of the bay. The lunch is buffet
style with a great variety of seafood or barbecue. Guests can stay on the island for approximately 3 hours, long enough for swimming or playing the available water sports.
Jeep tour in the Tijuca Forest
Jeep tour in the Tijuca Forest, shows the contrasts between the big city and the forest. We drive through the forest and stop at the Chinese View (a lookout point), Emperor's Table,
Taunay waterfall and Mayrink Chapel. We will also make a light walk thought a trail in the heart of the forest, giving us a chance to be in contact with nature, with experts guides who will
explain everything about the Atlantic Forest.
Secrets of Old Rio
A walk tour through the past. Explore the importance of the historical, artistic, religious and social events of the past. Visit the historical "XV Square" and its palace, "Banco do Brasil"
Cultural Center, the Old and the New Cathedral, the aqueduct arches, and the magnificent baroque monastery, one of our most important example of Brazilian cultural heritage.
The historic city of Petropolis, located at the "Orgãos" Mountain, is only one hour from Rio de Janeiro. There, we visit the Imperial Museum and the old summer residence of
the imperial family during the 19th Century. We are able to see a fabulous collection of art objects and jewelry, including the famous Imperial Crown.
During our stay in Petropolis, we also visit the Crystal Palace and the Sao Pedro de Alcantara Neo Gothic Cathedral.
Rio de Janeiro's Botanical Garden is a true ecological sanctuary and is one of the ten most important in the entire world. In addition to housing some of the rarest species of plants from Brazil and
other countries, it is also an excellent leisure option for children and adults. Visitors can stroll along the pathways of the park to the sounds of native birds like the "curios" and the "sabiás." The
exuberance of nature in all its color and glory provide images that will be kept in the memory and in the soul of its visitors.
The following tours allow visitors to experience the diversity of cultural life in the Rio’s hillside communities and contribute to improving the quality of life of the local community, by creating
opportunities for sustainable employment.
Kayaking - Island of Cotunduba
This activity is, without a doubt, one of the most spectacular eco-tours in Rio de Janeiro!
Meeting at Praia Vermelha, the group will travel for 1,800m until the island of Cotunduba, always with a safety boat following behind. Upon arriving at the island, the group will go on a short walk to
see the incredible rock walls, the natural aquariums and one of the most beautiful views of Copacabana. Guests are served a snack of crackers, cheese, fruit, cereal bars, juice and water. Before returning,
the group will be able to snorkel around the island, where it is common to spot marine turtles.
Nature Hike – Babilonia Hillside Community
Perfect tour for those who want to explore the natural beauty of Rio de Janeiro and learn about the history of the city's hillside communities . This excellent tour includes a nature trail through the Atlantic
Rainforest and a visit to the Babilônia Favela. Enjoy a two hour walk along the two kilometer nature trail. Your professional tour guide will be a community resident. He tells about the history of the favela
and gives an overview of the reforestation work being done in this environmental protection area. The views from the top of the hill are breathtaking! The deep blue ocean and the beauty of the forest,
interspersed with landmarks such as Sugarloaf Mountain, truly do justice to Rio's nickname "The Marvelous City" After the trail we visit some parts of the favela including one social project that is
currently taking place. As a tour option, groups can arrange for a traditional Brazilian meal of Feijoada.
Brazilian Art and Culture - Cantagalo Hillside Community
A unique program for those who wish to get to know the favelas in Rio de Janeiro through Brazilian art and culture. This tour includes a visit to the first open-air Museum ever inaugurated inside a favela.
Visitors will enjoy a two kilometer stroll through the favelas of Cantagalo and Pavão-Pavãozinho and view 26 houses painted with colorful graffiti that portrays the history of the favela and its local culture.
A community resident will be your guide on this tour, he will explain the history portrayed by the paintings. Each work of graffiti is accompanied by a text inspired on traditional popular literature (cordel).
The narrow alleys, the steep hillsides, the beautiful graffiti and fabulous view high above the city reflect the real soul of the favela. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the favela and learn more
about its day to day life through the eyes of its residents. The open-air museum is much more than an art exhibit of local culture; It provides a gateway to integration between different classes and cultures.
As a tour option, groups can arrange for a Capoeira or Percussion Workshop.
Santa Marta Hillside Community
Santa Marta is the setting of many video clips and international movies, Santa Marta offers plenty of attractions. Visitors will ride the tram to the top of Santa Marta, see the Michael Jackson statue,
visit several social projects and experience the daily routine of the six thousand residents. The two-hour walking tour through the favela is conducted by a trained tour guide who lives in the community.
Santa Marta's stunning location offers visitors a spectacular view of the city. After our walk through the maze of narrow alleyways that cling to the steep hillside, we are rewarded by sweeping views of the
Sugarloaf, Christ the Redeemer, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and the surrounding neighborhoods. As a tour option, groups can arrange for a friendly soccer match with a local community team.