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  1. Brazil
  2. Rio de Janeiro (state)
  3. Rio de Janeiro
  4. Lapa, Rio de Janeiro

Half-Day Tour Santa Teresa, Lapa & Escadaria Selarón

Product ID: 25400
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Venture outside the center of Rio de Janeiro to visit the beautiful Santa Teresa neighborhood. The unique Santa Teresa district is located in the outskirts of Rio, and enchants locals and visitors with its street art and eclectic architecture.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
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Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Enjoy the artistic vibe of Santa Teresa while walking down the cobblestone streets
  • Climb the world-famous Selaró steps that were created as a tribute to Brazilians
  • Explore the oldest part of Rio: the famous Lapa District
Full description
Visit Rio de Janeiro’s artistic district on this half-day tour of Santa Teresa. This tour begins in the center of Rio, and takes you through the Financial District and Carioca Square while en route to Santa Teresa.

When you meet your guide he'll lead you to the subway as you begin your journey to Santa Teresa. Your first stop is at the Carioca Station, where you will walk through the Financial District and Carioca Square, where you can view the historic aqueducts that were once the main source of drinking water in Rio.

The Santa Teresa district is located on a hill overlooking Rio, and enchants locals and visitors with its cobblestone streets and eclectic architecture. Santa Teresa features attractions such as the Chacara do Ceu Museum, and the Ruins Park, which features gorgeous views over downtown Rio de Janeiro and Guanabara Bay.

As you make your way back toward the Lapa District, you will stop by the Carmelitas Convent, where you can climb the world-famous “Escadaria Selaró” steps created by a Chilean-born artist as a tribute to the Brazilian people.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Public transportation fares
  • Cheese and bread tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Right by the statue outside the Copacabana Palace Hotel, Avenida Atlântica, 1702, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22021-001

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Important information
Know before you go
• The maximum group size is 12 people
• Please note, Latin Americans are conscious of appearance. The supplier requests that you wear conservative, casual clothes. Halter tops and short shorts should not be worn outside of beach areas. When visiting churches and religious sites, your shoulders and knees should be covered
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Urban Adventures Americas

Product ID: 25400