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From Rio de Janeiro: Scuba Diving in Arraial do Cabo

1. From Rio de Janeiro: Scuba Diving in Arraial do Cabo

Begin the 12-hour tour with an approximately 163km drive from Rio de Janeiro to Arraial do Cabo, a city known as the "Brazilian Caribbean" for its turquoise blue waters. Try the baptismal dive, a perfect activity for beginners. Disembark and enjoy time for lunch (not included) before starting your dive. Check in at Anjos Beach and then head to Marina dos Anjos. Board the boat that will take you to the best diving spot. During navigation, instructors will explain details of the activity so that you can enjoy this experience in complete safety. At the dive site, you will have time to adapt with your instructor, who will be with you during the whole activity. Once you feel comfortable, dive for about 30 minutes at a depth ranging from 0 to 10 meters (0 to 32.81 ft) Enjoy this experience on the ocean floor of one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil and be impressed by its marine biodiversity with beautiful corals, turtles, seahorses, and several species of fish. Afterwards, board a comfortable van to your hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

From Abraão, Ilha Grande: Aventureiro Beach Full-Day Tour

2. From Abraão, Ilha Grande: Aventureiro Beach Full-Day Tour

Meet your group at the meeting point in Abraão, and depart for a full day in nature. During the day, make four stops at different beaches, each around one hour. The first beach visited is Aventureiro, boasting about 1,640 feet of fine silver sand, a shallow and consistent bottom, clear water, and rough waves. On the left side, where there is a small pier for mooring, there is also the most famous coconut tree on Ilha Grande, the iconic "coconut tree lying,” and a small natural pool. Head next to the beautiful Praia da Parnaioca, one of the most isolated beaches in all of Ilha Grande. Facing the Atlantic with its yellowish and coarse sand, the sea is rough, deep, and offers little shade in its 3,380 feet. At the west end, the charming river Parnaioca flows, forming a small lagoon on the beach. In Parnaioca’s heyday, the river was much more voluminous to the point where it was often impossible to cross.  Meros is a small, isolated beach with rough waters which often lead to the formation of sand dunes. It is possible to see traces of ancient civilizations that inhabited the island around 3,000 years ago in geological vestiges known as amolares. The sand is so white it appears as if a huge mirror; the water that flanks it produces a unique spectacle, a mixing of green and blue with pristine white. Maguariquessaba Beach is of great extension and beauty. With a generous strip of soft sand, it hosts preserved Atlantic Forest, consisting of coconut and almond trees which guarantee nice shade. Its clear, greenish, warm waters make snorkeling a mandatory activity for those looking to be enchanted by the seabed and its inhabitants, which include starfish, corals, and turtles. It is one of the most developed beaches of Enseada do Sítio Forte, lined with inns and restaurants frequented by visitors to Ilha Grande.

Arraial do Cabo: Scuba Diving Experience

3. Arraial do Cabo: Scuba Diving Experience

Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Arraial do Cabo, a city known as the “Brazilian Diving Capital”, thanks to the numerous submergence points with crystal-clear waters, abundant marine life, and good conditions for practicing all year round. Live a unique experience at the bottom of the Brazilian sea! Enjoy your first-time diving conducted by a certified and experienced instructor. At the meeting point, embark on this adventure towards the dive site. Find beautiful corals, turtles, different types of stingrays, morays, lobsters, seahorses, and fish of different sizes, shapes, and colors. Enjoy this adventure for about 30 minutes at the bottom of the ocean and get to know this whole parallel universe under the water. Save unique memories, recorded in photos that are already included in the package.

From Abraão, Ilha Grande: Paradisiac Islands Full-Day Tour

4. From Abraão, Ilha Grande: Paradisiac Islands Full-Day Tour

Embark on a full-day island excursion via speedboat. Spend the day snorkeling and taking in views of the most beautiful islands off Brazil's Green Coast. Once on the beaches, check out the different available activities, including diving into the sea to swim alongside colorful fish. Whatever you end up doing, your experience on the beach is sure to be a memorable one. Enjoy a typical lunch (at your own expense), served in a rustic restaurant overlooking the amazing Saco Do Ceu beach. Visit the wonderful Cataguases Island, Botinas Island, Dentista beach, and Piedade Beach all for 50 minutes each, allowing you plenty of time to take in the sun and swim in the bright-blue water. Make a 30-minute pit stop at the Blue Lagoon for a taste of true paradise, before ending your tour back at the meeting point in Vila do Abraão.

Rio de Janeiro: Speedboat Beach Tour with Beer

5. Rio de Janeiro: Speedboat Beach Tour with Beer

Explore the top sights of Rio de Janeiro with a different take. Ride by speedboat and learn the story of the city as you pass by different spots. Make visits to places of your choosing like Copacabana Beach, the Cagarras Islands, and many more. Begin the tour at Urca pier by boarding your speedboat. Listen to your captain as you ride and hear a brief story about this wonderful city. Pass by all the major sights and make stops as you please. Find yourself at São João Fort, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Red Beach, Copacabana Beach, Arpoador, Cagarras Islands, Niterói, Santos Dumont Airport, just to name a few. See the underwater world, with diving stops made for you to enjoy even more.

Rio de Janeiro: Wakeboarding Experience

6. Rio de Janeiro: Wakeboarding Experience

Learn how to wakeboard, with the help of a knowledgeable instructor. Stand on a wakeboard and be towed through the water by a motorboat on this fun, action-packed activity. Get instructions and tips from your expert instructor and sailor who is on hand to help you learn the sport. Be safe with all the correct equipment and lifejackets available. Hit the water in style as the boat has Bluetooth for playing music.

Rio de Janeiro: Arraial do Cabo Scuba Diving Day Trip

7. Rio de Janeiro: Arraial do Cabo Scuba Diving Day Trip

Get ready for an awe-inspiring scuba diving excursion perfect for both beginners and advanced divers. Take off from Rio to reach the crystal-clear waters of Arraial do Cabo. Enjoy snacks and drinks on board, and receive one or two tanks depending on your diving level. Located in the Lakes Region, Arraial do Cabo is approximately a 2.5-hour drive from Rio. Arraial do Cabo is famous for being the largest dive center in Rio de Janeiro and one of the most important in Brazil. Benefit from waters that offer amazing visibility and rich marine biodiversity, allowing you to see squids, turtles, groupers, lobsters, seahorses, rays, and even dolphins. Jacques Yves Cousteau, one of the pioneers in diving, was amazed by this area's calm and transparent waters. After a few minutes from the harbor by boat, reach the diving spots. Prepare for an average water temperature is of 20 degrees Celcius (68 degrees Fahrenheit). The depth of the dives will be from 6 to 35 meters (19 to 115 feet), depending on the area and the diver's experience. Full scuba gear is included, so gear up with a mask, regulator, 5 mm wetsuit, BCD, and fins. Two tanks will be provided for certified divers, while diver newbies and those without certification can enjoy a single tank for the so-called baptism, a guided dive for beginners.

Rio de Janeiro: Guided River Rafting Tour

8. Rio de Janeiro: Guided River Rafting Tour

Embark on a rafting trip in Rio de Janeiro and discover the picturesque mountainous region in Casimiro de Abreu. Prepare to rekindle your love of the outdoors and nature thanks to the area's many rivers, rapids, and lush vegetation. After pickup and an approximately 2-hour drive from Rio, reach the calm and peaceful nature of Casimiro de Abreu. Following brief instructions, gear up in included rafting gear, then begin the fun out on the water. The rafting circuit lasts approximately 1.5 hours. You'll travel 5 km (3.1 miles) on the river, with rapids ranging from level 1 to 3+, offering you plenty of thrills throughout your adventure. In some parts of the river, calm water sections allow you to enjoy river floating or to stop to dive in the clear, clean waters. At the end of your adventure, stop at a homemade food restaurant before drop-off back at our pickup location (costs not included). Rapids level: 1 to 2+ (May to Sep) 2 to 3+ (Oct to Apr) * Best season: from October to May. * In summer the river have a higher water level, which increases its difficulty and rapids speed, with more intense rafting experience and faster ride.

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Oh this was just the best thing we did whilst in Rio, our local guide was fabulous, he lived in the Favella and knew EVERYONE as we walked around. What I love about this was that he gives back to the Favella on a weekly basis which made me feel comfortable whilst wandering around these poor peoples homes. We also felt very safe. This is a must.

The tour did not take place and we waited about 60 minutes without any information. Furthermore, I have not yet received any message in response to my request (WhattsApp and e-mail) for reimbursement of the fee paid in advance. Very big disappointment!

My friend went wakeboarding with Vinicius and had the time of his life. He instructed him very well and always paid attention to how he was doing and supported him. Many thanks to Vinicius!!!! It was our pleasure!!

Good experience, excellent relationship work with the tourist company responsible for the execution of the tour.

An amazing Scuba diving day trip with interesting, informative and knowledgeable tour guide! Recommended!