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Rocinha Favela and Tijuca Rainforest Tour by Jeep

Rocinha Favela and Tijuca Rainforest Tour by Jeep
Duration:
4 hours
From:
USD 94.00
Get a varied look at Rio de Janeiro as you experience two sides of the city—its natural beauty and one of its hundreds of favelas (the Brazilian term for a slum or shantytown). At the Rocinha favela, the country's largest, follow a guide on a walking tour along the streets and alleys to gain insight into what daily life is like for its thousands of residents. Then travel by Jeep to the Tijuca Rainforest, which surrounds the city, for a 20- to 30-minute hike through the lush landscape.

Private Layover Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Private Layover Tour of Rio de Janeiro
Duration:
4 to 5 hrs
From:
USD 269.00
Take a private layover tour of Rio de Janeiro and see most of its main landmarks. This tour is ideal for those who have limited time on hand, are in between flights, or have a brief break on a business trip or short stay at the pier. The tour includes transport by private vehicle, armored for additional safety, and an expert professional guide.

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Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport (GIG) Taxi Service


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Official Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (BRL or Brazil Reais). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency. Drivers will also accept US Dollars.


  • The cost of a yellow Rio de Janeiro Airport taxi to Copacabana and most of the eastern suburbs (Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana), is closer to BRL 64 and the average travel time is 45 minutes, but can be up to 90 minutes during peak hours. The cost of a Radio Taxi, of which 3 companies have desks at the airport, is between BRL 80-90, however this is the fixed price and no tip is expected and the price will not change if there is heavy traffic etc. Radio Taxis use a much higher quality car and driver, vehicles will be modern, have air-conditioning, tinted windows etc, and the drivers are generally safer.



 
Rio de Janeiro Taxi Payment: Cash • Credit Cards
  • Always confirm with your Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport taxi driver if they take credit or bank cards and if there are any card fees.


Drivers will also accept US Dollars.
Rio de Janeiro Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Tipping recommended, Round up to next bill/large coin



Official Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport Taxi Details

Rio de Janeiro Galeão Airport Taxi

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A Rio de Janeiro Airport taxi rank is situated outside the GIG Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport, but metered fares vary considerably and the service provided by the Rio de Janeiro State Tourism Authority is considered more reliable.


Passengers should approach the Rio de Janeiro State Tourism Authority desk in the GIG Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport and purchase pre-paid Rio de Janeiro Airport taxi travel vouchers. Pick-ups are then made from outside the Arrivals area.


Rio Airport Transfer, is the only company that allows customers to book and pay online prior to arriving at the airport. The advantage of this is that Brazilian Reals are not always available outside of Brazil, although the currency is becoming easier to obtain, and international credit cards do not work in all money machines or credit card machines in Brazil.





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Caution should be taken when using common yellow taxis as the price charged can sometimes be higher than taking a radio taxi and drivers pretend not to, or genuinely don't, understand English when customers try to dispute the charge. They will also sometimes charge extra if the air-conditioning is on, if the radio is on, if they had to take a detour, etc.




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Last Updated: 13 Jun 2018