TOP 15 tours in Armação dos Búzios

Armação dos Búzios: Walk Through the Natural Pools in Búzios

Highlights

  • It also gathers the Pedra do Guardião (Guardian Stone) and the Praia dos Amores (Loves Beach), totaling a walk of 3.5km
  • The walk takes about 3 to 4 hours because of the refreshing baths at Poças Cove (natural pools) and Amores Beach
  • Besides the possibilities of beautiful records and perfect environments for contemplation and rest
  • Amazing views during the walking!

Description

Places Visited:
Guardian Rock
The journey begins at the entrance of Costa do Sol State Park, where the first stop is the stunning scenery of towering cliffs and endless walls with the backdrop of the blue sea. The highlight of this location is the captivating rock formation known as Guardian Rock, which resembles the face of a man. This geological marvel serves as a reference point and invites visitors to explore the rocks, eventually leading to a lookout spot called the “vent”. Here, you can sit, relax, and soak in the breathtaking views.

Natural Pools
During low tide, beautiful pools appear amidst the rock formations, creating the perfect setting for a refreshing swim and capturing memorable photographs. Depending on the strength of the waves, salty waterfalls cascade between the rocks, adding to the awe-inspiring beauty of the place. However, it’s important to be cautious and follow instructions to avoid any hidden hazards, such as submerged points housing sea urchins.

Amores Beach
This charming and exclusive beach boasts a small stretch of sandy shoreline and provides ample shade under almond trees. Just a few meters from the shore, there are submerged slabs perfect for snorkeling. These slabs are home to a variety of fish and turtles, creating a unique snorkeling experience. For those looking for more adventure, a stroll along the rocks will lead to Ferradurinha beach (optional).

Included

  • Walking stick to improve your experience
  • Insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Guide

Price

From $32.08 per person

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Rio de Janeiro: Shuttle Transfer to/from Búzios

Highlights

  • Comfortable and secure shared transfer with experienced drivers.
  • Convenient pick-up from hotels and vacation rentals in Búzios.
  • Reliable service with air-conditioned vehicles, passenger insurance, and Wi-Fi.
  • Flexible departure times to accommodate various flight schedules.
  • Professional assistance and a hassle-free journey to Santos Dumont Airport.

Description

Make your vacation hassle-free from start to finish by booking your airport transfer service in advance, whether you’re just beginning your trip or it’s nearing its end. No more dealing with long taxi queues, crowded public transportation, or language barriers – instead, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Our shuttle service operates between Rio Santos Dumont (SDU) and Galeão Airport (GIG), serving hotels in Rio’s South Zone, Barra da Tijuca, Região dos Lagos, and Costa Verde. With fixed departures year-round, our shuttle runs every day of the year, ensuring reliability and flexibility. Departures are available every hour from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, giving you the convenience and peace of mind for a stress-free journey.

Included

  • One-way shared shuttle transfer between, Santos Dumont Airport-SDU, or Rio de Janeiro Boarding at the airport and disembarking at the hotel.
  • Portuguese, English, and Spanish-speaking driver-guide
  • Passenger accident insurance.
  • Onboard Wi-Fi

Price

From $25.67 per person

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From Rio de Janeiro: Búzios Boat Trip with Lunch

Highlights

  • Enjoy a boat trip through the shores of Búzios
  • Explore beaches and swim in a relaxing trip
  • Walk through das Pedras street with its boutique stores and bistros

Description

Experience the beauty of Búzios, often referred to as the Brazilian Caribbean, on a relaxing and enjoyable day trip. After an early morning pick up from Rio, embark on a scenic 3-hour drive to Búzios.

Upon arrival at the docks of Búzios, board a schooner and take a boat ride to explore the best spots for swimming and relaxation. The friendly crew, accompanied by music, creates a lively and party-like atmosphere on the boat.

Explore four different stops, such as the stunning João Fernandes beach, Azeda and Azedinha beaches, Tartaruga beach, or Ossos beach. The captain selects the best and least crowded areas based on weather conditions and the number of people present, ensuring a fantastic experience.

Originally a tranquil fishing village, Búzios gained popularity in the 1950s as a summer holiday destination. It was further exposed to the world when Brigitte Bardot visited. Since then, Búzios has remained a fashionable destination, known for its low houses, charming Pedras street, boutique inns, vibrant nightlife, and more than 20 pristine beaches that resemble a piece of the Mediterranean.

After the boat ride, enjoy a buffet lunch and some free time to explore the boutique stores and beautiful stone-paved streets of das Pedras street. Finally, hop on the bus for the return journey to Rio, with an estimated arrival time of 8:00 PM.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Boat tour
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch

Price

From $49.90 per person

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Búzios: Schooner Cruise with 3 Swim Stops

Highlights

  • Feel the wind in your hair as you explore the Búzios peninsula on a boat
  • Avoid getting too much sun exposure with a large covered leisure area on deck
  • Capture pictures sights like of Virgens beach, Amores beach, and Canto beach
  • Swim in the crystal-clear waters of João Fernandes beach and at Feia island
  • Discover underwater coral landscapes and look for seat turtles at Turtle Beach

Description

Experience the stunning coastline of Búzios on a schooner tour departing from Porto Veleiro Pier. Explore beautiful beaches such as João Fernandes, Armação, Ossos, and Azeda, where you can take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters. Stay protected from the sun on the boat’s large covered deck while enjoying panoramic views of the coastline.

After meeting your knowledgeable skipper and boarding the boat at Porto Veleiro Pier, you will receive interesting information about the local area. As you set sail towards Caboclo Island, marvel at the picturesque beaches of Armação, Ossos, Azeda, and Azedinha, and capture memorable photos along the way.

Take advantage of the opportunity to jump into the water at the pristine João Fernandes beach, surrounded by sandy shores and palm trees. Dive into water with exceptional visibility and observe the abundant marine life. Continue your journey, passing by Branca Island and making a stop at Feia Island to swim in the turquoise waters. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for sea turtles as you explore the captivating coral reefs at Turtle Beach.

As you cruise past the breathtaking shores of Virgens Beach, Amores Beach, and Canto Beach, savor the beauty of the surrounding scenery. Finally, return to Porto Veleiro Pier in Búzios, feeling refreshed and awe-inspired by the natural wonders you have encountered on this unforgettable tour.

Included

  • Schooner cruise
  • Three swimming stops
  • Guide
  • Commentary in Portuguese, Spanish, and English

Price

From $15.83 per person

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Rio de Janeiro: Shuttle Transfer to/from Búzios

Highlights

  • Comfortable and secure shared transfer with experienced drivers.
  • Convenient pick-up from hotels and vacation rentals in Búzios.
  • Reliable service with air-conditioned vehicles, passenger insurance, and Wi-Fi.
  • Flexible departure times to accommodate various flight schedules.
  • Professional assistance and a hassle-free journey to Santos Dumont Airport.

Description

To ensure a seamless and stress-free vacation from start to finish, it’s recommended to book your airport transfer service in advance, whether you’re just beginning your trip or wrapping it up. By doing so, you can avoid long taxi queues, crowded public transport, and any language barriers you may encounter. Instead, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful scenery in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle.

Our shuttle service operates between Rio Santos Dumont (SDU) and Galeão Airport (GIG), as well as various hotels in Rio’s South Zone, Barra da Tijuca, Região dos Lagos, and Costa Verde. With fixed departures available year-round, you can rely on our shuttle to run every day of the year. Departures are scheduled hourly from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM, providing you with flexibility and convenience for a hassle-free journey.

Included

  • One-way shared shuttle transfer between, Santos Dumont Airport-SDU, or Rio de Janeiro Boarding at the airport and disembarking at the hotel.
  • Portuguese, English, and Spanish-speaking driver-guide
  • Passenger accident insurance.
  • Onboard Wi-Fi

Price

From $25.67 per person

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Armação dos Búzios: Walk Through the Natural Pools in Búzios

Highlights

  • It also gathers the Pedra do Guardião (Guardian Stone) and the Praia dos Amores (Loves Beach), totaling a walk of 3.5km
  • The walk takes about 3 to 4 hours because of the refreshing baths at Poças Cove (natural pools) and Amores Beach
  • Besides the possibilities of beautiful records and perfect environments for contemplation and rest
  • Amazing views during the walking!

Description

Places Visited:
Guardian Rock
The first destination on the circuit is the stunning Pedra do Guardião (Keeper’s Stone), located at the entrance of Costa do Sol State Park. This scenic spot is surrounded by towering cliffs and offers a breathtaking view of the blue sea. The main attraction here is the rock formation that resembles a man’s face, skillfully carved by nature. A must-visit geological landmark, you can explore the rocks and make your way to the “vent”, a lookout spot nestled among the rocks that provides shade and a refreshing breeze. Take some time to sit, relax, and enjoy the incredible scenery.

Natural Pools
During low tide, natural pools emerge amidst the rock formations of the region. These pools are perfect for bathing and capturing memorable photographs. Depending on the wave height, you may witness the formation of saltwater waterfalls between the rocks, creating a stunning spectacle of natural beauty. However, be cautious and follow the instructions to avoid submerged areas that may house sea urchins.

Amores Beach
A charming and exclusive destination, Praia dos Amores (Amores Beach) features a small stretch of sandy shoreline shaded by graceful almond trees. Just a few meters from the sand, there are submerged slabs that are ideal for snorkeling. Explore the vibrant underwater world filled with numerous fish and turtles. If you’re up for it, you can also take a leisurely walk along the rocks that will lead you to Ferradurinha beach (optional).

Included

  • Walking stick to improve your experience
  • Insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Guide

Price

From $32.08 per person

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From Rio de Janeiro: Búzios Boat Trip with Lunch

Highlights

  • Enjoy a boat trip through the shores of Búzios
  • Explore beaches and swim in a relaxing trip
  • Walk through das Pedras street with its boutique stores and bistros

Description

Start your day with a pleasant morning pick up in Rio and relax during the scenic 3-hour drive to Búzios, a city often referred to as the Brazilian Caribbean due to its stunning natural beauty.

Upon arrival at Búzios’ docks, embark on a delightful schooner boat ride. Experience the best swimming spots and unwind as you cruise through the crystal-clear waters.

Be entertained by the lively crew and music on board, transforming the boat ride into a joyful party atmosphere.

Discover four different stops along the way, including beautiful beaches like João Fernandes, Azeda, Azedinha, Tartaruga, or Ossos. The captain carefully chooses the best and least crowded areas to ensure you have a fantastic time, taking weather conditions and the number of people into consideration.

Originally a peaceful fishing village, Búzios gained popularity as a summer holiday destination in the 1950s. Its charm caught the attention of Brigitte Bardot, who helped introduce it to the world. Since then, Búzios has remained a timeless destination, with its modest houses, boutique inns, vibrant nightlife, and more than 20 breathtaking beaches that give it a Mediterranean feel.

After the boat ride, enjoy a buffet lunch before taking some free time to explore Rua das Pedras, a street lined with boutique stores and charming stone paving.

As the day comes to an end, board the bus for the return journey to Rio, expecting to arrive around 8:00 PM.

Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Boat tour
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch

Price

From $49.90 per person

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Búzios: Catamaran Boat Tour

Highlights

  • Daily departures from Píer do Centro (Downtown Pier) at Búzios
  • Boarding on a Catamaran boat tour, a Premium vessel with lots of comfort, stability, and safety
  • Take a dive at João Fernandes, Feia Island (Ugly Island) and Tartaruga (Turtle Beach) beaches
  • Discover the most famous beaches of Búzios

Description

Embark on a captivating catamaran journey at the downtown pier in Búzios, a renowned coastal paradise in Brazil. Prepare to be enchanted by the scenic wonders that unfold before your eyes as we traverse through the picturesque Caboclo Island, Armação, Ossos, Azeda, Azedinha, and João Fernandes Beaches.

During our panoramic tour, we will take a brief 30-minute halt to immerse ourselves in the pristine waters and observe the mesmerizing marine life of the Coral Park. Dive into the crystal-clear depths and marvel at the wonders that await.

As our journey continues, we will venture towards João Fernandinho Beach, Branca Island, and Ilha Island. Dive once more for another 30 minutes and indulge in the beauty that lies beneath the surface. Subsequently, we will make our way to Moças Beach, Enseada de Manguinhos, and Tartaruga Beach, marking our final diving stop.

Conclude this remarkable excursion by exploring the glorious scenery of Virgens, Amores, and Canto Beaches, each holding their own unique allure. Finally, we will return to the pier in Búzios, leaving you with cherished memories of this unforgettable coastal experience.

Included

  • Catamaran boat tour
  • 3 stops at the best diving spots
  • Transportation from hotels in downtown Búzios to the check-in location

Price

From $16.26 per person

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Búzios: Schooner Cruise with 3 Swim Stops

Highlights

  • Feel the wind in your hair as you explore the Búzios peninsula on a boat
  • Avoid getting too much sun exposure with a large covered leisure area on deck
  • Capture pictures sights like of Virgens beach, Amores beach, and Canto beach
  • Swim in the crystal-clear waters of João Fernandes beach and at Feia island
  • Discover underwater coral landscapes and look for seat turtles at Turtle Beach

Description

Experience the picturesque coastline on a schooner tour departing from Porto Veleiro Pier in Búzios. Relax and enjoy the views as you sail past beautiful beaches like Armação, Ossos, and Azeda. Stay protected from the sun on the ample covered deck.

Upon arrival at Porto Veleiro Pier in Búzios, meet your skipper and board the boat. Your knowledgeable guide will provide you with interesting information about the local area. Sail towards Caboclo Island and admire the stunning beaches of Armação, Ossos, Azeda, and Azedinha. Capture memorable photos along the way.

Make a stop at the sandy João Fernandes beach and take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters. Explore the underwater world with excellent visibility and keep an eye out for local marine life. Continue your journey, passing by Branca Island and then enjoying another swim at the turquoise waters of Feia Island. Don’t miss the opportunity to spot local sea turtles as you explore the corals at Turtle Beach.

Marvel at the breathtaking shores of Virgens Beach, Amores Beach, and Canto Beach as you sail by. Finally, return to Porto Veleiro Pier in Búzios, feeling refreshed and mesmerized by the beauty of the coast.

Included

  • Schooner cruise
  • Three swimming stops
  • Guide
  • Commentary in Portuguese, Spanish, and English

Price

From $15.83 per person

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Búzios Trolley Adventure City Tour

Highlights

  • Experience a completely different way of seeing the city
  • See 12 different, beautiful beaches on your way
  • Stop at Brava and João Fernandes Belvederes for photos
  • Choose between 3 different starting times so it fits your day perfectly

Description

Embark on a delightful journey through the charming city of Búzios aboard a trolley. This unique mode of transportation ensures both an exhilarating experience and utmost security, making it the ultimate way to explore the wonders of Búzios.

Allow yourself to be enchanted as you glide through a picturesque route, spanning across 12 magnificent beaches and 2 breathtaking belvederes. With an open-top vehicle that offers spectacular vistas, you can revel in the awe-inspiring scenery that unfolds before your eyes. Immerse your senses in the refreshing scent of the ocean and the invigorating touch of the gentle breeze. Indulge in a sense of tranquility as you discover the most captivating and secluded corners of Búzios.

Included

  • Trolley ride through Búzios
  • Specialized Guide

Price

From $30 per person

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Búzios: City Tour by Trolley

Highlights

  • See the beaches and attractions of Búzios in a guided tour in an open vehicle
  • Enjoy the perspective from the trolley, which offers incredible 360-degree views
  • Discover the history of the glamorous Orla Bardot and its coastal architecture
  • Take in the views from the incredible viewpoints of João Fernandes and Forno
  • Refresh yourself with a dive into the crystal clear waters of Ferradura Beach

Description

Discover the enchanting charm of Búzios on an unforgettable guided city tour aboard the trolley, an open vehicle that allows for breathtaking views. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the peninsula’s main beaches and belvederes, capturing stunning photos and even taking a refreshing dip.

Embark on this adventure from downtown Búzios, where the comfortable trolley awaits to provide a fantastic vantage point for observing the surrounding scenery. The tour commences at the glamorous Orla Bardot near Armação beach, a location named after the iconic French actress Brigitte Bardot, who is also honored with a statue in this area.

Your journey continues with a stop at the statue of Juscelino Kubitschek, a former president of Brazil. Marvel at the captivating sculpture of Os Três Pescadores, or The Three Fishermen, situated amidst vibrant fishing boats on the sea. A visit to the Sant’Anna Church follows, a historical gem from the whaling era that stands as the sole remaining building from that time in the region.

As you venture forth, you will encounter the most renowned beaches in Búzios, including Praia dos Ossos, Praia de João Fernandes, Praia Brava, Praia do Forno, Praia da Foca, and Praia da Ferradura. Pause at the scenic viewpoints of João Fernandes and Forno, where awe-inspiring vistas of the city unfold before your eyes. And at Ferradura Beach, delight in a moment of relaxation as you take a refreshing swim in the sparkling sea before returning to downtown Búzios.

This guided city tour offers the perfect opportunity to explore the splendor of Búzios from the comfort of the trolley, capturing unforgettable memories and immersing yourself in the captivating beauty of this remarkable destination.

Included

  • Trolley tour
  • Tour guide

Price

From $25.24 per person

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From Búzios: Arraial do Cabo and Cabo Frio Day Trip

Highlights

  • Cruise through the Brazilian Caribbean on a boat
  • Relax and swim at 3 different, breathtaking spots
  • Enjoy lunch at a buffet restaurant
  • Take a guided tour of Cabo Frio

Description

Embark on a 1-hour bus ride from Búzios and you will find yourself in the charming town of Arraial do Cabo. Here, hop aboard a boat and set sail on a breathtaking journey through the crystal-clear waters. Prepare to be amazed as you pass by iconic landmarks such as Lighthouse Island, the Crevice of Our Lady of Assumption, Gorilla Rock, Blue Grotto, Pontal do Atalaia, and Forno Beach.

During the tour, you will have the opportunity to make three stops at stunning spots where you can take a refreshing swim in the inviting waters. Afterward, you will disembark and indulge in a delicious lunch at a buffet restaurant. Please note that drinks and dessert will be at your own expense.

Once you have satisfied your taste buds, the adventure continues with a city tour of Cabo Frio, a town with a history that spans 500 years. Explore significant historical sites such as São Matheus Fort and the picturesque Passagem neighborhood. As you journey through Cabo Frio, marvel at the amazing views of the landscape and the mighty sea that surround this captivating town.

Included

  • Round trip bus ride between Buzios, Arraial do Cabo, and Cabo Frio
  • Licensed English-, Spanish-, and Portuguese-speaking guide
  • Boat tour in Arraial do Cabo
  • City tour in Cabo Frio
  • Buffet lunch

Price

From $79.90 per person

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Búzios Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro

Highlights

Explore the scenic town of Búzios, made popular by Brigitte Bardot
Cruise to some of the best beaches on the Brazilian Riviera
Enjoy a buffet lunch at one of the best restaurants in town

Description

Experience the beauty of Armação dos Búzios, a captivating city nestled on a peninsula along the northern coast of Rio de Janeiro, during an unforgettable 12-hour excursion. Originally a humble fishing village, Búzios gained popularity as a must-visit tourist destination after the iconic French actress Brigitte Bardot graced its shores in 1964.

Embark on a delightful stroll through the vibrant streets of Búzios, accompanied by an expert guide who will unveil the secrets and highlights of this enchanting city. As part of this adventure, you’ll also have the opportunity to indulge in a scenic schooner ride that gracefully cruises along the iconic Búzios beach. Allow the soothing sea breeze to caress your face as you sail through the crystal-clear waters, immersing yourself in the captivating coastal scenery.

To appease your appetite, a delectable lunch buffet awaits you at one of the city’s finest restaurants. Choose from an array of mouthwatering options, including succulent meats, fresh fish, tender chicken, and even a vegetarian selection to suit all dietary preferences.

During your picturesque schooner ride, you’ll witness the splendor of renowned beaches such as Bones Beach, Azeda, Azedinha, João Fernandes, Tartaruga, Boi, and Rasa. Marvel at the pristine sandy shores, framed by stunning cliffs and embraced by the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean. This unforgettable journey will leave you breathless as you discover the true allure of Armação dos Búzios and all it has to offer.

Included

  • Pick-up and drop off at hotels in the south zone and downtown Rio de Janeiro
  • Licensed bilingual guide
  • City tour and boat tour in Búzios
  • Restaurant lunch

Price

From $77 per person

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From Rio de Janeiro: Búzios Full-Day Boat Tour

Highlights

  • Cruise by boat to the main beaches of Búzios
  • Follow in the footsteps of high society and discover all the charms of the resort town
  • Dine on an all-you-can-eat lunch of regional dishes
  • Enjoy an epic boat party with loud music
  • Sail on a schooner with capacity for up to 120 people

Description

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Rio de Janeiro between 7:00 AM and 8:30 AM. Take a leisurely 3-hour drive to Búzios, where the renowned French actress Brigitte Bardot resided in the 1960s.

Upon arrival, hop aboard a schooner that can accommodate up to 120 passengers and embark on a scenic sail past the major beaches. Dive into the sea at three different locations and relish the opportunity to immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters. Afterward, indulge in an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch in this paradisiacal setting.

Later, delve into the history of Búzios by following in the footsteps of the high society who first discovered the town in the early 1900s. Enjoy some free time to explore the famous Rua das Pedras, where you can purchase souvenirs and local crafts to commemorate your visit.

Included

  • Pick-up and drop off from selected hotels
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat trip with 3 stops to dive into the sea
  • All-you-can-eat buffet lunch

Price

From $69.52 per person

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Armação dos Búzios: Shared/Private Transfer to/from Rio

Highlights

  • Avoid the hassle of public transport as you travel between Armação dos Búzios and Rio de Janeiro
  • Take the stress out of your arrival in Rio with a pre-booked transfer
  • Choose between a shared or private transfer according to your needs

Description

Experience a smooth and enjoyable journey between your accommodation in Armação dos Búzios and GIG-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (Galeão), SDU-Santos Dumont Airport, or hotels in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Whether you prefer a shared or private transfer, we have options to suit your specific needs.

Avoid the hassle of navigating public transportation or the unpredictability of last-minute taxi rides by booking your transfer in advance. Travel with peace of mind in a licensed, air-conditioned vehicle driven by a professional driver.

With private transfers, you have the flexibility to choose your pickup time, and our service operates 365 days a year. For shared transfers, set departure times are available. Rest assured knowing that a representative from our local partner will be waiting for you in the arrival halls or at your hotel lobby, clearly identified by their signage displaying the company name.

Included

  • 1-way shared or private transfer to/from Galeão International Airport-GIG, Santos Dumont Airport-SDU, or Rio de Janeiro South Zone hotels and your hotel in Búzios, depending on the option chosen
  • English and Spanish-speaking airport representatives
  • Local Portuguese-speaking driver for shared and private transfers
  • English and Spanish-speaking guide for private transfers (if private option is chosen)
  • 1 bag per person

Price

From $29.33 per person

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