- 13 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Take a day trip from Rio de Janeiro to experience the cosmopolitan style, quaint charm and elegant architecture of Buzios. Walk through the town on a guided tour before there is free time to explore Buzios at your own leisure.
- Guided walk through Buzios
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Lunch - Buffet lunch
- Schooner ride (if option selected)
- Entry/Admission - Armacao Beach
- Drinks and dessert
Pickup is available from most major hotels in the zones Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, Leme and Copacabana or the cruise ship port
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point at approximately 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
You will be collected from your Rio de Janeiro hotel to cross the Rio-Niteroi Bridge for a 2:30 hour drive to the peninsula of Buzios. Arriving in Buzios, take a brief introductory walking tour through cobbled streets rich in history and charm. Once a quaint fisherman's village, Buzios has become a fashionable and sophisticated city while retaining its quaint village atmosphere. Enjoy free time to explore he famous Rua das Pedras (cobbled street) and check out famous stores, many souvenirs and good food.at your own pace.
If you choose the optional cruise, enjoy the Buzios coastline from a different perspective and on a different way. Behold beaches like Azeda and Azedinha, João Fernandes and João Fernandinho, Ilha Feia or Tartaruga Beach. Enjoy swimming at the stops and have a great time with cheerful boat staff. Drinks like caipirinha and food are available for purchasing. Water is included and free.
After the boat ride, visitors will meet for lunch at one of the best restaurants in Buzios. The lunch buffet (all you can eat) has several options. Drinks and dessert are not included. After lunch time, visitors will go to the meeting point at the Santos Dummont square at the time scheduled with the tour guide.
At the end of the day, visitors are returned to their hotels in Rio.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Note: If you choose the 'Cruise' option, please bring a swimsuit and a towel. Boat tour takes about 2 hours before it gets back to the city. The boat usually makes 03 stops for swimming and usually goes to the same destinations: Ilha Feia, João Fernandes Beach, Azeda Beach or Tartaruga Beach. The order and destinations depends on the wind and weather conditions.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Let me start by clarifying that Buzios itself was 5 star, but the organization of this tour was terrible. Firstly the tour bus broke down 15 minutes after pick up, and took more than an hour to fix. Then the guide decided to get another bus anyway.
But, the guide Hugo, was not communicative, did not tell us what was going on and only spoke Spanish. Every time he made an announcement during the trip, we had to ask him to translate to English. After all that, Buzios was scenic, with beautiful warm waters, although the beach itself is small.
Not worth it too long, the trip is NOT 2 hours each way like they said. Picked up at 7am from hotel and spent 1 hour picking people up in a big tour bus. Then the actual trip was 4 hours. We arrived at Buzios past 12 and had lunch at an average place. The tour guide only said 2 sentences in the whole trip, did not explain anything or provide info about the place. The boat ride has horrible, ugly old boat, very crowded, not enough seats for everyboy or life jackets, it was more of a loud party boat than a cruze. Captain sailed the boat, while yelling through speakers entertaining the party, and Djing all at the same time. Then they left us at the main plaza in Buzios to walk around. Tour guide did not suggest anything to see or where to walk he said nothing. Buzios is an ok kind of hippie town with stores and restaurants but not much to see. Not worth the trip for me, would not recommend this tour.
This was great but we found since our translator spoke 3-4 languages on the tour he didn't say much in English but overall it was a great experience.
I really enjoyed this trip. We had a lot of fun on the boat drinking caiprinhas and dancing. The sea was very rough in the spots we stopped to swim and while it may have just been the weather on the day I chose, it wasn't very safe. One of the crew was an amazing swimmer and had no problem rescuing people that drifted out, but I did think they should've stopped people swimming it was so strong. Buzios is beautiful and makes a nice change from being in the city centre - it's well worth a visit. There was quite a bit of waiting around to board the boat after a long bus journey, but it was worth it nevertheless.
Missed hotel breakfast due to scheduled pick up time, then coach over 40 minutes late. Picked up by one coach to be taken to another then spent further hour driving round Rio picking up other passengers. Guide gave no information on either places passed on journey to Buzios or Buzios itself. Had booked the trip that included a walking tour of Buzios but told the one we were on included a boat trip for the beaches, we had no swimwear/towels, but, the guide wasn't bothered. Only found this out some 2hours into the journey. On arrival in Buzios refused to go on boat trip and agreed to meet guide later, found Buzios to be nice with cobbled streets, decent shops and lovely cafes/bars to stop off at, it also had many restaurants that caters for all people's needs, so in itself is worth visiting. For those booking the boat trip need to be aware that it took our fellow passengers 50 minutes to board the boat after arrival in Buzios, so in total just over 4 hours after leaving Rio. The return coach journey took just over 4 hours due to traffic in Buzios. Be prepared for a long day with 7 hours of coach travel and a very little information.
AWESOME food!!! Nice guide, great experience of the cuise. All in all it was an experirnce
We had a wonderful time in Buzios. The bus picked us up in front of a hotel and the ride from Rio to Buzios took about 2 1/2 hours. The tour guide was great and gave us lots of information, which made us fully enjoy the trip. At Buzios we chose the option to go to one of the beaches instead of on a boat tour since we stayed only one day going back and forth. It probably makes sense to stay at least 2 days if you want to enjoy both the beach and the boat tour. We were taken to a nice restaurant for an excellent buffet. All in all, thumbs up!
Worth doing. The boat ride around is a must, that will take approx 2 hrs then you should have a good hr to walk around the small city sqare. Not much shopping here but good food.
Our guide was only ok, his english was not goid and he really couldnt be bothered to make any effort. The buffet lunch was nice.
Good trip, however the cruise was conducted in Portuguese so had no idea what was being said, I booked an English speaking trip so was expecting this to be translated.
The trip was very enjoyable - Isaac was a great guide. The bus was very luxurious and comfortable, and the trip to and from Buzios was relaxing. When we got there, we went straight out on the boat trip. The boat trip was too long (2 hours 15 minutes) for what it was (we didn't go very far) - we stopped 3 times, each time for 15-20 minutes for people to swim. One stop would have been enough, and the trip could have been cut to no more than 90 minutes. But it was still worthwhile. Buzios was lovely - but we only had 75 minutes to walk around. As previously mentioned, the boat trip should be shortened, leaving more time to see Buzios. Still, overall a great trip!!
Had a great tour, definitely worth it. We opted for the option with the cruise- which was the best part of the trip. Buzios is a really cute town and I enjoyed the visit. We drove to Buzios from Rio (about 2 hours), then had some free time in the town (about 30 minutes), got on the boat and toured around the island. There was music playing, caipirinhas being made, you could jump off the boat to swim, and lots of fun people on the boat! Then once back in town we had time for lunch, and went to a great restaurant. Beware though- whatever you don't eat there we had to pay for- the message was in Portuguese and we didn't know.
The only negative was that it took a long time in the morning to do the pick ups from all of the hotels. We were supposed to be picked up at 7am but no one showed up til 7:35, and then we had to to pick ups until around 9ish.
Originally this tour was going to canceled because they did not have enough people when I called to confirm. They told me to call the next day and they teamed us up with another group. No walking tour. But we did get to go to Buzio's, which was beautiful. Did our own thing there.
There was a delay to pick us up in the morning, so we arrived to Buzios one hour later. The guide was ok. It is more a transfer service than a tour per se. The trip by boat is not included.
We didn't get to go to Buzios and were disappointed by that. But the trip to Sepetiba Bay did turn out nice.