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kerrif

Tours in December

by kerrif »

I'm looking to book some tours for places that are no more than a few hours from where we are staying in Marica, outside Rio.  For example, Buzios is one of the places we'd like to see and spend the day there.  We don't feel comfortable driving so it would have to be either a bus tour or a private tour.  I am having a very hard time finding either during the last part of December.   It seems that the only options is to hire a driver to take us to these places, drop us off, then come back to pick us up.   Any suggestions?

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allen ginsberg

RE: Tours in December

by allen ginsberg »

Great choice for a trip. December is best time to trip in winter seasons.

Baest of luck and God bless you.

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Mango

RE: Tours in December

by Mango »

Buzios is a beach resort, so I'm not surprised you're not finding guided tours. There is a good public bus network in that area though, so I'd suggest you simply hop on a bus and go. Paraty, about 3 hours outside of Rio is another town you should see (do an overnight there at least). Beautiful colonial town and you can take trips on local fishing boats out to the surrounding islands. Don't be nervous about traveling on your own, the Brazilians are the loveliest people and will lean over backwards to help travelers.

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dgabbard

RE: Tours in December

by dgabbard »

Sorry that I missed this post earlier-- I would definitely have suggested that you book a driver through http://brazilairporttransfers.com/ ; the cost is similar to what you would pay a taxi, but for the price you get a professional driver and safe, reliable vehicle. 

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dickdavidson

RE: Tours in December

by dickdavidson »

I came back from SouthAmerica (Brasil, Chile and Argentina)

I can recommend my private tour guide in Salvador Bahia Brasil : http://www.salvadordabahiatourguide.com/

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Pauline Frommer

RE: Tours in December

by Pauline Frommer »

You shouldn't have a problem taking the bus. Buzios is quite popular and so well-served by public transportation.

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RioManagement

RE: Tours in December

by RioManagement »

Depends on what you want. If you want comfort, take a taxi, but be prepared to spend some money. If you're not that much interested in comfort you can take the bus. It's cheap and gets you where you need. In Rio de Janeiro, there are a lot of buses and taxis and there are going to be more public transportation during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

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