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Sao Joao Fort (Fortaleza de Sao Joao) Tours and Activities

Built in the mid-1500s, Sao Joao Fort (Fortaleza de São João) was officially put into service in 1618, when it was used to protect Guanabara Bay from an invasion by the French. This impressive structure is comprised of four batteries and is home to fifteen massive cannons. Sa Joao Fort later became a base for the Brazilian Army and today, it’s a popular site for travelers looking to explore the nation’s history and culture.

Travelers can explore the on-site chapel, courtyard and gun emplacements while taking in incredible views of the Guanabara Bay. Guided tours are available for those interested in learning more about the military history of the place. The nearby protected beach is perfect for relaxing and tasty snack shops along the way make for a complete afternoon. But locals warn travelers need to get permission to enter the grounds since the area is still secured by military staff.

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Av. João Luís Alves - Urca, Rio de Janeiro , RJ, Brazil, 22291-090
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Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch and Christ Redeemer with Selaron Steps and Sugar Loaf

Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch and Christ Redeemer with Selaron Steps and Sugar Loaf

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Combine the highlights of Rio de Janeiro on a single 12-hour tour, including a cruise on Guanabara Bay, visits to the Selaron Steps, Christ the Redeemer, and Sugar Loaf mountain at sunset. Barbecue lunch and pickup from hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch, Christ the Redeemer and Selaron Steps by Van

Rio de Janeiro Super Saver: Guanabara Bay Cruise with Barbecue Lunch, Christ the Redeemer and Selaron Steps by Van

Combine a cruise on Guanabara Bay with visits to the Selaron Steps and the Christ the Redeemer statue during this 10-hour super saver tour in Rio. Traditional Brazilian barbecue lunch and round-trip transportation from hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana included.
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  • 10 hours
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Private Boat Tour In Rio de Janeiro – Full Day Tour With Food And Drinks

Private Boat Tour In Rio de Janeiro – Full Day Tour With Food And Drinks

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Spend a day experiencing the natural beauties of Rio on an all inclusive boat tour. After pickup at your hotel, travel to a marina and embark on a motorboat to cruise up open waters sailing around. Once onboard, enjoy 6 hours of fun with a live guide and an attentive crew to assist you throughout. We offer the perfect place for your party with a selection of drinks, food, snacks, floating accessories, snorkeling gears and great music as you sail along the Guanabara bay with unparalleled views of the coastline. It includes barbecue for groups bigger than 14 people instead of sandwiches. Choose from boats with 6, 10 or 15 seating capacity and use it to sail freely to explore at your convenience. Choose between the 2 most popular itineraries, the Cagarras archipelago or the Niterói beaches. Stop at scenic different swimming and snorkeling locations to take a dip and see marine life. At the end of the tour, our private vehicle will be waiting for you to drive back to your place safely.
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  • 7 hours
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sao Joao Fort (Fortaleza de Sao Joao) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 3 Sao Joao Fort (Fortaleza de Sao Joao) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Sao Joao Fort (Fortaleza de Sao Joao) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sao Joao Fort (Fortaleza de Sao Joao) costs USD 96.39. Guided Sao Joao Fort (Fortaleza de Sao Joao) tours start around USD 96.39 per person. See all 3 Sao Joao Fort (Fortaleza de Sao Joao) tickets and tours on Viator.
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