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Buzios at a Glance – 3-4-5 Days – Brasil

The peninsula of Búzios is only 170 kilometers and a short, pleasant 2½ hour drive from Rio de Janeiro. Búzios is home to more than 20 magnificent beaches, all of them with crystal-clear waters, and in perfect harmony with the surrounding sculpted landscape and exotic vegetation. Originally settled by European pirates and slave traders, this historically diverse city enjoyed periods of prosperity and emerged as one of Brazil’s most picturesque fishing villages. In more recent years, the actress Brigitte Bardot popularized the town when she visited in the 60’s. As one of the most beautiful areas in Brazil, it is famed for its unique combination of rustic charm, distinctive architecture, incredible allure, exciting nightlife and sophisticated restaurants and boutiques. Every year thousands of visitors come from all corners of the world to enjoy this Brazilian beach paradise.






Depart from Búzios at 8:30am for Arraial do Cabo, an exciting place of extraordinary beauty and paradisiacal beaches. We will set out on a boat tour with duration of three hours, and we will have three stops on our way to dive.
Next we will continue to Cabo Frio about 20 minutes from Arraial do Cabo, where we will have lunch in a local restaurant (lunch is already included in the tour with the exception of drinks and desserts).
After lunch, we will visit Praia do Forte, famous for its white sand dunes and transparent waters. Next, we will visit the São Mateus Fort, whose image is to be found on the majority of the post cards from Cabo Frio. We will also pass through the neighborhood of Passagem, the historic center famous for it colonial houses dating back to the beginning of the XIX century.

Duration: approximately 8 hours





Buzios’ landscape is ideal for this combination of horseback riding and snorkeling. First you will have a lesson in how to ride a horse, and then we will explore the beautiful trail leading to the beach. Once everyone has arrived on the beach, a snorkeling instructor and equipment will be ready and the group can either dive or relax. After enjoying the ocean, participants will return on horseback.

Departures: 9am and 1pm
Duration: 4 hours
Transportation to/from hotel is included.





On this tour you’ll experience Búzios from a different perspective on an off-road adventure. With a guide/instructor you’ll drive the quad along safe, wide and private roads, conscious of Búzios’ unique ecological make up. You’ll spend about two hours exploring a series of trails, pastures and lakes that take you up until the highest point of the peninsula, from where you will have privileged panoramic views.

Departures: 9am and 1pm

Duration: Three and a half hours

Transport to/from the hotel is included.

Minimum age allowed: 12 years or older





Experience the beauty of the Búzios peninsula on a schooner boat tour that will take you to twelve of its most famous beaches (Armação, Ossos, Azeda, Azedinha, João Fernandes, João Fernandinho, Branca, Feia, Tartaruga, Virgens, Amores and Canto), as well as three gorgeous islands.

The tour includes the opportunity to go snorkelling and swimming in the crystal clear water and they have equipment available (masks, snorkels, fins and buoys).

* Duration: approximately 2 ½ hours.

* Departures at 10.30am and 1.30pm

* Tour includes Portuguese speaking guide only.

* Transfer from/to hotel is included. On the day before the tour the operating company will contact passengers to confirm.





Experience the unique underwater universe of Búzios. You’ll be picked up by an experienced snorkeling guide and after changing into your kit they will give you a quick briefing on the equipment. Once you have got used to it, the guide will lead you into the water and take you to explore the coral reef. Life jackets and floats are available. The tour is accredited by the Búzios Coral Park Counsel, and some of the proceeds go to supporting the local community.

Departures: 9am, 12pm and 3pm

Duration: 2 hours

Transport to/from the hotel is included.

Minimum age: 8





There are many beaches in Buzios that a good for surfing, with some of the beaches even matching Hawaii in terms of quality. Before entering the water on one of Búzios´ many pristine beaches, your experienced instructor will do some stretching exercises with you and teach you some theory.

Departures: 10am and 2pm

Duration: 3 hours

Includes: transport to/from hotel, wetsuits and surf boards.




A specially constructed truck with a sun protecting roof and open sides will take you on a breathtaking tour of Búzios. A local guide will tell you the story of how Brigitte Bardot “discovered” of the once tiny fishing village in the 1960s, and provide you with his¬torical and geographical facts about the city.




Enjoy the beauty of the Búzios peninsula on a private boat tour that will take you to all of its twelve famous beaches: Armação, Ossos, Azeda, Azedinha, João Fernandes, João Fernandinho, Branca, Feia, Tartaruga, Virgens, Amores, and Canto, as well as three gorgeous islands.
Diving, swimming, and other water equipment (masks, snorkels, fins and buoys) are available on the tour.

* Duration: approximately 3 hours.
* Tour includes open water, soft drink and fruits of the season, and English speaking guide only.