Special Tour in Rio: São Bento Monastery, Santa Teresa and Ipanema's Hippie Fair


On a Sunday of your choice, your alternative sightseeing experience kicks off with pickup at your Rio de Janeiro hotel. Here, you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle and travel to São Bento Monastery, built in 1671 by the Benedictine Order.  The Roman Catholic church’s richly decorated interior, featuring a filigreed altar and rococo wooden carvings, provides a gorgeous backdrop to the mass service, performed by Benedictine monks, that you'll witness at 10am. Your next stop is Santa Teresa, a bohemian neighborhood famed for its visual banquet of crooked houses, steep streets, and colored stairways set again the bucolic hillside. Stop to capture photographs and listen to culture-rich commentary from your guide. Then, proceed to your final stop: Feira Hippie de Ipanema. Brimming with stalls selling artisan products, this bohemian market is the ideal place to bag a unique souvenir. Browse fabrics, hand-painted porcelains, leather clothes, handbags, and sample traditional Brazilian street food.  Your tour concludes with drop-off at your Rio de Janeiro hotel after four hours of exploration.

Tour info

4 hours
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Why take this tour?

Staying more days in Rio? Have you already decided what to do next Sunday? Here is an excellent choice: Visit some "out of the scene" sites: São Bento Monastery with its beautiful church, Santa Teresa neighborhood with old houses and cobblestone streets and the Hippie market with thousands of items for all tastes.

What’s included?

  • Professional guide

  • Hotel pickup and drop off

  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

  • Entry/Admission - Sao Bento Monastery

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

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Before you book

  • Duration: 4h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Carioca Tropical Tour Operator - Day Tours

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Creative and very personalized service. Sightseeing with small groups lead by well-trained guides, pick-up in a few hotels. Real touring! The Carioca Tropical staff is now ready for you!.

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