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Sunset at Paqueta Island

Centro, Brazil

Experience hosted by Bruno Coqueiro

6 hours
Includes transportation
Up to 5 people
Hosted in Portuguese, English

What you'll do

We will take the Ferry Boat and make the crossing Guanabara Bay towards the Island of Paquetá. Cameras in hands from the start, photographing the visuals, boats and the imposing Rio - Niterói Bridge. Near our destination, we will see the Serra dos Órgãos and its cliffs at the bottom of the Bay. (Duration: 60 min.)

Upon landing on the Island, we will walk to the Moreninha stone. Historical frame of Brazilian literature, from the novel by Joaquim Manuel de Macedo (1844). Overlooking the Guanabara Bay and Serra dos Orgãos, it offers a beautiful panoramic view of the region. We will continue along the edge of José Bonifácio Beach until Darke Matos Municipal Park. (Duration: 60 min.)

Inside the park, we will circulate through the gardens among old trees, plateaus, pergolas and even an observatory of boats. We will stay until the closing of the gates at 5pm. Going to the outside gardens, taking advantage of the lights and shadows that the schedule offers, as we prepare for a beautiful sunset. (Duration: 60 min.)

After sunset, it is time to return to the starting point. We will cross the island again and take the Barca to XV de Novembro Square. So ending our journey. (Duration: 90 min.)

Total duration: 5 hours
Other things to note
The weather forecast should be favorable, sunny and clear skies! The only access to the island is through the public transport of Ferry Boat - Barcas CCR and depends on your normal working hours and days.
We will take the Ferry Boat and make the crossing Guanabara Bay towards the Island of Paquetá. Cameras in hands from the start, photographing the visuals, boats and the imposing Rio - Niterói Bridge. Near our destination, we will see the Serra dos Órgãos and its cliffs at the bottom of the Bay. (Duration: 60 min.)

Upon landing on the Island, we will walk to the Moreninha stone. Historical frame of Brazilian literature, from the novel b…

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What's included

  • Transportation
    Ferry Boat Ticket
From $32
/ person

Meet your host, Bruno Coqueiro

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 16 Reviews
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Born in Rio de Janeiro and acting as a still photographer in São Paulo and Santa Catarina. Passionate about music, theater, dance, cinema, and nature.

I like to escape the noise of the city to photograph in quieter and safer places. Preferably close to the sea or forests.

I completed the seminar "Supporting the Safety of Women | Travelers and Hosts" organized by the National Network to End Domestic Violence in November 2019.

See more on my instagram: @bruno_coqueiro
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Where you'll be

The ferry crossing is a unique experience and allows us to see the city from other angles. The island is a neighborhood apart and very picturesque, where time is ruled by the sea. Only the use of electric vehicles is allowed. The bicycle is the best means of transportation to know the place. We can rent them from the local merchants and cross the island quietly in search of the beautiful scenery and compositions for the sunset at the Guanabara Bay area.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Larissa
March 2019
Fomos surpreendidos por ventania e chuva que não estavam nas previsões de tempo e por isso não pudemos conhecer toda a ilha, mas Bruno foi muito agradável e pudemos ter uma tarde ótima num barzinho da ilha.
Marcela
March 2019
Le experiencia fue realmente espectacular, la isla es preciosa , los paisajes maravillosos , Bruno es divertido, entretenido y muy profesional , además de excelente fotógrafo conoce perfectamente el lugar y donde están los mejores paisajes para fotografiar (no es necesario ser un profesional ) los lugares son tan lindos que se puede obtener fotos geniales solo con un celular , el viaje en la barca es perfecto , no se mueve nada y durante el trayecto se ven lugares alucinantes Infinitas gracias Bruno por esta experiencia , por la buena onda y por las maravillosas fotos que llevo de vuelta a Chile
Le experiencia fue realmente espectacular, la isla es preciosa , los paisajes maravillosos , Bruno es divertido, entretenido y muy profesional , además de excelente fotógrafo conoc…
Gwendoline
March 2019
my friend and i had very little time in Rio but we are glad we booked this tour with Bruno we had an amazing time. Bruno is very kind and loves to show beautiful spots. we left with many memories and lots of wonderful pictures ! I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to discover a quiet place away from the city
my friend and i had very little time in Rio but we are glad we booked this tour with Bruno we had an amazing time. Bruno is very kind and loves to show beautiful spots. we left wit…
Bill
March 2019
My time in Brazil would not have been the same had I not met Bruno. He helped me adjust quickly to the city and created an experience I will never forget. I don't write a lot of reviews but for Bruno I had to. If you see this, please don't hesitate to book him for any tour he is offering. I promise you, he will give you more than you could have imagined.
My time in Brazil would not have been the same had I not met Bruno. He helped me adjust quickly to the city and created an experience I will never forget. I don't write a lot of re…
Maricarmen
March 2019
La experiencia con Bruno fué muy agradable. La isla resultó ser un lugar muy apacible y con encanto para recorrerla fotografiándola. Gracias Bruno!!
Thiago
January 2019
Excelente! Bruno conduz os passageiros da experiência por uma viagem no tempo, contemplando as belezas naturais e as curiosidades históricas da ilha de Paquetá. Bruno conhece bem a região, sugere caminhos e paradas que nos levam aos pequenos detalhes e nos apresenta o que tem de melhor. Além das vistas belíssimas das praias, das formações geográficas da Serra dos Órgãos e do maciço da Tijuca, registramos exemplares da fauna e da flora local. Por fim, pudemos provar petiscos harmonizados com uma cerveja gelada, em um aprazível restaurante local. Ótimo programa para conhecer e aproveitar um belo programa carioca fora do agito da cidade.
Excelente! Bruno conduz os passageiros da experiência por uma viagem no tempo, contemplando as belezas naturais e as curiosidades históricas da ilha de Paquetá. Bruno conhece bem a…

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    Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

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