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The visits listed below are suggestions of optional sightseeing tours for the participants of the 24th World Mining Congress. For more information and reservations, please access the FK Viagens website.

 

18th October 2016 – Tuesday

 

o de Açúcar (Sugarloaf)

 

Considered one of the most beautiful sights of Rio de Janeiro, the Pão de Açucar (Sugarloaf) offers a breathtaking view of the whole city. The mountain is more than 600 million years old and comprises a single block of granitic rock, which has been altered over the years by pressure and temperature.

 

The peak is accessed via the famous Sugarloaf cablecar, set to a backdrop of stunning landscapes such as Botafogo Bay, Copacabana Beach, and the entrance to Guanabara Bay. Inaugurated in 1912, it was the first cablecar in Brazil and the third in the world, and has been used by more than 40 million people.

 

The site also offers a restaurant, bars, snack bar, souvenir shop and amphitheatre.

 

• Tickets included in the tour

• Average duration: 5h

• Departures: Daily, between 8h and 9h30m

• Private tour

• Minimum of 2 passengers

 

19th October 2016 – Wednesday

 

Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer)

 

Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) is located at the top of the Corcovado mountain and is one of the most sought-after sights in Rio de Janeiro. The biggest and most famous Art Deco sculpture in the world, planning of the statue began in 1921 and it was designed by the Engineer Heitor da Silva Costa between 1926 and 1931.

 

The statue is located in the Tijuca National Park, 710 metres above sea level, and provides one of the most beautiful views of the city. In total, there are 220 steps to the foot of the famous statue, elected one of the Seven Wonders in the World in a 2007 vote, organised by the Swiss institution New 7 Wonders Foundation.

 

• Tickets included in the tour

• Average duration: 4h

• Departures: Daily, between 8h and 9h30m

• Private tour

• Minimum of 2 passengers

 

20th October 2016 - Thursday

 

City of Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro state

 

Discovered in 1830 by Dom Pedro I, Petrópolis lies 68km from Rio in the Serrana region. The city still retains the charm of Brazil’s Imperial past. Those visitors with an interest in history can take in the Imperial Museum, which has one of the most important historical collections in Brazil; the House of Santos Dumont; the Crystal Palace; São Pedro de Alcântara Cathedral; Rio Negro Palace; and Quitandinha, a former casino. There is also a tour of the houses of the personalities of the era, such as as the Baron of Mauá, Princess Isabel and Rui Barbosa. The imposing castle of the Baron of Itaipava lies 15km from the centre and is also worth a visit.

  

• Lunch not included

• Average duration: 7h

• Departures: Daily, at 8h

• Private tour

• Minimum of 2 passengers

 

21st October 2016 - Friday

 

Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow)

 

Much more than unconventional architecture, a wave of magnitude appears to wash over the Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow). The space, founded upon the ethical pillars of sustainability and coexistence, explores the current era of profound transformations and the potential developments of the next 50 years. The museum recalls a ship that is alive. The straight corridor, white walls and undulating roof take the visitor on an unconventional journey, which departs from the creation of the university on course to the future of humanity. On entry, all visitors receive a card that enables interaction with the artificial intelligence called Iris. She accompanies each visit.

 

The Museum of Tomorrow is a pioneer: there is no similar space around the world where cultural and research activities have this study model of our future.

  

• Included: Museum entry

• Duration: 4h

• Departures: Wednesday to Sunday at 10h

• Private tour

• Minimum of 2 passengers

 

Cost per person: R$ 145.00

 

21st October 2016 - Friday

 

Historical Rio and Santa Teresa

 

A tour of the Rio de Janeiro’s historical centre is a journey into the past. Amongst the attractions are the Praça XV, Arco do Teles, Casa França Brasil and the Arcos da Lapa. The visit then moves onto Santa Teresa, one of the mos bucolic neighbourhoods in Rio de Janeiro. Traversed by a tramline built in 1897, Santa Teresa is home to various plastic artists and excellent restaurants.

 

• Average duration: 4h

• Departures: Daily, between 8h and 9h30

• Private tour

• Minimum of 2 passengers

 

Rio Scenarium

 

Located in the Lapa neighbourhood, Rio Scenarium gives centre stage to samba, MPB, choro, forró and gafieira. It is a mix between antique store and music venue, and is considered one of the best bars in the world, according to The Guardian. You will be accompanied by a guide and experience real carioca nightlife in a very pleasant environment.

 

Included: Entrance only. Clients must pay for whatever they consume.

• Average duration: 5h

• Departures: Tuesday to Saturday at 19h30

• Private tour

• Minimum of 2 passengers

 

For more options, details and reservations, please access the FK website www.fkviagens.com

 

 

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