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Day trip group tour to Buzios from Rio

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Day trip group tour to Buzios from Rio

I am getting different opinions about the day trip group tour to Buzios from Rio that is offered by many of the tour companies.

Has anyone been on one of these tours and what was your opinion of it?

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1. Re: Day trip group tour to Buzios from Rio

Buy a roundtrip ticket at the bus terminal Rodoviaria Novo Rio.It will take about three hours to get there.One doesn´t need a tour guide to explore buzios and you can have a roundticket that takes you there and back on the same day.

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2. Re: Day trip group tour to Buzios from Rio

I would agree with Braziliansweden. There is little to be gained by taking the one day tour with a group over travelling on your own. Auto Viação 1001 has buses leaving Rio quite early (for example vendas.autoviacao1001.com.br/cgi-bin/br4.cgi - leaving at 6, 8, or 9AM ) which will get you to Buzios in two and a half to three hours. They ahve return buses leaving at 4, 6 or 8PM - getting you back to Rio in about 2 and half to three hours. Thus, if you leave Rio as early as possible and leave Buzios as late as possible you will have nearly eleven hours here. This is enough time to see several beaches, perhaps go on a boat tour and see the central area. Unfortunately, you will not be able to sample the nightlife, as things begin here quite late. It might be better if you were to schedule one night here - which is not really enough, but much better than only a day trip. Depending on what month you come and if it is during the week or not, a late check out might easily be arranged which would allow you to see more of the beaches, the nightlife and more beaches the next day, as well as a shower before you get on the late bus to return to Rio. While the organized single day tours are not limited to an 8PM departure from Buzios, they do not leave so late as to allow for an evening in the central area when Rua Das Pedras is in full swing.

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