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Rio attractions: visit on your own or with a travel agent?

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Rio attractions: visit on your own or with a travel agent?

Dear Travelers,

I will be in Rio at the end of this year, from 28th of December to 6th of January and beside the NYE on Copacabana, I would also like to visit: The Sugar Loaf, Cristo Redentor, Tijuca National Park, Corcovado, Pedra da Gavea, favela tour, etc...

I think 10 days is more than enough to cover all the above, but I would like to have an advice on how is the best to organize the visits: by myself using the public transport and queueing for the tickets, or paying a little more to a travel agent who could save time (I hope) by organizing the transport and purchasing the tickets for us. Given the peak period, I am afraid all the tourist attractions will be overcrowded.

We will be a group of 6, consiting of two families.

Many thanks in advance for your advices!

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2. Re: Rio attractions: visit on your own or with a travel agent?

You can do some things easily on your own use the English Speaking tour company services available at most hotels. They are convenient and cost effective.

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3. Re: Rio attractions: visit on your own or with a travel agent?

You can do most of attractions you mentioned on your own. I only recommend you have a guide for two of them: the favela tour and the Pedra da Gávea. All the others can be done by yourself and by public transportation.

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4. Re: Rio attractions: visit on your own or with a travel agent?

Here are links that feature 22 of the best local guides in Rio:

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