Armação dos Búzios

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  • Búzios Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro

    1. Búzios Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro

    Visit the city of Armação dos Búzios, located on a peninsula on the northern coast of Rio de Janeiro, during this 12-hour excursion. Búzios grew from a fishing village into a charming tourist destination after a visit by the renowned French actress Brigitte Bardot in 1964. Take a walk in Búzios with your guide and enjoy a schooner ride that passes the main Búzios beach. Enjoy a lunch buffet at one of the best restaurants the city. You’ll have a choice of meat, fish or chicken, with an option for vegetarians. On the schooner ride you’ll see Bones Beach, Azeda, Azedinha, João Fernandes, Tartaruga, Boi and Rasa.

  • Búzios 2.5-Hour Schooner Boat Experience

    2. Búzios 2.5-Hour Schooner Boat Experience

    Join the most traditional tour of Búzios aboard a Schooner boat. Ride through the peninsula and see the natural beauty of Búzios from the best angles. Visit Armação Beach, Caboclo Island, Bardot Shore, Bone Beach, Azeda and Azedinha Beaches, João Fernandes and Fernandinho Beaches, Turtle and little Turtle Beaches, White Islands, Feia Island, Lovers Beach, and Canto Beach. Stop at João Fernandes Beach, Feia Island, and Little turtle beach. At each one, you will be able to go onto the beach for some time to swim or relax before continuing the boat tour.

    It was great as an english speaking guide accompany us to help translate everything that was happening on the boat. The day wasn't much sunny but still very enjoyable getting in the water.

  • From Rio de Janeiro: Búzios Boat Trip with Lunch

    3. From Rio de Janeiro: Búzios Boat Trip with Lunch

    Enjoy an early morning pick up from Rio and relax on the 3-hour drive to the city of Búzios which is often called the Brazilian Caribbean due to the similarities in their natural beauties. Arrive in the docks of Búzios, around 10:00 AM, and hop on the schooner. Enjoy a boat ride through the best places to swim and relax.  Listen to some music playing and meet the friendly crew ready to assist on every matter. It is like having a small party on a boat.  Explore the 4 different stops in places like the João Fernandes beach, Azeda, and Azedinha beaches, Tartaruga, or Ossos beach at the end. Stops may vary according to weather conditions and the number of people in each place. The captain chooses the best and less crowded areas to have a good time. Búzios was a peaceful fishing village when its beaches began to be frequented for the summer holidays, in the ‘50s. Sometime later, the visit...

  • From Búzios: Arraial do Cabo and Cabo Frio Day Trip

    4. From Búzios: Arraial do Cabo and Cabo Frio Day Trip

    After a 1-hour bus ride from Búzios, arrive at Arraial do Cabo. Board a boat and set sail through the crystal-clear waters. See places such as Lighthouse Island, Crevice of Our Lady of Assumption, Gorilla Rock, Blue Grotto, Pontal do Atalaia, and Forno Beach.  Stop for a swim at 3 stunning spots. Then, disembark and enjoy lunch at a buffet restaurant, with drinks and dessert at your own expense. After lunch, embark on a city tour through Cabo Frio, a 500-year-old town. Get to know historical spots like São Matheus Fort and the beautiful Passagem neighborhood. Take in views of the exquisite landscape and the mighty sea.

  • Armação dos Búzios: Shared/Private Transfer to/from Rio

    5. Armação dos Búzios: Shared/Private Transfer to/from Rio

    Enjoy a safe, comfortable, and convenient transfer between your accommodation in Armação dos Búzios and GIG-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (also known as Galeão), SDU-Santos Dumont Airport, or from hotels in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Choose a shared or private transfer according to your needs. Book your transfer in advance and travel to/from Armação dos Búzios without the inconvenience of navigating the public transport network or the expense of a last-minute taxi ride. Relax in the safety and comfort of a licensed, air-conditioned vehicle driven by a professional driver. For private transfers, you can be picked up at any time and the service runs 365 days a year. For shared transfers, departure times are fixed. Meet a representative at the arrival halls or at your hotel lobby, who will be carrying the name of the local partner.

  • Búzios Trolley Adventure City Tour

    6. Búzios Trolley Adventure City Tour

    Experience a ride on the trolley through the beautiful city of Búzios. Ride on a special vehicle that will take you on an adventure, in complete safety, and is the best way to get to know Búzios. Take a beautiful tour through 12 beaches and 2 belvederes in an open vehicle, which provides an incredible view. Smell the sea, and the fresh air as you feel the breeze. Relax as you take in the the most beautiful and secluded places in Búzios.

  • Armação dos Búzios: 3-Stop Schooner Boat Ride

    7. Armação dos Búzios: 3-Stop Schooner Boat Ride

    Make your way to the Babylon Búzios store, located on the famous Rua das Pedras in Armação dos Búzios, for check-in. Then, make your way to the boat and embark on a 2.5-hour boat ride along the beautiful coastline.  Sail by some of the most scenic beaches and islands along the coast. See Caboclo Island, Armação Beach, Ossos Beach, the Azeda and Azedinha Beaches, and João Fernandes. Make the first stop at João Fernandinho Beach.  Then, continue sailing by Branca Island, before stopping at Feia Island. See Moças Beach and Manguinhos Cove, before arriving at Tartaruga Beach which will be the third stop of the trip. Continue past Virgens Beach, Amores Beach, Canto Beach, and disembark at Orla Bardot at the end of Rua das Pedras. Enjoy the journey on a spacious vessel that has a capacity of 120 people and is equipped with life jackets, a music system, a bar, 2 toilets, covered spaces, tabl...

  • Búzios: Full-Day Shore Excursion by Land and Sea with Lunch

    8. Búzios: Full-Day Shore Excursion by Land and Sea with Lunch

    Enjoy a full day on Brazil's most famous riviera. Begin your tour at the meeting point and set off for an amazing land and sea experience. You'll cover 12 beaches on the south side of the city, with stops for photos at João Fernandes and Brava lookouts. Stop for a hike on a trail at Lagoinhas and for a swim at Forno Beach. The land portion of the tour will be traveled via a special open trolley.  Then, discover the city on board a schooner. Set sail past 12 beaches and 3 islands. Pass by Armação Beach, Caboclo Island, Orla Bardot, Ossos Beach, Azeda Beach, Azedinha Beach, João Fernandes Beach, João Fernandinho Beach, Branca Island, Feia Island, Tartaruga Beach, Tartaruguinha Beach, Virgens Beach, Amores Beach, and Canto Beach.  Relax with a swim at 3 different spots: João Fernandes Beach, Feia Island, and Tartaruguinha Beach. Afterwards, savor a tasty lunch at a scenic restaurant by th...

  • From Rio: Búzios with Boat Tour and Lunch

    9. From Rio: Búzios with Boat Tour and Lunch

    Your full-day adventure begins with pickup from Rio de Janeiro then heads to Armação dos Búzios, a former fishing village located on a north coast peninsular. Arrive in Búzios and board a traditional-style schooner boat for a ride around the region’s most picturesque beaches. Highlights include João Fernandes Beach, Ilha Feia (Ugly Island), and Praia da Tartaruga (Turtle Beach), with stops for diving and snorkeling along the way. After the boat trip, stroll along the vibrant Orla Bardot where you can find the statue of Brigitte Bardot, a renowned French actress who in 1964 escaped the paparazzi and went on vacation in the city. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, dine on a delicious buffet lunch at a local restaurant to restore your energy for the rest of the day. Next, enjoy free time to explore the colorful downtown of Búzios at your own leisure. Visit the most famous street ...

  • Búzios: City Tour & Beach Hopping with Lunch

    10. Búzios: City Tour & Beach Hopping with Lunch

    Begin your city and beach hopping tour of Búzios with pickup at your hotel, inn, or AirBnb from 10:30 AM. Then, explore the city center, Canto Beach, and the Orla Bardot. See the Brigitte Bardot and Três Pescadores Monuments before heading to Armação Beach. Next, admire the Juscelino Kubitschek Monument, João Fernandes Beach, and João Fernandinho Beach. Stop at the João Fernandes viewpoint to take photos before taking two 40-minute stops at Brava Beach and Forno Beach. Later, tuck into a buffet lunch for 1 hour before making two more 40-minute stops at Ferradura Beach and Geribá Beach. Finally, finish at the Porto da Barra Gastronomic Center, where you can opt to witness a beautiful sunset. The local partner suggests booking the tour for your first available day so will you learn everything about this charming city with your English-, Spanish-, and Portuguese-speaking guide. During yo...

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What people are saying about Armação dos Búzios

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 80 reviews

I am Portuguese and as such I am used to the best! The tour had the best guide, Gregory ... lovely, helpful, unskilled and more could not do! The group was not the best ... complained without having to complain ... nobody controls traffic or rain ... posture and way of being of others. It was not a good ride ... not the one-way accident ... Or the traffic back! But for the selfishness of some members of the group .... posture of complaining when nothing could be done. Suggestion: if you go to Buzios and something happens that does not allow the visit of life ... forget the boat and the dives ... walk the streets and feel the beauty, the commerce ... the village.

Buzios is very pretty! excellent landscapes and great sea. The points to improve are the departure times, the trip takes a long time therefore leaving earlier would help to be able to spend more time in the city. In addition, lunch was at any restaurant / buffet, it would be better if the price was subtracted and would be chosen by each customer.

The tour was done in a comfortable schooner, with rest areas with pillows very nice and tasty! We passed beautiful beaches with clear waters with areas for diving with equipment available on the schooner. The crew very friendly and attentive. Very worth the ride!

After so many hours traveling (both to go and back) to Buzios, it is really worth admiring the landscape, boating and feeling that frenzy of a fishing village!

The weather was good. The pickup worked, the guide was friendly. The boat trip was the highlight.