fbWonderful Rio — Thermal
Accommodation
Villas & private rooms
Duration
2+ nights
Nearest major airport
Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport (GIG)

Discover Rio's treasures

"Surf in Copacabana and on Rio's most isolated and unknown surf spots, like the beautiful Grumari. Hike the countless trails of Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world. Experience the sea and the mountains with an adventurous hang gliding followed by a boat or canoe ride on Tijuca and Cagarras islands. Enjoy the sunset and go home to recharge your batteries for the next day of adventure."

The surf

Peak swell
Variable swell
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There are numerous beaches with a sandy bottom in Rio, providing excellent wave quality throughout the year, especially between March and June. We have waves for all levels of surfing, especially for beginners and intermediate surfers.

Being in the right place at the right time is what we do best and the main difference for trips with guides in our region!

The adventure

The adventure in Rio de Janeiro goes according to the client's taste, the waves, and the weather conditions. You can start the day at the sea, catching some waves, hang gliding from a beautiful rock or take a boat ride to pristine beaches.

What about going to the Cagarras Islands on a stand-up paddle after a hike to the top of the highest monolith in the world, Pedra da Gávea? If you want to drive around the city, just enjoying the view and stopping at the most interesting places, we can do that too. This all goes according to "Spirit of the Adventurer."

Carioca culture

Rio de Janeiro has a very rich culture and sports are a big part of it. Whether with the ball, playing the classic "altinha" by the beach, or board sports, such as surfing, kitesurf, stand-up paddling, it is almost certain that at one time, you will feel like joining.

You can go out and spend amazing days on the beach or on the hill, choose between a caipirinha or a cold beer, dance Rock or Samba music.

Music, drinks and social scene

There are many restaurants with great locations on the many beaches and neighborhoods in Rio for you to enjoy your day. Options range from traditional finger food bars to Michelin-starred restaurants. Sip your mate the traditional cold tea that you can find at any Rio de Janeiro beach, coconut water, beer or caipirinha.

Accommodation

There are many options for accommodation in Rio de Janeiro. From Leme to Barra da Tijuca, hotels by the sea are perfect for people looking for comfort close to the cultural scene. For those looking for something more private and with good taste, there are also beautiful houses in Joatinga and many more. Accommodation will be determined according to your preference and taste.

We have two suggestions of apartment and villa accommodations but there are more options that can be booked according to your preferences. For more information on other accommodations, please send us a mesage.

Location

South America/Brazil/Rio de Janeiro
Getting there
Fly into Rio Galeão- Tom Jobim International Airport (GIG). We can help you arrange airport transfers.

Man at Water

Leading trips since 2018
Stephan Figueiredo
Surf guide
Stephan Figueiredo
Stephan Figueiredo

My name is Stephan Figueiredo. I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. I was a professional surfer and spent 20 years of my career chasing the best waves in the world, exploring inhospitable peaks and documenting those adventures. Three years ago, I came back to live in Rio de Janeiro to dedicate myself to my family and use some of my experience to take new surfers to know and surf around the city of Rio de Janeiro at the right time and in the right place.

Languages: English, Portuguese
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 24 hours

Choose your dates

Wonderful mansion with 06 bedrooms, incr... more
From $613 / night
Stephan Figueiredo will take you to surf... more
From $375 / night
For dates and accommodations not listed, or if you want to book further out

Questions?

What's included?
Surf guiding in Rio, snacks, transfers to surf breaks and guiding to other activities in Rio de Janeiro (does not include tickets to tourist attractions).
What's not included?
Flights, travel insurance, airport transfers, accommodation, meals, surfboard rentals, and tickets for non-surf activities in Rio.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 30 days before the trip starts.
Risk-free booking
Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund.
Change of plans? No worries. Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund, no questions asked.
Best price guarantee
If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
Booking with Thermal never costs more. If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
Connect directly
Speak to the team on the ground, instead of a travel agent.
Instead of a travel agent, we connect you directly to the team on the ground for the answers you need.
Exclusive experiences
We have a roster of amazing, one-off trips in the works.
Each week brings something new to discover. We have a roster of amazing, one-off experiences in the works.