It is both interesting and fun to explore and learn about regions that lie beyond the city you are visiting. To help out with that we have some recommendations below for some reasonably priced fully guided day trips from Rio de Janeiro. Any of these trips will add some special memories to vacation in Rio.
From the following day tours we would especially recommend one of the trips to Petropolis. It is not too long of a ride to get to this very interesing, picturesque and historic mountain site. Petropolis was home to the last of Brazil's only two emperors.