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Búzios tour

Beautiful Búzios is one of Brazil’s most iconic resorts with a history that dates all the way back to the country’s colonial origins. The early Portuguese settlers used it as a base for whaling and the harvesting of the Caesalpinia echinata tree, better known as the brazilwood – the tree that gave the country its name. It remained a small fishing village for centuries until it became one of the jet set locations of the Sixties. Screen siren Brigitte Bardot put Buzios on the map when she visited the resort which, from that time on, became the most sought-after spot in the whole Rio de Janeiro coast. Without losing the magic of its origins, Buzios offers heavenly beauties mixed with a hectic nightlife. Armação dos Búzios is located 193 km from the city of Rio and together with Cabo Frio, Araruama and Arraial do Cabo it is part of the Costa do Sol. The area is known as Região dos Lagos and the peninsula boasts 23 beaches: Geribá, Tartaruga, João Fernandes, João Fernandinho, Ferradura, Ferradurinha, Azeda, Azedinha, Ossos, Manguinhos, Tucuns, Brava, Amores, Armação, Forno, Foca, Olho de Boi, Caravelas, José Gonçalves, Virgens, Canto, Rasa, and Moças. Whale hunting was practiced in the area and the name Armação dos Búzios comes from the process of separating the meat from the bones. Also, Praia dos Ossos, a well-known beach in the area, takes her name from the great quantity of whales' bones left on the shoreline. City lights used to be fuelled by whale oil. Beautiful Búzios is one of Brazil’s most iconic resorts with a history that dates all the way back to the country’s colonial origins. The early Portuguese settlers used it as a base for whaling and the harvesting of the Caesalpinia echinata tree, better known as the brazilwood – the tree that gave the country its name. It remained a small fishing village for centuries until it became one of the je Meeting/pick-up point: Collection from downtown hotels. Duration: Ten hours. Start/opening time: 8am. Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian.