Rio de Janeiro Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Rio de Janeiro

  • 1. Niterói

    I'm not sure how frequently this is accessible by the public, but if you cross the bridge between Rio and Niteroi, you will see the submarine base (just before you reach the toll booth on the...

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  • 2. Favelas

    Many people are often hesitant to do a "tour" in the favelas thinking that they will leave the people who live there feeling like zoo animals or a tourist attraction, but I can promise you that we do...

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  • 3. Street Markets

    The smell and colour of the fruit and vegetables, the relaxed atmosphere, make the market a good place for anyone wishing to get to know the profusion and variety of the ingredients at close... even...

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  • 4. Petrópolis

    Petropolis is located just one-hour-and-a-half ride from Rio de Janeiro. If interested in history, Petrópolis was the location where the Imperial family and the most prominent members of the...

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  • 5. Búzios

    If Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and Sao Conrado beaches are not enough for you, then you should make a weekend-long visit to Buzios. This little town, located four hours away by bus from Rio de...

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  • 6. A different tribute to Michael Jackson.

    In 1996 Michael Jackson shot a video called "they don't care about us" in Brazil.Part of the video was shot in a favela (a brazilian slum) called Santa Marta...

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  • 7. Hiking Dois Irmãos/Two Brothers Mountain

    On top of the hill two brothers, or locally known as "dois irmãos" is an amazing view, that not too many people take the time to discover. You can see the...

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  • 8. Visit the chiquita banana lady

    Ok, so the chiquita banana lady is said to not be modeled after Carmen Miranda but that's a load of $^%@. Have you seen the photos?! Anyway, the Carmen Miranda...

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  • 9. Instead of a helicopter ride

    The museum of Naive Art, located at the point of departure of the Corvocado train, offers a bit unusual glimpse of Rio. Thinking of naive art one usually...

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  • 10. Parque Lage

    Parque Lage lies about 1km past the Botanical Gardens towards the base of Corcovado where you can see great views of Christ the Redeemer. The 52 hectare park...

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  • 11. Centro de Tradiçoes Nordestinas

    A feira dos nordestinos, traz para o Rio um pouco da cultura de todo nordeste especialmente, da Paraiba, lá se encontram, vestimentas, musica e comidas tipicas...

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  • 12. Nicest City Park Around - Parque da Cidade

    I still have dreams about this magical place I visited as a kid. The Parque da Cidade (the City Park) is a lush tropical delight, particularly if you're from...

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  • 13. Hiking in Rio

    Many people who come to Rio want to hike in our mountains, but it's not safe to do so; the best is to join a weekend hiking group (They are climbing groups...

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  • 14. I AM BACK - THIS TIME SHOWING THE FORT OF LEME

    Leme is the other name given to Copacabana Beach, it is the natural continuation of this famous beach. Actually I consider Leme, the very beggining of...

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  • 15. all day boat excursion with diving in itacuruca

    itacuruca an island colony about 90 minutes (50 miles) from rio de janeiro. you can purchase an all day boat excursion from rio. there are offices that have...

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  • 16. "Barra da Tijuca" the Beach in RIO de Janeiro

    The beach of Barra da Tijuca, known to locals simply as "BARRA" and pronounced like "Baja" or "ba-ha"extends for 18km/11mi with almost completely untouched...

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  • 17. renting an apartment in Rio

    Just back from a 10 day stay in Copacabana. We were looking forward to this trip for a long time and did almost everything we wanted to do except hang-gliding....

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  • 18. A thing to remember about the favelas......

    ....as lots of members here have said about favelas. They're places where you shouldn't go all alone, especially if you're a tourist. And that's true. If you do...

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  • 19. Rocinha Favela

    I had the privelege of going to Rocinha, the biggest favela in Latin America. I went with one of the employees of the hostel where I stayed, where her boyfriend...

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  • 20. Graffiti Hunt!

    You know, I wasn't too big on it, despite being an artist myself, until I came to Rio. I was inspired from one of my friends I was traveling with in Rio to make...

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  • 21. Parati

    About a four hour drive south of Rio is the pretty colonial town of Parati, which is well worth a visit if you have the time. Parati is a UNESCO World Heritage...

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  • 22. THE NATURAL SHOWER?? I HAVE BEEN THERE!!!

    Tijuca Forest is famous, you can find many things about it in many travel books...but hardly you will find something related to the water springs that provides...

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  • 23. HOW TO GET TO THIS PARADISE

    When you come to Rio you will know that problably you will stay in Ipanema and you will enjoy one of the most famous beach in Rio..you will be with the most...

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  • 24. ENJOYING RIO WITH FREEDOM!!!! :)

    Hhahahahahaha I had such a fantastic day this week with Rafael and two nice english friends in one place in Rio that very few people know. It is a beach in the...

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  • 25. PARQUE DO PENHASCO

    Even when you are in the city of Rio there are some jewels that only expert travellers can find, an unique place where you can overview the beautiful area of...

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