Rio de Janeiro Things to Do

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  • 1. Christ The Redeemer, Corcovado

    This is it! My soul remaining shot of the Corcovado. Oh well to be honest my other shots were done late in the afternoon and against the sun. Unfortunately I lost most of my shots of the Christ the...

  • 2. Sugar Loaf - Pão de Açucar

    Another must in Rio is visiting Pao de Acucar or Sugar Loaf mountain. There are two seperate parts to it, so you need to take two cable cars. The cost is quite high though, and if you want you can...

  • 3. Copacabana

    Copacabana’s fame attracts cariocas and tourists (excuse me, travelers) alike. The first go there to show off - muscles or other soft tissue while the second go to see the show. The time I went was...

  • 4. Carnaval

    I don’t know what to say about Rio-Carnival.Net. We purchased tickets with them and ordered to be delivered to the hotel. I got an envelope at the Hotel Ibiza after waiting for two hours at lobby to...

  • 5. Maracanã Soccer Stadium

    The main address of world sports, in the years to come, is Maracanã Stadium, most important venue for WC 2014 (as it was on 1950) and Olympics 2016. It's out of the touristic South Zone, but deserves...

  • 6. Ipanema

    Ipanema, Copacabana or Leblon, for an out comer, are just names of successive areas of this beach (with Arpoador in the middle, standing as a geological "accident") . We stayed in Leblon, and...

  • 7. Tijuca Forest

    Parque Nacional de Tijuca is the largest area of urban rainforest in the world, and is testament to the huge success of a reforestation scheme from the Brazilian government. When the Portuguese...

  • 8. Downtown

    There are several distinct areas worth visiting Downtown, and they are perfectly suitable for walking tours (see safety). Many of the ancient buildings have been turned into cultural centers, shops,...

  • 9. Santa Teresa

    Hiding in the hills above the energetic Lapa, the winding roads of the Santa Teresa district are a great destination for those looking to spend time away from Rio’s beaches. Its collection of cafes,...

  • 10. Botanical Garden

    Does it make sense, a tropical garden in a tropical town? Of course it does. Profiting the natural easy to grow and maintain decorative plants (from Brazil and elsewhere) in that weather, the...

  • 11. Samba

    Every Monday, rain or shine, there is an outdoor Samba bloco. As the story goes, this neighborhood was home to many of the original port workers due to its proximity. The large influx of Africans...

  • 12. Hang Gliding in Rio

    One of the bests adventures in RIO DE JANEIRO Brasil is the TANDEM FLIGHT , a flight over the biggest urban forest in the world and landing in the beach. Adrenaline and beautifull........i...

  • 13. Favelas

    Cariocafreeculture is a unique project that will hopefully start many new beginnings here in Rio. They offer a beginners Português class titled : favela ghetto slang, offering the basics to get...

  • 14. Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas

    Lagoa is not very visited by tourists but it´s one of the most pleasant neighbourhoods in Rio and a real nice place to go and meet cariocas and relax if you get tired of the hustle and bustle of the...

  • 15. Leblon

    The least known of the central beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Leblon is referenced as the safest but the most expensive. Well, safe it was, expensive... one thing are the patterns for locals, the other...

  • 16. Arpoador Beaches and Rocks

    On my first day in Rio, after a nice little swim at Ipanema Beach, we decided to go watch the sunset at Arpoador. It turned out to be a good idea! Arpoador offers a great view of the sunset in an...

  • 17. Tours

    i had an eight hour lay over in rio one time and i just took a bus to copacabana directly from the airport. the bus swung all throughout rio (not through the favela) so i got to see a lot more than i...

  • 18. Arcos da Lapa

    The Carioca Aqueduct, known as Arcos da Lapa by the locals, was built in 1750 & is found in the city centre. It was originally built to bring fresh water to the city centre. However it was...

  • 19. Barra da Tijuca Beaches

    I really don't see the appeal of Copacabana or even Ipanema and Leblon. They're on a busy and bustling street, very crowded and you have to be very cautious of your surroundings. However, if you go...

  • 20. Botafogo

    When Rio was the capital of Brazil, Botafogo was the location of most of the embassies. The neighbourhood's old mansions were thus spared destruction which preserved the area's old charms. It remains...

  • 21. Rio Zoo

    The zoo (founded in 1888) at Quinta da Boa Vista, behind the natural history museum is well worth a visit. There are over 2,500 animals distributed in different areas according to their geographical...

  • 22. Candelária Church

    Well, everybody knows that I am very proud about Brazil and Rio which is my city, I am not proud but I am always in love...and Candelaria is one of the greatest jewels of Rio, it is in the heart of...

  • 23. Helicopter Ride

    That was the best thing that we have done by far in Rio and was just mindblowing!!loved every second of he tour..Rio from high is even more beautiful than from the beach, Sugar Loaf, Corcovado or the...

  • 24. Urca

    We went for a long walk in Rio and ended up in the Urca Neighbourhood. A place with great historical significance because it was here where Estácio de Sá in the middle of the 16th century founded...

  • 25. Plataforma

    2 hour show for $38.50. A variety of Brazilian traditional dances, such as samba and rhumba. Yes there are dancing girls with tall things on their heads. BUT they also have guys that do some sort of...

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