Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area and the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas.
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Sugarloaf Mountain is a peak situated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean.Learn more Book this experience
Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with French engineer Albert Caquot.View on Google Maps Book this experience
Need a break from the sculpted humans and overpriced caipirinhas of Copacabana? Escape to Santa Teresa. With a guided, four-hour tour of Rio de Janeiro's liveliest neighborhood, you'll get a real feel for _Cidade Maravilhosa_. The music never stops in this vibrant part of town. See Jorge Selarón's ceramic staircase and ride the last remaining tram line in Rio. Explore streets lined with pastel mansions, try local snacks, and hear the cultural history of a now-thriving hipster hot spot.Book this experience
Corcovado, which means "hunchback" in Portuguese, is a mountain in central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is a 710-metre granite peak located in the Tijuca Forest, a national park.View on Google Maps Book this experience
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Arpoador is a region located on the southern zone of the city Rio de Janeiro, in a small peninsula between Ipanema and Copacabana. Part of its territory belongs to the neighbourhood of Ipanema, and part to Copacabana.View on Google Maps Book this experience
Flamengo Park, also known as Aterro do Flamengo, Eduardo Gomes Park, and Aterro do Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes, is the largest public park and recreation area within the city of Rio de Janeiro, in eastern Brazil.Learn more Book this experience
The Museum of Tomorrow is a science museum in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was designed by Spanish neofuturistic architect Santiago Calatrava, and built next to the waterfront at Pier Maua.Learn more Book this experience
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Niterói is a municipality of the state of Rio de Janeiro in the southeast region of Brazil. It lies across Guanabara Bay facing the city of Rio de Janeiro and forms part of the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area.Learn more
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Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon is a lagoon in the district of Lagoa in the Zona Sul area of Rio de Janeiro. The lagoon is connected to the Atlantic Ocean, allowing sea water to enter by a canal along the edge of a park locally known as Jardim de Alah.View on Google Maps Book this experience
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Copacabana is a bairro located in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is known for its 4 km balneario beach, which is one of the most famous in the world.Learn more Book this experience
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The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum is situated in the city of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is one of the city’s main landmarks. It was completed in 1996.Learn more Book this experience
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Pedra da Gávea is a monolithic mountain in Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Composed of granite and gneiss, its elevation is 844 metres, making it one of the highest mountains in the world that ends directly in the ocean.View on Google Maps Book this experience
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Guanabara Bay is an oceanic bay located in Southeast Brazil in the state of Rio de Janeiro. On its western shore lie the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Duque de Caxias, and on its eastern shore the cities of Niterói and São Gonçalo.View on Google Maps Book this experience
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Recreio dos Bandeirantes is both the name of a beach and neighborhood in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is a recent development, with no skyscrapers, and the area also contains jungles atop rocky cliffs and hills.Learn more Book this experience
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Bangu is a neighborhood in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is a middle-class neighborhood. It is located in the western area of the city being one of the most populated districts, with 244,518 inhabitants  distributed in an area of 4570.69 ha.Learn more
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Paciência is a neighborhood in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The region began to grow in 1878 with the inauguration of the Campo Grande railway station, connected to the Estrada de Ferro Central do Brasil.Learn more
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Why traveling there?
Rio de Janeiro is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking sun, sand, and adventure. The city offers iconic attractions such as the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the world-famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Additionally, Rio's rich cultural heritage, friendly locals, and mouthwatering cuisine make it an irresistible destination.
How to get there?
The easiest way to get to Rio de Janeiro is by flying into Rio de Janeiro/Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG). Several airlines offer direct flights from major cities in the United States, Europe, and South America. Once in Rio, you can use public transportation, taxis, or ridesharing apps to get around the city.
What to book in advance?
To make the most of your trip, it's advisable to book a few key experiences in advance. These can include a guided tour to the Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugarloaf Mountain, a favela tour, and tickets to any specific events or shows you'd like to attend, such as a samba performance or a football match at Maracanã Stadium.
What are the costs?
Rio de Janeiro can be an affordable destination for travelers, but prices can vary depending on the season and the area you're staying in. Budget travelers can expect to spend around $50 per day, while mid-range travelers may spend upwards of $100 per day. Accommodation, food, and transportation are generally cheaper than in many European or North American cities.
What are the best things to do?
Some of the must-see attractions in Rio de Janeiro include:
1. Visiting the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and taking in the panoramic views from the summit of Corcovado Mountain.
2. Exploring the stunning Sugarloaf Mountain and enjoying the cable car ride.
3. Relaxing on Copacabana and Ipanema beaches.
4. Discovering the colorful Selarón Steps and the bohemian neighborhood of Lapa.
5. Experiencing the vibrant nightlife and samba scene in the city.
Where to eat?
1. Confeitaria Colombo: A historic and elegant cafe, perfect for enjoying traditional Brazilian pastries and coffee.
2. Churrascaria Palace: A popular all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse, offering a variety of delicious grilled meats.
3. Aprazível: A charming restaurant located in the Santa Teresa neighborhood, serving contemporary Brazilian cuisine with stunning views of the city.
Where to stay?
1. Belmond Copacabana Palace: A luxurious and iconic hotel located on Copacabana Beach, offering top-notch facilities and service.
2. Ipanema Inn: A mid-range, boutique hotel situated in the heart of Ipanema, just a short walk from the beach.
3. Discovery Hostel: A budget-friendly and highly rated option for travelers, located in the Gloria neighborhood, close to the city center.
Off the beaten path:
For an unusual travel experience, consider visiting the Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS), a cultural center in the Gávea neighborhood. The IMS is housed in a beautiful modernist building surrounded by lush gardens and offers a serene escape from the bustling city. The center hosts art exhibitions, film screenings, and cultural events, making it an ideal destination for art and culture enthusiasts.
On the spot, in Santa Teresa, you will also find the famous Selaron stairs where many tourists take pictures.
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