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Rio de Janeiro Guide

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Best of Rio de Janeiro

3 days in Rio de Janeiro
3 days in Rio de Janeiro

Each day offers a different theme, pace and feel to Rio de Janiero. Orient yourself with scenic overviews on Day 1, discover cultural highlights on Day 2, and relax at the beaches on Day 3.

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Family-friendly Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro for young kids
Rio de Janeiro for young kids

There is more to Rio than sandbuckets and sunburns for the little ones. Enjoy these family-friendly activities that offer something of interest for all ages.

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Rio de Janeiro on a budget

Rio de Janeiro for free
Rio de Janeiro for free

The best of Rio can be seen and experienced for little or no drain on the wallet. This list provides options for parks, beaches, a museum, and a street market.

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Insiders' Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro off the beaten path
Rio de Janeiro off the beaten path

Discover the Rio beyond the famous panoramic views and touristic beach scene. Here are some unusual picks for the more adventurous traveller to Rio, including unusual neighbourhoods to explore, and prime spots for active outdoor pursuits such as hiking, hang gliding, and surfing.

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Getaways from Rio de Janeiro

Daytrips from Rio de Janeiro
Daytrips from Rio de Janeiro

A variety of pleasant options exist for day trips from Rio, including UNESCO World Heritage towns, secluded surf beaches, and cooler mountain retreats favored by Cariocas.

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Shopping and museums in Rio de Janeiro
Shopping and museums in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro: the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) is of alluring beauty. With the contrast between the verdant rainforests, the deep blue ocean and the white-sand beaches and buildings shining...

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Wild beaches and modern neighbourhoods of Rio
Wild beaches and modern neighbourhoods of Rio

This guide attempts to point out some interesting beaches and sites that you can try when in Rio. There are quite a number of them!

Unlike the other guide, this one is not meant to be done one...

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The Sugar Loaf
The Sugar Loaf

Sugar Loaf is the most famous peak in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay and rises 396 metres (1,299 ft) above the harbor.

In the 1979 James Bond movie, Moonraker, a...

The Bohemians Rio and the Samba Fever
The Bohemians Rio and the Samba Fever

Rio de Janeiro: the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) is of alluring beauty. With the contrast between the verdant rainforests, the deep blue ocean and the white-sand beaches shining under the sun,...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
The Corcovado and the Christo Redentor
The Corcovado and the Christo Redentor

Rio de Janeiro: the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) is of alluring beauty. With the contrast between the verdant rain forests, the deep blue ocean and the white-sand beaches shining under the sun,...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Ipanema Beach and the Lagoon
Ipanema Beach and the Lagoon

Rio de Janeiro: the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) is of alluring beauty. With the contrast between the verdant rainforests, the deep blue ocean and the white-sand beaches shining under the sun,...

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The Jardim Botanico
The Jardim Botanico

Rio de Janeiro: the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) is of alluring beauty. With the contrast between the verdant rain forests, the deep blue ocean and the white-sand beaches shining under the sun,...

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Pico da Tijuca - Floresta da Tijuca
Pico da Tijuca - Floresta da Tijuca

Get to know the highest peak of one of the world's biggest rain forest inside a metropolis. Tijuca's Peak in Tijuca's Forest National Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (Pico da Tijuca, Parque Nacional da...

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Perfect Weekend

Rio with partiers (Cristiano-Nogueira, 22 Jul 2011)
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Whirlwind Rio! (GBrowne, 22 May 2009)
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Best Of

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