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What to do in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is the exciting city of Brazil that’s chockers full of breathtaking landscapes, beaches, thrilling events, and vibrant cultures. With so much to see and do, you’ll also have lots to look forward to on your trip.
Grab your thongs and best bathers for a day at Ipanema, Copacabana, and Leblon beach. You can get a perfect tan while enjoying their signature caipirinha cocktail as the kids build sandcastles.
Explore the streets of Rio next. Take a free walking tour to know more about the city’s history as you visit the colourful Selaron Steps, Imperial Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, and the famous cafe Confeiteria Colombo.
Treat yourself to the tasty local fares and spend your Brazilian Real on acai bowls, coxinha, brigadeiro, and pao de queijo. For shopping, just hop on the metro to Gloria and Uruguaiana to buy food, jewellery, souvenirs, and more.
Get a breathtaking view of Rio de Janeiro and the massive Christ the Redeemer Statue by going hang gliding and fly like the city’s vibrant macaws. Hop on a cable car to reach the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain too. Then catch a ferry to Ilha Grande for the unspoilt scenic beach just outside of Rio.
Of course, you’ll experience the best of Rio by attending its most exciting festivals like Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Festas Junina, Rio de Janeiro Pride, and Reveillon.
When to visit Rio de Janeiro
The best time to visit Rio de Janeiro is from December to March, when you can enjoy the sun and warm weather for a perfect beach day. If you don’t mind missing Rio’s big events for cheaper prices and fewer tourists, then the best time to visit Rio is from April to May and October to November. To save more money on airfare, book your flights for May to July because they’re the cheapest times to fly to Rio de Janeiro.
Travelling to and around Rio de Janeiro
Fly to Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, where you can reach the city centre by bus, BRT, subway, taxi or rental car. You can travel around Rio de Janeiro by taxi, bus, subway, rental car, bicycle, scooter, and on foot too.
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