Visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is a famous and very interesting city, despite the controversy concerning its safety. First of all, the beaches are one of the top attractions in Brazil. There are many beaches in Rio de Janeiro among which, Arpoador, Copacabana and Ipanema are the most famous.There you will find shopping opportunities, bars and restaurants, while on the beach, swimming, water sports and sunbathing are all popular pastimes. Copacabana is the busiest beach while Leblon Beach is a favourite with families.

Paço Imperial is a colonial palace dates back to the mid-18th century. It was designed to be the headquarters for the captains of Brazil’s army during Portuguese rule and did not become a palace until King Joao VI ascended to the throne. The Paço Imperial was home to Dom Pedro I and II, but once the monarchy was overthrown, it was demoted to the city’s main post office. The building was restored in 1980, when it was turned into a concert hall, and has since been maintained regularly and now stands proudly alongside a movie theatre, restaurant and coffee shop.

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro
Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro


Pao de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain) is the place where you can enjoy a panoramic view across Rio de Janeiro and beyond. The most striking element is the green peak which sticks out over the city. Arriving in time for sunset will allow for a romantic time while you enjoy the splendid views.

Moreover, Jardim Botanico (Botanical Gardens) is between Christ the Redeemer and Leblon Beach. The gardens were first planted at the beginning of the 19th century by Prince Regent Dom Joao and have developed into some of the most beautiful gardens in the whole of Brazil. There are thousands of plants and floral attractions, as well as refreshments and cafés. Tourists will find that the best time to visit the Jardim Botanico is during the week, in order to avoid the weekend crowds.

Parque do Flamengo is a popular park with families, couples and locals alike. The Parque do Flamengo can be found close to Guanabara Bay and is home to abundant opportunities for sports or other leisure pursuits. There are cycle paths, hiking tracks, ball courts and playgrounds. It makes a good change from the beach and is the perfect chance to mix with the locals.

There are very many tours available at the moment in Rio de Janeiro, such as:
Rio by Day
Visit Corcovado and Sugar Loaf in only one day! Visit the Christ Statue at Corcovado Mountain via cog train through the Tijuca rain forest and enjoy the spectacular views of Rio and the surrounding countryside.
Duration : 10 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Day Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Available : daily

Corcovado Tour
Journey through the dense Atlantic rain forest of Tijuca to the Christ Redeemer Statue on Corcovado mountain.
Duration : 4.5 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Day Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Available : daily

Sugar Loaf Cable Car and City Tour
See the sights of down town Rio de Janeiro, ride a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf and enjoy the breathtaking views from one of the city’s highest viewpoints.
Duration : 4 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Tours around Rio de Janeiro
Available : daily

Rio Jeep Tour
Feel the excitement riding on a Jeep entering the Tijuca Rain Forest to discover amazing views from the forest and many more!
Duration : 4 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Tours around Rio de Janeiro
Available : daily

Rio de Janeiro Soccer Tour in Brazil
Get caught up in the excitement as you watch the best Brazilian soccer teams battle it out at the largest stadium in the world.
Duration : 4 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Tours around Rio de Janeiro
Available : Thursday Saturday Sunday

Plataforma Night with dinner
Experience all the energy of Rio in a spectacular re-enactment of Carnival with live samba music, brilliant costumes and professional dancers!
Duration : 5 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Night Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Available : daily

Rio Historic
Experience the unusual walking tour visiting Rio de Janeiro’s historic buildings, cultures and more
Duration : 4 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Day Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Available : Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Guanabara Bay with Lunch
Appreciate Rio from the sea, its historical buildings and the forts that protected the Guanabara Bay.
Duration : 6 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Day Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Available : daily except Sunday

Angra dos Reis tour
Come and visit full day tour at Angra dos Reis where you will see spectacular views from their lovely nature. Also visit magnificent buildings from the colonial past and more.
Duration : 12 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Tours around Rio de Janeiro
Available : Wednesday

Tropical Islands
Visit the beautiful village in Buzios and take a walk through their cobbled streets, lunch at the typical Buzios restaurant and more !
Duration : 12 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Tours around Rio de Janeiro
Available : Friday

Guanabara Bay
Visit Rio de Janeiro’s Guanabara Bay, the largest bay of the world.
Duration : 4 hours
Departs from : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Type : Day Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Available : daily except Sunday

Rio at night
Rio at night

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro

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