We are taking you today to visit Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. From Copacabana to Sugar Loaf, from Ipanema to Corcovado, discover in our practical guide the mythical places that have forged the legend of rio de janeiro.
Brazil Travel Itinerary
This tour of Rio de Janeiro is part of a dream travel and discovery itinerary in Brazil in 9 unforgettable stages.
From the supercharged atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro to the tranquility of the northern sand deserts, through the communities at the heart of the Amazon, paradisiacal beaches of Ilha Grande,with the unique charm of Jericoacoara, this itinerary combines both the discovery of sumptuous landscapes and immersion in the local culture.
Consult our Itinerary in Brazil
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Visit Rio de Janeiro in video
Here is the 1st episode: Rio de Janeiro, the cidade maravilhosa
Visit Rio de Janeiro and its tourist areas
Rio de Janeiro has many neighborhoods and each has its own character.
The southern area of the city is the best known. It brings together the tourist areas of Rio : Copacobana, Ipanema and Leblon. And as on postcards, we find the long sandy beachesthe wide tree-lined avenues and the sculpted bodies.
The city center, meanwhile, to be frequented preferably during the week, is very contrasting. You come across random streets with shops of all kinds, offices, huge residential towers and colonial buildings.
Close to the Centre, 2 districts are to be discovered for their heritage and their cultural riches. First of all Santa Teresalocated on a hill overlooking downtown rio de janeiro. Many hotels and restaurants have opened there recently. And then Lapaknown mainly for its arches supporting the tramway tracks and its festive evenings to the sound of the samba, a caipirinha in hand!
Click on the following links to read our advice to travelers district by district :
Rio de Janeiro and its activities
Rio is a city where you never get bored!
Many activities await you. 2 climbs on the program and two unforgettable views of the metropolis. Two hills face each other, sugar loafby the sea and the Corcovadofurther inland.
At the top of the Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro accedes to the title of the most beautiful city in the world.
We also suggest you discover the botanical garden which is worth a detour. Effectively, this Botanical Garden is the oldest in the world. It is pleasant to walk there, it is a invitation to relax and discover.
If you don’t have a lot of time on site, it is possible to combine several visits in the same day. With the ticket Rio Discovery Dayyou will go to the discovery of the two must-see monuments from Rio: the Sugar Loaf and the Corcovado, in addition to a City Tour downtown.
Click on the following links to browse our practical guides and watch our associated video reports:
Practical tips for visiting Rio
Are you going to Rio de Janeiro? Here are some helpful tips to check out. Click on the following links:
Our advices : Where to sleep in Rio?
Next step : Ilha Grande
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