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Rio de Janeiro

Marvelous City

Rio is famous for its sun, sand and surf and the beautiful people who enjoy them. It is the only place on Earth where you can see TWO Wonders of the World. The Harbor of Rio de Janeiro is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and Christ the Redeemer statue is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
In a recent survey, it was also scientifically determined that Rio has the bluest skies on the planet and it is the home to the largest, urban forest in the world. Rio hosted the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Barra da Tijuca is home to many of the Olympic venues and is also an ideal place for kitesurfing. Another upscale beach is Ipanema, a popular spot for people who want to see and be seen. If you want a beach that offers a quiet sanctuary away from the crowds, head to Prainha. The surrounding area is a protected nature reserve and is the perfect place to explore Rio’s natural beauties.

Experiences

Christ the Redeemer Statue

This iconic 98 foot tall monument on the summit of Corcovado Mountain overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro. It took nine years to build and was completed in 1931. Instead of having Christ carry a cr... See more

Copacabana

When you think of Rio, the first picture that comes to mind is a perfect stretch of beach with tanned Brazillians sunbathing and playing in the water in their bikinis, g-strings and speedos. This ico... See more

Carnival Capital of the World

Rio de Janeiro is considered the Carnival capital and is registered in the Guiness Book of World Records as the biggest carnival in the world. Its first festival was celebrated in 1723. More than tw... See more

Hike Pedra da Gavea

If you want an incredible view of Rio, set out early in the morning to hike Sugarloaf Mountain, one of the most popular hikes that should only be attempted by the most adventurous of travelers. It ho... See more

Butantan Snake Farm

The Institute for Biological Studies is a very popular place to visit because of its serpentarium which contains one of the world’s largest collections of exotic venomous snakes, lizards, spiders and ... See more

Bin Laden Themed Bar

One of the more unusual places to visit in Rio is a Bin Laden themed bar. This unique nightspot is sure to be a hit, thanks to its owner, Ceará Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes, who looks like the inf... See more

Escadaria Selaron Mosaic Steps

This stairway is a work of art by Chilean artist Jorge Selarón. It has become known as the world’s most beautiful staircase. Selarón started laying tiles on the dilapidated steps that ran in front of ... See more

Finger of God Rock Formation

Ilha Fiscal Palace

This remote neo-Gothic castle rests on a tucked away island called Ilha Fiscal in the Guanabara Bay. It looks like something out of a child’s fairy-tale book. It was designed by engineer Adolfo del V... See more

Star Gaze from the Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences

Largest Street Art Mural in the World

Lapa Street Party

No trip to Rio is complete without a night out in Lapa. Perhaps the city’s best-known nightspots reside in this downtown district where there’s always a carnival atmosphere. Any night here should star... See more

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