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Top sights in Rio de Janeiro
Highlights of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is one of the most dynamic cities on the South American continent. If you're lucky enough to sample its vivid culture, here's what you shouldn't miss.
Brazil's national football team is enviable, and many of its stars are from one of Rio de Janeiro's clubs. Olimpico or Maracana. If you're a sports fan, get yourself to a match!
7. The Cagarras Islands
Cruise the Atlantic and experience blue tranquil paradise. You don't just have to lie down, you can also dive off for a swim!
Frequently asked questions about Rio de Janeiro
What top attractions are a must-see in Rio de Janeiro?
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What are the top things to do in Rio de Janeiro this week?
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Which tours in Rio de Janeiro are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?
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Planning Your Visit
How long should I stay in Rio de Janeiro?
Seven action-packed days is a good start!
How walkable is Rio de Janeiro?
Rio offers many public transit options, including bus and metro. Note that air-conditioned buses cost a little more than non-air-conditioned buses, so if you are traveling a long distance around the city and you're not used to hot weather, it may be worth considering shelling out a bit more. It's quite a hilly city, so walking can sometimes be akin to hiking - make sure you are wearing good shoes.
When should I visit Rio de Janeiro?
All year round - the temperature does not vary too much.
Anything else I should know?
It is recommended to take a taxi in Rio de Janeiro at night, rather than walking or using the public transport. Do not flash your cash or valuables around, always be on your guard when withdrawing cash at an ATM. If venturing into areas outside the more touristic ones, better not do it unaccompanied.
Good to know
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- Time Zone
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- Best time to visit
- All year round
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What people are saying about Rio de Janeiro
My guide Pedro was a very great at his job and the driver Luis got us to every location safely. I was not vaccinated so I could not go into Christ the Redeemer or Sugarloaf mountain but I was still pleased with the trip. I will come again very soon and book the same tour as I did not know I needed to be vaccinated.
This was one of the best tours. I felt safe and the experience was amazing and the view was picturesque. It opens your mind about the fevalas. Alberto was the coolest guide. I had to do the tour twice!
All very well, unfortunately the weather did not accompany us in a good way but the guys on the tour did everything to make the experience unique thanks ...
Rafael was an excellent guide, very informative and flexible due to the unexpected rain! His trip was interesting and very safe.
Patrícia is the best guide ever !! Highly recommended!