Top attractions in 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.
Standing on Corcovado Mountain, Christ the Redeemer towers over the city and could probably be called the symbol of Rio de Janeiro.
Built in the 18th century, the beautiful district of Santa Teresa offers the opportunity to see colonial architecture as well as Rio's underground artistic culture.
Rio's nearby Nationalpark Tijuca is simply delightful. Home to many different types of wildlife and offering breathtaking views over the city.
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!
Ride in a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain and get a load of Rio from above!
Cruise the Atlantic and experience blue tranquil paradise. You don't just have to lie down, you can also dive off for a swim!
Seven action-packed days is a good start!
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.
All year round - the temperature does not vary too much.
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.
- CurrencyBrazilian real (BRL)
- Time ZoneUTC (-3:00)
- Country Code+55
- Best time to visitAll year round
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What people are saying about Rio de Janeiro
One of the best tours I have ever been on! The guide was very knowledgeable, engaging and friendly. We met him while lost in the favela and he was so helpful and friendly we decided to book the tour a few days later! I can’t recommend this tour enough!! Knowing my money goes toward helping the community, being able to buy local art work/crafts and meeting local people made it a very special experience! Thank you!
Superb tour dispelling all the preconceived ideas of the favela .it was good to see the positives
Our guide Flavio was simply the best! Friendly, super knowledgeable and very kind - he made the wonderful sights and locations come to life with all his background knowledge and information. Overall an unforgettable and most enjoyable experience. Thoroughly recommended.
My guide was absolutely amazing. He was very informative and helpful. I couldn’t of asked for a better guide!
I strongly recommend this trek and our guide (Didi) has been perfect. You should go up at least once a life