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Top Things To Do And See In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, South America

Known for its raucous Carnaval that features samba dancers, flamboyant costumes, and parade floats, Rio De Janeiro is a place to visit, if you are looking for some fun!
From the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches to the Sugarloaf Mountain and the famous 38m Christ the Redeemer statue, there are a lot of places to chill, once you are in town!

Sugarloaf Mountain

Located at a height of 396m, this peak is named so due to its resemblance to the shape of a concentrated sugarloaf! The panoramic views of the city from the peak is a memorable experience.
You can take a 3-minute cable car ride up to Morro da Urca and then another cable ride to the Sugar Loaf. With the entire tram being glass-enclosed, you can enjoy breathtaking views during the ascend!

Christ the Redeemer

One of the seven wonders of the world, the iconic statue of Jesus Christ with his arms stretch to the sides, embracing the city on the top of the Corcovado Mountain, shouldn't be missed!
Standing at 125 feet height, the landmark statue is a religious and cultural symbol. With nearly 2 million visiting the statue every year, it is recommended you visit the place on a clear sky day, to get the best view of the city.


The 4 km stretch of Balneario Copacabana beach is equipped with postos (lifeguard stands) that have changing rooms and restrooms.
Towards halfway of the beach, you will find a peninsula where the Historical Museum of the Army and Copacabana Fort is located.
Tijuca National Park: 
Spend a day exploring this massive 8,300 acres of green urban rainforest! With beautiful waterfalls, varied terrains, about 1600 plant species and about 350 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians on offer, your visit will be more than memorable! 

Ipanema Beach

Though the song 'The Girl from Ipanema' gave this beach the celebrity status, the place has always been a favorite amongst tourists and locals due to its splendid views!
The 2-mile stretch of sandy beach offers amazing mountain views, cobalt waters, sunbathing visitors, the smell of shrimps grilling on skewers and people playing futevolei (the Brazilian version of volleyball).

Escadaria Selarón

The set of mosaic tile-covered iconic stairway, also known as the Selaron Steps is a tribute to the Brazilian people by the famous artist Jorge Selarón!
With a total of 215 steps made of 2000 tiles collected from 60 countries, there's a lot of hard work behind this tourist attraction that definitely needs a visit to appreciate!


How can you leave Rio without visiting the famous samba neighborhood of Lapa! There are plenty of tapas bars, restaurants, live music places where you can dance the whole night with the locals, sipping famous cocktails.

Santa Teresa

The neighborhood of Rio, located southwest of Lapa, is the best place to visit the remains of the colonial world of Rio!
With a few restaurants offering traditional Brazilian cuisine alongside craft stores, palatial mansions, art galleries, you can enjoy the vintage side of Rio.
Praia de Beache Grumari
It is situated on the southwest of Rio de Janeiro in an environmental protected zone 2-miles of white and red sand surrounded by lush and green and mountains. It is must visit beach for a nature lover
Barra Da Tijuca Beach
It is a 11-mile long, scenic and Expansive coastline. It  is a sprawling suburb of upmarket condos and shopping centers and classified as one of the most developed places in Brazil
Prainha Beach
One of the most picturesque beaches near Rio, Prainha is backed by cliffs and thick forest. The sea can be rough, but it's a favorite among surfers.
Ilha Fiscal, Rio de Janeiro
This is a eye-catching lime-green neo-Gothic castle.The palace is famous as the location  of the last Imperial Ball