Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, is undoubtedly one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It has an incredible natural setting amongst Atlantic Rainforest, its granite mountains and of course, those famous beaches. Most travellers spend two to three nights. However, we highly recommend staying longer as there are so many things to do in Rio de Janeiro. Not only will you see the well-known highlights such as Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain, but you’ll have the chance to explore some of the lesser-known gems.
Take a behind the scenes of Rio’s Carnival tour or be part of a neighbourhood percussion school session to get the vibes of Carnival. Take a tour of the Maracana Stadium, or even better, watch a soccer -football- match! Board a schooner to Guanabara Bay or ask us about visiting a Favela with one of our experienced local guides.
For those interested in art and architecture, a visit to the Museum of Tomorrow is a must. Alternatively, travel to the city of Petropolis located only an hour’s drive from Rio along a scenic road through the Atlantic Rainforest. You can explore its picturesque parks, bridges, and canals either by foot or by horse and carriage. This suggested itinerary provides some ideas of things to do in Rio de Janeiro.