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Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is the sassiest city in South America with its golden beaches, lush mountains, and a nightlife that'll make anyone's head spin. The views from Corcovado are stunning and will make you want to whip out your camera and snap a pic. But Rio isn't just a pretty face; it's also home to some amazing outdoor adventures. Hike through the Tijuca rainforest, cycle along the lake and beaches, or sail across Baía de Guanabara. Or, if you're feeling brave, try surfing, rock climbing, or hang gliding. Rio's beaches are famous for a reason. Copacabana Beach was the place to be in the 1940s when international stars would come to town for the weekend. These days, Ipanema Beach is the hot spot thanks to bossa nova legends Tom Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes. For locals, the beach is like their backyard where they can play sports, snack, drink, and watch the world go by. Music is in Rio's blood and you'll hear everything from rock and old-school bossa nova to hip-hop and funk. But the real star of the show is samba. This fast-paced, infectious style with African influences is the heartbeat of the city. The best place to hear samba is in Lapa, the city's red-light district. There, you'll find dozens of live music venues and a massive street party on the weekends. And of course, samba is the star of Carnaval, Rio's biggest and wildest celebration. But don't worry, Rio doesn't just party during Carnaval. Every day is a party in this city. Whether it's after a big soccer match, at a samba party, or at one of the many festivals, there's always something to celebrate. So come on down and join the fun. Rio is waiting for you!

Rio de Janeiro

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Spiritual (or Sacred) and Sublime

Savour the magnificence of Cristo Redentor in Rio de Janeiro

As you ascend the winding road up Corcovado Mountain, your anticipation grows with every t...

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Sensuous / Romantic

Sip on a caipirinha at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro

Imagine sitting on the powdery white sands of Copacabana beach, the warm sun on your skin,...

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Cultural / Historic & Cerebral

Ascend the Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro

Going on top of the Sugarloaf in Rio de Janeiro is like stepping into a postcard-perfect p...

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Cultural / Historic & Cerebral

Delve into favela life at the Rocinha Favela in Rio de Janeiro

Rocinha is the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro, and as such, it offers a unique glimpse i...

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Sensuous / Romantic

Greet the sunrise at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro

As the sun rises over the sprawling city of Rio de Janeiro, a gentle warmth begins to spre...

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Sensuous / Romantic

Dance, Sing, and vibrate at Samba school rehersal in Rio the Janeiro

As the sun begins to set over the bustling streets of Rio de Janeiro, a different kind of ...

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Trips, events in Rio de Janeiro

Back to the Roots

 Trip 

After traveling 143 countries, Kindling ambassador Mestre Xuxo has mo...

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Places to stay in Rio de Janeiro

Casa beleza

Our B&B is in an exotic mansion in the heart of Santa Teresa, Rio's historic and cultural ...

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