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Rio de Janeiro travel guide

by Angela & Graham
Rio de Janeiro travel guide

Cidade Maravilhosa! Rio de Janeiro is indeed marvellous. 

Nestled in a harbour bejewelled with tiny islands, surrounded by the lush Tijuca rainforest and guarded under the watchful eye of the big man himself, Rio de Janeiro doesn’t fail to seduce.

Despite the challenges facing Brazil’s most famous city, Rio is as popular with visitors now as ever.

Even for us! We make a habit of avoiding major cities, preferring quieter towns and the great outdoors. But our Brazilian road trip route passed so close, we couldn’t turn down the opportunity to visit.

And we’re sure glad we did. For anyone visiting Brazil and considering avoiding Rio, we urge you to think again.

For those already sold, our Rio de Janeiro travel guide has you covered! Enjoy!


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Essential reading before you go to Rio de Janeiro

things to know before going to Rio de Janeiro

Whether you’re heading to Rio for the annual carnival, to bask on glorious beaches or for a short city break, here’s our guide to what you should know before you go.

There is so much to do in Rio de Janeiro and you need to be prepared! If you are planning a trip, make sure to take a look at our packing list so you don't forget those essential items! #brazil #riodejaneiro #packinglist #southamerica #travel

There is so much to do in Rio de Janeiro and you need to be prepared!

If you are planning a trip, make sure to take a look at our packing list so you don’t forget those essential items!

Is Rio de Janeiro safe for tourists? That’s what many first-time visitors will ask themselves.

Safely explore the Marvellous City by following a few these simple guidelines.

things to do & see

Things to do & see in Rio de Janeiro

Visiting Escadaria Selarón steps

Escadaria Selarón or the Selarón Steps, is one of the top attractions & a must-do activity while in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Our travel guide covers everything you need to know before visiting one of the world’s most colourful and popular staircases.

A practical guide to visiting Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro

Did you know there are no less than 6 ways of visiting Christ the Redeemer, Rio’s iconic statue of Jesus?

Our practical guide is packed with information so you can deice how you’re going to reach the top for some of the most spectacular views in the whole city.

A guide to Santa Teresa neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro

Looking for inspiration on the best things to do in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro?

Then you’ve come to the right place.

Our brief guide has loads of insights into things to do in Rio’s Bohemian neighbourhood plus information on where to eat, stay and how to get there.