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Rio 2016 (2016 Summer Olympics)

By Viator, November 2015

Tours & Tickets

The most highly anticipated sporting event of the calendar is heading to Brazilian shores, as Rio de Janerio gets set to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Whether you?re planning on attending in person ...  Read more

Rio de Janeiro Carnival

By Viator, November 2015

Tours & Tickets

With five days of dazzling parades held at Rio?s iconic Sambadrome, street parties erupting all around the city and more than 500,000 visitors flying in from all around the globe, Rio de Janeiro is ...  Read more

Favelas of Rio de Janeiro

By Viator, November 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 108 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Rio's 900+ favelas are home to hundreds of thousands of people, packed tightly in astonishing density and replete with all the violence, criminality and squalor that one might expect when extreme ...  Read more

Rio de Janeiro's Best Food and Places to Eat

By Viator, October 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 210 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

From hearty meat dishes to a kaleidoscope of tropical fruit, eating out in Rio de Janeiro is never boring and you?ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to the city?s restaurants. Borrowing ...  Read more

Rio de Janeiro's Nightlife

By Viator, September 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Rio de Janeiro?s reputation for caipirinha-fueled hedonism and pulsing samba beats precedes it, and if you?re heading to Brazil?s fun-loving cultural capital, you?ve likely set aside at least one ...  Read more

Rio de Janeiro Top Beaches

By Viator, July 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 78 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The beaches of Rio de Janeiro are the stuff of song and legend, and they certainly live up to their billing. An entire state unto itself rather than a single city, Rio sees nearly three million ...  Read more

2015 Travelers' Choice Landmark Award: Corcovado and Cristo Redentor

By Viator, July 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 323 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Corcovado and Cristo Redentor were chosen by travelers like you as the No. 9 world landmark in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Landmarks Awards. See the 24 other winners here . Keeping a ...  Read more

A Day in Rio de Janeiro

By Viator, June 2015

Tours & Tickets

Rio de Janeiro, a city of incomparable natural beauty and incurably addictive culture, isn?t usually categorized as a one-night stand. In fact, once travelers have breathed in the intoxicating ...  Read more

Paraty's Best Beaches and Islands

By Viator, May 2015

Tours & Tickets

Paraty is home to historic gold mines, thick jungles, beautiful churches and plenty of colonial architecture. But it?s the untouched islands and pristine beaches lined with white sandy shores and ...  Read more

3 Days in Rio de Janeiro: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, May 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 642 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Rio de Janeiro isn?t known as the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City) for nothing. Beautiful beaches, expansive mountains, the lively Cariocas and the grand Carnaval are only some of the reasons ...  Read more

Soccer in Rio

By Viator, May 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 10 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

From Ronaldo?s record setting World Cup goals to Pele?s hat-trick of World Cup victories, few countries have churned out so many legendary international soccer players as Brazil, so it?s no surprise ...  Read more

Day Trips from Salvador da Bahia

By Viator, May 2015

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 18 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Brazil?s third-largest city, Salvador da Bahia, is perfectly situated for taking advantage of some of the country?s most spectacular scenery, from idyllic beachfronts to historic villages. A scenic ...  Read more

Day Trips from Rio

By Viator, April 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 81 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

With its swaths of white sand beaches hemmed in by the iconic peaks of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain, and an all-day party atmosphere, it can be hard to tear yourself away from Rio de Janeiro?s ...  Read more

Three Ways to See Iguassu Falls

By Viator, April 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 133 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Only about 20% of the park lies on the Brazilian side of the border. Thus, the vast majority of hiking trails, adventure tours and other activities begin on the Argentine side. There's still plenty ...  Read more

Samba and Carnival Fun in Rio de Janeiro

By Viator, March 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 33 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

With troops of bejeweled dancers gyrating on stage, glittering floats parading through the Sambadrome exhibition hall and costumes so dazzling you?ll need your sunglasses on even at night, Rio de ...  Read more

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