Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Travel Tips

3 Days in Rio de Janeiro: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, September 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 692 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

Favelas of Rio de Janeiro

By Viator, July 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 60 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

Soccer in Rio

By Viator, July 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 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

Rio de Janeiro During the World Cup: Best Tours and Activities

By Viator, June 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 849 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

With the city gearing up to host the FIFA World Cup finals on July 13 and soccer fever sweeping the nation, it is an atmospheric time to visit Rio de Janeiro. Even if you don’t have tickets for a ...  Read more

Day Trips from Rio

By Viator, April 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 32 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

Rio de Janeiro's Nightlife

By Viator, January 2014

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

Samba and Carnival Fun in Rio de Janeiro

By Viator, December 2013

4 star rating: Recommended 27 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

Rio de Janeiro's Best Food and Places to Eat

By Viator, November 2013

4 star rating: Recommended 166 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 Carnival

By Viator, November 2013

Tours & Tickets

One of the biggest crowd pullers for the Cidade Maravilhosa of Rio de Janeiro is its annual Carnival and Mardi Gras celebrations, attracting over 500,000 foreign tourists each year.  During the ...  Read more

Rio de Janeiro Top Beaches

By Viator, October 2013

4 star rating: Recommended 89 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

A Day in Rio de Janeiro

By Viator, October 2012

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

Rio de Janeiro Tropical Islands

By Viator, August 2010

4 star rating: Recommended 31 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Even if your visit to Rio de Janeiro is a short one, you should budget a day or two to travel to some of the exotic tropical islands surrounding the marvelous city in the Green Coast Region. A ...  Read more

Getting around in Rio

By Paige , Nicaragua, October 2012

Though this city beckons temptingly with its beaches and sequins, Rio de Janeiro’s Portuguese-speaking expanse of more than six million people can intimidate the average traveler. Fear not! Though ...  Read more

Five Festive Day Trips from Rio

By Paige , Nicaragua, September 2012

While the wet and wild city of Rio has plenty to entertain you, it also makes a most festive base for exploring Southern Brazil. So, never mind the night’s excess; instead grab a pack of Engove (the ...  Read more

What to Do in Macumba Beach

By Paige , Nicaragua, September 2012

One of the top surf spots in Rio de Janiero is just west of the city proper, along the wilder white sand beaches that run along 17-km Barra da Tijuca (Rio’s longest beach) and Barra de Guaratiba. ...  Read more

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