Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Travel Guide

Bert meets one lucky couple in Boulder, CO, and takes them to the world's most outrageous party -- Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Their adventure includes paragliding over the beautiful beaches of Rio, jumping ...

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Arpoador point at the end of Ipanema Beach

Arpoador is most commonly known for being one of the best metropolitan surf spots in Rio. It’s also one of the few areas where you can see the sun setting over the sea, which is a rare event on the eastward-facing Brazilian coast.

 
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Corcovado Mountain in Tijuca Forest National Park

One of the best ways to see Rio de Janeiro is from the sky! You’ll get a close-up view of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue as you circle Tijuca National Park on 1 of the 8 amazing flights offered by Helisight.

Parque Nacional da Tijuca
Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro
RJ, Brazil

 
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The Maze Inn (Tavares Bastos favela)

Set in Tavares Bastos favela, the Maze Inn is a fantastic place to overnight for those looking for an alternative view of Rio. The owner uniquely decorates the rooms with original artwork, and the veranda offers stunning views of Pao de Acucar.

Rua Tavares Bastos 414 _ 66
Catete, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 
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Praia dos Pepinos in Sao Conrado

Paragliding and surfing in Rio de Janeiro is an experience unlike any other. You will have the unique sensation of flying like a bird, with a light breeze of tropical air in your face, as the beautiful mountains and beaches of Rio surround you.

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Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon (Wakeboarding)

The lagoon located in the Lagoa, a south zone of Rio, is connected to the Atlantic Ocean. Seawater enters the lagoon by a canal along the edge of a park locally known as Jardim de Ala.

 
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Sambadrome (Carnival)

Built in 1984, the Sambadrome was designed by Oscar Niemeyer. The purpose-built parade area is where dozens of samba schools parade competitively each year during the Rio Carnival.

Rua Marquês de Sapucaí - Santo Cristo, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20220-007, Brazil

 

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