Flights to Rio de Janeiro arrive at the Galeao International Airport. A unique feature of this airport is its duty free store that is available to arriving passengers. Here you will be able to shop for products such as cosmetics and alcohol, which can be heavily taxed in Brazil, before passing through customs.
You will have four main transportation options to get you where you need to go. Taxi (pre-paid and metered), bus and the new airport transfer service.
Traveling around Rio is best done by taxi or bus, both of which are plentiful. Due to aggressive driving and safety issues, car rental is ill advised. As a matter of fact, due to the chaotic driving practices, you will probably find either mode of transportation an interesting one.
Rio de Janeiro flights are greeted with a breathtaking attraction upon descent. The world-famous Christ the Redeemer statue stands with its arms outstretched over the Corcovado Mountain and is one of the most visited monuments in the world.
Rio is lined with famed beaches such as Copacabana and Ipanema. Here you will be able to enjoy fun in the sun activities such as windsurfing, parasailing and beach volleyball while getting that Brazilian tan. It is on Ipanema Beach where the Carnival takes place. If you’re planning to experience Carnival, make sure to book well ahead of time for the best deals on airfare to Rio de Janeiro. If you choose to experience this legendary city during the off season, you will find many cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro.
For those who wish to explore Rio’s rich Brazilian history, there are plenty of museums to visit. The National Museum and Natural History Museum are two of the most popular.
There are many places to shop in Rio. For a shopping experience that exemplifies Brazilian culture, then SAARA, located in downtown Rio, is the largest ethic market. Here you find amazing deals on clothes and exotic food. There are also several shopping centers in Rio as well. Rio Sul is one of the city’s most popular.
Dining out in Rio is quite inexpensive, even at an upscale restaurant. While famous for traditional Portuguese cuisine, you will be able to find something for whatever you crave. After dinner, you’ll be ready for a night on the town. Whether you decide to enjoy a quiet drink at a beachfront bar, dance the night away at Baronetti ( one the city’s best dance clubs) or take part in one of the many weekend street parties, Rio’s nightlife will not disappoint.
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