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Is it safe to walk and tour around downtown (centro) Rio?

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Is it safe to walk and tour around downtown (centro) Rio?

Hello TA,

I wanted to know if it was possible for my wife and I, who have never been to Rio, to walk around by ourselves (without a guide) to the major tourist spots in Centro during the day?

If it is possible, what is the best way to get around Centro? Walking, Omnibus, Metro, Taxi?

We were thinking about using a guide, but we like to walk around and explore and take our time, but if it is unsafe during the day (8:00am-4:00pm) then we will use a guide.

Please let me know and if there are any other pieces of info I need to know?

Thanks!

Philadelphia...
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11. Re: Is it safe to walk and tour around downtown (centro) Rio?

The best places to stay in Rio are Ipanema, Leblon, and Copacabana.

When are you planning to come, and how much are you hoping to spend per night for a room?

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12. Re: Is it safe to walk and tour around downtown (centro) Rio?

july 13 stay for 5 night.

Philadelphia...
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13. Re: Is it safe to walk and tour around downtown (centro) Rio?

You may want to have a look at the Ibis Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, which is brand new and gets very good reviews. Hotels in Ipanema and Leblon tend to be much more expensive.

http://bit.ly/XSG55I

14. Re: Is it safe to walk and tour around downtown (centro) Rio?

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