As part of a longer cruise vacation, I have 2 short days in Rio.
I arrive on a Thursday afternoon (late Nov) around 4pm and will be staying near Copacabana Beach. Hoping to be able to catch sunset on the beach and possibly go for the Plataforma show that evening.
The next day I have a flight to Buenos Aires at 17.23 so I guess I have about 6 hours of sightseeing time, assuming I start before 8am. Would like to see Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf plus some city sights. Not sure if we should book a tour or do this on our own. But because time is short, it maybe less stressful to go on a tour?
After the cruise we fly back to Rio on a Sunday arriving at 11.30am. My connecting flight only leaves the next morning at 03.10am. So probably have half day of daylight sightseeing. Was considering either a jeep tour to the forest or just walking around, see more of the beach or shopping. Any recommendations?