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State of Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide

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Best of State of Rio de Janeiro

3 days in State of Rio de Janeiro
3 days in State of Rio de Janeiro

Each day offers a different theme, pace and feel to Rio de Janiero. Orient yourself with scenic overviews on Day 1, discover cultural highlights on Day 2, and relax at the beaches on Day 3.

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Family-friendly State of Rio de Janeiro

State of Rio de Janeiro for young kids
State of Rio de Janeiro for young kids

There is more to Rio than sandbuckets and sunburns for the little ones. Enjoy these family-friendly activities that offer something of interest for all ages.

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State of Rio de Janeiro on a budget

State of Rio de Janeiro for free
State of Rio de Janeiro for free

The best of Rio can be seen and experienced for little or no drain on the wallet. This list provides options for parks, beaches, a museum, and a street market.

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Insiders' State of Rio de Janeiro

State of Rio de Janeiro off the beaten path
State of Rio de Janeiro off the beaten path

Discover the Rio beyond the famous panoramic views and touristic beach scene. Here are some unusual picks for the more adventurous traveler to Rio, including unusual neighborhoods to explore, and prime spots for active outdoor pursuits such as hiking, hang gliding, and surfing.

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Getaways from State of Rio de Janeiro

Daytrips from State of Rio de Janeiro
Daytrips from State of Rio de Janeiro

A variety of pleasant options exist for day trips from Rio, including UNESCO World Heritage towns, secluded surf beaches, and cooler mountain retreats favored by Cariocas.

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Perfect Day

One day in Buzios (Mykal, May 9, 2010)
0.0 of 5 stars 0 Votes

Perfect Weekend

Rio with partiers (Cristiano-Nogueira, Jul 22, 2011)
4.5 of 5 stars 2 Votes
Whirlwind Rio! (GBrowne, May 22, 2009)
4.5 of 5 stars 2 Votes

Best Of

Most beautiful places I've ever been (JenC-7, Jan 28, 2008)
4.5 of 5 stars 20 Votes
Rio de Janeiro featured in Rio For Partiers (Rio_For_Partiers, Mar 4, 2013)
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote
4.0 of 5 stars 14 Votes

Recent Trip

Rio de Janeiro (Mike Y, Mar 9, 2007)
4.0 of 5 stars 3 Votes
Intro to South America (stevoCardiff, Apr 3, 2013)
0.0 of 5 stars 0 Votes
Kiran's World (quanticmove, Jan 30, 2010)
0.0 of 5 stars 0 Votes