Observation Decks/ Towers in Rio de Janeiro

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Observation Decks & Towers in Rio de Janeiro

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  • T D
    Philadelphia, PA3,197 contributions
    A must do if you’re in Rio! We were approached by a sales lady who offered a van service that would take us on top of the visitor center and include two additional viewpoint for R50 each person round trip, so we agreed to it. The van service took us to this great view of Rio - it’s about half way to visitor center. Then it drove us the visitor center afterwards. Beautiful view!
    Written March 6, 2022
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  • Sam M
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    Beautiful view! Fun favela mototaxi

    I went with my girlfriend in Jan 2022. We ubered to the base of Vidigal and then got a mototaxi for R5 each to the base of the trail. They knew what we were coming for and there were about 20 guys there. They look like they primarily take people who live in the favela up to their houses. At the base of the trail there was a guy who made us pay an additional R5 each to get on the trail. It felt off the books and we protested, but we don’t speak portugese and then didn’t really mind paying one more dollar.

    The hike was beautiful. We had views of Rochina off the back of the trail and then incredible views of the whole city, Christ the Redeemer, Lagoa, Leblon and Ipanema once at the top.

    On the way down we started walking down because the taxis don’t wait at the base, but waved down two mototaxis quickly and they returned us to the base.

    Highly recommend.
    Written January 27, 2022
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  • PrestonGuild
    United Kingdom54,771 contributions
    We did a jeep tour that included a visit to Parque Nacional Da Tijuca and the Vista Chinesa. It was much more relaxing than walking or cycling there.

    There is a pagoda that lends itself nicely with the theming in honour of the importation of tea to Brazil from China.

    There is only one reason to visit and make sure you bring plenty of mosquito repellent. The views over Rio de Janeiro. It certainly will make you say wow.

    As well as the views there are birds to spot and you might see monkeys.
    Written July 15, 2020
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  • PrestonGuild
    United Kingdom54,771 contributions
    I took a stroll here on my first evening in Rio.

    Just as the sun was setting I got here to this viewpoint. There are tourists mingling with locals who were there with their fishing rods.

    Good views of the beaches and the coastline. A very good photo spot.
    Written September 20, 2020
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  • nbalte
    Jaffa, Israel22 contributions
    I read from this tower when I was nearby, the view is nice, I got extra accompagnied by a liftboy who was very nice.. bit probably thos place isn't made for tourists
    Written October 4, 2017
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