My wife and I are coming off a cruise from BA to Rio next March and having read so much about the crime and dangers of Rio are a bit sorry we did not just head to the airport straight away and give this place a miss. However fact is we will have two days to see Rio before we head off home. We are 60 years old- young at heart, but not looking for a wild nightlife -more about the sights and culture.
Can anyone suggest where (ie loction in town ) we should stay. And a hotel (say) $200- $250 a night. We want safe area where we can walk the streets without fear of being straightaway mugged. (is there such a thing?) . Clean hotel. Comfort, new refurbished is better than spa facilities for us.
Oh and recommendations on a city tour company which will take us to see whatever should be seen whilst we are there.
Is this a lot to ask of Rio??