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1. Posted by ehuaman (Budding Member 41 posts) 9y

I have been reading about different things to do in Rio. Roughly this is what I have:
Beachs: Ipanema, Copa, Leblón, Flamengo, Botafogo.
Sugar Loaf, Corcovado, Tijuca Forest
Maracana ( I hope that there is a soccer-game during my trip)
Lapa and center (museums, cathedral, historical places...I like history a lot)
Visit some favela.
Maybe a boat tour.
Feira de Sao Cristovao.

Any other suggestions? Maybe some place to dance, or to watch a samba-show.

Thanks a lot


2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 9y

Hi Elmer

My highlights were:

Visiting the residents of Rochina - one of Rio's favellas
Going to a Lapa Street party and dancing til dawn
Getting the tram up to the arty neighborhood of Santa Teresa and
just wandering the streets
Got to go the Brazil Cup Final (AWESOME!) You should definitely take in a soccer game!
Watching some locals perform Capoiera


3. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru 307 posts) 9y

Watching a local performance of Capoiera is amazing and I would say, a must.