Pack your bag for an exciting adventure in Rio de Janeiro

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DESTINATION Pack your bag for an exciting adventure in Rio de Janeiro

Published on September 17th, 2014 | by Joan Makai

Adventure travel in Brazil starts at Rio de Janiero. Rio de Janeiro is the most popular and stunning city in Brazil which is visited by thousands of tourists every year. Attractions abound in the city as every visitor gets inspired with its majestic mountain ranges and lovely beaches. With the craziest nightlife and countless vacation spots, Rio de Janeiro indeed, is the perfect travel destination.

As you set foot in the city of Rio de Janeiro, accommodation is the first thing you should attend to. Whether or not you were able to book for room reservation, hotels and lodging houses are still aplenty for walk-in customers. All these range from economy rooms to VIP suites. If budget isn’t a constraint, you can go for high-end accommodation and stay at the luxurious Windsor Barra Hotel for first class amenities and facilities at around $300 per night. For budget hotels in Rio, there are nice and decent hotels to choose from such as Hotel Harmonya, Ibiza Barra Hotel and Promenade Paradiso with rates around $100 per night. Hotels are easy to find as they are strategically located at the heart of the city.

From any point in the world heading to Rio de Janeiro, entry point takes place at the Galeão International Airport. Upon exit from the airport, taxi services are available for three to four passengers. However, there are also car rental services for personal vehicle use.

Attractions in Rio de Janeiro are countless that you would want to stay longer. Starting from the iconic Cristo Redentor, the gigantic statue of Jesus Christ is where you can have a panoramic view of the city. The Sugar Loaf Mountain is another must-see tourist spot because viewpoint from here is the fabulous sunset. The cable car ride is worth a try as you will have to cross the city overlooking lush green forests, spectacular mountain tops and sparkling Blue Ocean. When it comes to beaches, Ipanema and Copacabana are the most recommended spots. Other great sites to visit are Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, Quinta da Boa Vista, Sambadrome Marques de Sapucai and the Candelaria Church.

Surrounding every tourist attractions are souvenir stores for items you might want to bring home such as key chains, plush toys, shirts, bags and stuff. For gastronomic delight, cafes and bistros are scattered around every area serving tourists and locals with authentic Brazilian cuisine. As you hop from one restaurant to another prepare your palate for sumptuous delicacies such as the Farofa, Feijão Tropeiro, Pastéis, Feijoada and Moqueca de Camarão. These dishes are served with either bread or rice depending on your preference.

With all the splendor and adventure Rio de Janiero offers, there is always a reason to keep coming back. For those who are thinking of a vacation getaway, Rio de Janeiro should top your list. With tropical warm weather, pack your suitcase and carry light thin clothing for a comfortable expedition.

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