Rio de Janeiro Tours and Attractions
Tours and Attractions
Rio is home to over six million people with no particular race, religion or creed that dominates, which makes it a melting pot of culture where everyone is welcome. In a country of continental dimensions, making the first choice of destination could be a daunting task. However, Rio de Janeiro is one city that can give you a good start. A word of caution though, you might need consider spending more than just a couple of days since there is much to do and see.
There’s More to Rio than the Beach
While Copacabana is truly the mother of all beaches, the seaside city also has nightlife, entertainment and other attractions that will want you coming back for more. Undoubtedly, there is no shortage of attractions lead by the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. There are many more things to see, so after a hectic day you may want to spend time watching a movie, catch a game of soccer at the Maracana Stadium or settle down to an evening of opera at Rio’s Municipal Theater.
Exploring Rio’s Past
A great way to experience Rio de Janeiro's history and rich cultural heritage is to visit national museums around the city. You have a choice of art, history and other museums dedicated to science, literature and more. These museums are the about the closest you will ever get to experiencing Brazilian traditions and culture. Brazilian artists are well known for their explicit paintings and sculptures, some of which are available at various art galleries in the city.
Sporting Events Galore
The Cariocas are sports lovers to the tee and with the city blessed by mountains, beaches and the sea, vacationers have a choice of sports including diving, snorkeling, hiking and beach soccer and volleyball, to name a few. Chances are, you may soon turn from a ‘gringo’ to a Carioca, once you spend a few days in Rio de Janeiro.