Custom itineraries in Rio de Janeiro
Day 1 : City Sightseeing in Rio: First Visit
What could be more magical than discovering Rio from above? Jump on the cable car from Urca’s hill and stand on the top of Pão de Azucar. From the summit, you will have an amazing view over this marvellous city. Perhaps take another means of transport, el bonde ! This tram runs through Lapa arches and allows for magnificent sights onto the Santa Teresa neighborhood.
Enjoy lunch at Bar do Arnaudo or try a seafood meal at Sobrenatural. Visit the São Bento Monastery, but don’t forget to have a look at the Municipal Theater, ( inspired by the Paris Opera), Saint-Antonio convent, or the front of the Santa Casa da Misericordia hospital. No trip in Rio is complete without an ascent to the Corcovado, located at Christ the Redeemer! If you still have some stamina, you can race down to the historic district and enjoy the sight of Nossa Senhora do Bonsucesso church. Spend your first carioca evening in the busy Lapa district.
Pao De Azucar
Avenida Pasteur 520, 22290-240, Rio de Janeiro
Arcs De Lapa Et « bonde »
Bar Do Arnaudo
Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 316, 20241-260, Rio de Janeiro
Santa Casa Da Misericordia Hospital
Rua Santa Luzia, 206 - Centro, 20020-022, Rio de Janeiro
Nossa Senhora Do Bonsucesso
Largo da Misericordia – Santa Luzia 206, Rio de Janeiro
Corcovado – Le Christ Rédempteur
Cosme Velho, 513 – Estrada de Ferro Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro
Praça Floriano - Centro, 20031-050, Rio de Janeiro
Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 432, 20241-260, Rio de Janeiro
Saint Antonio Convent
Largo da Carioca, 20050-008, Rio de Janeiro
São Bento Monastery
Rua Dom Gerardo 68, 20000, Rio de Janeiro
00 55 21 2206 8100
Day 2 : Something different to experience in Rio
Where would Rio be without its famous beaches? Chose between Copacabana and Ipanema. Both offer unforgettable images to the sightseers. Have lunch at Kilograma or La Mole, highly regarded by Cariocas.
Perfectly tanned, you are ready for a shopping stroll along Nossa Senhora Avenue, la Rua Barata Ribeiro, la Rua Visconde de Pirajá or Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva. You can also head to Barra da Tijuca district, an area that resembles Miami! Take a jeep ride through the Tijuca forest , and continue your stroll as you discover the biodiversity of flora and fauna without being exhausted.
Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 1144, 22060-002, Rio de Janeiro
Rio By Jeep
3322 5750 (fixe) ou 9693 8800 (portable)
Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 552, 22031-000, Rio de Janeiro
Day 3 : A change of scenery
A visit to Favelas is clearly an activity that brings up debates. You should know however that tours are possible with the aid of a guide. You will learn a lot about the social organisation and way of life in these neighbourhoods which played a part on the influence of Rio since the 30’s. If you prefer to enjoy the festive Rio, take a samba lesson and enjoy the carnival atmosphere! Have lunch on the seashore at Albamar restaurant or enjoy a picnic on the beach. Spend your afternoon discovering one the islands of Guanabara Bay. Cap off your day in Ilha Fiscal and admire its fairy tale architecture. Alternatively, you could visit the Navy Cultural Center.
Sambodrome And Samba School
Avenida Marquês de Sapucaí, 20210-070, Rio de Janeiro
Praça Marechal Âncora 186, 20021-200, Rio de Janeiro
2233 9165 or 3870 6025 or 3870 6992
Navy Cultural Center – Ilha Fiscal
Avenida Alfred Agache, 20021-000, Rio de Janeiro
3870 6025 or 3870 6879
Day 4 : Culture, Art, and Museums in Rio
The Modern Art Museum in Niteroi is an illustration of the modern and creative Brazil. You could have lunch at MAC restaurant and enjoy a delightful view of the bay. Our advice is to head to Petropolis, which hosts a gastronomy fair every year and incorporates a number of high quality restaurants such as Bistrot Petit Palais. Around 65km from Rio, you will discover the Imperial Palace, summer residence of the emperor, built in 1846. It remained the presidents residence for many years. A culturally rich area hosting the Palacio de Cristal, Sao Pedro de Alcantara Cathedral and the Palacio Quitandinha, Pétropolis is certainly a touristic destination, much appreciated by Cariocas.
Palacio Quitandinha – Pétropolis
Avenida Estados Unidos, 2, 25645-150 , Rio de Janeiro
Sao Pedro De Alcantara Cathedral – Pétropolis
Avenida Sao Pedro de Alcantara, 60, 25645-150, Rio de Janeiro
Palacio De Cristal – Pétropolis
Rua Alfred Pacha , 25685-210, Rio de Janeiro
Mirante da Boa Viagem, 24210-390, Rio de Janeiro
Imperial Palace – Pétropolis
Rua da Imperatriz, 220, 21735-300, Rio de Janeiro
Bistrot Petit Palais – Pétropolis
Rua da Imperatriz, 220, 25610-320, Rio de Janeiro
Alternatives in Rio de Janeiro depending on the weather
Day 5 : When it gets too hot..
If the heat is unbearable, cool off at the National History Museum or alternatively, the Caso do Pontal Museum and Chacara do Ceu. If you prefer to stay in the fresh air, the Tijuca Forest will provide you with shelter from the scorching heat
National History Museum
Praca Marechal Ancora, 20021-200, Rio de Janeiro
00 55 21 2550 9220
National Park And Floresta De Tijuca
Popular Art Museum Casa Do Pontal
Estrada do Pontal, 3295 , 22785, Rio de Janeiro
0055 21 2490 3278
Chacara Do Ceu Museum
Rua Murtinho Nobre, 93, 20241-050, Rio de Janeiro
21 3970 1126
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