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Top things to do in Rio de Janeiro

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Things To Do In Rio de Janeiro

Always up for an eye-opening adventure and innovative ways to get inspired, you're eager to investigate an exciting travel spot like a pro. You're keen to set course in a different direction. It's not difficult to fill your days, because Expedia Canada can connect you with loads of things to do. Find and book your activities today, and the only thing you'll have left to do is count the days until your getaway and prepare to have fun. Next stop: Rio de Janeiro!

  • The activities in Rio de Janeiro are not only among the best, but they won't cost an arm and a leg. We have 138 things to do here, and you can reserve them starting at just C$32 . Get your favourite tours on Expedia Canada for significant savings, and you'll still have enough cash for a dream hotel or upscale dinner while you're travelling.
  • Rio de Janeiro is popular among adventurers like you. In fact, a good percentage of travellers can't wait for the next trip to the region to learn about local culture and participate in the best activities. The most popular activities can grab the attention of even well-versed globetrotters, and one look at our list explains why. Our list includes a wide variety of entertainment and opportunities for adventure. From Rio de Janeiro's most talked about places to spend a day like the Christ the Redeemer & Sugarloaf Mountain Half-Day Tour to food and wine tours like Plataforma Samba Show, there is a huge selection of selections to choose from when you browse through all the things you can do here at Expedia Canada.

You'll want a game plan to really get the most out of Rio de Janeiro, particularly when you want to include plenty of local cuisine and entertainment. And we know you don't want to hunker down in your hotel room—you're ready to get out and play. You're anxious to sign up for the top activities around, and an exploration of historic city neighbourhoods is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Our activities are the ideal way to organize your holiday. Book professional area tours on Expedia Canada, and you'll never need a map.

From Copacabana Beach to Sugarloaf Mountain, there is an astounding amount of things to do in Rio de Janeiro. If you are looking to spend a day on the beach, lazing in the sun, or snorkeling in the shallow water, then Rio offers many top spots. Rio de Janeiro is filled with many must see museums including the Museum of Modern Art, the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, and the Imperial Museum of Brazil. With so many Rio de Janeiro activities, it could be hard to decide what to do first.

One of the best places to visit on one of the Rio de Janeiro tours is the Tijuca National Park. Located in Rio de Janeiro, this urban forest is the largest in the world, covering 32 square kilometers. Grab a map and follow the other tourist up to the Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue, which is the second largest statute of Jesus in the world. This iconic statue watches over the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro. Be sure to keep an eye out for the abundance of wildlife and colorful birds, while visiting this rainforest.

When deciding on dates to visit Rio de Janeiro, consider planning your trip to coincide with Carnival. This famous festival occurs every year right before lent, when millions of people take to the streets to celebrate in one of the world's most colorful festivals. Local residents and tourists alike enjoy parades filled with festive floats and Samba dancers. There are street parties and balls, making it one of the most amazing attractions in Rio de Janeiro. If you have to opportunity, mark your calendar and make your way to Rio de Janeiro in time for Carnival.

When you start planning your trip to Brazil, you will discover there are many Rio de Janeiro excursions to choose among. If you enjoy a good game of soccer, then consider taking in a game at the Estádio do Maracanã. Take a walk on the world famous steps created by a local artist, the Escadaria Selarón. No matter what you decide to do in this bustling city, you will not have a hard time finding something to do.