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Rio de Janeiro

In terms of sheer natural splendor, Rio de Janeiro ranks among the most beautiful cities on earth. Nowhere else will you find a vibrant metropolis framed by acres of rainforest rolling down 1,000-foot mountains, all mere steps from the ocean. The South American city is also imbued with sophistication, generous hospitality and a lust for life.

  • Perfect for
    Art Lovers | Do Gooders | Style Mavens | Adventurers
  • When to go
    December-February | March-May | June-August
  • Ideal length of stay
    3-5 Nights

Designing Your Journey

Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.

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    3 Days: Essential Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro is a vibrant, bustling city that offers a range of activities for many interests. Indagare can arrange a customized itinerary that includes guided touring, favela visits and art walks. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.

    • Day 1: Natural Beauty

      On your first day in Rio, get the lay of the land by visiting the Jordim Botanico, biking along the beach, hiking in Tijuca National Park and seeing the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue accompanied by an expert guide. In the afternoon, shoppers can peruse the boutiques in the bohemian Ipanema or tony Leblon neighborhoods.

    • Day 2: Art

      Explore Brazil’s contemporary art scene with a top Indagare guide who can provide tours of the MAC (contemporary art museum), independent galleries in the hip Santa Teresa district and Inhotim, the beautiful plein-air sculpture garden with large installation works that is worthy of a day trip.

    • Day 3: Brazilian Society

      For those who wish to understand the complexities of Brazilian society, Indagare can arrange a tour of the Santa Maria favela with a favela resident. Indagare can also arrange volunteer opportunities for community projects in the city.

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Indagare Founder and CEO Melissa Biggs Bradley
“Rio is the ultimate expression of a city as a playground. After all, where else can you ride your bike to your hotel from the airport or learn surfing and samba in the same day?”
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