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Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide

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There are unlimited options when it comes to the places you can go and what you can see. An awe-inspiring getaway awaits.

Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide

Where is Rio de Janeiro?

Setting out to a new destination is a thrilling experience, but things can easily go awry if you haven’t properly prepared. Why not start by discovering just where Rio de Janeiro is?

It lies 580 miles southeast of the national capital, Brasilia, and 20 miles southwest of Mage.

It won't be too tricky to make new friends in this corner of Rio de Janeiro. It's home to around about 6,000,000 locals.

Places to Visit in Rio de Janeiro

Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer should be high on your to-do list. You'd be bonkers not to see these celebrated attractions!Rio de Janeiro features a number of popular attractions, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum. After some more options? Spend some time at Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro and Parque Henrique Lage. If time is on your side, try to see them all!Not only structures that help us move from A to B, bridges are also sometimes iconic local landmarks. Make tracks to Arcos da Lapa and find out how, when and why it was made. Want some more options? Head to National Library to step into the splendid collection of books, newspapers, information and ideas. But wait, that's not all there is! Municipal Theater is a critical piece of this area's energetic culture. Find out what's happening and settle in for a pleasant night of entertainment.

Car Rentals in Rio de Janeiro

Want to see the region on your own terms? Be the creator of your own epic adventure by checking out car rentals in Rio de Janeiro with a little help from Orbitz.

If you're arriving via Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, you can just about rent a ride on the tarmac. Budget and Avis are both not far away from baggage claim.

In the heart of the city, you'll find Movida Rent A Car at Praca Senador Salgado Filho. Its convenient location makes for a straightforward pick up. Another inner-city option is Sixt at Praca Senador Salgado Filho.

Where to stay in Rio de Janeiro – Hotel Accommodation

Secure your hotel in Rio de Janeiro ASAP and start arranging the rest of your awesome vacation. Orbitz currently lists 536 available accommodations in this destination.There's nothing quite like a little bit of luxury. The Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro and the Belmond Copacabana Palace are some brilliant upmarket apartment options! If you're more of a budget traveler, have a look at a few of our less-expensive options. You'll have plenty of change jingling around in your pockets if you secure a room at the Copa Hostel (Rua Leopoldo Miguez 10 ) or the Rio Forest Hostel (Rua Joaquim Murtinho, 517).

Nearest Airports to Rio de Janeiro

Hit the tarmac at Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG), the nearest airport to Rio de Janeiro. Located 8 miles northwest of the downtown area, your vacation begins here!

Popular Places to Visit Near Rio de Janeiro

If you've got a spare day or two and you're happy to travel 25 miles, head on over to Itaborai. This happening destination has a world of activities on offer. If you want to spend a whole day in this area, visit Marechal Floriano Peixoto Park first. Next head on over to Imperial Garden Park and St. John the Baptist Church. Searching for more options? Itaguai is 40 miles from Rio de Janeiro. Make your way here for attractions including Ilha da Madeira, Coroa Grande Beach and Shopping Centre Itaguai. You have a world of choice!

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