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Maracanã Stadium

Maracanã Stadium

Maracanã Stadium

Maracanã Stadium (Rio de Janeiro) – Maracanã is Brazil’s temple to the country’s national sport, Footbal (soccer). Opened in 1950, this arena hosted the World Cup games of that year and some matches of the World championship in 2014. It also hosted the Confederations Cup on 2013, the opening and closing ceremonies of the Pan American Games (2007), and the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Along with the Football events, Maracanã has hosts rock & pop concerts, like Madonna, Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, and Tina Turner, among others. There are actually tours of this arena for foreign visitors. Check its website for updated rates & schedules: www.tourmaracana.com.br

Ipanema Beach

Ipanema Beach

Ipanema Beach

Ipanema Beach (Rio de Janeiro) – for those who hang out with Brazil’s most beautiful people, the upscale Ipanema Beach is the place to be. This trendy stretch of white sand, located near Leblon Beach, has good views of Morro Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers Mountain). Also on display are some of the world’s smallest bikinis. Rent a beach chair and umbrella, kick back with an ice-cold beer , and enjoy the vibe at one of the world’s most famous beaches.

Hang Gliding

Hang Gliding

Hang Gliding

Hang Gliding (Pedra Bonita, Rio de Janeiro) – Hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro is one of the most popular wind sports practiced in Rio. It is a recreational sport that uses a craft often consisting of a metal-framed fabric wing, with the pilot mounted on a harness hanging from the wing frame. He exercises control by shifting his body weight against a triangular bar, also attached to the frame. Hang gliding is very popular world-wide.

Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro happens in Pedra Bonita, a beautiful mountain situated in São Conrado district, just 20 minutes from Ipanema. You don`t need any experience since the pilot takes control of the whole flight. During the flight, all you do is to smile at the camera and enjoy the view. The landing area is on Pepino beach, with its clear waters and white sands. Local tour outfit Rio Adventures works with the best pilots in Rio, who have over 20 years of tandem flight experience and are certified by the Brazilian Hang Gliding Association. See its flights for updated rates & schedules: https://rioadventures.com

Escadaria Selaron

Escadaria Selaron

Escadaria Selaron

Escadaria Selaron (Rua Joaquim Silva, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro) – these eye-catching steps found in Rio’s Lapa district were made made Chilean artist Jorge Selaron. He spent 20 years transforming this unassuming staircase into a unique icon of this city. All 215 of its steps are a mosaic of tiles, ceramics and mirrors in red, green, blue, yellow, and other colors. Tourists on their way to nightspots in the Lapa district stop by here to marvel at this unique sight.

Tijuca National Park

Tijuca National Park

Tijuca National Park

Tijuca National Park (Rio de Janeiro) – this park, established in 1967, is located in the State of Rio de Janeiro. The Park covers an area of 3,953 hectares between the municipality of Rio de Janeiro. It protects the first replanted forest in the world, a multitude of trails and waterfalls as well as historical ruins of the coffee age.

Besides addressing the Corcovado and the Christ Redeemer and being an excellent alternative leisure for the population and tourists, the Tijuca National Park has a lot of history: its forests are the result of the first major reforestation project in the world, started in 1861. After almost total destruction of the forest for the production of coal and coffee planting, the water sources that supply the city began to dry. Then began a major process of expropriation of coffee farms and replanting of more than 100,000 trees.

The Tijuca Forest Sector can be accessed by the main entrance, located at Afonso Viseu square, Alto da Boa Vista. Those who wish to visit the Serra da Carioca Sector, it is suggested the accesses by the neighborhoods Cosme Velho (Almirante Alexandrino street) or Alto da Boa Vista (Amado Nervo street), both toward the Paineiras and Corcovado. Pedra da Gávea sector have access by Barra da Tijuca (Sorimã road) and São Conrado (Canoas road) and is particularly suitable for free flight practitioners and mountaineering in general.