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Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide

Introduction
The Brazilians say: “It took God six days to create the world, and on the seventh day he created Rio”. Rio is known as the “City of Extraordinary”, and it’s not for nothing. Majestic mountains and rivers, white sandy beaches, emerald green rainforests and deep blue waters have always attracted tourists from all over the world. You can surf in Ipanema, hike in the rainforest of Tijuca, sail through Guanabara or rock climb at Bread Mountain, rather than doing nothing and people-watching in Ipanema. At night, the melody of samba fills the streets of Rio, and people dance to the beat in dance halls, bars, and open-air cafes in the streets and alleys.

unique experience
Corcovado Mountain: There is a giant statue of Jesus (Cristo Redentor) on Jesus Mountain. The Jesus statue is a symbol of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, one of the new seven wonders of the world selected in 2007. Copacabana Beach: The sandy beach is crescent-shaped, the sea is blue, the sand is clean and soft, and it is known as the most beautiful white sand beach in the world. People in Rio love sports, and you can see many people running, cycling, playing football, surfing and sunbathing here every day. Escadaria Selarón: 2,000 tiles from 60 countries were used to create a 125-meter-long, 250-step giant art work. The famous American band U2 once recorded an album here.

transportation
By plane: Rio has two main airports – Aeroport Internacional do Rio de janeiro and Aeroport Santos Dumont. Galeo International Airport (Aeroport Internacional do Rio de janeiro) mainly operates international routes, and Santos Dumont Airport (Aeroport SantosDumont) mainly takes Brazilian domestic routes. Long-distance bus: Rio’s long-distance bus lines extend in all directions, all starting from the noisy city of Novo Rio Rodoviria. Brazil’s long-distance buses are generally clean and comfortable, and the cars are generally equipped with toilets. Although it is cheap and comfortable, it is not particularly safe in terms of public security and traffic. Generally, foreign tourists and girls who travel alone are recommended to travel by air. The journey time can be shortened, and it is safe and reliable. Subway: There are three subway lines in Rio, Metro Line 1, Line 2 and Metro Line 4 built for the Rio Olympics. Metro Line 4 only arrives at the beginning of Baja. Passengers need to transfer to BRT after leaving the station to go to the Olympic Park.
Bus: The Rio bus system is well developed. When taking a bus in Rio, when you see the bus you want to take, you need to raise your food and point to the driver. The Rio bus does not announce the stop, so you need to ask the driver or the conductor to remind you You get off, or know where to get off in advance. When getting out of the car, press the button on the car or pull the upper line, and the driver will stop. Bus fare: R$3.80.
Guanabara Bay (Baía de Guanabara) Cruise: It is the passageway for the Portuguese to arrive in Rio. It is an important port in Brazil today and the best platform to appreciate the scenery of Rio and other coastal cities. There is only one cruise a day, starting at 9:30 in the morning, and the journey takes about 2 hours. Visitors can buy tickets at Marina da Glória loja 13. Tickets are 50 reais for adults, free for toddlers (4 years and under), 25 reais for children (5 to 10 years) and seniors (60 years and over). Website: www.saveiros.com.br Taxi: Taxis in Rio start at R$ 4.8 and R$ 2 per kilometer.

best time to visit
Summer is from December to March every year, and the climate is comfortable, and the carnival is held in mid-to-late February.

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