When tourists are asked about the top three places they want to travel to, their responses are usually Paris, Las Vegas, and Rio de Janero.
Fun in the sun and then partying all night until the sun comes up are the things that many think of when they think of Rio
but the reality is that there is a lot more to Rio than beaches and parties.
Here are a few activities to try on your trip to Rio:
Sugar Loaf Sightseeing Tour
Tour downtown Rio and several of the areas main attractions with the Sugar Loaf Sightseeing Tour. After touring downtown, you take a cable car to the top of Urca Hill where you have stunning views of the Rio-Niteroi Bridge, Corcovado Hil, and Guanabra Bay.
Afterwards, you take the car up to the top of Urca Hil where you have additional views of the Santa Cruz Fortress, Copacabana Beach, and the beaches of Niteroi. The trip takes about 4 hours and is appropriate for all ages.
Half-Day Jeep Excursion
For a unique view of the area, you can take a half-day jeep excursion through the Tijuca Rain forest. You take a four hour trip with a knowledgeable guide who takes you to the Mata Atlantica or "Atlantic Forest", the Cachoeira dos Macaro or "Monkey's Waterfall", and much more. You get to check out and interact with all the tropical surroundings as well as take a one hour hike checking out the sights.
Football Match and Stadium Tour
If you are a football fan, you will want to check out the Football Match and Stadium Tour package offered in Rio. You will get to attend a Brazilian football match with a local guide and experience what it is like to attend an event with 100,000 screaming fans while watching some of the best football in the world.
As you can see, there is more to Rio than just beaches and parties.
The above is just the tip of the iceberg of what is available. Regardless of what activities you enjoy, with a little planning, you will likely find some amazing activity options in Rio.