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The Marvelous City

Rio de Janeiro

Upon arrival to Rio de Janeiro it is easy to see why it is nicknamed the Cidade Maravilhosa, or the Marvelous City. A hub of beautiful beaches, buzzing nightlife, stunning scenery, and captivating culture, this city is a must-see on a trip to Brazil. Good Life Expeditions can help you navigate the busy streets and visit local favorites during your time in Rio de Janeiro – contact us today! Or check out some of our Brazil trips that include Rio de Janeiro.

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With over half of Brazil’s 200+ million person population living in cities, themetropolitan hubs here offer something for everyone. Colorful culture flows in the streets offering some of the best people watching and exploring in the world.

Of all the cities in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is the perfect place to start a Brazilian adventure. As the previous capital of the country it has one of the major international airports, and also offers a diverse range of activities. Spend time exploring, bar hopping, and enjoying this one of a kind city.

For incredible views of Rio’s expansive cityscape take a cable car up to the summit of the famous Sugar Loaf mountain and visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. The beaches that make up this seaside city are iconic and offer the perfect nearby escape for surfing or relaxing. The lush rainforest of the city has plenty of hiking trails, as well as an array of flaura and fauna. Sports fans can head to Maracanã Football (Soccer) Stadium to witness the immense 100,000 person capacity and feel the energy of the heart-stopping games that have taken place here. Enjoy the rhythm of the city by taking a dance class or listening to the Samba anthems of the country that are the soundtrack to Carnaval. No matter your interests or travel style, this city is ready to welcome you, Brazil style.

Responsible Trips to Rio de Janeiro

Though a beautiful country, the wealth disparity in Brazil is undeniable. Known around the world for its favelas, or slums, the cities are an impactful place to witness poverty firsthand. Good Life Expeditions can help you experience the realities of low-income Brazilian families in a respectful manner that will be a learning experience for both you and the communities you visit. Rather than taking you on a tour, we can connect you with individual families or communities through our partner non-profit MEDLIFE. And you can feel good knowing that profits from your trip will directly support the communities you visit. Read more about our story to learn about our connection to poverty in Latin America.


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