If you’ve scored an extended layover in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, start brushing up on your Portuguese. With hours until your next flight, you have the perfect opportunity to soak up the Carioca culture—outside of the airport. Skip the terminal lounge, and instead venture out into the colorful streets and pristine beaches to experience one day in Rio De Janeiro.
Even just 24 hours in Rio De Janeiro will shower you with unforgettable memories, from a pick-up soccer game at Copacabana Beach to a picnic along the shores of Prai Vermelha. Discover the lure of the famous Ipanema Beach, or climb the magnificent multicolored Selaron Steps. Meanwhile, if you’re in the mood for an adventure, hitch a ride on the cable cars to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for sweeping views of “The Marvelous City.” The mountain stands 1,296 feet high, and overlooks the city and Guanabara Bay.
Whether you’re nibbling on empanadas in the city center or lounging in the sand at the shore, the views are bound to beat those at the terminal. Between your flights, experience Rio in a day, instead of getting cabin fever.
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