Side Trips from Rio Travel Guide

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Plan Your Side Trips from Rio Vacation

While there's no shortage of things to do in Rio de Janeiro itself, visitors should make time to experience the many attractions in the surrounding area. The state of Rio de Janeiro is relatively small, but offers a broad range of distinctly Brazilian attractions. There are no better places to unwind after the frenetic pace of Rio than Búzios or Paraty. And nature lovers will greatly enjoy the idyllic Ilha Grande.

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Side Trips from Rio Hotels

There are hotels for all budgets and all tastes, from pousadas lining the beaches along the Blue and Green coasts that offer... read more

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Side Trips from Rio Restaurants

The food here is nothing if not eclectic. Coastal towns serve a large selection of fresh seafood, and most have a local... read more

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Things To Do in Side Trips from Rio

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Side Trips from Rio Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Glamorous Búzios: Hang out with the young and beautiful on the beach at Búzios in the morning, then enjoy the sunset on Orla... Read more

  • A Bit of History

    The history of Rio de Janeiro State is as colorful as it is bloody. The first Portuguese trading post was established in 1502 in Cabo... Read more

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