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

Water Sports: Sail a schooner to a deserted island for some scuba diving, then watch the dolphins play in your wake on the way home.

Mountain Excursions: Get lost in time at the Imperial Museum in mountainous Petrópolis.

Glorious Ilha Grande: Take an early-morning hike through the Atlantic rain forests of Ilha Grande.

Fresh Beach Food: Wash down some fresh shrimp with caipirinhas at the kiosks on the beach in Cabo Frio.

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