40 Bucketlist Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is the most iconic city in Brazil.

It’s a city that will both excite and intimidate you in equal measure, but once you’re used to its size, scale and sprawling nature, you’ll quickly fall for it, as many a traveler has before you.

1. Christ the Redeemer

The statue of Christ Redeemer is undoubtedly the symbol of Rio de Janeiro and it is a must-visit location when you are visiting the city.


Found in the Guanabara Bay, the cable car ride begins at Vermelha Beach and takes you to the rocky peak of Morro da Urca.

2. Sugarloaf Mountain

Take in the views of Rio’s world-class beaches and amazing sites while gliding through the tropical air like a bird.

3. Hang Gliding

4. Parasailing

Soar over the beautiful coastline on an epic parasailing adventure. It does not matter if this is your first time or if you have done it before, you will not be disappointed.

5. Paragliding

Step out of your comfort zone and into the skies above Rio de Janeiro while paragliding.

Found on the southern side of the city, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Copacabana Beach is where the skyscrapers meet the sea.

6. Copacabana Beach

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