A Cruise to Rio de Janeiro

Cruising Journal, the international portal for cruise ship reviews, takes you to Rio de Janeiro! Let yourself be overcome by Rio de Janeiro during a cruise stopover in the Cruising Journal tips.

From beautiful landscapes and iconic landmarks to the locations that made this city the melting pot that it is today, Rio is a captivating and complex city that will conquer your heart forever.

Blessed with the most stunning natural settings, Rio de Janeiro is a city that is as famous for its beauty as it is for its culture. Dip your toes in Rio de Janeiro’s beautiful and welcoming atmosphere and experience as much as you can during your stay.

How to get to Rio de Janeiro

Costa Cruises and MSC Cruises both offer varied itineraries. For a more unique experience, there’s even the option of a transatlantic voyage from Europe to Brazil. Many itineraries are offered by Oceania Cruises and Azamara Cruises, where you can explore all of South America and Brazil, in particular.

Tijuca National Park

Visit Tijuca National Park and immerse yourself in the majestic landscape of the Brazilian Rainforest. At this park, you can choose how you want to explore the landscape. From hiking to climbing and even to skating, this park offers many ways to explore and begin your adventure. You will also have the chance to pick a bird-watching itinerary and observe the Rainforest birds in their natural habitat as you enjoy your hike through the park.

Gliding Through Rio

Those looking for a thrill during their stay will be enticed by the many opportunities offered in Rio, such as hang-gliding or paragliding, both offered by ASAdelta. This thrilling experience is also available at the Tijuca National Park as one of the many ways to experience the landscape. Of course, there’s a flight basics class included in each tourist option to ensure that your experience is as safe as possible.

Bar Crawl

Taste the real bar culture of Rio with this expertly crafted backstreet bar tour by EatRio. With this tour, your guide will take you to the North part of the city, a less touristy area. Here, you’ll enjoy locally crafted beers, delicious drinks and fruit shots, all while experiencing some surprises along the way, making your trip all the more exciting. In this bar crawl, you’ll even get to enjoy delicious local food that will keep you going through the night as you enjoy the best bars in Rio.

Old Neighbourhood

Visit one of Rio de Janeiro’s oldest neighbourhoods, Santa Teresa, on this discovery tour offered by Rio de Janeiro Urban Adventures. During your exploration of Santa Teresa, you’ll admire the neighbourhood’s bohemian architectural style as you walk along its cobblestone streets. Next, you’ll take in the stunning bird’s eye view of the city as you marvel at one of the seven wonders of the world, Christ Redeemer. Finally, you’ll visit the Chácara do Céu Museum and Ruins Park before stopping by the famous Selarón Staircase. With this tour, you’ll experience the less-travelled parts of the city, while also hitting the main landmarks that every visitor must see.

Of course, when in Rio, one simply cannot skip the beach. After all, it is part of the Rio culture, and it would be a crime not to take in the breath-taking sight of the Brazilian seaside. Whether you prefer the busy beaches, full of life and excitement, or would rather stay on the quiet and secluded shorelines – enjoying a good swim with just yourself, the water and the sky above – Rio has an option for everyone.

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Alice Fogliata Cresswell


Gabriele B
Great! Thanks Alice!

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