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Is Rio Safe for Tourists?

Is Rio Safe for Tourists?

I travelled to Brazil in 2016 and was in Rio de Janeiro for Carnival, which was incredible although we did have a couple of unnerving experiences.  I haven’t written much about Brazil or Rio yet, so I asked Yvonne from Now in Rio to share her thoughts on a question that is often asked about Brazil’s buzzing city – Is Rio safe for tourists? Is Rio safe?  Favelas. Drugs. Violence. Guns. This is the most common image of Rio that…

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A Favela Tour in Rio – Interesting but Intrusive?

A Favela Tour in Rio – Interesting but Intrusive?

Rio is (in)famous for its maze-like favelas which surround the city, climbing high onto the hills overlooking the bay.  Previously very dangerous and no-go areas for tourists, in recent years the police have made a concerted effort to pacify the favelas, meaning that tours around these fascinating places are now possible.  However, if you decide to take a favela tour in Rio there are several things to consider before you sign up. Need somewhere to stay in Rio?  Check prices…

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Five Places to Visit in Brazil After Rio de Janeiro

Five Places to Visit in Brazil After Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is on many a traveller’s bucket list.  Spectacular beaches, the iconic statue of Christ, magnificent views from Sugarloaf Mountain, and who could forget the biggest party on Earth, Carnival!  If you are lucky enough to visit Rio, you are in for a treat!  And while you are in Brazil, why not extend your trip so you can visit other destinations in Brazil?  Here are five ideas for places to visit in Brazil before or after your visit…

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