on May 13, 2008
If you're visiting Rio de Janeiro there's a full-day tour offered by Brazil Expedition that you can't miss! It started at 10am with a short hike to the top of Pedra Bonita where we saw the best view of the beaches in Rio and the jump off platform for hangliders. Next we drove through the Tijuca National Forest (in a jeep that makes you feel like Indiana Jones:) all the way to the top to see the famous Christ Statue. Afterwards we went to see the old neighborhood of Santa Teresa where we saw quaint buildings and cables cars similiar to those seen in San Francisco. The last stop was these secret steps in downtown Lapa that an artist built with tiles from all over the world and then they dropped us off at Sugarloaf mountain just in time to see the sunset. It was an unforgettable day and very unique way to see one of the most beautiful and diverse cities in the world! The guides were great and spoke great english so we were able to hear about the history of these places and some insider tips and the price was unbeatable! They also offer tours to soccer games at Maracana stadium and other sight in and around Rio that you can find on their website www.brazilexpedition.com. It was the best day and money spent while I was in Rio and I highly recommend it to all!
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