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State of Rio de Janeiro

Many visitors only take a trip to State of Rio de Janeiro to attend or participate in the annual Carnaval, but they stay for the region's beaches, islands, mountains, dense forests, and busy urban centers, which are known for their vibrant culture and colorful way of life. Beyond Rio, one of the world's biggest cities, this small but densely populated state boasts a string of other towns ideal for leisurely cultural sightseeing or traditional beach activities. Popular things to do in State of Rio de Janeiro include mountain climbing, bird-watching, cycling, dancing, shopping, swimming, sailing, surfing, and hunting for that plate of local cuisine that's shaped by European, American, Asian, and African influences. Customize your holiday with our Brazil day trip planning app to create an adventure that suits you.
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