Rio de Janeiro

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Flying To Rio de Janeiro With American Airlines

Pack a swimsuit and evening wear for your American Airlines flight to Rio de Janeiro. Get ready to strut your stuff alongside the Cariocas—the residents of Rio—on Brazil's most famous beaches and then dine and dance into the wee hours when you fly to Rio de Janeiro with American Airlines.

Take a cable car with the family to Sugarloaf Mountain

Get ready for breathtaking views of Ipanema and Copacabana, the Babylonia favelas, the Tijuca Forest, Christ the Redeemer, the Bay of Guanabara, and the fortresses at the edge of Niterói. Adventure seekers can hike to the peak, as well.

Explore the authentic crafts markets and small shops of Old Rio

Take a walk through history as you discover the city's original center. If you're here on the first Saturday of the month, arrive early to the open-air Lapa antique market known as the Feira do Rio Antigo. Enjoy live samba music, drama and dance while shopping for antiques.

Soak up the sun in legendary Copacabana or trend-setting Ipanema

Hit the sand early for clear air and softer morning rays. Rent a beach chair and umbrella, pick up a game of volleyball or soccer, or simply watch bronzed bodies stroll by in swimwear. Stick around—or come back for—the post-sunset revelry that happens nightly alongside these iconic beaches.

Make your way to Leblon

This beach neighborhood next to Ipanema features upmarket restaurants ranging from Asian to Italian, seafood to Spanish. Be sure to order skewers of fresh grilled prawns during your stay and wash them down with a potent caipirinha cocktail.

Lose your inhibitions to the intoxicating rhythms of samba

You can drink, chat, flirt, and dance the night away at most any of Rio's bars and clubs, but when you're ready to samba head straight to trendy Lapa. Once known as the "Montmartre of the Tropics," this revitalized neighborhood features a near-constant street party and some of the best samba joints in town.

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More Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro

Follow American Airlines as we go off the beaten path to discover more things to do in Rio de Janeiro. Breathe the fresh air of the rainforest, sink your toes in the sand of a tropical island, and expand your understanding of Brazil with a trip to a favela. American is with you every step of the way.

Hike through the rainforest of Tijuca National Park

You'll come across waterfalls, hidden ruins, and exotic animals such as monkeys, iguanas, ocelots and snakes. Spectacular views of the city await you. If you prefer a faster pace, hop in an open Jeep tour but keep an eye out for falling sloths, dashing birds or flittering butterflies.

Take the tram across the Arcos da Lapa

Visit the Museu Chácara do Céu with fabulous views from the garden and exhibits from Brazilian artists and European painters such as Monet, Matisse, Picasso, and Dalí. Then wander the neighborhood enjoying the panoramic views and mix of modern, colonial, and Art Deco architecture.

Stroll out to Arpoador after a long, hot day at the beach

This large rock formation between Ipanema and Copacabana affords great views of both neighborhoods. Although Arpoador is best known for its competitive surf break, you can also come here in summer to watch romantic sunsets across the bay.

Take a tour through one of Rio's favelas, or shantytowns

Reputable tour companies enjoy support from the favela residents, who have a chance to sell visitors their handicrafts and goods. Organized walking tours of some of the largest ones, including Rocinha and Vila Canoas, can be arranged through your hotel.

Book a day cruise on beautiful Sepetiba Bay

Swim and snorkel with dolphins, turtles, kingfishers, parrots and even stingrays, or watch them from the comfort of your boat. Enjoy a big buffet lunch on one of the bay's tropical islands before heading back to The Marvelous City.

Book a flight to Rio de Janeiro with American Airlines today to discover more things to do in Rio de Janeiro.

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