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Questions tagged [rio-de-janeiro]

Questions about the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

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In Rio de Janeiro, which lane should I be using when biking and there's a bus-only lane?

In some places in Rio the rightmost lane is bus-only (and I believe taxis can drive there too). It's clearly marked with ÔNIBUS written all over and blue line between it and other lanes. I was ...
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Is it safe to visit Babilonia neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro as a tourist?

I read on the internet that it's one of the safe and tourist-friendly favelas. On the other hand, when I went to Rio and ordered an Uber to go there, two drivers told me they won't enter it because ...
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Can one transit through Galeão International Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil without a visa?

We bought tickets for two people to fly from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Santiago, Chile and then on to other places. This was one purchase. One person (from the USA) cannot get his visa in time. He has ...
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Where to Buy Rio Carnaval Tickets Online?

While this seems that is should be obvious, searching on Google for Carnaval Tickets or Where to buy Carnaval Tickets? or similar yields a whole bunch of websites, none of them seem official and with ...
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Do taxi drivers in Rio give receipts?

On a cab trip in Rio, for instance from the airport to a hotel, can I pay in cash and ask the driver to give me a receipt (i.e. can I expect that he/she will comply)? Otherwise, would paying by card ...
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Rio de Janeiro to Petropolis to Teresopolis back to Rio

My wife and I are travelling to Brazil and have planned to spend several days in Rio, several in Petropolis, and several in Teresopolis. I'm having a hard time finding bus resources online. From our ...
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How much is a bus from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro?

I'm looking to get a feeling for the bus prices for the trip Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro. Plataforma10.com gives me a price of AR$ 2350,00 (~271 US$) with Crucero del Norte, which I find a bit high....
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Are 2.5 hours enough for a layover in Rio?

I'm planning a trip to Brazil for this December, and I've already bought the flight to Rio and back. Now I have to book a second flight from Rio to Foz do Iguassu, that should depart as soon as ...
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Rio de Janeiro: How to estimate taxi ride prices?

Obviously the safest way from Galeão Airport in Rio de Janeiro to your Hotel in downtown (say) Copacabana should be a licensed taxi. I read about the difference between yellow cabs and fixed-rate ...
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How safe is the Sugar Loaf trail (Brazil)?

The Wikitravel article for Rio de Janeiro, recommends a 20-30 minutes trekking trail to access the Sugar Loaf for free. Is it safe?
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What's the cheapest way to reach the Cristo Redentor (Corcovado)?

I've read about a trail to get to the Cristo Redentor, but I'm not sure about the safety of a trail like this in Rio de Janeiro. Tours to the Corcovado are very expensive and the cable car is not ...
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Can a tourist take part in the annual carnaval parade in Rio de Janeiro?

Can you take part in the famous Carnaval parade in Rio de Janeiro if you are there only for a limited period, or would that require quite some preparations?
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How to plan celebrating carnaval in Rio?

If you are not from Brazil and you want to celebrate carnival in Rio, what should you do? Do you just buy a ticket to Rio, book any hotel and just enjoy? Or is that a recipe for failure? I can imagine ...
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Is there public transport running on NYE in Rio de Janeiro?

(A friend asked me to post this) He will be in Rio de Janeiro on NYE and wants to know if public transport will be running and if so, until how late in the night.