Rio de Janeiro | Ingenious TravelRio de Janeiro’s beaches, cultural attractions and iconic landmarks immediately come to mind when visiting the Marvelous City of Brazil. However, you can only spend so much time beach-bumming and sightseeing during your visit. It is good to know that you have almost unlimited options on how you want to spend your time while in Rio.

While soaking up the sun on Rio’s beaches, you will find daredevils gliding like birds up in the air. If you are an adrenalin junkie as well or maybe you just want to find out for yourself how it feels like to be one, then you can head out to the towering hills and cliffs of Rio de Janeiro to try your hand on hang gliding and paragliding. Experiencing an exciting flight is as easy as going to Rio Sky Center and choosing how you want to do it.

You can go by hang-glide, para-glide or ultralight tandem flight. Once up in the air, enjoy the thrilling feel of the wind, the spectacular panorama and soon enough you will feel the touch of the sand as you gracefully land on one of Rio’s stunning beaches. If you have fallen in love with the exhilarating experience, you may want to take a course from the center and learn how to do it on your own.

If you find yourself tired and exhausted after all the sightseeing and touring around, give one of Rio’s spas a visit and you will surely delight in their rejuvenating pampering. Getting a massage is a must. If you have been thinking about getting some beauty enhancements, check out Brazil’s aestheticism and dermatologists while you are at it. Many of Brazil’s gorgeous women are not only naturally endowed but are also medically enhanced, so you might want explore this Brazilian goodness while you are there.

If Brazilian cuisine is something you crave for then taking a cooking class in Rio de Janeiro is just perfect. There are a number of culinary companies here, especially in Copacabana, where you can try your hand at concocting some of the most mouthwatering dishes. The classes are really hands-on so you won’t have to worry about sitting in on boring lectures, you will actually create tantalizing dishes with pride.

Rio de Janeiro is also a major fishing destination. Anglers will find themselves enjoying the rich possibilities of Rio’s vast waters. Prepare to haul in various kinds of marlins, swordfish, blue-fin and yellow-fin, to name a few. There are also frequent fishing competitions here, so if you are interested, join in the adventure and try winning the top prize.

Finally, if you are looking for some peace and quiet, visit the lush gardens of Parque Lage. Admire the breathtaking mansion and enjoy the delectable offerings of Cafe du Lage. After you have explored the stunning mansion, walk around the scenic park and discover the many charms it hides such as a grotto, an aquarium, a lovely gazebo and a delightful duck pond. If you feel like going on a hike, take the 2- hour forest trail up to the Christ the Redeemer statue and the stunning panorama it affords.

These are just some of the many fun and exciting things to do while in Rio de Janeiro. Remember, a little research on what you want to do while in the city is key to getting the most out of your Rio holiday.

Have you been to Rio de Janeiro? If so, what was your favorite thing to do while there?

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