Rio de Janeiro has everything you might want in a city. Glistening beaches, world reknowed landmarks and a shed loads of history to boot. There is so much to see and do that 48 hours just would not give this city the time it deserves.
But we have brought together our most loved parts of Rio into one condensed 48 hour time period that will bring you the best of what this city has to offer.
Visiting Centro (the central business district) is a must, but is unwise at weekends and in the evenings when it turns into a deserted ghost town. Therefore, get there as soon as you arrive, and enjoy the streets teaming with life – modern busyness hiding the colonial past hidden under the surface.
While in Centro, visit Confeitaria Colombo. Opened in the late 1800s, it once served Queen Victoria a cup of coffee. You can really taste the citrus in the coffee that’s grown in Brazil. It will leave you buzzing for hours.