Rio de Janeiro – 1 day

So you're stopping over in Rio, and don't know what to do for a day, or where to stay.  Here are a few options I recommend, based on my stay there this week.  

Arrival in Rio: Tuesday 3PM

Departure from Rio: Wednesday 4PM

LEAVING THE AIRPORT

A cab ride from the city to the airport will run you under BRL 70 if you'll be staying in Ipanema or Copacabana.  I personally like to use the regular official taxis, but if you have the jitters, you can use one of the executive services (50% more expensive). They all compete, but have roughly the same rate. The cab ride from GIG to Ipanema will take you about 45 minutes.

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