Rio for Adrenaline Junkies



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With jungle-clad mountains jutting right out into crashing ocean waves, Rio is a city that offers no end of potential for adventure tourism. This one-day trip suggests ways to pack in as much white knuckle activity as possible into a tight schedule - we've even allowed time for eating, drinking and partying later on!

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Author: Lucy


Day 1 - Rio de Janeiro


You'll want to get up early to make sure you pack as much as possible into your adrenaline-charged day, so be the first down for breakfast at the hotel before heading out to catch some waves right in front of your accomodation at Arpoador, or further down the beach at Copacabana. If you don't have your own gear or are a surfing novice, ask at the hotel about lessons and board hire. After a few morning waves, rock climbers can head down to Urca and scale up to Morro do Urca, the smaller peak next to Sugar Loaf mountain. From here, climbers can make the rest of the ascent, and the descent, for free! Again, beginners can arrange guided climbs and equipment hire. Once you're back on solid ground, it's time to climb yet even higher above it - head over to Pedra Bonita to take a hangliding trip high above the city, before landing on the soft sands of Praia do Pepino. After all that activity, you'll deserve a good meal, so treat yourself to an all-you-can-eat feast at Porcao, the legendary churrascaria. Once you've eaten your fill, it's time for more thrills and spills in Lapa - grab a couple of cocktails at the street party before joining the hip hop, funk and dance music throng on the floor at the Club Six, always heaving on a Friday night.


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Arpoador Inn

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Location:

Rua Francisco Otaviano 177
Ipanema
22080-040 Rio de Janeiro, BR

Contact:

tel: +55 21 2523 0060
fax: +55 21 2511 5094
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Surfing in Rio

Location:

Praça do Arpoador - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22080-070, Brazil
, Brazil


3

Morro da Urca

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Location:

Praia Vermelha
22290-270 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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Tandem Hangliding

Location:

Pedra Bonita, Floresta da Tijuca
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Contact:

tel: 21 2268 0565
fax: 21 2268 0565
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Porcão

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Location:

Rua Barão da Torre, 218
22411-000 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Contact:

tel: 55 21 3389 8989
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Club Six

Location:

Rua das Marrecas 38, Lapa
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Contact:

tel: 55 21 2510 3230
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