Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The NEW Lonely Planet Rio de Janeiro city guide is out now!


Golden beaches and lush mountains, samba-fueled nightlife and spectacular football matches: welcome to the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City). Lonely Planet is your passport to Rio de Janeiro, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Click HERE to buy the Lonely Planet Rio de Janeiro city guide

Parade amid pounding drums at Carnaval, people-watch on Ipanema Beach, watch the sun set from Sugarloaf Mountain; all with your trusted travel companion.

Lonely Planet writer Regis St Louis describes why he loves Rio de Janiro. "There's no other place like Rio. It's a combination of many things that I find so captivating, walking through parks inside the city and seeing monkeys and toucans: spending the evening catching music jams around Lapa; joining a few friends amid the roaring crowds at Maracana; or greeting the sunrise (after an early morning or late night) from Copacabana beach. In moments like there you realize you're hooked. I also love the carioca spirit; spontaneous and good-natured, with the urge to live life to the fullest."

Rio de Janeiro Top 10

1. Carnaval

2. Copacabana Beach

3. Pão de Açúcar

4. Cristo Redentor

5. Ipanema Beach

6. Nightlife in Lapa

7. Santa Teresa

8. Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas

9. Floresta da Tijuca

10. Maracanã Football Stadium

Inside Lonely Planet’s Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide:

- Full-colour maps and images throughout

- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests

- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots

- Honest review for all budgets - eating, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – food, drink, samba, carnaval, music, history, football, architecture, arts

- Free, convenient pull-out city map (included in print version), plus over 26 colour maps

Coverage includes: Ipanema, Leblon, Gávea, Jardim Botânico, Lagoa, Copacabana, Leme, Botafogo, Humaitá, Urca, Flamengo, Centro, Praça Mauá, Santa Teresa, Lapa, Zona Norte, Barra da Tijuca, Western Rio, and more

Curator: Regis St Louis

Get to the heart of Rio de Janeiro and begin your journey now!

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