For people with a US passport, there can be no better place than Rio de Janeiro to visit as a tourist. This place with its golden beaches, the beautiful sunny countenance, and plenty of Caipirinha is where you ought to be, if you want to enjoy exotic beauty combined with an almost blissful holiday.
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Apart from the beach, the sun and sand, there are plenty of things you can do in Rio de Janeiro:

Sugarloaf Mountain

The cable car built in 1912, on the Sugarloaf Mountain also known as Po de Acar in Portuguese, offers a beautiful view of Rio. The mountain itself is 396 meters above city level and at the very top, apart from the scenic view that is presented to you, you will also find different varieties of humming birds and monkeys along with the lizards create a tingling excitement. There is no time limit, stay as long as you want.
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The Cathedral

The Cathedral Metropolitana do Rio de Janeiro, dedicated to Saint Sebastian, the patron saint of the country, is conical in shape. Above 20,000 people can fit into the huge cathedral at any time. The beauty of this cathedral lays in its 64 meters tall four-stained glass windows.

Maracana Stadium

Soccer fans would know what the Estdio do Maracan is. It is an open-air stadium that came into existence to host the soccer World Cup in 1950. This is where Brazil lost to Uruguay and 200,000 soccer fans were said to have witnessed this happen. The next World Cup being hosted in 2014 at the very same location holds a lot of hope for the Brazilians.  Just have a look at the stadium while you’re there, and you can relive these memories when Brazil actually wins the World Cup the next time over.
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The Christ Redeemer statue, atop the Corcovado hill, s is 39-6 meters tall and is the emblem of Rio.  The form of Jesus Christ has been carved from this 635-tonne rock, and almost gives a feeling of the Lord himself towering over Rio.
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Ipanema Beach

This is the most beautiful and most visited beach in Rio.  Complete with the clean sands and clear waters, huge waves menacingly hitting the shore, the warmth of the sea, make the beach a great getaway for tourists.
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That’s not everything there is in Rio. Ipanema has more than just a beach.  This is a place where you will find great bars and restaurants that offer a great way to unwind yourself after a day filled with seeing the different tourist attractions in Rio.

Top Tourist Destinations in Rio De JaneiroDevjeetTour GuideFor people with a US passport, there can be no better place than Rio de Janeiro to visit as a tourist. This place with its golden beaches, the beautiful sunny countenance, and plenty of Caipirinha is where you ought to be, if you want to enjoy exotic beauty...