Planning a trip to Rio de Janeiro for the FIFA World Cup? No doubt, you will be spending most of your time at Maracana Stadium, one of the biggest stadiums in the world where many of football legends have shown tricks and skills of the game. But there is much more to this Brazilian city than this sporting extravaganza. Rio, with its fascinatingly varied landscapes and appealing cultural heritage, is a paradise for tourists. So don’t miss the opportunity to explore some of city’s wondrous attractions and make the most of your money spent on flight tickets and other travel expenses! Here are top six things you can do in Rio while not watching a football match!

Climb up the Statue of Christ the Redeemer:
This iconic statue stands majestically at the peak of the Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro. Climbing up the sculpture by the vertical cog train will truly be an enthralling experience, worth sharing back home. Spectacular views from the top make excursion more rewarding!

Relax on the white sand of Copacabana:
A beach-bummer’s dream comes true, Copacabana is one of the most vibrant beaches in Brazil and a must visit place for all those who spend on flights and holiday deals for Rio. Take a stroll along the white beach, sip delectable cocktails at sea-view bars, enjoy surfing or take a dip in the sea – you’ll surely have whale of time at this fabulous hang-out place.

Hike to the Pico da Tijuca:
A must-do activity for nature-lovers and adventure freaks, hiking to Rio’s highest peak takes one through captivating vistas of nature. From the top, views of Guanabara Bay will be a mesmeric treat for eyes and senses, well worth the cost of flight tickets for the destination. Bird-watching and camping are some other exciting activities you can enjoy.

Walk down the Memory Lane at Santa Teresa Neighbourhood:
If history is your thing, come explore this unique side of Rio. The ancient, cobbled streets don an intriguing look. Glorious mansions and a bohemian vibe will surely leave you thrilled and gloating over the decision of blocking seats on flights landing in Rio.

Shop at the Ipanema Hippie Fair:
Since 1968, this vibrant fair has been a big hit with shopaholics in Rio. From the authentic Brazilian arts and crafts to trendy clothes and jewellery; it offers everything to satiate the appetite of even the most discerning shopaholic. So come indulge in the gratifying retail therapy at the Ipanema Hippie Fair and get the maximum bang for the money invested on flights and holiday deals.

Dance your night away at Lapa Neighbourhood:
Bustling with samba and choro bars, the area is a night hunter’s dream comes true. Merrymaking here is limitless and stretches from sophisticated nightclubs to adulterous bars. Don’t forget to sip on Caipirinha, a signature Brazilian cocktail and sample some local cuisines.