TODAYS HIGHLIGHTS: THE FAMOUS SIGHTS OF RIO… Favela Tour, Copacabana & Ipanema Beaches, and a Taste of Coco and Churros!
Rio is full of Favelas. One thing James insisted we must do was a Favela tour. We arranged for a private tour this morning early at 8:30 so he would be able to get some really great pictures. We went to the most well known Rocinha Favela. It is the same one we went to with Martin & Rebecca, only this time it was a little bit different route. Rejane picked us up along with our guide Louisa, the one who we had before. It was so great to see her again and I am glad we had her to do the tour with James because Rocinha is her home. She took us to the roof top of a friend’s and the view was incredible! I had fun taking photos but James was able to capture some amazing photos of life in the Favela for his portfolio.
I think I enjoy and appreciate this more each time we visit!
The beaches in Rio are fabulous!! Ipanema and Copacabana, being the two famous ones. On the way back to the hotel from the Favela tour, we stopped for some pics of Ipanema beach also Rejane and Louisa showed us a perfect spot to capture sunset pictures. We got a quick lunch at one of the street cafes before hitting Copacabana beach for an afternoon of sun and finished off our beach experience with James watching the sun set over Ipanema Beach.
Ahhh….a refreshing Coco on the beach!
We just had to stop for a delicious doce de leite filled Churro…
And…We finished our AMAZING day with a delicious dinner at the OUTBACK!!