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Visit Rio – The DON’Ts of Visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is an amazing tourist destination with tons of activities, sports, beaches, culture for vacationers to visit. However, with so many things to DO …

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28 thoughts on “Visit Rio – The DON’Ts of Visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  1. humberto celli

    Be aware fellows, don't visit this city alone. I went there to see a gal and almost got killed. Overall no one speaks English, people very rude, they don't accept USD, Euros or GBP something very rare compare to other countries in South America. If you are looking for beaches go to Aruba, Bahamas, Los Roques or St. Thomas much better and safe. The local authorities specially the police bunch of corrupt people, filled a report about my case and they did not care all. My embassy and INTERPOL saved me., the bloody bastards in that place are acting always in large groups if they see you alone the chances to be in danger are very high. Don't pay attention to clothing tips, watches, shoes, etc they can smell that you are not part of them believe me. Try always to use Real, their national currency because in some place the card points to summit payments with credit cards or debit are just a scam, they could clone your card very easy. Cheers.

  2. humberto celli

    Be aware fellows, don't visit this city alone. I went there to see a gal and almost got killed. Overall no one speaks English, people very rude, they don't accept USD, Euros or GBP something very rare compare to other countries in South America. If you are looking for beaches go to Aruba, Bahamas, Los Roques or St. Thomas much better and safe. The local authorities specially the police bunch of corrupt people, filled a report about my case and they did not care all. My embassy and INTERPOL saved me., the bloody bastards in that place are acting always in large groups if they see you alone the changes to be in danger are very high. Don't pay attention to clothing tips, watches, shoes, etc they can smell that you are not part of them believe me. Try always to use Real, their national currency because in some place the card points to summit payments with credit cards or debit are just a scam, they could clone your card very easy. Cheers.

  3. Facundo N

    I did lose an umbrella because i had to many caipirinhas… Jajajaja Great!!

  4. Robert F.

    And Rio is a very safe city if you don't go looking for drugs in some slum

  5. Robert F.

    Don't number one: Don't dress like a popcorn salesman to go to the beach

  6. David Bagnall

    Brazil stinks

  7. Robert Lamb

    Determining the cost of a visit to Rio Brazil isn't easy. I've been to London, Paris, NYC/Manhattan and Maui. All expensive places. Rio is next on my list. I took many camera photos and never felt uneasy about theft. What about Rio??

  8. seunghan85

    Went to Rio alone and I was fine. I was there for ten days, and it was one of the best trips of my life. Don't trust all the media hype about the crimes of Rio. Just use your common sense, and you'll be fine. Rio is truly maravilhosa and Brazilians are some of the nicest people in the world! Skip the favela tours, and hit the juice bars!! – Derek (Boston, USA)

  9. Lili Pereira

    Perfect advices, hugs from RJ 😉

  10. Hailee Howard

    another big thing: DO NOT SPEAK SPANISH!!!

  11. Ring Leader

    You don't have to worry about #7 with me!!! SHIIIII I don't have any modesty!! I'd be licking asses in front of everyone!!!

  12. Kandice Long

    Thank you sooo much! I'm going to Brazil soon and this was super helpful.

  13. Thiaguinho Oitodois

    I'm a Carioca and you pretty much hit the main points. If you want to visit Rio these tips is a must to follow. Dress down with no jewelry, don't display your electronics too much. Overall you will be ok so don't fear in visiting my city.

  14. Jake Vlogs

    I'm moving there in 3 days omg

  15. James Bandy

    what is smelling funny on the beach hmmmm?

  16. Tanner Wilson

    Outside of Rio and Sao Paulo, which other cities in Brazil would you recommendend? I've heard a lot of great things about Natal on the Northeast Coast?

  17. StudentYaoi

    Vamos beber uma cerveja bem gelada. ( Let's drink the coolest beer! )

  18. A. Wsky

    I'm brazilian and I sit on my beach towel. That one it's not really a "thing". But the rest of the video is great. 😉

  19. Walter Strong

    Stay on the beaten path.  There's an incredible amount of violent crime in Brazil, just stay with the tourist crowd.  And guys, DON'T go into a bar and say to some macho stud, "Hey, you look'n at me?"!!

  20. Donald Wilson

    Not saying this guy is completely wrong, but I spent a lot of time in the favelas during the 6 months that I was in Rio. I never had a problem. Just go to the pacified favelas like Vidigal and Rocinha. I took a mototaxi to a party in Vidigal (no tour) and it was one of the highlights of my trip. Avoid Cidade de Deus (city of God) and other notoriously bad slums. I also went to the beach at night plenty of times, mostly in Zona Sul and Barra de Tijuca. He is right about getting away from the beach though. Go to Lagoa, Parque Lage, Lapa etc.

  21. Vinicius GM

    Great video.

  22. Eduardo Sant'Anna

    Spot on advice!

  23. Carlos Krueger

    …Believe Me…The Girls on Instagram from Brazil….WOW.!

  24. Carlos Krueger

    ….I Miss Germany….Mark……Yet Rio Would Great to escape the Cold Winter days here in …Montreal…..I'm sure the Ladies Are hot in Brazil….And Carnival is coming soon….

  25. Conrado Pimenta

    Mark, the towel-like cloth is not called "Conga", but "Canga"!

    Me and my wife love your channel. Next time, visit Belo Horizonte, there are literally thousands of bars here!

  26. Mishiara

    tell us what is so unsafe about the beach at night

  27. Marcel Samaruga

    Entirely agree! As a Brazilian and carioca I have to say you completely right, especially about visiting favelas on your own. In addition DON'T rent a car because it's hard to park on the touristic places and it's easy to enter on a dangerous streets. I recommend to get apps taxis like 99 taxis or Easy Taxi or even Uber to get a ride.
    If you spend more than 6 days in Rio, please try to go to the mountains cities like Petropolis or Teresopolis. There is a huge historical tour in Petropolis where Santos Dumont and the Brazilian royal family used to live.
    Congratulations for you YouTube channel

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