Get started with a climb to the city’s best-known landmarks – Sugarloaf Mountain. At 396 meters high, you can take a trek up the mountain or choose a comfortable cable car ride to get an optimum bird eye’s view of Rio’s stunning landscape as well as the Corcovado Mountain and its world-famous ‘Christ the Redeemer’ statue.
But if one wants to go even further up at the 710-meter summit, the Corcovado Cog Railway will bring you closer to Jesus. Once at the summit, the panoramic views of the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon are simply gorgeous. One of the kid’s favourite hotspots, the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon is one of the best places to hire a bike, go boating in swan paddle boats or roller-skate in the ‘the Parque dos Patins’ at the lagoon's west end.
And how could we forget the famous Rio waters? One of the best things you can do is to introduce your kid to surfing in the warm Ipanema waters. For calmer waters head to Posto 6 in Copacabana where the family can revel in fun activities like Stand Up Paddling.
If you still have some energy left, take your kids to Rio's Botanical Gardens, Brazil's National Museum and Rio Zoo where you can learn a little bit more about the area.