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Rio Travel Video

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Rio De Janeiro Travel Film [4K]


Visiting Rio de Janeiro was high on the travel bucket list of drone pilot and videographer Gavin Beals aka The3Ventures, who flies around the world to make compelling travel videos using drones.  Thank goodness he finally made it to Rio because his aerial footage of the beaches, mountains, and cityscapes of Brazil’s famous seaside city is simply breathtaking.  Rio was chosen as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics, putting the city firmly in the world spotlight.  

Aerial Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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Cidade de Deus-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


For a two and a half minute aerial tour of the great Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, it's tough to beat this drone video by top contributor PaulVlad.  His video brings some of the epic views for which the city is famous, such as the impressive skyline and Copacabana Beach, the Christ the Redeemer statue, and more.  Some of the best footage in the video is aerial footage of a hang glider working its way down the steep hills which surround Brazil's second largest city.  

Rio's Great Statue

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Drone Video of Rio's Christ the Redeemer Statue


The Christ the Redeemer Statue (Cristo Redentor) sits atop Corcavado Mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The view of this landmark situated above the city's harbor is one of the most iconic sights in Brazil, and it's been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.  In this memorable video, contributor Droneaventura flew a drone over the edifice, creating a spectacular view of the 1930's era Art Deco statue and the amazing coastal city below it.

Rio's Christ the Redeemer Statue

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Amazing Drone Aerial of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The iconic Christ the Redeemer statue is one of Rio de Janeiro’s most popular attractions, and it looks great from an aerial perspective. Contributor El Gringo Rojo used a drone to fly around this famous statue overlooking the city (Brazil's second largest and also the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro) and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.  The video was taken so as to provide remarkable views of the city while keeping the statue in the shot throughout the video.

Pedra de Gavea

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Pedra de Gavea


Pedra de Gavea is an impressive and intimidating mountain in Rio de Janeiro that offers stunning views of the Brazilian city.  From the rocks atop the mountain, one is treated to stunning views of downtown Rio, Copacabana Bay, and the surrounding countryside.  It's one of the most iconic sights from this massive South American country.  Those views are enhanced even more with a drone, as we see here from the footage of drone pilot Martin Sanchez.

Sugarloaf Mountain

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Sunset in Rio

Husam Adin

Contributor Hasam Adin created this gorgeous drone video of Rio de Janeiro at sunset.  Much of the footage was shot around Sugar Loaf Mountain, the improbably shaped hill in Guanabara Bay.  It's one of the top attractions in Rio, and has been a shooting location for numerous films and TV shows.  Famously, the cablecar running to the top of the mountain (which you'll see at the :30 mark) was the location for a scene in the 1977 James Bond movie Moonraker starring Roger Moore, the 12th in the series.

New Year's on Copacabana Beach

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Rio de Janeiro on New Year's Eve, 2018

Laurent Paris

Laurent Paris created this spectacular aerial video of Rio de Janeiro on New Years Eve of 2018. Most of the footage is of the city's beaches, some of the most well known in the world.  Much of the video was shot around Copacabana Beach, a 2.5 km (about 1.5 mi.) curved arc of beach that has come to define Brazil's second largest (but best known) city.  It also includes some epic shots of central Rio, and it ends with a fireworks show on the city's great waterfront.  

Rio on the Eve of the Olympics

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Rio and Above


In 2009, Brazil erupted in celebration when Rio de Janeiro was chosen to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, making Rio the proverbial center of the world for two weeks in August 2016.  While the Games themselves were off-limits for drones, a few of those traveling to Rio for the Games brought their drones with them, like Zekedrone. In this great video, he captured Rio on the eve of the Olympics, offering an amazing perspective of an exciting time for this great city.

Dronie from Rio

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Bloss Out in Brazil

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Contributor Bbloss brings his trademark "Bloss Out" shot to the great city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The locations featured include central Rio, Pipa Beach, Tibau do Sul, Conde, and Porto De Galinhas.  The video was shot during the course of a visit to Brazil in 2016, the year when Rio took world center-stage from hosting the Summer Olympics.  The amazing aerial footage was captured on a DJI Phantom 4 drone mounted with Polar Pro polarizing filters.

Barra de Tijuca

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Barra da Tijuca e Jardim Uruçanga - RJ

Thierry Paris

Top contributor Thierry Paris created this beautiful drone video from an area in the western part of the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.  Barra da Tijuca (also simply known as Barra) is part of the West Zone, which extends for many km/miles west of the city center.  It's one of the wealthiest areas in this metropolis, which has a metro population of over 12 million.  Situated on the Atlantic Ocean coast, it's considered the cultural center of the city, and hosted the majority of the venues for the 2016 Olympic Games.  

Rio's Museum of Tomorrow

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Sunrise at Museum of Tomorrow


Check out this stunning drone video of the futuristic Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, compliments of contributor gustavoaguilar.  It's a science museum whose exhibit space is divided up roughly in accordance with different science branches.  The museum opened in late 2015 in anticipation of the city's hosting of the 2016 Olympic Games.  The landmark building was designed by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.

Copacabana, Ipanema and Arpoador Beaches

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Contributor drone tricks used a DJI Spark drone to create this beautiful aerial tour of three of the most famous beaches in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro: Copacabana, Ipanema, and Arpoador Beaches.  All three lie south of the city center, on the Atlantic coastline, near the mouth of Guanabara Bay.  Copacabana is closest to the bay's openeing and the most well known of the three.  Ipanema lies to its southwest, with Arpoador in between the two.  

São Bento Monastery

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Monastery of São Bento - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Digital Peace Drone

Contributor Digital Peace Drone created this beautiful drone video of one of the most well known monasteries in Brazil: the São Bento Monastery in the city of Rio de Janeiro.  It's a Benedictine Abbey which dates to the late 16th century; the current structure dates to the late 17th century.  It's known in part for its ornately carved gliding, which were common features of the Baroque design.  Still operational, it's located on a hill near the center of the great city.  

Legendary Itacoatiara Beach

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📍ITACOATIARA - After Beach 🏖

Digital Peace Drone

Contributor Digital Peace Drone created this beautiful drone video of Brazil's Itacoatiara Beach.  The beach lies near the city of the same name, south of Niterói, the "twin city" of Rio de Janeiro which lies on the east side of Guanabara Bay from the larger city.  The beach is on the open Atlantic ocean and is famous for its surfing, although it is considered dangerous for casual swimming due to the currents and riptides.  The rocks behind the beach are also very popular with climbers.  

Landscapes of Rio's West Zone

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Drone in Art

Roughly half of the land area of the gigantic city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is in its West (Oeste) Zone.  Because of the city's mountains, much of this area was difficult to access from the central zones until new highways were built in the late 20th century.  It's home to some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the city, as well as the elite Barra da Tijuca neighborhood along the coast.  In this video, contributor Drone in Art brings us a nice aerial view of this beautiful area in Southeastern Brazil. 

Rio on the Eve of Carnival

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Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil. The seaside city is known for its Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, its Christ the Redeemer statue that looks over the city and the cable cars that climb to Sugar Loaf Mountain. Drone Tricks shows off views of the sprawling South American city in this aerial video.  The video was shot on the eve of Carnival, the great celebration of the beginning of Lent which draws millions to Rio.  

The Beaches of Niterói

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Niteroi Sunsets and Beaches

Digital Peace Drone

Niterói is a sort of (much smaller) twin to the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.  It sits across the great Guanabara Bay from the larger city, a sort of Oakland to the San Francisco of Rio.  The area is sometimes used to define the larger area on the east side of its bay, only part of which is in the Niterói city limits.  In this drone video by Digital Peace, you'll get a nice aerial view of the beaches on the Niterói side of the great bay, north and east of central Rio.  

Serra da Tiririca State Park

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Elephant Stone

Digital Peace Drone

Check out this amazing drone video of a beautiful state park near the great city of Rio de Janeiro, compliments of contributor Digital Peace.  It's called Serra da Tiririca State Park.  It's located on the Niteroi (eastern) side of Guanabara Bay, shred between the municipalities of  Niterói and Maricá.  The park includes eight small mountains, the tallest of which is a bit over 400 meters (around 1.35k ft.), plus a marine park.  The park was created in the 1980's in response to concerns about pollution.  

Rio's Surfing Scene

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Surfing Girls in Brazil


Brazil's long coastline features some of the best surfing beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, comparable to the best beaches of Portugal but warmer.  Brazil's top surfing spots  can be found throughout the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, as well as further north in Bahia and the other states of Northeastern Brazil.  In this video, Gustavoaguiar filmed a couple of surfer girls on one of the beaches near the city of Rio, around the time that the city was hosting the Olympic Summer Games in 2016.

Rock in Rio Festival

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Hyperlapse e Drone - Rock in Rio 2019 - Por Peu Ribeiro

Peu Ribeiro

See the 2019 Rock in Rio music festival by drone and ground camera in this fast-paced, hyper-lapse-heavy drone video by Peu Ribeiro. The festival, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the Barra Olympic Park had quite the lineup, featuring artists Drake, Ellie Goulding, Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden and many more. It’s now one of the world’s biggest music festivals and you’re getting a taste of the action in this video. 

Niterói Contemporary Art Museum

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Where do you not see yourself when you are

Digital Peace Drone

Digital Peace Drone created this amazing drone videos of one of the great landmarks of greater Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Niterói Contemporary Art Museum.  Located in Rio's "twin" city of Niterói, it sits on a small southward facing peninsula, more or less due east from its counterpart the Rio Art Museum on the other side of Guanabara Bay.  The distinctive-looking white "flying saucer" design was the work of Oscar Niemeyer, considered Brazil's most famous architect.  

Rio Olympics Flashback

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Rio Flashback

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Check out this stunning drone collage of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by top contributor bbloss, who visited the great city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.  It opens with an epic shot looking north along the beachfront towards Sugarloaf Mountain, which sits on a peninsula at the entrance to Guanabara Bay.  From there it's on to some epic top-down shots of the central city, some amazing views of the settlements in the hills which surround it, some equally amazing views of the city's famous beaches, and more.  

Candelario Church

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Candelario Church and downtown of Rio de Janeiro

Esteban Clua

Get a bird's eye view of one of the most famous churches of Rio de Janeiro, compliments of Esteban Clua.  It's the Candelária Church, and it lies in the Centro district of Brazil's second-largest city and erstwhile capital.  Construction of the church began in the late 18th century but it took just over 100 years to complete.  In part because of the long construction period, the church's design reflects a blend of Baroque, Neoclassical, and Neo-Renaissance styles. The church was the site of an infamous massacre of eight homeless people in 1993.  

Prainha Beach, West Zone

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Voadora Arte

The stretches of the Atlantic Coastline to the east and west of the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil are home to some of the world's most famous beaches.  In this drone video by Voadora Arte, you'll get a dronelapse view of one of the less known beaches called Prainha.  It's situated well to the west of the Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches, two of the most famous in Rio.  Prainha is part of Rio's vast Western Zone, which extends even further west, all the way to Barra de Guaratiba.

Outrigger Canoe Racing

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Aloha Clube da Canoa 🛶

Digital Peace Drone

The first true seagoing vessels weren't powered by wind but rather by humans: outrigger canoes.  Exploiting the advantage afforded by double-hulls, so-called Hawaiian canoes allowed the people of the South Pacific Islands to make enormously long journeys more than 5,000 years ago.  Today, Outriggers have continued to spread throughout the world as a type of racing vessel.  In this drone video by Digital Peace Drone, you'll get a bird's eye view of an outrigger race near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  

19 Spots in Rio-Niterói

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My Favorite Places

Digital Peace Drone

In this video, Digital Peacce Drone features aerial footage from his favorite places in the great metropolis of Rio de Janeiro-Niterói, Brazil: Rio X  Bridge, the Museum of Contemporary Art, São Francisco Beach, Charitas Beach, Charitas Catamaran Station, São Francisco Church, Radio Amador Square, City Park, Fort Pico and Fort Rio Branco, Piratininga Beach, Piratininga Lagoon, Sossego Beach, Camboinhas Beach, Itaipu Beach, Itaipu Lagoon, Elephant Rock, Itacoatiara Costão, and Itacoatiara Beach.

Rio by Drone

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Top contributor victorintheworld created this marvelous drone tour of the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.  The video will take you around the metropolis on Guanabara Bay, home to some of the world's most famous beaches. You'll get to take in views of the Pedra da Gávea on the Atlantic coast, the city's vibrant surfing scene (one of the world's strongest), some of the outdoor activities that can be pursued in its extensive hills, and of course those beaches.  


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Stones in the sea

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#RJ Rio de Janeiro

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