7 Tips when Traveling to Rio for the Olympics

Published: August 4, 2016

The four year wait is finally over, we no longer just have to rely on the usual televised sports like football, & baseball, but now we get to watch the likes of the canoe sprint, archery, rhythmic gymnastics, and even beach volleyball, to name just a few!

If you are lucky enough to be visiting Rio de Janeiro and the Olympic venues themselves, remember that Moovit has the most accurate public transit data, direct from the City Hall of Rio. Plan your trip now.

To help, we’ve listed below some other useful websites and apps that can help you have a smoother trip whilst you are in Brazil.

1. What’s the best source of information about the Games?

Find out all the information you need about the Games and the venues by visiting Cidade Olimpica

2. What should I do when I’m in Rio?

Get updated with all the best celebrations, parties, tours and more on Visit Rio.

3. What should I see while I’m in Rio?

It’s always useful to see what other visitors have recommended to do by looking on TripAdvisor or what the travel writers have to say at Lonely Planet.

4. Where are the best places to eat in Rio and Olympic venues?

For the Portuguese speakers among us, ChefsClub is a great local app that gives you discounts on +1700 restaurants around Brazil.

Apontador is like the Yelp of Brazil, where you can read reviews on restaurants & bars.

5. Where do I buy tickets for activities in Brazil?

If you are looking for cultural activities, like concerts or shows while you are visiting, Ingresso is one of the easiest local sites/apps to use.

6. Can I survive without speaking Portuguese?

No need to worry about ordering the wrong thing at restaurants. The Google Translate app has a feature where you hover your camera over text, and it automatically translates it to your native language.

7. How can I keep my roaming costs down while traveling?

Our partners, One Sim Card have given all Moovit users an exclusive 40% discount off their international sim card until 14 August 2016. Click here to ensure you don’t have any surprise roaming charges when using all these great services in Rio.

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