By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In addition to the beach, the music and the food, the Cidade Maravilhosa is a hikers paradise as well, with towering peaks overlooking the coast in all directions. Getting up to the peak of Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers), which overlooks Leblon and Ipanema beach, is a relatively short hike but full of breathtaking views.

Anyone who has spent time on the beaches below has wondered what the view looks like from the Dois Irmãos, as an unmissable landmark on countless postcards and selfies. The best part about . . .

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