Rio de Janiero

stunning natural landscapes, famous beaches and a sizzling samba-driven nightlife

There is no place quite like Rio de Janeiro. A dazzling combination of stunning natural landscapes, famous beaches and a sizzling samba-driven nightlife, this is the ultimate introduction to your Brazil holiday.

Rio is one of the world’s great cities, defined by its love of football, lush scenery, fun-loving locals and glamorous beaches.

Hop on a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain to peer down at the chaotic but picturesque city below and the endless Atlantic Ocean beyond. For a great view of the mountain itself and sweeping views of the city, visit the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer which stands majestically atop Corcovado Mountain.

Stroll around the trendy neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, lined with interesting museums and vibrant galleries, and when you’ve had your fill of sight-seeing, take it easy on the famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. Filled with sunbathers and locals kicking footballs about, these golden shores are the perfect spot to soak up the buzzing atmosphere Rio is known for.

Music and dance are the lifeblood of the city, and come nightfall the streets of Rio come alive with the sounds samba, funk and bossa nova. Take the opportunity to learn how to samba at one of the many celebrated clubs in the downtown Lapa area.

These are just a few ideas about what a trip to Rio de Janeiro could include. For your own personalised itinerary speak to one of our Brazil specialists.

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