Like the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro opens its arms to you, welcoming you into a warm and sunny atmosphere where music, dance and passion seem to are shared by all. Along miles of sandy beaches, the Cariocas cultivate a pleasant lifestyle which they take pleasure in sharing.
A city of fervour, Rio de Janeiro is famous for its high rocky peaks, including at over 700 meters high, the Corcovado, upon which stands the figure of Christ the Redeemer, a symbol of the city. From here you can admire the beauty of Guanabara Bay.
Do the Santa Marta Favela Tour
Find a helpful local from Santa Marta, who can share with you an authentic perspective of the beautiful favela they call home. Using the Santa Marta cable car, your guide will take you to the top of the favela.
Go see Sugarloaf Mountain
Situated at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean, lies Sugarloaf Mountain, one of Rio de Janeiro’s best peaks.
Visit the Selaron Steps
Escadaria Selarón, also known as the ‘Selaron Steps’, is a set of world-famous steps in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They are the work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón who started to paint them in 1992, and claimed these colourful steps as “my tribute to the Brazilian people”.
Chill on Ipanema Beach
This beach is one of the most chilled and picturesque places to hang out in Rio De Janeiro. Bring those bathers!
An ideal time to visit is during the Rio Carnival, when samba and frantic rhythms take hold of the city. However, Rio de Janeiro is one of the largest cities in the southern hemisphere with 6 million inhabitants, and it holds many other wonders all year round.
Beyond the beaches and azure waters, during your stay in Rio de Janeiro, you will discover a city surrounded by lush vegetation and towering peaks, including Sugarloaf mountain, as pretty as a postcard. To learn more about the amazing diversity of species, visit the Botanical Gardens, where you can see over 8000 species of plants.