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Rio De Janeiro

Brazil

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Quick Guide

  • Portuguese
  • Brazilian real
  • 11 hrs
  • -2 hrs

With the recent football World Cup and the upcoming Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro has been getting extra international attention. Brazil’s most iconic city is filled with some of the country’s biggest highlights – from famous beaches to Christ the Redeemer.

Rio is bustling, vibrant, noisy, beautiful. Your time here will be a whirlwind of organised chaos that you won’t be able to stop yourself falling in love with. The samba beat will get under your skin and a piece of your heart will be Rio’s forever.

Visit the famous beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana. Sit and sip the signature Brazilian cocktail, ‘caipirinha’, as you watch the world go by. Sip another one at sunset atop Corcovado – the hilltop which is home to Rio’s most famous resident- Christ the Redeemer. Take a cable car up to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for more sweeping views of the city.

The beautiful mosaic tiled steps of Escaleron Selaron connect the neighbourhoods of Lapa and Santa Teresa which are both must-visits in themselves. You can consider a tour through the ‘favelas’ – the lawless slum districts of Rio, but be sure to choose one which supports rather than exploits the local residents.

A tour of Macarena stadium will thrill every football fan and the stunning Botanic Gardens are the perfect retreat for when the city is overwhelming.

Rio De Janeiro Key Facts

  • Portuguese
  • Brazilian real
  • 11 hrs
  • -2 hrs

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Nearest Airports

  • Rio De Janeiro Airport (GIG)
  • Santos Dumont Airport (SDU)
  • Francisco De Assis Airport (JDF) - 69 miles

Where To Stay

Our guide to the best hotels in Rio De Janeiro.

Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel

Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
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Windsor Marapendi

Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
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Windsor Atlântica

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
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Rio Othon Palace

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
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Miramar Hotel by Windsor

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
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Promenade Palladium

Leblon, Rio de Janeiro
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Windsor Excelsior Copacabana

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
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Hotel Marina Rio Leblon

Leblon, Rio de Janeiro
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Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza

Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
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Sol Ipanema Hotel

Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
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Windsor Martinique

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
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Mar Ipanema Hotel

Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
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Arpoador Inn Hotel

Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
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Ipanema Inn Hotel

Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
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Hotel Vermont

Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
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