Rio de Janeiro.
The heart of samba, beautiful beaches, the Christ Redeemer and the Sugar Loaf mountain.
You’d recognize it from anywhere, but setting your foot in the marvelous city – Cidade Maravilhosa – is an experience worth doing at least once in a lifetime.
Rio is the City of Carnaval, the City of Football, the City of smiles. You’ll feel the contagious of its people with unique kindness and constant smile.
There’s no rush. Rio moves at a pace of its own. It’s beautiful, it’s unique, it’s hot. The beaches are right there, across the road and you’re well to dip your toes – or your whole – in its warm waters.
Over the City stands the Christ Redeemer, blessing its people as well as yourself as its visitor and what a blessing it is to stand on top of the hill overlooking the breathtaking view.
Several tours are available that include this unique stop, most of which include other incredible sights within the City but don’t forget you’re actually visiting, in person, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
The Christ Redeemer leaves no soul indifferent to its presence and you’ll mark.
The Sugar Loaf Mountain is also available as a tour package and will do for a good morning visit or late afternoon.
Its top is reachable by glassed-in cable cars that stop once at a scenic viewpoint and you’re surely be wondered by its amazing beauty as it stands at 1,299 feet (396 meters). From here you can admire Copacabana, Santa Cruz Fortress and Niteroi.
Copacabana beach. The home of all fantasies about tropical beaches, good times and great fun. You’re not far from making your dreams come true as Copacabana beach is part of Rio de Janeiro’s soul. You’re welcome to visit its relaxing and inviting atmosphere and mingle with the locals. They are Rio’s best and most true Wonder as you won’t find nicer and warmer people anywhere, always up to teach you what it’s like to be a “Carioca” – Rio’s kind expression to define its inhabitants.
Samba. You think of Rio and you’re immediately transported to the contagious samba music, the Carnaval parades, the exotic and beautiful dancers, the incredible energy. Don’t worry if it’s not Carnaval Season, as Rio lives and breathes Carnaval and Samba all year long, all the time. It’s part of its soul and identity and leaves no one standing. Tours are available to visit – and learn – samba schools in Rio.
Football. Brasil is still the Country of Football. Its great legends such as Pelé gave flair to the great sport and the National Team is Brasil – and Rio’s – great pride. You can see how much Football is a part of Rio’s life for its feverous rivalry between Flamengo and Fluminense teams. You’ll do well to make a stop at Maracanã Stadium, Fluminense’s home ground, an impressive and legendary place that holds over 150,000 feverous Spectators.