Rio de Janeiro Vacations
Rio De Janeiro is in Brazil and is perhaps best known for its famous beaches – Copacabana and Ipanema. A giant statue of Jesus dominates the city (Cristo Redentor), and is reachable by tram. There is a cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain. Carnaval begins at the start of Lent and is a fantastic experience. There are also massive new year celebrations in the city. Flights are available with Delta Airlines from Atlanta and with American Airlines from Miami. www.riodejaneiro-turismo.com.br/en
Mention Rio to anyone and immediately the name
evokes images of sultry street parades, the Sugarloaf Mountain,
Corcovado Christ statue, and the 'itsy-bitsy teeny weeny' bikinis
on the beach at Ipanema. The exuberant cultural capital of Brazil
is tucked between the mountains and the sea and is endowed with a
natural beauty that ranges from the beaches to the mountain peaks.
It also contains the biggest urban forest in the world, the Tijuca
Forest, that was completely replanted during the second half of the
Rio de Janeiro Attractions
Sugar Loaf Rio de Janeiro
The summit of Rio's unique 887ft high (270m)
belvedere, named Sugar Loaf because of its resemblance to the
loaves of sugar used by the Portuguese colonists, can be reached by
a two-stage cable car ride.
Botanical Gardens Rio de Janeiro
Rio's Botanical Gardens were created in 1808
by the Prince Regent of Portugal as a temporary site for
acclimatising imported plants.
Ipanema Rio de Janeiro
Immortalised in a popular song, 'The girl
from Ipanema', this part of Rio offers not only its legendary
beach, but numerous excellent hotels, bustling nightlife,
sophisticated shopping opportunities and quality restaurants, all
within walking distance of each other.
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