RIO DE JANEIRO
WORLD'S BIGGEST URBAN FORESTFLORESTA DA TIJUCA
HOSTED SUMMER OLYMPICS2016
NAME MEANSRIVER OF JANUARY
From rainforests to golden sandy beaches, Rio de Janeiro has just about anything a traveler could want in a vacation destination. Mountains covered in tropical flora and fauna enhance the landscape while the famous Ipanema Beach offers everything from the typical beach day (and night) activities to sporting events, live shows, dancing, drinking and more.
The city itself very much beats as the heart of what Brazil is all about. The samba is the native rhythm energizing the celebration that is the world-famous Carnaval. Festivals and celebrations are quite abundant here. Weekend samba parties are common, as boat parties and of course highly spirited beach gatherings.
  • CARNIVAL

    At one point everyone must check out Carnival for themselves. The Sambodromo stands as the center of this lavish parade. A one-time Olympic venue, it represents the best seat in the house when it comes to Carnival. This six-day party culminating on Ash Wednesday draws nearly 5 million people annually. Beyond the largest parade on earth, it is about dancing and singing in the streets, food and drink, elaborate costumes and of course Samba pumping from just about everywhere.

  • CHRIST THE REDEEMER

    Corcovado, a mountain rising out of the Tijuca Forest National Park, is home to Christ the Redeemer statue. One of the 7 wonders of the world, the statue stands 125 feet tall and is most likely one of the first things you’ll see flying into Rio. Made of soapstone, it is among the most visited sites in the world.

  • THE BEACHES

    There is no shortage of world-famous beaches in Rio. From Ipanema to Copacabana, the shorelines here stretch for miles allowing visitors to partake in a wide range of activities. Kiosks sell local food, arts and crafts. And at night, the beaches heat up…Nightlife on the beach in Rio is about parties, music and dancing.