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Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rio de Janeiro holidays

Introduction

Rio de Janeiro - the ‘City of Marvels' - is one of the world's most iconic travel destinations, full of energy and colour. This seductive Brazilian city is known for its favelas, beach lifestyle, flamboyant Carnaval held in the Sambódromo and a picturesque setting between rainforest-clad mountains and the ocean.

There's a saying among Cariocas - the laidback and friendly Rio locals - that God made the world in six days and spent the seventh lying on the beach at Ipanema. And to truly understand the city a visit to the beach is a must, whether it's Ipanema or nearby Copacabana. On these world-famous strips of powdery sand Cariocas sunbathe in tiny speedos or bikinis, surf, play beach football and volleyball, before heading to nearby street bars for a cold drink. Taking in the beach vibe during a sunset walk along the shore is a particular Rio pleasure, before watching a samba show or partying like the locals until the early hours.

Another familiar Rio de Janeiro landmark is the 38-metre-tall statue of Christ the Redeemer, its arms open wide and overlooking Rio from the top of Corcovado Mountain. Taking in the panoramic city views from beside the statue is a major Brazil travel highlight, while Sugarloaf Mountain provides another lofty viewpoint.

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Belmond in Brazil: Rio and Iguaçu Falls

8-day tailor-made journey from £2,650 pp incl. flights

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Stay 4 nights, pay 3 at Belmond Copacabana Palace – Save up to £200 pp
Book by: 22 December 2018

Belmond is one of the world's leading luxury hotel brands, offering stylish accommodation, immaculate service and stunning facilities in some of the world's most desirable locations.

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Belmond in Brazil: Rio and Iguaçu Falls

8-day tailor-made journey from £2,650 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Stay 4 nights, pay 3 at Belmond Copacabana Palace – Save up to £200 pp
Book by: 22 December 2018

Belmond is one of the world's leading luxury hotel brands, offering stylish accommodation, immaculate service and stunning facilities in some of the world's most desirable locations.

Brazil's Green Coast and waterfalls

10-day tailor-made journey from £2,545 pp incl. flights

This 10-day tailor-made holiday begins in the city of Rio de Janeiro, where you'll have three days to explore some of Brazil's best-known attractions including the iconic Sugar Loaf and Corcovado mountains, the latter of which is home to one of Brazil's most instantly recognisable sites, the statue…

Brazil: A Celebration of Life

11-day tailor-made journey from £3,065 pp incl. flights

Join us in celebrating Brazil's rich history and multicultural mix on this unforgettable 11-day tailor-made holiday.

Best of Brazil

16-day tailor-made journey from £4,485 pp incl. flights

Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world, hides a continents worth of highlights within its borders. Teeming rainforests, sparkling beaches and iconic megacities can all be found here, along with a people and culture with a deserved reputation as one of the most welcoming on earth.

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Top places to stay in Rio de Janeiro

Belmond Copacabana Palace

Historic hotel from £4,410 pp incl. flights

A home to the rich and famous since 1923, this beachfront hotel is one of the finest Art Deco establishments in Rio

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