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Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro holidays


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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Scenic Eclipse

Antarctica and South America Discovery

22-day expedition cruise from £14,580 pp incl. flights

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Save up to £890 per person
Book by: 30 September 2021

Pair an ultra-luxury Antarctic sailing with Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and the world's largest waterfalls – Iguazú Falls.

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Belmond in Brazil: Rio and Iguaçu Falls

8-day tailor-made holiday from £2,755 pp incl. flights

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.

Ilha Grande Island, Brazil, South America

Brazil's Green Coast and waterfalls

12-day tailor-made holiday from £2,370 pp incl. flights

This tailor-made holiday combines the very best of Brazil's cities, beaches and natural world. Begin in Rio – the home of Carnival – before swapping the golden sands of Ilha Grande for the historic treasures of Paraty and the crashing torrents of Iguau Falls.

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

Brazil: A Celebration of Life

12-day tailor-made holiday from £3,380 pp incl. flights

Join us in celebrating Brazil's rich history and multicultural mix on this unforgettable tailor-made holiday, which begins amid Rio's city icons before heading north to learn about Afro-Brazilian heritage in Salvador and relax on the beaches of Praia do Forte.

Iguaçu Falls

Best of Brazil

16-day tailor-made holiday from £4,560 pp incl. flights

Explore Brazil, a country with a continent's 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

Belmond Copacabana Palace

Guide price 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. Expect five-star service, superb dining, an indulgent spa and views out to Copacabana's golden sands.

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Ossos beach, Buzios

Top 10 Luxury Beach Resorts in Brazil

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