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Brazil: Rio de Janeiro

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Of the world’s great iconic cities, Rio is the most captivating. Romantic and laid back but oozing energy and optimism, it needs a few days to explore and time to sit back and share the outdoor life of its welcoming inhabitants.

With streets, beaches and parks spruced up for the World Cup and Olympic Games, now is the best time to go. The busy colonial centre is transformed, with literary cafés spilling out on to car-free lanes, the National Theatre all a-glitter, and boutique hotels nestle in arty Santa Teresa.

The lagoon behind Ipanema beach is circled by a pretty path and cycle route and the Botanical Gardens have undergone a luscious makeover. Vibrant street art, beach football, spontaneous musical events and cool bars all add to a joyous experience for visitors.

Our holidays to Rio de Janeiro

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Atacama

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Ipanema Beach

Signature Brazil: Brazil at a glance

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12 days from £3,424pp

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Coq of the Rock: Trailblazing the Guianas

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A journey down Brazil’s Emerald Coast

Value Brazil: The emerald coast

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9 days from £1,243pp

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Maracana

See a football match at Rio's Maracana stadium

Rio gardens

Explore Rio de Janeiro's Botanical Gardens


museum of tomorrow

Discover Rio's fascinating reinvented docklands

helicopter rio

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Our insider tips for Rio de Janeiro

Laura

Laura Rendell-Dunn

Standing on the peak of Sugar Loaf Mountain with sunset views over the beaches, bays and the city as its twinkling lights are turned on against a purple sky.

Paul

Paul Winrow-Giffin

Feasting on panoramas from Corcovado Mountain, swathed in the tropical woodland of Tijuca Forest and topped by the Christ the Redeemer Statue. This is the world’s largest urban park, giving a real feel for the jungle in the centre of the city.

Chris

Chris Rendell-Dunn

Joining in the fun at a passionate Sunday afternoon football game at the refurbished Maracanã Stadium. Visitors choose their team and buy the shirt; happily embraced by the locals!

Jenny Powles

Jenny Powles

Rio’s food: dining at a chic restaurant in classy Leblon. Or enjoying  Sunday lunch at the sublime Aprizavel hidden away in a lush garden in hilltop Santa Teresa.  More modest meals can be enjoyed in a newly-pacified favela, reached by cable-car.

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