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Rio de Janeiro is the Brazilian tourism capital, with a population of 6 million. Known by its inhabitants, the Cariocas, as the "Cidade Maravilhosa", its reputation precedes it. Images explode forth of stunning mountains, glittering carnival costumes, the statue of Christ's welcoming outspread arms, skimpy bikinis and the endless rhythm of samba.   However, behind all the glitz and glamour, this wonderful city, located in the Southeast Region of Brazil, is also rich in history and culture.  There are many fine buildings, historical neighbourhoods and museums from its time as the capital of Brazil. 

The view of Rio from Corcovado Mountain is world famous.  710 metres high, Corcovado is crowned by the statue of Christ the Redeemer, which is 30 metres high and has an 8 metre pedestal with a chapel in honour of the Lady of Aparecida, patron Saint of Brazil.

In Rio, the more you explore the more there is and the Cariocas are very friendly and welcoming people, guaranteeing to make your Brazil holiday a memorable one.

Rio de Janeiro Holidays 2016, 2017 with Abercrombie & Kent, let our experts design the perfect holiday for you.


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Best time to be there

Before you visit Brazil decide what you want to see: Brazil is a continental country, with large temperature variations from north to south. Visit the Pantanal from July to December, the Amazon Jungle from March to August, Rio de Janeiro from September to May and the Northeast year round.

Fly to

Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro (British Airways)

flying time

14 hours 15 minutes

time difference

GMT -3 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an infected area

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Brazil's Colonial Treasures

Nights: 11 | from £4,875pp

Step back in time for 11 nights as your explore Brazil’s colonial history: think old cobbled streets, bohemian districts, bustling city squares and old-world... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Brazil

Nights: 12 | from £3,750pp

Vibrant Rio, the world’s largest waterfalls, tropical wildlife, colonial Salvador and the Bahia Coast are just a few highlights of this 12 night programme. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Buenos Aires, Iguassu & Rio

Nights: 8 | from £3,785pp

Experience the diverse cities of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janerio with a visit to the beautiful Iguazu Falls. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Brazil's Wildlife

Nights: 12 | from £4,545pp

A 12 night expedition into dense rainforests, luxuriant wetlands and striking landscapes; explore Brazil’s magnificent wildlife before some well-deserved... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Cuba and South America by Private Jet with special guest Geoffrey Kent

Nights: 22 | from £66,779pp

Experience South America’s unique peoples and places on this journey around the continent by private jet, joined in person by A&K founder Geoffrey Kent... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Belmond Copacabana Palace

Storming to the top of the hot of the press 'Conde Nast 2014 Gold List' in the best city hotels category we simply adore the old school opulence of the... Find out more

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Fasano Rio

The Fasano Rio oozes the style and elegance synonymous with the Fasano Collection of hotels and restaurants. Every detail has been designed to the nth... Find out more

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Hotel Santa Teresa

Rio's hippest new neighbourhood, the bohemian district of Santa Teresa boasts superb panoramic views over the city, harbour and bay of Rio and is close... Find out more

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Miramar by Windsor

The newly renovated Miramar Hotel by Windsor offers seaside luxury in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. Just steps from Copacabana Beach, the hotel affords... Find out more

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Porto Bay Rio Internacional

Porto Bay Rio Internacional has an unrivalled location looking out onto Copacabana beach, close to the bustling nightlife and fabulous shopping of Rio.... Find out more

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Graeme, Charlie, Melissa, Dave, Kerry and Kelly are experts in designing the perfect holiday in Latin America to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of our hotels and resorts featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

Read about our lastest experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean in our Travel Blog pages.

To find out more about our Latin America team, click on the consultant links below or call them on 01242 547 701 or enquire online

 

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