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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.
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.
Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro (British Airways)
14 hours 15 minutes
GMT -3 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an infected area
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:
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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.
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