A setting on Brazil’s beautiful coastline guaranteed that Rio de Janeiro would be blessed with good looks.
Surrounded by beaches and mountains, the city skyline is one of the most iconic in the world – characterised by the round mass of Sugarloaf Mountain, tiny cable cars gliding across the sky and the wide stance of Christ the Redeemer, presiding over the city from the top of Corcovado. On terra firma, you’ll find two famous beaches equal in beauty – Ipanema with its bustling social scene and art markets, and Copacabana with its wavy paved promenade and frequent festivals – as well as many contrasting neighbourhoods ranging from the colourful favelas to grand villas.
It’s not essential to plan your Rio de Janeiro holidays around the iconic carnival – and you’re like to see more of the city if you don’t – but experiencing the city’s week-long fiesta of samba, celebration and colourful costumes is the pinnacle of any stay in the city. Revellers crowd into the streets and party around the clock, with visitors coming from around the world to participate in the celebrations – the carnival is so popular that hotels impose a minimum stay of four or five nights. The best vantage point for taking it all in is within the Sambadrome, where the finest samba schools in the city parade – we can arrange tickets for your stay.
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