Brazil Rio Copacabana
Brazil Rio Samba School perform at Marques de Sapucai known as Sambodromo
Brazil Rio Aerial view of Christ and Botafogo Bay

Is there another city on earth that can match Rio's beauty? Mountain peaks, lush forests, beautiful beaches and playful inhabitants make Rio a must-see on any Brazilian itinerary. From the famous beaches of Copacabana to edgy Botofago, Rio is the perfect bookend to a Brazil trip.

Spend several days exploring Brazil’s bustling coastal city — and home to the world’s biggest carnival. Visit the city’s famed beaches and diverse neighbourhoods, as well as the urban rainforest of Tijuca Forest. Ride the rack railway up Corcovado Mountain to see up-close the 30m-high statue of Christ the Redeemer — perhaps one of the most recognisable icons of Brazil. Then drive through Santa Teresa neighborhood to explore the area’s history and beautiful 19th and early 20th century mansions.

9 days

Rio and Brazil’s northeastern beaches

Beaches, lagoons and lakes
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10 days

Afro-Brazilian Bahia and Rio

The best of Bahia with Rio stopover
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12 days

Big city Brazil

Explore the bright lights of cosmopolitan Brazil
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10 days

Rio de Janeiro and nearby islands

Exploring Rio de Janeiro state
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10 days

The Brazilian Amazon and Iguazu

Wildlife and waterfalls in Brazil
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