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Holidays in Rio de Janeiro

You’ll be seduced by the sensual sounds of samba, entranced by the bohemian spirit of historic Santa Teresa and mesmerised by the splendour of Rio’s backdrop. Vibrant and colourful, this exciting destination is bursting with life.

Sip caipirinha's and listen to the smooth samba rhythms of lively Lapa. Get a different perspective as you ride the streetcar through the ancient cobbled streets of downtown Rio. And explore the waterfalls, rugged peaks and hiking trails of Tijuca Forest - a hidden gem situated in the centre of this bustling city. Live for the moment on holidays to Rio de Janeiro as the charms of Copacabana Beach, Corcovado summit and Sugar Loaf Mountain enchant you.

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Sugar Loaf Mountain half day tour.

This half day experience takes you to one of Rio's most famous attractions and also includes a scenic tour. Spend the morning at Sugar Loaf Mountain, one of Rio de Janeiro's most well-known icons. Capture unparalleled panoramic views of the city, Corcovado Mountain and Copacabana Beach. And enjoy a breathtaking cable car ride to the top of the Sugar Loaf, for panoramic views of one of the world's most beautiful cities.

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Corcovado Mountain Christ Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain day tour.

Combine two of Rio's most popular tours on a full-day excursion. In the morning, you'll enjoy a panoramic city tour and have the opportunity to ride a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. After lunch, travel through the Tijuca Rainforest by cog train to the statue of Christ the Redeemer on top of Corcovado Mountain. This experience is an excellent option if your time in Rio de Janeiro is limited, giving you the best of Rio in one great day.

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Corcovado Mountain and Christ Redeemer statue half-day tour.

Take an afternoon tour to Corcovado Mountain, topped with the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. You'll travel through the Tijuca Rainforest by cog train to Corcovado Mountain for breathtaking views of one of the world's most beautiful cities. This afternoon tour takes you to Rio's most famous attraction, leaving you with free time in the day to explore Rio on your own. Catch the cog train from the Cosme Velho station and journey through dense rainforest to the Art Deco statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado mountain.

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Rio De Janeiro full day tropical islands tour and Sepetiba Bay cruise including lunch.

Cruise beautiful Sepetiba Bay on a day trip from Rio de Janeiro. You'll travel from Rio de Janeiro to Itacuruca, where you'll board a schooner to cruise the wildlife-filled waters. After lunch, on a tropical Brazilian island, you'll have time to explore and relax before your return to Rio via the city's residential neighbourhoods and exciting nightlife hubs. The cruise takes you through an area that's rich in natural beauty - it is common to spot dolphins, parrots, turtles and stingrays.

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Tijuca Rainforest jeep tour from Rio di Janeiro.

Take a morning or afternoon tour from Rio to the Tijuca Rain Forest, in an open jeep. The four-hour jeep tour includes an easy hike, giving you the chance to spot monkeys, birds, butterflies and tropical flora. You'll be amazed by the remarkable contrast of a tropical rainforest right in the middle of a big city. At the Tijuca Rainforest you'll take a short eco trek lasting approximately 15-30 minutes, following an easy trail. There's no better way to experience the living rainforest.

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Rio de Janeiro weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • 27°Jan
  • 27°Feb
  • 27°Mar
  • 25°Apr
  • 24°May
  • 21°Jun
  • 21°Jul
  • 22°Aug
  • 23°Sep
  • 24°Oct
  • 25°Nov
  • 27°Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
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Average daily sunshine (hours)
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