3 days

Rio de Janeiro Stopover

Rio de Janeiro Stopover

Christ the Redeemer

Rio de Janeiro

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    Let your hair down and embrace the infectious rhythm of samba, born out of Rio de Janeiro at the end of the 19th century. Characterised by a syncopated rhythm and rapid steps danced on a quarter of a beat, any couple engaging in the samba is required to bring a flirtatious and passionate energy to the performance. 

    Why we love it

    • Rio de Janeiro is without doubt South America's most beautiful city, and regarded as the holiday capital of Brazil.
    • Take in spectacular 360 degree views from Sugarloaf Mountain and visit Corcavado to witness Christ the Redeemer towering over Rio’s six million local inhabitants known as ‘cariocas’.
    • The famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema stretch for miles, and a stroll along the promenade with a freshly squeezed juice or ‘caipirinha’, is the best way to relax and see people of all shapes and sizes congregating.


    Day 1 - Rio de Janeiro

    • On arrival at Rio de Janeiro's Galeao International Airport (also known as Antonio Carlos Jobin Airport - named after the man who wrote the city's unofficial anthem, 'The Girl from Ipanema'), you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the heart of the Copacabana area.
    • Please look for your transfer guide at the airport - they will be holding a sign with your name on it. Once you have checked into the hotel the remainder of your first day will be free.
    Mirador Rio hotel or similar

    Day 2 - Rio de Janeiro

    • The Portuguese established a small, fortified settlement on the western side of Rio de Janeiro Bay in 1560. The name means 'River of January', a reference to the month when it was founded. The sugar boom and resulting slave trade saw the settlement grow so rapidly that by the 18th century, the population had reached 50,000 and the city had also become the chief port for a thriving gold industry.
    • Rio is today regarded as the holiday capital of Brazil and its inhabitants, known as 'Cariocas', pursue life with a zest. The city is characterised by beautiful white sandy beaches and rolling surf, with towering mountains forming a spectacular backdrop.
    • During your time here, you will take a full day sightseeing tour visiting Sugar Loaf Mountain and the statue of Christ the Redeemer, which stands on top of a peak known as Corcovado. The views from here are simply sensational.
    • The beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, the colourful and vibrant nightlife and the laid-back and friendly nature of Brazilians will help make your visit to Rio a memorable one.
    • In the evening it is also possible to arrange to see a colourful Brazilian Samba show! Please ask your hotel or local guide for more information. (Please note: on your day trip you may be joining travellers who have booked on other tour packages. This is not an exclusive excursion of ours.)
    Mirador Rio hotel or similar

    Day 3 - Rio de Janeiro

    • Your trip comes to an end today after breakfast.
    • If you wish to book a departure transfer, please speak to your consultant at the time of booking.
  • What to Know

    What's Included

    • Arrival transfer
    • Excursion to Sugarloaf Mountain & Corcovado with an English speaking guide

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