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RIO DE JANERIO

A few days in Rio de Janeiro will be a truly unforgettable experience Brazil’s second largest city offers much for the visitor to to explore.

Christ the Redeemer
Standing atop the Corcovado Mountain with his arms spread out, this enormous statue has been embracing the people of Rio since its inauguration in 1931. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the imposing structure of soapstone and cement provides panoramic views of Rio beyond compare.

Sugarloaf Mountain
Named after the traditional sugarloaves used in the past, the Sugarloaf Mountain is a 395 metre peak rising at the Guanabar Bay in the Atlantic Ocean. The views from the top are breathtaking as it the cable car ride that gets you there.

Rio de Janeiro Botanical Gardens
The Rio de Janeiro Botanical Gardens includes 5000 varieties of plants including a fine collection of excruciatingly large Victorian water lilies and Japanese plants. Located on the edge of Tijuca Forest, Dom João VI designed the garden himself in 1808 to include plants of artistic, archaeological and historical importance.

Copacabana Beach
The beach that never sleeps, as locals play beach soccer, soak in the sun or swing and dance until the wee hours of the morning. One of the culturally richer neighbourhoods of Rio, the borough is filled to the brim with bars, restaurants and upscale hotels. Enjoy.

Ipanema Beach
The wealthier sibling of Copacabana, Ipanema is a glitzy neighbourhood located between Leblon and Arpoador. Ipanema’s beauty lies in its dusky stretch of sand dotted by greenery with cafes, bars and restaurants looking out to the Atlantic Ocean. Wonderful.

Centro
Explore the National History Museum, displaying relics from Imperial days, the 17th-century Mosteiro de São Bento church, the 1905 Theatro Municipal, The Paço Imperial; seat of former Portuguese rulers, the baroque styled Igreja Sao Bento church, the 18th-century Passeio Público garden and the 1750 built Arcos da Lapa aqueduct.

Tijuca National Park
The world's largest urban forest, hand-planted in the 19th century to recover the damage caused by extensive coffee plantations, the park includes many insects, ocelots, birds, howler monkeys and other endangered species known only to the Amazon basin. The park's summit, where the symbolic Christ the Redeemer statue is situated, offers fantastic views over the city and ocean.