Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, Carnival, samba, bossa nova, and balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon.
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Clear skies, warm sand, a cold drink… Isn’t that what everyone wants for their holiday? Well, in Rio you will not only find that, but also the bluest sky in the whole wide world. The statement seems audacious, but it’s actually based on a survey done in 2006 by a TV researcher who traveled around the globe in search of the world’s “bluest” sky.
Rio is a big city, with more than 6 million inhabitants, but it can feel like a small town, especially when you find yourself in the middle of a forest, under the hard-hitting cascade of a waterfall. The reason for that is Rio is home to the largest urban forest in the world, Floresta da Tijuca.
This 33-square-kilometre conservation area is the result of reforestation, done in the end of the 19th century, on the order of Brazil’s emperor Dom Pedro II. The idea was to restore the area that had been destroyed by coffee plantations in order to avoid the erosion of the hills that surround the city. Quite a few of Rio’s most touristy spots are partly in the Tijuca Forest – the Botanical Gardens, Parque Lage, and the Corcovado Mountain are a few of them.
We offer a great variety of options in terms of accomodation. From hotels at the beach, to lodges in jungles, let yourself surprise and enjoy this luxurious sites!
Pan de Azucar and Corcovado excursion with ascent by van + lunch (Full Day)
Visit two of the most iconic sites of the wonderful city! The tour begins with the Ascent to the Sugar Loaf, after having lunch in a typical steakhouse. After lunch, Christ the Redeemer or Corcovado is visited to take panoramic photos of the city.
We'll take care of your ground transportation in and out to make it hassle free. Our driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to the hotel. On your last day in Rio we'll be sure you're on time at the airport to catch your next flight!