|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£217|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£189|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£333|
|Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£342|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£161|
Surrounded by sea on most sides, Rio de Janeiro is famed for its natural landscapes as well as an entertaining and vibrant cultural life, characteristic of a big city. The “Marvellous City” beguiles visitors at all times of year, not only for its carnival and New Year’s Eve celebrations, but also for its musical richness, such as samba and bossa nova.
The best way to begin your holidays in Rio de Janeiro is arrival by plane. The Tom Jobim International Airport is serviced by flights from all over the world every day. Once there, travellers can take a taxi or a bus to the part of Rio most popular with holidaymakers, the South Zone (Zona Sul). The weather should be considered when planning holidays in Rio de Janeiro. The tropical climate provides consistently warm temperatures, creating the almost cosy sensation of a year-long summer. However, the city does experience rain throughout the year.
Marooned in the middle of buildings, the statue of Christ The Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain is in the spotlight of the city. Access to the monument is possible by car and rack railway. Other must-see attractions are the Sugar Loaf Mountain, the summit of which is reachable by cable car or climbing, and the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. For those who prefer historical trips, the centre is the perfect place to begin, with colonial constructions and historical buildings like the “Paço Imperial” and the Municipal Theatre. Travellers who have a taste for sport will find plenty of opportunities to enjoy football and surfing throughout the area. And if you are in search of tranquillity, a visit to the Botanic Gardens is an ideal way to relax while on holiday in Rio de Janeiro and recharge your batteries for the following day.