Rio de Janeiro Holidays 2014-2015

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Riveting Rio

Rio de Janeiro holidays will transport holidaymakers to a land of awe-inspiring landscape with an exhilarating beach culture met with vibrant and colourful streets and a staggering mountain backdrop. In addition to this, visitors will be treated to a remarkable array of informative and engaging museums, some beautiful churches and landmarks, and of course the Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Wonders of the World.

Holidays to Rio de Janeiro capture that famous spirit and character of Brazil, and there’s no better way to absorb the vibrancy than visiting the city during its world-famous Carnaval. Held in February, the carnival welcomes two million people each day to the city streets, often culminating in a refreshing drink and dip on the long, iconic sandy stretch that is Copacabana Beach.

Vibrant Character and Alluring Culture

Nobody would think less of you if you spent the majority of your Rio de Janeiro holidays bathed in sunshine on one or more of the city’s stunning beaches. There are countless options for beach bums - alongside the world-famous Copacabana you also have Ipanema, Barra da Tijuca and Leme among the most attractive. Those that feel particularly inclined to turn their holidays into a beach break may want to stay in one of the Rio hotels near the beach. For even more stunning beaches, a few hours from the city is the breath-taking island of Ilha Grande, packed full of sandy strips of perfection.

You won’t achieve the complete Rio de Janeiro experience without visiting some of the city’s cultural sights or climbing one of the towering surrounding mountains. You’ll discover neoclassical churches among colonial architectural treats, the imposing Candelaria Cathedral and the impressive Theatro Municipal. Culture Vultures will revel in Rio’s collection of fantastic museums, including the National Museum of History, the Museum of Fine Arts and the wonderful Museum of Carnival.

One of the most memorable things to do during your holiday in Rio de Janeiro is climbing to the top of a stunning Brazilian mountain. None come more famous than Corcovado, home of the landmark statue, Christ the Redeemer. Besides introducing visitors to the giant statue up close, you’ll also enjoy an incredible view of the city below. The nearby Sugar Loaf Mountain is another great vantage point for views of Rio’s stunning bay and expansive beaches.

Attractions

You will find the city of Rio de Janeiro an excellent place to come on a city trip. There is so much to see and do here and you have the added benefit of a spectacular beach right next to the city. Check out the Christ the Redeemer statue, which has become a well-known landmark across the world. You can enjoy the amazing views on offer from the top of the mountain peak as well as the experience. Head to the botanical gardens in the city where you can explore the local plants and nature of the country in a beautiful city retreat.

Things to Do

There are many things to do in the city, and with the abundance of sightseeing options you can spend much of your time learning about the cities rich culture and exploring the culture of the area. Why not join a walking or open bus tour of the city where you can enjoy a guided tour of the best sights from a knowledgeable guide. You can also find many great scenic walking trails in and around the city where you can gain some of the best views of the area.

Festivals

There are many great festivals and celebrations around the year in the city of Rio, so why not book your trip to coincide with one of these vibrant celebrations. Head to the city for the famous Rio Carnival or the Rock in Rio festival or make th emost of th evibance and excitiment that takes over the city at New Year down at the Copacabana Beach.

Architecture

The city is rich with many wonderful examples of architecture and design that will keep any architecture fan happy on their trip. You can see many examples of ancient Brazil and times gone by in the many cobbled streets and quaint lined houses. Enjoy the architecture of the many churches and shrines throughout the city too and the Theatro Municipal is another must see.