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Holidays in Rio de Janeiro

You’ll be seduced by the sensual sounds of samba, entranced by the bohemian spirit of historic Santa Teresa and mesmerised by the splendour of Rio’s backdrop. Vibrant and colourful, this exciting destination is bursting with life.

Sip caipirinha's and listen to the smooth samba rhythms of lively Lapa. Get a different perspective as you ride the streetcar through the ancient cobbled streets of downtown Rio. And explore the waterfalls, rugged peaks and hiking trails of Tijuca Forest - a hidden gem situated in the centre of this bustling city. Live for the moment on holidays to Rio de Janeiro as the charms of Copacabana Beach, Corcovado summit and Sugar Loaf Mountain enchant you.

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Sugar Loaf Mountain half day tour
Sugar Loaf Mountain half day tour.

This half day experience takes you to one of Rio's most famous attractions and also includes a scenic tour. Spend the morning at Sugar Loaf Mountain, one of Rio de Janeiro's most well-known icons. Capture unparalleled panoramic views of the city, Corcovado Mountain and Copacabana Beach. And enjoy a breathtaking cable car ride to the top of the Sugar Loaf, for panoramic views of one of the world's most beautiful cities.

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