Rio de janeiro


Due to its numerous facets, Rio de Janeiro the marvelous city, is the focus of the tourism industry in Latin America. Besides the incomparable natural beauty, its history and the contagious joy of its inhabitants helped to create a very special picture that reaches its highest point when it celebrates New Year’s Eve and Carnival. Rio de janeiro the marvelous city

The tourist looking for a place that also offers a sophisticated infrastructure of a modern city find everything he wants in Rio de Janeiro. The fact that the city is situated between a tropical rainforest and beaches, makes a variety of products offered in a single tourist destination.

Rio is a city of contrasts: the colonial architecture recalls the past while striking modern buildings provide a vision of the future. Two landmarks, real postcards are known worldwide: the Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer statue. As a tourist destination, Rio does not depend of the seasons, since the climate is temperate all year and its attractions can be enjoyed almost any time of the year. Something is always happening in Rio – exhibitions, concerts, dance and music, sporting events. Rio is righ on the beach and you will for sure spend sometimes either in the famous Copacabana or Ipanema beaches.



Being a city with huge tourist potential, there are attractions throughout the year in Rio. Summer (December to April) is the season when the city receives more tourists, but along the year, there are many occasions that become special when harnessing the pleasure of the city. Carnival and Rio’s New Year’s Eve are good opportunities to enjoy what the city has to offer. Those who know do not forget!

Weather in Rio de Janeiro

The humid tropical climate, influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, fits with the city’s beauty. Temperature variations occur according to the location, height and the proximity of the sea, but the annual average is 24 ° C. The rainy season lasts from December to March (summer).

The lowest temperatures occur from June to August, when it rains less (average between 18 ° C and 25 ° C). High temperatures are registered throughout the year, but in summer they rise from truth and reach 40 ° C.

During the summer the beaches are full, because of the intense heat. If you want to know Rio at another season, go to the beach too! The sun is there all year round.



Rio is a city so large that allows you to arrive in unusual ways, such as ship. Overall, there are many transportation options: planes and buses arrive all day, from various Brazilian cities.
The highlight, however, is due to the numerous flights arriving to the two airports of Rio’s capital:

Rio de Janeiro International Airport / Galeão / Tom Jobim (GIG) 

Santos Dumont Airport (SDU)

By plane

Both International Airport Antonio Carlos Jobim (Galeao) and Santos Dumont Airport are good options to reach the city. Rio de Janeiro is always part of the promotions of airlines and has a very many flights departing to various Brazilian cities.

Travel to Rio by flight is usually cheaper when the journey is made by Galeao (GIG), but this airport, unfortunately, does not have the best of locations and is farther from the city center.

Arriving at Santos Dumont is a lot easier not only for the central location but also by the variety of transport.

By bus

The Rio de Janeiro bus station (Rodoviária in Portuguese), which is close to the center and the South Zone (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon), has daily arrivals and departures of the main Brazilian bus company, as Águia Branca, 1001, Itapemirim e São Geraldo.

By sea

Cruises usually also make stops at Rio de Janeiro, which vary according to the company and packages. A good time to meet Rio de Janeiro with a cruise is New Year’s Eve where several ships are close to Copacabana beach to watch the beautiful fireworks display from a different angle. It’s worth spending the New Year’s Eve in Copacabana, at least once in life. The fireworks show is unforgettable!

Two words about taxis

A tip in relation to Rio taxis, is to use the ordinary taxi with yellow paint and blue stripe. The yellow taxis have a taximeter, while the blue paint taxis charge tariff prices. Another tip is to prefer newest vehicles and from taxi association to have more security and comfort.



What do you do? Go to the beach? Visit historic buildings? Make a cultural tour? Rest outdoors? Know good restaurants? The city is democratic and not let anyone without nothing to do.

Be sure to visit the South Zone and to stop by in Copacabana. For those who prefer a more focused ride in history, the center of Rio, with its old buildings, is the place where you should go. Rio has a bit of everything and is lively day and night. Just choose what to do!

The tours by jeep is inserted in the routine in Rio de Janeiro. With the Eco 92, the world was focused on environmental issues. And the preservation of nature was a factor attribute to be focused to give the starting point, working ecotourism. Several tours are offered to enjoy the main points of the city.
You will take the train that will ride you up to the statue of the Christ. To reach the top of Corcovado Hill, the train goes through the largest urban forest of the planet called Tijuca Forest. It is a pleasant 20-minute ont he rythm of Samba. Be ready to enjoy the best 360º C view of Rio.

The tour is set in 360ºC stunning landscapes, such as the beaches of Leme, Copacabana, Ipanema, Flamengo, Leblon; Pedra da Gávea, the imposing massif of Tijuca and Corcovado, with the image of Christ the Redeemer; Guanabara Bay with the Botafogo Bay; Town center; Santos Dumont Airport; Governor’s Island; Niterói… And what a sunset, the best you can get in Rio.

S8 wonderful itineraries ranging 6-60 minutes long trips. The prime location on the helicopter offers unforgettable postcards of the city with new angles. On the way back to Christ the Redeemer, you´ll see details hidden by distance; the beauty of their craftsmanship coating and seamless integration with the imposing statue of Corcovado.

The Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden is listed by the Institute of National Historical and Artistic Heritage. Because it has great historical, cultural, scientific and scenic importance and the area has been defined by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve area. It has a very diverse area and we can see about 6500 species of plants, with some even endangered, distributed over a large area of 54 hectares.

Rio scenarium, The carioca´s night par excellence. Privileged space of samba, MPB, choro, forró. Rio Scenarium reinforces the process of cultural revitalization of the historic center of Old Rio. The ‘Pavilion of Culture’ as it is called, receives, only on weekends, about two thousand people in three floors and lounges.

You´ll cross the bridge of Niteroi for a spectacular view of Rio de Janeiro . You´ll visit the Art Contemporany Museum , designed by the renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer. The museum is the main tourist spot of Niteroi . Crossing the coast, you´ll visit the fantastic fortress of Santa Cruz da Barra with a historical importance in the control of the territory by the Portugueses.

There are a variety of museums in Rio to cater for all interests. The Chacara do Ceu in Santa Teresa, the Museum of Modern Art, National History Museum, Edson Carneiro Folklore Museum, the Museum of Fine Art, and the Banco do Brasil Exhibition Centre are just a few worth mentioning. The MIAN has the world’s largest and most complete collection of its kind. There are more than 8,000 paintings by artists from all over Brazil and from 130 other countries.”

The Estadio Mario Filho is the second most visited site in Rio de Janeiro, losing the lead only to Christ the Redeemer. Since the doors reopened, the Maracana has been a major destination for tourists, fans and football fans. Visitors have access to the backstage stadium, Tribune Media, Cloakroom, Tribune Honor, Cabins and part of the historical collection of the Maracanã.

There are a variety of museums in Rio to cater for all interests. The Chacara do Ceu in Santa Teresa, the Museum of Modern Art, National History Museum, Edson Carneiro Folklore Museum, the Museum of Fine Art, and the Banco do Brasil Exhibition Centre are just a few worth mentioning. The MIAN has the world’s largest and most complete collection of its kind. There are more than 8,000 paintings by artists from all over Brazil and from 130 other countries.”

Santa Teresa is one of the most bucolic neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro and is close to the city center. There is the last existing tram station in town that go to Santa Teresa. The path on the lift lasts approximately 20 minutes. Meandering through the charming streets of the neighborhood, the open tram takes us to a different places of Rio de Janeiro, no traffic jams, many cultural attractions such as the ‘Chácara do Céu’ and the Ruins Park, and the famous ‘Escadaria Selarón’

Diving in the Cagarras – Guanabara Bay – FD Petropolis – Samba lessons and visit of Samba shool – Carnival activities such as Ball and Copacabana palace Magic ball. Sambodrome show and costumes.



What to consider before traveling?

Point to be aware in Rio is robs. Despite being visibly improving, it is very important to always be careful with your belongings. Avoid walking with valuables. Leave your passport at your hotel when hidden and take only your national ID on the street. Passport is essential to get back home.

Another important fact to know is that the yellow cabs are those with best price. Blue taxis, despite being minority, are special and charge higher fixed prices. In Rio, the yellow cabs are a good choice of cost-effective. Still on this subject, warning: avoid pirate taxi! It is not safe and many people have suffered such blows. It is safer to look for taxis with new cars and which belong to taxi associations.

When you make an appointment, set up time in advanced. Rio is a big city with an intense traffic and often the places are slow to arrive, especially if there is congestion.

Rio summer is very hot. Remember to wear light clothing and always bring and put sunscreen, even for a small walk (%) at least). Better to slightly tanned than to be over burnt.

Metro is fine and fast. Take the metro to the closest station near your destination point and take a taxi. You will find all necessary information about the metro HERE



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