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It’s fair to say that Rio de Janeiro is one of the most spectacular cities in the world. The peaks of Sugar Loaf and Corcovado, home of Christ the Redeemer, provide magnificent views over a metropolis that sprawls between mountain, forest and beach, and is home to Brazil’s best architecture, museums and galleries. Buzzing with joie de vivre, Rio is powered by an ever-present samba beat, that’s only enhanced by its tropical climate. Cariocas (Rio residents) spend much of their time on the beach, but seeing as they have the world’s most famous – Copacabana and Ipanema - who can blame them! It certainly is the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvellous City).

Rio de Janeiro at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Rio de Janeiro:

GMT -2
time difference
11.5 Hours
flight time
6.32 Million
Christ the Redeemer
famous landmark
local food
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Rhythms of Brazil Tour

15 days - please call for prices
  • Salvador
  • Manaus
  • Amazon Rainforrest
  • Iguaçu
Essence of Argentina and Brazil Tour

14 days - please call for prices
  • San Antonio de los Cobres
  • Humahuaca
  • Salta Iguacu
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Buenos Aires
Best of South America Tour

16 days - please call for prices
  • Machu Picchu
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Iguaçu Falls
  • Rio and Buenos Aires