Amazing beaches, museums, and top sights from National Library (Biblioteca Nacional) to Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro—discover it all in Rio de Janeiro.
Beaches, Museums and Nature
This mountain rising out of the city center is most well known as the home of Rio’s iconic skyscraper-sized Jesus statue.
Scale this mountain on foot or by cable car to see impressive views of Rio’s beaches, rain forests and its most famous statue.
To truly appreciate Brazil’s obsession with “the beautiful game,” watch a match or take a guided tour of one of the world’s largest and most historic soccer stadiums.
Spend time exploring this historic botanical garden to see water features and sculptures, exotic plant species and endangered animals, including the black capuchin.
Explore the best of 20th-century Brazilian art and sample cutting-edge Brazilian cuisine at this bold 1950s modernist gallery on the edge of Rio’s Guanabara Bay.
A lavish Italian villa, hidden caves, miles of trails and views to the statue Christ the Redeemer await at this park at the base of Rio’s Corcovado Mountain.
Revel in the statuesque presence of Christ the Redeemer at the top of Corcovado on this small-group guided tour. Wander through the vibrant artist neighborhood of Santa Teresa to climb the Selarón Steps, and embark on a scenic cable car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain.
Discover Brazil's vast musical heritage during the Ginga Tropical Roots Show, a vibrant spectacle featuring traditional dances from all over the country. Let the skillful performers dazzle you with tropical rhythms from batucada drums as well as impressive dance moves.
Take in Rio’s historic architecture and breathtaking natural setting on this guided exploration of the city streets, concluding with a cable car ride up to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for panoramic vistas over “The Marvelous City.
Get a taste of Brazil's soccer frenzy and the amazing atmosphere created by flamboyant torcidas (organizations of fans). See the most popular Rio teams—led by some of the biggest talents—competing for glory. Your guided tour includes transportation and a seat in a covered area of the stadium.
Blessed with the most stunning natural setting, Rio de Janeiro is a city that is as famous for its beauty as it is for its beach culture. Stretching up into the mountains that hug glistening Guanabara Bay is the city’s vast Tijuca National Park, which hosts the famous Corcovado Mountain.
Venture to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue on top of Corcovado Mountain. Ride the Cosme Velho cog train and pass through the Tijuca rainforest on your way up to the base of the statue, where you can take in sweeping views out over Guanabara Bay and Rio’s downtown sprawl.