The first half-day in Rio can be spent as you want, sunset in Rio de Janeiro is spectacular and Ipanema Beach offers the best views. This evening you can dine in one of Rio's many excellent restaurants. The next morning starts off with a drive through Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world, to the peak of Corcovado Mountain, to the statue of 'Christ the Redeemer'. High above the city Corcovado offers spectacular views of Guanabara Bay, Sugarloaf, the beaches and the ocean. After lunch, you will visit the historical city center, passing the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Candelaria Church, as well as a ride the famous cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. The next day is a day of leisure and you can choose to do any one thing from a trip to Buzios, a pristine string of beaches and islands; Angra dos Reis, home to 365 islands and 2,000 beautiful beaches; or a jeep tour or helicopter ride taking you across Rio.