Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio
Copacabana Beach, Rio
On Horseback on the Beaches of Tinhare
Helicopter Ride, Rio
Brazil is a country the size of a continent, and has a diverse array of landscapes, wildlife, beaches and cultures, with each one as worthy of experiencing and exploring as the other....
So we had only a month to enjoy this enormous country with a fixed date towards the end of it, the mighty carnival, the greatest party on earth and the only reason I am here at the hottest time of year....
Your first day in Rio is a full day of the most amazing views of one of the most beautiful cities in South America! Starting with a drive through Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world; to arrive at the peak of Corcovado Mountain, and the iconic statue of 'Christ the Redeemer'. You will then be taken to the base of Sugarloaf Mountain to ride the famous cable car to the top where the views over Guanabara Bay, Copacabana Beach and up to Corcovado are stunning.
The next day is a day of leisure and you can choose a trip to Buzios, a pristine string of beaches and islands or Angra dos Reis, home to 365 islands and 2,000 beautiful beaches.
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.