Almost 40 metres tall, this Art Deco statue is one of the symbols of Rio. A must-see, also because of the breath-taking views from the hill.
The icon of Rio de Janeiro. Often busy, but there is enough space for everyone to witness the lively atmosphere of this world-famous beach.
Its specific shape has given it the curious name and the status of one of Rio's landmarks. Hike up to the top and enjoy the stunning views.
A magical sight. These colourful, decorated stairs are the work of one artist, changing constantly and one of the symbols of Rio.
Listed as the sexiest beach in the world. Atmospheric, lively and a must-visit, no matter whether you're hitting the sea or just on a stroll.
A truly amazing sight. This vast garden is home to more than 6,000 species of fauna and flora and also many bird species. Do not miss.
A neighbourhood famous for its nightlife and historical sights. The restaurants and bars here are an important cultural hub.
It's like this rocky platform was made for watching sunsets and snapping perfect pictures of the sea and the beach. Well worth the visit.
A modern, impressive cathedral that will definitely grab your attention. Make sure to see it from the inside, too.
The stadium has been a host of many of the FIFA cups, but is also a venue for other sporting events, concerts and more.
While in Rio, you must try the feijoada. This restaurant is one of the best in making it - and the service is grand, too.
A wonderful beach that is not as crowded as the more popular ones. The surf here is great and so are the facilities.
The park's centrepoint is the old mansion, but do explore beyond it - the nature here is pristine and there is plenty to see.
This extensive beachside park is home to many sights and also has a long sporting tradition. Do not miss out on one of Rio's greatest parks.
The modern fort is open to public and well worth the visit - both for the museum and for the fabulous views of the nearby beach.
One of the best places where to relax in Rio. The shores of the lake are lined with paths, volleyball courts and more.
This urban rainforest is enormous - and every part of it has something to see, be it the lush nature or a forest chapel. Do not miss.
This no longer working 18th century aquaduct is still an impressive sight and a picturesque showcase of colonial architecture.
The very tough favela (slum) nestled on a steep hill became famous thanks to Praça Cantão - colourful paintings by artists Haas&Hahn.
The stunning theater with its turn-of-the-century architecture is a sight to behold. A venue for the best performances in the country.
This is the largest and the second busiest airport in Brazil connected to many domestic and international locations. The Galeão International Airport, located 20 km from the city center of Rio, consists of two terminals - T1 and T2 - located next to each other. The airport is accessible via bus shuttle, taxi or transfer companies that provide transfer from and to various hotels. TransCarioca line of the BRT (bus rapid transfer system in Rio) connects Terminal 1 and 2 with Terminal Alvorada (bus station in Barra da Tijuca). It also stops at Line 2 Subway Station Vicente de Carvalho which gives you an access to the whole subway system. The system operates round the clock and tickets can be bought in BRT booths at the airport. Four bus lines (2018, 2101, 2145, 2918) of Real Auto Bus will get you to the airport. The buses usually operate between 5.30 am and 10.30 pm and run every 30 minutes, but please check the official website for hours of operation of each line. Tickets are sold at both terminals. Free wifi is available for 60 minutes. Connect to RIO GALEAO Wi Fi.