Visiting South America is an exciting prospect with it’s vibrant, passionate culture, the music, dancing and fabulous beaches. The continent has some of the worlds most exciting cities, rainforests, jungles and mountains.
Rio de Janeiro
Every day feels like a carnival in Rio de Janeiro, you are never far from the pulse of the samba. Situated between glorious beaches and lush mountains it’s a perfect place for a lively holiday.
The weather never gets cold in Rio, the rainy season is from October to January and temperatures can drop to 23C. The humid climate reaches 28C in the summer.
Transport: how to get there and around
The airport in Rio serves flights from all of Latin America, Brazil, and beyond. Long distance buses depart from Novo Rio Rodoviaria.
Getting around the city can be a little uncomfortable on the often crowded buses. For a cooler option try the air-conditioned subway which covers part of the city.
Accommodation: Luxury to budget stays
The internet can offer some of the best information on the cost, range and location of hotels in Rio de Janeiro.
Attractions & Events
*Unforgettable Costumes, dancing and body painting are paraded through the streets for the famous 5 day Carnaval. This event starts on the Friday before Ash Wednesday.
* Throughout June is the Fiestas Junina, which takes place in public squares in the city.
*Festa de NS da Gloria do Outeiro is celebrated with street parades and stalls on 15 August.
*Each Sunday in October the religious festival Festa da Penha takes place.