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On the famous east coast of Brazil between Sao Paulo and Salvador - that’s where you’ll find the iconic streets of Rio de Janeiro. A popular tourist spot since the dawn of tourism, the sultry culture and sizzling beaches found here really are what dreams and postcards are made of. With no shortage of monuments, your days here can be busy from sun up til sun down, starting with a train trip up a peak of Tijuca Forest National Park to see the 635 metric tons of soapstone known as Christ the Redeemer. Following this a day flopped on Copacabana Beach may be in order, where caipirinha cocktails and splashing about in a skimpy swimsuit will fill the hours of the day. When you’re ready for more adventure a trip to Sugarloaf Mountain will be in order; the glass cable car waiting at Morro da Urca can ascend you to the granite and quartz peak for stunning views of the city. Meanwhile, the city offers a banquet of museums to visit, where learning the secrets of the Cosmos and admiring a colonial mansion built by coffee farmers can all feature within a busy day. Needless to say all this adventuring will brew up a significant hunger, satisfied by Brazilian delights like coconut prawn stew of moqueca de camarão and chocolate sweets of brigadeiro. Is there anything special we’ve forgotten to mention about Rio de Janeiro? Oh, yes. The 500 street parties, flamboyant costumes, and high-energy dance parades of a little event known as Rio Carnival. Time your trip with this icon held through the months of January and February to see the full potential of this remarkable Brazilian city.
Currency: Brazilian real
Electricity: 127V and 220V
Visas: Click here to see if you need a visa to enter Brazil
Dialling Code: +55
Time Zone: GMT -03:00
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