Sun, beach and pure joy of life

Visit the statue of Christ on Mount Corcovado, admire the impressive view of Rio de Janeiro and its Sugarloaf Mountain, and then enjoy a caipirinha on the Copacabana. This and more await you in Brazil's second largest city. The tropical climate, the year-round warm temperatures, and the life energy of the Cariocas (Rio’s locals) will put you in a good mood all around.

Rio is not just a holiday destination in its own right but also a starting point for round trips in Brazil or South America. There is so much to discover, including the Amazon rainforest and cities like the heritage-protected town of Paraty or Salvador da Bahia with its African influence. The more time you spend stocking up on Brazilian joie de vivre, the more you will take home from your travels!

Facts & figures

  • Flight time 12:00 h
  • Distance 9382 km
  • Current time 05:19
  • Airport GIG
  • Language Portuguese
  • Currency BRL

Edelweiss tips for Rio de Janeiro

«To end a perfect day it is best to enjoy the sunset, with a glass of champagne, on a sunset cruise.»

Esther Kern Cabin Crew Member

Sightseeing in your Rio de Janeiro holidays

  • For those who prefer a slice of tranquillity, there is the beach in the more expensive residential area of Ipanema to enjoy. Breathtaking sunset: Pedra do Arpoador at the eastern end of Ipanema beach. View in maps
  • The Santa Teresa neighbourhood with its cobblestone streets and colonial architecture is today an arts district, offering a wealth of interesting cultural attractions. Here you will also find the famous Escadaria Selarón. View in maps
  • In the Lapa neighbourhood is a hub for live music, trendy bars and samba dancing. Lapa is also within walking distance of the famous Sambódromo. View in maps
  • As the Corcovado, the Sugarloaf Mountain can be reached by cable car. Made of granite stone, the Sugarloaf rises 1296 feet high and is located at the mouth of Guanbara Bay on a peninsula that protrudes into the Atlantic Ocean. View in maps
  • Anyone wishing to travel a little further afield should consider a trip to the city of Angra dos Reis or to Ilha Grande, a former prison island. Offering a wonderful contrast to urban Rio, the island is big on ecotourism. View in maps
  • A unique experience in Rio de Janeiro: the glitzy world-famous carnival. Ready to dance Samba with the "Cidade Maravilhosa" and enjoy life?

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