Flights to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, a huge seaside city in Brazil, is known for its captivating beaches and tropical landscapes. The ultimate icon of Rio is the statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Mount Corcovado.
Enjoy vivacious nightlife, world-famous carnivals and festivals and spectacular football matches. Known as the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City), Rio is a city that is constantly partying.
The main international airport in Rio de Janeiro is the Galeão International Airport:
- 18 km to central Rio de Janeiro
- A taxi ride to central Rio de Janeiro costs around RM70 (R$55) and takes about 28 minutes
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Best Time to Visit Rio de Janeiro
The best time to visit Rio de Janeiro is from December and March when the weather is warm and sunny. To experience the annual party, Carnival, arrive in February.
Things to do in Rio de Janeiro
What to see in Rio de Janeiro
After sightseeing at the iconic Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain, relax at the beautiful beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema.
Outdoor adventures are easily accessible in Rio’s lush forests. You can hike, cycle, surf, sail or even rock climb in Rio against a stunning urban landscape.
Rio is known for its parties so don’t miss out major celebrations like Carnival, Flamengo or the Reveillon (New Year’s Eve).
At the red-light district, you can find live music halls and street parties and groove to samba - a rapid-fire style of music with African influences.
What to eat in Rio de Janeiro
The best way to experience Rio de Janeiro’s food culture is to visit the mobile food stalls and snack bars. Some popular options include the high-energy Acai berries, tapioca pancakes, pastel (pancakes filled with meat, cheese, carne seca and pizza).
Along the beach, you can get fried sardines served simply with salt and lime.
For the adventurous, definitely try chicken hearts, grilled and skewered on a wooden stick. They’re usually sold at churrascaria (barbeque restaurants) or at the food stalls.
Getting around in Rio de Janeiro
Rio has an efficient metro system, a public bike-sharing system and buses. Minivans are an alternative to buses and run frequently.
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