A seaside city in Brazil, known for its rich culture, dazzling Carnival festival, stunning landscapes, gorgeous beaches, and Christ the Redeemer Statue.
The bustling city of Rio de Janeiro is the second-largest city and cultural capital of Brazil. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, southeastern of South America it is one of Brazil’s most popular and frequented tourist destinations.
Rio, the ‘marvellous city,’ has a deep sense of history and heritage with many cultural and historic attractions including: the iconic Statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Mt. Corcovade; the Sugarloaf Mountain; the Museum of Tomorrow and the Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro.
Popular are Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and exciting football matches. The lush, dense Tijuca’s rainforests, boast a number of hiking trails for those wanting to experience the fauna and flora first hand. The pulsating, annual Rio de Janeiro Carnival festivals featuring parade floats, flamboyant costumes and samba dancers, is considered the world’s largest.
Population:   6.45 million
Currency:   Real (BRL)