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  • Christ the Redeemer
  • Samba school parade
  • Cable car to Sugar Loaf
  • Night view of Copacabana Beach
  • Surfs up!

The third largest metropolitan area in South America and one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere, Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to as just Rio, is located on a strip of Brazil’s Atlantic coast, close to the Tropic of Capricorn.

Portuguese explorers first arrived on the western shores of Rio in January 1503 giving way to its name Rio de Janeiro, or January River.  The city was later formally established in March 1565.  Rio went on to be the capital of Brazil for nearly two centuries beginning during the Portuguese colonial era in 1763 and concluding when the capital was moved to Brasília in 1960. 

During the 1930s the city gained a reputation as a fantastic beach and party destination, a reputation that is still strong to today.  Rio has much to look forward to, being one of the host cities of the 2014 World Cup and securing the bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Many consider Carnival, an annual festival full of music, samba dancing and partying, to be the best reason to visit Rio, however, it is really just one of many.  Rio is a beautiful city famous for breathtaking landscapes that include gorgeous mountains, white sand beaches and stunning rainforests.  A laid back beach culture coexists with a busy metropolis making Rio an ever popular tourist destination.

If you are looking for some excitement on your next trip, then a Rio de Janeiro vacation is a great place to start. Book your trip today....and put some spice in your life!!

 


 

Brazil Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Brazil.

Learn about the history and culture of Brazil, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Brazil's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Brazil for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Brazil tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Brazil tours, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises and Peru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours among many others.

 

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  • Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires & Rio de Janeiro (Starts in Brazil)

    This popular trip takes in the best of Argentina and Brazil by combining a tour of Buenos Aires’ highlights, Iguassu Falls and then Rio, the jewel in Brazil’s crown.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,946
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries
    Brazil See Trip Details
  • A Blast of Brazilian Luxury: VIP

    Goway’s VIP Brazil experience sees you dining at the chefs table at the Cipriani Restaurant in Rio, to flying over Iguassu Falls in a helicopter to searching for Puma in the Pantanal.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 7,807
    Trip Type:
    VIP Luxury Touring
    Brazil See Trip Details
  • Best of Belmond Brazil & Peru

    Brazil offers the spectacular and colourful Rio de Janeiro and the awe-inspiring Iguassu Falls. In Peru, enjoy the interesting capital, Lima and discover the Inca Civilization in its ancient capital, Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Plus experience the amazing Inca site of Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,848
    Trip Type:
    VIP Luxury Touring
    Brazil See Trip Details
  • Brazil Complete

    Experience the delights of beautiful and exotic Rio de Janeiro, the thrill of the mighty Iguassu Falls, marvel at the Meeting of the Waters on a short 3 night cruise on the Amazon River and stay at the city in the jungle, Manaus.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,031
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
    Brazil See Trip Details
  • Buzios Beach Escape

    Just 2.5 hours from Rio is a small and sophisticated paradise. Once a fishing village, Buzios is famous for its blend of rustic charm, architecture, stylish boutiques and restaurants.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 260
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Lodges & Beach Stays, Romance & Honeymoon
    Brazil See Trip Details
  • Cities of South America

    The ultimate South America tour for culture vultures, this itinerary focuses on the continent’s most exciting cities, from pulsing Rio, to rapidly emerging Bogota, via Iguassu Falls and Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,558
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
    Brazil See Trip Details
  • Discover Rio de Janeiro Iguassu Falls & Buenos Aires

    This classic South America trip combines the rhythms and culture of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, joining them with two nights in spectacular Iguassu Falls.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,319
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Classic Itineraries
    Brazil See Trip Details
  • Explore Rio, Iguassu & Buenos Aires

    A wonderful combination of two of South America’s major cities, colourful Rio de Janeiro, home to the samba and sophisticated Buenos Aires, the land of the tango with one of nature’s most fantastic sites, the remarkable and spectacular Iguassu Falls.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,269
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours
    Brazil See Trip Details
  • F1 in Brazil: VROOM VROOM!

    The ultimate rush for Formula 1 fans, experience all the thrills of the big event in Sao Paulo.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,540
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Special Interest Groups
    Brazil See Trip Details
  • Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires & Rio with International & domestic air.

    This air-inclusive South America tour includes the continent’s two most popular city destinations, plus one of its most impressive natural wonders. Explore Rio, Buenos Aires, and magnificent Iguassu Falls.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,717
    Trip Type:
    Air & Land Inclusive Getaways
    Brazil See Trip Details
  • New Years in Rio de Janeiro Brazil with International airfare*

    Ring in the New at the hottest party in the Southern Hemisphere on Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro. Tour the sights of colourful Rio, the heights of Corcovado Mountain and Christ the Redeemer to the grit of the favelas before celebrating the New Year on the famous beach in the world.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Brazil See Trip Details
  • New Year’s in Rio

    Blessed with a wonderful natural setting, watched over by Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain, and surrounded by tropical forests, Rio is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and the perfect place to ring in the new year.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,282
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas
    Brazil See Trip Details
  • Rio Carnaval

    The allure of Rio has attracted visitors since the 16th century. For one week in February, you can have the ultimate taste of what Carnaval is all about - music, rhythm and costumes.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,483
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas
    Brazil See Trip Details
  • Rio de Janeiro: Copacabana Palace: Stay of Distinction

    This glamorous landmark is pre-eminent among the best hotels in Rio de Janeiro.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,252
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
    Brazil See Trip Details
  • Rio in Depth

    Blessed with a wonderful natural setting, watched over by Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain, and surrounded by tropical forests, Rio is one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 767
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Brazil See Trip Details
  • Rio: Jewel in the Crown

    Spend time in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Marvel at the spectacular coastline with its magnificent beaches and colourful mountain backdrop. Enjoy iconic Rio sites such As Sugar 
Loaf Mountain and Corcovado.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 648
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Brazil See Trip Details
  • Wonders of Rio, Iguassu & Buenos Aires

    The journey between Rio and Buenos Aires via Iguassu Falls never goes out of style. Blending beaches, cosmopolitan cities and natural wonders, this is one of the ‘must-do’ South America tours.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,767
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours
    Brazil See Trip Details
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