Rio de Janeiro is the most visited metropolis in the southern hemisphere and, with due reason, is known as the marvellous city (“Cidade Maravilhosa”). The city has more on offer than you could ever imagine and is famous for its breathtaking landscape, its laid back beach culture and its annual carnival.
What to do there?
The rainforests, museums, beaches and the glitz of the city have turned Rio into Brazil’s number one tourist attraction.
The aerial views over Rio are stunning and even the concrete skyscrapers that dominate the city’s skyline add to the attraction. Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil and, thanks to its deep history, has a remarkable architectural heritage. The city is also riddled with some of the country’s best museums and galleries, superb restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. While in Rio don’t forget to check out a football game at the iconic Maracana Stadium which has played host to two World Cup finals.
With the Olympics in Rio around the corner, there is so much on the horizon for the “Cidade Maravilhosa”.
Where to stay?
Take a look at the various accommodation options here.
How to get there?
You will be able to fly to Rio with SAA via Sao Paulo.
SAA now offers the best prices guaranteed! They also have two additional special offers available to travellers – take a look at their amazing Duty Free shopping options here and click here to see their seating options.