Blessed with the most stunning natural setting, Rio de Janeiro is a city that is as famous for its beauty as it is for its beach culture. Stretching up into the mountains that hug glistening Guanabara Bay is the city’s vast Tijuca National Park, which hosts the famous Corcovado Mountain.
From beautiful vistas and iconic locations, to some of the areas that have helped make this city the melting pot that it is, you’re sure to find Rio a captivating and complex place that will steal your heart forever.
Kick off your Rio tour with a bird's eye view of the city from the base of the Statue of Christ. This enormous white statue keeps constant watch over Rio, offering sweeping 360 degree views of the city’s natural wonders: beaches, lagoons, forests, bays, and mountains that seem to rise from the ocean.
It’s no wonder that the ‘Cristo’ statue (as it’s known by locals) was selected as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Soak up the views, pick out some of Rio’s most famous sights, and snap a must-have picture before getting a very different view of the city.
Next, it’s time to trade in this tourist icon for something less visited, the back streets of the Copacabana and Leme neighborhoods. Accompanied by your local Urban Adventures guide, you'll wander through the area tasting local snacks, sipping refreshing beer and learning all about the lifestyle and beach culture of this quintessential area.
We’ll fill you in on all the important info you’ll need for your stay in town as we discover some hotspots in both the Copacabana and Leme neighbourhoods. We’ll show you a perspective that most visitors to Rio don’t get and you’ll learn how to enjoy the beach at its best.