Rio de Janeiro Travel Guides

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

48 hours in Rio de Janeiro - see the sights of Brazil’s busy heart in a weekend

Rio de Janeiro is enormous and one of the liveliest cities in the world. It’s no mean feat to squeeze everything in to one weekend, but it’s possible. This itinerary will help you see the biggest and best sights in Rio, as well as some more peaceful spots for when you need a break from the hectic streets.

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A Rio de Janeiro travel guide – colonial history, beach fun and street music

A city break in Rio de Janeiro presents an unforgettable cityscape of green mountains overlooking blue seas and long, sandy beaches. Glamorous Rio de Janeiro hotels hug the seafront, where hot days drift into balmy nights with a samba soundtrack.

Rio de Janeiro shopping guide – where to shop and what to buy

With an exciting mix of high-end shopping malls and flea markets, shopping in Rio won’t disappoint. Brazil is one of the world’s largest suppliers of coloured gemstones, making jewelry shopping in Minas Gerais a priority for many tourists. Throughout Rio you will find shoes, local music, bookshops and souvenirs along with cheap fashion and if that isn’t for you, almost every major district has a shopping mall of some sort.

Top 10 nightlife moments in Rio de Janeiro

Samba dancing, bossa nova singing and balmy nights with cocktails by the beach. Book a Rio de Janeiro hotel and take in the city’s delights with this guide to the top 10 nightlife things to do in Rio de Janeiro.

Summer holidays in Rio de Janeiro

Summer breaks in Rio de Janeiro are when tropical dreams of paradise come true. Carnival casts its liberating spell over all comers while festive spirit engulfs New Year’s revellers along Rio’s turquoise shore. Book a Rio de Janeiro summer hotel for balmy nights and joyous celebration.

Short breaks in Rio de Janeiro – beach paradise, emerald mountains and samba music

Make the most of a short break in Rio de Janeiro with this two-day itinerary. Book a Rio de Janeiro hotel and get the best out of this lively city.

Where to stay in Rio de Janeiro – a travel guide to Rio de Janeiro’s neighbourhoods

Use this insider’s guide to the Rio de Janeiro’s neighbourhoods to book the best Rio de Janeiro hotel for you and take the stress out of your visit.

Top 10 beaches destinations in the world

Whether you’re after sunbathing on white sand or snorkelling around coral reefs, you’ll know where to book your next hotel with this guide to the world’s top 10 beach destinations.

A Rio de Janeiro travel guide – samba school parades, carnival balls and street parties

Rio Carnival is one of the world’s best known events. Its glittering costumes and samba inspire thousands of visitors to take a Rio de Janeiro holiday. Hotels host Rio Carnival balls and parties through the night.

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