Rio de Janeiro – Things to do

Rio de Janeiro Attractions

Rio is a city that will keep you busy, most people visit for 3 or nights but there is enough to do for a week. Here are a selection of activities that we recommend, however there are plenty more activities and things to see and do in this ever changing city. Mix the iconic sights that we all know and love with the more traditional and local activities to create a truly Brazilian holiday experience. Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain, samba dancing, amazing restaurants, beautiful beaches, beach front roof top bars to all night parties, the famous carnival, rain forest tours, hang gliding over the city, football matches at the world famous Maracana and much much more. Once you have seen Rio, travel to the waterfalls at Iguazu, the mighty Amazon river and the wildlife in the Pantanal.

Statue of Christ the Redeemer Rio

Christ the Redeemer

Standing with wide open arms at the top of Corcovado Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer statue is Rio’s most famous iconic sight.

Sugarloaf Mountain

Corcovado Mountain’s rival for the best views in Rio de Janeiro, 394-metre-high Sugarloaf Mountain got its name from the Portuguese, who thought it resembled moulds used to set sugar cane.

Copacabana Beach

Beautiful Beaches

When you think Rio de Janeiro, beautiful beaches and stunning shores undoubtedly spring to mind, and you wouldn't be wrong. Home to some of the world's most famous sands and seas, you're sure to find the perfect spot to relax, unwind and chill out.


The Rio carnival, Rio's biggest party takes place every February and is not to be missed.

Rio's culinary scene

The food scene in Rio rivals the best cities in the world. From delicious street food through to world class restaurants and everything in between.