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Linx Hotel International Airport Galeão - Rio de Janeiro Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
AU$190

Linx Hotel International Airport Galeão

Avenida Vinte de Janeiro, s/n, Rio de Janeiro - Map
 
 
3.7 out of 5 (176 reviews)
Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro Hotels
Rating: 3.5 Stars
AU$230

Vila Galé Rio de Janeiro

Rua do Riachuelo,124, Rio de Janeiro - Map
 
 
Relais & Châteaux Santa Teresa - Rio de Janeiro Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars
AU$571

Relais & Châteaux Santa Teresa

Rua Almirante Alexandrino 660, Rio de Janeiro - Map
 
 
4.6 out of 5 (53 reviews)
Those looking to book a 5-star hotel in Río de Janeiro, Brazil will be happy to know that Hotel Santa Teresa offers …More
Hilton Barra Rio De Janeiro - Rio De Janeiro Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars

Hilton Barra Rio De Janeiro

1430 Abelardo Bueno Avenue, Rio De Janeiro - Map
 
 
Ideally located in the dynamic business district of Barra da Tijuca the new Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro hotel is just moments …More
Fluminense Hotel - Rio de Janeiro Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
AU$123

Fluminense Hotel

Rua dos Inválidos, 176 - Bairro: Centro, Rio de Janeiro - Map
 
 
4.4 out of 5 (5 reviews)
Hotel Venezuela - Rio de Janeiro Hotels
Rating: 3.0 Stars
AU$85

Hotel Venezuela

Rua Paissandú, 34, Rio de Janeiro - Map
 
 
Belmond Copacabana Palace - Rio de Janeiro Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars

Belmond Copacabana Palace

Avenida Atlantica 1702, Rio de Janeiro - Map
 
 
4.6 out of 5 (174 reviews)
Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana - Rio de Janeiro Hotels
Rating: 5.0 Stars

Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Avenida Atlântica, 4240 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - Map
 
 
4.3 out of 5 (139 reviews)
Arena Copacabana Hotel - Rio de Janeiro Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars
AU$352

Arena Copacabana Hotel

Av Atlantica 2064 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - Map
 
 
4.4 out of 5 (805 reviews)
Right on Copacabana beach, the Arena offers you a breathtaking view over the beach. If you prefer Ipanema, it would take just …More
Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel - Rio de Janeiro Hotels
Rating: 4.0 Stars
AU$290

Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel

Avenida Atlântica, 1500, Rio de Janeiro - Map
 
 
4.4 out of 5 (424 reviews)

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    Pocket Guide: Rio de Janeiro

    If you’re planning an escape to Brazil, wot about staying in one of our Rio de Janeiro hotels to lap up the culture and samba your nights away? Browse our great range of Rio de Janeiro accommodation now.

    History

    Rio de Janeiro has seen Portuguese ruling, gold and diamond rushes, sugar cane industries, coffee exportation and political liberation in the past 500 years. Over time, Rio has been so important to the development of Brazil and its culture that it even acted as the nation's capital between 1889 and 1960.

    Things to Do

    For a bird's eye view of the city, catch the Sugarloaf Cable Car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. The cable car has been running since 1921 and is one of the oldest in the world, so it's definitely worthwhile.

    From the top of Sugarloaf Mountain – and indeed almost any vantage point in the city – you'll be able to see Christ the Redeemer, which was built in 1931 and is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. To visit the spectacular 38 metre tall statue on top of Corcovado Mountain, you can catch a tram or go by car. You’ll want to remember to bring your camera for this one!

    Culture vultures will enjoy the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil and Moreira Salles cultural centres, as well as the Museu de Chácara do Céu, which displays a large collection of modern art.

    Or if you're keen to get back to nature, you can go for a walk through Tijuca Forest and the White Stone State Park, two of the largest urban forests in the world.

    Prefer a trip to the beach instead? Ipanema Beach is often referred to as the ’best urban beach in the world’, and is the perfect spot for swimming, surfing, sunbaking and playing beach volleyball.

    Events

    If you can get here for the five day long Carnival during Lent, you won't be disappointed. This world-famous event is often regarded as one of the biggest and best cultural festivals on earth and Rio is known as the ’Carnival Capital of the World’. During the festivities, you'll groove to samba music, watch decadently costumed dancers march by and be amazed by the incredible floats in the street parade.

    If you can't make it for Carnival, be sure to catch a soccer match, which you can do no matter what time of year you're here. The Maracanã Football Stadium has been open since 1950, recently hosted the 2014 World Cup and will be hosting the 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony, so it's not to be missed by soccer fanatics.

    Shopping and Dining

    Buzios Peninsula is well-known for its shopping and nightlife, but don't miss Ipanema's waterfront bars and restaurants while you're here. Be sure to try at least one Caipirinha cocktail before leaving too. This uniquely Brazilian drink is made from Cachaça, a spirit of distilled sugar cane juice, and is available in every bar in Rio. You can purchase a bottle of Cachaça to take home but if you're looking for more traditional souvenirs, head to the Feira Hippie Ipanema Market on a Sunday.

    Getting Here and Around

    To get here, book a seat on one of these cheap flights to Rio de Janeiro and then get around by bus, taxi, subway or on foot.

    A holiday in one of the party capitals of the world with beaches, forests, mountains, historic attractions and vibrant nightlife – wot more could you ask for? Book your flights and Rio de Janeiro accommodation with us now!

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