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Colca Canyon

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Rio De Janeiro Holidays

Rio De Janeiro Travel

The cinematic cityscape of Brazil’s second largest city is nothing if not exhilarating. With the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue looking over the city and a plethora of breathtaking landscapes of gorgeous mountains, white-sand beaches and verdant forests fronting the deep blue sea, sits on the largest bay in the world and the natural harbour has been named one of the Seven Natural Wonders. Add to this one of the sexiest populations in the world and it’s no wonder Rio has enchanted visitors for centuries.

With the world famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, lively dancehalls, and a proliferation of bars and cafes, Rio’s inhabitants are all about perfecting the art of living. And during the legendary Rio Carnival, everyone’s invited to join in. Each year Rio de Janeiro is home to the mother of all carnivals when hundreds of thousands of people flock to the city to celebrate. It’s a time to sing, dance, party and have fun whilst immersing yourself in the Brazilian spirit. A major highlight of the carnival is the spectacular Samba Parade where different samba schools battle it out to win the hearts and minds of the audience and the judges. Fabulous floats cruise along whilst dancers dressed in sensational costumes samba their way through the streets to the infectious rhythm of the percussion bands. Don’t miss it!

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