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Tour to the top of Corcovado Mountain where the gigantic statue of Christ the redeemer, a landmark of Rio stands. The panoramic view of the city is spectacular and breathtaking. Nestled between the mountains and the sea Rio's magnificent shoreline includes charming bays and beautiful beaches, dotted with islands up and down the coast. Rio is the capital of Rio de Janeiro State. With beautiful beaches and mountains, Rio is considered one of the most marvelous cities all over the world. It has also famous tourist sites, as the Christ statue and the Sugar Loaf. For those who like partying, New Year's Eve celebration and Carnival are the best time, but Rio is good for tourism all year around. Summer goes from December to February, but you will find the best weather between March and May, when the sun shines all the time, without the terrible summer heat and the rain. The best beaches to visit, if you like people watching, are Ipanema, Copacabana and Leblon. The ocean water is cleaner from Barra da Tijuca on.

Close to Rio (by car)you'll find many places worth visiting; the beaches of Joá, Prainha and Grumari. Avoid the taxis close to the Bus Stations and to the airport Santos Dummont. Cabs are yellow in Rio. Tour options that include our private valets are always the safest option. If you prefer walking, it is not wise to wear jewelry and carry expensive cameras. Also avoid going too far from the hotel or the beach coast and entering deserted streets or parks at night. Be especially careful if you are in Copacabana and Santa Teresa. If you are in Copacabana, Ipanema or Leblon, you can walk to most places during the day and catch taxis at night. Inside the city, the traffic is heavy and there is no place to park.

Avoid also: Swimming in the beaches Vermelha, Flamengo and Botafogo, which are polluted. Swimming without paying attention to the sea. The tides may carry you away. Thus another reason to take a guided tour... local knowledge is priceless in Rio. In 3-4 days you can see most of the tourist sites, including the Sugar Loaf and the Christ statue. In both places the view is beautiful, try to go on a sunny day. Flying into Rio is a beautiful sight, whether it be at night or during the day, the visitor quickly finds out why Rio is known as the Wonderful City.

It is also an important center for art and fashion. Works by Brazilian and international artists are featured in local galleries and museums. New styles and clothing concepts are always available in Ipanema's elegant stores and boutiques. Precious and semi precious stones are also a specialty in Rio, where some of the world's largest and most renowned jewelers are located.
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