Rio de Janeiro

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Rio de Janeiro
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You’d be hard pressed to find a city as scenic as Rio de Janeiro, sprawling from jungle-clad mountains into the Atlantic Ocean via some of the country’s most impressive stretches of beach.

From glamorous beachfront hotels to overflowing favelas (shanty towns) encircling the city, Rio is a jigsaw of eclectic and colourful architecture – there’s no better place to begin your cultural discovery of Brazil. The best time to visit is December to March, but February’s Carnival is a truly hypnotic affair. Expect psychedelic costumes embellished with feathers and sequins, and spectacular street parades pulsating with music and dance. The Winners’ Parade is the perfect opportunity to join in the celebrations and soak up the atmosphere of one of the biggest street parties in the world.

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