Why Rio de Janeiro?
Exciting and calm, lively and relaxing, Rio de Janeiro has something for every single traveler. The second largest city in Brazil, Rio, as it's called, is one of the premier vacation destinations in the western hemisphere. The vibrancy of its locale, along with the friendliness of its people, has made Rio one of the top vacation destinations in the world. The street and nearby beach in Ipanema are famous landmark destinations, with over a million visitors each year. With its fame as the most visited city in South America, Rio has become known as the place to be, no matter how you like to vacation.
When it comes to fun things to do in Rio de Janeiro, the first thing that comes to mind for most people is Carnival. This week-long celebration of partying and red meat consumption is host to millions of people each year, every one of which is determined to outdo each other for wildness in dress and behavior. Parades, floats, and costumes are traditional, as are parties that last all day and long into the night. Anything goes at Carnival, and you'll see every combination of human being ever thought of, in costumes from shy to bare.
Carnival is only one of the Rio de Janeiro attractions, though. In 2014, Rio was host to the FIFA World Cup soccer tournament, and in 2016 it will host the Summer Olympic Games. Tours in Rio de Janeiro can take you deep within the rainforest, or high in the mountains. If you're looking for a calmer sort of vacation day in the middle of all that partying, look for the City of Arts cultural complex for musical offerings, or the Municipal Theater which was designed after the Paris Opera House. Add to that miles of beaches and acres of unspoiled nature, and you'll find a vacation destination for any taste.
Gray Line Rio de Janeiro
When it comes to Rio de Janeiro sightseeing Rio de Janeiro transportation is a must. Here at Gray Line Rio de Janeiro, we're proud to offer a multitude of ways to get you where you want to go. Day trips from Rio de Janeiro include a tour through the rainforest by Jeep, including a 30-minute hike in the Tijuca rain forest. Our Christ the Redeemer statue tour begins in the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. You'll ride a train through the Tijuca rain forest, and climb to the top of the Corcovado Mountain where you can view the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Our Sugar Loaf tour begins with a view of the city from below, and then adds the excitement of a cable car ride up to Sugar Loaf Mountain, high above the jungle below.
We're proud to be offering the best tours in Rio de Janeiro. All of our tour guides are trained experts on the sights you'll visit, and can answer any questions you may have. No matter which Rio de Janeiro tour you take, from the helicopter tour of Rio by air to the trip down below to the imperial city of Petropolis, we're ready to provide safe and comfortable transportation as well as expert guidance every step of the way.