A land of incredible diversity, Brazil boasts breathtaking landscapes. Its second-largest city, Rio de Janeiro, is the perfect place to take it all in. Bordering the South Atlantic, this vibrant destination offers historic sites, sparkling beaches and a lush terrain — ideal for exploring. Add a bustling city, upbeat samba sounds and the zest of authentic South American cuisine, and Rio de Janeiro will keep you coming back for more.
A megalopolis that occupies more than 3,000 square miles, Sao Paulo’s endless strings of skyscrapers make up the city’s impressive skyline. Here, you’ll find a wide range of experiences — from some of the best dining and nightlife in the world to fabulous shopping.
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- Corcovado Mountain Slide 1 of 3: Standing on the highest point of Corcovado Mountain, Christ the Redeemer statue overlooks Sugarloaf Mountain and the city of Rio de Janeiro.
- Lage Park Slide 2 of 3: Located at the foot of Corcovado Mountain, Lage Park boasts artistically designed gardens and a palazzo built by Brazilian entrepreneur Henrique Lage.
- Rio-Niteroi Bridge Slide 3 of 3: Connecting the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi is the longest concrete bridge in the Southern Hemisphere, and the sixth longest in the world.
Two of the most thrilling attractions in Rio de Janeiro are the beautiful Sugarloaf Mountain, where you’ll have the opportunity to ride a cable car to the top for panoramic views, and the 125-foot-tall statue of Christ the Redeemer. Overlooking the city and the surrounding area, the iconic statue can be reached by cog train to Corcovado Mountain. Here, 2,400 feet high, you will experience breathtaking views of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
Take a scenic drive, or walk through downtown Rio. You’ll pass the Sambodrome, the 250-foot-tall Metropolitan Cathedral and other landmarks, such as Cinelandia Square, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Take in a samba show, or for some fun in the sun, head to the famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema.
If spotting wildlife is your thing, plan to visit the Tijuca National Park. This remarkable, tropical rain forest at the edge of the city is home to monkeys, sloths, a wide variety of birds and butterflies. We offer exciting tours you can add to your package like a rain forest jeep tour.
For shopaholics, Rio is home to some of the world’s most famous fashion brands and stylish furnishings, as well as markets that sell everything from antiques to handicrafts.
For foodies, the wide variety of mouth-watering food includes family establishments, steak houses, buffet restaurants, old taverns and fine dining. For traditional Brazilian cuisine that’s rooted in African, American and European traditions, try meat centric churrascaria (traditional barbecue), hearty feijoada (stewed beans in pork or beef gravy) and Brazil’s national cocktail, the tangy caipirinha (sugarcane hard liquor).
Delta Vacations packages include round-trip airfare aboard Delta to Rio de Janeiro-Galeao International Airport (GIG) or Sao Paulo International Airport (GRU). Round-trip transfers between the airport and your hotel are available for purchase. We also offer tours you can add to your package, such as a rain forest Jeep tour and a Corcovado excursion.