Rio de Janeiro “God created the world in six days, and on the seventh day he created Rio de Janeiro” – this is what the Brazilians say about his beloved city. One cannot disagree with this, standing on Sahara Mountain at sunset and admiring the city, located among the mountain peaks, forests and golden beaches; as well as the statue of Christ the Savior, which adorns the top of Mount Corcovado and rises above the ground with outstretched arms. The extraordinary beauty and brightness of Rio is breathtaking. It is impossible to get bored in the city, and it does not matter whether it will be an excursion to the Tijuca National Park, the largest city forest, or relaxing on the golden sands of Copacabana or Ipanema, or a trip on a shaking tram to the bohemian area of Santa Teresa. You can also go to a football match and keep company with screaming and drumming fans at the huge Maracana stadium, or explore the favelas with a guide, or wander around the Museum of Modern Art in Niterói – all of Rio’s most famous sights inspired the construction of this museum. The city does not fall asleep at night, so there are various leisure options at this time of the day: enjoy live music and Sambo shows, or go to a world-class restaurant that serves excellent dishes of Brazilian and international cuisine.
From Rio de Janeiro you can easily travel to the neighboring states and areas of the country. A couple of hours drive from Rio to the north is the Atlantic rainforest, ideal for hiking and hiking, which is also one of Brazil’s best bird watching spots. A great place to relax is the Serra dos Orgaos National Park, famous for its mountains that look like pipes of a huge organ. And nearby is the “Serra dos Tucanos”, which is home to more than 200 species of birds.