Rio de Janeiro , Brazil

Rio in 2015 with Regent

We arrive at 18.00. Lie back on the golden sands to soak up the extraordinary setting - or watch on as muscled cariocas - locals - perform effortless athletic feats, during casual volleyball matches. A trip up to Rio de Janeiro’s iconic art-deco statue of Christ the Redeemer is, of course, a must do - offering an extraordinary view of the city rolling out before your eyes. You’ll also want to take a cable car to swing by the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, which juts sharply into the sky from nowhere. Brazil’s second largest city moves to an infectious samba beat, and the famous thumping Carnival floods colour and floats down its streets each year. Of course, Rio is also a city of sharp cultural contrasts – offering fun in the sun for some, while life goes on very much as it always has for others. Take a guided tour, led by a resident, to see the conditions inside these complex tapestries of colour and chaos first-hand. Tijuca National Park, offers easy-to-access tranquillity, immersing you in dense forestry and whopping birdsong. Later, watch the fiery shades of sunset spread across the sky in the city’s oh so famous evening light show. With so much to offer, you’ll quickly learn how Rio earned its other name ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ – The Marvellous City.

The ship leaves at 20.00 the next day.

tour 1 Jeep Tour and Botanical Gardens

   
   
   

day visiting the three most gorgeous manmade and natural gems of the city of Rio: The Christ Statue, Tijuca Rainforest, and the Botanical Garden. Your local guides are on hand to provide a complete and detailed overview of these highlights, creating memories of a lifetime. Begin with a transfer to your jeep vehicle that takes you to the cog-wheel train station ready to propel you through the amazing Tijuca Forest to the top of Corcovado Mountain. The Tijuca is a unique urban rainforest 32 sq km large, considered the "lung" of the city! Take some time to enjoy the view atop Corcovado (including the view of the iconic Christ statue Rio is known for) before transferring back down the mountain for lunch. Arrive at Casa Camolese, one of the best restaurants in Rio located at the Jockey Club where a three-course meal awaits you. After lunch, visit the Botanical Garden. Founded in 1808 by Brazil´s former king, this lush oasis boasts a variety of national and international species. You have plenty of time to stroll and explore this garden at your leisure. Make the 45-minute transfer back to the pier.

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