Rio de Janeiro is a huge seaside city in Brazil, famed for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, 38m Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado and for Sugarloaf Mountain, a granite peak with cable cars to its summit. The city is also known for its sprawling favelas (shanty towns). Its raucous Carnaval festival, featuring parade floats, flamboyant costumes and samba dancers, is considered the world’s largest.
You will discover during this flight an exceptional urban landscape including the natural elements that have governed and inspired the development of the city, starting from the mountain peaks of the Tijuca National Park down to the sea.
Also included are the botanical gardens, created in 1808, Corcovado Mountwith its statue of Christ and the range of hills around Guanabara Bay or the vast landscapes along the Copacabana Bay, which have contributed to the culture of the outdoor life of this spectacular city.
Rio de Janeiro is also recognized as a source of inspiration for musicians, landscapers and urban planners
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