Rio de Janeiro - Hang glider, Christ Statue, Sugar Loaf, Ipanema ...

Rio has a spectacular natural setting, "the girl from Ipanema" - a beach in Rio, hang gliding (recently featured on TV as one of the top places to see before you die), surfing, beach volleyball, soccer, and one of the most famous landmarks in the world; "Cristo Redentor", the Christ statue overlooking the city from atop Corcovado mountain.

Rio also had Carnival celebrations, samba and other music, hotel-lined tourist beaches, such as Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon; pavements decorated with black and cream swirl pattern mosaics. ') ; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a giant permanent parade stand used during Carnival; and Maracanã stadium, one of the world's largest football stadiums. Rio also boasts the world's largest forest inside an urban area, called Floresta da Tijuca, or 'Tijuca Forest'.

 

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Ipanema, Leblon & the "Two Brothers"

 

Ipanema

     

View from Corcovado (Christ Statue)

Hang gliding (asa-delta) in Rio

 

Make your dream come true; fly free as a bird.

Sao Conrado, Rio de Janiero

Ipanema

 

 

 

From our balcony

 

 

 

 

 

 

Street Market   Breakfast  
 

 

Lunch - Copacabana