Flight and hotel packages in Rio de Janeiro
Presentation of Rio de Janeiro
This city is on the east coast of Brazil and is a stunning mix of the sea, mountains and forests. If you holiday to Rio de Janeiro you will find the city itself to be cosmopolitan and modern, and it is perfectly set within the Tijuca Forest which is the largest urban forest in the world. The local population are known as Cariocas and they are happy and welcoming with an overwhelming sense of fun, which often results in parties and great excitement during the many festivals that Rio has. If you are looking for a stunning city to visit, consider a low-cost holiday which will include a very reasonable flight to Rio de Janeiro.
Things to know before visiting Rio de Janeiro
Rio’s international airport is only about 12 miles north of the city and the transfer should take around 20 minutes. UK citizens don’t need a visa if they are visiting as a tourist, but only if the immigration officers are satisfied of your intent. This isn't as difficult as it sounds; they just need to see evidence of your accommodation and that you can support yourself while in the country. Two things to make sure of are that your passport is stamped on the way in and you don’t lose your immigration landing card, as both of these need to be shown to immigration on your departure. There are multiple options available, such as a flight from London to Rio de Janeiro or a flight from Manchester to Rio de Janeiro.
What is the weather in Rio de Janeiro
Rio is a favourite with tourists because of its continually pleasant weather. It is warm and sunny almost every day throughout the year and this is why the beach culture is so popular. With shops and restaurants only a block back from the beach, it can be disconcerting seeing people walking around in their beachwear, but don’t let that stop you booking one of our cheap holiday packages. We have a range of fantastic deals so contact us today to find the best option for your holiday to Rio de Janeiro.
Things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Even if you don’t enjoy the sea and sand, the famous and stunningly beautiful Copacabana and Ipanema beaches are still worth a look. Other places you can visit in Rio include:
- The iconic Corcovado Mountain and Christ the Redeemer statue.
- The Sugar Loaf Mountain.
- Tijuca Forest where you can see Capuchin monkeys, toucan and spectacular butterflies.
- Escadaria Selaron which is a flight of multicoloured steps covered in tiles and pottery.
To see these amazing sights book one of our low-cost holidays so we can find you the most reasonably-priced and best flight and hotel in Rio de Janeiro.
What to eat in Rio de Janeiro?
A churrascaria restaurant should definitely be tried at least once when you are in Brazil as it is a barbecue restaurant with a choice of many different grilled meats. Diners pay a flat fee as they enter the restaurant and will be given a card which is green on one side and red on the other. Green is for go and red is for stop and this relates to the grilled meats being offered to you. If you have the green side up, the waiters will continue to offer you their plate or trolley of delicious varieties of meat. You get to choose different ones for as long as you like until you flip your card over. It is very easy to eat too much in a restaurant like this because the food is so delicious; you might need to practise saying no.
If you fancy something a little lighter, you could try one of the seafood restaurants that specialises in sardines and lime. This traditional dish is very popular here, but there are so many alternatives sold by street vendors and restaurants alike that you will never be stuck for somewhere to eat. Book one of our best flight and hotel deals and you can try all these and more on your holiday to Rio de Janeiro.
What to bring from Rio de Janeiro?
For the best choice in souvenirs that you can bring home from Rio, visit the Ipanema Hippies Market on Sunday mornings. The range of brightly coloured items ensure that not only will you find a bargain, but it is a feast for the eyes as well. If you have spent any time near the beach, you will have noticed that almost everyone is wearing Havaianas sandals or flip-flops. This typically Brazilian footwear is easy to pack which makes it an ideal souvenir to take back home with you. Book a holiday package today which will make sure you have the best flight and hotel in Rio de Janeiro for your trip of a lifetime.