Holidays in Rio de Janeiro State

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Top hotels in Rio de Janeiro State

Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro
Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro
5 out of 5
Avenida Atlantica, 1020, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$140 per night from 26 Jun. to 26 Jun.
4.3/5Excellent! (971 reviews)
"The soccer teams like to stay there. It was cool to see the Copa America Chilean soccer team and a local professional team there."

Reviewed on 19 Jun. 2021

Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro
Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort
Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort
5 out of 5
Avenida Niemeyer 121 - Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$189 per night from 23 Jun. to 23 Jun.
4.2/5Excellent! (944 reviews)
"Really good, I will deff return. Food was great and worth all inclusive"

Reviewed on 1 Jun. 2021

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort
Miramar Hotel by Windsor
Miramar Hotel by Windsor
5 out of 5
Avenida Atlantica, 3668 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$169 per night from 23 Jun. to 23 Jun.
4.7/5Exceptional! (980 reviews)
"Everyone Was Nice & Very Helpful."

Reviewed on 24 May 2021

Miramar Hotel by Windsor
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Top activities in Rio de Janeiro State

Rio de Janeiro (state) Holiday Packages

Discover a fascinating blend of sun-soaked beaches, jungle-clad mountains and tropical islands all within a short drive from the pulsating city of Rio de Janeiro.

Standing at the feet of the mighty Christ the Redeemer statue, the jaw-dropping scenery of Rio de Janeiro state fans out in all directions. Undulating hills swathed in rainforest roll down to an impeccable coastline framed by vibrant cities and quaint fishing villages. Beaches run as far as the eye can see and idyllic islands sit peacefully in perfect-blue water. This alone makes Rio de Janeiro state one of Brazil and the world’s most-loved travel destinations.

The obvious starting point, and for many travellers the first introduction to Brazil, is the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvellous City) or simply Rio. Experience the swagger of world-famous beach suburbs such as Copacabana Beach, Ipanema and Leblon. Enjoy unbeatable views from Sugarloaf Mountain and the 125-feet (38-metre) tall statue of Jesus Christ, perched atop Mount Corcovado.

Wander the colourful streets of Santa Teresa and hike in Parque Nacional da Tijuca. Cross the Guanabara Bay and relax at the lesser-visited beaches of Niteroí. Escape the city bustle by catching a boat to the traffic-free Ilha de Paquetá (Paquetá Island).

With a good network of buses, it’s easy to get out of Rio and explore the state’s coastline. Travel east along the Costa do Sol to Cabo Frío for snorkeling, surfing and superb seafood. Nearby is Búzios, a peninsula with almost 20 beaches to choose from.

West of Rio is a postcard-perfect stretch of fjord-like coastline called Costa Verde. Board a boat bound for Ilha Grande, an island getaway with pristine beaches, snorkeling spots and jungle hiking routes. Visit Paraty, one of Brazil’s best preserved colonial cities. Trek to waterfalls and spot exotic wildlife in Parque Nacional da Serra da Bocaina.

Take a break from the coast and visit the pretty hill towns of Petrópolis and Teresópolis. Trek in the mountains ranges of Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos.

Flights to the state arrive regularly from major worldwide cities at Rio De Janeiro International Airport. You’ll feel the state’s infectious charm as soon as you exit the plane. Witness the Brazilian passion for parties at annual celebrations including the Rio Carnival and Rio Réveillon (New Year’s Eve).

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