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Holidays in Rio de Janeiro State

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Where to stay in Rio de Janeiro State

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Top hotels in Rio de Janeiro State

Arena Copacabana Hotel
Arena Copacabana Hotel
4 out of 5
Av Atlantica 2064 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$110 per night from 9 Aug. to 9 Aug.
4.4/5Excellent! (967 reviews)
"I’ve been to a lot of hotels and Arena is the first hotel that cleaned my room every day and that’s without me asking for the service. I definitely recommend Arena, the staff was helpful and courtesy. It’s in a perfect central location to the many tourist attractions that Rio has to offer."

Reviewed on 22 Jul. 2021

Arena Copacabana Hotel
Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro
Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro
5 out of 5
Avenida Atlantica, 1020, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$146 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
4.3/5Excellent! (961 reviews)
"The views are wonderful. The bed is excellent and that is what we were looking for"

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$182 per night from 30 Jul. to 30 Jul.
4.2/5Excellent! (938 reviews)
"Great stay, the view was amazing and heated pool was a plus specially because we stayed there during winter. I loved our stay at this hotel"

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2021

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort
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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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