Holidays Rio de Janeiro

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Things to do

Sugar Loaf mountain, Christ the Redeemer and the Maracana stadium are some of the iconic sights of Rio. To discover more speak to an expert now.

Where to go when - our guide to Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

The weather in Rio de Janeiro is wide and varied

Of the world’s great iconic cities, Rio is the most captivating. Enjoy its vibrant street art, beach football and spontaneous musical events. With a tropical climate, Rio is hot, humid and prone to some spectacularly heavy rain showers between November and March. This period includes the busy local holiday season, January and February. So if you revel in the heat, enjoy spectacular thunderstorms, and like the beaches and pavement bars to be brimming with animated people, choose those months to visit. April and September offer slightly cooler, quieter conditions both weather and visitor-wise. Winter (May - August) appeals to those who don’t like high temperatures, but it can be cool and drizzly at times.

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    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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    It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

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