Visit Rio de Janeiro with Holiday Hamster

With it being the Olympic Games 2016 this week it seemed fitting to have Rio de Janeiro as our Destination of the week. Below Hayley has put together ‘3 Reasons to Visit Rio‘.

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Praia de Copacabana

Praia de Copacabana

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Praia de Copacabana

Copacabana is a beautiful beach that stretches from the Morro de Lome hill in the northeast to the Aproador rocks in the southwest. As one of Rio’s most celebrated beaches, it is a year round tourist hub and famed for it’s incredible New Years Eve celebrations. With iconic drawings on the walkway and bike paths, it draws in the crowds. Today it is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.

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Parc Nacional da Tijuca

This beautiful park is home to the lush Florets de Tijuca, which is one of the world’s largest urban forests. It is also home to the dramatic Serra de Carioca Mountains, where the Christo Rodent Statue stands. Not forgetting all the different species of plants, mammals, birds and the incredible waterfalls and natural springs. This peaceful forest covers 15 square miles and is a little piece of paradise.

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A Waterfall at Parc Nacional da Tijuca

A Waterfall at Parc Nacional da Tijuca

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Corcovado

Corcovado is where the iconic statue of Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) stands. He watches over Rio from 2316ft at the high Corcovado. You can see the statue for miles but it’s definitely worth getting closer. The mountain gets its name from the Portuguese word Corcova, which means hunchback. You can see that the name reflects the shape of the mountain.

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If you would like to visit Rio de Janeiro then call our team at Holiday Hamster on 08000 988 955. ‘Wheel Run Around For You’ in order to plan your perfect holiday to the 2016 Olympic Games host.