Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain)
This iconic rock formation is nestled between the ocean and the cityscape of Rio de Janeiro. Ride the gondola nearly 400 meters above sea level to enjoy breathtaking views of the sea and the “Cidade Maravilhosa,” including Urca, Guanabara Bay, Niterói, O Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) and the surrounding beaches.
Jardim Botânico (Botanical Gardens)
Located in Rio’s “Zona Sul,” these beautiful gardens were founded by John VI of Portugal in 1808. Tucked into the base of Corcovado Mountain, in the shadow of the Christ the Redeemer statue, the gardens display the rich variety of Brazil’s indigenous flora.
Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches)
Built to transport water from the Carioca River in the hillside neighborhood of Santa Teresa to the downtown area, the Lapa Viaduct features 42 massive stone arches that were built between 1744 and 1750.
Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer Statue)
Sitting atop 690-meter Corcovado Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer Statue is undoubtedly the most famous tourist attraction in Brazil and one of the most iconic images in the world. Offering stunning views of the city below, it is visited by more than one million Brazilians and foreign travellers every year.
Defined by its tree-lined avenues, pristine beaches and peaceful lagoon, Ipanema is one of the most beautiful urban beaches in the world. In addition to the many upscale boutiques, the vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene ranges from exclusive lounges and wine bars to laid back beachside watering holes.
Forte de Copacabana
This massive concrete fort was constructed just before World War I with 12-meter thick ramparts and a colossal 305 millimeter cannon capable of launching artillery shells nearly 15 miles out to sea. Today, the museum contains targeting instruments for the cannons and the Café do Forte, which is a great place to relax and enjoy unparalleled views of the city.
Pedra do Leme
This magnificent rock outcropping located opposite the Fort of Copacabana and next to the Fort Duque de Caxias is a beautiful spot for photographs and sunset views.
Arena Ipanema Hotel
Francisco Otaviano 131,
Rio de Janeiro 22080-040,