Cheap Flights to Rio de Janeiro
Famous for its annual carnival, Rio de Janeiro is the most popular tourist destination in the Southern Hemisphere -- and it's easy to see why. The state capital of Brazil boasts rich culture, welcoming people, and great year-round entertainment, all against a natural backdrop of rainforest-covered mountains and mesmerizing beaches. Most visitors to the city head for the iconic Copacabana beach or to one of the city's legendary dance clubs, but many others find fun in bohemian neighbourhoods like Lapa, Zona Sul, and Santa Catarina.
Best Time to Book a Flight to Rio de Janeiro
With sunny weather year-round, almost any time is a good tie to visit Rio de Janeiro. Temperatures rarely fall below 25 degrees Celsius, and Rio's location on the southeastern coast of Brazil means tourists will enjoy a tropical climate even during the coldest months of the year. If you plan to spend most of your time on one of Rio's famous beaches, however, you'll want to avoid the months of January, February, and March. While temperatures often exceed 30 degrees Celsius during these months, this is also the wettest time of year -- expect heavy showers and thunderstorms. Keep in mind as well that rio's carnival takes place in early February, so airfare is likely to be much higher around that time.
Airlines That fly to Rio de Janeiro
Located approximately 20 kilometres north of the centre of Rio de Janeiro on Governador Island, Galeão International Airport (GIG) is the main gateway to this popular Brazilian tourist destination. The main airlines served by this airport include Aéreas, Avanica, Gol, Linhas, and TAM. For a full list of airlines that fly to Rio de Janeiro, click here.
What to see and do in Rio de Janeiro
Many of the city's most popular attractions are located near Galeão International Airport. They include: Corcovado Mountain, atop which sits the giant Christ the Redeemer statue; Museu Nacional de Bellas Artes, a museum housing more than 800 pieces of original artwork; and Catedral Metropolitana, the largest cathedral in the Americas. Don't leave Rio without taking the cable car up to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, the 600-year-old marvel of granite that juts out from the heart of the city. Don't forget to book your hotel before arriving in Rio.
Tips for Canadian Travellers
Canadian passport holders need o obtain a visa from the Brazilian government visa office to visit Rio de Janeiro. a visa to visit Brazil. Travellers will also be required to have a valid certificate for Yellow Fever that permits travel to remote, jungle, or Amazon areas.
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