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The locals call this city Cidade Maravilhosa, “Marvellous City”, and when you book your flights to Rio de Janeiro with Globehunters, you’ll see why!
Dramatic and iconic landmarks such as the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and the decadence of Carnival are just some of the reasons people love to visit this fiery Brazilian city.
With a stretch of 56 miles of beautiful white beaches, and lying just outside of two rainforests, Rio has an extraordinarily beautiful natural backdrop, which is almost reason enough to visit on its own!
However, it’s also home to a number of historical and cultural attractions, such as the Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM) and Museu Histórico Nacional, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site town of Paraty.
Carnival is also a big draw for tourists, but do bear in mind just how busy it will be during this time.
Of course, no visit would be complete without visiting the main sights of Christ the Redeemer, the Maracanã stadium and Sugarloaf Mountain, which offers unforgettable views on the cable car journey up.
Time Difference: UTC -2 HoursCurrency: BRL (R$)Native Language: Portuguese Weather: Average temperature of 81°F in the hottest month (February) and 70°F in the coldest (July)Sales Tax: 19%
Here’s everything you’ll need to know when booking flights to Rio de Janeiro from the US, including flight times and entry requirements:
Direct flights from the US to Rio de Janeiro generally take between eight and a half and ten hours, with indirect flights taking longer.
If you do need to catch an indirect flight, get in touch with one of our experienced travel consultants, who will be happy to assist you in finding the best route for you.
US citizens traveling to Rio de Janeiro will require a valid passport and a visa, which you can obtain in advance from the Brazilian Embassy or your closest consulate.
You cannot obtain a visa at the airport and could be refused entry, so it’s important to get this before you depart.
You’ll also need to fill in an immigration form on your arrival which you will be given back and will need to present on your departure from Brazil.
The following airlines fly direct from the US to Rio:
- American Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- LATAM Brasil
- United Airlines
Galeão airport is located on the island of Ilha do Governador, about twelve miles north of downtown Rio.
The best way to get from the airport to the city is via one of the many bus lines which run to various destinations around the city.
- Christ the Redeemer
- Sugarloaf Mountain
- Santa Teresa
- Tijuca Forest
- Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
Speak to one of our experienced and friendly travel consultants today and book your dream trip to Brazil!