About RIo de Janeiro & Sao Paulo
Our trip starts in São Paulo in south eastern Brazil, located on a plateau of the Brazilian Highlands. With one of the world’s fasted-growing metropolitan populations, São Paulo is the largest city of the Southern Hemisphere, and one of the largest conurbations in the world. Its vibrant and energetic urban core is characterized by an ever-growing maze of modern glass skyscrapers in newer hubs within São Paulo’s business center. São Paulo is notable for ‘Sampa’ (its drive) which has traditionally been “Earn in São Paulo so you can spend in Rio”.
Therefore, our second destination is Rio de Janeiro, the sparkling city. Its vibrant city center is bursting with culture and has a deep sense of history and heritage. The city of Rio de Janeiro has a breathtaking combination of beaches and peaks, ridges and hills, all partly covered by tropical forests. Rio de Janeiro features world famous attractions such as the ‘Pão de Açúdar’ (Sugerloaf Mountain), beaches such as Copacabana and Ipanema and of course the statue of Christ the Redeemer. The location, architecture, inhabitants and lifestyle make Rio de Janeiro highly unique when compared with other Brazilian cities. Nowadays, Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil, and the third largest metropolis in the whole of South America. However, up until 1960, Rio de Janeiro was the capitol of Brazil.
- Temperature is around 24 degrees Celsius.
- The language that is spoken is Portuguese.
- The local currency is the Brazilian Real (1 BRL is approxitmately €0.22).
- Recommended vaccinations are DTP, Yellow Fever and Hepatitis A