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Rio De Janeiro


Which month is the best time to visit Rio De Janeiro? I would like to see the Christ on the Mountain, and wanted to make sure that I will not hit with the raining season.


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Hi, "mytrip"!

there is sun during all the year here. we don't have winter, really.

You can see the touristic points any month you decide to visit Rio.

summer (march speccialy) use to be more wet.

but this is changing too and we did'nt have too much rainy days last month.

anyway, if you choose to stay a week, for example, it's difficult to see more than 2 rainy days, the worst condition. it will be a bad luck.

Brazil Rio

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January to March during summer and high season. :)

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frosty is partially correct, but clouds can roll in during any time of the year and rain is more likely during the "summer" months of Dec to March. However, there is less daytime light from June through August.

I've been in Rio most of the yearly months and say that it is hit and miss, regardless of the season. Two years in a row in July there was only sunshine, one year there were a lot of clouds. Dec and Jan can bring heat, but also showers.

The bigger question you should have is how much heat and humidity can you endure.

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May or June: no doubts!

Less rain, less hot!

Have Fun


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Hi all,

Thanks very much for all the replies. What do you think about this itinerary:


Meeting and assistance upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro. Rio is considered by many to be the world’s most beautiful city. Rio is woven between 20 miles of white sandy beaches trimmed by green, rolling peaks. The most beautiful and famous of these beaches are Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight at selected hotel.


After breakfast, morning departure crossing over the traditional residential area of Cosme Velho and disembarking at the Corcovado railroad station to take a train ride through lush forest up to statue of Christ Redeemer, which stands 38 meters high and 710 meters above the city. Return via panoramic road to the Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana Beaches.


Today we will have a tour to Sugar Loaf. This tour begins with a panoramic drive through downtown Rio, passing by the Sambodrome, the Metropolitan Cathedral that is a modern cone shaped building with internal diameter of 96 meters and height of 80 meters. also driving by the traditional Cinelândia square with the historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. By taking the Aterro do Flamengo, you will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca where it is located one of the largest symbols of the city: the Sugar Loaf. This visit is made in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes passengers to Urca Hill which is 215 meters high and from where one can have a beautiful view from the Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói bridge and Corcovado hill. From this stage, a second cable car will be taken up to the top with 395 meters to find a splendid view from Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and some beaches of Niterói. Afternoon at leisure.


Meeting and assistance upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Balance of day at leisure.


After breakfast, begin your day by getting acquainted with the city of Buenos Aires, also known as the “Paris of Latin America”. You will visit the major attractions of the city, including the Plaza de Mayo, Avenida 9 de Julio and the famous Italian district of La Boca. Afternoon at leisure.


Today provides you with the entire day free to continue exploration of Buenos Aires on your own. In the evening, experience one of the true highlights of your tour, a Dinner & Tango Show. The Tango was born in Argentina, and a visit to one of the tango show houses features the best artist and dancers accompanied by traditional Argentine cuisine.


After breakfast morning at leisure. In mid afternoon, transfer to Buenos Aires’s airport for your flight home.

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MyTripCalifornia, 7 days for 2 great world-cities does not seem enough, but if you can currently afford only a short time away from work and want to get an idea of what 2 of South America`s best locations are like, just go ahead and do it. And after you fall in love with our part of the world, return and spend more time in different locations - of course, I would say you'll want to explore Brazil more, but always give the hard-working hermanos from Argentina a chance. There are beautiful places there, too, though it's not tropical like Brazil - depends on what you like best.

Boa Viagem! ¡Buen viaje!

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