Rio de Janeiro has been chosen the #1 tourist destination in South America by millions of voters on Trip Advisor in 2017, and has been declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations for its natural and artistic beauty. Also, the city has been declared the first World Capital of Architecture by the United Nations and the Council of the International Union of Architects in 2019, as a recognition to the architectural treasures that show the city’s culture and history since the 16th century.
From the top of the Corcovado mountain, you can enjoy some of the most awe-inspiring panoramic views of the "Cidade Maravilhosa" (the Marvelous City, as Rio is commonly known) and to amaze yourself with the “Christ the Redeemer” statue, Rio’s most renowned icon and one of the winners of the "New 7 Wonders of the World" worldwide competition in which more than 100 million votes were cast. The natural setting of Rio features the largest natural reserve in the world within an urban setting, imposing mountains and lagoons, beautiful beaches, and also a quaint historic (and also hip) neighborhood that harbors beautiful remnants from Brazil’s Imperial past (Brazil was the only Empire ever in the Americas). Rio also offers world-class dining in a variety of cuisines and a vast array of delicious and exotic fruits and natural juice (arguably the largest variety in the world!).