Sandy beaches, sunny weather and lot of samba at the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain is what Rio de Janeiro is famous for. The spirited city boasts itself of being the perfect holiday destinations offering travelers everything they could wish for including some of the most well-known beaches in the world such as Ipanema and Copacabana. The most famous landmark of the city – and Brazil in general – is the statue of Christ the Redeemer which is regarded as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. But Rio’s historic city center is in no way inferior to the famous sight with some parts of it being ranked UNESCO World Heritage Sites. When you’re in Rio make sure to visit when the city’s most eagerly anticipated annual celebration is held: Carnival! Watch Rio de Janeiro’s finest samba schools compete at the Sambódrome and join the dance for a unique holiday experience. Speaking of unique experiences: You should also make sure to catch a soccer match at the Maracanã stadium, which is one of the largest arenas in the world. While nowadays it can hold nearly 80,000 spectators, the stadium reached its record attendance at the 1950 FIFA World Cup Final with nearly 200,000 fans cheering for their teams.
Cities close to Rio de Janeiro: Check for other possible points of departure
Several cities near Rio de Janeiro are also connected to the national or international bus network. If you want your search to include the surrounding bus stations such as those is Nova Iguaçu, Duque de Caxias or Santa Rosa, RJ, simply increase the search radius, and you will find bus and train routes in the area. You will also find bus routes connecting Rio de Janeiro to regional public transportation or intercity bus stations in Niterói, São João de Meriti, Petrópolis and many more. Where schedules are available, we will also consider other options in the local transportation network.