Rio de Janeiro-Galeao International Airport (GIG)
Sao Paulo International Airport (GRU)

A land of incredible diversity, Brazil boasts breathtaking landscapes. Its second-largest city, Rio de Janeiro, is the perfect place to take it all in. Bordering the South Atlantic, this vibrant destination offers historic sites, sparkling beaches and a lush terrain — perfect for exploring. Add a bustling city, upbeat samba sounds and the zest of authentic South American cuisine, and Rio de Janeiro will keep you coming back for more.

A megalopolis that occupies more than 3,000 square miles, Sao Paulo’s endless strings of skyscrapers make up the city’s impressive skyline. Here, you’ll find a wide range of experiences — from some of the best dining and nightlife in the world to fabulous shopping.

Experience Rio’s Cityscapes & Natural Wonders

Take a scenic drive, or walk through downtown Rio. You’ll pass the Sambodrome, the 250-foot-tall Metropolitan Cathedral and other landmarks, such as Cinelandia Square, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Take in a samba show, or for some fun in the sun, head to the famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema.

If spotting wildlife is your thing, plan to visit the Tijuca National Park. This remarkable, tropical rain forest at the edge of the city is home to monkeys, sloths, a wide variety of birds and butterflies.

Two of the most thrilling attractions in Rio de Janeiro are the beautiful Sugarloaf Mountain, where you’ll have the opportunity to ride a cable car to the top for panoramic views, and the 125-foot-tall statue of Christ the Redeemer. Overlooking the city and the surrounding area, the iconic statue can be reached by cog train to Corcovado Mountain. Here, 2,400 feet high, you will experience breathtaking views of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

For shopaholics, Rio is home to some of the world’s most famous fashion brands and stylish furnishings, as well as markets that sell everything from antiques to handicrafts. For foodies, the wide variety of mouth-watering food includes family establishments, steak houses, buffet restaurants, old taverns and fine dining. For traditional Brazilian cuisine that’s rooted in African, American and European traditions, try meat-centric churrascaria (traditional barbecue), hearty feijoada (stewed beans in pork or beef gravy) and Brazil’s national cocktail, the tangy caipirinha (sugarcane hard liquor).

Don’t Miss The Wonders of Sao Paulo

Fondly known as Sampa, the third-largest metropolis on Earth boasts an avalanche of first-rate museums, theaters, nightclubs, bars and restaurants. Enjoy Samba Saturdays, when live music is played in all the city’s bars. This melting pot of cultures makes the city an exciting hub of creativity and hospitality. It is also a carnival city, with events ranging from the world’s largest Gay Pride Parade to a Pancake Cook-Off that attracts chefs from all over the city.

Walk or bicycle through Sao Paulo's main park to take photos of impressive monuments. Explore the best art collection in South America at the Sao Paulo Art Museum. Shop for handicrafts and antiques at the Sunday outdoor markets on Avenida Paulista. Stop by the Mercado Municipal market hall for delicious displays of homegrown local specialties. Or simply peruse the hottest shopping mecca in Latin America.

For an amazing panorama of the city, head to the top of Brazil’s version of the Empire State Building, the Banespa skyscraper. Step inside the spectacular, neo-Gothic Sao Paulo Cathedral, dating back to 1598, to view its remarkable stained glass.

Plan Your Getaway

Delta Vacations offers hotels with convenient access to the most coveted attractions. Bundle and save with Delta Vacations to get amazing deals on your Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo vacation package.

Round-trip transfers to and from the airport to your hotel are not included in your package, but are available for purchase. We also offer tours you can add to your package, such as a rain forest Jeep tour and a Corcovado excursion.