Rio de Janeiro

Heerlijke restaurants en legendarische stranden 
Een bijzonder architecturaal erfgoed
Corcovado's Christus de Verlosser

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Rio de Janeiro

Een stad met duizenden gezichten

Zoals u op uw cruise op de Atlantische Oceaan met MSC Cruises zal zien, is Rio de Janeirodoor zijn ligging aan de zuidelijke oever van de prachtige Baai van Guanabara, zonder enige twijfel een van de mooiste decors van de wereld.
Rio de Janeiro, uitgestrekt over 20 km langs een alluviale strook, is gelegen tussen een azuurblauwe zee en beboste bergen. De straten en gebouwen van de stad vormen zich rond de uitlopers van de bergketen die het decor biedt en in de baai vindt u vele rotsachtige eilandjes omzoomd met wit zand.

De luchtbeeldenvan Rio zijn adembenemend, en zelfs de betonnen wolkenkrabbers die de skyline van de stad domineren dragen bij aan de schoonheid. Als de voormalige hoofdstad van Brazilië en nu de op een na grootste stad, heeft Rio een opmerkelijk architecturaal erfgoed, enkele van de beste musea en galeries van het land, uitstekende restaurants en een bruisend nachtleven, en uiteraard de legendarische stranden. Een excursie aan waltijdens uw MSC Zuid-Amerika cruisebiedt u de mogelijkheid om een bezoek te brengen aan Pão de Açúcar.

De Suikerbroodbergbevindt zich waar de Guanabara-baai met de Atlantische Oceaan samenkomt. De naam doet denken aan de gelijkenis met kegels, de vorm waarin suiker ooit werd verkocht. Het kan ook een woordspeling zijn op het Inheemse Tamoya-woord ‘Pau-nh-Açuquá’, wat ‘hoge, puntige of afgelegen heuvel’ betekent. Bovenop de Corcovado-berg staat het Art Deco standbeeld van Cristo Redentor (Christus de Verlosser), met uitgestrekte armen als welkom, 30 m hoog en meer dan 1000 ton zwaar. Het was de bedoeling dat het voltooid zou zijn voor het honderdjarige jubileum van de onafhankelijkheid van Brazilië in 1922, maar in realiteit werd het pas in 1931 voltooid.

Bij helder weer is er nog veel te bewonderen: het klimmen naar het standbeeld is een geweldige ervaring, waarbij Rio en deGuanabara-baai volledig zichtbaar zijn.

Niet te missen in Rio de Janeiro

Ontdek onze excursies

11 resultaten gevonden

  • VAN WITH DRIVER & TOUR GUIDE

    SPECIALE EXCURSIE
    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een beperkt aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemakkelijk

    • Duurtijd
      4 u

    • Vanafprijs volwassenen452Prijs per persoon

    • Vanafprijs kinderen452Prijs per persoon

    RIO13T

    Disembark in the port and have a vehicle with a professional driver waiting for you, your family and friends. Create your own tour and enjoy your day with a vehicle at your disposal. Please note: Vehicle, driver and gasoline included up to 150kms, it does not include tickets to any touristy attraction or lunch. The advertised price for this service is per vehicle, not per passenger. This service is available with or without a tour guide, depending on availability. The driver speaks only Portuguese and the tour guide (if requested) speaks English or Portuguese. The departure of service can be requested for any time during the time call. The excursion time is approximate and is subject to change. Service not available to finish at the airport and not available to cross Rio/Niteroi bridge. Service without tour guide is not available for Grand Voyages. Calls where the length of stay in the port is less than 8 hours but over 4 hours, the service can be available for the length of the call with the 8 hours price. Guests planning to use the private vehicles to visit the Corcovado by road must be aware that private vehicles are only allowed up to the entrance of the state park where guests must use a paid local shuttle van to reach the top of the Corcovado (compulsory). The cost of this shuttle van and train is around - R$ 40/60 per person, by appointment. There is a limitation of private vehicles entering the road that leads to the shuttle van (State park entrance). Therefore, we cannot guarantee that your private vehicle will be able to reach the State Park entrance, where the shuttle vans to Corcovado are located. None of these extra costs are included in the price of the private vehicles and must be paid in cash at the state park. Only Brazilian currency (reais) is accepted at the park. 4 hours private service may not be enough to visit the Corcovado due the long lines and waiting time. Guests wishing to visit the Corcovado are strongly recommended to order the 8 hours private service. Furthermore, guests ordering private vehicles and planning to visit the Corcovado statue by road or by train using the private service, must inform the shore excursion desk to verify availability 48 hours in advance and/or during the reservation of the service. The ticket to the Corcovado mountain by or train or in the state park is not included in the cost of the private vehicle and must be paid at sight upon arrival in Brazilian currency. It is not guaranteed that the tickets will be available and are subject to availability. Excursion available only for guests in transit.
  • BEACH TRANSFER COPACABANA & IPANEMA

    STADSRONDLEIDING
    • Lange busrit

    • Excursie zonder gids

    • Mogelijkheid tot zwemmen

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een beperkt aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemakkelijk

    • Duurtijd
      6 u

    • Vanafprijs volwassenen32Prijs per persoon

    • Vanafprijs kinderen25Prijs per persoon

    RIO04T

    Enjoy your day in Rio by visiting its most famous beaches. You will be transferred to Copacabana or Ipanema, two of the most renowned beaches of the Brazilian metropolis for free time in one of the two beaches to walk around its boutiques or relax in the sun or swim in the ocean. Please note: The stop at the mall is only available if it rains, otherwise guests may walk. This excursion will not be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain). Shops are closed on Sundays and holidays. This tour is not guided. This excursion is only available for guests in transit. Excursion available only for guests in transit.
  • CORCOVADO

    STADSRONDLEIDING
    • Lange busrit

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een beperkt aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemakkelijk

    • Duurtijd
      5 u

    • Vanafprijs volwassenen105Prijs per persoon

    • Vanafprijs kinderen75Prijs per persoon

    RIO01D

    We will start our tour departing from the port by bus to Sambodromo towards Tijuca National Park. At the Corcovado train station we will board an amazing ride. Through the forest we will be able to appreciate the beauty of the Tijuca forest surrounding the train ride. Once you reach the top of the hill, you will visit the fantastic statue of Cristo Redentor and enjoy a wonderful view over the city. After this visit, you will have a panoramic tour of the most beautiful beaches in the world like Copacabana before heading to the airport. Please note: Itinerary order may change due to lines in the Corcovado train and traffic conditions. This excursion will not be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain). The itinerary and venues visited in this excursion may be altered in all calls during the Brazilian Carnival. The ticket is included in the value of the excursion. The passing by of the beaches in Rio de Janeiro are subject to local parades during the year where avenues by the ocean may be blocked for traffic. There will be a possibility of queues at the train station during summer. This excursion is valid only for disembarking guests. This tour is foreseen for disembarking guests from Grand Voyages from Europe and with flights after 5:00pm and ends at the Rio de Janeiro International Airport.The length of this tour does not include the transfer time to the airport (approximately 45 minutes). Luggage: The maximum limit of luggage is 2 (two) average suit cases per person.
  • CORCOVADO

    STADSRONDLEIDING
    • Lange busrit

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een beperkt aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemakkelijk

    • Duurtijd
      4 u

    • Vanafprijs volwassenen79Prijs per persoon

    • Vanafprijs kinderen55Prijs per persoon

    RIO01T

    We will start our tour departing from the port by bus to Sambodromo towards Tijuca National Park. At the Corcovado train station we will board an amazing ride. Through the forest we will be able to appreciate the beauty of the Tijuca forest surrounding the train ride. Once you reach the top of the hill, you will visit the fantastic statue of Cristo Redentor and enjoy a wonderful view over the city. After this visit, you will have a panoramic tour of the most beautiful beaches in the world like Copacabana. Please note: Itinerary order may change due to lines in the Corcovado train and traffic conditions. This excursion will not be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain). The itinerary and venues visited in this excursion may be altered in all calls during the Brazilian Carnival. The ticket is included in the value of the excursion. The passing by of the beaches in Rio de Janeiro are subject to local parades during the year where avenues by the ocean may be blocked for traffic. There will be a possibility of queues at the train station during summer. Excursion available only for guests in transit.
  • GRAND TOUR CORCOVADO & SUGAR LOAF

    STADSRONDLEIDING
    • Lange busrit

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een beperkt aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemakkelijk

    • Duurtijd
      7 u

    • Vanafprijs volwassenen185Prijs per persoon

    • Vanafprijs kinderen132Prijs per persoon

    RIO06D

    This is an amazing combination of the best that the city of Rio de Janeiro has to offer. Departing from the port towards the Tijuca National Park where we will board the famous tourist train to take you to the famous Christ the redeemer statue, considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world. The statue is 39.6 meters (130 ft.) tall, including its 9.5 meter (31 feet) pedestal, and 30 meters (98 ft.) wide. It weighs 635 tons (700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700 meters (2,300 ft.) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city, It is one of the tallest of its kind in the world. A symbol of Christianity, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931. Once we reach the top of the hill you will enjoy a wonderful view over the city. After the Christ, we will have a panoramic tour of the most beautiful beaches in the world like Ipanema and Copacabana. Then you will continue the excursion with a visit of Sugar Loaf. With the cable car to reach the top of the hill we will visit the two mountains with also another great view of the Guanabara Bay and Niteroi. This is without a doubt, the best excursion in Brazil. Please note: This excursion will not be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain). The itinerary and venues visited in this excursion may be altered in calls during the Brazilian Carnival period. The tickets are included in the value of the excursion. There will be a possibility of queues at the train and cable car station during summer. This excursion is valid only for disembarking guests. This tour is foreseen for disembarking guests from Grand Voyages from Europe and with flights after 8:00pm and ends at the Rio de Janeiro International Airport.The length of this tour does not include the transfer time to the airport (approximately 45 minutes). Luggage: The maximum limit of luggage is 2 (two) average suit cases per person.
  • GRAND TOUR CORCOVADO & SUGAR LOAF

    STADSRONDLEIDING
    • Lange busrit

    • Snack inbegrepen

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een beperkt aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemakkelijk

    • Duurtijd
      7 u

    • Vanafprijs volwassenen135Prijs per persoon

    • Vanafprijs kinderen99Prijs per persoon

    RIO06T

    This is an amazing combination of the best that the city of Rio de Janeiro has to offer. Departing from the port towards the Tijuca National Park where we will board the famous tourist train to take you to the famous Christ the redeemer statue, considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world. The statue is 39.6 meters (130 ft.) tall, including its 9.5 meter (31 feet) pedestal, and 30 meters (98 ft.) wide. It weighs 635 tons (700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700 meters (2,300 ft.) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city, It is one of the tallest of its kind in the world. A symbol of Christianity, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1922 and 1931. Once we reach the top of the hill you will enjoy a wonderful view over the city. After the Christ, we will have a panoramic tour of the most beautiful beaches in the world like Ipanema and Copacabana. Then you will continue the excursion with a visit of Sugar Loaf. With the cable car to reach the top of the hill we will visit the two mountains with also another great view of the Guanabara Bay and Niteroi. Without doubt this is the best excursion in Brazil. Please note: This excursion will not be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain). The itinerary and venues visited in this excursion may be altered in calls during the Brazilian Carnival period. The tickets are included in the value of the excursion. There will be a possibility of long queues at the train and cable car station during summer both to go up to Corcovado and Sugar Loaf and to return. The queues and traffic may affect the time available to stay in Corcovado and Sugar Loaf but there will be a minimum of 30 minutes stay in each destination. Itinerary, length of stops, passing by the beaches and duration of the tour may be affected due to the long queues and traffic. A lunch box will be offered and delivered on board the ship to all guests in this excursion. For all calls where the length of stay in port is less than 8 hours, the tour will have duration of 6 hours without the lunch box. MSC Poesia Carnival call - March 03rd: we do not recommend this excursion to those guests wishing to go to Sambódromo parade in the evening as there will not be enough time. Excursion available only for guests in transit.
  • JEEP TOUR TO CORCOVADO

    STADSRONDLEIDING
    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een beperkt aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemakkelijk

    • Duurtijd
      4 u

    • Vanafprijs volwassenen122Prijs per persoon

    • Vanafprijs kinderen89Prijs per persoon

    RIO07T

    Leave the pier by open jeeps and reach Corcovado hill, located in the Tijuca forest, the largest urban forest in the world; you will admire one of Rio's most famous postcards: Christ the Redeemer chosen as one of the seven world wonders. The excursion will pass by through the traditional Santa Teresa borough with its pleasant atmosphere due to the mansions from the beginning of the century that today houses some of the most important art Centre's with lots of craftsmanship galleries not to mention it is the only district that you can find the old English trolleys which still works as a meaning of transportation for the locals. We will head to the Corcovado hill to see admire some of the most traditional Brazilian beaches; Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon with its salt and fresh water, the botanical garden and the centennial palm trees. From the top you will also be able to see the Maracanã stadium, Guanabara Bay and the Sugar Loaf. On the return to the pier we will pass by the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Please note: This tour is not suitable for wheelchair guests. This excursion will not be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain). The itinerary and venues visited in this excursion may be altered in calls during the Brazilian Carnival. Jeeps are parked outside the terminal in Rio de Janeiro and depending where the ship docks alongside the pier, guests may have to take a shuttle bus from the ship to the terminal and may have to walk up to 500 meters to the entrance of the terminal to meet the vehicle. Guests in Jeep tours will be escorted by the tour guide all the way from the ship to their vehicle. This excursion is only available for guests in transit. Excursion available only for guests in transit.
  • RIO DE JANEIRO & SHOPPING

    STADSRONDLEIDING
    • Lange busrit

    • Shopping

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een beperkt aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemakkelijk

    • Duurtijd
      6 u

    • Vanafprijs volwassenen32Prijs per persoon

    • Vanafprijs kinderen25Prijs per persoon

    RIO32T

    RIO DE JANEIRO & SHOPPING
  • RIO, CIDADE MARAVILHOSA

    STADSRONDLEIDING
    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een beperkt aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemakkelijk

    • Duurtijd
      4 u

    • Vanafprijs volwassenen35Prijs per persoon

    • Vanafprijs kinderen25Prijs per persoon

    RIO20T

    Enjoy your day in Rio de Janeiro and discover why she is known as the Marvelous City. For those who have visited the Sugar Loaf and Corcovado, an excellent opportunity to visit Rio without stress, rush or long walking. This tour will take you for an unforgettable visit to the center of Rio with its mix of dazzling skyscrapers and colonial architecture. We will follow the Avenida Rio Branco, the Candelaria Church, built in 1822; Sambadromo (the site of the Carnival parade) the Municipal Theatre and the Flamengo Park. We will continue passing by the Bay of Botafogo and Urca for a breathtaking view of Sugar Loaf. Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon will be ahead before we reach the beach of Sao Conrado. On the way back pass by Rodrigo de Freitas Lagke. Your tour includes stops for photos: The cathedral, view of the Sugar Loaf and Sao Conrado beach, so do not forget your camera! Please note: The photo stops and length of the tour may vary due to traffic conditions. This tour will not be canceled by bad weather conditions (rain). Tour recommended for guests with limited mobility, families and baby strollers
  • SUGAR LOAF

    STADSRONDLEIDING
    • Lange busrit

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een beperkt aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemakkelijk

    • Duurtijd
      5 u

    • Vanafprijs volwassenen85Prijs per persoon

    • Vanafprijs kinderen62Prijs per persoon

    RIO02D

    Before the visit of Sugar Loaf, you will have a panoramic tour of the historical centre of Rio, with the stop at San Sebastian Cathedral. The excursion includes a photo stop in front of the biggest stadium in the world Maracanã' and at the famous Sambodromo, the temple of the Carnival Samba. With the cable car you will reach the top of the Sugar Loaf hill, one of the most famous symbols of Rio. From the top amazing views of Guanabara Bay, Niteroi and even the famous statue of the Christ. You will have a remarkable memory when arrive in the airport. Please note: This excursion will not be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain). The itinerary and venues visited in this excursion may be altered in calls during the Brazilian Carnival period. The tickets are included in the value of the excursion. There will be a possibility of queues at the train and cable car station during summer. This excursion is valid only for disembarking guests. This tour is foreseen for disembarking guests from Grand Voyages from Europe and with flights after 5:00pm and ends at the Rio de Janeiro International Airport. The length of this tour does not include the transfer time to the airport (approximately 45 minutes).Luggage: The maximum limit of luggage is 2 (two) average suit cases per person.
  • SUGAR LOAF

    STADSRONDLEIDING
    • Lange busrit

    • aantal plaatsen is beperkt

    • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een beperkt aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van rechtop stilstaan voorkomen.

      Moeilijkheidsgraad
      Gemakkelijk

    • Duurtijd
      4 u

    • Vanafprijs volwassenen75Prijs per persoon

    • Vanafprijs kinderen55Prijs per persoon

    RIO02T

    Before the visit of Sugar Loaf, you will have a panoramic tour of the historical center of Rio, with the stop at San Sebastian Cathedral. The excursion includes a photo stop in front of the biggest stadium in the world Maracanã' and at the famous Sambodromo, the temple of the Carnival Samba. With the cable car you will reach the top of the Sugar Loaf hill, one of the most famous symbols of Rio. From the top amazing views of Guanabara Bay, Niteroi and even the famous statue of the Christ. Please note: This excursion will visit a catholic church, therefore knees and shoulders must be covered to enter the church. Itinerary order may change due to lines in the Sugar Loaf. This excursion will not be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain). This excursion will not be cancelled due to weather conditions (rain). The itinerary and venues visited in this excursion may be altered in calls during the Brazilian Carnival period. The passing by of the beaches in Rio de Janeiro are subject to local parades during the year where avenues by the ocean may be blocked for traffic. The Sambodromo complex is under construction and photo stops at the Sambodromo is subject to traffic conditions. This excursion is only available for guests in transit. Excursion available only for guests in transit.

De excursies in het bovenstaand programma geven een indicatie van beschikbare excursies in elke haven. Het programma is slechts een beschrijving van de excursie. Het definitieve programma en de prijzen ontvangt u tijdens uw cruise.

Afhankelijk van de lokale omstandigheden en/of onvoorziene gebeurtenissen kan het excursieprogramma, het tijdstip van de excursie en de route variëren.


Sommige excursies zijn erg populair en daarom kan de beschikbaarheid niet altijd gegarandeerd worden. Het is raadzaam om vooraf te reserveren om teleurstelling te voorkomen.

Houdt u er rekening mee dat gidsen aan boord gegarandeerd zijn in het Engels. Alleen voor afvaarten in Zuid-Amerika zijn de gidsen gegarandeerd in het Braziliaans/Portugees. Gidsen in andere talen zijn beschikbaar op basis van beschikbaarheid. Houdt u er rekening mee dat de uiteindelijke taal van de excursie aan boord bevestigd zal worden tijdens de cruise.

Kinderen:

Kinderen: 2 t/m 13 jaar voor Middellandse Zee, Noord-Europa en MSC Grand Voyages (Europese havens) en 2 t/m 11 jaar voor de Caraïben, Cuba & Franse Antillen, Zuid-Amerika en MSC Grand Voyages (niet-Europese havens)
Volwassenen: 14 jaar en ouder voor Middellandse Zee, Noord-Europa en MSC Grand Voyages (Europese havens) en 12 jaar en ouder voor Caraïben, Cuba & Franse Antillen, Zuid-Amerika en MSC Grand Voyages (niet-Europese havens)

De haven bereiken

De haven van Rio de Janeiro

Dit gedeelte bevat informatie hoe de haven te bereiken is.

Cruise Terminal:

Pier Mauá   
Avenida Rodrigues Alves, 10  
Praça Mauá 
CEP 20081-250   Rio de Janeiro RJ Brasil

De haven bereiken per

  • Vliegtuig

    From Antonio Carlos Jobim (Galeão) International Airport
    Travelling by car, leave the airport and turn left onto Avenida Vinte de Janeiro. Then turn left again onto Saída Aeroporto and take a sharp left onto Avenida Vinte de Janeiro. Keep on the right to stay on Avenida Vinte de Janeiro and then take a gentle right onto Estrada do Galeão. Continue onto Ponte do Galeão and take the ramp signposted L. Vermelha/Centro. Turn left onto Via Expressa Presidente João Goulart and subsequently take the exit on the left signposted Centro/Copacabana. The road will merge with Viaduto do Gasômetro. Take the exit signposted Tijuca/Tn. Rebouças. Take a gentle left onto Via Binário do Porto and continue onto Avenida Venezuela, followed by Rua Sacadura Cabral and Praça Mauá. Turn left onto Avenida Rio Branco and then right to stay on Avenida Rio Branco. Pier Mauá will be on your left. The port is about 23 km from the airport, but leave ample time for your journey since road maintenance works can cause delays. Taxis, private cars and a bus service are available to take you from the airport to Pier Mauá. The journey takes about 40 minutes, depending on the traffic.

    From Santos Dumont Airport
    Travelling by car, from the airport precinct go in direction of the Praça Senador Salgado Filho. Turn left to stay on Praça Senador Salgado Filho and then take a gentle right toward Avenida Marechal Câmara, followed by a gentle left onto Avenida Marechal Câmara itself. Turn left onto Avenida Franklin Roosevelt and continue onto Avenida Presidente Wilson. Then turn right onto Avenida Rio Branco and right again to stay on Avenida Rio Branco. Pier Mauá will be on your left. The port is only around 5 km from the airport, but leave ample time for your journey since road maintenance works can cause delays. Taxis, private cars and a bus service are available to take you from the airport to Pier Mauá. The journey takes about 10 minutes, depending on the traffic. Transfers are not provided unless booked in advance with MSC Cruises.
    Vliegtuig

Zuid-Brazilië

Langs Christus de Verlosser
Langs Christus de Verlosser

In het zuidoosten van Brazilië vormen de drie grootste steden – São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro en Belo Horizonte – een driehoek waar de economie om draait.

Ze zijn allemaal een bezoek waard, maar de niet te missen bestemmingen tijdens Brazilië zijn Rio (dat echt zo mooi is als op de plaatjes) en het prachtige koloniale overblijfsel Paraty (dat tussen Rio en het opkomende São Paulo ligt). Noordwaarts ligt de stad Belo Horizonte in het hart van Minas Gerais, waar de oude Portugese plaatsen Ouro Preto, Tiradentes en Diamantina vol koloniale geschiedenis zitten.

In het zuiden, opgemaakt uit de staten Paraná, Santa Catarina en Rio Grande do Sul, vindt u de spectaculaire Watervallen van Iguaçu op de grens met Argentinië. Het is een van de grootste natuurlijke wonderen van Zuid-Amerika. Vanaf Curitiba glijdt de Serra Verde Express, die mooie uitzichten biedt, omlaag langs de kust waar u kunt ontspannen op Ilha do Mel of van strand naar strand kunt gaan in Florianópolis.

Ondanks de nabijheid van de stad wordt de 400 km lange kustlijn van São Paulo soms over het hoofd gezien vanwege het meer glamoureuze Rio. In het noordoosten richting de grens van de staat Rio is het gebied zich snel aan het ontwikkelen, maar het biedt nog steeds mooie contrasten: van lange wijd uitgestrekte gedeeltes van zand aan het eind van een kustvlakte tot idyllisch uitziende baaien tegen een bergachtige achtergrond.