Rio de Janeiro Travel Information

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Rio de Janeiro Scene With its plentiful beaches, dramatic mountains, and backdrop of samba and bossa nova rhythms, it's easy to fall in love with Rio de Janeiro. Made famous in song, Ipanema Beach is still the place to stroll, sunbathe, and be seen. The largest Art Deco statue in the world, Christ the Redeemer, beckons visitors to Corcovado Mountain. Rio’s annual Carnaval celebrations are bacchanalian extravaganzas of feasting, music, dance, and costumed revelry.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro: Christ the Redeemer • Sugarloaf Mountain • Ipanema Beach • Copacabana Beach • AquaRio • Pedra da Gávea Mountain • Corcovado Mountain

Highly rated hotels in Rio de Janeiro: Windsor Barra Hotel • JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro • Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro • Windsor Marapendi Hotel

Brazil's electricity is 127V, 220V 60Hz and uses plug types C & N
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Rio Galeão – Tom Jobim International Airport is 5,750 miles. Rio de Janeiro's IATA airport code is GIG. One World Lounge Details Here.


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Climate: As in many inland areas of this tropical climate area, in Rio de Janeiro the dry season runs in winter from June to August which is their winter. As Rio far enough south from the Equator to experience a drop in the winter temperature. Highs from May to October are around 26°C. This can be considered as a good time to visit because it's warm but not hot. The sun frequently shines and the rains are quite rare. However, the sea at this time is a bit cool so the best season for a beach holiday is in their summer, from January to March. During this time the heat is intense, with possible heat waves, during which the temperatures can reach 38°C. It can also experience heavy rains in the afternoon, but the amount of sunshine is still fairly good and the sea is warm. The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro takes place in their summer, although the main events take place in the evening.

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BA Tier Points

Class Tier Points
(per Leg)
Tier Points
(Total)
Economy 35 70
World Traveller Plus 90 180
Business 140 280
First 210 420


Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to Rio de Janeiro

Cabin Off Peak TravelPeak Travel
Economy19,50030,000
World Traveller Plus39,00060,000
Club75,00090,000
First102,000120,000


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