This spectacular city is famous for the four-day festival Carnaval, yet there is so much more to see - the lush landscapes, the Brazilian food and Samba! Extend your trip a few more days to experience its full flavour. From the beaches of Ipanema, Copacabana and beyond, there are numerous places to get your sun. But the striking vista of the Sugarloaf Mountain towering over the city is what will leave you mesmerized. Take the aerial tramway to Sugarloaf for a panoramic view of the city, coastline and Guanabara Bay.