Studentlust (n): a strong desire or impulse for students to wander or travel and explore the world. Join us each Wednesday as we share the travel destinations we’re currently lusting over!

If Rio de Janeiro was ever on your travel list, now is the perfect time to check it off! The second largest city in Brazil is the perfect holiday destination for those seeking beauty in both the land and culture.

Cristo Redentor

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Arms outstretched, the 38m-tall art deco statue of Cristo Redentor or Christ the Redeemer watches over the city of Rio. Hike up to the peak of Corcovado Mountain to get a closer look at the iconic statue and for breathtaking views of the entire city and beaches.

Sporting Events

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As the host of the 2014 World Cup and the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio brings thousands of athletes and sports fans to the city. Visit the stunning Maracana Stadium, originally built for the 1950 World Cup, to appreciate the second religion of the locals… the game of football.

Beaches

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The mesmerizing stretches of white sand beaches and water in various hues of blue and turquoise attract thousands of visitors. From the popular hotspots of Ipanema and Copacabana to the quieter sands of Barra da Tijuca, there’s a spot for everyone to play volleyball, sunbathe, swim or even shop.

Carnivals

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Brazil definitely knows how to party and has an exuberant nightlife scene to prove it. If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience, visit during the Rio Carnival where millions of people gather for an all-night festival full of samba dancing, flamboyant costumes, and float parades.

 

It’s easy to understand why the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro has been one of Brazil’s most frequented destinations for several decades. See what all the hype is about and book your travel, tours, and hotels with StudentUniverse.

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