Rio panoramic views

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Why the
Rio Panoramic Views
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Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has one of the most beautiful settings imaginable. The city cuddles between curvaceous green mountains and the subtropical blue Guanabara Bay.

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Best Rio
panoramic viewpoints

This wonderful setting is best appreciated from two spectacular vantages:

Corcovado Mountain

Sugar Loaf

Corcovado Mountain

Go to its top (where the photo above was taken). This is Rio's most popular viewpoint. Corcovado Mountain is 710 meters (2300 feet) high and is reached by road or cog rail. Its viewing platform is at the base of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. The panoramic sight of Rio de Janeiro at your feet is sweeping and breathtaking.

Sugar Loaf

Visit its pinnacle (see peak on right in photo). Sugar Loaf Peak is 400 meters (1300 feet) high and is reached by cable car (which, as a bonus, provides its own inimitable views). Being much shorter than Corcovado, Sugar Loaf gives you a closer-up and more personal panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro and its bay.

Do both

Be sure to take in both panoramic views - each is stunning in its unique way.

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