La Cidade Maravilhosa
Think Rio de Janiero, think carnival city. Think samba rhythms, sunshine, warm hospitality, colours and a true holiday atmosphere. Rio, also known as the Cidade Maravilhosa, or ‘The Marvelous City’ is Brazil’s second largest city and we will certainly help you to have a marvellous day away from your luxury MSC cruise ship!
With so much to see and do, you will want to make the most of your time off the ship. Our program of excursion packages covers the major sights and will help you enjoy the best deals in Rio.
Many first-time visitors to Rio will be keen to view the city’s major landmarks, such as the giant statue of Christ (Christo Redentor) which is located on top of Corcovado Mountain or Sugarloaf Mountain, a granite monolith also situated in the city.
Nature lovers will be bowled over by the beauty of Tijuca Forest, which, at 32 square kilometres is the largest urban forest on the planet. Indeed, many beautiful attractions abound in Rio, not least the city’s famous beaches, from the Copacabana to the Ipanema, two of the most glorious stretches of white sand and perfect for a spot of sun lounging!
If you’re hungry for a real city experience, opt for the grand tour of Rio de Janiero (note to football fans – whatever team you support, a trip to Maracana, the largest football stadium in the world, is a must see).
With its exuberant ambiance set against a backdrop of bewitching beats, we know Rio will be a highlight of your South American cruise vacation.
Port average temperature
Rio has a tropical savanna climate according to the Köppen climate classification and is often characterized by long periods of rain from December to March. The temperature occasionally reaches over 40°C in inland areas of the city, and maximum temperatures above 30°C occur on a monthly basis. In the main tourist, the temperature is moderated by the cool sea-breezes from the Atlantic Ocean.
The average annual minimum temperature is 20°C, the average annual maximum temperature is 26°C, and the average annual temperature is 23°C. The average yearly precipitation is 1,086 mm. The minimum temperature recorded was 4.8°C in July 1928, temperatures below 10°C are very rare in the city. The absolute maximum reached 43.2°C in January 1984. The temperature varies according to elevation, distance from the coast, and type of vegetation. Winter brings mild temperatures and less rain than the summer.
The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.