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In the morning we'll take an advance on the crowds and go up the Corcovado Mountain to enjoy the Crist the Redeemer statue with a specially booked time ticket (without queuing up in the long lines). When heading to Corcovado we cross the just awakening Tijuca Tropical Rainforest and have the opportunity to see local fruits and trees growing in the wild. We might spot beautiful birds and monkeys in their morning rutuals. Up there a beautiful Panorama on Rio opens up between the clouds-we have a 360 degrees view on the breathtaking city! We'll tell you more on all the spots you see, and then we'll head downtown into the city center. Once Rio de Janeiro was dicovered by the Portuguese who thought the Guanabara Bay was a river (Rio). It was in January (Janeiro). Guess where the name comes from. There is much to show and to tell about the Royal Palace where the King of Portugal lived when he flew from Napoleon pressing him away from Europe, where he ruled over Portugal and Brazil ( we'll show you the window from which Princess Izabel abolished slavery) tell you the history of all the great adventures of the conquerors, the kings, the slaves, the heroes and the country in general. We'll head for the house of the flower-fruit girl Carmen Miranda, visit the colorful Selaron Stairs mozaic, impressive San Bento monastery, the modern Cathedral and of course we'll pay a visit to the Sambodrome where the worlds' biggest party of Carnival is held and the famous Maracana Stadium that just hosted the World Cup finals. On the way there are some delightful Brazilian restaurants and typical delicacies you can try to keep up your energy. We have to see the magical Sunset at Sugarloaf, a beautiful mountain we will head up by cablecar, located right over the Guanabara Bay's waters, with a delicious ocean breeze. The Sun sets exactly behind the Corcovado Statue-so it's time for the perfect picture of your trip! If you're sticking around Rio for longer we'll indicate some wonderful spots to spend the rest of your days in Rio.