Actual arrival: December 15, 2009
Actual departure: December 17, 2009
Rio de Janeiro is situated in southeast Brazil on the southwest shore of Guanabara Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. Sugar Loaf Mountain (a 395 m/1,296 ft-high cone-shaped rock outcrop stands at the entrance to the harbor. After Sao Paulo, Rio is the engine that drives the Brazilian economy with a large tourism industry and the home of the Bolsa da Valores do Brasil stock market.