Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, video travel guide: 36 hours in Rio

Home to the biggest party on earth, the annual Carnival, Rio is a city that knows how to have fun. The host city for the 2016 Olympics, Rio offers spectacular beauty, world-famous beaches and a diverse multicultural society. In recent years, tours of the favela (slum) areas have become increasingly popular with visitors, offering a different perspective on the city from the glamour of Copacabana.