Atop one of the city's highest peaks, the world-renowned statue of Christ the Redeemer gives way to 360-degree views. Take the 123-year-old Corcovado train to the summit, or better, hire a taxi and ride the twisting road through the Tijuca rain forest. Halfway up, stop and listen. You're in the middle of Rio, but all you hear is the jungle.
Created by the editors of T+L for Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.