Brazil is a mix of old world heritage, bustling cities, and sprawling rainforest. Rio de Janeiro is known for its beaches, Carnival, and historic architecture, with the 38-meter high statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking the capital city. From here you can take a cable car ride up to Sugar Loaf mountain or hop over to Ilha Grande. Further inland, you can explore Brazil's national parks or the colonial city of Ouro Preto (Black Gold). To travel across the country, Brazil offers a variety of vintage narrow-gauge railways and steam engines. You can enjoy a ride on a historic steam engine such as the popular Marias Fumaça (Smoking Marys).