Discover Amazing romantic visuals to enjoy by two in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro ,the marvelous city, offers many places to enjoy views with friends, family or by two. Can be a sunset on the beach, a sunrise around the hills or a coconut water on the lake. Below we will list some lookouts in Rio de Janeiro with beautiful landscapes that can make a romantic encounter even more special.
Rio de Janeiro is surrounded by nature. Below, we list the ideal options to enjoy a family program. Tijuca Forest
Being one of the largest urban Forests in the world, the Tijuca Forest has several attractions, such as the Chinese View, the Taunay waterfall and the Pedra Bonita trail. Meet your family and embark on this private tour in Rio de Janeiro with us!
The city and state of Rio de Janeiro is surrounded by beautiful highways and avenues that you can see on a private tour in Rio de Janeiro. Let’s know some:
Inside the city of Rio de Janeiro, connects the neighborhoods of Leblon and São Conrado. Boardering the Two Brothers Hill, is the way to get to the Favela Vidigal. Considered the most beautiful route in the city, it received car races from the 30’s, including the circuit in which Ferrari won its first victory in history, in 1951.
Within the state of Rio de Janeiro, it is one of the highways that leads to the Serra dos Orgãos National Park. With a look to the Finger of God and other mountains of the Park, this is one of the most beautiful highways in Brazil. Through it, one arrives at the entrances of Guapimirim and Teresópolis in the Serra dos Orgãos National Park.
Road that connects the city of Rio de Janeiro to the port city of Santos, in São Paulo. In almost its entirety bordering the Pacific Ocean, it can be considered one of the most beautiful roads in the entire world. Along the highway are famous tourist resorts such as Mangaratiba, Angra dos Reis, Paraty, Ubatuba, Caraguatatuba, São Sebastião, Ilhabela and Bertioga.
Our tour guide in Rio de Janeiro can take you to one of these roads in one of our private tours in Rio!
Rio Cultural Secrets has just added another walking tour rio de janeiro available to our tourists: the Private Walking Tour – Historic Center with Olympic Boulevard of Rio de Janeiro. Check more below!
Enjoy some tips about a exclusive tour in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is a big city with many attractions. Going it on your own using public transportation can be often time consuming and tiring. Taking a exclusive tour in Rio de Janeiro has been the choice of many tourists to get to know the city in a few days.
Free ticket Top Views: Rio beyond Christ and Sugar Loaf
When we hear about views of Rio de Janeiro, we hear a lot about the wonderful views of the Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer. These are magnificent places, no doubt, but there are viewpoints in our wonderful city as spectacular as these two famous and which ones do not charge entry and have no lines to enter.
We chose three lookouts easy access by car: Chinese View, Mirante Dona Marta and Parque da Cidade-Niterói. Chinese View: Located inside the Tijuca Forest, the exotic and charming Chinese View is the only observation deck in the city of Rio, accessed by car, where it is possible to see from the same angle Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf. From its 380 meters above sea level, the Chinese view is accessed by only 15 minutes drive out of the Botanical Gardens, being the viewpoint of easiest access.
Dona Marta Top View: From 360 meters high, this stunning viewpoint provides a wonderful picture of Rio de Janeiro, being possible to see many postcards as the Sugar Loaf, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Maracanã, Guanabara Bay, Rio-Niteroi bridge. Moreover, it is the closest viewpoint of the Christ the Redeemer statue, and vantage point for photos with the statue.
Parque da Cidade-Niterói: Being in Niteroi, across the Guanabara Bay, the Parque da Cidade has perhaps the best and most beautiful view of Rio de Janeiro from all viewpoints. From the top of its 270 meters, the observatory has a panoramic view of the Ocean beaches of Niteroi, across the Bay of Guanabara and the open ocean, as well as Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer, Gavea Stone and the entire mountain range of Rio de Janeiro.
Rio Cultural Secrets takes you to get to know the Chinese View, Dona Marta Top View and Parque da Cidade top View in a private tour Rio de Janeiro with comfort and style!
Brazil is known worldwide as the “soccer country”. And here in Rio de Janeiro we have 4 of the 12 big clubs of the country: Flamengo, Botafogo, Fluminense and Vasco da Gama. Discover the history of soccer in Rio de Janeiro!
Forest, Favela and Santa Teresa: Rio beyond Christ and Sugar Loaf
When it comes to Rio de Janeiro comes to Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer. But there are attractions in our wonderful city as interesting as. We choosed these three special and contrasting places: Tijuca Forest, Favela Tour and Santa Teresa.
Rio de Janeiro has a lot of joy, a lot of football, a lot of beaches, lots of happy people and of course: music. Rhythms present in the carioca nightlife and carioca lovers infect not only Brazil but the world. Below we list some musical styles that were born in Rio de Janeiro so that you can enter into the atmosphere of the Marvelous City.
For people who like to have a closer contact with nature, Rio de Janeiro also offers several options to meet your wishes. Surrounded by mountains, lakes and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the city has several potential sites for ecotourism practices. Below, we list some alternatives for all ages.
How to enjoy the nightlife in Rio de Janeiro like a local
Rio de Janeiro is a city that offers a variety of nightspots for tourists, but also has a wide variety of attractions in Rio night that only those who is local know. We have listed some places to visit: – San Salvador Square: square located between the neighborhoods of Flamengo and Laranjeiras, in recent years has become a point frequented by locals of the south zone of Rio.
The Municipal Natural Park of Prainha, known as Parque da Prainha, was created by the City of Rio de Janeiro since 1999 and opened in 2001. It has an area of 147 hectares, joining Prainha to its neighbor beach: the beautiful Grumari.
Rio de Janeiro may not have as many high-end hotels as one might expect from such a glitzy city, but the best accommodations here options really do offer something special.
The best luxury hotels in Rio come with a high price tag, but if you want to feel utterly fabulous in the cidade maravilhosa (or ‘wonderful city’, as Rio is known in Brazil), then these top picks are worth the splurge.
An espresso and a snack on the hoof are fine if you’re in a rush, but long, leisurely breakfasts suit the holiday mood, and Rio offers many options for those looking to break their fast in style. Brazilians take their cafe de manha seriously, and it’s rare to meet somebody that skips the first meal of the day.
The Serra dos Orgaos National Park reserves to its visitors breathtaking views, distributed in natural pools, waterfalls, hiking trails, mountain huts, camps, visitor centers and picnic areas. The park, which has three headquarters: Teresopolis, Petropolis and Guapimirim, has 20 hectares in size.
Main sights of the historic center The Historical Center of Rio de Janeiro still preserves much history that nowadays is mixed with modern buildings being included in most city tour in Rio de Janeiro. We can highlight these locations.
Its setting on a peninsula surrounded by white sand beaches, together with lively nightlife, chic shopping, excellent restaurants and more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in Rio de Janeiro state make the lovely beach resort of Buzios a truly compelling destination.
A few years ago, the cycling network in Rio de Janeiro has been extended, having had about 150km in 2008 and today almost 400km, being the city with the largest bike lines extension in Latin America. Now considered the Latin American Capital Bike lines, Rio de Janeiro reserves to its population and its visitors some bike lines with breathtaking views.
Many tourists come to Rio de Janeiro eager to see animals. It is not hard to spot some of the many species, even in landmarks crammed with tourists, such as the Christ the Redeemer, the Taunay waterfall, in the Tijuca Forest, and the Sugar Loaf, which are part of the traditional script city tour in Rio de Janeiro.
The Lopes Mendes Beach in Ilha Grande is a paradise. With around 3 km, the beach is amazing for the surf lovers and for who want an amazing beach with clean sand and transparent sea. The beach was elected one of the 10 beatiful beaches in the world from Tripadvisor.
The Geriba Beach in Buzios is one of the wonders of the Regiao dos Lagos where is located the beach. The most famous beach recieves visitors from whole parts of the world and provides an amazing sunset, nice beach and a easy trail to the Ferradurinha Beach.
The marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro offers many great views like Christ, Sugar Loaf, Chinese View, City Park in Niteroi and the Wonderful Rock. We have the pleasure to show to all costumers this light hike to the Pedra Bonita. Below we listed 5 reasons to enjoy this hike with your whole family.
To attend the desire of our costumer Rio Cultural Secrets has the pleasure to show new tours for the tourists enjoy all the best of Rio like culture, history, nature, beaches and much more. Below we list three tours to enjoy the best of the nature of Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is an amazing city to visit and enjoy bars, restaurants, nightlife, museuns and more. But some places like many other cities in the world are a lit bit expensive for who have low budget.
Since 2008 the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro has received better attention from the government because the Pacification Project. With this many social projects arrived in the Favelas Cariocas as a way to help local residents to have better opportunities in the life. Below we highlight three of these major projects that inspire slums of Rio de Janeiro.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Executive travel comes with its own set of issues, primarily the lack of time for planning recreational activities, and often coordinating groups around work-events and locations. In Rio de Janeiro, the city is full of things to see and do, and it helps to have local expertise to make the most of the time available.
The beautiful area of Angra dos Reis will receive the second version of Hotel Fasano in Rio de Janeiro. The hotel considered one of the best luxury options in Rio de Janeiro will also have the famous restaurant Fasano AL Mare and the golf area, marina, spa and villas.
10 things to enjoy Rio de Janeiro like a “carioca”
Be a “carioca” is not only born in Rio de Janeiro. Be Carioca is a life-style. Is the typical life that everybody want to have (off course if you live close of the beaches). Below i listed 10 things to make you more like a Rio de Janeiro citizen.
We offer the private tour for Christ the Redeemer statue every days. With an authentic tour guide in Rio de Janeiro you will visit the largest art-deco monument in the world with all the comfort and security you deserve. We take our tourists direct to the top of the car Corcovado, where the Paineiras station is located and we took a van for a quick trip to the entrance of the attraction.
The Best favela tour in Rio de Janeiro for sure is to the Favela Vidigal. Since 2010, when the pacification Project got to the area of the Favela of Vidigal, has been started a new moment on its history. In a place where in the past happened wars between drug dealers and Police, today receives thousands of visitors to their hostels, hotel and bars.
Best bars, Night Clubs and Restaurants in Lapa Rio de Janeiro
Birthplace of the bohemian life of Rio de Janeiro the Lapa is a perfect place to meet your friends, take a beer and dance samba. The spirit of the night life makes tourists and locals crazies behind one of the most crazy nightlifes in the world.
Santa Teresa is a fantastic area of Rio de Janeiro look like a small city in the city. Normally we don´t consider Santa Teresa South Zone, North Zone or Downtown. We consider Santa Teresa the only one. Enjoy 10 best pics of Santa Teresa.
Forget your diet and follow our suggestions to enjoy great top bars and restaurants in Ipanema. The are has many differents restaurants and nice atmosphere. Enjoy Japanese Food, Sea Food, Italia Cuisine and much more.
This is one of the most important things to choose when you travel to Rio de Janeiro. You need to check things like budget, location and the best place to stay. The Rio de Janeiro city offer many choices of hotels, hostels and ghesthouses for all type of taste.
The Praia do Sono in Paraty is one of the typical places that you must go inf you visit Paraty. Taking a bus numer1040 in the Paraty Bus Station, just dropp down in the Condominio Laranjeiras and follow a light trail with duration of 50 minutes to the Praia do Sono.
The gastronomy of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil is very rich, and the main attraction the famous feijoada, a traditional food that the portugueses gave to the slaves. There are also great steakhouses where you can enjoy delicious steak and his irresistible flavor. For a great breakfast the suggestion is the tapioca, the brazilian crepe, and the açai.
5 top attractions in Rio de Janeiro That You can`t miss
Santa Antonio Convent
The Santo Antonio Convent is a convent formed by three churches in the heart of downtown of Rio de Janeiro. With 400 years, the main attraction is the unique church of St. Francisco da Penitência. Pure example of Brazilian Baroque.
Rio de Janeiro is not a city to stay only few days. You can stay one month to visit all the Nice places out of the capital of Rio. Below we listed the 10 best places out Rio de Janeiro to know. And for sure is missing some others.
60 km from Rio de Janeiro, Petropolis is located on the hills with Nice weather and a calm life, totally different from Rio de Janeiro. One Day is enough if you want to see Just the historical part. If you want to enjoy the gastronomy area of Itaipava and the Serra dos Orgaos National Park better you stay more time.
Walking tour in Ipanema, The best tips for the area of Ipanema
In the direction of Visconde de Piraja Street The first stop is the ice cream shop called “Italia” ( Av. Henrique Dumont, 71 shop C) to try one of the delicious fruit and chocolate ice creams.After go in the direction of Visconde de Pirajá Street where is full of various shops and galleries.
Check out our recommendations if you want to dance samba in Rio de Janeiro. The music style that came with the slaves that came to Brazil from Africa and then, in Rio de Janeiro, was incremented with voice and added new instruments to become the world famous Samba.
We organized a list of some popular fruits and popular juice bars in Rio de Janeiro Brazil with its translation so that all tourists can order for the juice they wish in any juice store all over Rio de Janeiro. Some times the waiter will not now the translation but this for sure will help you. (This list we took from the internet).
One of the main attractions of Rio de Janeiro is also one of the oldest. Founded in 1884 by the Emperor Dom Pedro II, the Corcovado Train has received visits like presidents, officials and artists. In addition around 600 000 people visit the attraction every year.
Rio de Janeiro is the third city with the big population in Brazil and the second big city. But still save places like the Parks and protected areas to help you to recover your energy for one more week of job. Below we listed the 4 most visited park in Rio de Janeiro to help you became more in love for the city.
The history of the Great Madness, the Selaron Steps!
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Hidden paradise between the neighborhoodsof Leblonand SãoConrado, the VidigalBeachisone of thesecrets ofRio de Janeiro. Itbeingdividedbetween guestsof the SheratonRio and the Favela of Vidigal livers provides a peacefulenvironment withgreen water.
Niteroi is reconized as the Smile-City. With 500.000 livers is the city with more Fortress in the South America. With a Fantastic view of Rio de Janeiro, Niteroi is also famous because of his gastronomy. On the Tour Niteroi we will see the Fish Market of St. Peter, the Camboinhas and the gastronomy area of Jurujuba Beach.
In May 30th, the Centro Cultural do Banco do Brazil‘s in Rio de Janeiro receives an exhibition of Salvador Dali, one of the leading artists of the Surrealist movement. Will be 150 arts, coming from different museums that promises to delight visitors of all places. The exhibition takes place from May 30 until September 22, running from Wednesday to Monday from 09:00 to 21:00.
In 2008 began a new era in the city of Rio de Janeiro . The UPP Project bring peace and security to the communities of the river and were able to learn culinary secrets previously only known to locals . There are several options for all tastes and flavors.
The Historic Center of Rio de Janeiro shows the history of the City and the Country. The walking tour rio de janeiro you can have the chance to see this live visiting palaces, churches and squares. Below we will give 5 tips to see some of the Historic churches of Rio de Janeiro.
What to do in Niteroi? – 5 beaches to enjoy in Niteroi.
Niterói is a charming city all year . Has sounds , images , smells , tastes and much fun to do. The climate invites to long walks on their attraction. One of the tips is to enjoy all the beaches for all tastes. Prepare your bottle of water and sunscreen because the sun is very hot, and go to Niteroi Beaches in Rio de Janeiro with a big smile on the face.
Founded 33 years ago , one of the traditional markets of Niterói has on fish and seafood their specialty . Located in Ponta D’Areia , may not be the most pleasant option, but for those who want to enjoy a good fish or seafood quality , the San Pedro Market is the best option in town.
If you are coming to Rio de Janeiro you need to visit the main attractions of the Tijuca National Park . On sunny days , the Waterfalls of Horto are an alternative to crowded beaches of Rio de Janeiro .
Located just up the Rua Pacheco Leão behind the Botanical Garden , just get Dona Castorina Streets and proceed towards the natural oasis in the Tijuca Forest . Another attraction among the most popular is the Chinese view. Considered one of the most beautiful views of the city enchants for his location and the temple in a chinese style. The road of Paineiras is another corner great spot of the city . At the heart of the Tijuca Forest , walking and admire the beautiful views and wonderful nature of the Park.
If you are coming to Rio de Janeiro you need to try the Tapioca . Originally from the North of the country and of indian origin , is made of cassava. When placed in the pan tapioca turns into a pancake or crepe.
Built at the beginning of the last century, the boardwalk of Copacabana fascinates tourists from all the world. At the time of construction, various Portuguese artists came to the city to make the work.
In 1808 , the Royal Family held the Quinta da Boa Vista , the battalions of the Guard chose the big area of São Cristovao for military exercises . In 1866 the place started to be called D. Pedro I Squares, but with the Proclamation of the Republic , his name became Marechal Diodoro Square .
Saturday is a special day. You could say that the best day of the week. Better yet when one of these options is a bucolic , calm and with great places to have fun around. We encourage all visitors to Rio de Janeiro to separate a Saturday in Rio de Janeiro to meet that special place called Santa Teresa.
Dona Alda is from the South of Brazil, granddaughter of Portuguese in your home she prepares the best Portuguese pastries in Doce Vivo Museum in Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro. Having learned all recipes with her grandmother Dona Alda today receives a lot of visitors in their charming house in Santa Teresa with a lovel atmosphere. The Pastel de Belem is the Best seller of Museu do Doce Vivo. Their sweets are even sent to Portugal.
One of the questions that people make when planning a trip to Rio de Janeiro is : The town is 100 % safe ? The answer is: No. But any location in the world is 100% safe . Simply just take some precautions to prevent your trip you have any unpleasant surprises .
Why to hire a private tour guide in Rio de Janeiro?
Why to hire a private tour guide in Rio de Janeiro? Rio Cultural Secrets offers private tours in Rio de Janeiro, where with your private guide you will visit the main attractions of the city with comfort and style
The famous Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas has a new tourist attraction for locals and visitors. Are the float balls Rio, which are the engines of boats in a soccer ball format with capacity for 10 people each. Succes in the World Cup in South Africa in 2010 promises to be successful also in Rio de Janeiro.
The city of Rio de Janeiro declared this week holiday on every day that the city receive the matches of the FIFA World Cup. The Rio de Janeiro will receive seven games during the event. Three of seven matches will happen during the week.
Since 1930 The Arpoador Rocks was frequented by the first livers of Ipanema and fishers. At that time the most spoken language in the place was the English (because of the nationality of the first residents of the area)after years became a place of youth and vanguard.
Caipirinha is Brazil’s most famous drink. Created in São Paulo, the drink was intended to help patients with Spanish influenza. His ingredients in the begin was lemon, honey and garlic. But was common to put a little alcohol to be faster the effects of the medicine.
Ok it is difficult to know the 7 wonders of the world. But one you can and should visit. Christ the Redeemer is with the arms open in Rio de Janeiro waiting your visit. At the top of Corcovado Mountain and inside the Tijuca National Parkrecieve visitors since 1931 offering a fantastic view of the marvelous city.
The City Park in Niteroi is Located in an area of environmental protection The place Reserve one of the best views of Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi. From the top of the hill you can see the beaches of Niteroi (Camboinhas, Itaipu, Icarai and Jurujuba) and a spectacular view of Rio de Janeiro. If you want a little more emotion, on the Park you can jump from a gliding.
The Sugar Loaf, one of the major tourist attractions in the world, started this week to sale the tickets on the internet. To by your ticket please visit the site attraction (www.bondinho.com.br), make your register and choose the best day and time to visit the Sugar Loaf . The price of the Sugar Loaf Tickets is $ 53.00 per person plus a extra taxs of R$5.30.
If you are coming to Rio de Janeiro you can`t miss the opportunity to meet one of the most famous samba session of the city. The “Samba Session Pedra do Sal” happens every Monday and Friday from 8:00 to midnight at one of the most historic places of the marvelous city.
Last Friday 13th was released the full schedule to be held on Copacabana Beach on the evening of December 31. There will be three stages animating a crowd of two million people with some national and international artists. Lulu Santos, Beth Carvalho and Will.i.am are in charge to head one of the biggest New Year’s Eve World. Below is the full schedule and Happy New Year:
Santa Teresa is one of the places in Rio de Janeiro that enchants visitors with his beauty and his bucolic way of life. With its spirit of small town, have secrets unknown even to the residents of Rio de Janeiro. There are several restaurants, ateliers and museums that make the place be known in the four corners of the world. Below we listed many option to know What to do in Santa Teresa – Rio de Janeiro