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What is the best season to visit Rio de Janeiro?

What is the best season to visit Rio de Janeiro?
A city like Rio de Janeiro has cultural and entertainment activities and good climate all year round. For those who can choose when to take a vacation, deciding which time to come to Rio de Janeiro will be a choice to weigh priorities, for example for those who want a 40 degree climate to enjoy the beaches and summer events, will also have the burden of having to handle with busy restaurants and big queues.
– Summer (December to March): A season in which temperatures reach 40° Celsius and beaches fill up every day. If on one hand these days there are cultural and entertainment options on the other hand, restaurants and tourist attractions are also very crowded and it takes a little patience to face the queues of the museums and the main sights of the city. March is historically the wettest month of the year.
– Autumn (March to June): best time to visit Rio de Janeiro for those who want to get away from the heat and at the same time queuing at tourist attractions, especially in May and June, low season months and when the temperature starts to linger around 20° celsius by day and 15° by night.
– Winter (June to September): Although it is winter, the months of July and August are usually a small peak season, since it is generally the months in which people from the northern hemisphere take vacations, as well as many Brazilian families who have children on school holidays. Even so, it is an excellent time to visit the city, because it is not crowded like in summer and the temperatures are very pleasant for those who want to escape the heat.
– Spring (September to December): In this season, the city and tourist spots are not very full and the temperature in the months of September and October has not yet warmed. A good time to visit the city. The cruise ship season begins in mid-October, so from November the city already begins to get with more tourists.
Choose the season that suits you and come and enjoy with your private guide in Rio de Janeiro one of our Private Tours in Rio de Janeiro!
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Remember to check if you need a visa to Brazil

Remember to check if you need a visa to Brazil
Often international tourists buy airline tickets, make hotel and tours reservations to Brazil and at the end of the day they find out that Brazil requires a visa for their country.
In order not to lose your vacations (and money), keep in mind that Brazil adopts the principle of reciprocity by politics, ie countries that require a visa for Brazilians will also need a visa to visit Brazil.
The countries of central Europe and of South America do not need a visa to Brazil.
We will list the brazilian consulates that Americans, Canadians and Australians, three of the nationalities that most visit Brazil, need to contact to take their visas.
Remember that to apply to for a tourist visa, valid for 90 days, you will need:
– a valid passport.
– proof of residence in hand.
– fill out the visa application form.
– pay the consular fee.

– USA:

WASHINGTON EMBASSY
1030 15th Street NW Washington DC 20005
E-mail: visa.cgwashington@itamaraty.gov.br
Jurisdiction: District of Columbia (DC), North Carolina (NC), Delaware (DE), Kentucky(KY), Maryland(MD), Ohio(OH), Virginia(VA), West Virginia(WV) and all Military Bases, except Guam.

ATLANTA:
3500 Lenox Road, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 949-2400
Fax: (404) 949-2402
Website: http://atlanta.itamaraty.gov.br
E-mail: cg.atlanta@itamaraty.gov.br
Jurisdiction: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee.

BOSTON:
175 Purchase Street (Financial District)
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: (617) 542-4000
Fax: (617) 542-4318
Website: http://boston.itamaraty.gov.br
E-mail: cg.boston@itamaraty.gov.br
Jurisdiction: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

CHICAGO:
401 North Michigan Ave, Suite 1850
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 464-0245
Fax: (312) 464-0299
Website: http://chicago.itamaraty.gov.br/
E-mail: central.chicago@itamaraty.gov.br
Jurisdiction: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

HARTFORD:
One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: (860) 760-3100
Website: http://hartford.itamaraty.gov.br
E-mail: cghartford@itamaraty.gov.br
Jurisdiction: Connecticut and Rhode Island

HOUSTON:
1233 West Loop South, Suite 1150
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: (713) 961-3063
Fax: (713) 961-3070
Website: http://houston.itamaraty.gov.br/
E-mail:cg.houston@itamaraty.gov.br
Jurisdiction: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

LOS ANGELES:
Consulate General of Brazil
8484 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: (323) 651-2664
Fax: (323) 651-1274
Website: http://losangeles.itamaraty.gov.br/
E-mail: cg.losangeles@itamaraty.gov.br
Jurisdiction: Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah e Wyoming. The following counties in California: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura.

MIAMI:
Consulate General of Brazil
3150 SW 38th Avenue
Miami, FL 33146
Phone: (305) 285-6200
Fax: (305) 285-6232
Website: http://miami.itamaraty.gov.br/
E-mail: cg.miami@itamaraty.gov.br
Jurisdiction: Florida, Porto Rico and U.S. Virgin Island

NEW YORK:
Consulate General of Brazil
225 East 41st Street
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 827-0976
Fax: (212) 827-9225
Website: http://novayork.itamaraty.gov.br
E-mail: cg.novayork@itamaraty.gov.br
Jurisdiction: Bermuda Islands, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania

SAN FRANCISCO:
Consulate General of Brazil
300 Montgomery Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 981-8170
Fax: (415) 981-3628
Website: http://saofrancisco.itamaraty.gov.br/
E-mail: cg.sfrancisco@itamaraty.gov.br
Jurisdiction: Alaska, Oregon and Washington. The following counties in California: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Ladera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benidito, San Francisco, San Joaquim, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba.

– CANADA:
1) Embassy of Brazil in Ottawa
ottawa.itamaraty.gov.br
Jurisdiction: National Capital Region (Ottawa/Gatineau).

2) Consulate General of Brazil in Toronto
toronto.itamaraty.gov.br
77 Bloor Street West, Suite 1109,Toronto, ON M5S 1M2
e-mail: cg.toronto@itamaraty.gov.br Fax: (416) 922-1832
Jurisdiction: Ontario (except National Region), Manitoba and Nunavut.

3) Consulate General of Brazil in Montreal
montreal.itamaraty.gov.br
1, Westmount Square, Suite 1700 Montreal, Quebec – H3Z 2P9
e-mail: cg.montreal@itamaraty.gov.br Fax: (514) 499-3963
Jurisdição: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec – except National Capital Region.

4) Consulate General of Brazil in Vancouver
vancouver.itamaraty.gov.br
Park Place, 666 Burrard Street, 20th floor, Suite 2020 Vancouver, BC V6C 2X8
e-mail: cg.vancouver@itamraty.gov.br Fax: (604) 696-5366
Jurisdiction: British Columbia, Alberta, Sakatchewan, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

– AUSTRALIA:
1) Embassy of Brazil in Canberra
19 Forster Crescent
Yarralumla – ACT 2600, Australia
Phone: (02) 62732372
Fax: (02) 6273 2375
E-mail:
visa.camberra@itamaraty.gov.br
Embassy’s Jurisdiction Areas for Consular Purposes
Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
Victoria
Tasmania
South Australia
Western Australia
Papua New Guinea
Vanuatu
Fiji
Solomon Islands

For all other areas, please contact the Consulate General of Brazil in Sydney:

2) Consulate General of Brazil in Sydney
Level 6, 45 Clarence Street
Sydney NSW 2000, Austrália
Tel: (02) 9267 4414, Fax: (02) 9267 4419
Email: info.sydney@itamaraty.gov.br, website http://sydney.itamaraty.gov.br/pt-br/
Take your visa to visit Brazil and come enjoy with your private guide in Rio de Janeiro one of our private tours in Rio!
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What to do to become a Carioca

What to do to become a Carioca during your trip to Rio de Janeiro

Be carioca is not only born in Rio but a life style. Discover some tips to feel a typical carioca in the city of Rio de Janeiro:

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Why the name rio de janeiro to the wonderful city

Why the name rio de janeiro to the wonderful city

Below we list some curiosities of why our city of Rio de Janeiro have this name and some more curiosities of its history of housing, alliances, battles and foundation.

The Portugueses arrived here in January 1502 and spent a few days inside their ships trying to maintain a friendly communication with the Tupi Tribe of the Tupinambás Indians (also known as Tamoios). Guanabara Bay was, on the arrival of the Portuguese in January 1502, mapped with the toponymia “Rio de Janeiro”, because they believed it was the mouth of a river. At that time, there was no distinction of nomenclature between rivers, sacks and bays, which is why the chosen name was not incorrect.

The cloudy weather during these days did not help the complete view of the Bay or the Serras dos Orgãos, which embellished the surroundings of the Bay. Subsequently, an alliance was agreed between the Portuguese and the Tupinambás, which would be based on the exchange of modern handicrafts brought from Europe in exchange for the workmanship of the natives who would go to the Forest cut Pau Brazil trees (which would later originate the name of the Country ) and bring them to the coast, from where Portugueses ships would take them to sell in European countries.

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Only the present island of the Governor (then known as the island of Paranapuã) was occupied by a rival Tupi tribe: the Temiminos, who in 1555 would in future form an alliance with the Portuguese, when this year the French, led by Nicolas Durand de Villegagnon, arrived in Rio de Janeiro and would aim to install the state of France-Antarctica in the region, and made an alliance with the Tupinambás – former allies of the French.

With the battle, known as Battle of the Canoes, defeated by the Portuguese side (with a legend says that the spirit of San Sebastian won the battle for them), the foundation of the city occurred in 1565, and, led by Estácio de Sá, was officially named as São Sebastião do Rio do Janeiro.

São Sebastião was the devout patron of the Portuguese who arrived here. And because of this devotion brought from Portugal to Brazil, it was decided that it would be part of the official name of the city.

Our private guide in Rio de Janeiro can tell you about this story in one of our Private Tours in Rio de Janeiro!

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Enjoy Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro

Its official name is Metropolina Cathedral of São Sebastião of Rio de Janeiro, like official name of the Marvelous City: city of São Sebastião of Rio de Janeiro. 

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Discover The history of the royal family in Brazil

Discover The history of the royal family in Brazil

Below we will list some curiosities of Petrópolis and the history of the most important museum of Brazil: the Imperial Museum of Petrópolis.

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Discover amazing romantic views to enjoy by two in Rio de Janeiro

 

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.

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Private Tour in Rio to Prainha, Grumari e Museu do Pontal

Family programs tips in Rio de Janeiro

Family programs tips in Rio de Janeiro

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!

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Most beautiful highways of Rio de Janeiro

Most beautiful highways of Rio de Janeiro

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:

Niemeyer Avenue

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.

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Rio-Teresópolis

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.

Rio-Santos

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!

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Where to eat candy deserts in Rio de Janeiro

Where to eat candy deserts in Rio de Janeiro

Just talking candy desert is already salivating. So let’s know some cafes where you can eat a typical candy desert in Rio de Janeiro!

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Discover Our new Private Walking Tour Rio de Janeiro

Our new Private Walking Tour Rio de Janeiro

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!
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Enjoy some tips about a exclusive tour in Rio de Janeiro

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.
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Free ticket Top Views: Rio beyond Christ and Sugar Loaf

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!

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The history of soccer in Rio de Janeiro

The history of soccer in Rio de Janeiro

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!

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Forest, Favela and Santa Teresa: Rio beyond Christ and Sugar Loaf

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. 

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Musical rhythms born in Rio de Janeiro

Musical rhythms born in Rio de Janeiro

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.

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Ecotourism tips in Rio de Janeiro: what to do?

Ecotourism tips in Rio de Janeiro: what to do?

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.

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How to enjoy the nightlife in Rio de Janeiro like a local

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.

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Prainha e Grumari são duas atrações que não podem faltar na sua lista de viagem ao Rio de Janeiro.

Visit the Municipal Natural Park of Prainha

Visit the Municipal Natural Park of Prainha

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. 

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The best luxury hotels in Rio de Janeiro

The best luxury hotels in Rio de Janeiro

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.

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Best Breakfasts in Rio

Best Breakfasts in Rio

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.

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What to see in Serra dos Orgaos National Park

What to see in Serra dos Orgaos National Park 

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.

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What to see in the Rio de Janeiro Downtown

What to see in the Rio de Janeiro Downtown

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.

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Ten of the Best Things to Do in Beautiful Buzios

Ten of the Best Things to Do in Beautiful Buzios

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.

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Best places to ride in Rio de Janeiro

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Best places to ride in Rio de Janeiro

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.

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Which animals you find in the Tijuca Forest

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Which animals you find in the Tijuca Forest

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. 

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Best Pics of Lopes Mendes Beach

The Lopes Mendes Beach in Ilha Grande

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.

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Geriba Beach in Buzios

Geriba Beach in Buzios

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.

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5 reasons to do the Pedra Bonita Hike

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5 reasons to do the Pedra Bonita Hike

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.

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Best pics of Two Brothers Hill Hike in Favela do Vidigal

Two Brothers Hill Hike in Favela do Vidigal
Two Brothers Hill Hike in Favela do Vidigal

Best pics of Two Brothers Hill Hike in Favela do Vidigal

Best pics of Two Brothers Hill Hike in Favela do Vidigal
What do you think to save one day in Rio de Janeiro and to mix two main attractions in one day tour very special?

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3 best eco tours in Rio de Janeiro

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3 best eco tours in Rio de Janeiro

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.

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Favela Tour com Jardim Botanico

Favela do Vidigal

One of our best seller tours the Favela do Vidigal is an unique chance to visit one of the most nice places in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

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By-night Rio de Janeiro - The Nightlife Secrets

Top things to do for free in Rio de Janeiro

Top things to do for free in 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.

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Projects that inspire Favelas of Rio de Janeiro

Projects that inspire Favelas of Rio de Janeiro

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.

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Executive Travel in Rio de Janeiro

Executive Travel in Rio de Janeiro by Rio Cultural Secrets

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter, The Rio Times

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.

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New Fasano Hotel in Angra dos Reis

New Fasano Hotel in Angra dos Reis

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.

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Top trails in Rio de Janeiro

Top trails in Rio de Janeiro

Chapéu Mangueira

Located in the favela of Babilônia the Chapeu Mangueira is another attraction for lovers of Rio de Janeio trail. In an area controlled by the army, we suggest hiring a local guide. 

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10 things to enjoy Rio de Janeiro like a “carioca”

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.

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Corcovado Floresta da Tijuca Tours

Corcovado National Park Tours

Corcovado National Park Tours

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.

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Favela Tour Vidigal Rio de Janeiro

The Best favela tour in Rio de Janeiro

The Best favela tour in Rio de Janeiro

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.

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Lapa Night life Rio de Janeiro.

Best bars, Night Clubs and Restaurants in Lapa Rio de Janeiro

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.

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Tour Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro

10 best pics of Santa Teresa

10 best pics of Santa Teresa

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.

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What not to do in Rio de Janeiro

What not to do in Rio de Janeiro 

Rio de Janeiro is an amazing city with friendly people, nice food, beaches and fantastic views. But like any other city in the world has thing to take care about. check now.

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Top bars and restaurants in Ipanema

Top Bars and Restaurants in Ipanema

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.

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Copacabana Palace is one of the best Hotel of Rio

Where to stay in Rio de Janeiro

Where to stay in Rio de Janeiro

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.

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Trekking to Praia do Sono in Paraty - Rio de Janeiro

Praia do Sono in Paraty

Praia do Sono in Paraty – Rio de Janeiro

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.

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Estátua de Tom Jobim em Ipanema

Tom Jobim Statue in Ipanema

Tom Jobim Statue in Ipanema

It was inaugurated in the last month in Ipanema a statue of the great composer and singer Tom Jobim, the father of bossa-nova.

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Ilha Grande 10 atrações

Top 10 attractions in Ilha Grande

10 top attractions in Ilha Grande

For who are planning a trip to Ilha Grande we listed the top ten attractions in our opinion. The best place to stay on the Big Island is in Abraão Village where are the main hostels and ghesthouses.

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Dona Marta Top View in Tijuca National Park Tour

10 reasons to visit Rio de Janeiro in 2015

10 reasons to visit Rio de Janeiro in 2015

  • Cuisin

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.

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5 top attractions in Rio de Janeiro that you can`t miss

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.

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Palácio Quitandinha no city tour petrópolis.

10 top places out Rio de Janeiro capital

10 top places out Rio de Janeiro capital

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.

Petrópolis

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.

Days to stay there: 2 days

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Rio de Janeiro private Tour Ipanema

Walking Tour in Ipanema

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.

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Check out our recommendations if you wanna look for the experience of this beautiful dance of samba - music style that was brought first the rythmic from 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 actual styles of Samba.

Top 6 nightclubs to dance Samba in Rio de Janeiro

Top 6 nightclubs to dance Samba in Rio de Janeiro

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.

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Juice Bars in Rio de Janeiro

Complete Guide about Juice Bars in Rio de Janeiro

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).

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Corcovado Train in Rio de Janeiro

Corcovado Train in Rio de Janeiro

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.

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10 best sushi restaurants in Rio de Janeiro

10 best sushi Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro

10 best sushi Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro

If you really like sushi Rio de Janeiro is for sure on of the best place to eat. We listed below 10 best sushi restaurants in Rio de Janeiro.

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4 most visited parks in Rio de Janeiro

4 most visited parks in Rio de Janeiro

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.

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10 attractions in the Botanical Garden

10 attractions in Botanical Garden

10 attractions in Botanical Garden

Founded in 1808 by the Imperor Dom John VI, the site host several collections of bromeliads, orchids, trees and plants being one of the most relaxing place for a nice walk in Rio de Janeiro.

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Half Day Tour Rio de Janeiro

Selaron Steps History

The history of the Great Madness, the Selaron Steps!

Jorge Selarón is considered the greatest artist of Street Rio de Janeiro in the last century and a genius of Santa Teresa. Out with a common genius made ​​a simple steps to become one of the most visited places in the city. As he said: “I‘m more famous than Michelangelo. More people visit the staircase of the Sistine Chapel. “Selaron Steps History

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Paço Imperial - Walking Tour Centro Histórico Rio de Janeiro

Your Private Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Your Private Tour in Rio de Janeiro

To escape from the traditional routine  two young tour guides in the city decided to innovate offering private tour in Rio de Janeiro.

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Surf Bus Reserva Prainha e Recreio

Surf Bus Rio de Janeiro

Surf Bus Rio de Janeiro

The main difficulty for tourists coming to the city is to known the beaches of Grumari and Prainha. But this difficulty finished with the Surf Bus Rio de Janeiro.

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Private tour Niteroi Rio de Janeiro

Oscar Niemeyer Exposition`s in Rio de Janeiro

From August 14th to November 2th, the Imperial Palace in Rio de Janeiro will receive the first posthumous exhibition of one of the greatest Brazilian architects of all time: Oscar Niemeyer.

Called “Oscar Niemeyer: Classic and Unpublishedhas about 300 works where the public will have access to boards, sketches and unpublished projects.

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Private Tour Historic Downtown

5 museuns to visit in Rio de Janeiro

5 museuns to visit in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is a city that when is raining you go to the shoppings, right? Wrong. We listed below 5 museuns to visit in Rio de Janeiro with rain or not.

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Favela Tour Vidigal Rio de Janeiro - Rio Cultural Secrets your private tour guide in Rio.

Vidigal Beach

Vidigal Beach 

Hidden paradise between the neighborhoods of Leblon and São Conrado, the Vidigal Beach is one of the secrets of Rio de JaneiroIt being divided between guests of the Sheraton Rio and the Favela of Vidigal livers provides a peaceful environment with green water.

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Vegetarian Restaurant Rio

Vegetarian Restaurant in Rio

Vegetarian Restaurant Rio

One of the difficulties of tourists visiting Rio de Janeiro is to discover restaurants in town, right? Wrong.Under five restaurants with vegetarian options to feed your day with flavor and health.

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Tour Guide Rio de Janeiro to Niteroi

Visit Niteroi with Rio Cultural Secrets

Visit Niteroi with Rio Cultural Secrets

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.

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Dalí Exposition Rio

Dalí Exposition Rio

Dalí Exposition Rio

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.

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Where to eat in the Favelas?

Where to eat in the Favelas

Where to eat in the Favelas

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.

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Churches Centro Rio de Janeiro - walking tours historic rio

Historic Churches of Rio

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.

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Visit Niteroi with Rio Cultural Secrets

5 beaches to enjoy in Niteroi

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.

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The Sao Pedro Fish Market

Fish Market in Niteroi

Fish Market in Niterói

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.

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10 attractions in Tijuca National Park

10 attractions in Tijuca National Park

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.

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Food Tours Rio de Janeiro

What eat in Brazil?

What eat in Brazil?

Tapioca

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.

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The Copacabana boardwalk

The Copacabana boardwalk

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.

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Northeast Traditions Center Rio de Janeiro

Northeast Traditions Center Rio de Janeiro

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 .

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10 luxury restaurants in Rio de Janeiro

10 luxury restaurants in Rio de Janeiro

Below we listed 10 luxury restaurants in Rio de Janeiro to enjoy the best gastronomy of the city.

Aprazível

Rua Aprazível, 62 – Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20241-270
(21) 2508-9174
www.aprazivel.com.br/‎

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Escadaria Selaron com nossos amigos dos Estados Unidos em um tour privativo no Rio.

Saturday in Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro

Saturday in Santa Teresa Rio de Janeiro

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.

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Santos Dumont house in the city tour petropolis.

What will we visit in the City Tour Petropolis?


What will we visit in the City Tour Petropolis?

Monument to Julio Frederick Koeler

Monument dedicated to to the German general one of the responsible for the construction of Petropolis , the Imperial City . If today Petropolis has a lot of German influence is because of this man.

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Rio de Janeiro Private Tour to Santa Teresa

Doce Vivo Museum in Santa Teresa

Doce Vivo Museum in 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.

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Safe in Rio de Janeiro

SAFETY TIPS IN RIO DE JANEIRO

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 .

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Float Balls Rio

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.

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Tour Maracana Rio de Janeiro.

Holidays during the world cup

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.

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Cable Car Favela do Alemao

Visit to the  Cable Car Favela do Alemao.

The attraction started in 2011 in Rio de Janeiro’s and is consider one of the largest cable car in Latin America.

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Arpoador Rocks

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.

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How to prepare Caipirinha?

How to prepare Caipirinha?

How to prepare Caipirinha?

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.

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Day Tour Rio de Janeiro - The main attractions of the city in a special day.

Visit to Christ the Redeemer

Visit to Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro

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 Park recieve visitors since 1931 offering a fantastic view of the marvelous city.

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City Park in Niteroi

City Park in Niteroi

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.

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Sugar Loaf Tickets

Sugar Loaf Tickets

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.

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Places to dance samba in Rio de Janeiro.

Samba Session Pedra do Sal

Samba Session Pedra do Sal

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.

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Reveillon 2014 no Rio de Janeiro

Reveillon 2014 in Rio de Janeiro

Reveillon 2014 in Rio de Janeiro

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:

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What to do in Santa Teresa – Rio de Janeiro

What to do in Santa Teresa – Rio de Janeiro

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

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