This iconic 98 foot tall monument on the summit of Corcovado Mountain overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro. It took nine years to build and was completed in 1931. Instead of having Christ carry a cross, the sculptor designed the outstretched arms to symbolize a cross. There are more than 6 million... Read More
The Institute for Biological Studies is a very popular place to visit because of its serpentarium which contains one of the world’s largest collections of exotic venomous snakes, lizards, spiders and scorpions. The Institute is located in a large park with three museums, several laboratories, a hosp... Read More
Rio de Janeiro is considered the Carnival capital and is registered in the Guiness Book of World Records as the biggest carnival in the world. Its first festival was celebrated in 1723. More than two million people a day are on the streets of Rio during Carnival to enjoy the fun and festivities. ... Read More
When you think of Rio, the first picture that comes to mind is a perfect stretch of beach with tanned Brazillians sunbathing and playing in the water in their bikinis, g-strings and speedos. This iconic stretch of beach is the perfect place to start your day. As the sun rises, enjoy morning yoga, ... Read More
One of the more unusual places to visit in Rio is a Bin Laden themed bar. This unique nightspot is sure to be a hit, thanks to its owner, Ceará Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes, who looks like the infamous terrorist.
The owner’s idea for the bar came about after 9/11, when Bin Laden became the most... Read More
If you want an incredible view of Rio, set out early in the morning to hike Sugarloaf Mountain, one of the most popular hikes that should only be attempted by the most adventurous of travelers. It holds the record for being the tallest mountain to border the sea. It towers over the bay at over 842... Read More