Tailor Made Rio de Janeiro Tours

Vibrant, tropical, and cutting edge, Rio de Janeiro is one of South America’s brightest gems. Surrounded by lush mountains and ringed by powder white beaches, Rio’s natural setting can’t be beat. Add this to the city’s vibrant party culture and you have one of the most alluring destinations on the planet. These South America tour packages all include a Rio de Janeiro tour.

6 Day Rio & Iguazu Falls Tour

3 nights in Rio de Janeiro, 2 nights in Iguazu

During this brief Brazil tour, you’ll see the sights in Rio de Janeiro and then head south to Iguazu Falls to admire the waterfalls from both sides of the border.

8 Day Rio & Buenos Aires Tour

3 nights in Rio de Janeiro, 1 night in Iguazu, 3 nights in Buenos Aires

Discover the delights of two of South America’s most vibrant cities: Buenos Aires & Rio de Janeiro. This South America vacation packages connects the two cities with a stop at the majestic Iguazu Falls.

12 Day South America Highlights Tour

1 night in Lima, 2 nights in Cuzco, 1 night in Machu Picchu town, 3 nights in Buenos Aires, 1 night in Iguazu, 3 nights in Rio de Janeiro

Hit the highlights during this South America tour featuring 3 New Wonders of the World: Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, Iguazu Falls in Argentina, and Machu Picchu in Peru. You’ll also visit Cuzco and Buenos Aires.

How to Visit Rio de Janeiro

Probably the most photogenic City in South America, Rio de Janeiro has been a haven for artists, explorers and of recent jet setting businessmen and international tourists. The unique fabric of this fabled city is constantly evolving and surprises await those exploring its iconic beaches and well-trodden landmarks. Take in the greatest of what this city has to offer, staying at some of the best properties and navigating with your personal guide to key sights.

Brazilian Dance

This important Brazilian dance has its roots in the West African slave trade and has become one of the most important cultural expressions of the country. Its apex is during Carnival when large dance troupes of some of the most elaborately designed costumes imaginable, dance on just as equally impressive floats, competing in front of thousands of people. You can also find Samba being enjoyed at a cafe on the beach with drink in hand, grooving to local samba players.

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Dance the night away in Rio, Buenos Aires and Cusco

Dance the night away in Rio, Buenos Aires and Cusco

Everywhere you go in South America – from the steaming Andes to the towering Andes; bustling metropolises to tiny villages – you’ll hear music playing. And when there’s music, dancing is sure to follow. Read on to find out more about three of South America’s best dance destinations: Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Cusco.
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The Cidade Maravilhosa in glorious HD

The Cidade Maravilhosa in glorious HD

Making a stop-motion film that does Rio justice is no mean feat, but these guys have done it with knobs on! Brazil is going through a difficult time at the moment. The move to impeach president Dilma Rousseff is making international headlines; the economy is suffering a prolonged slump and there's doubt as to whether some of the infrastructure required to host the Olympic Games will be ready on time. But the fact remains that on August 5 2016 the eyes of the world will turn to Rio de Janeiro, the Cidade Maravilhosa or Marvelous City. The only way to truly experience Rio is to visit for yourself. But this incredible video from Brazilian film-making collective MOOV is the next best thing. Watch, enjoy and start making travel plans... Time of Rio - Copyright MOOV Films, 2013
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The 5 best views in South America

The 5 best views in South America

South America is a beautiful, varied and rugged continent which tugs at emotions and heartstrings like no other. Its landmass encompasses beaches, jungles, pampas and glaciers and its people live in everything from skyscrapers to adobe huts. There’s a Kodak moment around every corner in South America, so picking the 5 best views on the continent is sure to polarise opinion and elicit debate. We’re serious about South America and we know you are too, so here goes! Comments welcome… Pao de Acucar, Brazil Picture: Mark Goble We always knew at least one Rio de Janeiro view would make it onto this list, and we had a tricky time choosing between Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) and Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf). The Sugarloaf is one of several granite monoliths which sprouts from the coastline of this iconic city, but it is definitely the most instantly recognisable. Its name was coined in the 16th century due to the mountain’s resemblance to the conical moulds sugar was pressed into …
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