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Falling in love with Rio is very easy, and we will be happy to show you why.  There's a wealth of information here, with hundreds of pages, photos, tips and details about virtually everything of interest to anyone coming to Rio de Janeiro. To help you find your way around, pages have a sidebar on the left, with links to main features.  The spin-toon on top gives access to this hospitality center, with itemized links to main pages of each section, and you can proceed from there.  Now let's start from the very beginning...

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Cartoon by Ziraldo. All rights reserved | Todos os direitos reservados Virtual City Tours and Clickable Maps is a good second step for you to take. The All About Series has in-depth insider's reviews of favorite parts of Rio like Ipanema, Copacabana, and Downtown, with historical highlights, attractions, photos, and clickable maps.

Special Interest Tours take you to historical churches, museums, beaches, parks, and sights.  Find your way around with clickable city and street maps of each area, including detailed maps of the historical center, and South Side neighborhoods.


Pictorial Tours around Rio de Janeiro features hundreds of original photos, together with tips, insights, and local gossip. You may explore in detail areas like Ipanema, Copacabana, Downtown, Arpoador, special places including the beaches, parks and traditional markets. Stop and watch the children play, the dogs parade, favorite sports like surfing, capoeira, and foot-volleyball

Events like New Year's Eve Carnival have dozens of pages with special themes. Go on to Off-Rio destinations like Paraty and Penedo.


Before you check in, check out All About Hotels. Clickable maps of hotels and flats, photos and insider's reviews. Choose the area and property that best suits your needs.  Ipanema and Leblon, Copacabana and Leme , Flamengo, Glória, Downtown, Barra and São Conrado... we left no stone unturned.

You may also explore hotels by price range and choose from economy to budget to business and luxury properties in the best parts of town. From all pages you have quick access to our free booking service.


Everything you wanted to know about cafes, restaurants and eateries in Rio. Information about tipping, behavior, and restaurant etiquette.

You may choose venues by cuisine, area, or price range. Categories include Budget, Vegetarian, Brazilian, International, French, Italian, European, Seafood, Steakhouses, Snacks and Desserts, and others.


Our guide to entertainment and nightlife. Topics include movies, theater and musicals, bars and cafés, dance clubs and circuit parties, shows and live music, samba and ballroom dance, even TV and cable.

Rio Singles' Guide has tips about erotic shows, and Rio Gay Guide features options for alternative lifestyles.


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Now that you have all this information, let us help you put it together the fun way. Our travel planner has suggestions for each day of the week, (including rainy days).

There are activities for nature lovers, adventure seekers, travelers with children, the sports-oriented , senior citizens, culture buffs, and other groups with special interests.


Award-winning guide to Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.  Sections include Samba Parade, Sambodrome, Street Carnival, Banda de Ipanema, Carnival Balls, Funny but True Stories, Carnival 2014 Planner and Rio Carnival History, plus Carnival dates until the year of 2015.

Pictours of Carnival features hundreds of original photos featuring the Samba Parade, Backstage Concentration, and the hilarious Drags from Ipanema. Travel services include hotel packages, and tickets to the Samba Parade.


Take advantage of a host of travel services offered online. Prepayable Carnival and New Year's lodging packages, car rental,  and guided city tours, including adventure, exotic and Off-Rio options.

Discounted air and land tours from Rio to the most popular destinations in Brazil are also available, with prices previously available to the domestic market only. Your requests are handled by experienced travel professionals, you get answered within 24 hours on weekdays.

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