hard to portray Rio only with words... We would like to show you
some images, too. Explore in detail favorite
parts of the city
, like Ipanema
. Enjoy exciting sequences
of action shots, featuring the most popular beach
, and oversized posters
of Rio de Janeiro's postcards
. Join us on the celebrations
of New Year's
in Copacabana, and Carnival
at the Sambodrome
, or in
miss our latest additions. Enjoy a stroll along Rio de Janeiro's Botanical Garden, or
experience the typical food and cultural traditions of the Feira
do Nordeste. Visit the hills of Penedo and Parque
do Itatiaia, Brazil's first National Park a couple of hours
away from the city. Our next Off-Rio suggestion is Paraty,
a preserved historical town and a diver's paradise with hundreds
of islands to choose from.
Pictours of Rio is illustrated with hundreds of
original photos. To give you an idea of quantity, the last time
we counted there were over 500
images of Carnival alone! To give you an idea of quality, we
have photos on display in two U.S. museums, and a number of
international publications. Be our guest, and pick your pictour!
||If you're looking for action, this is where you
start. Enjoy beach sports in Rio's favorite setting - Ipanema
Beach! Start on the sand, and
choose from beach
soccer to volleyball, beach tennis,
volleyball. Go on to the sea
for great surfing, skimboarding or
bodyboarding, bodysurfing, or
Joggers, cyclers and skaters rule on the bicycle
lane, and along the beach
on Sundays. This is the right
day to watch an exciting roda de capoeira!
And when you get tired from all the activities, grab a cold drink, and go
people watching at Cap
||Rio de Janeiro's Princess of the Sea, Copacabana
certainly has something for everyone. You will find everything from
building to strip
clubs, from posh hotels
along the beach to sex hotels
that you pay by the hour, from millionaires living in mansions, to working
class families sharing tiny studios.
Add a gorgeous
beach where everybody gets
together, a main street where you can buy everything you can think of, and
you will start to appreciate some of its charm. It will become a permanent
love affair when you find about the New
Year's festivities, that
attract 2 million people from all over the world! Use the clickable
map for orientation.
||You've already mastered two of Rio's favorite
neighborhoods, Ipanema and Copacabana.
Now it's time to expand your horizons. Let us introduce you to Ipanema's
next door neighbors: Arpoador, Leblon and Lagoa.
Another part of the city you cannot miss is Downtown,
Rio de Janeiro's historical Centro.
Find more details about each area with Citytours
& Clickable Street Maps.
Our next spotlight is on Rio's major events. New
Year's Eve is when 2 million
people get together at Copacabana Beach to celebrate. Proceed to Carnival,
show on earth. Learn about the
action, and have a few laughs
with the hilarious Drags