Are you looking for some jungle adventure with caverns and waterfalls? The Trilha dos Primatas, hike of the primates in English, is a short and easy hike in Rio de Janeiro’s famous city jungle Parque Nacional da Tijuca, leading to a big rock with a small waterfall. This hike is the perfect choice if you want to escape the city heat and spend an afternoon in the refreshing cold of a jungle waterfall. Continue reading
Are you looking for a souvenir from Rio de Janeiro? Or for an original decoration for your home? The Hippie Market in Ipanema might just be THE place for you. Between many commercial stands there are some real gems to be found, literally as well as metaphorically. According to its website, the Hippie Market is the largest outdoor gallery of arts and crafts not just of Brazil but of the world! Continue reading
Have you ever heard of Roberto Burle Marx? No? But you do know Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro with its black and white mosaic of the promenade! The famous wavy pattern was designed by Roberto Burle Marx and is now found on t-shirts, beach towels and postcards. Find out more about this landscape arquitect and visit his late residence, the Sitio Burle Marx in Rio de Janeiro. If you’re tired of the typical sightseeing tours, check out this insider tip! Continue reading
Forte Duque de Caxias, better known as Forte do Leme.
If you are looking for a short and easy hike but want to get a stunning view, the Forte Duque de Caxias hike is the perfect hike for you. At Leme Beach (at the end of Copacabana Beach) there is a military base which is open to the public. From there you are able to walk up to the small hill called Morro do Leme , which means Leme Hill in English.
The Sugarloaf, or Pão de Açucar in Portuguese, is one of the world’s most famous attractions and a real highlight when doing sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro. Thousands of people take the cable car each day to visit this peak which is 396 meters above sea level. No wonder, as the view is dazzling and the ride in the cable car is quite an experience, too. Continue reading