Brazilians have a phrase to describe the most beautiful, amazing things in the world – Lindo maravilhoso! Which sounds just about right considering the natural wonders and the festive traditions this country hosts. With the upcoming 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has recently been in the spotlight. Even if you will not be attending the Olympics, this South American gem has a lot to offer for the avid traveler. From sunny beaches to the affectionate culture, check out our five reasons to visit Brazil:
Carnival in Rio de Janeiro 2015 falls between Friday, February 13th and Wednesday, February 18th and is an unforgettable event you have to experience at least once in your lifetime. This world-famous festival is considered THE biggest carnival in the world and consists of parades, street parties and balls, with over two million people per day filling the streets of Rio in a celebration of dancing and music. Picture you and your friends partying for five days straight amid crowds of locals and tourists alike, all looking to have a great time! (more…)
We know that not everyone is itching to see the well-known landmarks, but would rather seek out the less-than-typical spots. We’ve gathered a list of our favorite hidden gems throughout Central & South America. After you check out these places, we know you’ll have a tough time deciding which to visit first. (more…)
When some people go on vacation, all they want to do is sit around and relax. If this ISN’T you, then South America just might be the perfect place for your next trip. Check out my top five destinations for adventure travel in South America and get ready to make unforgettable memories!
1. Rio de Janeiro
Rio has certainly been a popular destination recently. This past year, Rio de Janeiro hosted the 2013 World Youth Day and this upcoming summer they will be hosting many FIFA World Cup games, including the final! In 2016, this destination will also be the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics. But the excitement doesn’t end there, with beautiful landscape, laidback beach culture, and of course, Carnival, Rio de Janeiro has landed itself as our number one destination for 2014! Experience a guided adventure through Rio de Janeiro with our tours! (more…)
Imagine yourself stretched out on a beautiful beach somewhere, a cold drink in one hand and a good book in the other. The sun is shining, the ocean breeze is blowing, and the people are splashing and laughing. Life is good. If this sounds like your #happyplace, then look no further: lather on that SPF 30 sunscreen and grab your swimsuit and sunglasses, because here are some of the best waterfront destinations around the world.
Many travel to South America to find their #happyplace. For some, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the peaks of Machu Picchu. For others, it’s a trip home to mother’s cooking. You can learn the dance of love in Argentina or party hard in Brazil, known for the celebration of Carnival and bikini-filled beaches. You can visit ancient cities in Peru or experience modern development in Brazil. And don’t forget to eat! The local cuisine varies by country, region, and even city, so be sure to eat local and experience it all! (more…)