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Looking for incredible and unforgettable adventures? South America will offer you Incan ruins, colonial towns, great nightlife and some of the world's best beaches. Hold on tight and get ready for the best adventure you have ever had! South America has natural wonders spread all over its territory, bone dry deserts, red rock canyons, volcanoes and sun kissed beaches with the best entertainment ever!
Cidade Maravilhosa, as it's known by the Brazilians, is the city of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest in the country and most famous in South America, a place of natural wonders, electric Carnival, extreme adventures, stunning nightlife, friendly people and strong culture. Rio de Janeiro is the Brazilian postcard.
The landscape is famous, and the harbour of the city is so outstanding, looking actually like the mouth of a river, that it became one of the Seven Natural Wonders. It is surrounded by other very famous geographic features, the Sugar Loaf, the Corcovado and the Tijuca Hills. On the top of the Corcovado, the Christ the Redeemer stands with its arms open, adorning it beautifully.
The beaches in Rio are also pretty amazing, some of them being oceanic, some in bay. They are clean, wide, with soft warm sand, and some of them offer many useful services such as free showers, bars, wet trails to walk on, clean toilets, and tents to rent. They are myth and culture, unique and mouth dropping, being even subject of poems and songs known all over the world. The Ipanema and Copacabana beaches are the most outstanding with long sand stripe and charming waters, not to talk about the locals that bring a whole particular atmosphere to them.
The Carnival in Rio is the most famous in the world, with an explosion of colours, beats, happiness and glitter. Every year the Schools of Samba parade along a big avenue, singing, dancing, playing and acting. It's a feast that includes every kind of people, from rich to poor, famous and unknown, all participating with their colourful costumes full of feathers.
For its importance and magnificence, Rio de Janeiro is going to host the 2016 Summer Olympics and some of the matches on the 2014 FIFA World Cup, so this is the hotspot! Rio will give you a trip to never forget!