Rio de Janeiro or River of January in English was the capital of the Portuguese empire and of the country up until 1960. Nicknamed A Cidade Maravilhosa – “The Marvelous City” is world renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and location, nestled between steep, green mountains and crystal clear seas. Rio is one of the most important cultural and economical cities in Brazil and features some of country’s most famous attractions such as the Păo de Açúcar, the Corcovado, and Copacabana and Ipanema beach. The city is full of energy and Cariocas, the locals of Rio, are known for their care free spirit and charm. Whether you are looking to experience Carnaval, relax in a natural environment, or enjoy all the luxuries of a cosmopolitan city, Rio de Janeiro has it all!
Buzios, located 105 miles from Rio de Janeiro a short, pleasant 2-hour trip will take you to the peninsula of Búzios, which is home to more than 20 magnificent beaches with crystal-clear waters which are complemented in perfect harmony with the sculptured landscape and exotic vegetation. Originally settled by European pirates and slave traders, this historically diverse city enjoyed periods of prosperity and emerged as one of Brazil’s most picturesque fishing villages. Buzios was elected one of the 10 most beautiful areas in the world and is famed for its unique combination of rustic charm, distinctive archictecure, incredible allure, and sophisticated restaurants and boutiques. Every year thousands of visitors come from all corners of the world to savour the city’s magic.