Arquivos de Categoria: Our Rio

Marrying in Rio

From the world’s largest art deco sculpture, Christ the Redeemer, to the high peaks of Sugarloaf and Corcovado, this sprawling and vibrant city is quite a wonder from above. Its lavish theaters and museums, centuries-old monasteries, golden beaches and samba clubs mingle effortlessly, providing any Rio de Janeiro wedding both flare and drama. Nowhere is this […]

Meet the Cariocas!

According to linguists, the term Carioca, as locals call themselves, is not derived from the word Rio, as in carioca. It is actually a Tupi Indian term (kara’i oca), roughly meaning “white house”, or “house of whites”. That’s how they called the houses built by the Portuguese. For some reason, eventually the Portuguese started thinking […]

Bike Tour

Bicycle your way through Rio de Janeiro’s South Zone – Zona Sul – along easy, paved paths on this 3-hour morning tour with a friendly local guide. Starting in Flamengo Park, you’ll pass picturesque landscapes designed by Burle Marx, see multiple monuments and stop at world-famous beaches in this amazing city built over Guanabara Bay. […]