Rio Summer Games Need to Know

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Copacabana Palace one of the top hotels in Rio.

New metro lines are being built for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio and considered to be very safe.

Samba is a lively, fast and rhythmical dance of Brazilians, since its inception. A must-try.

The Girl from Ipanema song. It was a worldwide hit in the mid-1960s.

The marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro is even beautiful at night time.

Bossa nova is a genre of Brazilian music. A lyrical fusion of samba and jazz.

Leblon shopping is a great destination for shopping in Rio. Barra Shopping (in Barra de Tijuca) is the largest mall in Latin America with 700 stores.

Brazil women’s national volleyball team is ranked second in the FIVB World Rankings in 2015. A must-see Olympic event.

Brazilian beef is some of the best in the world. You won’t be disappointed.

The Caipirinha is the mojito’s Brazilian cousin. Another must-try.

Jardim Botânic is a popular tourist destination. Pharrell and Snoop Dog shot the Beautiful music video here.

Copacabana beach is home to many 2016 Olympic Game competitions, beach volleyball for one. It's sure to be full of activity in people.

The opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games will take place on the evening of Friday 5, August in the Maracanã Stadium, Rio.

Rio is famous for its beaches and weekends full of cool people.

Santa Teresa, Rio is famous for its winding narrow streets. Popular for artist and tourist.

During the Olympics there will be many parties and events. So check back with us for updates on the best of Rio nightlife.

Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro. The statue has also become a cultural icon of both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. The views are breathtaking. The most famous tour in Rio.

We highly recommend the Brazilian seafood combination.

Brazilians living in Rio are accustom to tourist and some do speak English and understand Spanish well. However, the majority of Brazilians speak Portuguese. Brazilians will try to communicate with you. Learn some basic Portuguese before you arrive.

The World Cup in Brazil in 2014 had heavy police presence and no major incidence. We do recommend taking precautions and use Uber or yellow taxis.

Lapa is located in the centre of Rio and is famous for its historical monuments and nightlife.

What more can we say about Carnival in Rio.

Botafogo is a really beautiful beachfront neighborhood in Rio, a must-see.

Take a Rio de Janeiro bike rental and visit Flamengo Park, Sugarloaf and Copacabana Beach.

ATM doors might be locked after a certain hour in some places and foreigners expect to pay a higher ATM fee.

Want to escape the Olympic stuff and take-in a skydiving adventure? Contact us to book the tours and adventures.

Visitors, we recommend contacting your existing wireless carrier before traveling to Brazil and securing an international rate plan. International roaming will be very expensive in Brazil.

The Lapa Steps, a tribute to the Brazilian people from Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón. Is a must-see.

The Brazilian currency is the Real. Check for daily currency conversion rates.

This type of power socket is used almost exclusively in Brazil. You need a travel adapter for the power sockets.

Museum of Contemporary Art in Rio. An architectural gem housing an impressive collection of contemporary artworks.

Brazilians are rated as some of the most beautiful and exotic people in the world.

Uber is now in Rio. Unable to pick-up at the airports, however, give Uber a try. Uber is less expensive than taxis in Brazil.

500,000 people are projected to visit Rio for the Summer Games in 2016. We highly recommend you book your accommodations as early as possible.

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