Brazil State of Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

A Brazilian coastal state famous for its iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, Copacabana, and the vibrant Carnival festival.

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Carnival Dates: February 25, 2022 to March 5, 2022 Carnival in Rio de Janeiro may be the mother of all Carnivals around the world. This seemingly endless festival is truly one of the people, where all social convention is dropped and the entire city stops to party for seven (or more) lost days. Many in Rio live for Carnival, practicing year-round to dance with their Samba school in the highly competitive Samba Parade, which is something akin to the Superbowl of carnival. These Samba schools began appearing in the 1920’s, but they were too expensive for everyone to take part, so in the 1930’s Carnival took to the streets. Neighborhoods  and groups joined together to create their own elaborate street parades called blocos, which unlike the samba parade, were free of charge. Thus, Carnaval da Rua, or Carnival in the Streets, was born. Today, these street parties continue on in all their splendor and excess, with some of the most popular starting at 5am, snaking through the city streets and then taking over a public square before disappearing hours later, as revelers head on to the next bloco. Rio carnival is carnival at its truest, where social norms disintegrate and “real life” is at most a distant memory.

marisamegan 2 years ago

White sandy beaches, mountains, and gorgeous architecture- Rio is the sunny paradise metropolitan oasis you have been waiting for. The beating cultural heart and soul of Brazil, Rio has long been considered a dream destination, for its idyllic climate and gorgeous natural surroundings. Visit during Carnival season, easily one of the most iconic experiences you can have on the planet, and dance the night away with endless festivities, music, and electric energy. Whether you are looking to party, or just explore breathtaking landscapes- Rio needs to be on your 2022 bucket list.

seeker 2 years ago

Rio de Janeiro, nestled in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a city filled with charm and wonder. It is home to several World Heritage Sites that showcase the country's rich history and culture, including the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer, the stunning landscape of the Tijuca National Park, and the beautiful historic center of Rio de Janeiro. Visitors can immerse themselves in the city's vibrant atmosphere, explore its eclectic neighborhoods, sample its delicious cuisine, and experience its lively music and dance scene.

seeker 1 year ago

Rio de Janeiro in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is an ideal Spring Break destination for those seeking to avoid crowds. Offering a picturesque blend of sun, culture, and delicious cuisine, this vibrant city is packed with exciting activities and attractions that will keep visitors entertained throughout their stay. From exploring the historic neighborhoods to relaxing on the scenic beaches, Rio de Janeiro is a great choice for a laid-back, yet memorable Spring Break vacation.

seeker 1 year ago

The 2016 Summer Olympics took place in the sparkling, vibrant city of Rio, Brazil. With gentle sunshine overlooking the athletes, stunning beach-side venues, loud festivities, and a mysteriously green pool (?)- this Olympics had it all. With all the electricity and love in the air that you would expect from such a welcoming and celebratory destination- Rio reigned it in with one of the most spectacular, party-central Olympics to date.

seeker 3 years ago

Rio de Janeiro, nestled in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a vibrant city that perfectly blends stunning beaches, towering mountains, and iconic landmarks such as Christ the Redeemer statue. Visitors can immerse themselves in the city's rich culture by exploring its lively neighborhoods or indulge in its exhilarating nightlife scene. As one of Forbes' Top 50 destinations in travel, Rio de Janeiro delivers a memorable vacation experience.

seeker 1 year ago

The second biggest party in Rio, rival only to the famed Carnival (and coming in close at that), New Years' celebration means taking to the streets with music, dancing, cheer, street food, and escape. Embrace the magic and culture of Brazil as you let go of any old worries from years past to enter a new age of partying.

seeker 2 years ago

Rio de Janeiro is one of Brazil's most popular cities, located in the State of Rio de Janeiro. The city is known for its breathtaking beaches including Copacabana and Ipanema, as well as its iconic landmark, Christ the Redeemer. Visitors can enjoy lively nightlife, samba music, and a rich cultural heritage in this vibrant metropolis.

seeker 1 year ago

- Rio by Duran Duran

laura_comin 3 years ago

Rio de Janeiro Guides

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    We have put together this list of the *brand new* 2021 UNESCO World Heritage list destinations across the globe, from ancient temples to elevated pottery towns. These unique sites around the world are famous for their significant history and importance to local culture. Whether you seek to uncover rare biodiversity amongst the tropical Islands of Japan, tour dynamic landscape gardens in Brazil, or discover ancient astronomical sites- these are some of the most cutting edge cultural heritage sites across the globe that made the cut for UNESCO just this year.
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  • New York Times' 52 Places

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    Leave it to The New York Times to curate such a lengthy list of life-changing locations for their iconic 52 Places list. These unique travel destinations across the world were selected by pros for being breathtakingly beautiful and providing awe-inspiring experiences. From the towering ancient pyramids of Egypt to the neon bustling metropolis of Tokyo, there is a lot of vacation inspo for your next big adventure.
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  • My Wanderlust Wishlist

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    My spin on a travel bucketlist! From visiting Vanuatu to attending all 4 tennis Grand Slams, these are the places and unique experiences I'd love to see during my travels.
  • List of National Parks in South America

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    Throughout the expansive and diverse continent of South America, there are endless amounts of national parks packed full of breathtaking views and gorgeous landscapes to experience. We have put together a list of *all* the national parks throughout South America, and if you are seeking sunny adventures this summer- take a look.
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  • The Most Famous Landmarks Around the World

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    These monumental locations have maintained their status as bucket list-worthy travel destinations. Whether it's the iconic Hollywood sign that transports you into a movie or the mysterious structure of Stonehenge that has puzzled historians for centuries, these landmarks are distinguished in how they have influenced culture across the globe. Inspiring natural wonders, conspiracy-inducing formations, and outright stunning achievements of humanity: enjoy our seeker-approved list of the world's most famous landmarks..
  • Bucket List

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  • Cities To Visit In 2022

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    Hello, 2022! From established tourist destinations to cities on the verge of stardom in the digital nomad scene, these destinations are glittering and sparkling fresh for some new adventures. Experience an authentic St. Patty's day in Dublin, or head south for an authentic taste of Cinco de Mayo in Puebla, Mexico (or both!). Whether you are seeking an international city or a beachside paradise for your next big vacation, we promise you won't want to miss this list. Bon Voyage!
  • Party Cities For An Unforgettable NYE

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    So we are daydreaming about all the crazy and electrifying parties taking place all over the planet on New Year's eve, and we just *had* to put a little list together for any party animals looking for an unforgettable start to the new year. From Las Vegas to Berlin, whether you seek underground clubbing or flashy parties- these destinations have everything you could ask for, *and more*. So let's start this year on the right foot, and spend our last night dancing away worries of yesteryear. Cheers!
  • Last 10 Cities That Hosted The Summer Olympics

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    We took a little trip down memory lane and *virtually* visited the 10 most recent Summer Olympic Games host cities. Check out how each city celebrated the occasion, and consider adding these exciting destinations to your bucket list. The Olympics have long been an international celebration dedicated to promoting travel and connection between countries far and wide, and with the current games underway, get in the spirit and let's take a look at these iconic, historical destinations.
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    I love music. I listen to it every moment I can, so I decided to make a list about Places mentioned in songs. YOU are more than welcome to help out with this list, since there are a lot of songs out there! ♥️
  • Spring Break Destinations Without the Crowds

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    Not everyone wants the super-packed spring break experience that is typically advertised- especially in recent times. Having a chance to unwind in beautiful weather amongst inspiring locations while not seeing many people sounds like a dream come true to many. This list encompasses sandy beaches and wintery mountains, perfect for whatever escape you seek to enjoy your spring break to its fullest. Enjoy this selection of spring break destinations picked to safely avoid crowds
  • Forbes' Top 50 in Travel

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    Across all continents, Forbes has selected their pick for the top 50 travel destinations. Explore the gorgeous hues of Jaipur or the bustling neon glow of Seoul, relax beachside after partying all night in Ibiza or try on eclectic Harajuku fashion in Tokyo. Across our planet there is so much to see and discover, so come on seekers as we explore this awe-inspiring list of destinations.
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Rio de Janeiro Articles

  • 10 Best Carnival Celebrations Around the World 2023

    Are you ready to let loose, dance in the streets, and immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and cultures of carnival celebrations around the world? With so many festivities to choose from, it can be tough to decide which one to attend. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll take a look at […]