• Royal Botanical Garden Rio de Janeiro

    Royal Botanical Garden Rio de JaneiroThe royal botanical garden is also known as Jardim Botanico and is located in the south zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This garden is over 200 years old. It is one of the most beautiful and best protected green areas in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

    The total area of botanical garden is 140 hectors and lies at the foot of the Corcovado Mountain. There are more than 7000 plants species. The garden has 134 palm lined avenue.

    Among the plants there are also orchids, bromeliads, cacti, huge bamboos and different types of carnivorous plants. The Rio de Janeiro botanical garden is largely green not exceedingly floral.  (more…)

  • Enjoy a Luxurious VIP Trip to the 2014 World Cup Soccer Event in Brazil

    Enjoy a Luxurious VIP Trip to the 2014 World Cup Soccer Event in BrazilWith the 2014 World Cup more than 20 months away and massive interest for the international event, Roadtrips has already vetted and secured the best travel arrangements for its guests:

    Premium hotel accommodations at the Copacabana Palace, Brazil’s most iconic property. The luxury sports travel specialist now unveils the ultimate getaway to the soccer competition, a unique 11-day experience that combines VIP access to the semifinals and final, first-class lodging, high-end transportation solutions, private tours of the city, and memorable explorations of the Amazon.

    The new package, part of Roadtrips’ Luxe Collection, includes the following exclusive components:  (more…)

  • “A Beautiful Horizone in Brazil” – Belo Horizonte

    Serra do Curral - Belo HorizonteBelo Horizonte is the capital of the state Minas Gerais in Brazil. “Beautiful Horizon” is the meaning of “Belo Horizonte”. This city is usually known as “BH” or “Beagá”. Belo Horizonte was created to replace the old capital (Ouro Preto). Belo Horizonte is one among those cities in Brazil, which were planned before their constructions. Infact it’s a city that was planned. In addition because of its neoclassic and modern day’s new features, Belo Horizonte could be known for its urban planning and for its buildings in Brazil.

    Visitors or tourists shouldn’t forget to visit the “Pampulha Center”. This is the site from the very initial revolutionary works associated with Oscar Niemeyer & Cândido Portinari, the well known architects of Brazil, also by the world famous landscaper Burle Marx and sculptor maker Ceschiatti. The chapel of São Francisco de Assis is also a nice place to visit. “The Yatch Club”, “the Art gallery of Belo Horizonte (Arts Museum)”, the memorial of Iemanjá, the Academy of Dance, Juscelino Kubitschek’s house, Zoo-Botanical Foundation, as well as the Mineirão and also Mineirinho stadiums, are the historical heritages of “Belo Horizonte”.  (more…)

  • How to use public transportation in Rio de Janeiro

    Urban traffic - streets of Rio de JaneiroFor any person that is travelling to a town by themselves, knowing how to get around is very important. Renting a car can be very expensive and not always you will have a guide to show you around. This article will cover some basics about the public transportation in Rio, what you should and what you should not do. As well as giving you some very important information on how they work.

    Bus

    The bus is the most used method of public transport in Rio. You should try to avoid taking the bus in the rush hour. If you need to take a bus during the rush hour, try choosing a bus line that doesn’t pass through the city center. The combination of a packed bus and the summer heat is not a pleasant experience, you should try to avoid it.  (more…)