Rio de Janerio is not just a sizzling, seductive beauty, it’s also a convenient launching point for a number of other exciting destinations in South America. Just look at some of the places you can visit from Rio (or São Paulo, for that matter) in just a flight of five hours or less.
by Michaela Trimble
Rio de Janeiro rightfully wears the title of cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city), as it’s the epicenter of Brazilian culture and soul. Part city, part sprawling jungle, Rio is a maze of spiraling hills, each containing a different neighborhood with its own distinct charm. With a direct flight on TAM Airlines from the US, you are transplanted into a tropical paradise, where samba, caipirinhas and acai are king in mere hours. Here’s how you can experience Rio de Janeiro in just three short days.
Photo: Alobos Life
As the fifth largest country in the world, understandably Brazil’s mega size comes with mega adventures. There are rugged mountains, fertile wetlands, brilliant beaches, and of course, the mysterious Amazon to explore. Surrounded by endless biodiversity on both land and sea, this enchanting South American country is ideally suited for all kinds of adventure travel. If you’re feeling up for it, ixnay the resort this year and get ready for the trip of a lifetime with one (or all) of these epic experiences to try.