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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Covering the Southern Rio State and also part of Minas Gerais, the National Park of Itatiaia, the first to be founded in Brazil, is an important landmark for the country’s...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Inaugurated in February this year, the Transcarioca is the largest Latin American trail inside an urban area. Crossing Rio de Janeiro through the Atlantic Forest, the 180-kilometer path has been...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Only five kilometers away from each other, Lumiar and São Pedro da Serra are two small districts situated in Nova Friburgo, municipality in Serra do Mar's mountain range, in the...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Between Rio and São Paulo lies Penedo, the only Finnish settlement in Brazil. Situated in the Mantiqueira's mountain range, in the south of Rio's State, the charming district attracts several...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in April shows that from a list of 136 countries, Brazil appears first in potential natural resources, and a large part of...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A group of about twenty tourists were assaulted while hiking along a trail in the forest of Tijuca National Park yesterday afternoon (Sunday, January 8th). According to the PM (Polícia...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Cidade Maravilhosa has captured the hearts and minds of travelers for decades, and now that the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics have passed successfully, the city looks forward...
By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Parque Estadual dos Três Picos (PETP, or the State Park of the Three Peaks) in Rio de Janeiro's Região Serrana has been preparing for this four-day holiday weekend of...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new tour agency, Chapada Brasil Tours, has launched offering trips to the chapadas of Brazil. A "chapada" technically translates to a plateau found in the Brazilian highlands, but...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The favela communities of Cantagalo and Pavão-Pavãozinho have restored a hiking trail along their hills in order to boost ecotourism in the communities. The peak of the trail lies...
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