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Rio de Janeiro, The First Urban and Cultural Landscape World Heritage

01/02/2017 | Brazil in the News

The City of Rio de Janeiro received the title of the First Urban and Cultural Landscape declared World Heritage. The prize was awarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (Unesco). In addition to being considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the city of Rio de Janeiro now boasts the unprecedented title of Urban Cultural Landscape, based on the relationship between the city urban side and nature. Source: BrazilGovNews and UNESCO

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Gran Meliá Nacional Hotel Rio de Janeiro

01/02/2017 | Product Highlight

TIMELESS, AVANTE-GARDE LUXURY IN RIO DE JANEIRO In front of Sao Conrado Beach in Rio de Janeiro, the 34-floors building designed by Oscar Niemeyer, cylindrical and glassed format, brings to Brazil all the luxury, glamour and elegance of the brand Gran Meliá. The hotel’s magnificent facilities have now been renovated to provide 413 rooms, including one presidential suite and 65 suites, two restaurants and three modern bars in the lobby and a spectacular 360-degree view of Rio de Janeiro and São Conrado Beach. Book now and guarantee opening rate...

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Golden Lion Tamarin Primate Warching Progam

10/13/2016 | Product Highlight

In the nearby hills, away from the bustle of Rio de Janeiro, high-pitched whistles pierce the air. Small islands of forest grow in an ocean of pasture land. Up in the trees a brilliant orange-gold flash leaps from one branch to another. Trapped in a narrow strip of forest alongside the interstate highway, the calls of the Golden Lion Tamarin can be heard - the last few hundred on earth. There are 3200 now in the wild, but this is poetic license. This program is doing just that for the Golden Lion Tamarins. Against all odds, the project set out...

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Western Brazil's Wetland Wonders

10/03/2016 | Brazil in the News

Western Brazil is home to the largest floodplain in the world. In April 2016, adventure tour operators and media became Pantaneiros (local cowboys) and learned all about the culture and landscape that defines the Pantanal and Bonito regions. AdventureWeek Brazil was a special opportunity for participants to get to know the diverse ecosystems of these regions by river boat, horseback and hiking and to get a closer look at an amazing variety of birds and fish and meet the locals — alligators, capybaras, anteaters and jaguars. AdventureWeek Brazi...

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New Downtown Walking Tour Mixes Rio's Historic and Modern Attractions

08/25/2016 | Product Highlight, Destination Updates

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games has left the city with “ Saudades ” a nostalgic longing of the great international visitors and the Olympic spirit. The Rio 2016 Games also left a legacy of new public transportation, such as extensions to the modern metro system and a new above ground light rail train in the downtown area. Another legacy was the complete renovation of Rio’s port area. During the Olympic Games, this new strip was visited by millions of spectators, hosting broadcasts of the games, music concerts and most importantly the Olympic Flame....

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Rio 2016 legacy: Brazil expecting post-Games tourism boost as Olympic visitors give seal of approval

08/22/2016 | Brazil in the News

Posted By Rio 2016 by 21/08/2016 at 19H40 83.1 percent of foreign tourists and 98.7 per cent of Brazilians said their experience of Rio either met or exceeded their expectations. Billions of viewers around the world watched the Rio 2016 Games and would have seen just how beautiful the Cidade Maravilhosa is. During the Olympic events, broadcasters captured Rio de Janeiros iconic landscape, from Corcovado to Sugarloaf mountain, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and the citys famous coastline. Rio, a city that has always been considered one of the mo...

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Exploring the Pantanal

08/08/2016 | Brazil in the News

Postes August 08, 2016 on TRAVEL WEEKLY by Mark Edward Harris The soft pitter-patter cadence of the engines on Joice Pesca s 12-cabin Kayama VIP perfectly matched the rhythm of our surroundings as we sailed down the Paraguay River from Corumba, Brazil, through the Pantanal, the worlds largest tropical wetland. This World Heritage site is formed by 175 rivers and is home to approximately 720 species of birds, 89 kinds of mammals, 230 varieties of fish, 52 types of reptiles and equally diverse flora. After a mesmerizing Pantanal sunset, a world-...

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Pantanal Mutum Expeditions - Jaguar Cruise

08/08/2016 | Promotions

Pantanal Mutum Expedition – Jaguar Cruise An exciting new river cruise product has just been launched in the Northern Pantantal. The owners of Pousada Rio Mutum have build a new River Boat that will operated in the Porto Jofre Region of the Northern Pantanal. This region is famous for the high probability to see Jaguars in the wild between the months of July and October, the dry season in the part of the Pantanal. Check out the details below: 2017 SEASON: JULY 2017 to 12 NOVEMBER 2017 03 NIGHT PROGRAM - Sunday to Wednesday / Fixed departures 0...

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Brazil's Best Kept Secret: The Pantanal

06/10/2016 | Brazil in the News

The Amazon rain forest may get all the attention, but when it comes to wildlife, South Americas biggest biodiversity star is the Pantanal.

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