October 24, 2011

New Year’s in Brazil – festivities and traditions

by Megan

Every year, millions of people gather at one of the world’s most famous destinations to celebrate New Year’s Eve – Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. Peak summer time – Brazil is the perfect destination for an all night beach party! There isn’t a single aspect of that will disappoint; the city is alive with music, dancing, and 16 uninterrupted minutes fireworks that dazzle the skies.

While the nightlife is the highlight of the festivities, it’s not the whole story. The New Year is also a time of renewal and cleansing in Brazilian culture. New Year’s celebrations are mixed with traditions of African and Indian descent – blending one of the world’s biggest parties with a historically and culturally rich experience. For example, it’s tradition to dress in all white – a color that symbolizes good luck and peace for the future. After midnight, people run into the water, jump seven waves and throw white flowers into the sea – an offering to Yemanjá (goddess of the ocean) in the hopes that she will grant their wishes for the coming year.

It’s a pretty amazing way to ring in the New Year. Check out AIB’s Unforgettable Rio tour and start planning your trip!


 


October 13, 2011

AIB featured in Fotoloco

by Rodrigo

Last week I was interviewed by Bo Bissed from the Fotoloco blog – it’s a great article called “Show Your Wild Side: Adventures in Brazil”. They are experts in find adventures all over the world, using Flickr photos to meet people and find places to share with their audiences. Click on the picture below to read the full interview.  Obrigado Fotoloco!

Interview from Fotoloco

 


October 11, 2011

The Amazon Jungle Experience!

by Megan

Experience a four-day riverboat cruise in the Amazon with Adventures in Brazil! The Amazon Rainforest (in Portuguese, Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia), also known as Amazonia or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America. It’s a dense jungle that is teeming with wildlife – a rich and complex home to the world’s highest level of biodiversity. The Amazon River is the life force of the rainforest – providing food and water to sustain all life forms in the jungle. AIB tours that include this destination: Amazon Explorer