Rio is a large city with more than six million inhabitants and blessed with many natural wonders, enchanting the visitor quickly. During the last years, two major sporting events took place in this city: the Soccer World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016 which brought a huge influx of tourists into Rio de Janeiro.
Social differences in Brazil are still huge, but the situation in the slums (favelas), which are now referred to as “poor communities”, has improved a lot. A few years ago, the government launched a number of projects in order to help the favelas. Their implementation and compliance are now controlled by the police. Social projects have been installed and there even is the opportunity for interested tourists to participate in them and experience their progress while visiting the “poor communities” safely.
In recent months, the world was able to observe several demonstrations throughout Brazil on television. Since we live in a democratic country, Brazilians went to the streets in order to peacefully demand their rights. Tourism has grown enormously and the tourists are welcome in our city. The “Carioca” loves to serve people from other cultures and nationalities and to communicate with them. The exchange with these other cultures had a very positive impact on our country. Rio de Janeiro is one of the most beautiful cities in the world – we are looking forward to your visit.