Few leave Rio de Janeiro without a wild story or a night in Lapa, because more often than not they are one in the same. The white arches of Lapa stand proud and elegant during the day, with a trolly that traces back and forth along the top. They are an icon, a flashbulb of Portuguese imperialism, and…

So folks, why travel? I have a reason. My relationship to travel began before I could mutter my first words. I was born in Cannes, France to a Brazilian mother and an American father, whom at the time were spending the year there. I was on my first airplane when I was merely a few…

Hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro isn’t only for the adrenaline seekers. It’s for the nervous train wrecks as well. Let me explain. Years back before I moved to Rio de Janeiro, I came here for the first time on a visit. During that first trip, I, along with my brothers and co-founders of Jinga…

It’s a contagious happiness and love for life that intoxicates the city. It’s a sunset so beautiful, people in Ipanema everyday sit on Arpoador rock and applaud its fading rays. It’s Rio de Janeiro, a city that wasn’t designed for passing through. In Rio, you don’t turn a corner before you feel it.  In street…

With a stretch and a yawn, you look at your phone and see a 15 percent chance of rain in Rio de Janeiro. Friday nights are hard to say no to, but somehow you did it. You stuck to your guns and made the last beer early to pull yourself away and awake well rested…

So why does Jinga Experience prefer multiple day tours? Short answer: A typical single day tour stinks. Long answer: You’re packed in a coach bus surrounded with sunburned tourists; you know, the kind that wear socks AND sandals. You try and catch glimpses of the local way of life as a guide makes corny jokes over a microphone…

What is the Jinga Experience  –  About Experience Travel  FIRST THINGS FIRST, Jinga isn’t here to take you on standard tours. Don’t get me wrong, the Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the 7 wonders of the world, and the famous gondola up the Sugar Loaf Mountain are certainly places worth visiting. The pictures you take…

The city of Rio de Janeiro is not the only reason visitors travel from all over the world to go to Rio. Outside the city has some of the most spectacular landscape and colonials cities in the entire country of Brazil. It varies from fantastic beach towns, to charming colonial towns with neighboring waterfalls, to a mountain…

Rio de Janeiro is much more than Copacabana and Ipanema. It is home to incredibly diverse and interesting neighborhoods that can satisfy various different tourism itches. Here are some of the best neighborhoods you may or may not have heard of:

This may sound a little dramatic but its true! “Soaring rock faces rise directly from the ocean floor hosting the most breathtaking views. Waterfalls descend lush mountainsides that abruptly collide with bustling streets. World-class beaches line the coast, ranging from the umbrella filled, super energized, Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, to the deserted white sands of Prainha,…

One minute you’re swaying in and out of people as cars and buses zoom by, the next minute you’re surrounded by lush rainforest with nothing but the sounds of wildlife echoing around you! Rio de Janeiro has the most spectacular hikes right within its city limits (and beyond). The views at the top are outmatched…