Travel to Rio De Jeneiro
Why travel to Rio for only the fantastic nightlife and the exotic experiences? Meet the natural side of Rio De Jeneiro, and explore the nearby Tijuca Rainforest!
Most of the year, in Rio, the climate is warm and humid with exceptions due to altitude, vegetation and closeness to the ocean. Occasionally temperatures can reach to a high of 40°C but mostly they hover around 30°C. Regions which are near the sea are somewhat cooler due to the ocean winds. Average annual rainfall varies from 1,200 to 2,800 mm. During the warm summer months, the evenings are much cooler due to heavy and rapid rains, making the temperature very nice. Rio also has many hills.
The Tijuca Rainforest
The Tijuca Rainforest is home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife, many threatened by extinction. Some species of animals include the Thin Spined Porcupine, which adapted to the rainforest by growing spines to protect against the predators of the rainforest. You may see the Golden Headed Lion Tamarin, using his hands much like ours, to climb the constantly growing canopies of the forest as the trees fight to reach the sunlight. Brazil Wood and Rosewood trees have thorns covering their branches, leaves, and fruit, to protect against many hungry animals. Termites decompose many of the dead trees in the area. Earthworms are very common as well.