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The Best of Rio: Tips From Our Summer Games Host Bruno Miguel

When you first meet Bruno Miguel, you can’t help but notice how happy the guy is, and we know that our Summer Games guests are going to love hanging out with him as much as we have. Bruno is from São Paulo but is very familiar with Rio from working on cruise ships that took guests to the city each month. Here’s what super friendly Bruno had to say about what he loves in and about the marvellous city:

BrunoWhat is your absolute favorite thing to do in Rio?

While everything there is to do in Rio is great, what I love most is the access to nature that visitors have in the city. You have the chance to see the city from many different angles and viewpoints, each of them unique. If you go cycling or jogging then you really get to experience this, and I love doing these activities first thing in the morning or at dusk.

What is the thing about Rio that you most like to share with visitors?

The panoramic view of Rio is amazing. When I worked on the cruise ship, I used to show visitors the great landscapes seen from the cruise. Sugarloaf, Christ the Redeemer and all those places that everybody visits are different when seen from offshore. A nice place to show them from the land is the view from Dona Marta viewpoint or a place called Chinese View, which is a wonderful location for watching the sunset.

When special events are happening in the city, I love to show visitors the atmosphere we have in Brazil, whether in Lapa (a neighborhood in Rio known for its rich history and vibrant nightlife) or a typical fair in São Cristóvão (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). This atmosphere will of course be there for the Summer Games.

Do you have a favorite restaurant in Rio?

I like Terra Brasilis, which is in Praia Vermelha and looks out over Sugarloaf Mountain. It serves typical Brazilian food, and both the food and views are incredible.

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Ready to explore Rio with us? We’ve got the perfect Summer Games packages for you and your family. From accommodations, flights, tickets, and superb excursions, we’ll take care of everything and make sure you have the absolute best time. 



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Roadtrips made our 4th Olympic games in London something really special. Unexpected upgrades were much appreciated. The Ritz, already our favorite London hotel, proved to be a magnificient Games platform. The customer-friendly Roadtrips staff, coupled with the impeccable service of the Hotel, made this an unforgettable experience. Where else could you watch a track & field final & then linger over dinner & dancing in the same evening at one of the world's truly outstanding hotel restaurants? Worth every sixpence!
— Ray Gildea, Summer Games