Comet 2012 – Social Events

The Brazilian team has organized two exciting social events. On Monday, April 16th 2012, you can visit the famous Iguazú Falls.

Called “Foz do Iguaçu” in Portuguese, and “Cataratas del Iguazú” in Spanish, they lie on the Argentina – Brazil border and are a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Taller than Niagara Falls, twice as wide with 275 cascades spread in a horsehoe shape over nearly two miles of the Iguazu River, Iguazú Falls are the result of a volcanic eruption which left yet another large crack in the earth. During the rainy season of November – March, the rate of flow of water going over the falls may reach 450,000 cubic feet (12,750 cubic m) per second.

On Tuesday, April 16th 2012, you have the chance to see the famous city of Rio de Janeiro! Rio de Janeiro is the most visited city in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, and balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer (“Cristo Redentor”) atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cable car; the Sambódromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

You can find more information about our events in the event section!