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Highlights of Brazil: Culture, History, Nature, and More!

Highlights of Brazil: Culture, History, Nature, and More!

Famous for being home to one of the world’s top football teams, the Rio de Janeiro Carnival and the remarkable Iguazu Falls, Brazil is an exciting world travel destination. As South America’s largest country, Brazil covers a majority of the continent’s northeastern region and borders all of its countries except for Chile and Ecuador. From the Amazon rainforest in the North to the tropical beaches along the Atlantic, to the Pantanal wetlands and the vibrant metropolises of the Southeast there are plenty of interesting places to visit in Brazil. Lift the lid on this vibrant and diverse country and discover for yourself some of the very best highlights on offer. Enjoy the cultural and natural highlights of bustling Rio de Janeiro, with its wonderful beaches and colorful locals, then head for the natural wonder that is the mighty Iguazu falls. From here travel up to Manaus, the gateway to the Amazon Jungle, before heading to the charming old capital that is Salvador de Bahia, with its wonderful colonial architecture and unique Afro-Brazilian culture. Here are the Brazil highlights. Check it out.

Classic Brazil – History & Culture

Start your Brazil holiday in the iconic city of Rio de Janeiro. With its dramatic setting of undulating mountains covered in lush greenery to the stark expanses of bare rock. This is perhaps one of the most spectacular backdrops in the world. Add in imposing Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain, conical Sugar Loaf Mountain and the famous Copacabana Beach for a magical start to your holiday. A short flight south is the magnificent Iguazu Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. With 275 separate falls over nearly 2 miles they showcase the meeting of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. The largest of the falls, the Devil's Throat is truly breathtaking. From the Atlantic forest at Iguacu, move onto the lush tropical rainforest of the Amazon. Stay 2-3 nights at an eco-lodge a short distance from Manaus where you will experience the diversity of the flora and fauna just outside your room. Finally, complete your Brazil holiday with a stay in the charming, historic city of Salvador. The centre, known as the Pelourinho, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, awash with colorful buildings and cobbled streets. Classic Brazil really does encompass all the must-do sites in this diverse country.

North East Brazil - Dunes & Lagoons

The North Eastern coastline of Brazil, otherwise known as the "Route of the Emotions" is one of the country’s best kept secrets. This off-the-beaten track region is home to surreal, sandy landscapes, dunes and lagoons. Travel through three different states of Brazil, from Maranhao and Piaui to Ceara on an action packed, adventurous journey, travelling by 4WD, boat, jeeps and dune buggies. Spend time exploring the crystalline pools and sand dunes of the famous Lençois Maranhenses National Park, spotting wildlife on the Parnaiba delta, passing through sleepy fishing villages and sipping coconuts on the beaches of laid-back Jericoacoara.

Bahian Jewels Of Brazil - Salvador, Chapada, Diamantina & Beach

This memorable journey begins in the vibrant town of Salvador, the first colonial capital of Brazil. Salvador is a colourful fusion of Afro-Brazilian culture, Portuguese colonial architecture and boasts a beautiful tropical coastline. In the city, you are based at the charming Casa Amarelindo, a characterful, restored mansion in the heart of the historic Pelourinho district. Bring your hiking boots for Chapada Diamantina, the ‘diamond highlands’. Although no diamonds have been seen in recent times, the area remains a jewel for those who love the great outdoors, with sweeping views and dramatic landscapes. The best place to stay here is Pousada Canto das Águas, built beside a river that runs through the cobblestoned streets of the town of Lencois. Discover stunning flat-topped mountains, secret blue caves, forested valleys and beautiful waterfalls.

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