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BrazilSouth America

Unrivalled natural scenery, countlessbeaches and an irresistible party atmosphere make this one of South America’smost picturesque and exciting countries.

Braziltruly has an individual flair in South America. Discover unmistakably Brazilianflamboyance and color in the enormous country’s scenery, wildlife, cities andcarnivals. Observe colonial heritage in the only South American country to becolonized by the Portuguese. Secluded islands and white sandy beaches await explorationon 4,655 miles (7,491 kilometers) of Atlantic coast.

Experiencethe infectious energy of Rio de Janeiro,home to Sugar Loaf Mountain, Ipanema and Copacabana. Explore the sand dunes of Natal and the Afro-Brazilian culture of Salvador. Surf on the beaches of Florianopolis or wander the streets of Paraty, a beautifully preserved colonial town. Discover surfing,canoeing and snorkeling spots on picturesque islands, such as Fernando de Noronha, Ilha Catimbau and Ilhe Grande. Go island hopping alongthe Costa Verde.

Naturalattractions abound inland, too. Spot anaconda, caiman, jaguars and wild boaramid the wetlands and savannah of PantanalReserve. Join a trek or river cruise through the jungles and rainforests ofthe Amazon. Discover waterfalls, river beaches, caves and remarkable rockformations while hiking in ChapadaDiamantina National Park and Chapadados Veadeiros National Park. Marvel at the majestic Iguaçu Falls, 275 individualwaterfalls that span the Argentine border.

VisitSão Paulo, a fast-paced city famousfor its art galleries, markets and nightlife. Check out the purpose-builtcapital Brasilia and the traditionalbars, or “botecos”, of Belo Horizonte.Alternatively, unwind in the parks of eco-friendly Curitiba.

Don’tmiss the chance to discover the fun-loving character of Brazilians and theirextravagant festivals, including Carnival, just over a month before Easter, andRéveillon (New Year). Join the wild crowds in Rio de Janeiro or experiencelocal carnival style in Olinda and Recife.

Travelingaround South America’s largest country takes time and many visitors choose tofocus on specific regions. Getting around is made easier by budget airlines anda large network of reliable intercity buses. Wherever you decide to go you’lluncover a fascinating mix of colors, cultures, rhythms and landscapes.

Popular cities in Brazil

Barra da Tijuca which includes a sandy beach as well as a large group of people
Rio de Janeiro
Known for Beaches, Sea and Scenery

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Reasons to visit

  • Museum of Tomorrow
    Museum of Tomorrow
  • Maracana Stadium
    Maracana Stadium
  • Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden
    Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden
Farol da Barra Beach which includes general coastal views, a lighthouse and a sunset
Salvador
Known for Beaches, Museums and Live Music

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Reasons to visit

  • Farol da Barra Beach
    Farol da Barra Beach
  • Porto da Barra Beach
    Porto da Barra Beach
  • Flamengo Beach
    Flamengo Beach
Prainha Beach featuring a sandy beach, general coastal views and a coastal town
Buzios
Known for Beaches, Surfing and Natural Parks

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Reasons to visit

  • Geriba Beach
    Geriba Beach
  • Joao Fernandes Beach
    Joao Fernandes Beach
  • Forte Beach
    Forte Beach
Municipal Theater showing interior views and theater scenes
Sao Paulo
Known for Business, Museums and Culture

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Reasons to visit

  • Paulista Avenue
    Paulista Avenue
  • Ibirapuera Park
    Ibirapuera Park
Tamandare which includes tropical scenes, a beach and general coastal views
Recife
Known for Beaches, Culture and Museums

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Reasons to visit

  • Muro Alto Beach
    Muro Alto Beach
  • Maracaipe Beach
    Maracaipe Beach
Campinas which includes street scenes and heritage elements as well as a small group of people
Campinas
Known for Churches, Cathedrals and Culture

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Popular things to do in Brazil

Ibirapuera Park
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Ibirapuera Park

Take an evening stroll to see the city lights reflected in this park’s vast lakes or spend a day visiting the cultural sites located in the sprawling gardens.

Sao Paulo Museum of Modern Art
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Sao Paulo Museum of Modern Art

See iconic work from the world’s most famous artists alongside key figures of Brazil’s 20th-century art movements at this modern art gallery.

Christ the Redeemer
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Christ the Redeemer

This mountain rising out of the city center is most well known as the home of Rio’s iconic skyscraper-sized Jesus statue.

Maracana Stadium
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Maracana Stadium

To truly appreciate Brazil’s obsession with “the beautiful game,” watch a match or take a guided tour of one of the world’s largest and most historic soccer stadiums.

Selaron Steps
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Selaron Steps

Climb this urban staircase to experience one of Rio’s largest and most useful public art projects, a series of mosaics created singlehandedly by a much-loved Rio personality.

Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden
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Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

Spend time exploring this historic botanical garden to see water features and sculptures, exotic plant species and endangered animals, including the black capuchin.