From the thundering falls of Iguazu to the Atlantic and with the Amazon in between, Brazil buzzes with festivity. Renowned for its beautiful, fun-loving people, this immense country knows how to celebrate life!
Contradictions and diversity define this exuberant destination, offering a window into the breadth and diversity of Brazilian culture and showcasing a unique natural environment with enough activities and memories to last a lifetime.
Rio - the name alone conjures immediate images - the flamboyant costumes of Carnival; the outstretched arms of the mountaintop statue of Christ; and the sandy beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, filled with beautiful bodies and immortalized in song. And it's easy to dive in - whether you fancy dancing to sultry samba at a club or joining the cheers of 100,000 fans at a football game at Maracana Stadium - friendly natives encourage participation. Fashionistas, foodies and art lovers find a non-stop mecca in sprawling Sao Paulo. And in between, at the fabulous beach resorts Buzios and Florianopolis, the party never stops.
The treasures of the Brazilian Amazon create indelible memories. Like swimming with pink dolphins in the Rio Negro or creeping through a tributary, in a wooden canoe, that leads to a remote indigenous community. Or paddle through the macaw-filled Anavilhanas, the world's largest river archipelago, or be enthralled by a show at the Teatro Amazonas, a Belle Epoque opera house in the middle of the jungle. While you're there stay in the area, saddle up and trample through the savannahs and flooded plains of the Pantanal on horseback and take a helicopter flight and get a birds eye view of the 275 roiling cascades of Iguazu Falls, one of the great wonders of the world. And we haven't even touched on Ceara and Alagoas, or Bahia and beyond......
Why we like it
- Glamourous Rio de Janeiro
- Thundering Iguazu Falls
- Cruising the Amazon
- Wildife viewing in the Pantanal