Amazon rainforest of Brazil

Chestnut-eared Aracari BrazilChestnut-eared Aracari

The best way to get a feel for the famous Amazon rainforest region is aboard a river cruise.

From these comfortable boats, you will be able to explore the mighty Amazon and Negro rivers. There are also jungle lodge options, so you can immerse yourself in nature.

The city of Manaus in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon and is the gateway to the rainforest.

Boasting its famous opera house, built at the end of the 19th Century on the back of the rubber boom, the city itself is well worth a day of exploration, too.


Chapada Diamantina, Brazil

North East Chapada Diamantina Brazil

The Chapada Diamantina is a National Park in the interior of the state of Bahia in North Eastern Brazil.

It covers an area larger than that of the Netherlands and is a series of flat-topped mountains interlinked by forested valleys, rivers, waterfalls and swimming holes.

The park can be explored on day trips from Lençois or on several day trekking itineraries.

The rainy season is December to March and a great time to see the waterfalls.

If you want to beat the crowds then go in April / May or August to October.


Coast of Brazil

Cassange Beach North east Brazil

Brazil’s North East coast is over a 1,000 miles in length, with the state of Bahia having the longest coastline in the country.

Coastal towns such as Porto Seguro, the Marau Peninsula or the hidden beaches of Caraiva invite the traveller to relax and enjoy the beauty of its golden beaches and tropical seas.

The city of Salvador, with its colonial buildings and rich history as well as colourful folklore is a great introduction to the region.

Much is made of Brazil’s beaches, and this zone showcases some of the best.


Iguaçu Falls, Brazil

Iguazu /Iguacu Falls Brazil

The mighty roar and spectacle of the Iguaçu Falls cannot fail to impress the visitor.

This vast network of falls, the largest in the world, straddles the Brazil – Argentina border and is within touching distance of Paraguay.

More than 80% of the Falls are on the Argentina side of the border, but it is from the Brazilian side you get the vast, panoramic view and the wonderful photo opportunities.

There is also a walkway that takes you to the lower base of the Devil’s Throat Falls – not for those that want to stay dry!


Pantanal of Brazil

Jaguar In Pantanal Brazil

The Pantanal is a vast tropical wetland in the West of Brazil and the best place for those wanting to see wildlife.

Here there are over 1,000 bird species, 400 fish species, 300 mammal species as well as 480 reptile species – and the jaguar is the king.

The main gateway airports are Campo Grande and Cuiaba.

There are many lodges offering a great wildlife experience in an area that is over 20 times larger than the Florida Everglades.


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christ Redeemer Rio Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is a vibrant, beautiful, lush and fascinating city, with something everyone.

Just enjoy the picture postcard beaches, take the cable car up the iconic Sugar Loaf Hill or the train up Corcovado mountain to the stature of Christ.

The city has rainforest in the Tijuca forest and an incredible botanic garden. There is enough scenery to keep you going for days!

Food is available in every form and guise from street stalls selling coconuts and fresh pineapple juice, to Brazilian meat rodizio restaurants to fine dining.

If not why not have a snack and a beer in one of the many beach side terraces and watch the girl, or boy, from Ipanema or Copacabana go by.


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