A Well Known Beauty!
Activities to do in Brazil!
-Explore the Amazon
The world's largest rainforest contains one-third of all the living species on earth and is crossed by 10 of the world's 20 largest rivers, including the Amazon River. The usual base for trips is Manaus.
Dive into the deep blue waters of coastal Brazil. Diving is popular in the protected marine park on the island of Fernando de Noronha. The coast off Angra dos Reis in Rio de Janeiro state is littered with 300 islands ripe for underwater exploration.
Soar above the tropical landscape on a tandem hang-gliding flight from Pedra Bonita in São Conrado, just outside Rio. This popular adventure excursion gives a bird's-eye view of Rio and the Atlantic forest before landing on the beach.
-Hit the beach
There are many islands and gorgeous beaches along Brazil's coastline, including the chic beach resort of Buzios, the bohemian Jericoacoara in Ceará state and the car-free Morro de São Paulo in Bahia. Surfing hotspots include Joaquina Beach on Santa Catarina island and Saquarema in Rio state.
-Rio de Janeiro's Carnival
Witness the wonderful mayhem of one of the world's best parties. While Rio's procession is most famed, Carnival is celebrated throughout Brazil. Salvador also holds a big city-wide carnival, as does Olinda, which throws the most traditional event.
-Rio Grande do Sul
Visit the ruins of 300-year-old Jesuit missions (www.rotamissoes.com.br) in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. One of the most fascinating is UNESCO World Heritage site Saõ Miguel das Missões.
Manicured people, clean and wide streets, and a thriving night scene characterise the centre of Brazil’s largest city. With art galleries, live music and restaurants galore, São Paulo is a fascinating destination for culture vultures, as well as anyone who likes their city break taken with a good helping of sophistication.