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The largest country in South America is also the most biodiverse in the world. In each of its 26 states, you’ll find different food, culture, landscapes and people.
Visiting Brazil is about exploring many countries in one. Brazil is a year-round destination to be explored by adventurers, eco tourists, beach lovers, big city explorers, backpackers, families and luxury travellers. It has it all!
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Best time to visit
All year round
Rio de Janeiro is the perfect city for immersive journeys where activities vary from historical tours and museums to beaches, nature trails and vibrant nightlife. The Tijuca Forest National Park, the largest urban forest in the country, is home to the famous statue of Christ The Redeemer which awaits visitors with open arms. A visit to Morrinho Project, a social and cultural initiative outside Favela Pereira da Silva is also an amazing way of connecting and learning from locals.
Adventurers can choose to spot wildlife from the mainland or by river cruise in Pantanal, the largest continuous wetland on the planet. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and South America’s primary wildlife sanctuary. As well as sighting of the majestic jaguar, nature enthusiasts can explore the habitat of hundreds of bird species, mammals, fish and reptiles.
The mythical Amazon Rainforest is one of Brazil’s most fascinating destinations not only because of its universal environmental importance but also for its unique local culture. Hike in the jungle, visit local communities, taste the regional food and discover hidden waterfalls for unforgettable experiences. From exclusive eco lodges to community-managed boarding or even a houseboat that sails through the Amazon rivers, you can choose to travel your way in this unique corner of the world.
Do you dream of visiting the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World? The Iguazu Falls is a unique spectacle that does not disappoint. It is the third most visited destination in Brazil and the largest sequence of waterfalls in the world.
As the first capital of Brazil from 1549 to 1763, Salvador witnessed the blending of European, African and Amerindian cultures. The city has managed to preserve many outstanding Renaissance buildings and the African influence on music and religion remains, making it a fascinating city to experience.
The enormous Chapada Diamantina National Park in the interior of Bahia state can be explored by bike or on foot, with the option to spend several days trekking and staying with local communities in the Pati Valley.
If diving is your thing, there’s no place like Fernando de Noronha. The astonishing archipelago 400km far from the coast of Recife is a marine paradise inhabited by turtles, Spinner dolphins, sharks and diverse fish species.
On the Atlantic coast of Maranhão state lies Lençóis Maranhenses. A protected area of incredible natural beauty, the almost unreal landscape is made up of freshwater lagoons tucked between seemingly infinite dunes of pure white sand. This is the perfect scenery for days of barefoot trekking and nights sleeping in hammocks, just like the locals.