Brazil is a country with fantastic natural beauty in South America. Popular for being home to one of the world’s football teams, the Rio de Janeiro’s annual carnival and the untouched wilderness of the Amazon rainforest, Brazil has so many amazing places to explore.
1. Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is one of the most beautiful cities in Brazil. It’s famous for its landmarks, mountains, carnival festival and most beautiful beaches such as Copacabana, Leblon, and Ipanema. The giant statue of Christ known as Christ the Redeemer is 98 feet and is considered the second largest Art Deco sculpture in the world. Sugarloaf is another iconic attraction in Rio de Janeiro. Thousands of World Cup fans flock at the top each day, either to watch the tournament or just enjoy the ethnic beauty.
2. The Iguazu Falls
The Iguazu Falls is undoubtedly one of the world’s most stunning natural wonders. Iguazu Falls called Foz do Iguazu in Portuguese and Cataratas dek Iguazu in Spanish, span the border between Argentina and Brazil. The gateway to the falls on the Brazilian side is the most panoramic and there are helicopter rides out over the falls. The lovers of adventure travelling can take a rowing boat to watch the wildlife in this delta.
3. Amazon National Park and Amazon River
Amazon Basin rainforest and the longest river of the same have proven to be incredible resources for Brazil and South America . The Amazon is home to millions of species, most of them still undescribed, and some of the world’s most peculiar wildlife. To protect these, national parks and reserves have had to be established. Every year, they invite local and international visitors to experience the diversity of Brazil’s fauna and flora.
Salvador- Brazil’s first capital is an historic Old City where Portuguese, Africa and Indian cultures melded to create the colourful country- Brazil. Salvador’s raucous Carnival celebration is considered as the largest street party in the world, according to Guinness World Record.
5. Pantanal and Bananal Island
Pantanal is the world’s largest wetland near the Bolivian Border where exotic birds and beasts will often parade in front of you as if auditioning for a nature documentary. Bananal is the largest river island in the world and is a popular destination for ecotourism.
6. Sao Paulo
With over 10 million inhabitants, Sao Paulo is the world’s third largest city and the largest in South America. Sao paulo’s attraction lie in its people and its vibrant culture. Sao Paulo is popular for its upthrusting skyscrapers, gastronomy and robust culture scene. With the restaurants of the Jardins district serving every food imaginable to diners from around the world, you wouldn’t be out of place going to Sao Paulo just for the dining.
Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, is located in the Brazilian Highlands. It is one of the host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. Since 1985, it has been listed among the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites. The city hosts the Brazilian Government. You have lot of interesting things to do here: you can visit the Square of Three Powers, the Brasilia National Park or walk around the museum commemorating the initiator of Brasilia.
Olinda is a historic city in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco and is one of the most beautiful cities in Brazil. It is situated on the country’s northeastern Atlantic Ocean coast, and is home to great carnival. It is one of the best-preserved colonial treasures in Brazil. Olinda’s art studios offer amazing collection in arts and crafts- paintings, sculptures, patchwork, and ceramics. Shopping or simply visiting the city’s art studios is one of the best things to do in Olinda when it’s not carnival.
Recife is famous for being the shipwreck capital of Brazil. Tourists enjoy playing under-water sports provided by the city. It was built as a port city amid tropical, white-sand beaches lined with palm trees. The city is also known as “Venice of Brazil” because it is dissected by numerous waterways and connected by many bridges. The cost of Pernambuco is a very long beach that attracts many tourists for its white sand, clear waters and coral reefs.
Paraty is a coastal historic town in the state of Rio de Janeiro. The small colonial town center is a national historic monument with well-preserved buildings on its pedestrian-only-streets. Its old churches, cobbled streets and Atlantic forests, waterfalls, islands and emerald-green sea are of great attractions to tourists.