Brazil Travel Tips
For hundreds of years, Brazil has symbolized the great escape into a primordial, tropical paradise, igniting the Western imagination like no other South American country. From the mad passion of Carnaval to the immensity of the dark Amazon, it is a country of mythic proportions.
Perhaps it's not quite the Eden of popular imagination, but it's still a land of staggering beauty. There are stretches of unexplored rainforest, islands with pristine tropical beaches, and endless rivers. And there are the people themselves, who delight the visitor with their energy and joy.
Manaus may not rank at the top of most Brazil must-see lists in the way that Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo do, but this major port city has the appeal of a pretty historic center - complete with ...
Fortaleza is a perpetually sunny, seaside city with a vibrant atmosphere, lovely restored colonial buildings and several urban beaches. One of the largest cities in Brazil’s northeast, its main charm ...
Day 1: Bright Lights, Big City Get to know one of the world’s largest cities by heading directly into its heart with a tour of neo-Gothic Sé Cathedral and a few hours of free culture at the ...
Soon, you will be able to sit back with your laptop and enjoy Brazil’s first sleek, gleaming, high-velocity train , as it leaves Rio de Janeiro for the 80-minute, 280kph (175mph) journey to São ...
Rio de Janeiro isn’t known as the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City) for nothing. Beautiful beaches, expansive mountains, the lively Cariocas and the grand Carnaval are only some of the reasons ...
If Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s golden, glamorous face, and the Amazon its exotic, mysterious heart, then Salvador da Bahia is its irrepressibly joyful soul. Famous for its wild festivals (Salvador’s ...
Natal sits as the capital of Rio Grande de Norte and can be found just south of the eastern horn of Brazil. Known for its sandy dunes and white beaches, most visitors come here for a taste of ...
While the Brazilian side of Iguacu offers the finest views, folks who want to immerse themselves in the prismatic mists of the other 80% of the falls will want to cross the border to Argentina. In ...
Only about 20% of the park lies on the Brazilian side of the border. Thus, the vast majority of hiking trails, adventure tours, and other activities begin on the Argentine side. There's still plenty ...
While three days is more than enough time to see just the falls, there is more to Foz do Iguazu and the surrounding area that is worth exploring. Day 1: Touchdown in Foz do Iguacu Arrive in ...
The beaches of Rio de Janeiro are the stuff of song and legend, and they certainly live up to their billing. An entire state unto itself rather than a single city, Rio sees nearly three million ...
Even if your visit to Rio de Janeiro is a short one, you should budget a day or two to travel to some of the exotic tropical islands surrounding the marvelous city in the Green Coast Region. A ...
Brazil’s third-largest city, Salvador da Bahia, is perfectly situated for taking advantage of some of the country’s most spectacular scenery, from idyllic beachfronts to historic villages. A scenic ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, August 2012
Brazil is an enormous country—the fifth largest in the world—and home to some of the most astounding ecosystems and outrageous adventures on the planet. For active travelers, the sky is quite ...
Written by Ernest White, January 2013
Perched almost at the easternmost tip of Brazil, Baia Formosa’s very name—“beautiful bay” in Portuguese—gives visitors an idea of its tropical charms even before arrival. Located a mere 60 miles ...
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Doing what: Petropolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and ...