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First Church of Our Lady of the Remedies

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

This Catholic church in the heart of Paraty’s Historic Center is not only the largest in the town—it is also the most popular. Travelers flock to this ...  Read more

Paraty Historic Center

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Visitors looking to escape the sun and instead, soak up a bit of Paraty culture will enjoy exploring the cobbled streets of the town’s compact Historic Center. ...  Read more

Paraty House of Culture (Casa da Cultura)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

The colonial mansion that houses Casa da Cultura, dates back to the middle of the 18th Century, making it an ideal place to explore the rich history and ...  Read more

Gold Path (Caminho do Ouro)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This rugged trail in the hills of Minas Gerais, once served as a train route for mining supplies, African slaves and exporting gold. But after numerous pirate ...  Read more

Serra da Bocaina National Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Stationed between the electric metropolis of Sau Paulo and the lively city of Rio de Janeiro lies the 260,000 acres of rural forest and mountain peaks that ...  Read more

Statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor)

4 star rating: Recommended 882 Reviews

Keeping a watchful eye over the people of Rio de Janeiro, the Statue of Christ the Redeemer (or Cristo Redentor) sits atop Corcovado 2,300 feet (700 ...  Read more


4 star rating: Recommended 747 Reviews

The view from Corcovado provides a thrilling panorama of Rio de Janeiro and is a great way for visitors to orientate themselves in the sprawling seaside ...  Read more

Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pao de Acucar)

4 star rating: Recommended 668 Reviews

You’ll see stunning views of Rio from atop Sugar Loaf Mountain (or Pão de Acúcar) which rises at the point where Guanabara Bay meets the Atlantic ...  Read more

Tijuca National Park

4 star rating: Recommended 172 Reviews

A lush Atlantic rainforest, Tijuca National Park is an absolute wonder it is the world’s largest urban forest which covers 12.4mi² (32km²) and was a result ...  Read more

Rio Negro

4 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

The Rio Negro is not only the largest tributary of the great Amazon River, it’s also the largest blackwater river in the world. Its color—which looks more ...  Read more

Praia do Forte

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

Praia do Forte is an area of spectacular biodiversity less than two hours by bus from Salvador.  Like many beach towns in Brazil, Praia do Forte ...  Read more

Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)

3 star rating: Worth doing 18 Reviews

Idyllic and serene among the bustle of Rio, the Botanical Garden - or Jardim Botanico - is a delightful place to soak up the beauty of both Amazonian and ...  Read more

Canoa Quebrada

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Surrounded by pink sand dunes, sandstone cliffs and a winding river, Canoa Quebrada is a laid-back beach town blessed with a stunning, natural environment. ...  Read more

Ipanema Beach (Praia de Ipanema)

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Charming and chic, Ipanema Beach (Praia de Ipanema) is the richer and ritzier sister of the also infamous Copacabana beach. Ipanema backs onto a fancy ...  Read more

Forte dos Reis Magos

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Star-shaped Forte de Reis Magos (Three Wise Men Fort) predates the founding of Natal by nearly two years. The Portuguese began building the fort on January ...  Read more

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