What makes Brazil so special? Is it the incredible geographic diversity of the continent’s largest country? After all, Brazil boasts the Amazon Rainforest, thousands of kilometres of pristine beaches, the world’s largest wetlands and a rugged interior.
Or perhaps it is the most urbane pleasures of its vast metropolis? From the exuberant nightlife of Rio de Janeiro to the sophisticated art galleries in Sao Paulo. And from the colonial architecture of Ouro Preto to the Afro-influenced culinary scene in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil’s cities certainly do have something for everyone.
Some may point to the country’s incredible 21 UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites. And with natural wonders like majestic Iguazu Falls and the wildlife-rich Pantanal, Brazil is well deserving its many accolades.
However, we all agree that it is the people of Brazil which make the country an iconic destination for millions of people every year. They’re laid-back, fun, friendly and welcoming. And what’s more, they throw the world’s biggest street party! What’s not to love about that?
Travel to Brazil and discover the people, food, landscapes and culture for yourself!
– Brazil, and especially Rio de Janeiro, experience a massive surge in visitors over New Year’s Eve and Carnival – plan well ahead for travel over these dates.
– The weather for coastal Brazil is generally warm and pleasant and rarely experiences extreme hot or cold temperatures.
– The Pantanal dry season from June to September is the best time to see mammals; the wetter months are lovely for birdwatching.
– May to September are the driest months in the Brazilian Amazon, but rainfall is frequent all year round.
– For wildlife enthusiasts, a trip to the world’s largest wetland region, the Pantanal, is hard to beat. See blue hyacinth macaws, giant anteaters, toucans and more with a stay in a traditional Fazenda.
– A stay in the picture-perfect colonial town of Paraty is the perfect way to wind down after the hectic pace of Rio de Janeiro.
Venture into Bahia’s interior to explore the stunning tabletop mountain scenery of Chapada Diamantina.
– Stroll the stunning historic centre of Salvador de Bahia and experience the vibrant African influence evident in local music, dance, food, and religion.