Brazil is one of the world’s most intriguing travel destinations; it is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest in the world. Brazil is a dazzling country of white-sand beaches, beautiful rain forests and bustling metropolitan areas. Add to this its diverse ecosystem of plants and animals, you wont be disappointed. From its thundering waterfalls to its idyllic tropical islands, Brazil awaits you.
Rio de Janeiro
The area around the city of Rio de Janeiro is a natural landscape of mountains, beaches and lakes under the watchful eyes of the statue “Christ the Redeemer.” While it is true Rio is about the beaches, it is also the cultural capital of Brazil. With Rio’s seven million residents and its selection of restaurants, museums and art galleries you wont be bored.
Christ the Redeemer
Is a statue, which towers over Rio de Janeiro. At 120 feet tall It is perched on Mt. Corcovado. Created by the French sculptor Paul Landowski, it took five years to construct. Christ the Redeemer has become a symbol of Rio and the warmth of the people there.
Pantanal is one of the largest tropical wetlands in the world. With the majority of Pantanal located in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, it has an estimated area between 55,000 & 75,000 square miles. Supporting a variety of plant and animal life, It’s one of the richest and most diverse ecosystems in the world. Tourist can experience the Pantanal via hiking, boat tours and horseback riding. If you are interested there are Safaris to get you close to the wildlife there.
Is a colonial city in the heart of the Amazon jungle; Manaus is Located on the Rio Negro a few miles before it joins other rivers to form the Amazon River. This was a rubber boom town in the late 19th century. With the introduction of synthetic rubber the boom went bust. Today Manaus it is having a resurgence as a gateway to the Amazon River & rain forest. Culturally the city is known for its colonial history as seen in the buildings there. A tour by boat will take you deep into the Amazon Rain Forest.
Iguazu Falls will leave a lasting impression of nature at work on you. At its highest point, Iguazu is 269 feet high and consist of 275 separate falls across 1.67 miles; it is a wondrous site to behold. Located on the border of Brazil & Argentina near Paraguay, Iguazu can be viewed from both the Argentina and Brazilian side. The Argentina side allows visitors to see different panoramic views of Iguazu, while the Brazilian side provides a more inclusive and comprehensive views. If you want to visit please allow a day for your adventure.
Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha is a group of 21 islands two-hundred twenty miles off the Brazilian coast. The main island measures 7.1 square miles and it has a population of roughly 3,000 residents. Fernando de Noronha has an economy based on tourism and was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Known for its undersea shipwrecks and diverse plant & animal life, this is a favorite among divers.
Is the largest and wealthiest city in Brazil. San Paulo is the business center of the country. Popular landmarks there include the gothic Metropolitan Sé Cathedral, Museu Paulista do Ipiranga, São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) and Ibirapuera Park. With its museum, auditorium, planetarium and 2 square kilometers of green space, Ibirapuera is a popular escape from the endless concrete in central San Paulo.