• The Lighthouse, Farol - Salvador/Bahia

    The Lighthouse, Farol - Salvador/Bahia

  • Christ The Redeemer

    Christ The Redeemer

  • The Amazon

    The Amazon

  • Jaguar at Caiman Lodge in Pantanal

    Jaguar at Caiman Lodge in Pantanal

  • Sunset on the Tapajos River

    Sunset on the Tapajos River

  • Lencois Maranhenses

    Lencois Maranhenses

  • Ariel View of Sugarloaf Mountain

    Ariel View of Sugarloaf Mountain

  • Amazonian Meal

    Amazonian Meal

  • Cable car ride, Brazil

    Cable car ride, Brazil

  • Graffiti Art, Olinda, near Recife

    Graffiti Art, Olinda, near Recife

  • Copacabana beach

    Copacabana beach

South America’s largest country is more than Beaches, Caipirinha and Carnival

Brazil’s vibrant music, beautiful people, first-class football and miles of pristine beaches present a party image that is not undeserved. But the fascinating history, diverse cultures and spectacular natural beauty of this vast nation offers something to tempt everyone.

Brazilians are fun loving people and Carnival in Rio de Janeiro attracts some half a million foreign visitors each year. But Carnival only happens once a year, and Brazil is a country that can be visited at almost any time. Rio, of course, boasts many of the iconic sights associated with Brazil, but the country offers much more than that… We very much enjoyed the BBC’s short video of Brazil from the Air filmed from their Hexacopter for the 2014 World Cup.

Natural Beauty

Nature lovers will want to head towards the Pantanal – a tropical wetland which is home to an astonishing diversity of flora and fauna. It may not be as well-known as the Amazon, but it is a lot closer to the principal cities and is, arguably, the best place in Brazil to see wildlife. The world-famous Iguassu Falls are truly awe-inspiring waterfalls both taller than and almost twice as wide as the Niagara Falls – and set in a wonderful National Park – a must-visit destination.

The Pantanal and Iguassu are just two of the nineteen UNESCO World Heritage sites found in Brazil. Twelve of these are sites of cultural interest – including no less than six historic colonial town centres in Brazil, all of which are beautifully preserved. The jewel in the crown is, perhaps, Ouro Preto, but other colonial towns such as Salvador, Olinda and Paraty take one back to the days of slaves and masters – and demonstrate the huge wealth and power wielded by the Portuguese in the past.

Why visit now?

Brazil has undergone many exciting changes. The legacies of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics have truly put Brazil on the map.

The Corcovado, Rio de JaneiroThe Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro With huge improvements in the infrastructure during the past decade visitors now have access to more of Brazil than ever before and the country boasts some spectacular hotels and private villas. There are a number of superb spots to wind down and chill out. The beaches of the northeast, with little towns like Trancoso and Pipa offer a range of top-notch accommodation with a laid-back charm… and we can also recommend some delightful inland hideaways. Florianopolis in the South has some wonderful beaches including one of Brazil’s best hotels, the Ponta dos Ganchos.

Brazil is one of the few countries in Latin America with frequent non-stop flights from London. So whether it is for a week of partying – or as part of the trip of a lifetime – let us help you discover this truly amazing nation.

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