Brazil is South America´s largest country and an exciting travel destination for adventures tourists. There is so much to see and do here. We have outlined the top 5 places to visit in Brazil to help you plan your vacation. Read on to get inspired!
- Rio de Janeiro
The lively city of Rio de Janeiro is a must-visit during your trip to Brazil, and it is easy to understand why this fascinating place is one of the top 5 places to visit. Enjoy the golden beaches at day, and be swayed by the samba-beats at nights. Rio de Janeiro is sure to captivate its visitors.
The alluring beaches are the playground of the city, and offers activities such as football, surfing and volleyball, in addition to sunbathing and relaxing in lush surroundings. The famous Copacabana Beach is definitely worth your time when hitting the beach.
It´s not only at the beach you can let your hair down and enjoy yourself; the city itself sure knows how to have a good time. In addition to amazing football matches, you may enjoy festivities such as Carnival, weekend street parties and all-night parades.
The city of Salvador can boast the world´s largest Carnival, and allures visitors with its festivities all year round. Daily, you may watch capoeira circles from in the city´s open spaces, and almost every night beating drums will get your heart racing.
The city center of Salvador is both beautiful and an important site of history, with architecture from the 17th and 18th century. The descendants from African slaves have preserved their heritage throughout the years, and can be experienced by religion, music, food and ceremonies. In addition, Salvador can boast of having the longest coastline of the cities in Brazil.
- Foz do Iguaçu
Bordering Brazil and Argentina, Foz do Iguaçu will seduce you with its beauty. The Iguaçu Falls is one of the great natural wonders of the world. The breathtaking view of the waterfalls are awe-inspiring, and the surrounding lush, green scenery makes the sight even more impressive.
If you are looking for the top places to visit in Brazil, the World Heritage-listed Iguaçu Falls are one of them. The border crossing to Argentina is fairly relaxed, and tourists may easily make a day trip to explore the Argentinian side of the waterfalls.
- The Amazon
The Amazon rainforest is the largest in the world, stretching across nine South-American countries. The part in Brazil alone consist of one-sixth of the world´s registered plant-, fish-, bird- and animal species.
The famous Amazon can be discovered by canoeing through the forest or lounging on an upriver boat. The serene scenery will give you a glimpse into the very heart and soul of our planet.
- Fernando de Noronha
The spectacular islands of Fernando de Noronha is situated by the Atlantic Ocean, and the gorgeous scenery alone has earned its place UNESCOs World Heritage-list. The islands are rich in animal life, and is a must-visit site especially for dolphin lovers. Every morning up to 2000 dolphins swim by on their way to Dolphin´s Bay.
The spectacular, tropical landscape offers activities both on water and on land. It is great for both diving and surfing in crystal-clear waters, or hiking and touring the countryside. The only inhabited island is Ilha de Fernando de Noronha, where the extinct volcano Morro do Pico is found.