By Admin | Last Updated August 26, 2019
Brazil is a huge country in South America stretching from the Amazon Basin in the north to the vineyards and massive Iguazu Falls in the south. It is the 5th largest country in the world by size after Russia, Canada, China, and the United States of America. Stretching for 3.2 million sq miles or 8.5 million sq kilometers, Brazil is also the world’s 5th most populous country. Brasília isthe capital city, but São Paulo is the most populated. Rio de Janeiro is the most popular city with tourists.
Travel to Brazil’s border with Peru from Recife in the east, and you would havegone more than Moscow to London. From south to north borders, the distance is the same as Los Angeles to New York.
The Brazilian landscape is diverse. The country has 7,400 kilometers or 4,600 miles of coastline. 60% of the 5,500,000 square kilometer Amazon rainforest isin Brazil. Then there are thundering waterfalls, red-rock canyons, mountains, plateaus, tropical coral islands, forests full of rich wildlife, and beautiful colonial towns. The land is so rich and diverse that Brazilians often say they stay in a continent and not a country.
Adventures, thrills, famous landmarks, soccer, stunning beaches, good food, a vibrant nightlife… Brazil is a country worth visiting. It should certainly be in your bucket list.
|The Beaches||Think of Brazil, and the Amazon rainforest and Rio de Janeiro comes to mind instantly. But the country has many stunning beaches, some of the best in South America. 7,400 kilometers or 4,600 miles of coastline with many tropical coral islands. Copacabana, Baia do Sancho, Ipanema, Praia do Espelho, Lopes Mendes, Praia do Forno, and Santos are all stunning. Many are exotic paradise with white sand and palm groves, and turquoise blue water, while others are happening places, party destinations with a vibrant nightlife.|
|Natural Wonders||The Amazon River, rainforest and Iguaçu Falls are the most famous natural attractions in a country that has 62 National Parks and hundreds of conservation areas.|
|Cities & Towns||There is São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, top attractions for tourists. You will find many other small colonial towns with rich history and culture, which are frozen in time.|
|People, Culture||See a very diverse ethnic and cultural heritage, a result of hundreds of years. A perfect blend of diversity is imprinted in the culture that has resulted in purely Brazilian items, celebrations, and traditions such as the bossa nova, Capoeira, and the yellow soccer jersey.|
|Festivals||There is the Carnival of Rio, which is the most famous. But many now feel that Reveillon, the Brazilian New Year, is as much fun as the Carnival. Other important festivals and events are Semana Santa – the Brazilian Holy Week, Festas Juninas, Festa do Divino, and St. Vito.|
|Food||Brazilian barbecue has gained international attention. Picture open fire pits tended by the Rio Grande do Sul by gaúchos (South American cowboys). However, Brazilian food is not just barbeque. Pastel de queijo, chicken coxinha, cheese bread, cassava chips, salt cod bites, and chocolate truffles are also very good.|
|Travel Friendly Weather||Fall and winter are great times to be in Brazil. You can enjoy cool sunrises, warm and sunny days and clear chilly nights.|
|Hotels and Pousadas||There are many options at all budgets. You can pick from premium hotels and resorts, budget properties, apartments, and bed and breakfasts, rainforest lodges and charming pousadas.|
|Tourism Is A Priority||Brazil is investing in their towns and cities to make the country comfortable and safe for tourists. There are now better roads and infrastructure.|
|Gateway To South America||Brazil has great neighbors. Make it your hub to visit Peru, the Patagonia Coast, and other top destinations in South America.|
Brazil has a wide variety of climates, influenced by its geography, long stretch of coastline, and other factors. There are 5 primary climates in Brazil.
Brazil is a huge country with diverse weather. So the best time to visit Brazil depends on what you want to see and do.
You can bring in the following –
You can also buy up to USD 500 in the duty free shops on arrival. Limited to:
Brazil prohibits the import of honey, fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, dairy products, fish, birds, insects, animal feed, seeds, bulbs, untreated wood, flowers, semen, and biological materials for scientific research.
The following vaccines should be reviewed and updated if necessary:
|Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro||Rounded rock peak, jutting out of a tree-covered promontory, rising 394 meters above the beaches and city. An icon and symbol of Rio de Janeiro.|
|Cristo Redentor, Rio de Janeiro||The colossal Art Deco statue of Christ, called Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer), standing at 709 meters gazes over Rio de Janeiro and the bay from the summit of Corcovado.|
|Carnival, Rio de Janeiro||The famous carnival of Rio with its riot of colors, sounds, action, and exuberance.|
|Iguazu Falls||At the meeting point of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. The majestic Iguazu river drops spectacularly in a semicircle of 247 waterfalls, gushing down into the gorge below.|
|Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro||The most famous beach of Rio and all of Brazil. Overlooking the stunning Cristo Redentor. Trendy and happening.|
|Amazon Rainforest||The world’s largest tropical rainforest. 60% of the 5,500,000 sq kilometer forest is in Brazil. Full of biodiversity, crisscrossed by thousands of rivers, including the gushing Amazon.|
|Brasília's Modernist Architecture||Brasília was carved out of the wilderness and completed in 3 years to replace Rio de Janeiro as the capital in 1960. It is a showpiece of city planning and architecture, one of the world's few cities with a single architecture concept.|
|Salvador's Pelourinho||See Salvador's most beautiful churches and monasteries in this ancient quarter. Built when Brazil was the source of Portugal's wealth. See the gold on the colony's religious buildings.|
|Ouro Preto||The wealth of Brazil's state of Minas Gerais in its glorious days of the colonial period is easy to imagine from the interiors of the churches in its old capital, Ouro Preto.|
|Pernambuco Beaches||Crystal waters, tall palm trees, and broad stretches of silver sand are only a few of the reasons why Pernambuco is frequently cited as Brazil's best beach.|
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Brazil is one of the most expensive places in South America to travel. But you can still save money with these tips –