Gorgeous beaches, an abundance of natural wonders, a colorful mix of different cultures - Brazil is not only overwhelmingly large, but also an impressively diverse destination that has numerous adventures in store for you. Discover the diverse culture and cuisine, the multifaceted natural scenery with exotic wildlife and, above all, experience the fun-loving and warm-hearted Brazilians. The hot rhythms of the country will take you by storm!
When you think of Brazil and especially Rio de Janeiro, the monumental statue of Christ certainly comes to mind. The 100 feet high Cristo Redentor dates back to 1931 and served as a model for numerous other statues of Christ around the world. There is also a chapel in the base of the Art Deco style statue.
In addition to Cristo Redentor, Sugarloaf Mountain is also considered a landmark of Rio de Janeiro. The rock owes its name to its shape as well as the importance of sugar cane for the city. A ride on the fully glazed cable car to the top gives you a wonderful view over the Atlantic Ocean; the view from the top itself can hardly be put into words.
The only desert in Brazil is located in the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. The white dunes are occasionally interrupted by crystal-clear lagoons, whose beaches are deserted. Go on tours here by jeep or go hiking. Sightseeing flights over this unique desert landscape are also offered.
A true island paradise in the Atlantic awaits you with the archipelago of Fernando De Noronha. The 21 islands are home to sea turtles, sharks and dolphins as well as numerous tropical birds. Visitor numbers are strictly regulated, so you should book your flights to the island well in advance.
The Big Island, Ilha Grande, is one of the most famous islands in Brazil. 86 beaches are located here, as well as several national parks, which are home to numerous rare animals. The island is car-free and has retained a wonderfully original charm. You can reach it by boat in about two to three hours from Rio de Janeiro.
Between Argentina and Brazil, one of the most impressive natural wonders of the world awaits you: the Iguacu Waterfalls. 275 waterfalls plunge here from up to 270 feet into the depths. Numerous viewing platforms, which you can reach via hiking trails, offer breathtaking views. All around is also the national park of the same name, where you can admire rare animals. Less
The wild nature of Brazil invites you to extensive exploration tours. Especially exciting are the tours through the jungle of the Pantanal or Amazon basin. A boat trip to the islands around Isla Grande is also an unforgettable experience. The beaches on the coast of Brazil invite you to spend relaxing hours as well as water sports adventures. Discover pristine bays and surfers' paradises.
Every year, on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday, the largest street carnival in the world starts in Salvador. Every year, 2.5 million people come to this exuberant celebration. The legendary carnival parade in Rio, which takes place around the same time, is also one of the biggest celebrations in the world, with its splendid colourful costumes and samba dancing. If you're lucky enough to be in Brazil during this time, don't miss out on the experience! Less
Brazil has different climatic zones. In most of the country you can expect tropical and subtropical climate, so Brazil is basically good to travel all year round. In some regions, however, a distinction is made between rainy and dry seasons, which can have an impact on the best time to travel. The seasons are basically opposite to those in Europe. In the south, the dry season lasts from March to October, with temperatures reminiscent of northern European summers. For the interior, the months of June to October are suitable, for the coastal regions September to January. The months of December to February and July to August are high season, as Brazilians also have holidays during this time.