Brazil is not only the largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, it remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighbourhood’s, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centres. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.
Things to know before visit Brazil
Brazil is huge in terms of size and hence the climate varies a lot in different regions. The coast has extremely hot temperatures while the plateau enjoys a more moderate climate. The Amazon region gets a lot of rain with the main rainy season between December and April.
Rio De Janeiro is the hub of all beautiful things in Brazil. From its golden and flawless beaches, sultry landscapes, dense forests, the lyrical and lively music to the very known and celebrated ‘Joie de Vivre’, Carnaval of Brazil. Activities like surfing and relaxing on Copacabana beach, hiking in rainforests, enjoying samba in the live-music halls of Lapa are some of the many attractions Rio De Janeiro has in store.
The Amazon bio-system that is dominated by urban Brazil is a world of unbelievable truth. The Amazonia houses a vast variety of flora and fauna, wildlife species, aquatic eco system, and much more. The start of the Amazon points where the black water of Rio Negro meets the clay colored waters of Rio Solimoes. The world’s largest river and jungle has many stays, activities and experiences to offer for not just nature and wildlife enthusiasts but also for travellers who want to experience a quiet existence.
Salvador is the second largest bay in the world that reflects culture through its music and dance. The colonial buildings in Salvador are magnificent. You can enjoy the culinary delights in open spaces as well as delve into the architecture and history of the town. Salvador is a place to gather all sort of Brazillian experiences at once and fall in love with each.
For travelers who like to explore wildlife in a less crowded but a more specific place then Pantanal is the place. The national parks of Patanal are also a part of UNESCO world heritage sites. The city is hardly populated with huge spaces with minimum road transport. The city is worth a visit for its distinctive living and spectacular wildlife.
Paratay is a beautiful Portuguese colonial, located at Costa Verde. The is connected to the coastline of Rio de janeiro. The city is famous for its quiet and serene beaches. One can also plan a day ilha Grande when at Paratay to soak in the scenic landscapes.
Buzios, a city amid 17 beaches was once a small village which has overtime changed into a posh state where one can enjoy fine restaurants, clubs, luxurious resorts, and more. The city is spread out in 3 peninsulas, out of which the best to be explored is Amarcao. Enjoy the night clubs and yacht parties like no other in Buzios.
Travel Advisory: For the latest information and advice on safety and entry requirements please consult your travel agent well in advance of your departure and visit the following government website:
Department of Foreign affairs and trade www.dfat.gov.au
Smart Traveler website www.smartraveler.gov.au
Electricity: Brazil supplies electricity in two ranges i.e. 110-120 volt for Japanese plug type and 220-240 volt for European plug type.