Brazil, a vast South American country, stretches from the Amazon Basin in the north to vineyards and massive Iguaçu Falls in the south. Rio de Janeiro, symbolized by its 38m Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado, is famed for its busy Copacabana and Ipanema beaches as well as its enormous, raucous Carnival festival, featuring parade floats, flamboyant costumes and samba music and dance. But it is the people that make Brazil an incredible place, their exuberance knows no bounds, and music and dance is a way of life for them, whilst away from the cities there are also isolated tribes that remain completely cut off from modern civilisation.
Things Not to Miss in Brazil
Views from the Corcovado, Rio
Visit the markets
Wildlife in The Pantanal
Attend a show at Theatro Municipal, Rio
Trekking in the Chapada Diamantina
Attend Candomblé celebrations
River journeys in Amazon
Party at the Carnaval
Chill at the beaches
Best time to visit Brazil
All Year Round
Rainy season in northwest and Rio from Apr-Jul
Rainy Season in south from Oct-Jan.