Brazil is a country of natural wonders and its pulsating metropolis of Rio de Janeiro offers a wide selection of hotels and activities to fit all interests and tastes. As a country of white-sand beaches, abundant rainforests and vibrant nightlife, the possibilities are endless. No matter what you desire, we have it for you.
Starting near Rio, you might like:
Perhaps the best-known point of interest in Brazil, it is not only a mountain but a national park that is home to one of the few remaining sizable lowland rainforests in the world. Open to visitors daily as well as for overnight excursions, guests must be accompanied by one of the park’s certified professional guides.
From the mountain, one can see the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
Santa Teresa maintains a special place in the hearts of natives of Rio de Janeiro. It is a hilltop district steeped in the past, an artsy barrio that has countless vantage points and is home to a loving community that's always eager to showcase its cultural heritage.
Today, one can discover all aspects by going back and forth between Santa Teresa's art studios, restaurants and cultural venues as well as the great Lapa nightlife.
Forever popularized by the bossa nova song, The Girl From Ipanema, this beach is located toward the south of Rio de Janeiro.
This beautiful beach is adjacent to one of the most expensive places to live in the country and is a paradise for surfers—waves rise as high as nine feet at certain times of the year—and sun worshippers alike. Roadways are closed on Sundays, allowing for biking, roller skating and casual walks alongside the ocean.
For nature lovers heading to other parts of Brazil, there are a couple of really interesting points to visit:
Located in the Brazilian state of Parana, the largest waterfall system in the world is yet another of the new seven wonders of the world. The Falls are shared by both Brazil and Argentina, and their thunderous majesty is something to behold.
Special walkways have been built around the Iguazu Falls to allow visitors to get close up to this wonder of natural beauty and power. A long pathway along the canyon (on the Brazilian side of the falls) is complemented by helicopter flips over the water to allow a completely uninterrupted, unlimited experience of the splendor of Iguazu.
Praia do Forte
A long beach a short distance from the city of Salvador De Bahia is located in northeastern Brazil and faces the Atlantic Ocean. The clear waters, white sand and natural pools are breathtaking. In addition, the native flora and fauna are a photographer’s dream. After taking a dip in the beautiful waters, you can visit the sea-turtle conservation project designed to protect them from extinction.
We have sightseeing and activities that will astound and delight one and all. Also, don’t forget, this is just a small sample of the services available in Brazil!
PHOTO: Iguazu Falls is the largest waterfall system in the world. (photo via Flickr/SF Brit)