8 Things to See & Do In Brazil
We know most people think about going to the ever so vibrant Brazil to enjoy the amazing beaches and beautiful scenery, but there is so much more to do and see. Below we have listed 8 amazing things you must experience, see or do in Brazil.
(1) Explore The Rainforest
Did you know that 2.5 million square miles of the Amazon rainforest are unmapped? This amazing natural forest is available for tourists to go explore with a local guide, you can also get boats down the rivers and look at the amazing wildlife that it holds. We recommend going between May and June to avoid the monsoon and extreme hot seasons.
(2) Swim In Gruta do Lago Azul
Ever wanted to swim in an incredible cave? Well you can in Brazil. Just west of Bonito, Gruta do Lago Azul (which stands for Blue Lake Cave) has its very own incredible blue water pools. Perfect for diving into, and take amazing pictures of course. The best time to visit the cave is Late December early January.
(3) Take in Iguazu Falls
Mother nature strikes again with the marvellous Iguaza Falls, this is one of the biggest waterfalls in the world being 2.68km wide and 269 feet high. Legend has it that the falls were formed by an angry god who split the river to stop his lover from escaping with a mortal man, causing them to plunge to their deaths. So you might want to leave the canoe behind and just take in the stunning views instead.
(4) Go To The Carnival
Love to party? The Carnival is one of the greatest parties in the world, Located in Rio De Janerio. Watch the streets get taken over by incredible floats, dancers and musicians putting on one of the biggest and vibrant shows ever. The people will want to dance and the event itself is packed with food and good music. This has to be on the bucket list!
(5) Visit Copacabana Beach
Brazil is known for its gorgeous beaches, but arguable its most famous beach is Rio's Copacabana Beach, and for good reasons. The gorgeous sunbathers, picturesque surroundings and amazing warm water make it a hard one to beat.
(6) Santa Teresa & Selarón Steps Walking Tour
Brazil is famous for its street art and one that has caught tourist attention is the Santa Teresa & Seleron Steps. Explore the bohemian quarter of Santa Teresa and visit one of Rio's popular landmarks, the Selarón Steps. Experience charming Rio street art as well as the Parque das Ruínas while enjoying expansive views over the city.
(7) Hike Up Pedra de Gávea
Are you the adventurous and like to get physical? This is the perfect hike for you. This is one of Rio's highest mountains, located by the sea. After the 2.5-hour trek, get rewarded with a stunning view over São Conrado beach, Ipanema, Tijuca, and Brazil's biggest slum.
(8) Corcovado & Christ the Redeemer Statue
Last but not the least, venture to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue on top of Corcovado Mountain. Ride the Cosme Velho cog train and pass through the Tijuca rainforest on your way up to the base of the statue, where you can take in sweeping views out over Guanabara Bay and Rio’s downtown sprawl.
Have you started planning your trip to Brazil? Why don't you start by checking out our Beautiful Brazil tour, on this tour you can see all the amazing things above and more! Click on the link below for more information.
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