Things to do in Brazil

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Top 5 things to do in Brazil

Brazil is a huge country that has vibrant historical cities, lush Amazon rainforests, serene tropical islands, land and water based adventure activities and vast expanses of white sandy beaches. It also has a fascinating culture such as the famous annual Carnaval at Rio. The following are some of the things to do in Brazil.

Enjoy the panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro.

A comfortable cable car will smoothly transport you to the top of the majestic Sugar Loaf Mountain, popularly known as Pão de Açúcar. The ecstatic view that this 404 meter high mountain offers will enable you to view the entire Rio de Janeiro city and its coast lines. The journey to the top of the mountain ascends through a very nice landscape. In fact most visitors prefer to visit this site than even the statue of Christ the Redeemer which is a wonder of the world. Going for this ride during sunset is the best as this will help you to avoid crowds. Read more about what to do and see in Rio de Janeiro.

Explore the World Heritage Site of Iguacu Falls.

Visiting this site is among the best things to do in Brazil. It was once considered as sacred burial place for 2 native Brazilian tribes. The Iguacu falls national park has 275 separate water falls that give a breathtaking view span of 3 kilometers. It is located in the southern part of Brazil near the Brazil-Argentina border. The waterfalls are the largest tiered waterfalls in America. There are several resorts fond in this area. The resorts on the adventurous side might offer rafting trips in front of the falls. You can as well opt for a helicopter ride above the falls.

Experience the Amazon River amidst the dense and wild jungle near Manaus

This is also another interesting thing to do in Brazil. Manaus is the most preferred starting point for most guided tours and treks along the wilds of the Amazon River. The Amazon River is the second longest river in the world. Manaus is among the few cities found in the Amazon jungle. You can choose tour operators from this city. A 7-day guided trek is recommended for one to really se the jungle. As you go through the habitat full of exotic animals, the guides will show you the different types of wild fruits.

Savor the paradise Fernando de Noronha Island Chain

This island is protected environmentally. It is one of the most precious treasures of Brazil. The island is ideal for divers since it’s a home to many playful dolphins. You can swim with the dolphins in the clear waters. The island lies about 200 miles away from the north-eastern city of Natal. Fernando de Noronha is made up of twenty islands which can only be visited by four hundred and twenty tourists at a time. This is a true paradise worth visiting.

Dance to the Salvador da Bahia rhythms

This is among the most interesting things to do in Brazil. The locals simply refer to it as ‘bahia’. The area is full of lively Brazilian culture. You get to listen to live music such as reggae, pagode, samba and many more. In the bahias, you will be able to see exceptional performances of Brazilian martial arts and capoeira. This tradition looks like a graceful gymnastic dance.  Caopeira is a combination of self-defense and dance.

Related article: Tourist Attractions of Rio

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