Brazil, the largest country in South America, is a country with sandy white beaches, winding rivers, dense jungles, rocky mountain peaks, colourful coral reefs and abundant wildlife: there's little Brazil doesn't offer when it comes to natural beauty. From the packed beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema to the isolated villages of the Amazon, travelers can choose nearly any kind of holiday in Brazil.
Brazil offers big adventures for travelers with budgets large and small. There’s horseback riding in Pantanal, kayaking flooded forests in the Amazon, ascending rocky cliff tops to breathtaking views, whale-watching off the coast, surfing stellar breaks off palm-fringed beaches and snorkelling crystal-clear rivers or coastal reefs – all part of the great Brazilian experience.
Brazil’s most famous celebration, Carnival, storms though the country’s cities and towns with hip-shaking samba, dazzling costumes and carefree joie de vivre, but Brazilians hardly regulate their passion for revelry to a few weeks of the year. Whether dancing with Cariocas at Rio’s atmospheric samba clubs or following powerful drumbeats through the streets of Salvador. There’s the dancehall forró of the Northeast, twirling carimbó of the Amazon, scratch-skilled DJs of São Paulo and an endless variety of regional sounds that extends from the back-country sertanejo to reggae-loving Maranhão.
The Brazilians are a passionate people who love to have fun, packing the beaches full on weekends and filling soccer stadiums to capacity for every match.