From world-class waterfalls to wonders of the world to extravagant carnivals, Brazil has many exciting things to see.
Here are the top five best experiences you can have when visiting this beautiful South American country.
Counted amongst the best international Carnivals, the Grand Rio Carnival is nothing short of a visual extravaganza with plenty of action, colours and sound, that when combined will blow away your senses! Make sure you plan in advance to make the most of this event, and be sure to catch the amazing display of the Brazilian samba dancers from the Sambodromo stands.
Be prepared to get dazzled by infectious music, elaborate dance performances and brilliant costumes. You will witness non-stop street parties and action which take the atmosphere of this carnival to new highs each time.
Sitting atop Corvocado summit, 700 m above the ground, you will see a huge statue of Christ the Redeemer. It is not only the most iconic symbol in all of Brazil, but is also one of the 7 man-made wonders in the world. Once you ride up this mountain, an amazing 360° view awaits you of of Rio de Janeiro city. This is a bucket list tick off, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience by many. It’s best to visit this landmark early in the morning, to beat the crowds, or visit late in the evening to witness the beautiful sunset.
Easily one of the best things you can do when in Brazil, the panoramic views you will get from the top, and the unforgettable ride which takes you there, definitely makes Sugarloaf Mountain a truly memorable experience. You are taken by a thrilling cable car ride operating to/from Morro da Orca and the Sugarloaf Mountain peak. The phenomenal views from the summit are what postcard pictures are made of!
If you visit the peak at the right hour, you can catch the surreal sunset, with the entire Copacabana beach bathed in its beautiful colours. You also get the best views of Christ the Redeemer and the Rio de Janeiro city. Make sure you book in advance to avoid long queues.
Porto de Galinhas
Porto de Galinhas is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil. Its crystal clear waters and silvery white sands provide the perfect rejuvenating break. Regardless of whether you take a boat trip to the lagoon or prefer to relax in any of its shimmering pools, this place will leave a lifelong impression on your memory! Plenty of surfing opportunities, perfect kayaking and diving spots, shallow reef-top pools and vibrant marine life make this a must-visit for any beach lover.
Last but not least, is the incredible Iguazu Falls. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is taller and twice as wide than the world-famous Niagara Falls, and can be reached from the town of Foz do Iguaçu. Iguazu Falls isn’t just one waterfall, it is made up of 275 cascading waterfalls covering nearly 3km, and is the most powerful waterfall in the world.
A visit to Iguazu Falls is a must when visiting Brazil, you simply cannot leave this beautiful South American country without seeing the awesome power of mother nature.