Brazil is vibrant and exciting country full of contrasts…from the simple subsistence of the Amazon to the deep rhythms of Rio de Janeiro, the incredible coastline and the fascinating interior. Brazil will entice you to look for more.
The Amazon Rainforest: With over 6000 known plant species and a variety of unique wildlife, you can explore the rainforest from an Amazon ecolodge.
The Pantanal: An enormous ecologically diverse wetland rich with wildlife as the Pantanal is one of the best places to see jaguars, rare blue macaws, armadillos and anacondas. There are over 600 species of birds in the area.
Iguassu Falls: A series of spectacular cascading waterfalls surrounded by subtropical forest in the south of Brazil. There are 275 cataracts stretching 2 miles with a height of over 300 feet. Each second, 450,000 gallons of water comes tumbling down the waterfall. You can take a stroll along raised walkways, take a boat that goes to the base of the falls, or fly over them via helicopter. If you can, spend the night at the falls, that way you can shoot photographs at different times of the day. Many clients like to spend one night on the Argentinian side of the falls and one night on the Brazilian side. On the Brazilian side, the Tropical dos Catarats Hotel offers amazing views of the falls.
Rio de Janeiro: One of the world’s most exciting cities, Rio is spectacularly set between jungle-covered mountains and beach-lined bays. Sights include the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf and the famous beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. We suggest spending 3 nights in Rio if you have the time.
Sao Paulo: This is the largest city in South America and the thrid largest in the world. Sao Paulo is known of it’s international restaurants, upscale shopping and active nightlife. A must see is the Sao Paulo Museum of Art. which offers one of the largest collections of impressionist paintings in the world. March through November are the best months to travel for most of the country, however if visiting the Amazon, we recommend July and August.
If you have 10 nights, one of the most popular travel packages by far is called Three Jewels which visits Rio, Iguassu Falls and Buenos Aires.