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Top Ten Things to do in Brazil

What are the most popular things to do in Brazil? Our destination experts shed some light on the best loved highlights, attractions and activities.

1. City life, beaches and fantastic views in Rio de JaneiroThings to do in Brazil

The dream city of Rio de Janeiro offers everything your heart desires – the endless sand beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, the vibrant city life as well as the fantastic views of the Sugarloaf and the Corcovado on which rests the gigantic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Visit Rio once and you will surely want to return again!

2. Carnival in Rio

What would Brazil be without the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro? The best Samba schools in the country showcase their skills once a year at the Carnival. Whether in the famed Sambadrome or out on the streets across the city, the Carnival is an experience you must enjoy at least once in your life!

3. Hidden paradise in Buzios

The quaint fishing village of Buzios is set just three hours from bustling Rio. Here, time seems to pass more slowly than in the rest of the country. Stroll along shimmering blue expanses of water and live the relaxed lifestyle of the locals when you travel to Buzios.

4. Gateway to the Amazon in Manaus

The city of Manaus offers a gateway to the lush green Amazon forest. Take a leisurely cruise on the Amazon river and discover incredible flora and fauna at one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world!

5. Photography tour in PantanalThings to do in Brazil

The largest marshland in the world, Pantanal is ideal for photography tours in Brazil. It is also home to an overwhelming number of native plant and animal species. The jungle lodges in the region are a highlight in themselves: built in harmony with nature, they still offer all the worldly comfort you can wish for.

6. Picturesque Sao Paolo

The bustling metropolis of Sao Paolo is oft neglected by travelers albeit unjustly! The twelve million-strong city boasts modern architecture, the unusually picturesque Parque do Ibirapuera and countless art museums with world class treasures. The largest city of South America is not to be missed on your tour of Brazil!

7. Culture and heritage in Paraty

Beautifully preserved, the charming old town of Paraty takes history buffs and culture travelers back in time. Many buildings in Paraty date back to the 17th century. This colorful colonial town also boasts picture-perfect surroundings including idyllic white sandy beaches, lush green mountains and azure lagoons.

8. Iguazu Falls in BrazilThings to do in Brazil

Most definitely on our list of top things to do in Brazil, this is a highlight you simply cannot miss! Only the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls offers you a panoramic view of this incredible natural phenomenon. From Foz do Iguacu, you can also visit the Jesuit Ruins of San Ignacio, which have recently been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

9. Unspoiled beach in Picinguaba

Insider Tip from the Enchanting Travels team: Go off the beaten track on your tour of Brazil with a visit to idyllic Picinguaba. Soak up the sun on the unspoiled beaches and savor the fresh catch of the day at one of the many quaint restaurants.

10. Fresh fruit feast

Brazil is undoubtedly a paradise for fruit lovers: try the vitamin-rich Acai berry, Caju (whose kernels, the Cashews, are also available around the world), or the deliciously sweet and juicy guavas.

A round-trip to Brazil must be planned well – after all, the South American country is one of the largest in the world!

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