Brazil, one of the most alluring countries in the world, is home to pristine white-sand beaches, lush rainforests, and untamed, rhythm-filled cities.Move beyond the cultural expectations of the city and enjoy the natural paradises that Brazil offers visitors.
The attractions of Brazil range from historical villages that seem to have been frozen in time to exotic landscapes with red-rock gorges, roaring waterfalls, and coral-fringed tropical islands.
Then there is Brazil’s biodiversity, which is legendary in breadth and boasts the largest diversity of plant and animal species on the planet. In Brazil, there are thousands of locations where you can see toucans, scarlet macaws, howler monkeys, capybaras, pink dolphins, sea turtles, and other iconic species.
Here are some natural beauties in Brazil you shouldn’t miss if you’re organising a fantastic trip there:
FERNANDO DE NORONHA
The Fernando de Noronha archipelago, which consists of 21 islands and islets, is a haven of unfathomable beauty and was designated a Natural World Heritage Site by Unesco. The islands have strict tourist restrictions and an entry fee for environmental preservation in order to maintain their natural beauty. It’s in a Brazilian class all its own with its clean waters, abundant marine life, including the greatest known population of resident dolphins in the world, and stunning tropical scenery. Three of the five beaches that receive five stars from Guia Quatro Rodas Praias, the nation’s “beach bible,” are located right here.
The Amazon River is undoubtedly a natural wonder. It is the planet’s “life spring,” is larger than the next eight largest rivers put together, and is in charge of providing us with the water and air we breathe.
The Amazon, which was named after female warriors from Greek mythology, is a region that has almost mythical status. Its iconic experiences include canoeing through a flooded forest, napping on a hammock on a boat chugging upriver, and waking up to the otherworldly roar of howler monkeys. These are more exquisite than spectacular. It’s the tiny things that make a river remarkable, despite its mythical magnitude. All of this and more is the Amazon.
There is truly no bad time to go, whether you visit it in the rainy season and canoe peacefully through the flooded trees or you visit it in the dry season with sunny sky and the chance to go on lengthy excursions. The Amazon offers activities like tree climbing, piranha fishing, caiman spotting, and interactions with nearby villages of rubber tappers. River boat excursions provide people the option to chug through the rivers and experience the river from a different perspective, while jungle lodges give people the ability to sleep in the jungle and explore the area on survival tours. It will be a wonderful experience no matter how you choose to explore the Amazon.
RIO DE JANEIRO
You can see why Rio is known as the Cidade Maravilhosa when you stare out from the 710m top of Corcovado. There are golden beaches and green mountains, samba-fueled nightlife, and exciting football matches.
The city is surrounded by lushly forested mountains, glistening beaches, and a string of little islands dotting the water’s edge. This seaside gem offers exceptional outdoor adventures, including hiking in the Tijuca jungle, cycling alongside the lake and beaches, sailing across Bahia de Guanabara, and surfing, rock climbing, and hang gliding in one of the most beautiful urban environments in the world.
Visitors have long been drawn to Rio’s beaches. Throughout the 1940s, when foreign starlets would fly into Rio for the weekend, Copacabana Beach came to represent the city. Ipanema Beach is the centre of attention right now, its popularity and attraction having persisted since bossa nova luminaries Tom Jobim and Vincius de Moraes introduced the world to it in the 1960s. The beach is Rio’s backyard for cariocas (citizens of Rio), a playground that is free and available to everyone. Here, you may play football, volleyball, surf, eat, drink, or just rest while people-watching.
The largest wetland in the world, which is in the middle of South America, spans 210,000 square kilometres. Between the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil is home to the majority. The vast variety of species that inhabits these open marshes makes the Pantanal an essential destination for anybody who enjoys viewing animals in their natural habitat.
There are few people and no towns in the Pantanal. People travel by tiny aircraft and motorboats due to the enormous distances and inadequate land transportation; the seasons govern car travel.
Either from the north, where the Transpantaneira penetrates deep into the area, or from the south, where Estrada Parque cuts over the wetlands, you can enter the Pantanal. Because of worries about the general ridiculousness of having a road that is submerged for half the year, the much-proposed motorway straight through the Pantanal has long been put on hold.
FOZ DO IGUAÇU
The Iguaçu Falls are one of the most breathtaking vistas on earth. The force and noise of the cascades, a chain of hundreds of waterfalls with a length of about 3 km, are unforgettable and make for a jaw-dropping, sensory experience. The location is also advantageous because the falls are shared between Argentina and Brazil in a vast national park, part of it a rainforest alive with unusual flora and wildlife.
Iguaçu Falls in both Brazil and Argentina may be visited from the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu, as can other nearby sights including Itaipu Binacional and Park das Aves.