Brazil is the largest country in South and Central Americaand the fifth largest in the world. Because of its size, it is a very diverse country in many aspects. The terrain includes mountains, hills, plains, rainforests and scrublands. Portuguese is the official language. The population of Brazil is a melting pot of races, including indigenous people, African and European. This variety is reflected in the food, architecture, music and culture of Brazil.
Some of our popular destinations in Brasil
With a unique blend of tropical beaches and steamy rainforest, Ilha Grande is one of Brazil’s most idyllic island getaways. Relax beachside with a caipirinha in hand, hike through the forests to Praia Lopes Mendes or don a mask and snorkel and enter an underwater wonderland.
Rio de Janeiro
Welcome to the Cidade Maravilhosa, or the Marvelous City, as Rio is known in Brazil. Synonymous with the girl from Ipanema, the dramatic views from Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain, and famous Carnival celebrations, Rio is a city of stunning architecture, abundant museums, and marvelous food. Rio is also home to 23 beaches, an almost continuous 73-km (45-mile) ribbon of sand.
Iguaçu consists of some 275 separate waterfalls—in the rainy season there are as many as 350—that plunge more than 200 feet onto the rocks below. They cascade in a deafening roar at a bend in the Iguazú River (Río Iguazú/Rio Iguaçu) where the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay meet.
Amazon Cruises and Tours in Brazil. We have classic Amazon cruises, exciting jungle expeditions, and lodge stays in remote areas where wildlife is still abundant in huge numbers.Our cruises and lodges range from simple to luxury.We can offer specialty Amazon tours such as fishing tours, trekking, kayaking and camping tours, birdwatching tours.
São Paulo is a megalopolis of nearly 20 million people, with endless stands of skyscrapers defining the horizon from every angle. The largest city in South America, São Paulo even makes New York City, with its population of about 8 million, seem small in comparison.São Paulo is Brazil’s main financial hub and its most cosmopolitan city, with top-rate nightlife and restaurants and impressive cultural and arts scenes.
In “the land of happiness,” as the state of Bahia is known, the sun shines almost every day. Its Atlantic Ocean shoreline runs for 900 kilometers (560 miles), creating beautiful white-sand beaches lined with coconut palms. Bahia’s capital, Salvador, the beat of bongo drums echoing through the narrow cobblestone streets is a rhythmic reminder of Brazil’s African heritage.
The world’s largest tropical forest seems an endless carpet of green that’s sliced only by the curving contours of rivers. The Amazon forest is home to 500,000 cataloged species of plants and a river that annually transports 15% of the world’s available freshwater to the sea.
The Cidade de Minas (city of Minas), now Belo Horizonte, was established in 1897.Belo Horizonte the first planned modern city in Brazil (its design was overseen by the engineer Aarão Reis) modeled its streets on the wide avenues of Paris and Washington, and on their circular city centers.