Brazil is brimming with distinct personality, with a diverse array of culinary traditions, pristine beach destinations, and festivals that draw travelers from far and wide.
Visitors can find adventure and excitement in a variety of sightseeing opportunities. Enjoy a view of Rio de Janeiro from atop a hill next to the largest Art Deco sculpture in the world, Christ the Redeemer, or indulge in a traditional churrascurra dining experience. Party until the morning at the vibrant clubs dotting the country, with major scenes in Sao Paolo and Rio. Or, travel for Carnival, a historical festival where parades flood the streets in celebration.
Whatever your reason for visiting, Brazil promises endless adventures with memories to last a lifetime.
Beyond the coveted destinations of Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro, a variety of pristine beaches await to be explored, with a more secluded tropical location that locals know and love. In the state of Bahia, take a visit to Praia do Forte, existing as a quaint fishing village. Sprawling beaches situated away from the hustle and bustle of the city as well as charming dining allow for a relaxing and unconventional getaway.
Heralded as the Mardi Gras of South America, Carnival, held yearly in Rio de Janeiro, offers up the party experience of a lifetime. Opulent parades are held all throughout Rio, along with cities in the states of Bahia and Pernambuco, for an entire wee. There is a vibrant nightlife scene to match, too. The historic event dates back to the 1830s and celebrates indulgence during the day before Lent begins.
There are several periods during the year when Brazilians travel en masse: January; June, when school lets out; and national holidays. Make sure to avoid these times for your Brazil vacation, as you'll be entering an empty landscape. The charm of the city can be seen in its many festivals, including Carnival, teeming with locals and international visitors alike.
Though Brazil's bus system is not highly praised by locals, it is the most efficient way to travel throughout the country at a low fare. Hop on the express bus by noticing signs that state "directo," or a direct route.