Brazil

Brazil

Brazil dominates the South American continent and is best known for its football, coffee, colorful Rio Carnaval and brooding Amazon Rainforest.

Brasilia
The planned city of Brasilia in Central West Brazil is the country's capital and this UNESCO World Heritage Site is architecturally stunning and has been laid out in the shape of a giant bird. A must see is the city's futuristic cathedral with its stained-glass windows and 16 concrete pillars that weigh 90 tons each. Southeast Brazil is the country's commercial centre and features cosmopolitan cities like Rio de Janeiro, with its iconic Copacabana Beach and Cristo Redentor Humaita statue atop Peak Corcovado, and Sao Paolo, the largest Brazilian city.

Wild and untamed North Brazil's biggest asset is the Amazon Rain Forest. Most tours of the Amazon's Rio Negro region will start from the state's capital, Manaus, famous for its Teatro Amazonas, which is an exact copy of the Grand Opera de Paris, and its Natural Science Museum featuring live pirarucu tropical fish. o­ne of the Northeastern Region's most well known states is the Rio Grande do Norte, and its most popular attractions include the Natal's Ponta Negra Beach, the Genipabu dunes and the largest cashew tree in the world.

Pedeserra Relevo
Boa Viagem
Santa Catarina State in South Brazil is the o­nly area that sees annual snowfall and is also the Brazilian stronghold of the gaucho culture. Touring the Botanical Garden in Curitiba, o­ne of South Brazil's two major cities, is a perfect prelude to visiting the Iguacu Falls, the "big water" and another UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Pantanal in Brazil's Central West is the largest wetlands area in the world and this region also presents tourists with countless eco-tourism opportunities.