June 29, 2017
Ticket to Paradise
Why Brazil? You ask.
Where do I begin? There are so many reasons to visit Brazil —the land, the people, the passion — it is my home country, and one I never tire of returning to again and again!
Visit Brazil to see its vibrant landscapes. It is home to the world’s largest rain forest and the longest river — the Amazon. You can see the widest water fall at Iguazu Falls and nearly 5,000 miles of coastline with beaches that are to die for. Plus Brazil offers a lot of sunshine.
Visit Brazil for its dynamic culture and the experience of several countries in one. There is a wealth of regional charm from music and dance, to architecture, food, and fashion. Once you’ve danced in the heat of Carnaval, lost yourself in the poetry of Brazil’s language and music, surfed its waves, watched its people or just sipped your caipirinha (Brazil’s version of a mojito), you will rethink the way you live your life. Brazilians enjoy a passion and sensuality that no other country could ever rival.
A visit to Brazil is unforgettable!
Don’t Miss Out on the Best of Brazil
Visiting a new country is always exciting. But, the challenge of figuring out where to go, what to see, and what things you should not miss is often difficult. Luckily for you, I am from Brazil, and I will make sure you don’t miss out on the best of Brazil has to offer.
A visit to Brazil should focus on two things, the gorgeous landscapes, and the culture. Everything from waterfalls to rainforests to exciting nightlife is like nothing you have ever seen or experienced. They all come with a richness and uniqueness that you only find in Brazil.
Although I could spend days telling you all about the beautiful places you should see and things you should do while in Brazil, for now, I will tell you about the eight must-do items during your vacation to Brazil.
1.Rio De Janiero
Sure you have seen pictures of Brazil’s most famous city including Carnival parades where locals display their zest for life, but Rio offers its visitors so much more. The city is surrounded by world-famous beaches such as Copacabana. The surrounding gentle slopes of Corcovado feature the must-see Christ the Redeemer. Botanical gardens and bay tours are just a couple of the sights not to miss. Plus the streets are alive with samba and fabulous restaurants.
São Paulo is not only the largest city in Brazil, but it is quite possibly the most culture-filled city. Foodies love the huge selection of cuisines and variety of favorable restaurants. The shopping is outstanding. Although many people visit here for the food and shopping, make sure you don’t miss out on the world-class museums and city tours — they are an absolute must-see.
3.Amazon River and Rainforest
One of the best places to start your tour of the Amazon river and rainforest is the city of Manaus. From here you can tour a tiny slice of this expansive jungle as well as the river. Stay a night or two and immerse yourself in the tribal culture for a more authentic experience.
If you have ever been to Niagara Falls then you have an idea of what the Iguazu Waterfalls is like, but even that is small in comparison — Just ask Eleanor Roosevelt who when seeing Iguazu Waterfalls said “Poor Niagara!” The Iguazu Waterfalls of the Iguazu River, are the largest falls in the world. It expands more than 1.7 miles and has 275 drops. But it isn’t simply its size that makes it worth seeing, its lush backdrop and whimsical rainbows create a picturesque sight.
Paraty is a small town backed by mountains on Brazil’s CostaVerde, between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Paraty’s downtown is one of the best preserved historic centers in Brazil, and the cobbled streets and squares are lined with museums, galleries, churches, and bars. Stores sell locally produced arts, crafts and delicious local specialties including many varieties of cachaça (sugar cane rum).
Around a half hour’s drive from Paraty lies the quiet coastal village of Trindade, famed for its lovely, quiet beaches and its proximity to wild nature. Simple guest houses that can be rented here. Beautiful beaches such as Praia do Sono are easily accessed from Trindade.
Salvador, a city in Brazil’s northeastern state of Bahia, is known for its Portuguese colonial architecture. Cobblestone alleys meet large squares full of colorful buildings and baroque churches. The Afro-Brazilian culture is rare and found here. The coastline is tropical and lush. Plus, it is likely that you will see street performers such as martial artists or drummers.
This is the place to see amazing wildlife! Pantanal is the world’s largest tropical wetland. Here you will see everything from monkeys to blue macaws and more. Unfortunately, this place is extremely remote and hard to get to without a local guide. I would suggest taking a tour from Cuiaba. Yes, Brazil has many more places I would love to tell you about, and I will share all of them with you soon. However, for now, don’t miss out on these amazing must-see places in Brazil. Remember, Brazil is my home, and I would love to help you plan an amazing vacation to this country that I love!
Love from Brazil x