TRAVEL IN BRAZIL
Between Carnival and Christ the Redeemer, Brazil barely needs an introduction. From the famous Brazil nightlife to its spectacular beaches, there are so many things to do in this beautiful country. First things first: get a grip on the country’s complex history at some of its amazing museums. From the beliefs and cultures of its indigenous peoples, the periods of Dutch and Portuguese colonizations, as well as the African influence dating back to the days of slavery, so many different ethnic groups have contributed to Brazil’s vibrant cultural life. Uncover their amazing stories at the Instituto Ricardo Brennand and the Museu Imperial. Dive into Brazil’s rich art history at the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, before wandering the streets of Downtown São Paulo to soak up all the architectural goodness the city has to offer. If you’re someone who loves getting lost in nature, Brazil is sure to become one of your favorite outdoor playgrounds. Hike through the Tijuca National Park to get to the top of Mount Corcovado, which offers some seriously sweet panoramas of Rio de Janeiro. Trek through the Amazon to discover a variety of plant and animal life, as well as learning about its indigenous peoples. Take a helicopter ride over the impressive Iguaçu Falls and relax on one of Fortaleza’s beautiful beaches. With so many things to do in Brazil, you’ll never get bored in this colorful country. If you’re keen to party, you’ve come to the right place. Hop from the beach bed to the nightclub in Fortaleza’s Praia de Iracema district, or if you find yourself in Rio de Janeiro in February, prepare yourself for Carnaval, hands-down the biggest party in the world. Fill up on coxinhas and brigadeiros before getting into the festival spirit with some locally-distilled cachaça. Get ready for the time of your life when you travel Brazil with Contiki.