Top 10 things to do in Brazil
If you’re planning a trip to incredible Brazil, we’re going to show you ten of the top things to do on your trip.
As South America’s biggest country, Brazil is a hub of activity and intrigue. From the stunning white sand beaches around the country to famous football history and beyond, there is something to explore for the tastes of every kind of traveller in Brazil.
Let’s get planning your mind-blowing Brazilian adventure with our list of the top ten things to do in Brazil.
Visit the famous Christ the Redeemer
If you’re visiting Brazil, chances are you’ll find yourself with at least a few days to spend in Rio de Janeiro.
As such, when you’re there, no trip is complete without feasting your eyes on the Christ the Redeemer statue.
There are several ways you can see it up close, and the most popular way is by train. However, if you fancy more adventure, take a hike of the Tijuca Forest or the Corcovado Mountain to make your way there.
Praia do Cassino Beach
Not only is it one of the longest beaches in the world, but Praia do Cassino in Rio Grande do Sul is THE longest beach in the world!
At 254 km (158 miles) long, this is one experience you do not want to miss on your trip to Brazil. Take in the stunning white sand, go for a swim or take part in a number of water sports and activities here.
Take in the spectacle of Pedra Azul
Pedra Azul, meaning ‘blue stone’, is a wonderful sight to behold in Brazil. Take a trip to the Pedra Azul State Park, created in 1991, to take in this incredible natural spectacle.
Hike the Chapada Diamantina
If you’re a keen hiker and outdoorsy adventurer, then trekking in the Chapada Diamantina is a must on your trip to Brazil.
The terrain of this enormous national park includes forests, mesas, river beaches, waterfalls, and incredible landscapes to behold.
Here, you’ll experience an amazing local insight into the surrounding community and experience cultural enrichment like no other.
Explore the Pantanal
Located mostly within the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso du Sul but also extending in part to Bolivia and Paraguay, Pantanal is one of the most incredible places to experience wildlife in South America.
It’s the largest tropical wetland in the world and one of the most pristine. You can take a tour to experience jaguars and other creatures and flora and fauna that call this stunning place home.
Visit Parque Nacional Chapada dos Veadeiros
Brazil is home to an abundance of breathtaking natural landscapes and national parks to explore, and Parque Nacional Chapada dos Veadeiros is one of them.
Its stunning natural scenery is among some of the most beautiful in the country, and you can hike hundreds of miles of wild and spare vegetation, geological formations, waterfalls, and cave systems to your heart’s content.
Known for its cobbled streets and historic centre, you must visit Paraty when taking a trip to Brazil. With its lack of trucks and cars, this place is a peaceful haven during the day.
But worry not, as it comes alive at night with an abundance of bars, restaurants, and clubs to party the night away.
The historic town of Ouro Preto
Founded at the end of the 17th century, Ouro Preto, meaning black gold, was the focal point of the gold rush of Brazil’s golden age in the 18th century.
It is worth taking a trip to this colonial town to take in the cobbled streets, Baroque architecture, grand squares, fountains, bridges, and so much more.
Museu de Arte Contemporânea in Niterói
More commonly known just as the MAC, this museum is fascinating from the word jump with its interesting flying-saucer-shaped building.
First opened in 1996, this site offers an amazing 360-degree view of Niterói and across the bay to Rio de Janeiro. While the exhibitions inside are interesting, the real work of art is the building itself.
Of course, one of the top things to do in Brazil is experience the Amazon. In particular, we recommend taking a boat trip down the Amazon for some of the most incredible views of the mighty river and its wildlife.
Amazon river travel is known for being slow and quite tough, but it’s absolutely worth it when visiting this incredible part of the world. Read more