Brazil is an exotic destination that encompasses great scenery, rich culture, vibrant cities, and the largest tropical rain forest on Earth. It sits on the eastern side of South America and unlike the rest of South America they speak Portuguese rather than Spanish.
In the north of the country where the climate is tropical lies the Amazon Basin, the biggest bio-diverse area in the world. As you head further south, there are pockets of desert and drier areas. Further south again, and the climate becomes temperate.
Landscapes in Brazil are varied but so are the cities. São Paulo for instance is the largest city in the southern hemisphere and the Americas, and the seventh largest city in the world by population. Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city and is more famous for its spectacular landscape, beach culture, and carnivals rather than its big city attractions.
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Amazon Basin: the largest rain forest on the planet with the Amazon River being the second longest river and the biggest for volume of water;
Iguassu Falls, one the natural wonders of the world. Consisting of 275 falls along a 2.7 kilometers (1.67 miles) stretch of the Iguassu River, it is an awesome sight to behold;
Rio de Janeiro is one of the world's great cities. It is known for its scenic landscapes, views, beaches, and carnivals.
Sao Paulo is the biggest city in South America and one of the largest urban areas in the world;
Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago containing gorgeous beaches and lots of wild life;
Salvador is an attractive colonial town with lots of great beaches and a vibrant music scene;
Florianopolis Brazil is a historic city with great beaches, surfing, and seafood;
Pantanal is the world’s largest wetland;
Ouro Preto is a preserved colonial town;
Olinda is famous for its well preserved colonial center.