Places to visit in Brazil

Discover our guide to the most exciting, memorable and inspiring places to visit.

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Brasilia and the Cerrado

Located in the remote heartland of Brazil, the country’s futuristic capital offers brutalist architecture, a modernist Cathedral and wind-funnelled avenues.

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Buzios, Paraty and Costa Verde

The southwest offers forest-smothered coastlines of rocky bays and exquisite beaches, studded with laid-back beach resorts, secluded upmarket hotels, and colonial-era ports.

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Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls – Brazilian side

The incomparable Iguazú Falls plummet from a sheer 60m drop, crashing through the subtropical jungle alive with wildlife and butterflies.

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North coast: Natal, Fortaleza and Sao Luis

Brazil’s little-visited north coast offers World Heritage Site cities, national parks of rippling sand dunes and wild sloping beaches peppered with laid-back resorts.

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Ouro Preto

Ouro Preto and Minas Gerais

Visit the birthplace of Brazilian independence, the state of Minas Gerais, whose open, rolling hills are dotted with delightful colonial towns.

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Recife, Olinda and Fernando de Noronha

Take in colonial architecture contrasting with gleaming modern buildings in Recife, wander Olinda’s quaint cobbled streets and swim in the sapphire-clear waters of volcanic island Fernando de Noronha.

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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Of the world’s great iconic cities, Rio is the most captivating. Romantic and laid back but oozing energy and optimism. Enjoy its vibrant street art, beach football and spontaneous musical events.

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Salvador Brazil

Salvador, Lencois and the beaches of Bahia

Colourful Salvador throbs with drumbeats and dance. Beyond Bahia’s endless tropical coastline are the forested mountains of Chapada Diamantina and the laid-back town of Lençóis.

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Sao Paolo

Sao Paulo

Discover São Paulo, one of the largest, most innovative, dynamic and diverse cities in the world.

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Serra Geral

South Brazil’s mountains and beaches

Explore undulating coastlines with pretty crescent-shaped beaches, backed by mountains, waterfalls and cloud forests sheltering vivid flowers and palms.

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The Brazilian Amazon

The vast, romantic wilderness of the Amazon basin heaves with secretive wildlife and gushing rivers.

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The Pantanal

The Pantanal

The world’s largest wetland is home to a huge array of wildlife: from giant storks to macaws, capybara to graceful jaguars.

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