Brazil immediately casts a magical spell on the minds of the traveller. This South American country is a paradise of white sand and deep green forests, happening beaches and lively warm cities.
With 7,400 kms of pristine white beaches on the east and the dense Amazon rainforests on the west, cities lined with architectural marvels to an eclectic ensemble of street food and fine dining, Brazil is every holidaymaker’s dream come true. Plan your perfect holiday to Brazil with Flying Squirrel Holidays’ customised Brazil tour packages from India!
In short, Brazil is a perfect blend of European fervour, owing to their Portuguese dominion, and quintessential Latin American lifestyle.
Brazil is the largest country in South America and the 5th largest in the world. This South American gem was discovered by Portuguese sailors in the early 16th century and has been under European rule till the early 19th century. Hence Brazilian culture and lifestyle have a strong Portuguese influence with the country being the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world.
Owing to its endless shoreline with the Atlantic, Brazil thrives on its each culture. The twin beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema offer a wide range of activities for tourists and locals alike. Activities like stand-up paddleboarding, surfing and banana boat riding is sure to give you an adrenaline rush. A visit to the beaches of Leblon is recommended for all those looking for a quiet time by the beach.
Beyond the sandy beaches and dense forests, Brazil has a vibrant city life that attracts tourists from the world over. Each city has a distinct charm that mesmerizes one and all. Head to Rio de Janeiro for fabled beach culture, Sao Paulo fabulous food and nightlife or Brasilica for modern architecture.
Brazilian cuisine is to die for. It is a heavenly mix of Brazilian tradition with flavours of Europe, Africa and Asia in more recent times. While the street foods of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo will leave you craving for more you can also enjoy world-class Japanese cuisine at the fancier restaurants. Tantalise your taste buds with dishes like picanha, moqueca, feijoada and much more.
Football is more than a sport in Brazil. It is an emotion that is etched in Brazilian psyche. Head to Macarena stadium in Ri de Janeiro to get a glimpse of this national obsession. Tours are available all through the week and tickets can be booked in advance.
Rio can easily be claimed as one of the most stunning cities in the world. With an incredible collection of natural beauty, architecture, breathtaking views from the summit of Corcovado and the jaw-dropping structure of Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) the city never fails to impress. Downtown Rio houses the most happening Copacabana beach, endless quaint cafes, excellent nightlife and numerous boutique stores perfect to satiate the shopaholic in you.
A sprawling metropolis in the heart of Brazil, Sao Paulo is buzzing with warm and lively people, fabulous food, throbbing nightlife and some of South America’s best collection of fine arts. Some of the main attractions of this city include Ibirapuera Park, avant-garde buildings by Oscar Niemeyer and marvellous Museu de Arte de São Paulo.
The capital city of Brazil, Brasilia was designed and constructed in 1960 by Brazil’s celebrity architect Oscar Niemeyer. The city is a showpiece of meticulous planning, smooth execution, and futuristic architecture. The city was completed within a short span of time when the capital was moved here from Rio de Janeiro. The city houses some of Brazil’s most spectacular buildings like the presidential palace, supreme court, Historical Museum of Brasilia and the city’s best-known structure Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida.
Located at the confluence of Rio Negro and Solimoes, in northwestern Brazil, Manaus is the capital of the deep enchanting Amazonas. The city is strategically located to provide easy access to Encontro das Aguas via boat. Other boat trips will take you into the heart of the rain forests, the Anavilhanas Island, an archipelago covered in lakes, streams, dense vegetation and a mind-boggling array of wildlife featuring monkeys, turtles, sloths, parrots and much more.
Salvador, the capital city of Bahia is a classic remnant of the colonial era. The city abounds in ancient Portuguese architecture, charming cobbled streets, gold-encrusted churches and a UNESCO listed old town, Pelourinho.
Surf – Get your own surfing boards and hit the beautiful waves breaking gently against the shores of Florianópolis or Barra da Tijuca.
Trek – There is no dearth of nature in Brazil. The country abounds in beautiful destinations covered in forests and waterfalls with trekking paths and hiking trails.
Snorkel – Spend some time with the turtles and other underwater creatures at the islands of Fernando de Noronha.
Scuba Diving – For adrenaline rush, there is the option of Scuba diving at Fernando de Noronha.
Wildlife Watching – Animal lover or not, wildlife watching is a must on your Brazil to-do list. Home to the world’s largest wetlands, Pantanal offers a wide array of flora and fauna ranging from rare birds, butterflies to monkeys and giant anteaters.
Hang Gliding – Go hang gliding from the summit of Pedra Bonita for a bird’s eye view of Rio de Janeiro.
Samba Tour – Take quick lessons of the traditional Brazilian dance form – Samba. It is worth it!
Beach Volleyball – Kick off your fancy shoes and get messy with the locals on the beach.
Cable Car Ride – Take a cable car ride to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for a spectacular sunset.
Standing tall at a height of 709 meters, the massive Art Deco statue of Cristo Redentor or Christ the Redeemer is undoubtedly the striking feature in Rio’s skyline. With 28 meters outstretched arms, the statue stands as if embracing mankind in grace and divinity. A chapel located in the base of the statue is a popular wedding destination. It is situated in Tijuca National Park which is home to a variety of tropical birds and butterflies.
Another iconic landmark and a must-visit location in Rio de Janeiro is the 396-meter-high rounded peak of Sugarloaf mountain. It stands on the peninsular of Guanabara Bay that juts out in the Atlantic Ocean. The mountain top can be reached by cable car.
The calm Iguacu River suddenly drops 100 meters at the juncture of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, thereby forming the spectacular Iguacu Falls. The falls is a collection of 247 cascading waterfalls of varying height and volume. In all, it is a natural wonder and a sight to behold. The mesmerizing waterfalls aside, the sight is also home to numerous birds and wildlife. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Copacabana is the highlight of any Brazil vacation. A 4-km-long beach of white sand and breaking waves in downtown Rio is the stuff of dreams. Spectacular views, endless beach activities, shops, cafes and restaurants provide visitors with enough and more.
A little ahead of Copacabana, almost in continuation, lies the beaches of Ipanema. Copacabana’s wave promenade continues here making it a very popular destination for both tourists and locals. Sundays come alive in Ipanema with music, food and dance at the antique market at Praça de Quentaland and the Feira de Artesanato de Ipanema.
One of the outstanding features of Brazilan extravaganza is the Carnaval, Rio de Janeiro. The carnival is a weeklong pre-lent festival held in the month of February. It is a carefully curated annual event that showcases an explosion of flamboyance, world-class samba performances, dazzling bright costumes, colourful parades, mouth-watering food and mind-blowing music. The carnival is a lifetime experience and must be considered by planning a trip to Brazil.
Amazon rainforests in Brazil’s western part is one of the largest thriving wetlands in the world. It is rich in biodiversity and houses over 400 mammals, 40,000 species of plants, 1300 birds and millions of insects including several rare and endangered species. A tour into these dense natural reserves is enriching and fulfilling. You may take a boat tour or go on a jungle safari to get a closer look at this natural phenomenon.
Note: This is just a SAMPLE itinerary. Your Brazil tour package can be customized according to your preferences.
Day 1Start your Brazil trip in Cidade Maravilhosa or Rio de Janeiro, the most happening city in the country. Mount on Corcovado mountain to view the colossal statue of Christ the Redeemer. Then move on to exploring Rio's numerous popular sites including Seralon Steps and the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sabastian. As evening sets in go on a cable car ride up to the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain and enjoy the most mind-blowing sunset.
Day 2Head to downtown Rio's most fashionable and happening district, Copacabana. Sit back and relax while you enjoy miles of white sand or take a leisurely walk on the world-famous black and white mosaic promenade. Next up visit the beaches of Ipanema famous for numerous beach activities and water sports. Shop at the boutique stores lined by the streets. Enjoy strong dark Brazilian coffee while watching a samba performance.
Day 3Fly to Sao Paulo, one of the largest and most attractive cities in the world. Spend the morning exploring some of Sao Paulo's iconic buildings and museums. Visit Museu de Arte to get a peek into an impressive collection of Latin American fine arts. The sprawling Ibirapuera Park provides for some excellent photo opportunities.
Day 4Post breakfast fly to Iguacu Falls at the Argentinean border. Hike in the many trails along the falls to enjoy a fabulous view. Take a boat ride to the falls for a closer look.
Day 5Head up, head to Manaus, the gateway town to Brazil's Amazon Rainforest. Stroll by the streets of this neoclassical town lined by elaborate buildings, parks, museums and churches. Get a taste of authentic Amazonian cuisine at any of Manaus's fancy restaurants.
Day 6This is all about the adventures of the rainforests. Take a boat tour into the interiors of these dense forests. Go on a jungle safari or go on a seaplane ride over these vast wetlands for a spectacular ariel view.
Day 7Fly to Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. Explore some of Oscar Niemeyer's masterpiece architecture that characterizes this showpiece city. Take lots of pictures at the Praça dos Tràs Poderes, the Panteão da Liberdade and the Historical Museum of Brasília.
Day 8Fly to Salvador da Bahia on the eastern coastline of Brazil. Spend the day discovering this UNESCO World Heritage Site that abounds in 17th & 18th-century colonial buildings, churches and monasteries. Experience the opulence of the Portuguese era in the 17th-century church Sao Francisco. The gilt woodwork and the gold carved cloister are sure to amaze you.
Day 9Flight back to Rio de Janeiro. Spend the last day relaxing on the golden sandy beaches and throbbing downtown of Rio.
Day 10Flight back to India.
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What is the best time to visit Brazil?
November to March is the best time to visit Brazil and has the most pleasant weather.
What is Brazil famous for?
Brazil is famous for its love for football and the country has produced some of the greatest football players in history such as Pele, Ronaldo, and Ronaldinho.
Is Brazil safe to visit?
Brazil is a safe place to visit.
Brazil is an enchanting land abundant in natural beauty, art, architecture and rich history. A visit to this South American paradise can be both fulfilling and enriching. Hurry up and plan your perfect Brazil vacation with Flying Squirrel Holidays' tour packages.
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