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Brazil Attractions

Places to visit, points of interest and top things to see in Brazil

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A colourful woman at the Rio de Janeiro Carnival in Brazil.
* Very crowded but may be part of the experience
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Traveling around the world, in search of the most famous, exciting, and downright fun places to visit, Rio de Janeiro's Carnival would be one of the finest and most important stops in Brazil. 

The Rio Carnival coincides with the 40 days before Lent. Because during Lent, Roman Catholics are supposed to abstain from all bodily pleasures, the Carnival is held as a lead up to this season. The Carnival is celebrated during the days before Lent and is celebrated as a profane event. It is believed that the origins of the Carnival are set in the pagan Saturnalia, which is considered to be of the flesh and of pleasures, which truly makes the Carnival a send-off of these pleasures... read more arrow

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The famous Christ the Redeemer Statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

"Corcovado" means hunchback and that is how this granite hill looks like. Its original name is Pinaculo da Tentacao or Pinnacle of Temptation. Corcovado with the Redemptor statue and a set of equally enchanting attractions are to be found in central Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. This peak towers over the city with its 710 meters in height. You can see Corcovado, even from a distance. 

The image of Christ the Redeemer Statue atop Corcovado is quintessentially Rio de Janeiro. You can see the soaring 38-meter high icon of Christ in many a postcard of the city and of Brazil itself... read more arrow

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A aerial view of part of the Amazon forest in South America.

The increasing attention given to the state of the world's environment has sparked interest in ecotourism – tours that serve people who want to see the earth's wild places while reducing the environmental impact of their visits. The development of a tourist destination usually involves the construction of hotels, restaurants, and roads and services' corresponding infrastructure to maintain them. These can leave a heavy imprint on the local environment, including on the indigenous population. Responsible ecotourism intends to reduce that impact to the minimum possible and give travelers a true sense of what the natural environment of the area they've chosen to visit is like.

Ecotourism in the earth's lungs

One of the top destinations for eco-tourists is the Amazon basin... read more arrow

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A splendid view of Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Glide along the city of Rio de Janeiro aboard one of the cable cars from Sugar Loaf Mountain. Pao de Acucar (or Sugar Loaf Mountain) is one of the popular attractions to be found in Rio de Janiero. Through the years, it has served as an important landmark, guiding the first Portuguese safely into Guanabara Bay. Even now, it beckons, inviting visitors to climb the top and enjoy the exhilarating mountain air, as well as the spectacular vistas of surrounding mountains and the cityscapes below.

With a height of 396 meters above sea level, it affords some of the most gorgeous views of Rio de Janeiro... read more arrow
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Savor the peace and calm in Ria Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas is just the right place for you to do so. The lake is a calming mixture of park, recreation area and picturesque scenes. This is where the locals go to escape the hustle and bustle of life in the city. It is surrounded by what is considered the "affluent South Side" of the city, such as Ipanema, Jardim Botanico, Copacabana, Leblon and Gavea.

The lake is 7.5 kilometers in circumference and is surrounded by the mountains of Tijuca NP... read more arrow
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Come to Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janiero, Brazil and be absolutely entertained by the city's dynamic and fully energized district. Its golden beaches and azure waters, along with the playful and adventurous culture draws more than two million visitors the world over. And, as you experience Copacabana Beach for yourself, you will come to understand why it is one of the most popular beaches in the world.

The area is named after the patron saint of Bolivia, our Virgin Lady of Copacabana. It lies at the foot of the hills of spectacular Rio de Janiero, at its southern part. It spans the area from Lifeguard Watchtower Six down to Princesa Isabel Avenue... read more arrow
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The Carioca Aqueduct holds not just water but generations of history. It is a vital part of the Rio de Janeiro landscape and is a testimony of Brazil's brilliance combined in engineering and colonial architecture. When in this, the most quirky and fascinating of Brazil's cities, you just have to experience Arcos da Lapa via a ride in its tram. The sight of the 42 monumental arches towering over the Santa Teresa neighborhood is simply astounding. These arches extend from Santo Antonio to Santa Teresa. All in all, the aqueduct stretches to 270 meters in length... read more arrow

* Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.

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