Top Five Brazilian Destinations – Unmissable Highlights Of Brazil


The best destinations to visit in Brazil. Must-sees include the Iguaza Falls, the Pantanal, carnival town Rio De Janeiro and the Amazonia region.

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world and offers a rich array of experiences for every type of traveller. With 4,600 miles of coastline, many will picture beautiful, sunny beaches when considering their holiday in Brazil.

However, in addition to the multitude of coastal towns that the country has to offer, the interior is equally as intriguing. It contains spectacular waterfalls, wetlands and of course the wilderness of the Amazon rainforest.

Here are five of the most wonderful destinations that Brazil has to offer.

Iguazu Falls


These remarkable waterfalls are located on the border of Brazil and Argentina and comprise of 275 separate falls that each originate from the Iguaza River. On the Brazilian side it is possible to gain a great panoramic view of the falls by walking down a long canyon on the edge of the falls.

Those who would prefer a birds-eye view can take a helicopter trip over the top. In terms of places to stay, the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu is located nearby and offers a full range of hotels to suit every budget. The hotels each have information on package tours to the falls.

Salvador de Bahia


The city of Salvador is a historical place that is the home of Brazilian art forms such as capoeira, samba de rode and afoxe. Salvador is home to thirty miles of coastline and is famous for its party vibe and African roots.

Many visitors choose to stay in the modern hotel complexes near to the beaches. However, picturesque rustic lodgings can be found in the Pelourinho, Carmo and Santo Antonio areas. Beaches worth visiting include Praia da Barra, Boa Viagem and Praia Itapua.

Rio De Janeiro


No list of top Brazilian destinations would be complete without the striking city of Rio De Janeiro being included. Whether you’re considering visiting to attend Carnival, sunbathe on Copacabana beach or to adventure up Sugarloaf Mountain, there is something for everyone in this fascinating city.

Enjoy the contrast of a chaotic urban setting mixed with the calming backdrop of stunning mountain ranges. In terms of accommodation, AirBnB is growing in Brazil and offers the opportunity for travellers to fully immerse themselves in the culture of the country.

For those who prefer luxury, a full range of hotels are also available in the city.


The region of Amazonia is home to 20% of the world’s species, which can be found in the rivers and jungles in the area. The world’s second largest river, the Amazon, is undoubtedly one of the best reasons to visit the region.

Travellers enjoy the highlight of the Meeting of the Waters which takes place near the city of Manaus. This is where the black waters of the Rio Negro merge with the clay-filled waters of the Rio Solimoes to create a dramatic visual display.

The Pantanal

Wildlife enthusiasts will love a visit to the Pantanal which is home to jaguars, giant otters, macaws, monkeys, anacondas and over 700 different species of birds. Head to Cuiaba which is remarkably untouched and offers proximity to the Chupada dos Guimaraes for hiking trails and horseback rides.

The warmest months of the year to visit Brazil are from November to March, and this is followed by the wet season. However, some of the wetter times of the year provide better opportunities to spot certain types of wildlife. If you’ve been inspired by any of the destinations on this list, then start booking your Brazilian trip today. 

Andy Higgs
Andy Higgs

Not meaning to brag, but here goes. I can say I’m a travel expert and have spoken at multiple travel conferences and trade shows.

I enjoy travelling all over the world but my big passion is Africa.

I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers

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