Brazil has two places for spotting wildlife; the Amazon and the Pantanal and we think the Pantanal is the better of the two. This is a wetland area, where from May to November the water disperses, leaving small pools of water where the fish are trapped which in turn attracts large numbers of migratory birds as well as jaguars.
You cannot visit Brazil without seeing the incredible Iguazu Falls; 270 waterfalls in a 1 square mile area, which you can see from the walkways at various levels, helicopters to see them from above, speedboat rides from below and train rides from the side. As if this was not enough, they are surrounded by pristine jungle and an abundance of wildlife.
Brazil’s beaches are the best in South America, making it the perfect destination for relaxing after your wedding. On top of this there are some world class hotels to stay in such as Ponta Dos Ganchos or the remote Kiaroa hotel. There is also small and chic and places such as Pipa and Trancoso are not to be ignored.
Rio de Janeiro with its famous beaches remains one of the most seductive cities in the world. No visit to this bustling city is complete without seeing both the Sugarloaf and Corcovado mountains, which offer a different perspective of this majestic city.
Lying 250km to the south of Rio is Paraty, a small colonial town, designed to flood during high tide, it gives the appearance of a town submerged. A great escape from the city, this quaint town has 65 islands and numerous beaches ideal for unwinding.
The majestic Iguacu Falls are a collection of 287 waterfalls that form the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay and are unrivalled for sheer beauty.
The Amazon River is the longest, widest river, with the greatest volume of water, in the world. The mighty Amazon basin is a maze of waterways and lagoons, which can be visited by boat or alternatively from a lodge. In the centre lies Manaus, the capital of the region and at one time was the most prosperous on the continent.
Brazil’s north east coast contains pristine beaches and with year round good weather this is the destination for water sports and relaxation. The national park island of Fernando de Noronha situated off the coats of Recife is an untouched paradise. The island contains 26 beaches, one of which was voted the best in Brazil, along with numerous walking trails and superb snorkelling and diving opportunities.
The city of Salvador however is the heartbeat of the region, with an African influence, colonial architecture and coupled with Brazilian flair makes it a unique cultural experience.
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