Many people want to visit Brazil and see the best of our country with just a few days in his busy schedule. It is difficult to understand why people stuck totally to plan routes, such as having a week and want to visit Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and the Amazon rainforest – that’s crazy!
To help you not to go through difficult situations like this, we decided to do a survey of the main tourist places within that country, causing you to have a bit more knowledge when planning your itinerary around these parts. Believe!
It is worth planning your day to have a better use of your trip, and this just because this country is immense, well worth enjoy each destination at a time and thus better understand the places that interest you at first, leaving the places of lesser interest for future opportunities. So, check out 10 of the most tourist places you could find in Brazil
1 – Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha Archipelago
Besides the beaches, bays and rich nature, Noronha also reserves other surprises for the tourists. There are 500 years of history, that make the archipelago, as well as a Natural Heritage, a Heritage true worth visiting, and above all preserved.
This archipelago is one of the most popular Brazilian destinations by tourists who wish to provide on-site if the island is all that they see in the photos. The territory, which belongs to Pernambuco, offers good feeling of freedom, lush landscapes, good food, a variety of entertainment and, above all, celebrates the preservation of the environment. How weaknesses, although rustic, it are so expensive; from hosting to food in the simplest restaurants, all on the island has a higher price than in other Brazilian cities
2 – Jalapão Desert
Jalapão (Tocantins) Desert
At the very center of Brazil, there is the state of Tocantins, and a natural paradise of singular beauty: Jalapão, one of the main routes for the practice of ecotourism and adventure tourism. In the world, of course, there is no same scenario.
In the middle of transition forest between the cerrado and caatinga, dominated undergrowth similar to a savanna, there are waterfalls, crystal clear waters, rapids, large plains and rocky outcrops of colors and shapes. In this amazing place, we highlight the golden sand dunes, up to 30 meters high, which led to the place called Desert Jalapão. It would be a desert, if Jalapão was not a paradise of water and a place where the presence of flowers and exotic animals is obvious.
An invitation to contemplation and adventure is right here.
3 – Pantanal
The Pantanal, the largest floodplain in the world, is the link between the two largest basins of South America: the Amazon and La Plata, which gives it a biogeographical corridor function, ie it allows the dispersion and exchange of fauna species and flora between these basins. It is located in the upper Paraguay River Basin which covers an area of approximately 500,000 square kilometers.
The plain covers an area of almost 210,000 km square, of which 70% are in Brazil (the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul), Bolivia 20% and 10% in Paraguay. One of the distinguishing characteristics of the Pantanal is its system of flood and drought and the relationship between the upper catchment (plateau) and bottom (flat). The Pantanal is part of the largest set of wetlands in the world.
The main economic activities in the marsh plain is the livestock, fisheries, tourism, mineral extraction and to a lesser but growing, agriculture.
4 – Iguaçu Falls
This Park comprises a total area of 185,262.5 and a length of about 420km, 300km of which are natural borders by bodies of water and the Brazilian and Argentinean sides together comprise around 225 thousand hectares. The Iguaçú National Park owes its name to the fact it includes an important area of the Iguaçú river, approximately 50km of the length of the river and the world famous Iguaçú Falls. It is the most important park of the Prata Basin and, since it is a haven to a significant genetic asset of animal and vegetal species, it was the first park in Brazil to receive a Management Plan. The number of waterfalls ranges from 150 and 300 depending on the Iguaçú river flow. Besides the exuberant waterfalls, there are other attractions such as rich fauna, the Poço Preto (the Black Well), the Macuco Waterfall, the Visitors Center and many other cool stuff that you can plan to do.
5 – Amazon Jungle
Flower in Amazon Jungle
It is the largest forest in the world. The Amazon forest beyond the limits of political boundaries of countries, occupying the basins of the Orinoco and the Amazon itself, by advancing its tributaries and into the northern territories of Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. It reaches the Atlantic, through the Amazon delta, covering the northeastern part of Maranhão. To the south, invaded the plateau region, and hence closed, in the form of gallery forests (forest river bank). To the west, is found to the feet of the Andes in Bolivia’s land, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. Such vastness reaching Central America (this forest has different characteristics of the Brazilian Amazon), can be found even in the south of Mexico. Adding all the areas covered by forest, we have the incredible number of 6 million square kilometers. The Amazon is an intricate ecosystem, home to a wealth of invaluable flora and fauna, and can, if used correctly, bringing an unimaginable breakthrough for humans. But the vastness hides the fragility of this living mass before a single species. Unfortunately, the Amazon is more an ecosystem that has suffered from the failure and greed of man.
6 – Olinda and Recife
Olinda and Recife – Brazilian Northeast
Owner of the largest carnival in the world, the slopes of Olinda are filled with costumes and colors for the four days of revelry. The game is to follow the exchanges carnival clubs, Frevo, Maracatu, afoxés, giant puppets and other drumming passing by. What counts is the party. With the title of World Heritage Site and birthplace of Brazilian culture, Olinda is pure beauty and art in the streets of its historic site, inspiration for many artists who have chosen the city for setting up studios, galleries and museums. It was the first capital of Pernambuco and should also be one of the first places to be visited when it comes to the state. Adorned with churches, seminaries and houses, the city attracts visitors from all over the world. Visitors arriving at Olinda delights. The little guides are great companies to learn about Olinda. With them, you can get to know the Mercado da Ribeira, Varadouro the viewpoint of the Alto da Sé, the Seminar, the Museum of Sacred Art, among other constructions that lead the visitor to the past. The circuit of churches also deserves special mention. There are plenty of them, more dedicated to different saints, and the niches around the city, which tells the story of Jesus to Calvary.
7 – Jericoacoara
Jericoacoara is a peaceful fishing village situated between the dunes, on the west coast of Ceará, about 3 degrees below the equator, with 320 days of sunshine a year. Elected by the Washington Post as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world, Jeri, as it is called by locals, is surrounded by freshwater lakes, crystal clear and blue, calm seas and huge dunes where visitors can admire the sunset most beautiful in Brazil. Only 15 years ago, Jeri was a small fishing village, without any contact with civilization. The electricity came to town in 1998, now, hot shower and air conditioning split no longer luxury. The constant wind from July to November in Jericoacoara provides one of the best places for water sports such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing, sailing. The kite is mainly practiced in Prea beach, situated 12 km from the village. Jericoacoara is basically a place to relax and walk the beautiful beaches that surround the National Park region, practice sandboarding on the dunes, horseback riding, yoga, massage therapy, riding a bike and explore the dunes and lagoons in a buggy.
8 – Angra dos Reis and Big Island
Angra dos Reis and Big Island – Brazilian southeast
Angra dos Reis is a city that hosts a historical center with numerous attractions and sights that are worth a special visit. It was a discovery of the first regions in Brazil and has a lush natural beauty, beautiful beaches with sparkling blue waters, lush mountains, rivers and forests. Angra dos Reis is the starting point for those wishing to explore the wonders of the Big Island, a magical place, full of natural beauty. In 2007 the Big Island was named one of the Wonders of Rio de Janeiro and was in 2nd place, losing only to the Sugar Loaf. The Big Island has 193 km2 and more than 100 beaches, blue-green waters, lush vegetation formed by the forest, full of adventure trails, wildlife, tropical climate all year round and friendly people. A place where you will make unforgettable boat trips, diving in caves and places full of marine life, meet semi-deserted beaches, take bath in the waterfalls and crystal clear waters.
9 – Rio de Janeiro, Christ, Sugar Loaf and seafront
What could we talk about the main tourist destination in Brazil? The Rio de Janeiro can surprise even people who do not like beach, sea and salt water, by contrast, has hundreds of attractions that will suit all types of tourists. Brazilian city better known abroad, major route of international tourism in Brazil and the main tourist destination in Latin America and throughout the South, the state capital acts as a “mirror” or “portrait” national, either positively or negatively.
10 – Civic Tourism in Brasilia
Brazil’s capital – civic tourism is the best choice
As in Washington, the U.S. capital, the civic tourism starts in Brasilia to set the mood of the celebrations of the fiftieth anniversary of the federal capital of Brazil. Both Washington and Brasilia have significant monuments of their history, and to make tourists enjoy these public goods it takes planning. Considered one of the great engineering works of the world, is also characterized by their creativity in solving technology problems before arriving in Brazil. Conceived and founded in three years and 11 months may be the work record of modern history. The ingenuity of the use of the features of the site was critical to the success of such great work, as well as the resources available to modify the climate, obtaining energy resources, water and food. There are places where the architecture is responsible for decrease high local temperature, creating cool and pleasant environments for the general population. The planning that allows the family to find everything you need close to home. And the logic used for distributing, ordering and more efficient concept of a city center, and that there is no other country.