One thing will remain constant as you travel throughout Brazil - its fascinating people. A heady mixture of Indian, Portuguese and African elements has forged the Brazilian nation over a period of five centuries. Here, especially in Rio de Janeiro, the dream of society as a melting-pot has become reality, and the result can often be as puzzling as it is dazzling, privileged wealth overlooked by disadvantaged favelas.
Touring through South America’s largest country, it is evident that nature has also created extremes. When many think of Brazil, they think of the Amazon, the vast river which dissects the north of the country. The Amazon is far more than just river, it is a huge area of rainforest and waterways covering several of Brazil's states. It has unparalleled biodiversity, home to about 2.5 million insects and some of the largest predatory creatures.
Whilst the Amazon is magnificent, the Pantanal is where the wildlife is best seen. This vast tropical wetland spans 75,000 square miles, boasting some of the greatest biodiversity in the world.
Other magnetisms include the all-encompassing rhythmic atmosphere, dramatic landscapes of red-rock canyons,glorious sun-drenched beaches, the power of the vast Iguassu Falls and the architecturally-rich colonial towns.
Explore Brazil virtually
You can now explore Brazil from the comfort of your home. Here are some of our favourite spots:
Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo
Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo
Inhotim Museum, Brumadinho
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