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BR1 Brazil Tour
14 days from Manaus to Iguacu Falls
Whether you are looking for the hustle and bustle of city life and activity or the serene calm and beauty of untouched nature, this memorable tour to… Read more
BR5 Brazil, Argentina & Chile Tour
24 days from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago
This comprehensive 24-day tour of some of South America's most rewarding destinations begins in one of the most densely populated areas on the… Read more
BR4 Brazil, Argentina & Chile Tour
27 days from Manaus to Buenos Aires
Arriving in Manaus in northwest Brazil, the capital of the state of Amazonas and gateway to the largest tropical forest in the world, we catch first… Read more
More About Brazil
The vibrancy of Brazil is felt almost immediately on arrival on any of our Brazil tours. The drum beat of the samba, a dance famous during Brazil's Carnival celebrations, echoes through the windy alleys painted in a bright array of colours in all city centres. The caws and sounds of birds against the backdrop of a symphony of insects creates the soundtrack of the never silent Amazon Rainforest. The thunderous roar and soaking mist of Iguacu Falls is a sight to behold. The laughter and joy of the people is infectious. Brazil is a country alive with spirit.
The largest country on the South American continent has an unique setting. The near 4,650 mile (7,500 km) long coastline of Brazil means that beaches are an important part of the culture. Just stroll down the beachside promenades in Ipanema or Copacabana and watch the thousands of beach worshippers gather to socialize and play along the soft white sand.
Settled by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Brazil would become the most important colony for Portugal due to the riches gained from sugar cane production and gold exploitation. Brazil was so important, that in the 19th century when the Portuguese royalty were fleeing Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro would become the capital of the Kingdom when Napoleon became a threat in Europe. The rich opulence in colonial architecture around the city, as well cities such as Salvador and Ouro Preto, attest to the importance and wealth gained from the region.
As South America's largest country, the vast landscapes and ecosystems are an essential part of Brazil tours. Home to the Amazon Rainforest, Brazil encompasses the majority of the tropical rainforest and is the most biodiverse country in the world. Former rubber boom towns of the 19th century, such as Manaus which sits near the meeting of the waters of Rio Negro and Rio Solimoes, created cities amongst the river systems and allowed for easy access and comfort for many travelling to the region today.
People have lived in the Amazon basin for thousands of years, and many uncontacted tribes still are found there today. Cave paintings depicting hands, animals and patterns dating back to 13,000 BCE can be found in Serra da Capivara National Park, Minas Gervais and Goias. Much like the people of ancient times, many Brazilians still lead simple lives living off the land.
The Pantanal Region is a vast network of fertile wetlands where many ranches have sprang up in recent years to become part of Brazil's large cattle economy. In the far west of the country, the simple lifestyles of farmers have become increasingly visited by Brazil tours in recent years due to the abundant bird life in the region. Thousands of birds including storks, macaws and toucans are found in the Pantanal, as are big cats such as jaguars and ocelots.
Away from the jungles and beaches, are the modern architectural wonders of Brasilia. The capital city of Brazil was created in the mid 20th century, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, and is a futuristic and ultra modern city built in the middle of empty grasslands.
No matter where you end up in Brazil, one this is for certain, it will leave an impression.