Brazil is the largest country in South America. Due to its enormous size it shares a border with every South American country except Chile and Ecuador. With a coastline that extends for 4,578 miles, visitors can revel in white-sand beaches and glimpse tropical islands. Brazil is also home to the Amazon, the world's second largest river. Famous Iguassu Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its 275 waterfalls shaped by 120 million years of geological history, one of earth's most unforgettable sights.
Brazil is one of the least densely populated countries worldwide, with most of the population concentrated in specific areas within two hundred miles of the Atlantic coast. Rio de Janeiro is nestled between the mountains and the sea with beautiful people, the amazing Ipanema & Copacabana beaches, Sugarloaf Mountain and the famous Christ the Redeemer statue that watches over the city.
Sao Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil in both size and population, is located on a plateau a short distance from the ocean, is known for monuments, parks, museums and skyscrapers. The city has over 1,000 restaurants to intrigue gourmands.
Smaller towns worth a visit include Buzios with its fine beaches, Salvador do Bahia renowned for its Colonial architecture, and Manaus, the gateway into an adventure of ancient forests, rare plants and animals and indigenous tribes and cultures.
Most visited cities: Rio de Janeiro, Manaus, Sao Paulo, Brasilia