Top Five Tourist Destinations in Brazil

JiVie, 2014-08-02


Brazil is well-known as the fifth largest country in the world. There are unique nature and life could be found in this country, such as: white-sand beaches, tropical islands, music-filled metropolises and charming colonial towns. Brazil also is well-known with tourist destinations.

The top five tourist destinations in Brazil are:

  • Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer is the famous statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro. It is located at the peak of the 700 meters Corcovado mountain, it served a sweeping panorama from the interior of Guanabara bay to the north, to Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas to the south. The Christ the Redeemer statue stands 39.6 meters  tall, including its 9.5 meters  pedestal and has become an icon of Rio and Brazil.

  • Iguaçu Falls

One of the great natural wonders of the world, Iguaçu Falls is located on the border between Brazil and Argentina. The waterfall system consists of 275 falls along the Iguazu River. The most interest of them all is the Devil’s Throat a U-shaped with a height of 82 meter. The falls can be reached from the cities Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil and Puerto Iguazú in Argentina, same as from Ciudad del Este in Paraguay. On the Brazilian side there is a long walkway along the canyon with an extension to the lower base of the Devil’s Throat.

  • Amazon River

The Amazon River is the second longest river in the world with approximately 6400 km length, just slightly shorter than the Nile, and the largest river by volume. The Amazon has over 3,000 recognized species of fish and new species are still being discovered. The Amazon Basin is covered by half of the planet’s remaining rainforests. Although a tenth of the world’s estimated 10 million living species live in the Amazon rainforest, jungle tours are more about the boating upriver into the damp, buzzing, oppressive ambience than actually spotting animals.

  • Rio Carnival

The carnival celebrations are easily found in virtually every corner of Brazil, the best-known ones taking place in Recife together with the neighboring Olinda and Salvador. But the biggest and most famous carnival is called by the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The Rio Carnival attracts two million people per day on the streets and almost half a million foreigners during its about 4 day celebration. The Carnival is all over the place, in the streets and squares, bars, clubs and all other venues in Rio, concluding in the spectacular Rio Samba Parade at the Sambadrome.

  • Salvador Beaches

Salvador is the capital of the state of Bahia, with an attractive colonial town, a nice musical scene and loads of exceptional beaches all around. The beaches is various types from calm inlets, ideal for swimming, diving and sailing, as well as open sea inlets with strong waves, popular with surfers. There are also found some beaches surrounded by reefs, forming natural pools of stone, ideal for children.


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