Brazil

→ Home to Amazon Rainforest
→ Beautiful tropical beaches
→ Great carnival festivals

The main reasons you should visit Brazil are the Amazon Rainforest and Iguazu Falls and Christ the Redeemer, one of the seven world wonders.

Outdoor Activities Lover

Surfing, White water rafting, Kayaking Trekking/Hiking, Jungle safari, Sky diving, Sailing, Sea cruising, River cruising, Hang gliding, Paragliding, Rock climbing

Wildlife and Nature Lover

Beaches, National Parks, Forests, Scenic Landscapes

Art and Culture Lover

Architecture, Museums and Galleries:
Culture and Traditions:
Festivals and Events:

Recreation and Fun Lover

Amusement Parks:
Theme Parks:
Fun Parks:

Rio de Janeiro⇒ December-March
Amazon, Pantanal⇒ July-October

top destinations in Brazil

This is the list of top destinations in Brazil where you can have a lot of experience in one trip. This saves your time not only while surfing the internet for the top destinations to travel but also while traveling or exploring that particular location. And of course, this can save your money too.

RIO de JANEIRO

RIO de JANEIRO

Salvador

Salvador

City of Carnival and Culture

FERNANDO de NORONHA

FERNANDO de NORONHA

Iguazu Falls

Natural Wonder

Iguazu Falls

MANAUS (Proximity to Amazon tropical rainforest)

MANAUS (Proximity to Amazon tropical rainforest)

Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo

top activities to do in Brazil

our recommendations

Based on the places and experiences that you will never get in other countries i.e they are uniquely different from other countries, we tried to narrow down the lists in terms of ‘must-see’ places.

Must-visit destinations in Brazil:

If you are a beach lover:

  1. Recife
  2. Salvador
  3. Rio de Janeiro
  4. Fernando de Noronha

If you are an outdoor adventure lover:

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If you are architecture and history lover:

  1. Brasilia
  2. Salvador

If you are a nature lover:

  1. Iguazu Falls
  2. Rio de Janeiro
  3. Amazon Rainforest
  4. Fernando de Noronha

If you are museums, galleries and culture lover:

               For Art, Museums and Galleries:

  1. Sao Paulo

              For Cultures and Traditions:     

  1. Sao Paulo
  2. Salvador
  3. Olinda

   

From the above list, you can see that Salvador overlaps in three categories, whereas Rio de Janeiro and Fernando de Janeiro overlap in two categories. You can make your trip worthy by planning an itinerary according to your priorities and make much out of it by having a lot of experiences in your single trip without having your time and money wasted in traveling and just covering distances in-between.

Our Pick:  Since Brazil is mostly about Amazon rainforest, iconic landmarks, beaches, and waterfalls our first pick would be Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls and Manaus (gateway to Amazon rainforest)

Follow these itineraries ideas (below): If you want to make most out of your trip; if you want to have a lot of experiences  in one trip missing almost nothing in your whole trip; if you also don’t want to miss the must-see places and if you also don’t want to miss ‘nowhere-else’ destinations on the planet, then follow these tips.

Since Brazil is a big country, the distance between top destinations is vast. It is not possible to cover all the highlights of Brazil in one week. You should allocate your time according to your place of interests and priorities.

If this is your first-time visit to Brazil and 


If you have 7-8 days, then we recommend you to choose the following itinerary:

Rio de Janeiro(Day 1-3)→Manaus (Amazon) (Day 4-7)→ Return to Manaus (Day 7)→Fly home (Day 8)

or,

Rio de Janeiro(Day 1-3)→Salvador (Day 4-5)→ Iguazu Falls (Day 6-7)→Fly home (Day 8)


If you have 10 days, then you can follow this itinerary (below):

Rio de Janeiro (Day 1-3)→Manaus, Amazon (Day 4-7)→Iguazu Falls (Day 8-9)→Return home (Day 10)

Alternatively, you can follow different directions (below):

Manaus (Day 1)→Amazon (Day 2-4)→Rio de Janeiro (Day 5-7)→Iguazu Falls (Day 8-9)→Return home (Day 10)

or,

Iguazu Falls (Day 1-3)→Manaus (Day 4)→Amazon (Day 5-7)→Rio de Janeiro (Day 8-9)→→Return home (Day 10)


If you have 14 days, then you can follow this itinerary (below):

Rio de Janeiro (Day 1-3)→Manaus (Day 4)→Amazon (Day 5-8)→Iguazu Falls (Day 9-10)→Salvador (Day 11-12)→Return home (Day 13/14) 

Depending on your time availability and interest, you can extend your length of stay at Amazon or Iguazu or Rio de Janeiro.


If you have 3 weeks, then you can extend above itineraries as follow:

If you are a wildlife lover: Add Pantanal and Fernando de Noronha to your list

If you are city and food lover: Add Sao Paulo and Brasilia to your list

If you are a beach lover: Add FortalezaRecife and Fernando de Noronha to your list

If you are art, culture and festival lover: Add Sao Paulo, Olinda to your list


(Note: Please note that the itineraries mentioned here are focused on the routes or directions to follow for saving time and money and still not missing the ‘must-see’ destinations. The days mentioned here in-between the places is a rough estimation just to give you general itinerary ideas. You can shorten or lengthen this time according to your interests, season, budget and time available. For example, sometimes you might want to experience the nature, activities, and culture in a relaxed manner without any haste and without feeling cramped.)


We’ve covered our recommendations for ‘must-visit destinations’. The list of other wonderful places throughout Brazil can get long. The priorities for a destination to visit can be different from person to person as it depends upon personal preferences and interests. But these are the itineraries covering ‘must-do’ or ‘must-see’ places once in your lifetime.