From August 5th to 21st Rio was the decor for the Olympic Games 2016. An international happening that has put Brazil on the worldwide map again. But besides sports, the country has a lot to offer when it comes to impressive nature and unique travel experiences. Especially outside Rio the landscapes and flora & fauna are breathtaking. Two must-sees for exploring the ‘Post-Olympic side of Brazil’:
Foz do Iguaçu
Foz do Iguaçu, also known as ‘Foz’, is located in the south western federal state of Paraná. Foz is famous for its beautiful Parque Nacional do Iguaçu one of the most attractive and awe-inspiring natural sites in the world, a true masterpiece of nature. What you shouldn’t miss on a discovery trip to Foz do Iguaçu?
- The incredible and powerful waterfalls with 3 km in extension – an unforgettable experience and memory for life.
- Become face-to-face with 150 different species in the fascinating bird park.
- Hop on a boat to see and experience the ‘Devil’s Throat’.
- For adrenaline-lovers: make sure you do not miss a rappel, rafting or wakeboard experience and feel the energy of Iguazu falls.
- Looking for the bigger perspective and are you truly waterfalls admirer? A helicopter tour will be the most unique way to discover the area.
- Go and explore one of the many walking trails, and unveil the secrets of the rich flora and fauna of Brazil.
Fortaleza is one of the hotspots many tourists like to discover and there are several reasons why. Take for example the year round tropical climate, the paradisiac beaches and endless shades of the blue sea and white sand. These conditions make Fortaleza the perfect location for water sports. Did you know that the world competitions for kitesurfing, windsurfing and surfing are commonly being held here? But there is more:
- Fortaleza is a surprising experience for food lovers, you will enjoy the succulent dishes of the northeastern gastronomy here.
- Besides the beach and stunning natural scenery, the city’s skyscrapers, futuristic architecture and world class hotels make. Fortaleza a perfect destination for both leisure and MICE trips.
- Make sure you visit Ceará, it has one of the most stunning coasts you will ever see, with almost 600km of beautiful and unique beaches.
For more information about Brazil, Foz do Iguaçu and Fortaleza, please contact our partner Abreu.
Most people would love to escape the cold winter and enjoy a little sunshine abroad. Dreaming of white beaches, waving palm trees, having dinner outdoor and enjoy a cocktail while you watch the sun set after a long relaxing or working day. Why not just go for it? From New Year’s Eve to Carnival, Brazil
is one of the best places to go in winter time. For leisure and MICE reasons.
Relaxing in Rio
Let’s start the sunny winter journey in Rio, where it is impossible not to jump into the Cariocas (local residents) lifestyle and laid-back mindset. Enjoy the enchanting sound of samba, and relax at the famous beaches, from Copacabana to Ipanema. From Corcovado and Pão de Açucar you can overlook the city. Go surfing at Prainha, hiking “Morro dos Dois Irmãos”, sailing across the Guanabara bay, or simply enjoy the Lapa nightlife and relax at the beach.
Soul food in Salvador
You can feel Salvador’s energy throughout the whole city. Take for example the capoeira circles, or the olodum shows on the streets. While walking the streets of Salvador the delicious smell of ‘acarajé’ and other mouthwatering delights fill the air. Salvador’s culture and African heritage make the city a cultural and charming place to visit.
There are many reasons why you should visit Rio or Salvador. We will share a couple with you:
- Rio has one of the Seven Wonders of the World – The Christ Redeemer”
- Rio is the “Capital” of the Samba and Bossa Nova
- Rio hosts the greatest and most exciting parties in the world – New Year’s Eve and Carnival
- Salvador has a delicious gastronomy with good restaurants
- In Salvador you will find distinctive venues suitable for various events, meetings and congresses
- Salvador has a spectacular wildlife along the coast
For more information about Brazil as a winter and / or New Year’s destination, please contact our partner and Brazil specialist Abreu.
[photo credits: dmcbrazil.abreutur.com]
Brazil was taking over our early summer days. We all watched the soccer games and saw Messi and Robben impress the world with their amazing moves. Of course, right after the championships ended we were back ‘on earth’ and inmediately realized that the country has so much more to offer. From the Copa Cobana to the beautiful beaches, vibrant city of Sao Paulo and Carnaval in Rio. However, the breathtaking nature of Brazil probably did not cross your mind at first. We are about to change that for you 😉
Paradise on earth
Brazil is a paradise for nature lovers. The Amazon and Pantanal are the most important nature areas in the country. More than 50.000 different types flowers and numerous birds are living in this beautfil part of South America; from toucan and arara to hummingbirds, parrots and hawks. Mammals like the tapir, monkey and pink river dolfin call Brazil their home. Depending on where and when you are expoloring Brazil, the climate will be different. The south side of the country is known for its sea climate and winter periods including snowy days. If you travel up north, the climate changes into a tropical paradise. Walking at the coastline or in the Amazon rainforests you will experience a high humidity.
With a natural frame of the world’s most beautiful places, Iguassu Falls is virtually a Babel Tower. In addition to the Brazilians, Argentinos and Paraguayans who divide the triple border region, the city is visited by people from various corners of the world. Attracted by the waterfalls of the Iguazu River, a series of 275 waterfalls that reach 90 meters, tourists will not only be surprised by her stunning looks but also by the different ways to enjoy it. Iguassu Falls has many options of accommodation at several hotels, and an international airport, served by major national and a couple of international airlines. Besides the well-known tourist attractions, you will find a wide variety of restaurants, steakhouses, bars and nightclubs here.
Surrounded by the magnificent Rio Negro, Manaus is the gateway to the largest rainforest in the world and also known as Capital of Amazonas State. The city has incredible natural resources. Did you know that 20% of the freshwater reserve of the world can be found here? Manaus emerged in the second half of the seventeenth century with the construction of Fort São José da Barra. Purpose: to protect the region against foreign invasion. Manaus is definitely worth a visit while on a once in a lifetime experience or business trip to Brazil.