Brazil:-Laid-back-southern-charm

1-4,Rio De Janeiro

Iconic and recognisable the world over, Rio de Janeiro’s bay front setting in the shadow of Sugar Loaf Mountain is a destination to be found on many a bucket list. Its beaches evoke a colourful past: Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon all attract tourists by the thousand. Visit during the riotous carnival to experience this playful city in full-on party mode.

3h58m to Paraty

5-7,Paraty

Inviting Paraty, its fortune made during the Brazilian Gold Rush, is a gem of a city. Surrounded by verdant forests, gorgeous waterfalls, idyllic offshore islands and a mesmerizing emerald-green sea visitors can dive, dance, snorkel, kayak and sightsee in this attractive locale.. Be sure to join the Bloco da Lama, held at the far end of Jabaquara Beach the Saturday before Carnival, where it’s the done thing to cover yourself in mud and sing with the locals.