Dramatic Iguacu spills over its sheer drop where Argentina and Brazil meet tiny Paraguay. Jet boats pirouette at the base of the Falls, but for the best view, take to the skies in a helicopter and see the 300 or so different drops cascade majestically into the river below.
Imagine a world when rubber was king; Manaus made its fortune off the back of the sap from its local trees, constructing monuments like the Teatro Amazonas, copied from the Grand Opera de Paris. Its Mercado Municipal was modelled on Les Halles in Paris, and is the main marketplace in the city. From here, take a trip along the Amazon, the world’s second longest river after the Nile.
3h55m to Rio de Janeiro
10-14,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.