Brazil:-World-renowned-sights-and-hidden-gems

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.

2h05m to Iguacu Falls

5-7,Iguacu Falls

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.

4h20m to Salvador

8-11,Salvador

Step back in time to a Portuguese city steeped in tradition and influenced by the slaves who were compelled to travel from their African homelands to their new home across the Atlantic. Its carnival rivals Rio’s in atmosphere and its old town’s cobbled streets are amongst the most colourful and characterful in the country.

1h15m to Praia do Forte

4h20m to Salvador

12-14,Praia Do Forte

Explore Praia do Forte’s myriad charms. This resort is a great spot to relax and enjoy the ocean. Surfing, fishing, snorkelling and exploring the rainforest are all possible here, as is a visit to its sea turtle reserve. In town you’ll find a quaint church, nearby the ruins of an old castle.