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Brasil

Brasil is the ideal destination for an adventure trip for those who love nature, sports and contact with local people.

Brasil is a state of South America and is characterized by green zone (like Amazon Forest), swamps and desert areas. It’s washed by the Atlantic Ocean.

Sports and adventures

Here are the sports and adventures we recommend in this destination.

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  • Climbing: go to the famous Sugar Loaf, from where you can contemplate the wonderful landscape of Bahía de Guanabara and the Ocean Region of Niterói.
  • Jeep tour: in the Tijuca forest, in the Lençois Maranhenses or on the dunes of Fortaleza or in the Paraty forest
  • Surf / Kytesurf, SUP, Watercraft: Copacabana and Buzios are among the locals’ favorites along with Natal and Fortaleza
  • Diving: don’t miss the coral reef of Recife
  • Sandboarding: on the dunes of Fortaleza
  • Trekking: in the Amazon rainforest and in the Fernando de Noronha Park, but also in the Tijuca Forest, inside Rio de Janeiro

Experiences

Here are some of the unique and exciting experiences you could live in this destination:

  • Fly over Rio de Janeiro with a helicopter, especially when there are events at the stadium
  • Attend a local dance show (capoeira, samba, chorinho, forro)
  • Participate in the Rio Carnival by parading with the dancers of a samba school
  • Eat in a churrascaria, where they serve meat until you stop
  • Celebrate New Year’s Eve on Copacabana beach
  • Sleep in a Pausada, a colonial house used as accommodation
  • Purchase local crafts in one of the many markets
  • Visit a sugar cane distillery
  • Enter the Amazon Forest and see the two distinct colors of Rio Solimones and Rio Negro, visit Anavilhanas, the Ecopark and the Amazon Village, sleep in the lodge without electricity, enter the Monkey Forest, fish piranhas, hunt alligators at night, visit the village of Caboclos natives
  • Bathe in the lagoon surrounded by dunes and admire the sunset in Lençois Maranhense
  • Bathe in the natural pools of Porto de Galinhas and watch the turtle eggs hatch
  • Try to see an onca (a species of jaguar) in Chapada Park
  • Snorkeling in the Sucurì river, getting carried away by the current as the fish approach.
  • Get in touch with the Indios

What to see

In addition to the sports and adventures mentioned above, Brasil offers wonderful locations that are absolutely worth visiting, including:

  • Rio de Janeiro: Christ the Redeemer, the famous gigantic Christ; the Pan di Zucchero, the hill from which you can admire the Bay of Guanabara; in the same bay there is an area dedicated to samba schools that prepare Carnival the whole year; Copacabana beach; Maracana stadium; Botanical Garden; arches of Lapa; the Cathedral and the churches of the center; the Imperial Palace; the Municipal theater; Selaron scale; the Museum of Tomorrow; the Cafeteria Colombo;
  • Salvator de Baia: Itaparica Island; the old town; port area; Barra Lighthouse; Plaça de Pelourinho; Modelo market;
  • Manhaus, a city in the Amazon Rainforest
  • Recife, the Venice of Brazil: historic center with churches and colonial buildings; ex Olinda district, now a small town with artisan markets; azuleios;

Nature

The country hosts numerous natural parks and reserves:

  • Tijuca Forest, inside Rio de Janeiro
  • The 23 beaches of Buzios, which you can choose according to the direction of the wind
  • Paraty, which houses a tropical forest inside
  • Iguazu Falls, divided between Argentina and Brazil
  • Amazon rainforest
  • Lençois Maranhenses: the desert in the lagoon
  • Fernando de Noronha park: a volcanic archipelago

Food and Wine

What you could eat and drink in this country

In Brazil, the cuisine is tasty and includes a large variety of dishes. The main ingredient is meat; however, there are some fish dishes and desserts, which are often based on exotic fruits of which Brazil is very rich. Brazilian specialties must be strictly accompanied by drinks that have become a symbol of the country.

  • Grilled meat: it is the symbolic dish of tradition and is prepared with great care and with fine cuts of meat. The meat is seasoned only with salt and served with a farofa side dish, made from cassava or corn flour and a vinaigrette of tomatoes, onions and spices.
  • Queijo coalho, a cheese that is passed on the grill and served with meat
  • Grilled pineapple: always accompanies meat and cheese.
  • Moqueca: a fish soup with coriander, tomatoes and chicken, accompanied with white rice, farofa and pirao, a kind of spiced puree, made with cassava flour mixed with the water of the fish.
  • Feijoada: black beans, sausage, various types of pork, including legs and ears. The dish is served together with white rice, farofa, torresmo (pork greaves), couve-manteiga (similar to black cabbage and orange wedges).
  • Pão de queljo: it is a cheese bread that accompanies every meal. It is prepared with tapioca flour, eggs and a type of cheese called Minas.
  • Kibe or Quibe: is a tapered croquette made with bulgur flour and filled with spiced meat.
  • Brigadeiros: sweet truffles made with cocoa powder, butter and milk.
  • Manjar de Coco: a kind of pudding, based on milk, gratinated coconut and coconut milk. It is often combined with a fruit sauce which gives it even more flavor.

Drinks

  • Caiprinha: a cocktail based on cachaca, lime, brown sugar and ice that accompanies any dish.
  • Cachaca: a brandy produced from fermented sugar cane used as a base for many cocktails, but it can also be drunk alone, as a digestive.

When to go

In Brazil there are two seasons: the dry and the rainy one.

As the country extension, it is appropriate to distinguish between areas.

In general, the ideal time to visit any area of Brazil is the southern winter, between June and August. It is generally the coolest, least rainy and sunniest. But if someone likes the heat and is not afraid of a few rainy days, winter is fine too.

Daytime temperatures fluctuate between 26 ° and 28 ° during the year; the lows are more variable, which are higher from October to March (around 17 °), while they become cooler in winter (even 11 ° in June and July).

Information

Language: Portuguese

Currency: Brasilian Real – R$ – BRL

Capital: Brasilia

For up-to-date and detailed information visit www.viaggiaresicuri.it

Some tips

Put a high protection sunscreen in your suitcase, because, especially in some areas, the perceived temperatures are not very high, but in reality the sun is very strong.

Also bring a raincoat 😉

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