Brazil, the largest country in South America, is also one of its most colourful, from the stunning costumes of the carnival dancers in Rio de Janeiro to the rainbow feathers of a scarlet macaw in the Amazon rainforest. Due to its size, it offers a whole host of unforgettable experiences, which are made even more special by the friendly people, interesting mix of cultures and traditions, excellent food, and the ever-present rhythms of samba.
Vast, vibrant and magnetic, Brazil is a melting pot of cultures, ethnicities, rituals and religions – a product of its patchwork past of local traditions, colonial rule and influx of immigrants. It is South America’s largest country, with a landmass comparable to that of the United States, and a mosaic of ecosystems that supports the largest array of flora and fauna on the planet. The Brazilian people are typically warm and friendly, while the country’s natural diversity lends itself to myriad travel experiences, from idyllic coastal holidays and riotous Carnaval celebrations, to stopovers in the dynamic cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and adventure-filled forays into the Amazon jungle.