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From impassioned soccer matches and capoeira (an artistic fight dance) on the beach to the exotic wildlife and lush vegetation of the Amazon, there’s no shortage of attractions in Brazil – you can train your binoculars on squirrel monkeys and scarlet macaws or rub shoulders in the city with the equally striking locals.

Things to do in Brazil

Iguacu Falls

Prepare to be blown away by this spectacular series of 275 powerful waterfalls on the Brazil-Argentina border. Whether you approach by boat or hike through the wooded park, Niagara will never look as impressive.

South, 011-55-45-3521-1455
Tags: family | hiking | things to do | outdoors | wildlife

Museu de Arte de São Paulo

Admire this museum’s important collection, including works by the famed Brazilian artist Cândido Portinari and masterpieces by Rembrandt, Degas, Renoir, and Picasso. A busy line-up of exhibits showcasing classic and contemporary art makes MASP one of Latin America’s most exciting museums.

Ave. Paulista 1578, 011-55-11-3251-5644, (Portuguese only)
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Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar)

Catch the funicular for a thrilling ride to the top of the dramatic Sugar Loaf, where an awe-inspiring vista awaits. Take in the sunset over Guanabara Bay, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro’s downtown, and the outstretched arms of Christ the Redeemer.

Ave. Pasteur 520, Praia Vermelha, 011-55-21-2546-8400, (Portuguese only)
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Surfing on Santa Catarina

Kick back Brazilian-style in the colonial beach town of Florianópolis, situated partly on the island, then take on the nation’s finest waves on the east side of Santa Catarina. Snorkel through lagoons in the afternoon or relax on the pristine sand.

South, Ilha de Santa Catarina, 011-55- 48-3239-2251, (Portuguese only)
Tags: family | surfing | water sports | trendy | things to do | outdoors

Tiwa Amazonas

Experience the wild beauty of the rainforest in an elegant and ecologically friendly wooden chalet at Tiwa Amazonas. The peaceful resort, situated on the edge of the Rio Negro, blends into the natural setting and offers organized jungle treks and sailing expeditions.

North, 6.5 miles outside Manaus, 011-55-92-9995-7892,
Tags: family | hiking | smart splurge | water sports | trendy | things to do | outdoors

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