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Brazilian Vacation Destinations

Updated on January 16, 2015

Brazilian Vacations: Carnivals, Waterfalls, Jungles, Food and Culture

Brazil is a huge country with a wide variety of things to do for a tourist, from city breaks in Salvador and Rio de Janeiro to the beautiful waterfalls at Iguacu and for the more adventurous traveler, the jungle near the Amazon and Rio Negro rivers and Manaus.

I have written four separate articles about these diverse locations: travel tips, advice, recommendations and places to stay in Brazil. Please follow the links below...

Please also see my South American Photo Gallery

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Map of Brazil - Map of Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Iguacu and Manaus

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B markerManaus, Brazil -
Manaus, Brazil
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C markerIguacu, Brazil -
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D markerSalvador, Brazil -
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - "The Most Beautiful City in the World"

Where better to start a vacation in Brazil?

The self proclaimed "Most Beautiful City in the World" is also a useful travel hub with a major airport and regular flights. Rio is one of the most striking cities in the world with the incredible natural beauty of the vertical rocky hills and the coastline and of course the huge statue of Jesus Christ on standing high up above the city.

Here is my full review and travel tips for this wonderful city:

Rio de Janeiro

Iguacu Waterfalls, Brazil and Argentina

Possibly the most beautiful waterfalls in the world; 275 of them, in a crescent between Argentina and Brazil. They are mostly in Argentina, but the best views are on the Brazilian side. There are plenty of things to do in this romantic location. An ideal spot for a honeymoon or a short stay on a more comprehensive tour of Brazil or Argentina. There are boat trips next to the falls at the bottom, paths to walk along at the top, a small bird park and a few hotels including Hotel Tropical Das Cataratas which is right next to the falls on the Brazilian side.

Read my full article about this excellent romantic vacation destination here:

Iguacu Waterfalls in Brazil

Iguacu, Brazil, Argentina Travel Guides

The Amazon Jungle Experience: Rio Negro

For the more adventurous traveler go and stay in the Amazon jungle near Manaus in northern Brazil, on the banks of the Rio Negro. It is possible to stay in a floating hotel (a "floatel") in the Jungle, or at Manaus "The Paris of the Tropics" which is just a short boat trip from small villages on the banks of the Amazon. My preference is the jungle option, but many may prefer to the return to Manaus each evening to recover from a hard days pirana fishing, caiman (alligator) spotting or shopping at the small craft shops in some of the villages.

See my full article, photographs and recommendations of places to stay and things to do, here:

The Amazon Jungle Experience

Photographic Equipment

I have written a review of the best digital SLR and digital compact cameras:

digital SLR cameras

digital compact cameras

Salavador, The Carnival City in Brazil

The Carnival City.

Salvador is the city Brazilians go to for carnival. Culturally and historically interesting and an excellent tourist friendly location, with the wonderful mix of African and European influences in both cuisine and music. A vibrant place to stay for a few days.

Please read my full article with travel recommendations and see my photographs here:

Salavador, The Carnival City in Brazil

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      kangkapit 5 years ago

      Salavador, The Carnival City in Brazil it like old town?


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      SayGuddaycom 5 years ago

      Another place I've always wanted to visit

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      very informative travel guide. Now, at least I have some Idea what brazil is like. thank you very much

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      sarahrk lm 6 years ago

      I absolutely loved visiting Rio and would go back in a heartbeat

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      margproperties 6 years ago

      The three thing I very much impressed with Brazil is Rio de Janeiro, Brazil volley ball team (both men and women) and their football team.And thank you AndyPo for your impressive lens.

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      anusk1313 lm 6 years ago

      You have beautiful lens ...and I can see that you visit many places ...

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      thebestvillas 6 years ago

      Brazilian Vacation Destinations - A great lens about vacation.Thanks for the awesome info.Florida villas

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      MargoPArrowsmith 7 years ago

      Wow, I didn't know you could get that repeat thing for the Zazzle, how do you do that? Great!

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      Tony Payne 7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Wish I could go back to Brazil. I enjoyed Rio, but Iguassu was amazing.

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      I have just GOT to have a Brazilian vacation -- sooner rather than later.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This lens is awesome. I love it. I am going to tell my editors on my Thai News website to write something about this lens and probably feature it.

      I will comment here again once we do.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I want to visit Brazil! I liked this lens 5* and favorited. Enjoyed the read.

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      nightbear lm 8 years ago

      Another wonderful lens. I love the beautiful photos. Not so much the fish with teeth. oooohhhh Scary

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      RickyRobi LM 8 years ago

      [in reply to Tipi] I was just having that same thought when I ready your reply. LOL!

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      jaye3000 8 years ago

      [in reply to JaguarJulie] LOL Me too! I'd let Roger sit and look at bikinis all day if he'd just take me there! ;) Maybe we should just go together lol

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      oneskms 8 years ago

      I like how you have other lenses complimenting this one and boy you sure have travelled

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Hey, AndyPo! A Brazilian vacation, too? You have quite the life-style my friend. what would the two of you think about packing me in a big cargo box? - Have a good day.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      I keep having to add places to my someday list.

      Great lens


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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

      Ah, now Brazil is one place I'd surely love to visit in South America -- hubby has been there and particularly liked the girls in bikinis. Hmmm.

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      KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

      Welcome to All Things Travel.

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      Lamar Ross 9 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for joining ”Anything and Everything Travel” Group. We look forward to seeing your other travel related lenses in our group. Keep up the good work. For a categorized list of my travel lenses and other lenses see my Lensography..