Baía dos Golfinhos, Tibau do Sul


Best time to travel: Jan-Feb, July, Nov-Dec
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Highly rated beach known for its dolphin viewing from morning until afternoon

Baía do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha


Best time to travel: Jan-Feb, Nov-Dec
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Highly reviewed beach that is part of the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, known for its marine life, such as dolphins, humpback whales, and albatrosses
  • The water is warm due to the current pushing the water from Africa to the island

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro


Best time to travel: Jan-March, Dec
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ
  • Constructed between 1922-1931
  • A symbol of Christianity across the world

Iguazu Falls, Iguaçu National Park


Best time to travel: late March-May, Aug-early Oct
Walk difficulty: Moderate
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • Largest waterfall system in the world
  • The first European to record the existence of the falls was a Spanish conquistador in 1541

Quarta Praia, Morro de São Paulo

Best time to travel: March-May, Oct-Nov
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Hard
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Morro de São Paulo is one of 5 villages of the island of Tinharé
  • Quarta Praia is one of the main beaches on the island
  • A Portuguese colony was established as early as 1535

Pantanal Matogrossense National Park

Best time to travel: June-Dec
Ease of travel: Hard
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$$

  • Wetland park whose objective is preservation of natural ecosystems, including protecting species such as the jaguar, ocelot, giant anteater, giant armadillo, giant hotter, and marsh deer

Inhotim, Brumadinho

Best time to travel: June-July
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • One of the largest foundations of contemporary art in Brazil and one of the largest outdoor art centers in Latin America
  • Founded by a former mining magnate, in 2004, to house his personal art collection, but opened to the public a couple of years later
  • The institute is mostly located in the Atlantic Forest

Amazon Rainforest, Amazonas

Best time to travel: July-Dec
Walk difficulty: Moderate
Ease of travel: Hard
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$$

  • Moist broadleaf tropical rainforest in the Amazon biome
  • The majority of the forest is contained within Brazil, with 60% of the rainforest, followed by Peru with 13%, and Colombia with 10%
  • The Amazon represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests, and comprises the largest and most biodiverse tract of tropical rainforest in the world, with an estimated 390 billion individual trees
  • More than 30 million people of 350 different ethnic groups live in the Amazon, which are subdivided into 9 different national political systems and 3,344 formally acknowledged indigenous territories
  • Indigenous peoples make up 9% of the total population with 60 of the groups remaining largely isolated