From the wild forests of the Amazon
& the widest waterfall in the World
to the laid back city of Salvador and
untouched beaches of Natal
I have traveled all around Brazil, but that was quite a few years ago, therefore my advise on accommodation and restaurants is definitely out of date. However my memories of the place are as vivid as ever. Brazil is not only beautiful it encases the vibrant energy of its people, making it a wonderful and memorable experience anywhere you go.
Getting around Brazil was very easy, but can also be quite time consuming due to the great distances and delays and hick ups here and there. I took buses but also flew, the best airline was Avianca and Latam.
In Rio I had a great time around town and I highly recommend doing some hang gliding over the Tijuca Forest and visit the favelas but make sure you do it with a guide as it can be very dangerous if you don't know where you are going.
If you visit during Carnival you will enjoy non stop celebrations all around Brazil. Usually carnival falls in February- March, even if you don't hit the main days of the carnival the celebrations are running for the whole month.
As a single women travelling I have always felt safe, but always bare in mind to be alert and careful as the crime rate in Brazil is very high.
Try doing some Capoeira in Salvador
Experience the Candomblé in Salvador
Overcome your fears and go hang gliding in Rio
Chill on a small boat on the Amazon river while searching for the pink dolphins
Dance some samba, anywhere
Relax on the beach in Natal
Take a boat ride from Manaus to Santarém
Have a cocktail in the piscina naturales in Maceo
Currency: Brazilian real
Best time to visit: December to March, but is good all year round depending on where you go.
1832 species of bird
689 mammal species
55,000 plant species
70,000 species of insects
744 species of reptile
500 species of amphibians
3000 species of freshwater fish