Brazil is the largest and most populous country in South America. It is the fifth largest country by geographical area, and the fifth most populous country in the world. Its population comprises the majority of the world's Portuguese speakers. Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of over 7,491 kilometers (4,655 mi). It has a border with almost every other South American country. Brazil was a colony of Portugal from 1500 until its independence in 1822. Initially independent as the Empire of Brazil, the country has been a republic since 1889. Brazil is the world's tenth largest economy. Brazil is also home to a diversity of wildlife, natural environments, and extensive natural resources in a variety of protected habitats. The capitol is Brasilia, however, most international flights go into Sao Paulo, the country's largest city. Top sights include Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia, Manaus, Iguazu Falls, and the Patanal.
(Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguaçu)
You’ll witness Mother Nature at her most magnificent as you stand in awe amidst the white-water mist created by the more than two hundred gushing cascades that make up the soaring Iguazu Falls.
(Rio de Janeiro, Paraty, Foz do Iguaçu)
As you hike through the steamy Brazilian rainforest, you’ll reach a point where the dense vegetation parts to reveal gushing Tarza’s waterfall and a pristine swimming hole that beckons weary travelers. Right about now you'll be feeling worlds away from home.
(Rio de Janeiro)
Celebrate shoulder-to-shoulder with the cheerful locals as you give yourself over to the joy and pageantry that is carnival time in the world’s favorite party city.
(Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguaçu, Salvador)
As the sunset casts a violet veil on the tropical beaches of Bahia, feel the thrilling pulse of the Latin night descend as you surrender to the samba beat.
(Rio de Janeiro, Manaus)
Rio's highlights and amazing wildlife excursions, with signature properties and a combination of private and shared tours.
South America Cruises
(Amazon River Cruise)
Experience Lima before you embark on an expedition cruise of the great river of life; the Amazon. Experience the magnitude of the second longest river on Earth, while going admist the action with daily zodiac excursions to see incredible wildlife and remote river culture.
Thoreau believed you should march to the beat of a different drummer. We believe you should dance to the beat of the Samba.
Immerse yourself in the glitz & glamor of Rio's top samba schools with this sultry tour to the Winner's Parade weekend. This parade is every bit as colorful as the carnival. Featuring white sand beaches, Sugarloaf Mountain, private guides, drivers, desirable hotel & grandstand tickets for the Winner's Parade. Departs March 7, 2013.
Throw on your green, white and red Poncho, and tie up that famed Sombrero as you follow the "Federacion Mexicana De Futbol" during the 2014 edition of the World Cup in Brazil. Choose one of the many packages available including two or three Preliminary Round matches that the Mexican National team is scheduled to play in. Follow Mexico around beautiful Brazil, as they play the teams in there group across some of Brazil’s most picturesque cities. Best of all, you don't have to worry about the planning.
Feel all the electricity and energy of the crowd as you ride the emotions of every goal alongside a packed stadium of screaming football fans at world sport’s greatest show on grass as you follow your team.
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