Category: Things To Do

10 Unforgettable Things to Do at Iguacu Falls

February 10, 2014

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Take in the views over the Devil's Throat

As a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of South America’s most visited attractions, Iguacu Falls is top of many travelers’ itineraries, but there’s more than just one way to experience the natural wonder. From hiking in the jungle to soaring over the falls in a helicopter, here are 10 unforgettable things to do at Iguacu Falls.

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Snorkeling in the Rio da Prata

February 3, 2014

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Snorkeling in the Rio de la Prata, Brazil

There are plenty of options for outdoor activities in Bonito but the region’s diverse marine life puts snorkeling in the Rio da Prata and the adjoining Olho d’Agua rivers at the top of the list. With clear-as-glass waters thanks to the area’s calcium-rich natural springs and over 55 colorful fish species protected by strict no fishing laws, the area is renowned for harboring some of the best freshwater snorkeling in the world.

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The Wildlife of Bonito

January 20, 2014

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Wildlife in Brazil

Located at the gateway to Brazil’s Pantanal region and criss-crossed with streams and rivers, the eco-tourism hotspot of Bonito is renowned for its unique ecosystems and vast variety of wildlife. From giant anteaters to hundreds of species of freshwater fish, the landscape is teeming with fauna, so it’s no surprise that bird watching and wildlife safaris are among the most popular outdoor activities in Bonito.

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River Surfing in the Amazon

January 6, 2014

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Get wet in the Amazon River. Photo courtesy of Manatee Amazon Axplorer via Flickr.

Trekking through the rainforest or taking a boat cruise down the Amazon River might be the top attractions of the vast Brazilian Amazon, but if you’re visiting in summertime, there’s another adrenaline-pumping activity to add to your to-do list. River surfing in the Amazon is only possible between February and April, when the world’s most daring surfers descend on the northeastern city of Sao Domingos do Capim to tackle one of the world’s most immense tidal bores.

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Where to Spend Christmas in Brazil

December 11, 2013

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Rio During Christmas. Photo courtesy of beckstei via Flickr.

If you find yourself wondering where to spend Christmas in Brazil, don’t miss the immense Christmas trees and twinkling light displays along Avenida Paulista in São Paulo and Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in Rio. Otherwise, you’ve got over 4,500 miles of coastline on which to have yourself a merry little Christmas.

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Nightlife in Salvador da Bahia

December 9, 2013

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Nightlife in Salvador da Bahia. Photo courtesy of Bruno Girin via Flickr.

As the birthplace of the Samba and a hotbed of Afro-Brazilian arts and culture, it’s no surprise that Salvador knows how to party and the coastal city is renowned for its lively dance clubs and thriving live music scene. Almost every night of the week, crowds gather in the Old Town of Pelourinho, where the bars and clubs come alive with a fusion of African, Brazilian and World beats; the city’s famous blocos (street bands) take to the streets and dancers perform Capoeira (a dance-cum-martial-art developed by African slaves).

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