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The definitive Brazil travel guide with expert tips, advice and ideas on planning a trip to Brazil for the most rewarding of Brazil vacations.

Tourists spotting wildlife In Pantanal
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Best Places To Visit In The Pantanal To See Wildlife

One of the largest, most pristine, and most biologically vibrant wetlands in the world, the Pantanal offers South America’s all-around best wildlife-viewing opportunities. The “Kingdom of Waters,” as it’s sometimes called, easily […]
View Of The Amazonia , Manu, Peru
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5 Best Places To Visit The Amazon Jungle To See Wildlife

One simply runs out of superlatives describing the rainforest of the Amazon Basin (the so-called “Amazon jungle” of popular conception). About the size of the conterminous United States, this biggest river basin […]
Mindo Eco Lodge, Ecuador
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Luxury Amazon Rainforest Hotels: Where To Stay In The Amazon

The Amazon Rainforest is by far one of the most mysterious and exciting locales to visit in all of South America. Teeming with abundant wildlife, exotic trees and plants, and even indigenous […]
Dense Vegetation On Cuyabeno River
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11 Tourist Attractions In The Amazon Rainforest You Must See

When it comes to untouched nature in a wildlife-rich environment, the Amazon Rainforest is one of the last places on earth to explore. Even hearing the word Amazon conjures up images of […]
Pair Of Hyacinth Macaws Perching Together On A Branch
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Pantanal Honeymoon | Lodges & Itinerary Ideas For Lovers

Are you looking for a honeymoon destination full of romance and adventure at the same time? Perhaps one in a remote location in a South American country full of different landscapes and […]
Capybara Family, Pantanal - Brazil
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Pantanal Family Travel: Top 7 Things To Do With Kids

If you’re looking for a new destination for your family vacation this year, why not consider one of the most remote and naturally unique regions in all of South America? The Pantanal […]
Peralta River Cruise, Pantanal
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Where To Stay In The Pantanal

While exploring the Pantanal wetlands region in Brazil, where you lay your head at night is an important decision to make. While you may worry your options are limited, consider that several […]
Sign At The Entrance To The Trans-pantanal Highway
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5 Amazing Attractions You Must See In The Pantanal

If you’re looking for a South American adventure unlike any other and a location not teeming with crowds, then head to the Pantanal region of Brazil. Tucked within the western part of […]
Boat Tour At The Iguazu Falls
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Brazil Vs Argentina: Which Side Of The Iguazu Falls Is Best?

Brazil vs Argentina, it’s a long-standing battle. The two countries compete in regards to almost everything: from their football teams to their natural wonders, from their tourist attractions to their barbeques, to […]
Couple Looking At The Sea, Tayrona National Park Tropical, Colombia
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South America Honeymoon: Dream Destinations & Inspiration

South America presents an unrivaled combination of adventure and indulgence. With everything from romantic candlelit dinners under the stars to remote jungle trails; exciting cities to enchanting colonial towns; far-flung islands to […]
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Best Food In South America? 12 Must-Try Specialty Dishes

One of the strongest arguments in favor of vacationing in South America is to have the chance at sampling is fascinating specialty dishes high in colors and flavors. The cuisine has numerous […]
couple dancing tango in buenos aires, argentina
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Top 10 South America Tourist Attractions You Have To See

South America is a continent of contrasting landscapes, featuring the highest, the driest, the largest, the deepest, the rarest, and more… If planning a vacation to South America, below please find our […]
Family of 2: Father And Son Enjoying The Gorgeous View Of The Iguazu Falls
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Traveling To Brazil With Kids: Top Tips & Things To Do

Brazil is a great place to take the kids on vacation. It’s a very child-friendly nation where you can be confident your little ones will be well looked after. Besides the fact […]
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Traditional Brazilian Food: 12 Famous Dishes You Must Try

Traditional Brazilian food is delicious, colorful, diverse, and exciting. Because Brazil is such a melting pot of colors and customs, its cuisine varies from one region to another, reflecting the country’s diverse […]
Christ Redeemer statue seen from above
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Top 10 Brazil Tourist Attractions You Have To See

The largest country in South America, Brazil occupies almost half the continent. Nearly all of it is in the Southern Hemisphere, and much of it is tropical, with vast stretches of rainforest […]
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7 Best Hotels In Brazil

Villa Amazonia Boutique Hotel, Manaus Manaus is the main gateway to adventures in the Brazilian Amazon. The old historical center is a living testimony to a bygone age when the city was […]
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The 20 Best Things To Do In Brazil

Many people just can’t grasp the immense size, and the huge number of alluring Brazilian vacation destinations to choose from. In fact, you’ll discover more than enough to keep you occupied for […]
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14 Best Places To Visit In Brazil

Brazil is the largest country in South America, dominating the central and eastern portions of the continent. From the massive and legendary Amazon Rainforest in the north to the jaw-dropping tropical beaches […]
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Iguazu Falls With Kids: The Family-Friendly Falls Guide

Ready to experience the most expansive waterfalls on the planet, consisting of 275 different ones cascading down the shared border of Brazil and Argentina? Then get ready for Iguazu Falls, a site […]
Rio Carnival, Miniature Effect
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Carnival In Brazil: When, Where & How To Celebrate

Every year for a week in February, Brazil is taken over by the wild, exuberant and pulsing display that is Carnival. Meant to celebrate the beginning of Catholic Lent, it’s perhaps most well-known […]
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Where Is the Pantanal? Location & How To Get There

Spanning more than 42 million acres across three countries, the Pantanal is the largest tropical wetland in the world and one of its foremost wildlife hotspots. But where is located, and how […]
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Best Time Of Year To See Jaguars In Pantanal

The Pantanal in Brazil is renowned for its spectacular wildlife sightings. A mecca for both birders and herpetologists alike, the world’s largest wetland is perhaps only more popular with those adventure travelers […]
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When Is The Best Time To Visit The Pantanal?

Stretching across over 72,500 square miles of Brazil is the Pantanal region. Unlike the Amazon Rainforest, Brazil’s other wildlife hub, the Pantanal hasn’t had much by way of international publicity. In fact, […]
Jaguar Hunting Capybaras On The Riverbank Pantanal
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Pantanal Wildlife: Jaguars To Jabirus

Covering over 81,000 square miles across Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay, the Pantanal Region is as vast as it is fascinating. Overflowing with birds, vibrant vegetation, and exotic animals lurking in the marshes, […]
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The Meeting of the Waters In Manaus, Brazil

A vacation in South America will be full of wonder and amazement. From the snow-capped peaks of the mighty mountain ranges to the coral reefs that decorate the oceans – there is […]
Traditional Jewish Kosher Matzo For Easter Pesah
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Eating Kosher In The Brazilian Amazon

Any person who eats kosher will be aware of the potential difficulties involved in maintaining the practice when traveling, especially if it involves international trips to remote and exotic locations, like the […]
Wooden River Lodge, Manaus
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Top 10 Amazon Jungle Lodges Manaus

Most Brazil Amazon Rainforest lodges are located around Manaus, the gateway city to the Amazon and capital of the Amazonas state in the north of the country. A jungle lodge experience is […]
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7 Best Places To Honeymoon In Brazil

Nothing says “romance” quite like honeymooning in Brazil. From the sizzling beaches and sensual samba of Rio de Janeiro to the exotic rainforests of the Amazon, South America’s largest country has the […]
Historic,Hilltop,Church,With,Painted,Hill,Side,Buildings,At,Sunset
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Top 5 Tourist Attractions In Guayaquil, Ecuador

The largest and most populous city in Ecuador, Guayaquil is best known by travelers as the tour gateway to the Galapagos. Whether you’re traveling through on your way to the islands or […]
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A Guide To The Anavilhanas Archipelago

One of the most unique environments on earth, the Anavilhanas Archipelago is a complex of over 400 islands in the middle of the Amazon in Brazil. Described by some as a “flooded […]
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Iguazu Falls Travel Tips: 15 Things To Know Before You Go

Iguazu Falls are an incredible sight to see right on the border of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. Watch as 450,000 cubic feet of water rush over the edge every second, and hundreds […]
Rio de Janeiro aerial view after dark
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10 Best Rio de Janeiro Tourist Attractions

Any vacation to Brazil should include a visit to the seaside Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, known for its love of soccer, samba, and beautiful beaches. This exuberant city is welcoming […]
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How to get to Iguazu Falls

The spectacular waterfalls of the Iguazu River are located in the Iguazu National Park on the border of Argentina and Brazil, the giant waterfall system has 270 separate falls to observe, and […]
Iglesia Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, Santarem
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How To Get To Santarém, Brazil

The beautiful port town Santarém in the Para region of Brazil, it is located where the Amazon River meets the Rio Tapajos. Santarém is a great town to start your Amazon river […]
Cumulus clouds, Rio Negro, Manaus
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When Is The Best Time To Visit The Amazon Rainforest In Brazil?

The Brazilian Amazon is the largest area of the Amazon Rainforest – with almost 60% of the entire Rainforest in Brazil. You can access this part of the Amazon by traveling to […]
Hotel In Manaus
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Where To Stay In Manaus: The Best Hotels

The Amazonas state capital city of Manaus is a great starting point for exploring the Brazilian Amazon. It’s also a destination in itself, as Manaus has plenty to do, and can easily […]
Manaus City Sidewalk With Amazon Theatre And Church
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Best Time Of Year To Visit Manaus, Brazil

Manaus, in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, is a great city from which you can explore the Amazon Rainforest, the biggest tropical forest on Earth. Understanding the Manaus climate may help […]
Manaus,Harbor
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How To Get To Manaus (… And Around The City)

The vast country of Brazil contains over half of the entire Amazon rainforest. So if you love adventure, Brazil’s Amazon city, Manaus – the capital of the Brazilian State of Amazonas – […]
Opera House, Manaus - Brazil
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10 Fun Things To Do In Manaus, Brazil

If you are traveling to the Brazilian Amazon, chances are you will be heading to Manaus, the gateway to this remarkable rainforest realm. As some inspiration for your itinerary, here are 10 […]
The Manaus Opera House, Brazil
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Manaus Opera House & Festival Amazonas de Ópera

A highlight to any vacation to Brazil is the Amazon, and Manaus is the undisputed gateway and home to a unique historical gem, the Teatro Amazonas. With music and theater performances from […]
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10 Incredible Iguazu Falls Facts

The Iguazú Falls are one of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural sights, with visitors spellbound by its vast scale, thunderous sound, and soaking spray. Nestled between two national parks and the countries […]
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A Bird’s-Eye View Of The Amazon From Above By Floatplane

We at Rainforest Cruises have often wondered why you are given life jackets on a plane and not parachutes? It’s not as if you are given a parachute on any of our Amazon […]
Manaus Sunset over lillies
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Manaus, Brazil: A Short History

Manaus is the capital of the Amazonas state in Brazil, and is a popular ecotourism destination. Almost 50% of the Amazon River’s population lives in the city, making it the primary cultural […]