The Iguazu Falls are located in the Iguaçu National Park and they are the largest complex of waterfalls in South America. They are located in southwestern Brazil on the border with Argentina and Paraguay. Depending on the amount of water flowing through the Iguaçu River, the number of waterfalls is between 270 to 300. The total length of the falls is about 3 kilometers and they fall down about 82 meters. The most famous waterfall is the "Garganta do Diablo" (throat of the devil), this is a large semicircular waterfall of about 150 meters wide in which the water plunges 70 meters into the depth.
Salvador is one of the most beautiful and energetic cities in Brazil. During the age when Portugal colonized Brazil, Salvador was its capital. This heritage is reflected in the number of beautiful colonial buildings that are still standing today. The picturesque city center is like an open-air museum of architecture from the 17th and 18th centuries. In Salvador, you will find hip festivals, special markets, lots of live music, colorful streets, delicious food, a lively nightlife and beautiful beaches. A visit to this stunning city is a must if you are in Brazil and you can easily wander here for a few days.
The Amazon may be the most famous natural location in Brazil, but the Pantanal is not a bad alternative option. This is one of the largest wetlands in the world. It is a piece of paradise for nature lovers and one of the best place in Brazil to spot wildlife. The densely forested Amazon makes it sometimes difficult to spot the animals, unlike the open plains of the Pantanal marshes. These swamps are home to a huge variety of animals. So if you want to see wildlife in their natural environment this is a must see. Some of the animals you can spot here are the hyacinth macaws, capybaras, jaguars, maned wolves, and jabiru storks.
Of all the colonial cities across South America, Ouro Preto is perhaps the most beautiful. It was a city known for its gold mines. And this has led to the city becoming very rich and thus many impressive and stately buildings were built here in the city’s heyday. The historic city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and for good reason, because these old buildings still captivate every visitor. The narrow winding streets make it an atmospheric city. Especially if you add the colored houses and beautiful churches. Once you've walked up the dizzying cobblestone slopes, you'll be rewarded with a view of 23 churches scattered across the hilly landscape.
The world-famous carnival in Rio de Janeiro transforms this big city into a paradise where festivities, happy people, pleasure, rhythm, dance and colorful costumes are center. You’ll see samba processions with accompanying music and dancing. Parties take place for days, and are all focused on the same thing: having fun. The carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a joyful celebration and an annual event. People from all over the world descend on the city during this time. You can't ignore it, the city swings!