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Huge in size in both land area population, Brazil is one of the world most flamboyant destinations. The largest country of the South American continent it is also the fifth largest in the world and has a population of almost 200 million. Blessed with natural attractions, flamboyant cities and charming colonial towns Brazil is a country with a culture and a landscape like no other.
It's coastline stretches for 7000 kilometres with white sandy beaches, superlative islands and a scattering of towns and cities. Inland lies the vast Amazon Rainforest, a staggering area of lush jungles, rivers and ecosystems. There are literally millions of species of plants, insects and animals including fish and birdlife. Incredibly this one area contains more than half of the world remaining rainforest - a staggering 1.7 billion acres. There are plenty of options available for touring the rainforest and getting a taste of the incredible bio-diversity it contains. As incredible as the Amazon is, it is only one of many fantastic natural attractions in Brazil. Brazil teams with water and waterfalls, clear rivers snake throughout the country and in places plunge hundreds of metres creating spectacular tourist attractions. The premier of them all is the Iguazu Falls, a stunning site which attractions many thousands of people each year. Elsewhere you can visit the Caracol Falls, the Cachoeira da Fumaca and the easily accessible Itaquira Falls close to the town of Formosa. Another of the major natural attractions is the vast wetland area of the Pantanal, 200,000 square kilometres of marshes and tropical ecosystems alive with birds, plants and animals. The north east of Brazil has the Chapada Diamantina National Park with canyons, caves and spectacular views. These make up just a tiny fraction of the natural offerings of Brazil, the entire country is a paradise for adventure seekers and nature lovers, whether you like trekking through quiet trails or white water rafting, surfing or snorkelling or just about any other outdoor persuit you can name.
With all the focus so far on attractions which are nature based you might think party goers should look elsewhere, but this is far from the truth. Rio de Janeiro is one of the worlds most celebrated cities. It is situated in a spectacular setting, with wild jungle, stunning beaches and impressive peaks surrounding it on all sides, the famous statue of Christ overlooking it all. Rio is a study in contrasts, rich and poor, deeply christian but loving to party hard - it is a city that knows how to live. The biggest party of the year throughout Brazil is of course Carnival - a celebration which showcases the countries love of music and life in general. Rio de Janeiro is the place to see it at it's best however many other cities and towns will also put on a good show.
Brazil will leave you wanting more, it's unique culture, magnificent landscapes and wonderful people will leave an indelible mark on your heart.