I travelled to Brazil during off season (August), which made it less truistic and possible to make cheaper hotel deals than in peak seasons. The temperatures(at least ccording to danish standards) was still pretty neat – 25 degrees celsius. It never really gets cold in Brazil…
I have gather a list of activities which I found to be the best on my tour! I spend three weeks traveling around in Brazil. My itinerary when visiting Brazil was: Rio De Janeiro – Ilha Grande – Foz do Iguaçu – Salvador – Mananus – Rio De Janeiro.
Top 11 must do’s
- Spend the day strolling the beach promenades of Ipanema and Copacabana. You will most like find that volleyball is a very popular beach activity – but in stead of using their hands, the use the frets to kick to ball over the nets. It was quite captivating watching this!
- Visit Sugar Loaf Mountain a few hours before the sunset to ensure you will make it to the top in time and you will have an amazing view over Rio De Janeiro.
- Attend a salsa dance class and go to a salsa club afterwards!
- Hand gliding over Rio – for an amazing experience and breathtaking view!
- Take a guided tour through the favelas i Rio to understand the diversity in Brazil
- Take the train up to fantastic Christ the Redeemer
- Go to Ilha Grande Island for a small get-away from the city. You can spend the day snorkeling, hike the island and end the day with candle light dinner at the beach.
- Take a trip to see the great and mighty Foz do Iguaçu. It was nothing less then huge and a nature wonder of the world. We hired a diver to take us to the waterfall from the Brazilian site and afterwards to the Argentinean side. If you don’t have time for both, you should prioritize the Brazilian side, as it is more dramatic and wild from this side
- Spend 3-4 days in the Amazon Jungle – actually living in the jungle. Go on hikes through the jungle, take a dip in the river, catch a piranhas (it will be served for dinner) and just enjoy being so close to the nature (we had a agency planning your stay in The amazon jungle). If you have time in Mananus you should take a walk in the main city and see the The Manaus Opera House
- Taste the super fruit Açaí directly delivered from the amazon jungle.
- Experience the beautiful colored house and adrian food inherited from the colony times in Salvador.
There was a few things that I missed out on when I was in Brazil, but I would difficulty encourages others to do: Watch a football match, go for a horse race and/or visit Recife to experience the sand dunes