Brazil is a huge and diverse country and it is famous for the free spirited nature of the people who express themselves through samba music and football. Brazilians are widely acknowledged to have the most aesthetically pleasing football team in the world and they have also won the most world cups. Samba music, costumes and partying all find full expression during the famous Rio Carnival which takes place before Lent.
Brazil has a fantastic range of cities, from the multicultural might of Sao Paolo to the wonderfully named Florianopolis with its natural lagoons and lakes. Don’t miss Recife which is known as the Venice of Brazil with its interconnected waterways, and the beach capital of Brazil - Fortaleza.
The Amazon rainforest region of Brazil is widely regarded to be the most important place on the planet in terms of its value to the ecosystem with millions of species of plants and animals living there. However this faces an ever present threat from loggers and eco-tourism to Brazil helps the country to fund itself in a way which is not harmful to the environment.
National parks like Pantanal contain all of the animals that give South America its character including giant anteaters, anacondas, caiman and jaguars.