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September 2017<p>A morning climb up the Corcovado in Rio, a Hampshire school commute, and a magical Scottish 100-mile trip are among our favourite routes<p>Published: 17 Sep 2017<p>August 2017<p>Every September the gauchos in the state of Rio Grande do Sul Brazil mark a 10-year civil uprising with a free …

Brazil Photos

See photos and get wallpaper of Brazil (including Rio de Janeiro, Carnaval, the Pantanal, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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Here's What To Do In Brazil's World Cup Host Cities Besides Watch Soccer

The 2014 FIFA World Cup begins June 12, and host cities across Brazil are gearing up to welcome hundreds of thousands of travelers.<p>Soccer fans traveling to the games in the 12 host cities are in for a treat. Brazil offers stunning scenery, vibrant cities and a wealth of cultural activities. Fans …

10 Facts About Cachaça

Move over rum! Brazil’s favorite spirit is coming to town.<p>History<p><b>1.</b> In the mid–16th century, Portuguese colonists introduced a South Asian crop to …

Word of Mouth: Paraty

by Abby Morgan and Blake Whitman<p>Walking around the maze of streets paved with irregular stones, visitors can feel the Portuguese presence that first landed in Paraty 500 years ago. Situated in a sheltered bay at the edge of the wild Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest), the charming seaside town is a …

The island-lover's guide to Brazil

Swaying palm trees, powdery white sands and aquamarine seas: Brazil's enchanting tropical islands do a mighty fine imitation of paradise lost.<p>And if swaying in a hammock while sipping a caipirinha doesn't appeal, these <i>ilhas</i> offer adventure aplenty - from surfing and wildlife watching to diving in …

Rio de Janeiro on a shoestring

Bikinis in Rio may be skimpy, but prices are not. Brazil is one of South America’s most expensive countries. The strong <i>real</i> (Brazil's currency) means you'll get less for your dollar, pound or Euro than elsewhere. But fear not: there are ways to enjoy the <i>Cidade Maravilhosa</i> on a budget.<p>Sleeping<p>Visit …

Backlit Brazil: Photographing Silhouettes

Workers construct the FIFA Fan Fest stage, where fans will be able to watch games broadcast live, on Copacabana Beach on<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Mario Tama—Getty …

Brazil's favelas offer alternative budget accommodation for World Cup fans

By the time the World Cup is over, Mary Santos da Silva hopes she will be able to afford to build an extra floor on the roof of her house. A resident of Alto de Ondina, a neighbourhood overlooking the ocean in the city of Salvador, Mary is one of an increasing number of favela dwellers renting out …

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Curitiba, the main sights

August 5, 2010 | By Tony More<p>This a blog post where we want to introduce what we consider to be the unmissable Curitiba sights. You will find all the …

An Overview of Brazil and Its Geography

<b>Population:</b> 198,739,269 (2009 estimate)<b><br>Capital:</b> Brasilia<b><br>Official Name:</b> Federative Republic of Brazil<b><br>Important Cities:</b> São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, …

Brazilian Obsessions: 10 Must-See Destinations in Brazil

In its young history, Brazil has established itself as one of the most exotic, culturally diverse nations in the modern world. Its people, its …

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Sleeping on stilts in the Amazon

At Brazil’s largest nature reserve, travellers can stay in treehouses, paddle past alligators and pick acai berries – but only 1,000 visitors a year are allowed in.<p>As 75-year-old villager Antônio Gomes told us stories of growing up in Boca do Mamirauá, a tiny settlement in the northern Amazon …

A beginner's guide to Brazil

What do you get if you combine cinematic landscapes, kaleidoscopic culture, head-spinning biodiversity and a constant rhythm of carefree joie de vivre? Welcome to Brazil!<p>The world's fifth-largest country commandeers the lion's share of South America, all the way from the Amazon Basin – the world's …

Brazil’s 10 most beautiful churches

Brazil: Cinema’s most radical battleground

Brazilian film is unflinching, confrontational and often extremely violent. It’s where the struggle for the nation’s identity is fought, writes Christian Blauvelt.<p>The scene is almost unbearable to watch. A gang corners two cowering children in the alley of a favela. The criminals want to initiate a …

Brasilia: Building a city from scratch

Oscar Niemeyer designed a metropolis where none had stood previously when he envisioned Brazil’s capital. Jonathan Glancey looks at the success rate of ‘new cities’.<p>The view from high hotel windows along Brasilia’s Monumental Axis, or principal street, is surely one of the most surreal to be had of …

10 reasons to visit Rio de Janeiro and stay in Botafogo by Robin Burhoe

13 de April de 2012 | By Hidden Pousadas Brazil | Reply More<p>1. Guided trips through the Tijuca Forest and out to the untouched beaches in the west …

Rio and São Paulo states' top 10 budget beach hotels and B&Bs

The coast of the adjoining states Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo is one of the finest in Brazil, dotted with small tropical islands, beautiful bays, wonderful golden sandy beaches, and backed by mountains covered with virgin Atlantic rain forest. Most of it is still unknown to international tourists, …

20 Things You Need To Know About Brazil

With FIFA 2014 just around the corner, and the Rio Summer Olympics taking place in 2016, Brazil has been all the buzz around the internet and in conversation. But how much do you really know about the country?<p>Did you know that in the city of Laguna, fishermen use dolphins as their assistants to …

Brasilia: An Architectural Tourist's Playground in the Brazilian Savanna

<i>Brasilia at night</i><p>In Terry Gilliam's dystopian black comedy <i>Brazil</i>, Jonathan Pryce plays a lonely clerk longing to escape a cold Brave New World overrun by inefficient and terrifying bureaucrats. As he hears and hums Ary Barroso's 1939 "Aquarela do Brasil," he dreams of flying away to a more sensuous …

Brazil's New Tourism Site Teaches Tourists About Local Culture

Brazil is opening its doors to visitors, virtually. Brazil’s official tourism board Embratur launched a new interactive website this week.<p>The site …

Photograph: Thorpetowers/GuardianWitness<p>'Pedra do Bau. Granite outcrop in the state of São Paulo, close to the state of Minas Gerais in the Mantiqueira mountains, and a number of small pleasant towns such as São Bento do Sapucai and Gonçalves.' Photograph: …

Visiting Tiradentes, Minas Gerais, Brazil

One of the pleasures of travel is that you never know what you will find. I’d heard about the small town of Tiradentes–that it was a cute colonial …

Activists in Brazil are fighting to protect the environment — and their lives

908. That’s the number of environmental and land-reform activists assassinated worldwide between 2003 and 2013, according to a study by the NGO Global Witness. The number might shock you, but perhaps even more shocking is that nearly half of those murders — 448 — took place in one country: …

Rio: From Mountains To Sea in Pictures

Sao Paulo, The City That Leads, In Pictures