Brazil Activities & Sports
Brazilian Beaches may not be an activity as such, but the variety and beauty of the 8,000km of coastline makes them an essential part of any Brazil trip for beach lovers. A little info from us may help you decide on which Brazilian beaches you want to spend your time, and participate in while here such as beach volleyball, football, frescoball amonst many others.
With mountain ranges along the whole southern coast leading up to the inland plateau, granite peaks including the largest coastal monolith in the world, and interior national parks, climbing in Brazil can be a wonderful experience either in the city or the countryside. There are easy options for beginners and tough routes for experienced climbers alike.
Amazon River Cruises in Brazil mostly leave from Manaus, the city at the heart of the Amazon Jungle, ranging from luxurious all-inclusive type to smaller, long distance cruises that traverse remote areas of the Rio Negro and Rio Solimoes tributaries. We also have options for private cruises that travel far upriver on expeditions or fishing trips. We also have fantastic private cruise options, with
Brazil is an Ecotourism Paradise, with the highest biodiversity of any country on the planet contained in national parks and two of the earth's remaining Great Wilderness Areas - The Amazon Rainforest and The Pantanal Wetlands. The planet also gifted Iguazu Falls, the crystalline waters of Bonito and marine life such as whales, dolphins and sea-turtles.
Hiking and Trekking are not always associated with Brazil but with 76 national parks, an immense coastline and unparalleled biodiversity, they certainly should be! With day hikes to the top of city peaks, coastal trails to paradise beaches, highland waterfall circuits, and Amazon Jungle expeditions, Brazil is a country well worth exploring on foot.
Kayaking & Canoeing is one of the best ways to explore the waters of Brazil, often in the most remote and beautiful parts. From rugged Costa Verde coves and remote Paranagua Bay islands, to expeditions along the Amazon River, as well as many fantastic day paddles, Brazil has wonderful options for any length of time in a kayak or canoe.
Wind-surfing has been popular in Brazil for years, while kite-surfing is growing fast in popularity and has overtaken its elder brother in terms of participants. Whichever of these two dynamic sports you choose to do, Brazil has the perfect place for both novices and experienced boarders, with Atlantic offshore breezes and inland lagoons galore.
Mountain Biking is a fast-growing sport in Brazil and although not as developed as in Europe and North America, there are some wonderful trails in national parks which makes mountain biking the best way to see more of the countryside.
Runners & Triathletes can participate or compete in plenty of Brazilian Events, with the Rio de Janeiro Marathon (Full and Half) and the Florianopolis Ironman being the major events, but there are plenty more of varying distances which can be combined with your trip to Brazil.
With 8,000km of coastline, you would expect Brazil to have excellent scuba diving and snorkelling options, especially on offshore archipelagos such as Fernando de Noronha and Abrolhos. Factor in the largest river system and wetlands on the planet, and there are some wonderful surprises too, especially in the rivers and caves of Bonito.
With 8,000km of Atlantic coastline it is no wonder that Brazil is renowned as one of the world’s surf hotspots. World class surf breaks surrounded by outstanding natural scenery make it one of the most popular activities in Brazil. From beginners’ breaks to championship-level waves and tow-in titans, there are waves for surfers of all abilities.
Tandem Hang-Gliding from the Mountain to the Beach is one of the most adventurous activities that you can do in in Rio de Janeiro, the whole of Brazil, or anywhere else for that matter, taking off from the Pedra Bonita mountain and landing on the Sao Conrado Beach. If you can only manage one adventurous activity in your Brazil tour, we recommend this one.
Find the best places to interact with the Wildlife of Brazil, whether in national parks, the Pantanal Wetlands or the Amazon Rainforest, or in Brazilian coastal waters. A whole host of creatures is waiting: monkeys; toucans; macaws; parrots; dolphins; humpback and southern right whales; sea-turtles; caiman alligators and perhaps even pumas and jaguars.
Brazil Adventure Tours provide you with ideas for tours of Brazil and South America, with all being completely flexible with regards to dates, duration or the tours, activities and classes that we can include. Our website tours are our recommendations based on our experience of how to make the very best of your time in South America. We can adjust these details in any way that you wish, with a little advice from us of course. We can combine any of our destinations that you wish to visit into one tour, and for however long you wish to visit them. Any of our Traditional and Adventure tours can also be combined in whichever way you prefer. We are here to organise a tour that suits you after all, not the other way around!