Boa Vista is the state capital of Roraima, the most northerly state in Brazil which borders both Venezuela and Guyana. The city is the base for all kinds of adventure, with multi-day Amazon Expeditions, Tepui Treks and trips into remote indigenous territory.
Brasilia is a triumph of 20th Century urban architecture and design and was inaugurated as the new capital of Brazil, being planned, designed and constructed in a breathtaking five years. The colonial hill-towns and thermal spas of Goias offer weekend escapes.
Cuiaba is the state capital of Mato Grosso, a huge state of Amazon Rainforest, Cerrado Highlands and enormous ranches. The Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park nearby is an area of waterfalls, panoramic hilltop views and wonderful rock formations.
Fernando de Noronha is Brazil's marine-life paradise, an Atlantic archipelago with some of the most stunning beaches in Brazil and turquoise tropical waters frequented by dolphins, sea-turtles, reef sharks, whales and hundreds of species of colourful tropical fish.
Fortaleza is the arrival point for all kinds of beach and buggy-based adventures in north-east Brazil. Canoa Quebrada is the finest beach town nearby, framed with beautiful dunes and cliffs, and perfect winds for kite-surfing and hang-gliding.
Iguazu Falls is one of the three Great Waterfalls of the World, and perhaps the most beautiful as well as often being the most powerful. The sheer scale and power of the 275 separate falls can never be fully appreciated from photos or videos, only by experiencing Iguazu Falls for yourself!
Ilha Grande is perhaps the most stunning of Brazil’s coastal islands, with rugged mountains covered with Atlantic Rainforest and over 100 beaches, including some of the most beautiful and unspoilt in Brazil. Trekking, surfing, scuba diving, and boat rides take you amongst the wildlife.
Ilhabela is the beautiful island of São Paulo State, a rugged, mountainous interior covered in verdant Atlantic Rainforest, and lined with sub-tropical beaches that lies only 3 hours but a whole world away from the big city. Relaxation, ecotourism and activities are all found in the clear waters ar
Jericoacoara is perhaps the most adventurous beach town in Brazil, home to top-class kite-surfing, surf, buggies and quad-bike trips around the dunes and lagoons, sand-boarding horse-rides along empty stretches of sand, and epic 4x4 journeys by beach along Brazil’s fabulous north-east coast.
Lençois is a historic mining town nestling between the jungle-covered mountains of the Chapada Diamantina National Park, with trekking, climbing, biking, caves and waterfalls making the area possibly the finest national park in the Brazilian interior.
The Marau Peninsula is a quiet corner of Bahia, with miles of empty beaches backed by palm trees and washed by Atlantic waves. Reefs protect the beaches and form the natural pools of Itaipu, while Baia de Camamu is a bay of crystal clear waters, tropical islands, and waterfalls that drop directly in
Morro de Sao Paulo on the island of Tinhare and neighbouring Boipeba are exactly the kind of laid-back islands where even Brazilians dream of visiting. Palm trees galore, reefs, warm waters and hammocks to enjoy ocean breezes - dream destinations for those who appreciate some lazy island living!
Natal is the sun-soaked capital of Rio Grande do Norte State in far north-east corner of Brazil, and the arrival point for all kinds of beach and buggy-based adventures in Genipabu, Maracajau and Maxaranguape. It also has the largest out-of-season carnival in Brazil.
The Pantanal is the largest wetland in the world, with the highest concentration of wildlife on earth. Pantanal avian and acquatic life being amongst the most spectacular on the planet, it is a lure for birding and fishing enthusiasts. It also provides the best chance to see jaguar in the wild.
Paraty is Brazil’s finest coastal colonial town, the jewel in the Costa Verde crown, possibly Brazil’s most spectacular stretch of coastline. The historic town is dwarfed by jungle-covered mountains, and sits on a bay dotted with hundreds of tropical islands, and thousands of golden beaches.
Piaui is a state in the far north-east of Brazil, the large interior of which is covered with tropical savannah, the Brazilian Cerrado. The area is rich in biodiversity and the Rio Parnaiba Headwaters National Park straddling four states is a paradise for wildlife lovers.
Porto Alegre is the southern-most state capital of Brazil, the final stop before the borders with Uruguay and Argentina. The state of Rio Grande do Sul is largely populated by people of European ancestry, mostly Germans and Italians. This European influence can be seen in the people and in the touri
Praia da Pipa, or just Pipa for short, is one of the finest beach towns along the sun-soaked north-east coast of Brazil. Year-round tropical sun, favourable winds and waves, cliffs, dunes, lagoons and wildlife such as the local dolphins as friendly as the locals make it a perfect escape to the sun.
Praia do Forte is many people’s idea of the classic Brazilian beach destination – miles of soft white sands washed by gentle waves and fringed by tall, waving palm trees. This tropical paradise also has an offshore reef with shallow waters that warm up in the sun.
Recife and Olinda, the two neighbouring cities in the north-eastern state of Pernambuco, are only 6km apart in distance but centuries apart in appearance. Recife is the modern, beach-front city, Olinda the hilltop colonial town with perfectly preserved churches, monasteries and houses.
The Most Exotic City on Earth with essential Rio sights including the Christ the Redeemer Statue; the Sugar Loaf Mountain cable car; Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches; Samba Clubs, plus celebrations such as the New Year's Eve Fireworks on Copacabana Beach, and the Rio de Janeiro Carnaval.
Salvador de Bahia is the historic capital of Brazil and the birthplace of Afro-Brazilian culture, with the roots of samba, capoeira and candomblé in the city. Salvador is known as The City Where The Music Never Stops, especially during the Salvador Carnaval, the world's largest street carnival.
The Santa Catarina mainland close to Florianopolis is just as varied, mountainous and attractive as the island itself. The coastal strip has the same beautiful beaches, strong surf and bracing breezes that attract sun-seekers, surfers and kite-surfers and also Southern Right Whales to the region!
Sao Luis is the state capital of Maranhao and the arrival point for visits to the Lençois Maranhenses National Park, a remote and beautiful coastal land, with dunes, lagoons and stunning natural scenery. The white sands and blue lagoons make it the only desert in the world with its own lakes.
The Serra dos Orgaos Mountains and National Park is a wonderfully scenic area just an hour or two from the city of Rio de Janeiro. The peaks, which can actually be seen from Rio, are home to fantastic trekking, climbing and mountain biking.
Venezuela boasts a chain of tepui, the flat-topped mountains that make a natural frontier between the Amazon Rainforest and the Gran Sabana, the savannah of the interior plains. Here, as well as the summit of Mount Roraima, you can visit Angel Falls, at 979m the highest waterfall on earth.
There are many places close to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo that can be used as weekend escapes for those with a little more time to spend in the big cities. Mountains and colonial towns, ecotourism areas, and activities galore can be found within 3hrs drive of either city.
Argentina is a land stunning natural scenery, with Andes mountains, salt flats, high desert, empty Patagonian landscapes, and a huge variety of wildlife in Pensinula Valdes, Ibera and Iguazu Falls. Modern Argentinean culture can be explored too in the wines of Mendoza and the interior estancias.
Buenos Aires is the second Great South American city, along with Rio. Capital of Argentina, home to 13 million people and home to Tango, the city has a more European feel in terms of its architecture, parks and museums, but a distinctly Latin rhythm with perhaps the finest nightlife in South America
Chile has fantastic ecotourism destinations such as the Atacama Desert, the highest mountains in The Americas, Patagonian lakes, forests and volcanoes, plus the Torres del Paine trekking paradise. Santiago has skiing and world famous wine valleys. Easter Island and the Moai also make part of Chile.
Ecuador is a surprisingly varied country with volcanoes, Amazon rainforest, cloud forest, Andean mountain towns and pre-Colombian and colonial history. The Galapagos Islands are perhaps Ecuador's major attraction with astounding biodiveristy in the marine life of Darwin's favourite archipelago.
Peru is the land of the Inca, the ancient capital of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and the citadel ruins of Machu Picchu all close together in one of the most spectacular tourist areas of South America. Lake Titicaca, the Colca Canyon, Arequipa and the Peruvian Amazon are all wondrous places in Peru.
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!