When brainstorming things to do in Brazil, many ideas come to mind: a pilgrimage to the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio; exploring the natural beauty of Sugarloaf Mountain and Iguassu falls; shopping at the Mercado Municipal in SÃ£o Paulo; and admiring the modernism of Brasilia, among others. The diversity of the country’s landscapes and people ensure a practically endless list of things to do. In Brazil, you can also go scuba diving, go deep-sea fishing, or witness the sights and sounds of carnival. Explore the pages below for some more inspiration on things to do in Brazil.
- Sugarloaf Mountain
Rising to 1,300 feet, Sugarloaf Mountain (PÃ£o de AÃ§úcar) is the best and most famous spot to take in breathtaking panoramic vistas of the city of Rio, from Copacabana beach to the Corcovado Mountain, and the Atlantic Ocean that surrounds. To ascend to the top, take a ride in a 75-person cabl
- Hand Gliding in Rio
Hang gliding itself is amazing, and hand gliding over Rio de Janeiro is incredible. You take-off from "Pedra Bonita" at a height of 1,700 feet / 520 meters and fly with the eagles over Tijuca National Park, the ocean and the beach, before landing on the sand of popular SÃ£o Conrado "Pepino" Beach.
- Christ the Redeemer
Built in 1931 and situated at the top of the Corcovado peak, the pristine, looming statue of Christ the Redeemer (O Cristo Redentor) keeps watch over the city of Rio, arms mightily outstretched. This well known statue, named one of the new Seven Wonders of the Modern World, is a symbol of Rio, th
- Samba Parade
- Diving in the Cagarras
This fantastic adventure begins at 8 a.m. at the Marina da Glória (Gloria Docks), the meeting point, with boat departure scheduled for 8.30 a.m. The group will head to the Cagarras Islands where we will take a fabulous walk before diving instructions begin. This route is both for those who never ha
- Dive in Fernando de Noronha
A true underwater paradise. Besides schools of stunningly colored ornamental fish, you will see various crustaceans, ray-fish, eels. and turtles that lay their eggs on the sand. You may also come close to gentle sharks and rotating dolphins. To protect all the exuberant richness and biodiversity of
- Scuba Diving
The water is cold, so wear a full-body wet suit. In Rio, the main diving spot is off the Cagarras Islands, near Ipanema. Visibility can be bad. The currents and diving conditions are only possible at the end of the summer. This is O.K. if you need a quick diving fix while you're in the city.
- Biking in Vargem Grande
Come enjoy the peace and the beauty of nature in Vargem Grande. The mountainbike adventure will take place in the area near Pedra Branca Park, among mountains, forests and springs, until we arrive at a beautiful waterfall with a delightful pond for swimming. The day begins at 8 a.m. at meeting point