Try these 10 amazing experiences in unbelievable Brazil

Brazil is a vast nation, brimming with experiences. (Image by 12019 from Pixabay)

Brazil is a vast and diverse country that offers countless attractions for travellers of all kinds, but if you want to go beyond the usual destinations like Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls or the Amazon, you can find some hidden gems that showcase the beautiful nature and culture of this country. Here are 10 under-the-radar experiences you can have in Brazil, from wildlife safaris to cultural festivals.

Explore the Pantanal wetlands

Forget the Amazon, the Pantanal is one of the best places to see wildlife in South America. Here in the world’s largest wetland, you can spot hundreds of bird species, including the hyacinth macaw and the jabiru stork, as well as mammals like giant anteaters, tapirs and jaguars. You can stay at charming family-run lodges and enjoy activities like boat rides, horseback riding and fishing.

Hike in Chapada Diamantina National Park

Chapada Diamantina is a stunning national park in the state of Bahia, where you can find dramatic landscapes of mountains, valleys, waterfalls and caves. You can hike along scenic trails, swim in natural pools, visit historic towns and learn about the local culture and history. You can also experience some of the park’s highlights by taking a scenic flight over the area.

Marvel at Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

Lençóis Maranhenses is a unique national park in the state of Maranhão, where you can see a surreal landscape of white sand dunes and blue lagoons. The best time to visit is between June and September, when the rain fills the lagoons with water and creates a contrast with the sand. You can explore the park with 4×4 vehicles, quad bikes or on foot.

Discover Fernando de Noronha Archipelago

Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of 21 islands off the coast of Brazil, where you can find some of the most beautiful beaches and marine life in the country. You can snorkel or dive with turtles, dolphins, sharks and colourful fish, or enjoy surfing, sailing or kayaking. You can also visit historical sites, such as forts and churches, or hike to viewpoints with panoramic views.

Experience Jalapão State Park

Jalapão is a state park in the state of Tocantins, where you can find a remote and wild region of savannahs, rivers, waterfalls and rock formations. You can enjoy adventure activities like rafting, canoeing, rappelling and sandboarding, or relax in natural springs and pools. You can also visit local communities and learn about their crafts and traditions.

Visit Paraty

Paraty is a charming colonial town on the coast of Rio de Janeiro state, where you can admire its well-preserved architecture, culture and history. You can walk along its cobblestone streets, visit its churches and museums, or take a boat ride to its nearby islands and beaches. You can also enjoy its lively nightlife, festivals and gastronomy.

Go to Bonito

Bonito is a town in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, where you can find some of the most amazing natural attractions in Brazil. You can snorkel or dive in crystal-clear rivers and lakes, see hundreds of fish and other aquatic animals, or explore caves and waterfalls. You can also visit ecological reserves and wildlife sanctuaries.

Explore Ouro Preto

Ouro Preto is a historic town in the state of Minas Gerais, where you can see some of the finest examples of baroque art and architecture in Brazil. You can visit its churches, museums and monuments, or learn about its rich history and culture. You can also enjoy its scenic surroundings, with hills, valleys and mines.

Experience Salvador

Salvador is the capital of the state of Bahia and the birthplace of Brazilian culture. You can experience its vibrant and diverse atmosphere, with music, dance, art and cuisine. You can visit its historical center, with colonial buildings and churches, or enjoy its beaches and nightlife. You can also join its famous carnival, one of the biggest parties in the world.

Relax on Ilha do Mel

Ilha do Mel is an island off the coast of Paraná state, where you can find a peaceful and natural paradise. You can enjoy its pristine beaches, dunes and forests, or hike to its lighthouse and fort. You can also see dolphins, birds and other wildlife. The island has no cars or roads, only trails and boats.

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