Country Overview

Even the most seasoned traveler has difficulty knowing where to start a trip in Brazil.

Here is a country of superlatives that's larger than the continental U.S. Here one may cruise the Amazon, explore the world's largest tropical rain forest, discover futuristic Brasilia, and enjoy a 5,000+ mile Atlantic coastline of beaches, resorts and colonial cities.

Most visitors start in Rio de Janeiro by ascending Sugar Loaf & Corcovado Mountains, and then on to the great beaches of Copacabana & Ipanema.

After Rio one may visit booming Sao Paulo, gem-laden Belo Horizonte, Belem & Manaus on the Amazon, the vast Pantanal wetlands, the Matto Grosso frontier, and the 275 falls at incredible IguaƧu.

Very important to remember - U.S. visitors must have a visa to visit Brazil. - and also don't forget the language is Portuguese.

To give you an idea of just how big Brazil is you should be aware that more South Americans speak Portuguese than Spanish.

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