Quick Guide to Brazil
Brazil is a country that really knows how to be good at things. Football. Bottoms. Models. Beaches. Music; it would appear that anything this dazzling South American jewel tries its hand at, it ends up making the rest of us look, well, a bit silly really.
Brazil is properly captivating in the most genuine sense of the word. With its powder-soft, white-sand beaches, verdant rainforests and pulsing, exotic cities full of rhythm and music, it's a place that'll take you from regal, crumbling colonialism to vast plains of crimson canyon and down the incredible Amazon River before you've even had time to enjoy your last slurp of caipirinha. Add in a few idyllic tropical islands (never a deal breaker, let's face it), that carnival and a plate of Brazilian delicacies at sunset, and you've got a seriously game-changing holiday destination on your hands.
Where to go in Brazil
Don't think they don't know they're onto a good thing, though. The Brazilians say 'Deus e Brasileiro', which basically translates as 'God is Brazilian' - quite frankly, we're tempted to agree (he probably looks like Gisele, too). Explore the Amazon's lush sweep of green pierced by silver-hued river, or see the dawn with the gorgeous party people of Sao Paolo. Shake your showgirl feathers at Rio Carnival or bliss out on the caramel, palm-fringed beaches and crystal coastal reefs that pepper its dramatic coastline.
Flights To Brazil
A flight to Brazil can take up to 15 hours and you may have to transfer at another airport before you can disembark at your destination. Rio de Janeiro flights land at Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, which is also referred to as Galeao International Airport and it's only a few minutes away from the heart of the city.
Getting Around Brazil
Renting a car is a great way to get around Brazil. There are international agencies operating at the airport to get you on the road and exploring every inch of that stunning landscape - and prices are generally reasonable. We'd also recommend a boat trip up the Amazon - for obvious reasons.