Welcome to Brazil
Brazil is a multi-ethnic and colorful country, which is famous for its kinds of festivals and celebrations. There are many fun things in this magical land. No matter where you are in Brazil, kayaking, rafting, hiking, diving or surfing are all good choices to spend the time in the sunny afternoon. For those who like nature, the Amazon rain forest, Iguazu Falls, and the Amazon tide are also a must.
Biodiversity & Landforms
The Amazon rainforest, which extends from the low slopes of the Andes Mountains to the Atlantic coast of Brazil, is the world's largest forest. It is densely forested and has a wide variety of animals and plants. It is known as the "World Animal and Plant Kingdom".
Biological species account for one-fifth of the world's total, plant species and birds each account for half of the world's total, and freshwater resources account for 18% of the world's total. There are more than 2,000 kinds of freshwater fish in the river. There are many types of wild animals in the Amazon Plain, and more than 100,000 species of animals and birds are now known.
The Brazilian plateau covers an area of more than 5 million square kilometers, making it the largest plateau in the world.
There are high ridges in the eastern part of the plateau, which form large cliffs along the Atlantic coast from Rio de Janeiro to Santos. The big cliff bears a plateau and faces the ocean. Looking from the Atlantic Ocean, it looks like a copper wall and iron wall standing on the other side of the ocean. With the unattainable Andes in the west, the vast tropical jungle and the Amazon River in the north, and the Paraguay River in the south, the Brazilian plateau is blessed with natural defenses, coupled with a suitable living environment inside, the population of Brazil is growing rapidly. At the same time, there is still a large amount of undeveloped land.
- 1 Rio de Janeiro The capital and largest city
- 2 Foz do Iguacu Famous for the Iguazu Falls
- 3 Salvador One of the world’s biggest Carnival celebrations
- 4 Manaus A gateway to the Amazon rainforest
- 5 Florianopolis Considered one of the best places to live in the country
- 6 Pantanal The world’s largest and most diverse tropical wetland
- 7 Olinda One of Brazil’s best-preserved colonial cities
- 8 Chapada Diamantina National Park A complex place for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts
- 9 Recife Nicknamed the 'Venice of Brazil'
- 10 Parati A popular tourist destination with forest and waterfalls
Best time to visit Brazil
Spring and autumn are the best time to travel in Brazil.
Brazil is located in the southern hemisphere. Its winter and summer are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere.
The summer is from the end of December to the end of March, and the winter is from the end of June to the end of September. The local summer is the peak tourist season. If you want to avoid crowds and high temperatures above 37 degrees Celsius, April to October is a better time.
Birds Watching and Photography
Brazil is one of the countries with the richest wildlife resources in the world. More than 70% of the country's land area is national parks or natural ecological reserves. It includes the world's largest primitive tropical rain forest - Amazon, and the largest wetland reserve on earth - Pantanal Wetlands, and Iguazu National Park, which has one of the world’s three largest waterfalls.
In particular, the Pantanal Wetland was rated as one of the top ten bird watching destinations in the world by the American Bird Watching Association. It is easy to see more than 100 species of birds in a day under the leadership of a professional bird guide, and in many cases you can see them very closely.
You can see the five famous birds in the tropical rain forests of Brazil: the purple-blue macaw, the big rheas, the Toco toucan, the helmeted pygmy bird, and the red-legged crane.
According to the data of the international authoritative birdwatching website Avibase, the total number of birds observed here has reached 1,836, ranking among the top three in the world, especially 228 of them are the native bird species.