Let's go to Brazil!

Go explore the largest country in South America

Let's go to Brazil!

Brazil is a huge and amazing country that is definitely worth visiting. With 27 states (including 1 federal district) and 17 million-plus cities, Brazil is rich in both natural beauty and cultural heritage. In this article, you will learn about the most exciting and interesting places in Brazil that are worth seeing at least once in your life.

For ease of movement between locations, we recommend renting a car, especially since this is not difficult for most tourists. By car, you can fully enjoy picturesque jungles, green mountains and incredible views throughout the country, without depending on public transport schedules.

Rio de Janeiro

It’s better (and easier, since this is where most planes land) to start your trip to Brazil from Rio de Janeiro. This city is often mistaken for the capital, and for good reason, because Rio is the calling card of the country. Rio is generally the «best of the best»: the most famous, the most interesting, the most vibrant and the most diverse city, representing a unique combination of culture, nature and entertainment, which undoubtedly makes it one of the most interesting and unique places on the planet. The world-famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, the incredible statue of Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, the insane February carnival, the mosaic steps of the Selaron stairs, the historical Lapa Bridge, St. Sebastian's Cathedral and the crime-ridden favelas - the attractions of this city can be listed endlessly.

This city shocks and horrifies, inspires and depresses, you want to stay in it or rather run away from here. One thing we know for sure is that Rio de Janeiro will not leave anyone indifferent, so it’s worth coming here at least once in your life.

São Paulo

It is the largest city in Latin America, a metropolis with a population of 12 million people (and 21 million in its suburbs), and is the financial and cultural center of the country. Everything here is at the highest level - the bright colors of the buildings, the diversity and colorfulness of the residents, many parks and skyscrapers that are just around the corner, a huge number of everyday events and access to various museums and exhibitions and street art. This city seems to have everything and more. For example, the Liberdade district, which has the largest Japanese population outside of Japan, or Bixiga, an Italian district with a population of 6 million people, more than any other city in the world, including Rome and Milan. São Paulo is a city that definitely deserves a visit, and its 1,521 square kilometers of diversity will win everyone's hearts.

São Salvador da Bahia (Salvador)

Salvador is the first capital of Brazil to host the largest street carnival in the world. In general, the first carnival was held in Salvador, and not in Rio de Janeiro, as many people think. This city is of great historical significance, since ships with slaves from Africa arrived here. Africans worked on plantations, populated the territory and introduced their culture which later mixed with Brazilian culture so that nowadays it is impossible to imagine modern Brazil one without the other. Located between the Bay of All Saints and the Atlantic Ocean, Salvador is divided into Upper and Lower parts, between which you can go by the Lacerda elevator. It is recommended to visit the historic center of Pelourinho and the Rio Branco Palace to immerse yourself in the history of the city.


This modern city, which became the capital of the country, was created from scratch in a record 3.5 years. Urban plans were developed in 1957 by the architect Lucio Costa with the goal of creating an ideal technopolis with a developed infrastructure for cars. Most of the buildings in the city, including administrative and public ones, were designed by the famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Twenty years later, in 1987, the city was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List for its historical and cultural significance.

Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Now let's move from cities to natural attractions, because there is a lot to see in Brazil! One of them is the Lencois Maranhenses National Park, located in the very north of the country, with unique landscapes of sand dunes reaching a height of 40 meters, located on the Atlantic coast and stretching over an area of more than 1,000 square kilometers. During the rainy season, beautiful lagoons with clear water form between the dunes, ideal for swimming or relaxing from the hot sun and sand. One of the most beautiful parts of the park is Lagoa Azul (best to find it with a guide) and the charming oasis of Quemada dos Brutos (best visited in the evening when the sun is not so strong). The best time to visit the national park is from July to September so that you have the opportunity to enjoy all the beauty of the lagoons.

Iguaçu Falls and Foz do Iguaçu Bird Park

In the very south of the country there is a unique place - Iguaçu Falls. This is one of the most impressive and majestic natural places on our planet, included in the list of the new seven wonders of the world. This amazing complex of 275 cascades stretches for more than two kilometers along the Iguaçu River, on the border between Brazil and Argentina. A particularly impressive place is the Devil's Throat, the most powerful of all the waterfalls. There are four ways to visit this natural wonder: from the viewpoint on the Brazilian side, from the viewpoint on the Argentine side, by tourist boats from the water and from the air, flying by helicopter for ten minutes for 200 US dollars.

The Foz Do Iguaçu Bird Park, located near the Iguaçu Falls, is home to more than 1,400 species of birds, both native and exotic. Here you can spot toucans, parrots, flamingos, albatrosses and many more species just by walking along the wooden bridges and paths leading through the various bird habitats.


The Pantanal is the largest wet area on Earth and one of the largest nature reserves in the world, covering an area of about 150 thousand square kilometers and located in western Brazil, as well as Paraguay and Bolivia. The region is known for its amazing landscapes and unique flora and fauna, including jaguars, caimans, capybaras and many other species. A visit to the Pantanal will allow you to immerse yourself in wildlife and see it in all its splendor and scale.

Amazon forests

Without visiting the forests along the Amazon River, it is impossible to consider your trip to Brazil complete. The Amazon is the lungs of our planet, the most extensive forest and river system in the world, a unique ecosystem with rare flora and fauna. This region covers the territories of nine countries, including Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and others, but its largest part is located in Brazil. The Amazon is a unique natural resource that is not only home to many species of living organisms, but also plays an important role in maintaining the ecological balance of our planet. A visit to this region is definitely worth a trip to another continent.

Brazil has dozens of unique and significant historical, cultural and natural sites. Therefore, it’s better to come here for at least a few weeks, or better yet, a month. Brazil definitely deserves attention and is included in the list of countries that are worth visiting at least once in your life, and every hour of flight and every real spent here will be justified. And in order not to get lost on long journeys and always stay in touch, don’t forget to buy and activate an eSIM for Brazil from fedafone before your trip.