Places in Brazil
Salvador da Bahia has an energy and unadorned beauty that few cities can match. Once the magnificent capital of Portugal’s great New World colony, Salvador is the country’s Afro-Brazilian jewel. Its brilliantly hued center is a living museum of 17th- and 18th-century architecture and gold-laden churches. More importantly, Salvador is the nexus of an incredible arts movement.
Manaus is the Amazon’s largest city, an incongruous pocket of urbanity in the middle of the jungle, a major port for ocean vessels that’s 1500km from the ocean. The rainforest has a population density half that of Mongolia’s, but the journey there invariably begins in (or passes through) this bustling city. Don’t be surprised if you feel a little out of whack.
Tours and activities
Rio de Janeiro Carnival Parade Ticket with Optional Transport
Revel in the all-night excitement of Rio de Janeiro’s annual Carnival (Carnaval) parade, famous throughout Brazil – and the rest of the world – for its energetic samba dancers and flamboyant costumes! With a ticket to...
Tips and articles
A night out in Rio
As the sun sets over Rio de Janeiro's beaches, the city's sun-kissed cariocas (locals) head home to wash off the sand and prepare for a night out on the town...
Retail in Rio: the carioca guide to shopping
In Rio de Janeiro there are the essential purchases: the classic mini statue of Christ the Redeemer, the cheapest Havaianas on the planet, and the beach sarongs known as kangas...
On the ground at Rio’s Carnaval: a local’s guide to the biggest party on earth
Every February the infectious sights and sounds of carnaval (carnival) return to Rio de Janeiro...
A perfect day in Rio de Janeiro
Few people are in a hurry in Rio de Janeiro – after all, it's a city widely known around Brazil for its carefree attitude and beach-centric lifestyle...