Getting off the Beaten Path

Pre-Colombian rock art, deserted beaches, end-of-the-earth fishing villages: these are just a few of the sights you can see by heading off the tourist path.

Parque Nacional da Serra da Capivara This dramatic rocky landscape contains thousands of prehistoric rock paintings.

Peninsula de Maraú Peaceful and remote, the Bahian peninsula's quiet beaches feel far removed from the tourist crowds.

Itaúnas Charming beach town in the little-visited state of Espírito Santo, with a wildlife-filled state park nearby.

Algodoal Isolated little village on the edge of wild beaches near the mouth of the Amazon.

Reserva Xixuaxú-Xipariná Magnificent rainforest reserve 500km north of Manaus.

São Miguel das Missões Gateway to the mystical 17th-century ruins left behind by Jesuit missionaries.