Think Brazil, think sun, sea and samba, not forgetting that ever-famous Rio carnival. This tropical paradise covers around half of South America and offers everything from stunning palm fringed beaches for the sun worshipper, coral reefs to explore, cascading waterfalls, soaring mountain peaks and, most importantly, amazing Amazon rain forests. If you aren’t too exhausted from exploring all the idyllic sights that Brazil has to offer then a visit to a traditional samba club is a must where you can shuffle your feet to the sound of bongo drums and maracas working up a thirst for that local cocktail, and watch out for the backing group. Drew Barrymore is rumoured to have recently been seen jamming with local musicians.
There are many places to eat out in Brazil and most of them are very competativly priced, a good meal for two with drinks generaly costs around £10. Steak and seafood are usually featured but if you feel adventuras there is always one of the local specialities on the menu, spicy shrimp, beans with pork and oranges or even sun-dried beef, wash this down with a cold local beer or a well chilled glass of wine.
See the sites of Brazil up close from a 4 x 4 adventure, head off the beaten track through tiny villages, canoe along the stunning river before stopping for dinner on a secluded beach. Finish the day with a spot of haggling for local handicrafts before jumping aboard the jeep and heading home. For a spot of culture visit Salvadore, wonder the streets and take in the amazing architecture, browse the colourfull market for souvineers, then relax by the lake for a spot of lunch. Rio De Janeiro has to be on your list of places to visit, known as the carnival capital of the world, just the name cunjours up visions of amazing costumes, vibrant colour and streets filled with dancing party people. The beaches here are amazing, the famous Copacabana beach is a local meeting place where locals come to sunbathe or just to sit and pass the time of day