40+ Bucketlist Ideas for Your Brazil Vacation

Go behind the scenes to discover an exclusive side to Brazil, with extraordinary travel moments far beyond Christ the Redeemer. From Rio to Iguazu Falls via the Amazon, explore more than 40 bucketlist ideas for your Brazil vacation and uncover one of the diverse nations on earth.

tourist ship on the tapajós river in brazilian amazon

Tapajós River Yacht Charter

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Bosetti Falls in Iguazu National Park

Iguazu Falls Full Moon Walking Tour

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Sunset at Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro

Sunset at Sugar Loaf with Caipirinha Tasting

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Scenic Helicopter Flight, Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Scenic Helicopter Flight

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Yacht Charter to the Tijucas and Cagarras Islands

Yacht Charter to the Tijucas and Cagarras Islands

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A close-up on a young and beautiful woman at the Brazilian carnival

Live the Brazilian Carnival

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Squirrel monkeys on riverside tree in the Amazon Ariau River in Manaus, AM, Brazil

Iberostar Grand Amazon Multi Day Cruise

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Metropole view from above. Aerial view of Sao Paulo city, Brazil South America.

Sao Paulo Helicopter Tour

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Accommodation Experiences All Around Brazil

The finest Brazilian accommodation is more than a place to stay. These are accommodation experiences, whether in the city or deep in the rainforest. Wake up to monkeys or a view onto Sugar Loaf. Dine and drink in Brazilian style. Combine both old world and new world styles. And relax in comfort, in the heart of Brazil's most famous locations.

Pousada Cordilheira, Caiman Lodge, Pantanal

Stay at Caiman Lodge, Pantanal

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Swimming Pool, Anavilhanas Lodge, Brazilian Amazon

Stay at Anavilhanas Lodge, Brazilian Amazon

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Restaurant Pergula, Belmond Copacabana Palace

Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro

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Swimming Pool, Fasano Rio de Janeiro

Stay at Fasano, Rio de Janeiro

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Ponta dos Ganchos

Stay at Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

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Prestige Room Balcony, Palácio Tangará, São Paulo

Palácio Tangará, São Paulo

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Cataratas Suite, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, Iguazu Falls

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Swimming Pool, Hotel Fasano, Salvador

Stay at Hotel Fasano, Salvador

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Pool Bar, Hotel Fasano Angra dos Reis

Hotel Fasano, Angra dos Reis

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Lounge, Fasano Sao Paulo

Stay at Fasano Sao Paulo

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Skye Pool, Hotel Unique Sao Paulo

Hotel Unique, Sao Paulo

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Brazil Experiences

Experiences are itinerary ideas, created by leading travel designers. Use them as inspiration and planning tools for your dream trip. Make a trip request and we will connect you to a travel designer who can create your authentic Brazilian experience.

Sunset at Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro

Iconic Brazil 2021 – 2022 Experience

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Sunset at Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro

South America Trip of a Lifetime

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Travel Moments in Brazil's Iconic Cities

Dive into culture and tradition as you explore Brazil's distinctive cities. Sao Paulo is a treasured food hub, Salvador is packed with energy and indigenous culture, while Rio has a string of fabled experiences. Local guides lead the way as you find travel moments that don't always feature in standard best-of guides.

Walking Tour with Acarajé _ Cachaça Tasting, Salvador

Salvador Walking Tour with Acarajé & Cachaça Tasting

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Capoeira and Percussion Class, Salvador

Capoeira and Percussion Class, Salvador

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Cooking Class, Salvador

Salvador Cooking Class

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Corcovado Hill _ Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

Private Train to Corcovado & Christ the Redeemer

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Tijuca Forest Treasure Hunt, Rio de Janeiro

Tijuca Forest Treasure Hunt

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Old Santa Teresa area.

Santa Tereza District Tour and Artist Lunch

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Carioca Beach Day, Rio de Janeiro

Carioca Morning & Bike Ride, Rio de Janeiro

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Photo taken from inside Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro. Favelas have an image of being violent and dangerous due to guns and drug trafficking. They are also considered hotbeds for disease. This favela is slated to be pacified in time for the 2014 World Cup Soccer and 2016 Summer Olympics.See more favela photos in Urban scape lightbox below.

Jeep Tour in Rio's Favela Rocinha

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Botanical Gardens, Rio de Janeiro

Botanical Garden Guided Visit in Rio

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Man looking at Rio de Janeiro from above, shot from Pedra da Gavea.

Tijuca Rainforest Jeep Tour

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Sunset over Octavio Frias Oliveira Bridge - Sao Paulo - Brazil

Art Day in Sao Paulo

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Portrait of a group of musical performers playing drums together

Rio Vermelho, Salvador by Night

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Food Tour, Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo Food Tour

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Basking in Brazilian Nature

Almost all of Brazil is dominated by nature. There is the Amazon Rainforest of course, stretching on an epic scale through most of the country. Then so many beaches and surprises, like open grasslands where cowboys gallop. Travel designers can create moments in all of Brazil's landscapes, whether it's sailing to an island, cruising the Amazon or riding horses where few others venture. Here is just a selection of what you can do, including Iguazu Falls.

Iguazu Falls, Argentinian Side

Visit Argentinian Iguazu Falls From Brazil

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Boat _ Canoe the Meeting of the Waters, Manaus

Boat & Canoe the Meeting of the Waters, Manaus

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Macuco Safari, Iguazu Falls

Macuco Safari, Iguazu Falls

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Iguazu Falls Tour, Brazil

Iguazu Falls Tour, Brazil

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Forest Experience with the Guarani People, Southern Brazil

Forest Experience with the Guarani People

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Dinner at A Casa do Chef, Iguazu Falls

Dinner at A Casa do Chef, Iguazu Falls

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Behind-the-Scenes At Birds Park, Iguazu National Park

Behind-the-Scenes At Birds Park

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