Brazil, a vast South American country, stretches from the Amazon Basin in the north to vineyards and massive Iguaçu Falls in the south.
Rio de Janeiro, symbolized by its 38m Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado, is famed for its busy Copacabana and Ipanema beaches as well as its enormous, raucous Carnaval festival, featuring parade floats, flamboyant costumes and samba music and dance.
1. Christ The Redeemer
Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with the French engineer Albert Caquot.
Corcovado, meaning hunchback in Portuguese, is a mountain in central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The 710-metre granite peak is located in the Tijuca Forest, a national park. It is sometimes confused with nearby Sugarloaf Mountain.
Copacabana is a bairro located in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
It is known for its 4 km balneario beach, which is one of the most famous in the world.
4. Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha is a volcanic archipelago about 350 kilometers off Brazil’s northeast coast.
It is named after its largest island, a protected national marine park and ecological sanctuary with a jagged coastline and diverse ecosystems.
It is renowned for its undeveloped beaches, and for scuba diving and snorkeling.
Sea turtles, rays, dolphins and reef sharks swim in its warm, clear waters.
5. Iguazu Falls
The Iguazu Falls, Iguazú Falls, Iguassu Falls, or Iguaçu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná. They are the largest waterfalls system in the world.
Ipanema is an affluent neighbourhood located in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro, between Leblon and Arpoador.
7. Sugarloaf Mountain
Sugarloaf Mountain is a peak situated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean.
8. Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is the name of a neighborhood in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
It is located on top of the Santa Teresa hill, by the centre of Rio and is famous for its winding, narrow streets which are a favourite spot for artists and tourists.