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Amazon Jungle Excursions Near Manaus

Mar 22, 11 Amazon Jungle Excursions Near Manaus

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As already noted, most jungle lodges and floating hotels will offer packages that include everything, including your jungle excursions. However, if you stay in town and end up planning your own excursions, you should be careful when shopping for a tour agency. Remember that the best ones are certified by EMBRATUR or the city’s own...

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Brazil’s Best Surfing, A Quick View

Jan 15, 11 Brazil’s Best Surfing, A Quick View

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Not only is surfing one of the most popular sports in Brazil, but also the surfer is given a kind of status among beach goers. More than a few of Brazil’s most popular beach villages and vacation spots were first discovered by surfers between 1970 and 1990. It almost seems that wherever surfers congregate, others will eventually...

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Rio de Janeiro: Tours & Excursions

Jan 13, 11 Rio de Janeiro: Tours & Excursions

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Helicopter Tours You can pick up a helicopter tour of the city at the Heliport on Urca Mountain (the first stage of the gondola to Pão de Açúcar). A short trip of about ten minutes (R$200–300) takes a quick spin around Pão de Açúcar, the Cristo monument and Copacabana. Longer trips take you all the way up or down the...

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Sao Paulo to Rio Via the Coast: Rio-Santos Excursion

Jan 13, 11 Sao Paulo to Rio Via the Coast: Rio-Santos Excursion

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It may seem ironic that between Brazil’s two largest and most industrial cities is a coastline of unparalleled beauty and variety with some of Brazil’s finest beaches. Spanning the 429 kilometers of coastline are beaches and tropical islands, both urbanized and semi-deserted. Some areas are practically unknown and...

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Brazilian Carnaval (Carnival): Not Only in Rio de Janeiro

Jan 09, 11 Brazilian Carnaval (Carnival): Not Only in Rio de Janeiro

Posted by in Blog, carnaval, Excursions

Carnaval in Salvador, Florianopolis and Rio Most people think of either Rio de Janeiro or Salvador for Carnaval festivities. Indeed, these two cities host two of Brazil’s most all-out, over-the-top Carnaval celebrations. But to complete the list, you’d have to add the Carnavals of Recife/Olinda, and Florianópolis. By far the...

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Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro: A Beginner’s Guide

Jan 09, 11 Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro: A Beginner’s Guide

Posted by in carnaval, Excursions, Rio, Where to Go

If you asked people all over the world to name three things related to Brazil, about 98% would have Carnaval in their list. The biggest party in the world, Carnaval continues to draw international crowds to the many festivities across the country. Most people want to come to the Mecca itself…to the party of parties…to Rio de...

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Tips for Snorkeling in the Parrachos of Northern Brazil

Jan 04, 11 Tips for Snorkeling in the Parrachos of Northern Brazil

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Parrachos are clusters of rocks in the ocean, usually found in shallow, sandy areas. They are rich in sea life and perfect for fishing and snorkeling. Brazilians also call these formations piscinas naturais, or natural pools, because the rock formations leave large pools between them. The pools usually have soft, sandy bottoms....

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Arraial d’Ajuda: Excursions

Feb 21, 10 Arraial d’Ajuda: Excursions

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Excursions available in Arraial d’Ajuda are pretty much the same ones available in Porto Seguro. Whether you book your excursion in Porto Seguro or Arraial is just a matter of comparing prices and options. Some agencies in Arraial are just re-selling an excursion that leaves from Porto Seguro anyway, so be sure to ask about the...

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Snorkeling & Scuba Diving in Brazil, Best Diving Locations

Dec 26, 08 Snorkeling & Scuba Diving in Brazil, Best Diving Locations

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Brazil’s official tourism advocacy group, EMBRATUR (EMPresa BRAsileira, de TURismo), has recently declared Scuba Diving as one of nine principal tourism categories in Brazil. If nothing else, that means they recognize the value and importance of diving as an attraction in Brazil. With over 7000 kilometers of coastline, numerous...

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The Ocean Liner Cruise is Back In Style

Jun 25, 08 The Ocean Liner Cruise is Back In Style

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If you’ve never been the type to take a cruise ship vacation, now may be the time to consider it. The cruise experience has changed considerably in the past decade and today there are cruises to fit every budget, lifestyle and interest. Cruising down to Brazil is an exciting way to see the eastern coastline of South America....

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