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Copacabana beach

Party like a local in marvellous Rio de Janeiro

Destination: Rio de Janeiro

Rio is famous for its beaches, its beautiful people and its nightlife. If you want to party, you've come to the right place

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Street party next to the famous Lapa arches. Credit: Alicia Nijdam

The Rio thing: samba lessons for free at a Lapa street party

Destination: Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is renowned for its beaches, its bars and its effervescent carnival – but you haven't experienced Brazil until you attend a street party in Lapa, the city's bohemian hub

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A jaunt into the depths of the Amazon Rainforest from Manaus

Destination: Manaus

Brazil's Manaus is the perfect place to begin your trip into the jungle. Once there, grab your camera, don your raincoat and bear witness to the array of ecological delights in the Amazon Rainforest

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Awesome: the Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls: a South American must-see

Destination: Foz de Iguacu

Iguazu, Iguassu, Iguaçu... however you spell their name, these awe-inspiring waterfalls on the border of Brazil and Argentina can justifiably claim to be the most spectacular in the world

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The first sight of the Amazon in Belem

A journey in the Amazon: piranhas, dolphins and hammocks

Destination: Belem

Dolphins, storms, caimans, hammocks, knife-throwing: it may still be a tourist backwater, but there's nothing boring about journeys in the Brazilian Amazon

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Amazon view

Let the Brazilian Amazon bring out the native in you

Destination: Manaus

A trip up the Amazon in Brazil can be an exciting, safe and luxurious adventure. All you need is a good camera and enough mental energy to take it all in. The Indian guide comes in handy too...

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Tracking caymans and convicts on an Amazon cruise

Destination: Amazon River

Steve McQueen (as Papillon) had a hard time escaping Devil’s Island. Maybe he should have booked a Silversea cruise – the ultra-luxury way to travel from the Caribbean to the mighty Amazon river

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Iguacu Falls

The Devil will get you at Iguacu Falls

Destination: Parana

One of the top 10 natural wonders of the World, the Iguacu Falls are simply a must-see, never-forgotten experience for anyone going to Brazil and Argentina

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Fortaleza Canyon

The grand canyons of Brazil

by Giovana

Destination: Brazil

If you're going to Brazil, make sure to head to the south of the country, where you can see stunning canyons and beautiful waterfalls and experience the life of the local gauchos

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Church in Morretes

Brazil by rail: Curitiba to Morretes

Destination: Parana

For most of us, commuting by train is unpleasant. Not in the Brazilian state of Parana: the three-hour trip from Curitiba to Morretes just happens to snake through the breathtaking Atlantic rainforest

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