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Discover Guided Tours of Brazil

| Articles | March 26, 2008

Most people don’t think of South America went they think of going on vacation. Even so, there are guided tours of many

places on this continent that will provide you with an adventure of a lifetime and will allow you to see things few venture

forth to see. Adventure guided tours of Brazil may be just the South American location for you.

Most guided tours of Brazil begin in Rio de Janeiro, the largest city in Brazil. After getting you settled, your tour guide

may begin by taking you on a spectacular two-stage cable car tour of the Sugar Loaf Mountain. At the top of the mountain,

you’ll need to have your camera ready to take mountaintop pictures of Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana Beach and the lovely

Guanabara Bay.

While still in Rio de Janeiro, many guided tours will take you to see the sights of the city, including a visit to the H.

Stern Gem Factory-the largest jewelry factory and store in the world. You may also visit the Corcovado Mountain, ascending

the mountain by means of a cog railway. At the top, you’ll have a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro from the site of the

statue of Christ the Redeemer, sitting 2,300 feet above the city.

While in Rio de Janeiro, many guided tours will introduce you to traditional Brazilian cuisine, shopping areas, music

venues and areas for further shopping and sightseeing on your own.

Another common site for guided tours of Brazil is Foz do Igua, the fourth largest city in Brazil, located in Southern

Brazil. There you will see the stunning Iguassu Falls, a waterfall with a flow capacity equal to three times that of

Niagara Falls. The falls marks the demarcation between Brazil and Argentina. Perhaps you’ll stay in a hotel overlooking

the waterfalls.

Many guided tours offer you the opportunity to spend a couple of days at the waterfalls, including walking tours of the

Brazilian side of the falls and a motor coach tour of the Argentine side of this spectacular place. You can walk through

the Foz do Igua National Park with views that take you to spots directly over the falls-including one called the “Devil’s

Throat”.

Take an early morning flight out of the falls area, where many guided tours of Brazil will take you to Manaus, in the heart

of the Amazon River valley. You may stay at a hotel on the Rio Negro just before it meets with the more expansive Amazon

River.

Guided tours of this area of Brazil would be remiss if they failed to take visitors on an actual Amazon River tour. So hop

on an Amazonian riverboat for a day-long tour down the Amazon River. Many such tours will let you stop off for an amazing

hike through the jungle and a picnic lunch in this pristine area of Brazil.

Guided tours of the city of Manaus are also available, where you can see the Indian Museum, the municipal market and a

famous Italian opera house. Then it’s off to fly to Brasilia, Brazil’s planned, national capital. You’ll go on a lovely

tour of the city, including the President’s residence, the Military Ministries, the Itamaraty Palace and many other sites

of interest.

Other guided tours will fly you into Salvador da Bahia, where you’ll take a historic tour of this site of colonial

architecture. You’ll visit the Solar do Unhao, a restored colonial mansion where you can dine in the slaves quarters.

There are many sites and attractions to see on guided tours of Brazil. Allow yourself at least two weeks to see and

discover all that Brazil has to offer.

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