Highlights of Brazil

About Brazil

From carnival to Copacabana and caipirinhas, Brazil is a dazzling place to visit.

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.

Here are some highlights from five of the country's most colourful cities.

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