Brazil is a country in XXL format … the fifth largest planet – with an area of 8,547,403.5 square kilometers and around 200 million people, it is larger than the total area of Europe and about 200 times larger than Switzerland. The diversity of the Brazil has impressed even the most seasoned tourists. Full of natural wonders will inspire, even electrify you, amidst a backdrop of breathtaking beauty.
Endless tropical rain forest and gigantic masses of water that is Amazon. The diversity of the fauna of the Amazon is fascinating and unique at the same time: 1,800 bird species, 250 species of mammals and over 3,000 species of fish are located here. Many species of this exuberant diversity are not even cataloged to date!
In addition, modern science has discovered that in the Amazon „hides the world’s largest supply of medicinal plant species“! It is also the largest oxygen reservoir in the world and fifth all fresh water on our planet comes from there.
The Pantanal is the largest wetland in the world. With an area of 240’000m2, it is the largest reserve of the Americas with a unique animal paradise, as large as Holland, Belgium and Switzerland!
In this unique natural paradise, there are an estimated 665 species of birds, no doubt more than in all of the birdwatchers in Europe could ever discover. The Pantanal has become the largest deposit of Hyacinth Macaws in Brazil and it is a very important habitat for the endangered giant otter. Among the approximately 123 species of mammals are the predators jaguar, puma and ocelot, and their prey such as marsh deer, peccaries and capybaras, the largest rodents in the world, which can grow up to 70 kilograms. Further, there are at least 2,000 species of plants, 269 species of fish, reptiles, among which 35 million alligators and a variety of insects. The Jabiru Stork is the symbol of the Pantanal.
In this area lies a nature reserve: the National Park Pantanal Matogrossense is 1350 km² and the largest protected area in the world. In 2000, UNESCO proclaimed the national park and three adjoining private reserves of the Brazilian environmental organization Ecotropica (total area 1878 km ²), a World Heritage Site.
One of the seven wonders of the world are the powerful and world- famous waterfalls of Iguaçu. This National Park is located west of Parana, on the border with Argentina.
The magnificent waterfalls have made Parana famous worldwide. Impressive groups of falls, totalling 277, plunge down from an average height of 60 meters. From trails and bridges some falls can be seen up close – the Devil’s Throat (Garganta do Diabo). Overall, one of the greatest natural spectacles on the planet. This park is an enormously impressive experience, it offers hiking, trekking, boating and bird-watching tours to admire a very diverse wildlife .
Far from the tropics, lies the National Park „Lençóis Maranhenses“, a desert that can be described as truly unique. The dune area – a result of the constant winds, ocean currents and the motion of the waves – is covered to the horizon with sand dunes and spacious, secluded beaches for more than 90 kilometers along the rugged coast of Maranhão. Another special feature is the amount of rain that falls here during the year: about 300 times more than in the African Sahara desert.
For the lovers beachside parties and big cities, there are Copacapana and Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro, or Mole and Joaquina in Florianopolis, in the State of Santa Catarina. These are perfect backdrops to host the happy, beautiful and tan people who come to enjoy the sea or try their luck with the countless other things to do. In short: 365 days of sunshine and over 8,000 km of beaches, including over 101 dream beaches!