Author(s): Dilwyn Jenkins
Your holiday starts the moment you open the guide ..."The best guide available. Packed to the brim with colour photos, maps and essential information." - "Reader review". From fantastic beaches and buzzing cities to the wild Amazon rainforest, discover this captivatingly diverse country with this essential guide. Use the 3D models and cutaways to party your way around Rio and explore colonial architecture in the Northeast cities of Salvador, Sao Luis and Olinda and party. You can clue-up on the basics, from the capital of the Amazonas - Manaus to incomparable natural wonders including the inland semi-arid area of the sertao and the huge swampland of the Pantanal, full of alligators, birds and the occasional anaconda. And don't forget a visit to the futuristic city of Brasilia, a marvel of 1950s design. Enjoy the diverse flavours of Brazil with scenic walks and thematic festivals, with sights, beaches, markets and festivals listed town by town.This guide includes a comprehensive selection of hotels and restaurants and full-colour detailed maps that will ensure that your visit to this exotic country is one you'll never forget. It is the winner of the "Guardian" and "Observer"'Best Guide Books' Award and "Wanderlust Magazine" Silver Award for 'Top Guidebook'.