Author(s): Alex Robinson
People-watch on the pristine beaches of Rio, spot all manner of rare wildlife along the waterways of the Pantanal and explore the lush forest and breathtaking waterfalls of the Goias Cerrado. Footprint's sixth edition of the "Brazil" guide is the perfect companion for the adventurous traveller wanting to get the most out of South America's largest and most diverse country. Jam-packed with information about the country's eclectic carnivals, passionate sporting events, vast biodiversity and spectacular scenery, this guide also provides up-to-date recommendations on where to eat and sleep and how to get around this vibrant country.This guide is brimming with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from dune-trekking in Olinda or birdwatching in Minas. It provides great coverage of Amazonia and the adventure travel scene including caving, canoeing, scuba-diving, hang-gliding, para-gliding and many more.
It includes comprehensive listings on the country's most enticing scenes and activities, from Mardi Gras celebrations in Rio to the traditional parades and hippy festivals in Cidade de Goias and Bahia, plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget. It includes a full-colour planning section to inspire travellers and provide practical advice to help find the best experiences.