After Mexico, Brazil is the second most visited Latin American country. The country is home to numerous natural marvels, scintillating nightlife and much more. Atrip to Brazil is exciting, entertaining and full of surprises. There is simply so much to do and so many adventures to follow that you will be literally spoilt for choice. But before you plan anything exciting you need to sort out the travel necessities as directed by the Brazilian government for foreign nationals.
In the last few years, it has become comparatively easy to travel to Brazil, especially if you are from the US, Australia, Canada, and Japan. All you need is the Brazil eVisa that doesn’t require you to visit a Brazilian consulate or follow any lengthy formality. The Brazil visa application is nothing but an online form which can be filled in a few minutes and submitted along with a valid passport. With this Brazil e visa, you can stay in the country for up to 90 days and is valid for three years. Brazil tourist visa application for US citizens is very simple. Foreign nationals residing in other visa-exempt countries you do not need a visa to enter the country. The visa-exempt countries are all of the EU nations, Argentina, Russia, Mexico, New Zealand, and Turkey. Brazil doesn’t have any visa on entry policy so if you are not from any of the countries mentioned above, you will need a proper visa issued by the Brazilian consulate.
Memorable Adventures in Brazil You Cannot Miss
Once you have sorted the travel requirements for visiting Brazil, you next should know about all the fun and adventurous things you can do in here. There are quite a handful of things that Brazil has to offer in terms of adventure tourism. Let’s take a look.
Rio’s Hang Gliding
For a bird’s eye view of one of the most spectacular cities of the world try out hang gliding while in Rio de Janeiro. All you need is a leap of faith to run off the edge knowing that the ground is over 2000 feet below. But once you are gliding towards the São Conrado beach, you can catch a glimpse of the breathtaking beaches and rainforest that surround the city of Rio.
Dune Buggies at Natal
You must stopover at Natal which lies in the country’s Atlantic coast to enjoy some of the best beaches. Apart from getting tanned in these beaches, you must also take a buggy ride at the Dune State Park and climb sand dunes that reach as high as 30 feet. You can hire a buggy for four days and explore the many beaches and its sand dunes all by yourself. We tell you, it’s quite an experience.
Snorkeling and Deep Sea Diving at Fernando de Noronha
If you have diving and snorkeling in mind while planning your trip to this country you have to visit the small archipelago called Fernando de Noronha in northeastern Brazil. There are 21 small islands here which are also home to a national marine sanctuary. You can gaze endlessly at a wild dolphin colony that has a permanent residence here or go deep under the water to see turtles, reef sharks and many other tropical fishes in their natural habitats.
Trekking trip to the Amazon
A visit to this beautiful South American country is incomplete without taking an exciting and adventurous trip to the Amazon. Home to varied species of plants and animals, the Amazon is as exciting as it is dangerous. While it is definitely a perilous endeavor to step foot on this rainforest, a guided and planned trip can help you check out all the amazing flora and fauna. Though the Amazon spreads across 9 countries of the continentincluding Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia, 60% of the rainforest is in Brazil which also has the best access to the forest.
Imagine staying in eco-lodges in a wetland where you are surrounded by the marvelous creations of Mother Nature? We are talking about you taking a trip to the Pantanal Wetlands which is also known as one of the world’s largest wetland regions. It is located near the Bolivian and Paraguayan borders at the far-eastern part of Brazil. You can truly experience bio-diversity here and if you connect with flora and fauna at a primal level, the Pantanal Wetlands is just where you should spend your next vacation. Home to over 1000 species of birds, 400 types of reptiles and fish and over 300 mammals, there is a lot to explore here.
Skydiving at Boituva
Skydiving is one of those adventurous sports that is considered an ultimate adrenaline-pumping activity that should be tried by all those who love such sports. While you can go for skydiving in many parts of the country, the experience you will have at this small city called Boituvain Sao Paulo state is out of the world. Also called the Mecca of Brazilian skydiving, it has the best resourcesand is also home to the National Skydiving Centre, the largest skydiving facility in the country.
Swimming in Freshwater Lagoons of LençóisMaranhenses
How exciting will it be to swim in a pool of freshwater under the clear blue skies knowing that the stress of work and deadlines will not hound you here? That’s exactly what you can feel if you take a trip to the LençóisNational Park between June and October. During this time of the year, there is crystal-clear water in the lagoons and after hiking around the surrounding dunes, this is a perfect relaxation.