Brazil is the fifth largest country in the World, it occupies approximately half of the land of South America. Discover the colourful city of Rio de Janeiro with its famous beaches, the magical Iguassu Falls, the lush Amazon rainforest, the Pantanal with its incredible wildlife or the explore the Atlantic Forest with its abundant birdlife.
The country is divided into five different topographic locations:
The highlands are shared by the Neighbouring countries like Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana. The region is characterised by forested mountain ranges, waterfalls and clear white-water rivers. Brazil’s highest point, the Neblina can be found here.
The region is determined by the Amazon River, which is the most extensive river system in the World. The area features a vast rainforest, undulating hills, wetlands and oxbow lakes.
The Pantanal is an extension to the Grand Chaco plain. The land of marshes and swamps which were created and kept alive by the overflow of the upper Paraguay River during the rainy season. It is probably the best place to see jaguars in the wild and it is also an excellent birding destination.
The Brazilian Highlands cover around half of the country’s territories. The region includes steep cliffs, rolling hills, rock outcrops and flat-topped plateaus. The maximum elevations of the region are below 3,000 metres.
The Atlantic lowlands are covering only a tiny part of Brazil. The area is covered by floodplains, sand dunes, swamps, and lagoons and beautiful white sandy beaches.