Taking up almost half of the South American continent Brazil is large and diverse enough to spend a year travelling around, though unfortunately the average vacation is not quite as long. From samba music on the beach to the green Amazon delta, multimillion metropolises to undiscovered tribes in the rainforest, Brazil is blessed with a stunning diversity of contrasts.
Deciding where to go very much depends on personal preferences , a rented car will be useful tool in helping reach various destinations. The big cities of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Florianopolis, and Salvador are located along the Atlantic coast, and the Latin American buzz and sunny attitude are truly special. Rio de Janeiro is stunningly set in a bay, surrounded by dense forests, green mountains, and pearly white beaches. The huge statue of Christ famously rests above the city on Mount Corcovado, and a cable car will take you to the top of the hill. Though samba is prevalent year-round in the streets of the city the famous Rio Carnival in February is a spectacle of a whole other dimension. Thousands of dancers compete in a dance-off between samba schools, and the city doesn’t sleep for four days.
Brazil’s biggest asset in tourism is its countryside, most of all the Amazon Rainforest. All other rainforests worldwide put together do not reach the Amazon Rainforest in size, and there is no other place on earth that has a higher species diversity. Covering territory in nine Latin American countries this is a magical natural wonder and a unique experience which cannot be captured on camera. Numerous national parks watch over the world’s green lungs, and they will also provide information and guided tours into the fascinating world of the rainforest. Best tourist infrastructure is found in such parks as Cantão State Park and Mamiraua. Another natural wonder is the Iguazu Falls on the eastern border to Argentina. Spread out over 2.7 km (1.7 mi) no less than 275 falls drop up to 82 m (270 ft), making Niagara Falls look almost unspectacular.
As far as logistics are concerned a journey through Brazil requires some preparation. The western part of the country is well accessible with lots of highways linking all the cities and even small towns, making it relatively convenient to travel around in a hired car. Large parts of the Amazon Rainforests are entirely inaccessible, though highways lead to bigger towns like Manaus, Santarém, and Boa Vista. Rental cars are available from 21 different cities, and the CarDelMar offices will help you select a suitable car for your trip, ensuring you are well-prepared for all eventualities.
CarDelMar wishes you a pleasant stay in Brazil with car hire.