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Eco-tourism in Brazil

Trekking, snorkeling, immersing oneself in nature ... Eco-tourism is booming. Read here to learn about available novelties and offers.

September 05, 2022

Brazil possesses a huge area and varied vegetation zones, from rainforest and savanna to mountainous landscapes. But nature is not only interesting for international tourists. Brazil's soil is very rich in minerals. The soil is also very valuable for agricultural corporations, like for the cultivation of soy.

The Pato Mergulhão is one of the rarest birds in the world and an heraldic animal of the Brazilian Cerrado. Here, we would like to present the rare “diving duck” which was spotted in only three Brazilian states within the last decades. With a lot of luck, you might see the Pato Mergulhão on your Brazil holidays!

For many travelers to Brazil, a little dream may come true when they spot a wild turtle on one of the country's many beaches. This is still possible today due to the important work of the organization “Projeto Tamar”. The animals were almost extinct in the region a few decades ago but could recover in recent years.

Due to strong population growth, the greater São Paulo area has become one huge urban complex with more than 20 million inhabitants. Food insecurity, especially for poorer families, is a consequence of this rapid growth. The non-profit association "Cities without Hunger" has taken on the problem.

Brazil is a country of superlatives. It is the largest country in South America and the most biodiverse country on earth. Brazil also ranks first in the recycling of aluminum cans and PET bottles, with rates of over 98 percent. But how does waste disposal actually work in this gigantic country as a whole?

Soy milk, soy sauce, soy oil, tofu, and the schnitzel on our plate. All of these products contain soy, whether directly or indirectly. But who doesn't know the soybean? Brazil is the world's largest producer of soy and exports a large part of its harvest to China and Europe. Learn more about the controversial topic in our article!

About 100 kilometers from Manaus lies the Anavilhanas Archipelago, the second largest river archipelago in the world with more than 400 islands. It is an impressive labyrinth of islands, river channels, and trails. Anavilhanas Park, recognized as a Natural Heritage of Humanity, has an impressive flora and fauna to discover during a Brazil vacation.

Deep in the interior of the country, some regions make every hiker's heart beat faster. These include the Chapada dos Veadeiros in the federal state of Goiás, right in the heart of the Cerrado. Until now, less than ten percent of the area was officially open to visitors, but in 2021 the park added another hiking trail: the Sertão Zen.

Brazil is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of flora. The diversity of climate, relief, and soil provide unique biodiversity with over 56,000 different species of native plants, which, according to the Brazilian Institute of Forests, represent an important national heritage. We show you some today!

If you only think of the Amazon when you think of Brazilian rivers, you'll be proven wrong when you look at the map and discover enormous streams. Brazil's rivers are not only important trade routes and provide habitats for people and animals, but they also connect different biomes and landscapes and form the basis for an impressive natural environment.