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A trip to a Cocoa Farm in Bahia, per our insider advice.

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Brazilian Places to Know

As experts on the country, we can give you plenty of insider advice. This is where the Aventura do Brasil team shares its experience.

Brazil is known in the world for cocoa and chocolate, among other things. But before the cocoa flower becomes the cocoa fruit and finally the beans become delicious chocolate, many steps are necessary. If you want to expand your knowledge of chocolate in Brazil, especially before a trip to Brazil highly recommended, then read on!

Tiradentes was a Brazilian rebel and freedom fighter who fought for justice and independence from the Portuguese crown. He owed his nickname Teeth Puller to his profession: dentist. The National Holiday commemorates this important national hero and his struggle against Portuguese colonial rule.

Brasília was designed on the drawing board in 1956 by then President Kubitschek in collaboration with architects Oscar Niemeyer and Lúcio Costa and built in just three years. The center of Brasília has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. An exciting destination for culture and architecture enthusiasts!

The major city of Curitiba is known for its highly efficient urban planning, which was developed in the 1960s and has made Curitiba one of the most sustainable cities in the world. Back in 1996, it was named the most innovative city in the world. If you want to be inspired by innovation on your Brazil trip, be sure to include a visit!

Today, we have a special tip for you! The Rota 174 in the north of Brazil offers beautiful landscapes with a mixture of savannahs and Amazon forest, caves and grottos. Even more, you can fully immerse yourself in Brazilian culture. Read for yourself how enchanting the diversity of fauna and flora is at the destinations along the Rota 174!

If you enjoy hiking, why not visit one or more of Brazil's many long-distance hiking trails on your Brazil vacation! We've compiled a selection of our best-of long-distance hiking trails in Brazilian nature reserves. From mountains and rainforests to dune landscapes and beaches, it's all here and waiting to be explored!

January 30, 2023

Jaú National Park is the fourth largest forest reserve in Brazil and the third largest park of intact tropical rainforest in the world. The area has an incredible number of plant species and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is ideal for hiking, canoeing and especially for boat expeditions. The untamed wilderness of Jaú National Park will surely touch you!

There are numerous Statues of Christ around the world, but none is as famous as the Cristo Redentor in Rio de Janeiro. However, due to a daring project by a small southern Brazilian town, the Cristo Redentor is now no longer the largest statue in Brazil. Learn more about the new biggest Cristo Protetor here!

Anyone visiting Brazil and especially Recife should not miss a trip to the "Instituto Ricardo Brennand". The museum is a cultural institution in the metropolis in the northeast of Brazil and a non-profit organization. It stands out not only for its diverse collection, but also for its beautiful park.

Solo traveling is trendy and offers a very different travel experience than traveling with a steady companion. But is a trip to Brazil something for solo travelers? Definitely! Even though Brazil doesn't boast the lowest crime rate in the world, a solo trip in Brazil offers amazing opportunities. One thing is for sure, you will never be on your own in Brazil!