Activities in Brazilian nature

Bird watching
With almost 1800 species of catalogued birds, Brazil is one of the world’s best places for birdwatching. Either in the incredible Amazon forest, Cerrado, Chapada Diamantina or Chapada dos Guimarães, the sky is always colorful with birds of all sizes and colors.
Pantanal is another marvelous place. The region is full of water and with almost 700 species of birds, such as the famous Tuiuiú. The Atlantic Rainforest, which extends from the South to the North coast of Brazil, should also be seen.

Bóia cross
On a buoy in the shape of a tire, the Bóia cross is one of the funniest and most exciting activities that can be done on the Brazilian rivers. Places like Bonito, with its crystalline water, has perfect water flowing for this kind of activity.
The Bóia cross is usually done on rivers full of fish. The forest that surrounds this water flowing is another attraction: there are not only many species of plants, but also many birds and animals that go there to drink water.

Canyoning
The activity consists in rappelling down a waterfall. You can practice canyoying in almost all the regions of Brazil and especially in the area of the Chapadas. The paradisiacal Chapada Diamantina and Veadeiros are one of the most beautiful places where you can practice this kind of activity.

Canoeing
Canoeing and kayaking are practiced along the coast and on many rivers, and it shows the peculiar and the unmistakable natural attractions of the country. On the coast of the state of Paraná, for example, it’s possible to row next to dolphins while you see the preserved forest in each curve and islands.
In Brazil it’s possible to choose between the peaceful bays along the coast as well as awesome downhill on the voluminous rivers of the whole country.

Caving
With an ancient geologic formation – some regions are almost 600 million years old – Brazil is just like a dream for the ones who like to go caving. There are caves all around the country and they can be visited in Bonito, Chapada Diamantina and many other destinations.
You can also go rappelling and scuba diving in crystalline lagoons inside the caves. The beauty of the stalagmites and stalactites is unique.

Climbing
If you like climbing, Brazil is the right destination for you to have this kind of adventure. With many places around the whole territory, the activity always comes with astonishing landscapes.
The rocks, like the ones on the region of Cerrado, for example, are perfect for a complete integration between man and nature.

Kite surfing
Idealized on the 80s, Brazil is perfect for practicing kitesurfing. Along the whole Brazilian coast the wind is always favorable for the ones who love practicing it. With a board fixed to your feet and the kite arc-shaped, it’s possible to make the most extreme maneuvers.
From Jericoacoara – one of the best places for this activity in the country – as well as the other beaches of the northeast region – to the south of the country, like the Conceição Lake, in the city of Florianópolis, it’s easy to have fun on lakes and waves of the country.

Mountainbike
You will find tracks with the most beautiful sceneries which extend for kilometers and in all states of Brazil. Largely practiced in the country, mountain biking is the perfect combination if you like adventure and astonishing landscapes.
With perfect tracks for the beginners and even for the advanced ones, the mountain biking can be done on short tracks as well as long distances through places almost never explored.

Off road
Travelling on a four-wheel vehicle to visit the beauties of Brazil is one of the most pleasurable activities. Going along inhospitable places and visiting small communities and the exuberating nature, the off-road is for the ones who like adventure.
Dry places like the Brazilian northeast and also destination like Jalapão, Itacaré and the Estrada Real provide adventure for the ones who want to travel around the most extraordinary landscapes of the country.

Rafting
Rafting in Brazil is simply amazing. You can practice rafting over the huge Cataratas do Iguaçu, a place considered one of the most beautiful places of the world.
In Jalapão, that mixes red dunes and an untouched landscape, there are rafting expeditions that take you to completely wild places. The activity can also be done in beautiful coastal regions, like Itacaré, and in many other destinations of the country.

Rapel
Going down big rock walls surrounded by native forest and other amazing landscapes is one of the most practiced activities throughout the country. It’s possible to go rappelling in hallucinating sceneries like Chapada Diamantina, Chapada dos Veadeiros and Chapada dos Guimarães.

Boat trips
Travelling by boat   in a typical embarkation is one of the most interesting ways of getting in contact with the local culture and the natural beauties of different regions.
Pantanal, with its wetlands, and Amazon, a paradise of rivers and forests, are some of the destinations where this kind of activity is practiced. Coastal regions, such as Paraty, Ilha Grande, Ilhabela or the paradisiacal Fernando de Noronha, also have boat trips.

Sandboarding
The amazing sandbording is one of the most popular activities of the northeast region and also in many other parts of the country. On a board similar to the snowboard, the activity consists of going down along dunes, which mixes a bit of surfing and skating.
In many places the attraction has one more thing: huge mountains of sand that goes along refreshing lakes of clean water.

Scuba diving
In Brazil there are many destinations for scuba diving both in salt and fresh water. The most famous for salt water diving are the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha and the beaches of Recife.
In the southeast region you will find incredible destinations for this activity such as Ubatuba, Ilhabela, Angra dos Reis, Paraty and Rio de Janeiro.  A unique destination for flotation (snorkeling) in fresh water is Bonito. You can also scuba dive in crystalline rivers and lagoons in Chapada Diamantina.

Surfing
Headquarters of many international competitions of surf, Brazil has perfect beaches from North to South. You can find good waves in different regions: Ubatuba, on the coast of São Paulo, Fernando de Noronha in Pernanbuco and Itacaré in Bahia. In Brazil you will have the chance to surf on beaches completely paradisiacal and some of them were never touched by man.

Tree climbing
The tree climbing, also called in Brazil arvorismo, is a recent activity, but it’s becoming more popular each day. The activity, which was created by the researchers that needed to move from tree to tree, consists of walking through huge and green trees, maintaining in equilibrium on suspense tracks and also bridges.
The mixture of concentration and contact with nature is one of the most interesting things of this activity that provides you with a unique view of the forest. Today the tree climbing can be done in lots of places, like Florianópolis, in Santa Catarina, and in Bonito, in Mato Grosso do Sul.

Trekking
Any destination in Brazil is perfect for trekking. With hallucinating landscapes (always different from each other), the country is becoming one of the best places in the world for practicing this kind of activity.
In Brazil, the choice is yours: you can go trekking on one of the most beautiful beaches in Fernando de Noronha, in trails surrounded by huge mountains with the shape of a table in Chapada Diamantina, Chapada dos Veadieros or Chapada dos Guimarães, through the rich diversity of Atlantic Rainforest or along the 850 km of the historical Estrada Real.
The options are so many that it becomes impossible to describe. Consult our operators for more information about all the tour options.

Safari
With beautiful landscapes and a rich fauna and flora, the Brazilian safaris show you a unique diversity only seen here. With trips that take only a few days and some other that are longer, this activity is practiced on inhospitable regions like Jalapão, which astonishes the visitors with its huge red dunes and transparent rivers.

Wildlife
With a diversity that astonishes even the most experienced adventurer, Brazil is the ideal place for the ones who want to visit different places and also see the exotic species of animals.
The interesting thing is that you can always combine the animal watching with other activities, such as trekking and canoying. You can always see big animals – such as Capivaras, jaguars, alligators – in Amazônia, in the Chapadas, in the beautiful coast or in the only desert of the country.

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