Could you recommend somewhere interesting and safe to go in Brazil?
I will be travelling from Posadas (Iguazu Falls) to Brazil. This will be an additional stop off on my RTW trip, as I am trying to find somewhere else to go for one month after visting Argentina/ Chile. I am going to Argentina/ Chile for 2.5 months in Jan 07, which I think may be long enough to see all I want to see, but I would be too early to visit my next stop off which is Fiji, as I need to go here in May as the weather is meant to be bad up until then!. Therefore I am looking for help on where I could go in Brazil.
I am hoping someone might be able to offer me some advise on Brazil, best place to go!
[ Edit: Edited at Oct 17, 2006 5:07 AM by carolinak ]
The border region with Bolivia/Paraguay is nice (Pantanal, Bonito, north to Brasilia), but it's time-consuming to get there since roads across pantanal are few and far between. The coastline of Curitiba is beautiful, but a month on the coast would be way too long for me.
You might want to go to Paraguay. I haven't been there myself, but people tell me it's nice; also read Snatterand's blog. You could do the following (an itinerary I've been wanting to do for ages):
Pto Iguazu - Ciudad del Este - Asuncion - boat to Concepcion - ponta Porã - Brazilian Pantanal
One month in Brazil, summer! Wow, I don't know where to start!
If you are in the falls, I agree you should go to Pantanal. There's a resort called Pousada Rio Claro that is just marvelous.
It all depends on your budget. Brazil is as huge as stunning. If you can travel by plane, consider Rio de Janeiro, Buzios, Salvador (and the paradisiacal beaches around Praia do Forte and Costa do Sauipe), Natal, Maceió, Recife, Fortaleza...countless options.
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If you can travel by plane, consider Rio de Janeiro, Buzios, Salvador (and the paradisiacal beaches around Praia do Forte and Costa do Sauipe), Natal, Maceió, Recife, Fortaleza...countless options.
If you want SA to stay more or less like it is, best NOT travel by plane on routes where ground transport is available. This is obviously a bit difficult for intercontinental flights, but domestic and intracontinental should be avoided; it's definitely an irresponsible mode of travel. But I concur; the places Tony mention are both beautiful and interesting.
You're right Neils, flights should be avoided whenever there is an alternative transport mode available. It is also true that lack of time and huge distances sometimes don't let us a choice, specially in South America where distances are gigantic. So, in this case i'd like to add 2 comments:
-To Caroline: ground transport can take you to great places in the South of Brazil. Again, Pantanal and Bonito if you like the forest. If you prefer the sea, try Florianopolis. If you still want to head north, follow the coast and visit as many cities as time lets you.
-To Neils and whoever reads this forum: we need to act with responsibility as regards environment, and share our concern as Neils wisely did. Thanks to him I did my research today and became more aware and involved. Nevertheless, since this is a travel site and we all love travelling, visiting remote places, meeting different people...there are 3 concepts we should demand and defend: Renewable energy, Energy efficiency, Forest restoration. At least, when a plane is the only option, let's avoid flying at night and on winter time.