People-watch on the pristine beaches of Rio, spot all manner of rare wildlife along the waterways of the Pantanal, and explore the lush forest and breathtaking waterfalls of the Goias Cerrado. This seventh edition of Footprint's Brazil guide is the perfect companion for the adventurous traveler wanting to get the most out of South America's largest and most diverse country. Jam-packed with information about Brazil's eclectic carnivals, passionate sporting events, vast biodiversity, and spectacular scenery, it also provides up-to-date recommendations on where to eat and sleep and how to get around this vibrant country.
Alex Robinson is a writer and photographer based in Brazil and the UK and has worked for numerous magazines, publishers and broadcasters, including Departures, Condé Nast, The Financial Times, Wanderlust, the Discovery Channel and the BBC. He is married to Gardênia from Minas Gerais and they have a son called Raphael. For more information, see alexrobinsonphotography.co.uk.
Planning your trip; Essentials; Rio de Janeiro; Sao Paulo; Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo; Iguacu Falls and the south; Bahia; Recife and the northeast coast; Fortaleza; The Amazon; Brasilia, Goias and Tocantins; The Pantanal; Background; Footnotes
There are few countries as beautiful and vibrant as Brazil. In the Amazon, virgin forest stretches unbroken for more than 2500km in every direction. The table-top mountains of the interior are covered in medicinal plants and drained by mineral-rich rivers that tumble through gorges and rush over spectacular tiered waterfalls, up to 3km wide.