Embark on a once in a lifetime adventure as you cruise to Brazil. Discover a country rich in history, culture and contrasts, from stunning beaches to bustling commercial cities it is a place where the diverse and spectacular are the norm.
Most cruises depart from the city of Sao Paulo, the commercial heart of Brazil and one of the largest coffee exporters in the world. Here you will be able to pick up a bargain from the popular street markets, sample the local cuisine or experience the true passion of Brazil, Football!
Undoubtedly the most popular destination on a Brazilian cruise is Rio de Janeiro, famous for its wild beaches and Carnival celebrations. Take a cable car up to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for a view you will never forget looking down on Ipanema, Copacabana and the famous art-deco statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado. Stroll down the mosaic-tile pavements of Ipanema or Copacabana where shopaholics will fall in love with the quirky boutiques offering bargains, enjoy a cold drink in a beachside cafe and be sure to sample the great cuisine Rio has to offer, meat lovers won't want to miss visiting a churrascaria, where freshly grilled meats are served to your table on long swords!
If relaxing on a sundrenched beach with a cocktail in hand sounds like your idea of heaven then ports such as Buzios and Porto Belo are for you. Buzios is a beach-lined peninsula jutting out into the sea and its 20 different beaches are frequented by the rich and famous, offering everything for the water sports enthusiast Geriba Beach is the perfect destination. Porto Belo is a much more relaxed affair, once just a small fishing village its quaint town features a string of beachfront shops, enjoy one of the boat tours on offer where you can explore one of the many stunning beaches.
Other ports of call on a cruise from Brazil include Ilheus, tucked in a hidden bay this colonial seaport offers miles of secluded sandy beaches and coconut groves, here you can discover chocolate heaven as you visit an old cacao plantation. Walk the cobblestone streets and visit colonial houses as you call at Salvador da Bahia a city rich in history and African culture and Nature lovers will enjoy the green mountainous island of Ilhabela where most of the island is a state park reserve with pristine beaches and untouched rainforest. A cruise to Brazil really does offer something for everyone!