Brazil

The World’s Most Amazing Two-Week Trips

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None of the trips I’m about to highlight take more than two weeks to complete.

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Three Days in Rio de Janeiro

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It’s difficult to deny the amazingness of Rio de Janeiro, whether you’re looking down onto the city from Corcovado mountain, sipping caipirinhas on Ipanema Beach or traipsing through colonial Santa Teresa.

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The Best of Brazil in Three Weeks

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Follow this itinerary exactly for a standalone three-week trip to Brazil, or use it as a framework for the Brazil portion of your larger South America trip.

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30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Brazil

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Brazil is a country where danger lurks around every corner, but you dance to meet him; where nothing works, but everything feels so damn good.

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Salvador, My Savior

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After a tumultuous time in Rio and a tiring trek in the Lençóis Maranhenses, three days in charming Salvador, Brazil was just what the doctor ordered.

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The One Place You Have to See Before You Die

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With miles of rolling sand dunes separated by colored lakes, capped off by the bluest skies you’ve ever seen, Brazil’s Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is the ultimate bucket list destination.

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The Psychology of My Return to Rio

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I’m going back to Brazil to see places I missed the first time, from seaside sand dunes to slave cities. But I’m also righting a profound wrong.

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Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro

Finding the Right Stretch of Beach in Rio

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There is no definitive “best” beach in Rio de Janeiro, so focus instead on matching your tastes and preferences to the stretch of coastline that’s best suited to you.

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