BrazilJanuary 8, 2013 in Brazil ⋅ ☀️ 35 °C
Day 19-21: Santa Cruz + Pantalon, Colombia to Brazilia:
My rating: Try to get going. Don't wast time there ...
Day 19-24: Corumba/Pantanal, Brazil:
My rating: Could be kind of fine. But gadventures didn't make much out of it. Or better - our tour guide wasn't much of a help.
Day 25-26: Iguassu Falls + chopper flight + speed boat ride, Brazil:
My rating: fantastic ... don't miss it! Travel to Iguassu Falls, on the 3-way border between Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. In order to see the falls properly you need to view them from both the Brazilian and Argentine sides. The Brazilian side offers the grand overview, the Argentine side a closer look. Sit back and soak in the stunning beauty and raw power that is Iguassu, or take a boat tour directly into the spray of the falls. At Iguassu there are 275 individual falls in all, spread over a 3km (almost 2 mile) area. Some are over 80m (2642 ft) in height, making these cataracts both wider than Victoria Falls and higher than Niagara; in 1986 UNESCO declared the region a World Heritage Site.
Day 27: Itaipu Damm (Paraguay) and gaucho restaurant, Brazil:
My rating: interesting . Der Itaipu-Staudamm in Südamerika produziert so viel Strom wie zehn deutsche Kernkraftwerke. Der Preis für das Megaprojekt ist jedoch hoch: Tausende Ureinwohner haben ihre Heimat verloren, riesige Regenwaldflächen wurden abgeholzt oder verschwanden in den Fluten.
Day 28-29: Paraty, Brazil:
My rating: Paraty is great but touristik. We head north to the quaint colonial town of Paraty, an architectural gem famous for its churches. Located on Brazil's Costa Verde or "Green Coast," UNESCO World Heritage Paraty is known equally for the cobblestone streets and cafés of its historical centre, the natural beauty of its surroundings and its excellent cachaça. 125 miles from Rio de Janeiro, on the edge of picturesque Ilha Grande Bay, Paraty is a lovely colonial town.
Day 29-30: llha Grande Brazil:
My rating: Ihla Grande you shoun't miss as well. After a visit to Paraty, head out to one of the picturesque, laid-back islands on the coast, llha Grande. Relax and walk the clean sand beaches or bathe in the warm waters of this island paradise.
Day 30-32: llha Grande + Rio de Janeiro Brazil:
Back on the mainland, a dramatic road then takes us north along the coast through superb scenery before rounding the cliffs at Vidigal, where we get our first glimpse of one of the most memorable cities in the world Brazil's ocean-side jewel, Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy any free time by exploring the wonders that this city has to offer from our centrally-located hotel in Copacabana or take an optional city tour. „God made the world in six days, the seventh he devoted to Rio“, so say the Cariocas, residents of this beautiful city.
Day 34-43: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:
My rating: Rio is kind of overrated - 5 days will do! But don't miss Sugar loaf and Corcovado with Christ the Redeemer. The brilliant, white beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, deep blue waters of the Atlantic, luminescent green of Guanabara Bay and bare blue slopes of the Sugar Loaf mountain combine to give Rio one of the most stunning cityscapes in the world. Standing over it all, atop Corcovado (Hunchback) mountain, is the huge statue of Christ the Redeemer, symbol of Rio and the best place from which to appreciate the city. Superb panoramic views of the city and area can also be found from the top of the Pao do Açucar (Sugar Loaf), reached by cable car.
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