Brazil is the largest country in South America that contains nearly 60% of the Amazon rain forest and actually covers three time zones. There’s a lot to like about Brazil but you need not bother to brush up on your Spanish with Portuguese being the official language of the country.

The Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro watches over the country and is listed as one of the seven Wonders of the World. With its diversity of wildlife and ecosystems, Brazil is a mecca for those wanting to experience its great tropical rain forest.

Time your trip right and when you get tired of the wilderness, join in the most famous festival in the world, Rio Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

Wherever we go, we always have a beaten up guidebook, local phrasebook, and weatherproof map in our backpacks.