Adventure tourism in Brazil: if you're looking for travel and adventure, we'll help you decide the best destination to spend your vacation

If for you a really good trip cannot lack a little emotion, this text was prepared with your next destination in mind. We know that Brazil is a country full of natural beauties and great places to visit, however, where to go for a adventure travel?

We list 19 options that can attract you when planning your itinerary. Each of these places has its own particularities, it all depends on what you want to have fun with. Interested? Then check out our guide to adventure tourism in Brazil.

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Destinations in Brazil for those who love adventure tourism

Chapada dos Veadeiros waterfalls

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To start our list of adventure tourism, could not miss the Chapada dos Veadeiros waterfalls, which are famous throughout the country. The region is home to numerous waterfalls, among the most famous are Santa Bárbara, with the formation of a natural pool, and Capybara, surrounded by canyons.

Mount Roraima

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Mount Roraima, on the border between Brazil and Venezuela and Guyana, is one of the most popular destinations for trekking. The place is ideal for tourists looking to mix travel and adventure, as the climb to the top can take a few days and you have to prepare to follow along. Some even call the route “expedition”, as it requires strong preparation and contact with nature.

Trekking in Itatiaia National Park

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The Itatiaia National Park is one of the places to venture in Brazil and is located on the border between Rio and Minas Gerais. The site offers several options for trekking, waterfalls and mountains to visit. However, the most famous activity is the route through the trails, passing through many rocks and climbing to reach the highest peaks. On some hills the path is more difficult, but it's just a matter of preparation.

Trekking in Chapada Diamantina

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The long walks through Chapada Diamantina are the great attractions of the place, which is a point of adventure tourism in Brazil. The recommendation is to go with the help of tourist guides so you don't get lost, especially in areas with more dense forest. However, the regions are quiet, such as Vale do Pati, famous among tourists.

Parachute in Boituva

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As soon as we think about adventure tourism we have already related to Boituva, a great place to jump with a parachute. The region is home to the National Skydiving Center, so if you want to live this radical experience, this is the ideal place. Remembering that you can choose the jumping modality, whether in a group or alone with an instructor.

Route of Emotions

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Have you considered visiting three of the most visited destinations in Brazil at once? THE Route of Emotions offers you this option and also makes your trip full of adrenaline. Passing through the Jericoacoara National Park, the Parnaíba Delta Environmental Protection Area and the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, you can experience the real adventure tourism.

Presidente Figueiredo Amazon Waterfalls

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At Presidente Figueiredo Amazon Waterfalls house everything you need on your vacation. Some need a trail to get there and still have violent waterfalls. Others are quieter, but with several rocks and native forest around. Remembering that some have space for camping in their vicinity.

Kitesurfing in Jericoacoara

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Kitesurfing is the new extreme sport in fashion. AND Jericoacoara it is the best point to practice it, because in addition to guaranteeing a tour of the region, the strong winds allow you to learn a totally new activity. This is one of types of adventure tourism that is worth a try.

Boat trip in the Amazon

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Have you ever thought about taking a boat trip between the famous Rio Negro and Simões? But not only that, a boat trip in the amazon allows for walks through the forest and visits to several indigenous tribes. THE adventure tourism is present at every stop on the boat, where you can discover the riverside beauties.

Paragliding in Rio de Janeiro

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Who never dreamed of having a panoramic view of the wonderful city? Do paragliding in Rio de Janeiro It's almost a must for adventurers visiting the region, the flight lasts around 10 minutes, but choose the places you want to fly over carefully before jumping! A great tip: prefer flights under the beaches.

Rafting in Brotas

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Another one of the places adventure tourism in SP It's sprouts, the capital of rafting. But in addition to the experiences in the wild rivers, you can also practice several other activities such as climbing the waterfalls, kayaking, diving in springs, zip lining, quad biking and much more.

Aparados da Serra Canyon

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The Aparados da Serra National Park is part of the adventure tourism in Brazil, in which its most famous attraction is the Itaimbezinho Canyon, one of the largest in the Americas and much sought after by tourists. In the region, in addition to enjoying the views, you can also go hiking, biking on the trails and bathing in the Rio do Boi.

Terra Ronca Caves

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A mysterious tour is done by the Terra Ronca Caves, which are numerous, but all have huge stalactites, pillars and rocks inside. Since, some streams of water end up entering and invading the environment, making the view even more beautiful. However, to enter and enjoy all this tour, you need to have your own precautions and equipment, so it is considered an attraction of adventure tourism.

Trekking back to Ilha Grande

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In Rio de Janeiro, the trekking back on Big Island, one of the most famous hikes in Brazil. A mixture of beaches and mountains may be ideal for you, as the route passes through open regions and through some trails within the Atlantic Forest. The time can vary according to your mood and pace, but overall, it takes about 7 days.

Trekking in Lençóis Maranhenses

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A mixture of mobile dunes with idyllic lagoons is the constant view of the trekking through Lençóis Maranhenses. In general, the walk through Lençóis Maranhenses National Park lasts around 5 days, passing through local villages and the famous crystalline lagoons, such as Azul and Bonita.

Expedition in Jalapão

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Adventure destinations in Brazil. Photo: Rodrigo José Fernandes / Wikimedia Commons

Similar to Lençóis Maranhenses in terms of dunes, the expedition in jalapão It takes place in the Jalapão State Park and passes through several beaches, rivers, waterfalls and “deserts” of sand. It is a adventure tourism, because it takes a certain time and requires camping, but the routes and day packages can vary according to the client's wishes.

Anavilhanas National Park

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THE Anavilhanas National Park is located in Rio Negro and is part of the destinations of adventure tourism in Brazil. There you can interact and swim with the red dolphins, go to the beaches, make land and water trails. The environment is great to get in touch with nature and observe the local flora and fauna.

Trekking Serra Fina – SP/MG/RJ  

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This route is only recommended for those who already have experience in trekking and are in good physical condition, because it requires a lot of energy. OTSerra Fina rekking passes through big Brazilian mountains and lasts about 4 or 5 days, but be prepared to face tall vegetation and a little cold in the camp.

Mamanguá bag

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THE Mamanguá bag is a full plate for those who are looking travel and adventure on the beach. Located in the Paraty region, you can enjoy kayaking, rowing, snorkeling and many others, as well as exploring the trails of different levels, some of which lead to the highest peaks in the region.

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