Nothing better than getting in touch with nature and renewing energy to continue with the routine that modern life offers us. Brazil has one of the richest biodiversity in the world, its 8.5 million km² occupy almost half of South America and cover several climatic zones – such as the humid tropics in the North, the semi-arid in the Northeast and temperate areas in the South. Evidently, these climatic differences lead to great ecological variations, forming distinct zones and attractions in the 4 corners of the country: the Amazon Forest, the largest humid tropical forest in the world; the Pantanal, the largest floodplain; the Cerrado of savannas and forests; the Caatinga of semi-arid forests; the fields of the Pampas; and the rainforest of the Atlantic Forest. In addition, Brazil has a marine coast of 3.5 million km², which includes ecosystems such as coral reefs, dunes, mangroves, lagoons, estuaries and swamps.

With so many tourist options, it is even difficult to choose the next destination, we have separated some places that stand out for offering tourists a direct contact with nature. Check out the list of attractions and start planning your next trip!

Novo Airão – Amazonas

Located just 180 km from the state capital Manaus, it is known for being the gateway to the wonderful Anavilhanas Archipelago, considered the second largest river archipelago in the world, with about 400 islands where it is possible to have direct contact with the animals and the most incredible landscapes of the Amazon. Another strong point of the region is the interaction with the pink dolphins, one of the biggest tourist attractions in the state.

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Pantanal – Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul

One of the richest ecosystems in Brazil, the Pantanal stretches across the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul. Due to its importance and ecological diversity, the region is considered by UNESCO as a Natural and World Heritage Site. The Pantanal ecosystem is very diverse, housing a large number of animals that live in perfect ecological balance. To explore the region, receptive agencies offer activities such as safaris, night focus and boat trips.

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Chapada dos Veadeiros – Goiás

Getting more and more famous, Chapada dos Veadeiros is becoming a common destination among Brazilians looking for days of peace and natural beauty. The easy location of the National Park, about 260 km from Brasília, helps the region to receive tourists to know the beautiful waterfalls that the park and its surroundings offer. Among the dozens of falls, waterfalls such as Santa Bárbara with waters so crystalline that they seem to be a lie stand out.

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Santo Amaro – Maranhao

A dream of many tourists, the Lençois Maranhenses National Park is a tropical desert located in the state of Maranhão bathed by hundreds of lagoons formed by the rain that invades the region during the months of February to June. Many tourists come to the city of Barreirinhas to explore the incredible desert through boats and 4×4 cars. A little further away is the city of Santo Amaro, the difference is that the municipality is a few kilometers from the National Park, and you can even get there on foot! Undoubtedly the best way to discover the attractions of the region.

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Bonito – Mato Grosso do Sul

The country's number 1 ecotourism destination is located in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. There would be no better adjective for the name of the city, Bonito is famous for all the nature that surrounds it. Crystal clear rivers, waterfalls, caves and sports activities make the destination one of the most famous in the country.

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Foz do Iguaçu – Paraná

Visiting the Iguaçu Falls is an unbelievable experience, through hiking on trails in the middle of the forest or boat rides it is possible to know the immensity of waterfalls of the Iguaçu River on the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The Iguaçu Falls receive more than 1 million visitors a year, being a destination known worldwide for its beauty.

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Caraiva – Bahia

Considered by many to be the most beautiful of the Discovery Route destinations, in the south of Bahia, Caraíva is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Caraíva River, this paradise peninsula is part of the environmental diversity of the Monte Pascoal National Park, a milestone for the arrival of the Portuguese to Brazil. With its 600 inhabitants, Caraíva grows to receive its numerous national and foreign tourists who seek peace, privacy and beauty. Its sandy, car-free streets, beautiful beaches, traditional houses, campsites, cozy inns and good restaurants attract people who integrate with nature and seek to preserve the environment.

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Ilha Grande – Rio de Janeiro

The largest island in the bay of Angra dos Reis, Ilha Grande has more than one hundred beaches – among them, some of the most beautiful in Southeast Brazil, such as Lopes Mendes, Aventureiro and Cachadaço. The archipelago, however, offers more than idyllic settings. The crystal clear waters are home to rich marine life; the trails through the Atlantic forest that lead to the coves also reveal rivers and waterfalls; and the rustic atmosphere is guaranteed by the informality of Vila do Abraão, the center of the island, and the absence of cars – to get there, only by boat, departing from Angra or Mangaratiba, in a journey of about an hour and a half.

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Fernando de Noronha – Pernambuco

When landing in the Brazilian archipelago, in 1503, the Italian navigator Américo Vespucci said the famous phrase: “Paradise is here”. And he wasn't wrong. Fernando de Noronha, formed by 21 islands and only 17 square kilometers, exudes natural beauties, with clear sea waters, golden sand beaches and wide biodiversity. The district, which belongs to Pernambuco, is divided between APA (Environmental Preservation Area) and National Marine Park, and has been considered a Natural World Heritage Site since 2001 by Unesco.

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Chapada Diamantina – Bahia

Chapada Diamantina brings together various natural and cultural attractions, in the heart of the State of Bahia. The right itinerary for those looking for peace and tranquility or for those looking for history and adventure. The vast Atlantic Forest, flowering fields and endless green plains share the landscape with touches of caatinga and savannah. Immense walls, gorges, canyons, grottos, caves, rivers and waterfalls complete the scenery of rare beauty of Chapada Diamantina, one of the most beautiful destinations in Brazil.

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Jalapão – Tocantins

In the state of Tocantins, there is a natural paradise of unique beauty: Jalapão, one of the main routes for those who practice ecotourism and adventure tourism. The region is a place of permanent discoveries. In the middle of the transitional forest between the cerrado and the caatinga, where undergrowth similar to savannahs predominates, waterfalls, crystal-clear rivers, rapids, large plateaus and rock formations of varied colors and shapes appear. In this scenario, golden sand dunes stand out, with up to 30 meters high, which led to the place being called the Jalapão desert. It would be a desert, if Jalapão were not also a paradise of the waters and a place where the presence of flowers and exotic animals stands out. An invitation to contemplation and adventure.

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Jericoacoara – Ceará

The small village in the municipality of Jijoca, 300 kilometers from Fortaleza, is the perfect place for the peaceful vacation you've always dreamed of. With incredible natural beauties and year-round sunshine, Jericoacoara – or simply Jeri – has a cozy atmosphere, with a rustic feel, dunes, sea, lagoons and mangroves. The right destination for those who love to sail and practice kite and windsurf, it has strong and constant winds. Barefoot, after all, shoes don't match the unpaved and sandy streets, discover delicious restaurants, participate in parties and shop at handicraft stores. The most famous attractions are Pedra Furada and Duna do Pôr do Sol, where you will enjoy the unparalleled spectacle of the sun setting off by the sea.

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São Miguel dos Milagres – Alagoas

São Miguel dos Milagres, is located 108 km from Maceió, on the north coast of the state of Alagoas. The city is located approximately 5m above sea level. All majestic with its calm and crystalline waters, the destination presents itself as a true natural pool providing tourists, in addition to delicious baths, the practice of free and autonomous diving, especially on Porto da Rua beach, the most sought after by tourists.

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