The scope for adventure activities in Brazil is as enormous as the country itself. The mind-boggling natural diversity lends itself perfectly to thrill-seekers and the beautiful scenery acts as a perfect backdrop.
Rio enjoys arguably the most spectacular location of any city in the history of mankind, and the best way to appreciate the natural splendour is with a bird’s eye view. Tandem hang gliding from the neighbourhood of Sao Conrado is a hugely popular activity.
Natal is located on Brazil’s Atlantic coast and is the hop-off point for some of South America’s most beautiful beaches. It’s also surrounded by Dune State Park, a fluctuation of sand dunes which reach heights of 30 ft. The best way to explore either is with a dune buggy.
Brotas is located in the state of Sao Paulo and is fast becoming known as one of Brazil’s adventure hotspots. This is largely due to the raging torrents of the Jacare Pepira River, which make for some world-class white water rafting.
The Iguazu Falls, located on the border of Brazil and Argentina, make Niagara look like a lethargic brook. These monumental cascades boast the greatest average annual flow of any waterfall in the world, and if you’ve got some cash to spare the most unforgettable way to see them is by helicopter.
There are plenty of places that you can skydive from in Brazil, including Rio, but one of the best is the small city of Boituva in the state of Sao Paulo. It’s home to the National Skydiving Centre, the biggest facility in the country, and has been described as the Mecca for Brazilian skydivers.
The Pantanal, located in the far east of Brazil near the Paraguayan and Bolivian borders, is one of the largest tropical wetlands in the world. It’s home to an extraordinary diversity of flora and fauna, particularly birdlife, and one of the most exciting ways to explore it is by kayak.
Fernando de Noronha is a volcanic archipelago sprinkled some 200 miles off the coast of Brazil. Apart from being spectacularly scenic and a designated World Heritage site, the region is famous for being one of the best scuba diving and snorkelling sites on the planet.